Trains, Beaches and Curry with Rice - What we love about Sri Lanka.

Perched just above the equator, balmy, tropical Sri Lanka is a lush tropical paradise. Often overlooked by tourists, this small island packs a punch when it comes to travel experiences. From beautifully atmospheric ancient ruins to exotic temples with friendly and moving ceremonies, Sri Lanka delivers those moments that make you rave about a destination.

But delve just a little deeper under the surface and you’ll see that Sri Lanka is more than just a beauty queen. Recently divided by war, Sri Lankan’s are surprisingly friendly and welcoming. The charm of Sri Lanka was no more obvious than on their fantastic train rides. Apart from the delightful quaintness, a train journey in Sri Lanka takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes you’ll find anywhere. But to really get a taste for Sri Lanka, you can’t go past their fantastic food. Combined with spicy coconut sambal and a multitude of other additions, a Sri Lankan curry is pure travel joy. Cheap, tasty and effortless. Much like Sri Lanka itself.


WHY GO TO SRI LANKA?

From crazy bus rides to iconic train journeys; delicious local food in sublime scenery and ancient treasures, Sri Lanka is full of memorable experiences. Here’s our list to help inspire your wanderlust.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE SRI LANKA

Need help pulling it all together? Our itinerary contains a detailed day by day breakdown of what to do, how to do it and all the costs of our 10 days in Sri Lanka.

WHY GO TO SRI LANKA?

From crazy bus rides to iconic train journeys; delicious local food in sublime scenery and ancient treasures, Sri Lanka is full of memorable experiences. Here’s our list to help inspire your wanderlust.

HOW TO EXPERIENCE SRI LANKA

Need help pulling it all together? Our itinerary contains a detailed day by day breakdown of what to do, how to do it and all the costs of our 10 days in Sri Lanka.

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