Tropical jungles and tea plantation filled hillsides to expansive, sandy beaches there is a lot to explore in Sri Lanka. In this article, we explore our five top tours, each of which provide a unique take on exploring the jewels of Sri Lanka’s natural beauty and scenery.
Sri Lanka offers a range of adventures for visitors to experience. The major city of Colombo is filled with an organised chaos as people rush between places on sometimes overcrowded buses. Rural areas are home to many cultural and historic sites. Visitors and pilgrims alike come to worship and learn about the cultural history of the island. Although there are many man made attractions, there is even more natural beauty to experience in Sri Lanka. To make your itinerary truly special, it’s essential that you carve out some time to experience the spectacular natural wonders Sri Lanka has to offer.
1. Discover Sri Lanka Tour
Hungarian physiologist Albert Szent-Györgyi said that “Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different”. This message is relatable to our experiences in Sri Lanka. Anyone can visit Sri Lanka, and our most popular tour provides visitors with a tasting platter of Sri Lanka to try. On this adventure, each visitor has the opportunity to interpret how they see Sri Lanka’s natural beauty. Although many tours follow a similar route, our tour allows each guest to look at attractions from a different perspective. This tour combines natural highlights with elements of culture and history woven through to allow visitors to discover their own Sri Lankan journey. A highlight is the amazing elephant meeting in Miniyeria National Park. Wind your way through national parks, tea plantations and animal conservation sanctuaries and see some of the best natural environments on this beautify island.
2. Sri Lanka Express
Short on time but don’t want to miss out on the spectacular scenery? Our Sri Lanka Express tour is for just for you. In this adventure we discover incredible landscapes and come face-to-face with the island’s wildlife as you visit elephant and turtle conservation centres and take a jeep safari in the national parks. Visitors clamber up cliff faces in Sigiriya to take in the panoramic views of the surrounding jungles and explore temples built inside natural caves. This tour allows guest to get a sample of the island in a short time and entices visitors back for future visits.
3. Eastern Sri Lanka – Off the Beaten Track
Uncover the hidden gems of the island and reinvigorate your mind and body in some secluded pockets of the island. This tour takes you far from the tourist route and allows you to create your own adventures. The quiet beauty of the eastern coast allows you to swim and snorkel, hike in pristine wilderness, and mix with small local communities. A unique spot along the tour allows you to relax in hot natural springs near Trincomalee to cap off your outdoor experience. Take the trip of a lifetime on Sri Lanka’s eastern coast now before everyone else discovers this secluded paradise.
4. Sri Lanka Family Adventure
Build deeper connections with yourself, your family and nature on a tour designed for families to enjoy together. Embrace the curiosity of your children’s young minds and introduce them to exhilarating white water rafting, hiking and safari-by-boat. Take the slower approach and cycle through paddy fields, stopping to learn about how families care for their farms. After an enjoyable cycle, enjoy locally prepared lunches made from local produce. Experience the beginning of the life of a sea turtle. Learn about how a sea turtle conservation effort saves hundreds of turtles each year. The tour allows families to experience the natural beauty of Sri Lanka at a pace designed for everyone.
5. Ayurvedic Cleansing Journey
The ultimate healing experience for body and mind, Ayurvedic journeys introduces the healing properties of this ancient tradition. There is no better place to experience these treatments than while you immerse yourself in some truly spectacular scenery. Meditate, practice yoga and partake on gentle hillside walks while cleansing and relaxing your whole self.
If you are looking for an adventure that is filled with natural beauty, Sri Lanka is the island for you. As you feel your lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery, the air, mountains, trees and the people of Sri Lanka you will think to yourself “This is what it is to be happy.”