Sri Lanka - Useful information for your trip

Sri Lanka, once known as Ceylon, is an island country in Asia. Because of its particular shape and its proximity to the Indian coast it has been nicknamed India's tear. The climate is tropical, hot and wet all year long, marked by monsoons that determine the trend of rains. 

When you visit this marvelous country you will be surely struck by its beaches, pristine verdant nature, the immense ricefields producing the delicious Ceylon tea  and the warmth of local population. Start from the city of Colombo, admire its enormous skyscrapers, and continue to discover the other fabulous cities. In Kandy you will come across the Temple of the Tooth, an important religious center hosting a relic of Buddha's tooth; in Galle you will find the famous Dutch Fort, a reminder of the colonial period. Finally, beautiful Nuwara Eliya, once a holiday resort for the British settlers, will amaze you with its wild natural landscape, lush plantations, impressive waterfalls and European-style houses. Explore the ancient archaeological site in Polonnaruwa, maybe on a bike, and get lost in history.

Sri Lanka is strongly connected to its past and mystic traditions. Climb to the top of Sigiriya rock, a curious old fort in the shape of a lion, the ruins of an ancient reign dating back many centuries, and admire the breath-raking scenery. Explore Dambulla Cave Temples and you'll be impressed by the statues and religious decorations. Finally, enjoy a safari at Yala National Park, in Minneriya or Uda Walawe. Travel to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and don't miss the chance to approach the elephants: help cleaning them, it will be a unique experience!

The local population will surprise you during your vacation in Sri Lanka: the people are warm, hospitable and always ready to smile. Our local travel experts will be more than glad to help you design your tailormade trip in their magical homeland, or to escort you through cities and colonial atmospheres, long and silent beaches, mountains, plains, rivers and the tea leaves which make the country famous all over the world. All this in a small island, can you believe it?