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Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has it all – a balmy tropical climate, dramatic sandy beaches backed by lush deep green forests that sway to the sound of bird song, high-altitude hill-top hideaways, a diverse array of wildlife, and traditional working tea plantations. With cities and towns bursting with colour, noise, and life, Sri Lanka’s proud heritage is well-preserved and enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Pretty villages and small towns sit sprawling along the coast or hidden deep into the countryside, its varied landscape dotted with important holy sites, temples, and ancient ruins waiting to be explored.
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What our travellers say
Here are some of our favourite places in Sri Lanka
TEA COUNTRY
TEA COUNTRY

Tea is worth USD1 Billion annually. It accounts for 15% of the GDP and employs over 1 million people. It is also regarded as much better than Indian tea. You can visit by train, stay on a plantation and walk through the tea country over several days

COLOMBO
COLOMBO

Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka. This sprawling metropolis is a vibrant city and is an interesting collage of cultural and historical influences. Colombo is not generally considered a destination in its own right, and we usually save it for a day at the end of our journeys.

SIGIRIYA
SIGIRIYA

Built by an exiled King to hide from his brother, Sigirya is a palace built on top of a very big rock. It was abandoned after he died and was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century.TodaySigiriya is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka

GALLE
GALLE

Galle was occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century.The Galle fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers

CULTURAL TRIANGLE
CULTURAL TRIANGLE

This area is home to three key ancient cities; Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Dambulla.Anuradhapura is famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Lankan civilisation dating back to the 10th century BC. Anuradhapura was the capital of Sri Lanka until the 11th century, and is considered sacred by Buddhists; the city is surrounded by monasteries that cover an area of over 16 square miles (40 sqkm).Polonnaruwa has amazing archaeological relics, and the remains of an ancient capital.

COAST AND SUNNY BEACHES
COAST AND SUNNY BEACHES

Paradise for the sun lovers, Sri Lanka has more than 240 kms of coastline with beautiful, luxurious beaches. Swimming, wind-surfing, sailing, canoeing, speedboat racing, diving and viewing the coral of Kandakuliya and Karaitivu.
One of the “must” in this area is to contemplate the age-old catamaran boats still used these days, and the noisy markets after the catch of fish every morning.

Our journeys to Sri Lanka
14 DAYS
ACTIVE SRI LANKA
SIGIRIYA – POLONNARUWA – KANDY – TEA COUNTRY – YALA NP – GALLE – COLOMBO

The Emerald green of Sri Lanka is enough reason to visit this charismatic island. Join Forward Tr...

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$1,842
9 DAYS
ESSENTIAL SRI LANKA
NEGOMBO – POLONNARUWA – DAMBULLA – KANDY – PERADENIYA – HAPUTALE – KOSLANDA - UDAWALAWE – GALLE - COLOMBO

A perfect trip for an avid traveller with a passion for ancient architecture, Heritage treasures,...

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$1,471
14 Days
TREASURES OF SRI LANKA: HISTORY, CULTURE, AND MORE
CULTURAL TRIANGLE - TEA COUNTRY - YALA NATIONAL PARK - GALLE - COLOMBO

The Emerald green of Sri Lanka is enough reason to visit this charismatic island. Visit historic...

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$2,860