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Posted on 30 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Top 5 Unexpected Wildlife Destinations
Sri Lanka
Yala
Nicaragua
Iran
Ethiopia
Simien Mountains
Bale Mountains
Argentina
Esteros de Iberá
Wildlife
Adventure
Safari
Look beyond the classic safari destinations to these alluring countries where wildlife may not be the headline act, but deserves to be. From leopards in Iran to wolves in Ethiopia, there’s a whole world of unexpected wildlife out there to discover.   

Posted on 11 January 2017 by Kati Taylor
More for your Money
Sri Lanka
Chile
Argentina
Cambodia
Georgia
Vietnam
Uzbekistan
Travelling in a responsible and cost-effective way is something we can all get behind. Whether you’re exploring the mountains of Patagonia or snorkelling off the Sri Lankan coast, travelling for less always makes your trip a little sweeter. However, it can be tough to reconcile good value with incredible experience - and it’s a shame to sacrifice on either! With this in mind, we asked our local experts for their top tips on getting value for money on the road. Their on the ground knowledge, and local recommendations, can take your itinerary up to the next level…

Posted on 18 November 2016 by Martha Hales
Sri Lankan Culture: Rural life
Sri Lanka
Cultural
Off the beaten track
Sri Lanka is a dream of a destination. Packed with adventure, wildlife and culture, as well as coastal and city attractions, it offers a diverse and vibrant experience. For a real experience of Sri Lankan culture, the best option is to immerse yourself in rural life. Why not slow right down and experience life in a Sri Lankan village? If you are planning to spend time in the enticing hill country around Kandy, you will be within easy reach of Kobbekaduwa. This traditional village on the fringes of Sri Lanka’s second city is an ideal place to unwind.

Posted on 09 November 2016 by Kati Taylor
Local Spotlight: Q&A with Sri Lankan Expeditions, local experts on Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Cultural
Food and Drink
History
Safari
With eight UNESCO sites, lush green mountains and beaches straight from a brochure; Sri Lanka is a small island that packs a real punch. Our operator, Sri Lankan Expeditions, have been running tours since 2009 and know the island like the back of their hand. Keen to move away from mainstream tourism, they pride themselves on providing authentic, immersive experiences and are keen to showcase their beautiful island. We caught up with Viraj to chat about life in Sri Lanka and his advice for potential visitors.

Posted on 14 October 2016 by Kati Taylor
Where the Wild Things are: A Sri Lankan Adventure
Sri Lanka
Walking/hiking
Wildlife
Sri Lanka is one of the most vibrant and biodiverse nations on the planet: teeming with wildlife and sweeping jungles. It is a stronghold of national parks which are ready to be explored by curious visitors. There is such variety that the choice can seem overwhelming but Viraj, our man in Sri Lanka, recommends one above all others.

Posted on 04 July 2016 by Huw Owen
Three Trips To Go On Next Week
Thailand
Vietnam
Sri Lanka
Classic
Some destinations / itineraries need planning a good time in advance. With others - it's not always necessary. Find yourself with a few weeks spare? Spotted some flight bargains? Consider one of these destinations, all of which can be visited at the drop of a hat.

Posted on 04 July 2016 by Huw Owen
Tea And Trains In Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Food and Drink
Combining two of my favourite things in the world - tea and trains - was always going to be a winner and so it proved to be on a recent trip to Sri Lanka, where a train journey through 'tea country' was a real highlight. The journey from Kandy to Ella isn't just for train aficionados though - the scenery is stunning, with rolling hills covered in verdant tea bushes, dotted with brightly dressed Tamil tea pickers.

Posted on 04 July 2016 by Huw Owen
Galle And The Dutch Legacy In Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
History
Lying in the south-western corner of the country, Galle is one of Sri Lanka's jewels. Galle Fort refers to the walled fortifications built by the Dutch in the 17th century. These thick, solid walls were certainly built to last, protecting the old town within from the devastation wrought by the 2004 tsunami. The surrounding newer town has a few points of interest (including a test cricket ground just outside the fort walls), but really it's the pretty, colonial era buildings within the fort that are the reason to visit.

Posted on 04 July 2016 by Huw Owen
The World Of Tea - 4 Places You Can Watch It Grow
China
India
Sri Lanka
Food and Drink
Tea is such a common, everyday drink in the UK that we seldom pay any attention to its provenance. Nor, arguably, do we approach it as being a particularly sophisticated drink with a wide variety of taste profiles and quality, as we do with wine, coffee and craft beer. A visit to one of the world's tea growing areas may change your mind. Here we present some of our favourite tea plantation areas where you can learn to truly appreciate tea in all its glories.

Posted on 06 June 2016 by Huw Owen
Sri Lanka's Best Beaches
Sri Lanka
Coast
Sri Lanka is a great destination offering a huge variety of experiences within a relatively compact area. Wildlife, tea history, walking, Sinhalese culture, colonial architecture... whatever draws you to Sri Lanka, most people want to spend at least a few days on the beach at some point. We often get asked where the best beach areas on Sri Lanka are so here's a quick round up of the best beach locations, with their pros and cons.

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