Planning a family holiday to Sri Lanka can seem challenging, certainly for those wanting to make sure they get the best value for money. Here, travel expert Becky shares her top tips for keeping the costs down and getting ‘bang for your buck’.
Travel expert Becky reveals the story behind her career in travel. Whisked away as a child to the tropical riches of Malaysia, the food, history, architecture and landscapes captured her imagination. It was then she decided she wanted to travel for the rest of her life and pursue a career in the industry. Here she shares her life-changing experience:
Hidden in a landlocked region between China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar, Laos is one of the last hidden gems of Asia. To help you with inspiration for your trip to this mysterious country, we’re listing our top 10 experiences in the country that you can tailor to your itinerary. I hope you will be inspired.
Vietnam is famous for it’s top-notch tailors who can copy your classic outfits, sometimes in a matter of days, for a fraction of the cost. Here, we’re compiling our best advice when it comes to getting items made. Where to go and how to go about it:
‘Grandpa’s sleeping up there with the children.’ My guide said. ‘But he’s been dead for three years… Well sort of.’
So sets the scene for my perplexing visit of Sulawesi with its intriguing concept of life and beyond.
We wanted to provide you with some advice on travel safety to Bali and other islands in Indonesia, to help with holiday preparation.
Garuda, the national airline of Indonesia, is launching direct flights from London Heathrow to Jakarta from April 2016.
At Experience Travel Group, we like to do things differently. We appreciate the risks of visiting iconic sites: throngs of crowds, hot weather and a lot of time standing on your feet – that’s why we’ve developed ways to do them differently. Here Lauren and Becky visit Angkor Wat as part of our signature experience.
We are pleased to announce that Experience Travel Group will be sponsoring Marina and the ‘Freedom to Walk’ challenge. We will also be doing a virtual sympathy walk alongside them from rainy old London!
When many people think of Sri Lanka they conjure up images of tropical white beaches and the deep blue Indian Ocean. It is undeniable, the coastline is truly spectacular! Sri Lanka offers a vast choice of boutique hotels, large resorts or private villas for guests all along its shores, to cater to the growing demand for beach holidays. This often means inland accommodation is sadly overlooked by travellers, who think a beach-front location is preferable.
With an estimated 5000 wild Asian elephants still roaming the country’s low lands, Sri Lanka is a great country to experience these incredible mammals in the wild… there is no place is better than in Minneriya National Park.
When thinking about historical sites in Sri Lanka Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Galle Fort and Tea Plantations may spring to mind. The Capital city of Colombo, more often than not, gets unjustly overlooked. Often represented at the commercial and shopping heart of Sri Lanka, Colombo in fact has a hidden treasure trove of historical gems ready to be discovered!
Wilpattu National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s natural gems (of which there are many!)The largest of Sri Lanka’s National Parks Wilpattu is found in the lowland dry zone of the North West of the country, spanning a whopping 425 miles ². Founded in 1938, this National Park only recently reopened it’s gates in 2010, after a tumultuous history in recent years surrounding the civil war. Now fully safe, and open to the public, Wilpattu offers a different experience and excellent alternative to the bustling tracks of Yala National Park in the South East.
Having arrived in the Maldives after a very long flight I was unenthused by the prospect of another flight to be transferred to my resort. I could not have been more wrong, however, as it turned out to be the most exciting and scenic taxis rides of my life! The seaplanes in the Maldives are not just a mode of transport, but are an experience in themselves.