Fans of the outdoors and of walking will be enchanted by Sri Lanka which has one of the biggest diversities in the world in terms of preserved natural spaces. From the top of a mountain peak reaching over 2000 metres high to the wild plains covered in jungle, go off to explore in the heart of the country's national parks.
Ella is one of the most charming mountain stopovers in Sri Lanka. Not so much the village itself as its surroundings. Ella has one main road where you find most of the village's activities. In less than 10 minutes you are in the heart of Sri Lanka's mountains, surrounded by nature and in the middle of the tea plantations.
Whether you are passionate about history or nature you can't help but be charmed by Sigiriya and its surroundings. You'll climb back into time and history as you climb the steps of the Lion Rock. At the end of the day, enjoy the sunset over the magnificent countryside of the plains.
A lots less busy than the beaches in the south, the east coast of Sri Lanka guarantees you a stay off the beaten path. Long beaches that are almost empty most of the year, and an island where you can swim with sharks.
if you're interested in the history of Sri-Lanka you mustn't miss the old city of Galle. The fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is definitely the most beautiful legacy of the colonial period. You'll love wandering around the cobbled streets of this city which is unique in Sri Lanka.
The narrow streets of the Pettah neighbourhood offer travellers an authentic experience in the heart of the oldest part of the capital. Every crossroads and each facade has its own share of surprises. Even though today you can hardly see the architecture of this neighbourhood any more because there are so many shop signs, it is still one of the most interesting streets in the city.
As it is the seaside town that is closest to the international airport in Katunayake, Negombo is often the first stop for visitors arriving in Sri Lanka. Even though the coast is invaded by several kilometres of hotels, the south of the town still offers some pleasant surprises.