School trips to Sri Lanka offer your students the unforgettable opportunity to explore a real tropical island paradise!
Sri Lanka lies just south of India, in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. With a cultural heritage spanning thousands of years, miles of unspoilt beaches and fascinating wildlife, including elephants and the elusive leopard, this country has much to offer in terms of educational experiences. It’s especially popular as a destination for cultural school trips designed to introduce students to an ancient Asian culture.
Why visit Sri Lanka?
The rich cultural heritage
School trips to Sri Lanka offer a wonderful cultural experience, thanks to the possibility of visiting so many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and temples within a relatively small geographic area.
Sri Lankan culture has primarily been influenced by the two main traditional cultures, the Sinhalese and the Tamil, and also by the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism.
On your school trip to Sri Lanka, you will have the opportunity to visit sites of cultural importance including temples, and palaces. And you’ll have the opportunity to explore both Kandy and Colombo, both of which are bustling cities.
Your students will also have the incredible opportunity to visit a local village school, where they will be able to join in lessons with local children, learning about the local culture through interaction with their peers.
The fascinating history
With a documented history that spans three millennia, as well as evidence of prehistoric settlements dating back at least 125,000 years, something Sri Lanka definitely isn’t short of is history.
On your school trip to Sri Lanka, you must not miss out on the opportunity to visit Sigiriya, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thought to be one of the best-preserved examples of ancient urban planning, Sigiriya is an ancient rock fortress built by King Kashyapa in the 5 th century and boasts some of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world.
The incredible wildlife
Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of biological endemism in the world. That means that much of the flora and fauna here are native to the country.
The Sri Lankan elephant is, of course, one of the most famous residents of the island, but there are also lorises, macaques, langurs and civets, to name but a few of the other mammals here.
We can arrange for your group to visit Horton Plains National Park and Muthurajawela (‘the swamp of royal treasures’), where you’ll have the opportunity to see some of the country’s incredible wildlife for yourselves.
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Take a look at our range of Sri Lanka school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.