An exceptional country, Sri Lanka is the ultimate mix for an unforgettable fairy tale honeymoon. Culture, history, untamed nature, sporting activities, relaxation, and that mysterious extra that is sure to make your wildest dreams come true.
It is entirely possible to travel in Sri Lanka without a guide because the people are mostly able to speak English and it's generally a safe place to be, with good, well-signposted roads. However, if you really want to immerse yourself in the culture and perhaps talk with Tibetan monks, the presence of a local guide is more than advisable!
After several decades of conflict and natural disasters, everyday life in Sri Lanka has become complicated and difficult for its people. The consequences of these years of war and confrontation are still being felt, especially amongst the disabled, the most vulnerable members of the population. A look at the issue of disability in Sri Lanka
Having been colonised by the British, Sri Lanka became a democratic socialist republic in 1977. it is known for having elected the world's first female Prime Minister, but the country is above all a theatre of continuing conflict between the Sinhalese and the Tamil community which is demanding an independent state.
With its luxuriant nature and reminders of centuries gone by, Sri Lanka is the ideal destination for travellers who want to take a voyage back in time and appreciate its glorious countryside. Sacred pilgrimages, historic places, ancestral culture and traditions all come together here!
Although Sri Lanka is most famous for its precious stones and its delicious tea, you will also find batik clothing and all kinds of beauty products, not forgetting the many sp ices… As with any destination, I advise you above all to meet and buy from local artisans. You will find original souvenirs and meet all kinds of fascinating people.
Who doesn't know Ceylon tea? Sri Lanka's green gold has made the island famous the world over. Nowadays it is one of the country's major economic earners but tea growing might never have happened in Ceylon.