This special tour brings you to the roots of the ancient great Indian epic The Ramayana – a tale that depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters and explores the tenets of human existence and the concept of Dharma. Sri Lanka's rich Ramayana heritage is the proud custodian of more than 50 Ramayana sites from the place of Seetha Devi's captivity to the battlefields where vast armies clashed, to the groves of exotic herbs dropped by the monkey god Hanuman, to the ultimate theatre of war where Lord Rama slew Ravana, the ten-headed demon-king.
Rates starting from US$ 390 / 6 Days - 5 Nights*
Geoffrey Bawa was Sri Lanka's most prolific and influential architect and one of the most important Asian architects of his generation.
Bawa used this Colombo house as his space laboratory, creating an introspective warren of courtyards, loggias and verandahs. There were rooms without roofs, roofs without walls, pergolas, trellises, pools and fountains. Finally, he capped the composition with a white modernist tower, an echo of Corbusier's Maison Citrohan, which served as a periscope giving glimpses out across the clatter of neighbouring roofs towards the Indian Ocean. Read more...
Rates starting from US$ 460 / 6 Days - 5 Nights*
According to traditional Sri Lankan chronicles, Buddhism was introduced into Sri Lanka in the 4th century BCE by Venerable Mahinda, the son of the Emperor Ashoka, during the reign of Sri Lanka's King Devanampiya Tissa. During this time, a sapling of the Bodhi Tree was brought to Sri Lanka and the first monasteries and Buddhist monuments were established. Among these, the Isurumuni-vihaara and the Vessagiri-vihaara remain important centers of worship. He is also credited with the construction of the Pathamaka-cetiya, the Jambukola-vihaara and the Hatthaalhaka-vihaara, and the refectory. The Pali Canon, having previously been preserved as an oral tradition, was first committed to writing in Sri Lanka around 30 BCE.
Rates starting from US$ 815 / 12 Days - 11 Nights*
The most important cultural sites Sri Lanka has to offer combined with the ultimate wildlife experience. The included View-Point Treehouse will lift you right to the top of the world. The beautiful, rustic tree houses are built on the top a huge trees; giving you excellent and undisturbed views, perfect privacy as well as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Rates starting from US$ 525*