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Sri Lanka Tours

Famous for its tropical climate and breathtaking spice and tea plantations, Sri Lanka is certainly worth the visit. Explore the Jewel of the Indian Ocean as you discover the breathtaking national parks teeming with wildlife, colonial towns with exotic splendors, steaming jungles, and delicious cuisine. Explore the World Heritage Sites and bask in the beauty of the land as you sip on a cup of the world's finest tea!

Endless beaches, oodles of elephants, famous tea plantations, and delicious cuisine make Sri Lanka a top travel destination!

Sri Lanka is the perfect travel destination if you are interested in gorgeous coastlines, exhilarating adventure activities, breathtaking beaches, tropical rainforests, and world-class cuisine! Discover the Dambulla Cave Temple in Kandy, a hidden wonder that has stood the test of time since the 1st century BC. Explore the Sigiriya Rock Fortress in Dambulla and see the breathtaking plantations near Matale. Pay a visit to Yala National Park to see the exotic leopards, birds, and other species of wildlife along with the monastery. A tropical destination beckoning wanderlust, Sri Lanka is a jewel in the Indian Ocean. The azure waters that surround it, the rolling hills full of lush greenery, the pristine beaches, and the ancient ruins make this teardrop-shaped island nation a visit. Delve into the wonders that make Sri Lanka an irresistible travel destination. Earlier known as Ceylon, you can see expansive tea plantations, abundant wildlife, and rich cultural heritage in Sri Lanka. Whether you're seeking cultural immersion, adventure, or relaxation, it promises an unforgettable journey that will leave you enchanted. Sri Lanka is home to an incredible array of wildlife, making it a dream destination for nature enthusiasts. Experience a jungle safari in one of the country's national parks, such as Yala or Udawalawe, where you can spot elephants, leopards, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. Explore the misty landscapes of Horton Plains National Park and keep an eye out for the elusive Sri Lankan sambar deer and the colorful birdlife. Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where you can observe and even bathe with orphaned elephants. The country has a history spanning over 2,500 years. Suppose you wish to uncover a rich history. In that case, you must explore the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, and admire the magnificent stupas, intricate carvings, and ancient temples that testify to the country's ancient civilizations. A visit to Sigiriya, the world-famous rock fortress dating back to the 5th century, and climbing to the top for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside is an exhilarating experience. Discover the sacred city of Kandy and witness the captivating rituals of the Temple of the Tooth, which houses a revered relic of the Buddha. With over 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) of coastline, Sri Lanka is a paradise for beach lovers. From the palm-fringed golden sands of Negombo to the idyllic shores of Mirissa, there is a beach to suit every preference. Unwind on the secluded beaches of Tangalle or catch some waves in the surfing haven of Arugam Bay. The beach towns of Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa offer vibrant nightlife, water sports, and a lively atmosphere. Snorkel or dive in the crystal-clear waters of Pigeon Island or go whale watching off the coast of Mirissa for an unforgettable marine adventure. Venture into Sri Lanka's central highlands, where rolling hills are blanketed with vibrant green tea plantations. The Nuwara Eliya region, often called "Little England," offers a cool climate and breathtaking scenery. Take a tea factory tour to learn about the tea-making process and sample the world-renowned Ceylon tea. Stay in a colonial-era tea estate bungalow for an authentic experience and immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings. Sri Lanka's vibrant festivals provide a glimpse into the country's rich traditions and religious heritage. Experience the exuberance of the Esala Perahera in Kandy, a grand procession featuring beautifully adorned elephants, traditional dancers, and musicians. Witness the Hindu festival of Thai Pongal, celebrated by the Tamil community, or the Muslim festival of Ramadan, which showcases the spirit of unity and devotion. Sri Lankan cuisine is a compelling fusion of flavors and spices influenced by the country's diverse cultural heritage. It is also inspired by Indian, Dutch, and Portuguese influences, resulting in a unique and flavorful taste. Indulge in various dishes, such as aromatic rice and curry, string hoppers, hoppers, and delectable seafood specialties. Savor the sweetness of tropical fruits like mangoes and pineapples, and treat yourself to the world-famous Ceylon tea or a refreshing king coconut drink. Some of the must-try dishes include hoppers, kottu roti, and string hoppers.Traveling through Sri Lanka, you'll be greeted by warm smiles and genuine hospitality from the locals. Engage in conversations, learn about their customs and traditions, and embrace the island's laid-back lifestyle. Whether exploring ancient ruins, lounging on palm-fringed beaches, or savoring delicious cuisine, Sri Lanka's welcoming spirit will make you feel right at home. In conclusion, Sri Lanka is a treasure trove of natural and cultural wonders. From its ancient cities and UNESCO World Heritage sites to its stunning beaches, wildlife encounters, and vibrant festivals, the island offers every traveler a diverse range of experiences. Sri Lanka is one of those destinations that will steal your heart in a second. Traveling to Sri Lanka also boosts its economy since tourism is a crucial part of the country's overall revenue. A smile that warms your soul, a rhyme that uplifts you, and a dream that enchants you; Sri Lanka is a mix of all!

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Destination Information: Sri Lanka


1. When is the best time to visit Sri Lanka?

Tourists flock in huge numbers from December to mid-April when the climate is pleasant, perfect for a beach vacation or hiking in the hills. The sun is out spreading happiness, and you are able to enjoy your Sri Lankan vacation. Discovering culture, relaxing on the beach, safaris, everything seems perfect. The months from May-November are hot and humid, making them not so feasible for exploring the country.

2. What are the top things to do in Sri Lanka?

Known as the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean," though Sri Lanka is small, its pristine beaches, jungle-clad mountains, and spicy cuisine have a lot to offer. If you are confused, our list of top things to do in Sri Lanka will help you choose the best from the whooping range of experiences.

1. Pay a visit to the Temple of Tooth Relic

Situated in Kandy, the cultural heart of Sri Lanka, this sacred temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. It is the sanctum where the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha has been kept safe for generations. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance as you see the people practicing meditation and chanting. Travelers come here to seek inner peace. In mist-clad hills, it is a great place to rediscover yourself.

2. Discover the Tea Country

Take a journey through the picturesque hills of central Sri Lanka, where the lush tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya and Ella await. Hop on a scenic train ride through the emerald-green terrains, explore the tea estates, and learn about the tea production process. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance, enjoy panoramic vistas of rolling hills, and indulge in a cup of world-renowned Ceylon tea.

3. Don't miss the world-famous Sigiriya

An ancient 200 mt high rock fortress, famous for its massive rock column, has stood by the ravages of time. Also called the Lion Rock, it is one of the most iconic landmarks in Sri Lanka. King Kashyapa built this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is now a feat of engineering for bygone centuries. The fortress has a citadel, ruins of a palace, gardens, the Mirror Wall, the Lion Gate, and many beautiful frescoes, i.e., paintings made in wet plaster on walls. You must climb for an hour or so to reach the top.

4. Visit Yala National Park

When it comes to experiencing the incredible wildlife of Sri Lanka, a visit to Yala National Park is an absolute must. Boasting stunning Sri Lankan scenery, the national park is home to leopards, elephants, deer, monkeys, buffaloes, and colorful birds.  A jeep safari through the green plains and along the lagoons will ensure you spot a lot of wildlife. The best time to visit here is between June to September.

5. Explore the pristine beaches

The country is blessed with gorgeous beaches that cater to every type of traveler. There's a beach, whether you seek relaxation, water sports, or vibrant nightlife. Unwind on the golden shores of Bentota, indulge in water activities in Mirissa, or experience the laid-back atmosphere of Arugam Bay, a surfer's paradise. For a more secluded and untouched beach experience, head to the idyllic shores of Tangalle or Trincomalee.

3. How to reach Sri Lanka from North America?

Flying to Sri Lanka is the best way to travel from the US and Canada. There are regular flights from New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more in the US, and Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and more in Canada to Colombo in Sri Lanka. The travel time can be up to 20 hours or more, depending on the flight you choose.

4. What should you pack for your Sri Lankan vacation?

Breathable clothes for the win! Light cotton clothes, soothing colors, and loose fitted clothes are perfect for Sri Lankan weather. Carry a hat to cover your head and use sunscreen at regular intervals. You can keep beach-friendly clothes if you plan on hitting the beaches. Dress modestly at religious sites. Make sure to remove your shoes and hat when entering a Buddhist or Hindu temple.

5. Is traveling to Sri Lanka safe?

Sri Lanka faced political unrest in the year 2022. The situation has now been improved, and the country is open to tourism again. In fact, they are focusing on boosting tourism and inviting travelers from around the world to explore the country. The peaceful environment has been restored. Sri Lankans are happy, and the tourists are delighted, so it is safe to say that traveling to Sri Lanka is SAFE!

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Sri Lanka Tour Reviews

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Karyn Corbett
Picturesque Sri Lanka
This was a fantastic trip, really too short for everything Sri Lanka has to offer - we got some amazing highlights! The food was awesome, the people were fantastic, and the sights were stunning. Sri Lanka is a country of abundance!
10 August, 2022

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