Raman is our specialist of Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia. Before Enriche, she worked many years in trade and commerce in South Asia, which enabled her to travel a lot and to know every good place in each region. Her liveliness and her smile will seduce you during the conception of your trip!
Top-knotch cuisine, stunning scenery, a colourful culture ,shopping and amazing people all come together to make a holiday to Sri Lanka , the holiday of a lifetime.
Plenty of beaches, mountains, rivers, jungles… this stunning island offers all that and even more. Not to mention an amazing wildlife, in national parks and underwater. Live unforgettable experiences such as a boat ride among dolphins or a jeep safari to observe wild elephants. Enjoy Sri Lankan adventures such as trekking, rafting, cycling and snorkeling. A tour in Sri Lanka is so diverse that it is full of surprises.
Sri Lanka has tropical weather and sunshine with temperatures around 30 degrees C year round. Sri Lanka is one of the biggest gem producers in the world. Sri Lanka is especially famous for its blue sapphires like the one on Kate Middleton’s engagement ring!
Wildlife exploration on a jeep safari or a walk in one of the 14 national parks is also exciting thing about this place. Sri Lankan people are warm and easy-going with a rich and unique culture. To top it all, there’s a plethora of unique accommodations ranging from a stay in a cabana on the beach, a bungalow in the mountains, a luxury tent in a safari park or a charming resort in the old Galle Fort to mix and match, for the rare experience. Sri Lanka has delicious and diverse cuisine such as the traditional rice and curry and has abundant seafood, vegetables, tropical fruits. A relaxing ayurvedic oil massage can take away all your fatigue in just about an hour .There are many villas available to rent to enjoy New year’s eve on the beach with friends .Also, the beautiful beaches of The Maldives, famous for white sand beaches, crystal clear, azure waters, snorkeling and diving are just an hour away by flight.
To learn more about what to see and do in Sri Lanka, make sure that you read up on the country and available holiday deals so that you can have a vacation that is tailor made to suit you. At Enriche we strive to make our guests happy and content with their vacation and the rest we leave to ‘serendipity’ because after all a ‘happy accident’ is what Sri Lanka is all about.
Our expertise enables us to adapt the program so that it fits to your needs and sports ability. When holidays mean adventure and sport: do not hesitate anymore, this trip is for you!
The advantage of Sri Lanka as a tourism destination is threefold. Firstly it is an authentic tourism destination. Secondly it is a compact island of 65,610 sqkm where a tourist can travel the length and breadth of the country within a few days, thirdly the diversity of the tourism product is unparalleled .
For the simplicity of communicating the diversity of Sri Lanka in 2010 the tourism authorities started positioning the country around 8 different products namely; beaches, heritage, wildlife, scenic beauty, mind and body wellness, festivals, sports and adventure and Essence. The Essence of Sri Lanka include what is unique to the country such as its people, art and culture, spices, tea, gems, handy crafts etc.
Being an island Sri Lanka is surrounded by sea and a perfect destination for a beach holiday. When the seas are rough on one side of the island it is calm waters on the other side. So it is a year round beach destination.
Sri Lanka enjoys a tropical climate with balmy and moist weather throughout the year. Average yearly temperature ranges from 25ºC to 31ºC though it can drop slightly in the higher altitude regions. Sri Lanka is visited by two monsoons, once from May to October on the west coast and then from November to April on the east coast.
Ocean winds and warm beach weather make Sri Lanka the idyllic seaside vacation spot. If you don’t want to get stuck in a deluge (rains can be pretty moody and emphatic in this tropical island), the dry seasons are the best time to visit. If you travel anytime from December to March, the west and south coast will be drier, albeit a shower here and there may play spoilsport to a beach tan.
Sri Lanka has a historical heritage dating back more than 2,500 years. Ancient civilisations such as Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa flourished before the medieval times. The ruling family of Anuradhapura embraced Buddhism in the 3rd century B.C. and the town became the first Buddhist centre of Sri Lanka. The rulers of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa resisted the attacks of Tamils for many centuries; however the latter eventually established a stronghold.
During the 16th century, Sri Lanka faced its first European invasion from the Portuguese. Subsequently the Dutch usurped control of coastal areas and ruled for 140 years.
Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka almost kisses the southeast tip of India. The country is made up of mostly low, flat to rolling coastal plains with the south-central interiors containing mountains peaking no more than 2,600m. The highest point Pidurutalagala, reaches 2,524m above sea level. The northern peninsula of the island contains almost arid land whereas the central part is covered with misty mountains and breathtaking views where the Ceylon’s finest tea is grown. A coastline of 1,340km packs some of the most pristine and glossy beaches you will ever see.
The diminutive isle of Sri Lanka plays home to more than 20 million people. The capital city Colombo and adjoining western region house the highest density of population. The multi-ethnic Sri Lankan society consists of Sinhalese who account for more that 70% of the population, Sri Lankan Tamils with more than 10% of the share, and other minority clans including Burghers and Vedda. Sinhals are said to have migrated from north India to the island around 500 B.C., while Burgers can be identified as Eurasian of Dutch/ Portuguese decent.
Religion is an extraordinarily imperative part of everyday life in Sri Lanka. Buddhism is the most prominent religion followed by more than 70% of the populace, mostly from the Sinhalese community. The majority follow the Theravada school of Buddhism, a relatively conservative form of the religion. Buddhism is believed to have been introduced to Sri Lanka in the 2nd century B.C. when a sapling of the Bodhi Tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment was brought to the country. The Temple of the Tooth founded in the 16th century in the city of Kandy is the most pivotal Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka.
A predominant Buddhist country, the Sri Lankan calendar is filled with Buddhist festivals. The Sinhalese and Hindus celebrate their new year in mid-April. On the full moon day of every month, the Buddhists spiritually observe a Poya Day.
Esala Perahera takes places in Kandy on the full moon day of August and is one of the most symbolic and vibrant festivals in the country. The day pays homage to the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, which is carried around in a magnificent 12-day procession of brightly clad elephants, frenzied acrobats, fire-dancers, fanatic whip-dancers and Kandian dancers.
Places Covered : Colombo airport - Negombo -Dambulla - Knuckles Range - Kandy -Nuwara Eliya - Bandarawela - Colombo
Duration :10 Day / 9 Night
Places Covered : Colombo airport - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Colomb
Duration :6 Day / 5 Night