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How to Spend a Week in Sri Lanka

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Published February 4th 2017
A visit to Sri Lanka will be one of your most memorable experiences in life. It is easy to see why Marco Polo described it as the best island in the world. You will never have enough time to sample the variety of sights, sounds and things to do that this island has to offer. Though there are many packages available, you need credible and reliable information about the best packages on offer in Sri Lanka. Let us first start by looking at the most interesting stuff you can do in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka - Kandy Temple of the Tooth
Source: Flickr, Author: McKay Savage


Interesting stuff to do in Sri Lanka

Indulge your taste buds by hopping from one scenic tea plantation to another as you taste the various tea varieties. You can do this simply by cycling around the plantations. Ever had a tea massage? Sri Lanka is one of the few places you can have a rejuvenating tea massage.

Train rides in Sri Lanka are quite enchanting. Here you will find the opportunity to take a ride on some of the vintage trains that were initially used to transport tea and spices. Today these trains form part of the appealing outdoor experiences that most tourists find quite exciting. They offer visitors the opportunity to meet the friendly locals and be mesmerized by the hidden waterfalls, spice gardens and rolling tea plantations of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is one of the few places in the world where you can have a field day hopping from one UNESCO World Heritage site to another - all in one tiny island. For example, you can scale the renowned rock formation Sigiriya, take a walk back in time by experiencing the ancient Kingdom of Polonnaruwa and the sacred cities of Anuradhapura and Kandy. Also marvel at the workmanship that went into the making of the Fort of Galle.

Elephants are known to be one of the most intelligent animals and you will see elephants in Sri Lanka involved in a host of activities. For instance, you can take a thrilling ride atop a very obedient behemoth. On the other hand, this friendly animal can give you a splashy friendly shower. In Sri Lanka you can also get the opportunity to contribute to the welfare of the elephant by visiting their orphanages, such as the one at Pinnawala. Here you can even bottle feed the young elephants.

Sri Lanka - Elephants
Source: Flickr, Author: Amila Tennakoon


These are not the only activities that you can undertake in Sri Lanka. You can also visit pristine uncrowded beaches or engage in kite surfing, camping, hiking or take a jungle safari.

Getting the right vacation package

Getting the right package can be quite a daunting challenge if you don't have the right information. A good package must be comprehensive and affordable. If you intend to visit Sri Lanka you can get information about packages at www.olankatravels.com. For instance, the site offers a week long package inclusive of airport transfers and assistance, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, tour cars and 10 tour sites. Among the top restaurants recommended by the site are Loon Tao, 7 degrees at Cinnamon Lakeside, Nihonbashi, Gallery Café and Ministry of Crabs.

Sri Lanka must be on your bucket list of places to visit. It is incredibly affordable with tons of interesting stuff to do during your vacation. A visit to Sri Lanka will powerfully demonstrate why this island nation should be in the mind of every travel enthusiast.
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