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Sri Lanka is a beautiful country, with palm-fringed beaches, colourful Buddhist temples, fascinating cities and ancient ruins. See abundant wildlife, tea plantations and lush countryside. And don’t forget the delicious cuisine! We offer a range of private tours to Sri Lanka, taking in all the highlights of this beautiful island.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth – Sri Lanka

Housed within this revered temple complex is one of the most important Buddhist relics in all of Sri Lanka, an object so sacred it bring throngs of devotees to the temple threshold every year. Here’s what Tracey Olsen, from our … Continue reading

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Video of the week – the colours of Sri Lanka …

Ah … Sri Lanka! Watch the world go by in this uplifting short film by Michal Krumpár on his 3 week trip there.  It’s got a little bit of everything – the hustle and bustle of local life, cows lazing by, amazing … Continue reading

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Duruthu Perahera Festival – Colombo

By guest blogger Carla Dobson-Elliott. Just over 100km from the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka has a rich and diverse culture that is most in evidence during the island’s festivals.  The country is enjoying a huge surge in tourism … Continue reading

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Exploring the Golden Temple of Dambulla – Sri Lanka

The Golden Temple of Dambulla is situated in the central area of Sri Lanka and was named a World Heritage Site in 1991. The beautifully designed temple can be seen from afar as it stands 100-150m above the road and … Continue reading

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Exploring the sacred city of Kandy

The sacred city of Kandy is the second largest in Sri Lanka, behind the capital Colombo. From an ancient indigenous kingdom to a British colonial outpost Kandy has a long and rich history. The UNESCO World Heritage city has had … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – A Journey through Sri Lanka

Miles Walker has worked for On The Go Tours for just under 5 years and does a mix of independent travel and tours when he travels. Some of his favourite countries are Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Syria, Guatemala, Egypt, Russia, Nepal … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 2

We’re back in Sri Lanka today for part 2 of our series on the little island’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 5. The Sacred City of Anuradhapura Established around a sacred tree which is believed to have been planted here … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 1

For such a small island, Sri Lanka certainly has more than its fair share of World Heritage sites to enjoy. Read more about these extraordinary sites here! 1. Ancient City of Polonnaruwa After the destruction of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa became the … Continue reading

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12 top travel destinations to see in 2013 – Part 1

As 2012 winds to a close we take a look at our pick of places to visit in 2013. Where do you think 2013 will take you? 1. Southern Africa An enormous region with a diversity that’s hard to match, … Continue reading

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Driving into the hills of Nuwara Eliya

Matt recently returned from Sri Lanka, and here he writes about the journey into the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya. It’s early when we start our drive north from Beruwala. We pass rubber plantations, palm trees, mangroves and rice paddies … Continue reading

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