Sri Lanka

Island full of cultural history, diverse wildlife and endless beaches

Sri Lanka JOURNEYS

The Shy Smile

Slowly, very slowly the landscape moves past. The train chugs through endless green tea fields, where women in their colorful silk saris swirl like confetti among the greenery. Behind a shy smile hides a warm welcome.

Sri Lanka has everything a traveler dreams of. The diversity of animals in the countless national parks is greater than in many other Asian countries. Buffalo, deer, crocodiles, elephants and even leopards live on this small land in the ocean. It has so much coast that endlessly long beaches are pristine. You only see footsteps when you look back.

In the capital, wide boulevards recall colonialism Colombo . The time this city was in the hands of the British. An old Dutch hospital reveals that the Dutch navigators once moored here. Yet the city has found its own identity with the many small Hindu temples. The Buddhist north is still new for travelers. Not so long ago, this area was torn apart by war. Peace has now returned and visitors are welcomed with the familiar shy smile. Culture and religion mix here in Anuradhapura . The complex of ruins leaves no doubt that this city has lost its power over the island after a thousand years of rule.

And then there is Ella , the most beautiful mountain village on the island. From tea plantation to temple, waterfall and viewpoint; there is a suitable walking path for everyone, a short walk around or a walk at height. Because in the middle of the island are the Horton Plains , who conquers these hills, sees all the beauty that Sri Lanka has to offer at a glance.

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We are happy to offer you a travel proposal that fully meets your expectations. The proposed trips on our website are primarily intended as inspiration, and show only a small selection of the possibilities. Tell us your wishes and let us tailor your trip. We are happy to advise you!

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INSPIRATION FOR Sri Lanka

EXPERIENCE Sri LankaWITH UNTAMED

Gal Oya National Park

Swimming elephants and pristine islands during a unique boat safari on the lake

The cultural triangle

The historic centre, the heart of Sri Lanka

Horton Plains National Park

Sri Lanka's surprise. The Horton Plains are the raw edge of this lovely country

Jaffna

Sri Lanka's fertile peninsula

Kandy

Kandy is in the heart of Sri Lanka. The second city is also culturally the beating heart of the island. And all thanks to the tooth of Buddha

Minneriya National Park

The large water basin of Minneriya National Park is the favorite gathering place of the Asian elephants. The 'Gathering of Elephants' is a daily evening ritual of over 150 elephants

Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura

Bygone times don't always mean faded glory. The ancient king towns of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura are now at least as impressive as centuries ago.

Sinharaja Rainforest

Unique and protected nature reserve

Beaches

Clear blue water on one side and a buffer of palm trees on the other. In between lies paradise: The tropical beaches of Sri Lanka

Tea plantations

The smell of Sri Lanka is trapped in a cup of tea. If you really want to taste the country, drink a cup of tea with a few large scoops of sugar

Train journeys in Sri Lanka

Slowly the locomotive tufts through the landscape. Waterfalls, tea fields, hills and rocks. You don't look at them from a distance, you're in the middle of them. The large open windows are blowing into Sri Lanka

Udawalawe National Park

Herds of elephants in the wild

Wilpattu National Park

Sri Lanka's largest and oldest national park

Yala National Park

Nowhere in the world can you find more leopards than here

Top accommodations in Sri Lanka

Kahanda Kanda

A hidden jewel where culture, wellness & luxury come together

Gal Oya Lodge

Only lodge adjacent to the Gal Oya National Park

Amanwella

Hidden behind the palm tree forest

OUR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

Blees family

Good evening Tryntsje, We are back from a fantastic holiday in Sri Lanka. The entire holiday is well organized from A to Z. Many thanks for this! What a beautiful country, nature, people, culture... Totally fell in love with the country and its inhabitants. All went very well with the children. Our special thanks go to our guide Shanaka Bopearatchy. A very nice guide, knew a lot to tell us, thought along with us. He played a big part in our holiday joy. The driver and co-driver were also very …

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TOURING BY Sri Lanka

We are happy to offer you a travel proposal that fully meets your expectations. The proposed trips on our website are primarily intended as inspiration, and show only a small selection of the possibilities. Tell us your wishes and let us tailor your trip. We are happy to advise you!

We think it is important – especially now – that you are well informed and travelling with a good feeling. In our blog you can read the latest developments.

Curious about our inspiration tours?

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