Culture & History
Our series of Culture and History experiences marry the best of Sri Lanka’s historic, cultural, geographical and gastronomical aspects. Sri Lanka’s population is a patchwork of ethnicities and religions; its longstanding ties with the Indian subcontinent, traced back to prehistory, coupled with its history of colonial occupation, offers a fascinating cultural blend. Ancient India, the Portuguese, Dutch, and British elements have all left lasting impressions in various traditional facets of Sri Lankan culture, with South Indian cultural influences especially pronounced in the northernmost reaches of the country. On the ground, you’ll immerse in the island’s love affair with cricket and tea, its distinct cuisine and its deeply traditional ways of life rooted in Buddhism.