Unique Sri Lankan Experiences
Experiences & Activities, Sri Lanka
Arankelle Forest Monastery, Melsiripura
Ancient monastic ruins hidden away in the forest just north of Kurunegala.
Beruwela Fish Harbour, Bentota
Explore the bustling, fascinating harbour in the earl morning to see the nights catch being brought to shore.
Colombo City Walk, Colombo
Spend a few hours exploring Colombo's architecture, hidden gems and colonial history with local expert Mark Forbes.
Contrasts of Kandy, Kandy
Explore the rich history of Kandy, including the Royal Botanical Garden and Queen's Hotel.
Deep Sea Fishing, Bentota
Spend the early morning fishing in the rich waters around Sri Lanka's southwest coast.
Hot Air Ballooning, Dambulla
Glide majestically above ruined cities, sail over undisturbed wildlife and hover as the sun rises through the morning mist on the horizon.
Hundungoda Tea Estate, Koggala
A family run high end working tea estate on the south coast of Sri Lanka.
Lahugala National Park, Arugum Bay
Sri Lanka's smallest national park, Lahugala is a great spot for watching Asian elephants in the wild and is just a skip from Arugum Bay.
Maligawila Standing Buddha, Ella
Sri Lanka's largest standing Buddha, hidden within the jungle of the lower hills.
Market, cooking and Galle Fort, Inland from Galle
A morning market visit and cooking class, followed by a guided walk of Galle Fort.
Mekong Delta by Speedboat, Mekong Delta
Get off-the-beaten track in style and delve deeper into the palm fringed Mekong delta to experience local life.
Pidarungula Rock, Sigiriya
Just beside Sigiriya Rock Fortress lies another granite rock jutting out of the surrounding lowland, Pidarungula Rock.
Resvehera Monastery, Dambulla
Ancient monastic complex hidden away in the heart of elephant country.
Sigiriya and Village Farm experience, Sigiriya
Visit local farms and learn firsthand about the life and work of the villagers, enjoy a home-cooked lunch and visit the stunning Sigiriya rock fortress
Tantirimalee Monastery, Wilpattu
Stunning scenery, culture and some of the world's oldest rock paintings.
Tea Factory Visit, Nuwara Eliya
See the inner-workings of a tea factory and follow the process from plucking the bud to brewing a cup
The Potter's Wheel, Kandy
Discover one of Sri Lanka's longest standing cottage industries and try your hand at pottery making: Sri Lankan style.
Train through the hill country, Kandy
One of Asia's great train journeys, with spectacular views from start to finish
We called Harriet in the UK and asked to move to a hotel with more facilities or closer to town. Our request was relayed through Colombo to the manager and resulted in a visit from the owner asking how he could make our stay better.