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The trip was fantastic giving a great sense of Sri Lanka's past and present. The first week was particularly busy to the point that I'd suggest a little more free time.
Stephen, 4 Feb, 2104 Spicy Sri Lanka
This was my first 'big bus' tour. It was so well organized, Sujee was a fantastic and funny guide, and I was happy with all but two of the accommodations, which is why I said good instead of excellent. I loved that we had a bit of free time, especially at the beach, and that once inside the monuments we could venture off on our own or stay with Sujee. I felt we were given plenty of time to enjoy the sites, except when we went to Galle. I could have spent all day there, or at least another hour. Our bus driver and the assistant, Nisa, were fantastic. Ready with umbrellas when needed. It was nice to sit back and relax and let someone else take care of the details. One of my favorite things were the roadside cafes where we ate. They were cheap and delicious, spicy, vegetarian. Loved this and the meal the local family cooked for us especially. And Sujee? Sujee is the man. There is no problem he cannot solve.
Mary, 20 Jan, 2014 Spicy Sri Lanka
From the rolling tea plantations just outside Kandy to the white-sand, Indian Ocean-flanked beaches Trincomalee – a trip through Sri Lanka will leave the most hardened of travellers all gooey on the inside. This place is a wonderland of awesome.
The people will move you with their kindness, the sights will move you with their magnificence, the food will move you with its deliciousness, and the tuk tuks will move you with their wheels.
The Cultural Triangle – which includes Dambulla, Sigiriya and Anuradhapura – has more jaw-dropping ancient sites than you’re likely to have seen before. Cave temples, palaces, dagobas, sculptures, rock citadels, cities, towns, villages, lakes, rivers, mountains, highlands – you name it, Sri Lanka’s got it. And it all comes with a smile. And some delicious food. Winner.
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Back away from the camera. Put down that filter. Slowly lower your ridiculously oversized iPhone 6+ to the ground. Sure we all want to be heroes on Insta, but do you really want to be that guy who posts pics of locals trying to bathe in peace or takes a selfie at a cremation? This is ... Read more on the blog
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If yoga is your exercise of choice and Bollywood beats are the only things you’ve got pumping in the car, then do yourself a favour and make India and Sri Lanka your next adventure pit stop.
Whether you wanna ride a camel through the Thar Desert, get lost in the chaotic markets of Colombo or chill out on Goan beaches, this pocket of the world is bound to challenge and inspire even the most adventurous of travellers.
So jump on a Geckos India or Sri Lanka trip and learn to wrap a sari in Mumbai, relax by paradisiacal Sri Lankan beaches, drink a bucket load of sweet, sweet chai and lose yourself in a world of holy rivers, historic fortresses and hardcore curries.View all India trips
Our sister company, Intrepid Travel recently announced that they stopped offering elephant rides on their trips. The same goes for us too ... Read more on the blog
Some travel brands are good at making infographics (us), some countries are good at making tea (Sri Lanka). When you put the two together, you get this. ... Read more on the blog
The best way to learn about Sri Lanka is to travel around and chat to the locals. The second best way is to read these facts. You're welcome. ... Read more on the blog
Let’s get this out of the way first –yes, you can watch a local cricket match while you’re in Colombo. And you should. Seriously. These guys are amazing ... Read more on the blog