Top 10 Sri Lanka Experienceswith Experience Travel Group
Who better than our pals at Experience Travel Group – which specialises in designing boutique holidays for curious travellers – to point you towards the island's top 10 adventures? This is your cue to hop on a seaplane across the coast, to take the scenic train, to go on a boat safari, to discover Jaffna islands and to meet the locals, from expert chefs and friendly farmers to knowledgeable Veddha guides.
To include any of these experiences as part of your tailor-made holiday in Sri Lanka, please contact Sri Lanka specialists, Experience Travel Group.
1. Farm village experience
A truly off-the-beaten-track experience, allowing you to gain an insight into rural village life in Sri Lanka as you travel by tuk-tuk and tractor, meeting farmers along the way.
2. A scenic train ride through the Hill Country
Board one of the most scenic train rides in the world as you wind through the hill country, passing by lush tea plantations, remote villages and gushing waterfalls.
3. The islands of Jaffna
Venture up to the lesser visited area of Jaffna in Sri Lanka’s extreme north and out to the largely uninhabited islands, passing through a wonderful, haunting landscape, giving you the feeling you have reached the ends of the earth!
4. Boat safari in Gal Oya National Park
The only experience in Sri Lanka that allows you to spot wildlife from the water, a safari by boat through Gal Oya is a unique way to immerse yourself in the animals’ habitats.
5. Abode Homestay + trekking in the Knuckles Mountain Range
Set in the heart of the scenic Knuckles mountain range, Abode is a responsibly managed tourist programme aiming to preserve a village community, with wonderful trekking opportunities, making it ideal for the more adventurous traveller.
6. Colombo city walk
A passionate local guide opens up the cultural heart of Colombo to you as you discover the historic colonial gems, giving you an authentic insight into the capital.
7. Travel by seaplane from the east coast across the country
Not only can you lower travel times by flying to your next destination in Sri Lanka, but it’s a scenic way to get around. The flight from the East Coast is particularly beautiful and you can admire the coastline from a unique perspective.
8. Veddha walk through Mahiyanganaya
In the company of a Veddha guide, get an insight into the lives of Sri Lanka’s indigenous people as you listen to stories about their lives both past and present and learn how they are attempting to preserve their heritage.
9. A unique stay at the Mudhouse
One of the most unique properties in the country, The Mudhouse provides thatched hut-style accommodation blending harmoniously into the surrounding natural environment. Here you can live amongst nature, get a glimpse into real rural Sri Lankan life and enjoy authentic food.
10. Cooking class and Galle Fort walk
Begin your day with a hands-on cooking class using fresh ingredients and clay pots over a fire stove to learn the local way to prepare your lunch. Enjoy the fruits of your labour before setting off on a walk through the peaceful old fort area of Galle with your expert local guide.
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