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Explore the Land of Wonders With Saffron Islands

Sri Lanka is an island country, situated in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean is better known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean’’. Its history goes back to 2500 years and coined as ‘Serendip’ by the Persian travellers for its natural beauty, attributed to its tropical weather which created lush green jungles, cascading waterfalls, beaches and exotic wildlife.

The land like no other also brims with ethnic diversity which leads to colourful festivities, cuisine and attire. The island has a lot to show you and Saffron Island has the most suitable Sri Lanka all-inclusive packages or bespoke tailor made experiences, you will find!

Jaffna Nilaveli Trincomalee Anuradhapura Wilpattu Kalpitiya Polonnaruwa Sigiriya Dambulla Negombo Kandy Arugam Bay Colombo Kitulgala Yala Udawalawa Katharagama Bentota Hikkaduwa Galle Mirissa

Things to see

There’s no holiday long enough to discover the marvels of this beautiful island. From North to South, East to West, Sri Lanka tourism offers a plethora of wondrous things to savour.

The beaches of the country are something one cannot simply overlook. With visitor-friendly shores and picturesque sunsets, Bentota, Passikudah and Arugam Bay top the list of celebrated beaches. Culture and heritage are in abundance thanks to many historical sites, which have received international acclaim like Sigiriya, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Nature and wildlife flourish in most areas of the country, with national parks like the Yala and Minneriya National Parks offering visitors a glimpse of flora and fauna, many of which are endemic. Perfect landscapes occupy the hill-country and are complimented with wonderful views and weather.

The list continues and every region of the island bears something truly unique that must be explored.

Beaches

Get your tan and your feet in the sand with our beach tour packages! Beaches like Bentota and Passikudah are a must-do while on the island. They are relaxing and are sure to make you come back for more.

Culture & Heritage

There are many internationally acclaimed cultural and historical sites on the island such as Sigiriya, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. These sites go back in many years to ancient Sri Lanka. Each city has its own tale that one much uncover on one’s own, and cherish for a lifetime.

Nature & Wildlife

There’s nothing that can beat the sights of majestic wildlife. From elephants, peacocks and the endemic Sri Lankan leopard, the many wildlife sanctuaries offer a plethora of scenes of flora and fauna.

Hill Country

Hill country of the country, is as iconic as the sites it has. Kandy is the hill capital and is a historical hotspot. Areas like Nuwara Eliya and Ella are famous for its climate and amazing views that you simply cant miss.

Things to do

The list of things to do in Sri Lanka is a bottomless list, from Leopard spotting to embarking on a pilgrimage to ‘Adam’s Peak’ Sri Lanka offers many intriguing and adventurous options. If you prefer a calm holiday surrounded by the mystic hills or even a lake, where a stroll in the park is just a few meters away or a holiday where you want to feel that adrenaline rush, we can do just about anything.

Adventures never seize in the exotic island. For those who would like to experience white water rafting, we are quite the destination. A top favourite in South East Asia amongst the tourists, the country has a few good water ways which are meant for excitement. And for adventurers who have the lust for mountain trekking, the sheer forest laden mountains make for a memorable destination to explore Sri Lanka on foot. Or for those who want to explore Sri Lanka from the sky, hot air balloon rides are highly recommended.

Saffron Island has just the right tour packages giving you the opportunity whether you want to be in the clouds or on the ground, whether you want to test your physical or mental peak!

Safari & Wildlife

A safari through many of the country’s wild life parks are a rewarding experience. Spot a deer, elephant, peacock or if you lucky a leopard roaming in its natural habitat. Home to many migratory birds, bird parks are also on the list of things to do.

Ayurweda & Yoga

Ayurvedha and yoga are two proven ways of a healthy lifestyle discovered many years ago. Thanks to many retreats that offer rejuvenating ayurvedic treatments, you are sure to tap into your inner well-being!

Water Sports

The island’s beaches call for a heap of water-sporting activities. Some beaches like Arugam Bay are just perfect for surfing. You can also try your hand at jet skiing, snorkelling and even deep water fishing!

Adventure

There are many adventure activities in the island like white-water rafting, hiking, surfing, sailing and even whale watching. With the right packages and tour guides, you are sure to enjoy every bit of an adventurous holiday.

Golf in Sri Lanka

Golf is a popular sport among many in the country. It also is a great sporting opportunity for travellers who like to spend some quality time. The Royal Golf Club Colombo and Nuwara Eliya Golf Club offer the best golfing pitches.

Whale & Dolphin Watching

Whale & Dolphin Watching is very famous activity in Sri Lanka. Mirissa, Dondra point and Trincomalee are the best locations for whale & dolphin watching. Dolphins will put on a show while the largest sea creature, the humpback and blue whale will calmly swim by.

Cusine Sri Lanka

An amazing array of dishes, all garnished with local herbs and spices await you here in Sri Lanka. As much as the festivities, each province in the island possesses a special kind of blend to offer. The North coast and south coasts are famous for their sea food; the central province offers it’s well-known multitude of hill country dishes, infused with beneficial herbs. Of course there are many street vendors and the usual cafes as well as fast food outlets, but if one wants experience the food culture in Sri Lanka, it is best to ask for what is authentic. We at Saffron Island make it a priority that our clients are given the best possible authentic experience from our cuisines.

Where To Stay

Amongst the Sri Lanka tour operators, Saffron Island is renowned for its tailor made holiday packages for you and your loved ones, making the memories of your stay picture perfect. Rejuvenate yourself at Ayurvedic spas, unwind at the beach and pamper yourself with the warm hospitality whilst staying at our splendid hotels and resorts. From hotels nestled away amidst the lush green forests of the hill country to those at the coast with splendid views of sun rise and sunset, Saffron Island offers you the best place to stay on your journey here to Sri Lanka, all handpicked to ensure your peace of mind.

Getting Around

Sri Lanka has a public transport system connecting almost all cities, in the form of busses and trains. Long distance travel within the city is of course convenient with cars and the train while short rides are made easier with the famous three-wheelers known as ‘Tuk Tuks’. Saffron Island makes travel in Sri Lanka easier with ground packages which are arranged at reasonable rates, and well maintained vehicles (an array to choose from) making sure you get to your destination safely, on time and most importantly in comfort.

If you would like to hop on the train for a dose of pristine nature, then that too we can arrange. Tell us how you would like to travel and we will take care of the rest. Even though our vehicles are primed for your comfort, there are no limits for the spirit of adventure.

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