Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Hiking World’s End: Sri Lanka’s Overlooked Scenic Gem

World's End Sri Lanka hike

Though World’s End at Horton Plains, Sri Lanka is not as well known as the towering Adam’s Peak, it is frequently ranked as the top hike in the country.   We took to the trail ourselves to find out more about this somewhat-hidden highlight. Located within one of Sri Lanka’s many national Parks, Horton Plains […]

Taking to the Skies over Bentota – Paramotoring and Heli Flights in Sri Lanka

Whether you’re an absolute adrenaline-junkie or a little more on the cautious side, Bentota in Sri Lanka has you covered.  Paramotoring and helicopters will help you take to the skies – without breaking the bank but with all of the fun! Though we’d unequivocally recommend giving both a shot, we’ll explain the differences between the two […]

9 Reasons to Make Sri Lanka Your Next Holiday Destination!

Sigiriya Sri Lanka - 9 Reasons to Visit

Sri Lanka is gorgeous. Wild, a little chaotic but undoubtedly stunning. Find out why we would recommend a visit to this striking island nation for practically everyone…   1. Diverse Scenery From white sand beaches to mountain tops, dense jungle to open safari plains, there isn’t much Sri Lanka doesn’t offer in terms of scenic […]

Sri Lanka’s Turtle Hatcheries: Why we arrived excited and left early & disappointed

Both Nathan and I are suckers for sea creatures.  From getting excited about spotting the tiniest little nudibranch whilst out on a dive to watching gigantic blue whales breach the surface of the ocean – we love it all. It makes sense then that when we decided to come to Sri Lanka, a visit to a […]

Adventure & Glamping in Sri Lanka – Not Your Average All-Inclusive!

Borderlands - Adventure glamping in Sri Lanka

An easy drive from Colombo you’ll find Borderlands, an all-inclusive Sri Lankan adventure camp in Kitulgala, the adrenalin-sports capital of the country.  We normally recoil at the word ‘all-inclusive’ when it comes to our travels but not this time!   Read on to find out why Borderlands should be a must-see on your visit to […]

Staying on a Working Sri Lankan Plantation – Horathapola Estate

Horathapola Estate Sri Lanka review Red Dot Tours

How many hotels do you know that would check you in at 5.30am, graciously welcoming you with a fresh coconut and showing you to your room (when you don’t officially check in until later that afternoon)? Prior to our visit to Sri Lanka, I would have said not one hotel would generally provide that level […]

Plan Your Visit to Sri Lanka! Our Two Week Itinerary

Is there any better feeling than that experienced the day or two before you head off on holiday? That feeling of excitement as you head off into the unknown, ready to soak up new sights, experiences and cultures. Sri Lanka’s not a place I ever thought I’d get to but later today we’ll be jetting […]

Adam’s Peak: A Spiritual Awakening in Sri Lanka (with Amazing Views to Boot!)

Adam's Peak Sri Lanka

Adam’s Peak is a mountain located in central Sri Lanka (known locally as Sri Pada), the mountain is famed for the “sacred footprint”, though who the footprint belongs to will differ depending on your religion. Buddhists believe the footprint was left by Buddha, Hindus claim it belongs to Lord Shiva whilst Muslims and Christians consider it to […]

Finding Our Way Around Sri Lanka… A Nine Day Guide to Paradise

9 day Sri Lanka Itinerary

Headed to Sri Lanka?  If so, snuggle up on your sofa and dig into Sarah’s post – it will give you all the basics you need to plan your trip and then some!  It’s a beauty of a post and will help ensure you maximise your time on this island paradise.  Happy planning… I find sometimes the […]