Sri Lanka

An incredible island in South Asia, Sri Lanka is the type of destination that takes diversity of landscape and wildlife to a level beyond compare.

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A fascinating mixture of cultures, languages and ethnicities, Sri Lanka has long been an overlooked place that, once discovered, turned into an irresistible holiday spot whose uniqueness attracts more and more tourists, year after year.

Originally known as Ceylon, up until 1972 when it gained its independence, this small former British colony has gained huge amounts of popularity over the last decades and that comes as no surprise since it’s one of the top five places worldwide in terms of biodiversity. Therefore, for the wildlife enthusiasts and not only, Sri Lanka will not only be a fresh breath but moreover a life-altering experience. From herds of elephants to soft, sandy beaches, lush green plantations and countless other amazing attractions, this remote paradise opens a door to a world we often forget even exists: where people embrace nature and nature embraces them back.

Sensorial Experience

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You could travel to the exotic Sri Lanka for its wild animals only and it would be perfectly worth it. With superb national parks like Yala, Uda Walawe or Wilpattu hosting many of the endangered species in the world, such as blue whales, elephants, leopards and buffalos, Sri Lanka never ceases to amaze. For the best beaches you have ever lounged on, head to Tangalla. Then hop on a train and enjoy stunning panoramas of lush vegetation and spectacular rainforests or green tea plantations, go surfing, admire the fascinating interiors of the Dambulla Buddha caves, the authentic temples or crystalline waterfalls, or simply mix and mingle with the welcoming locals in one of their bars, discos or casinos for a taste of the local nightlife. With so many options at your disposal, once you are there, you are definitely going to have the time of your life.

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It can be the resounding trumpet-like calls coming from a huge herd of elephants bathing in mud. Or the dawn chorus of lovely Flowerpecker joining Barbets and Sunbirds in a charming song welcoming the new day. The rhythm of the drums guiding the dancers’ moves around a log fire by the beach. Or a heavy metal tune by Stigmata or Paranoid Earthling screaming through the open windows of a teenager’s bedroom. Whatever it might be, Sri Lankan sounds are at least as diverse as local landscapes.

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With spices ingrained in its history, Sri Lanka abounds in anything from turmeric to cinnamon, vanilla, lemongrass or cardamom, all permeating the air of local households. Then comes the hunger-inducing aroma of curry leaves, the smell of fish as you drive past by the market stalls in a tuk tuk, the strong scent of burning incense and the absolutely enchanting perfume of jasmine flowers. This is what we call an overwhelming olfactory experience, something you’d want to bottle and take home with you.

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A trip to the tropical Sri Lanka would not be complete without a feast on its delicious cuisine abounding in flavours and colours. With strong Indian influences due to its proximity, this paradise island will tempt you with exciting mixes of rice, coconut and spices to die for. For dessert, indulge in the vast array of tropical fruit- rambutan, pineapple, mango and papaya; sip some coconut water or Ceylon tea and get in the party mood with a glass or two of palm wine. Enjoy!

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A wonderful cocktail of astounding landscapes, superb wild animals, vibrant atmosphere and exotic food, Sri Lanka gives you all the good vibes, enchants you and surprises you moment after moment. Your holiday here will feel like a cinematic adventure through some of the most beautiful views this world has to offer, a time to unwind, relax and experience. It’s a journey of self-discovery through appreciating what nature has best to offer. Open your eyes wide and your heart wider, Sri Lanka is revealing its treasure chest to you.

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