Sri Lanka – the Pearl of the Indian Ocean
Sri Lanka is an island paradise with a few thousand years of cross-cultural percolation. English sailors, Dutch traders, and Portuguese spice merchants – they’ve all called Sri Lanka home. And they left behind a colonial legacy that makes this tea-scented spice island a historical goldmine. One minute you’re climbing a 1500 year-old Kashyapa temple, the next you’re checking out a colonial church in Colombo, chatting with Tamil fisherman or sipping a Ceylon brew from tribes people in the misty highlands of Kandy.
Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoiled. Few places in the world can offer the traveler such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location. This is an island of magical proportions, once also known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon.
Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers
DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras
95% of locations reachable by car
Our tour starts at early morning on day one, so make sure you arrive a night earlier
We have booked for you one more night earlier for your convenience.
Bandaranaike International Airport ( CMB )
Travel Visa may be required depending on your nationality. Go to Visa Map to find out.
Our hotels are more than wow! We push ourselves to choose excellent hotels. We usually stay in 4-5 star hotels. And depending on the location and the budget, Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels that offer cultural, historic, and authentic features.
32°C (90°F) - 25°C (77°F)
Sunrise : 05:53 am
Sunset : 06:21 pm
Local guide and driver
Photographer | Guide
Hotel 3-5 stars
Breakfast + 2 Dinner
Colombo to Galle
Upon arriving at the airport in Sri Lanka, you will be taken by private transfer to your hotel in Colombo. There will be a short briefing about the tour at the hotel. then you get some rest to prepare your self for the tour in the early morning.
Morning alarm call for 6 am as we enjoy the hotel breakfast before we head to the train station to catch the early train to Galle. The 2-hour train journey takes us along the coast, and it’s a great way to start photographing the luscious scenery Sri Lanka has to offer.
As we arrive in Galle, our private transfer will pick us up from the train station and take us to the hotel. After check-in and lunch, we head out into the famous Galle Fort for some street and landscape photography. The iconic light tower is just the start as we walk right the way around the fort where we overlook the cricket ground and the city. We then do the short walk into town to experience the noisy tuk-tuks whizzing around and
For sunset, we will take the private taxi to one of the beaches where we can take a few shots of the dreamy Sri Lanka sunsets before heading back to the hotel for dinner.
Nick Arundel is a professional photographer and Canon ambassador, born and raise in London and learn photography since a film camera, in 2016 he traveled around the world for fourteen months visiting twenty-eight countries.
The traditional of each country guide him to realize how much this changing world has to offer for photographers.
His epic journey reaches to end In 2018 when he decided to call UAE his final home, and since that time, he has set out to capture the best landscapes, cityscapes and street photography possible.
In 2019 he becomes a Canon Ambassador and Story Teller, where he conducts numerous seminars and workshops throughout the UAE on travel and landscape photography. He starts giving advises on the best tips and tricks to get the best out of your photography.
Each trip offered him plenty of fantastic photographs, and each culture gives him millions of creative ideas to tell his story through his lenses.
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