Walking on Sunshine: Sri Lanka’s Beaches and Beyond
Under the gaze of a tropical sun, the exquisite sand beaches and placid blue waters of Sri Lanka unfold. The flavors of coconut and abundant seafood conspire with ever-friendly locals to shape the most exquisite beach holiday destinations. Add stopovers at the seaside colonial fort city of Galle, and whale and dolphin watching tours down the coast.
Variety is the spice of this island nation. Further east, in the rainforests and open grasslands of Yala national park, you’re sure to spot elephants and crocodiles, among numerous other birds and beasts. A little to the north is the hill station of Nuwara Eliya, a place of swirling mists and verdant tea estates, memorable with every cup of Ceylon tea you will ever consume. In the mountains at the center of the country, Kandy is Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, and home to one of Buddhism’s holiest temples. Before heading back north to the capital Colombo, stop and climb the rock fortress of Sigiriya, the Lion Rock rising from forested plains.
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Kandy was established in the 14th century and was the last independent city and capital of the Singhalese kingdom.
Sri Lanka’s very own “Little England”, this is decidedly a trip to a surrealistic hill station with swirling mists and tumbling waterfalls!
Koggala, Unawatuna and Weligama are the most famous of beaches around the Galle area.
Galle – Beaches
Yala National Park is a sprawling natural paradise teeming with wildlife, in southeastern Sri Lanka.
Yala National Park
Tricomalee is home to one of the world's largest natural harbors and great opportunities for snorkeling, windsurfing, surfing and diving.
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They helped us put together a complex schedule which included a number of experiences that we could not otherwise get. Also, in light of Covid-19, they were able to reschedule our upcoming Japan trip without additional fees, where many of my friends have scheduled similar trips (same timeframe) on their own, and all were refused a refund or reschedule without significant fees, despite having trip insurance.”
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A Beautiful Escape: Best Beaches in Sri Lanka
Nirvana for beach lovers, we share some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka, defined by charming golden-hued sands, horizon-less cerulean waters and beautiful landscapes
Kandy Perahera: Showcasing Buddha’s Tooth in Sri Lanka
Experience the vibrant event of Kandy Perahera, the festival of Buddha’s tooth. Deemed one of the world’s best festivals, Sri Lanka’s hill capital, Kandy, will be lit up in all its glory with an exuberant and magnificent street procession that has barely changed in centuries.
Enchanting Travels made planning this vacation a breeze. I didn’t stress at all during the trip, especially since there was also someone there to help with international transfers. All of our guides spoke English well and were quite accommodating.
Enchanting Travels employs people who really know how to listen to their clients and provide an exciting itinerary that is also safe and flexible. Everyone we worked with, from Brenda and Lavina to our guides Mr. Pongthep and Sangay, and our chauffeur Kengua, were professionals who seemed to really enjoy showing us their beautiful and exciting countries.
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