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This time we' re taking you to Sri Lanka, a wonderful island country in Asia, rich in history, culture and breath-taking landscapes. Its beaches are long and untouched and the verdant nature will be a beautiful surprise. The coastal area of Hikkaduwa is famous for its amazing coral reef populated by several colorful fish species, which make it the perfect destination for snorkelling and scuba diving. The country's most beautiful beaches include Jaffna and Casuarina Beach.

But Sri Lanka, former Ceylon, is not only about beaches, even if they are extremely charming. The country also boasts several natural parks and protected areas, where lush and diverse vegetation is inhabited by endemic animals. Bundala, Yala, Ude Walawe, Wasgamuwa and Nuwara Eliya National Parks are all unmissable destinations for a family safari. At Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage you will meet the huge Asian elephants and get the chance to help cleaning them, learning more about the projects to save them from extinction: an experience that will impress even the most skeptical of visitors. 

Sri Lanka is also strongly connected to its traditions and past: the great cities, such as Colombo, Kandy and Galle, clearly show that modernity hasn't replaced mysticism. You will see it in the temples, in the religious buildings and the Buddha statutes. In Kandy you will come across the Temple of the Sacred Tooth, hosting a copy of a Buddha's relic which is also an important religious center. Dambulla Cave Temples will charm you with their decorated walls and holy statues, while history will reign supreme at Sigiriya rock, an ancient fortress in the shape of a lion, from whose top you can admire breath-taking views, and in Galle, famous for its Dutch Fort, where you can still feel the colonial atmosphere of the old Portuguese, British and Dutch rule.

During your holiday or tailormade tour in Sri Lanka do not forget to taste local dishes. Traditional courses are quite spicy, influenced by both Indian and Western culture. Curry is used as seasoning for many meat and fish specialities, which are also accompanied by rice and papadam, a seasoned pancake. Foods are often cooked in coconut milk, which is also a common drink. Some other famous beverages are the refined Ceylon tea, palm wine and arak, a spirit. Finally, stroll in the typical local markets where you can buy precious handicraft products and get in touch with the local population, always ready to smile to visitors.

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  • Tour of Sri Lanka - Guesthouse explorer trail and holiday sachini-ratnapala Travel proposals

    Tour | 15 days | No flight

    Tour of Sri Lanka - Guesthouse explorer trail and holiday

    Discover fabulous Sri Lanka, a little gem of Asia, with its rich cultural heritage and beautiful natural landscapes! This unique tailormade holiday and tour will make you visit all the main attractions of the country, getting a unique insight on its diverse culture and history. Furthermore, all throughout the trip you will be staying in comfortable cosy guesthouses that will make your vacation even more memorable. Here are the highlights of your tailormade trip and tour: Visit Dambulla ...

    Visited places: Negombo, Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella, Tissamaharama, Tangalle, Galle


  • Luxurious tour in Sri Lanka to discover its wildlife sachini-ratnapala Travel proposals

    Tour | 16 days | No flight

    Luxurious tour in Sri Lanka to discover its wildlife

    Sri Lanka, a wonderful island country in Asia, is as small as rich in natural, historical and cultural beauties. During this 16-days trip to Sri Lanka, you'll discover the lush and verdant nature of some important natural parks, the gaudy and unusual colours that characterize the different species of birds, very big animals, as elephants, leopards and water buffalos, but also Unesco World Heritage Sites and colonial cities. This travel itinerary allows you to admire both untouched nature ...

    Visited places: Kotugoda, Sigiriya, Nuwara Eliya, Uda Walawe, Yala, Sinharaja Rain Forest, Galle


  • Tour in Southern Sri Lanka for the whole family sachini-ratnapala Travel proposals

    Tour | 13 days | No flight

    Tour in Southern Sri Lanka for the whole family

    A wonderful vacation with the entire family is waiting for you on the southern coasts of Sri Lanka, in Asia. Take your children on this tour to discover wonderful sandy beaches lapped by peaceful and crystal clear Indian Ocean but also lagoons, fascinating elephants and marine turtles, as well as ancient heritage. During these 13 days you will experience the real Sri Lanka atmosphere, visiting: Negombo, famous for its spectacular beaches and wonderful sea; Pinnawala, where it is possible ...

    Visited places: Negombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Kitulgala, Beruwala


  • Sri Lanka tour and Ayurvedic healing trail holiday sachini-ratnapala Travel proposals

    Tour | 22 days | No flight

    Sri Lanka tour and Ayurvedic healing trail holiday

    Rejuvenate yourself with the ancient secrets of Ayurvedic healing in Sri Lanka, Asia, with this unique tailromade tour and holiday. This is an easy-paced journey that combines Sri Lanka’s ancient cultural heritage with a three-week intense wellness treatment for a range of conditions including stress relief, weight loss, reducing of diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure and other medical problems. Following an initial consultation with an Ayurvedic physician on your first day a ...

    Visited places: Colombo, Dambulla, Kandy, Beruwala


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