Embark on a captivating journey through the lens with my exclusive photography tour of Sri Lanka. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of culture, colors, and landscapes that this enchanting island nation has to offer. From the historic wonders of ancient cities to the lush greenery of tea plantations, each frame tells a unique story. Join me for an unforgettable adventure deep into the heart of this beautiful country. Seize the opportunity to sharpen your photography skills while exploring the wonders that this country has to offer.
I have been wanting to organize a photography tour to Sri Lanka for many years now, but various challenges got in the way. I visited this wonderful country in 2004 and again earlier this year, so I am thrilled to finally offer this opportunity for 2024. In terms of variety, Sri Lanka offers more than most countries on the planet, yet few people provide photography tours there. The timing is perfect!
Sri Lanka was described by Marco Polo as the finest island of its size in the world, and he traveled extensively!
This pearl-shaped island was called Serendib by Arab traders, which gave rise to the English word Serendipity—an unexpected discovery leading to a happy ending.
I think that’s a pretty good description, as Sri Lanka packs an extraordinary variety of attractions into its small size.
What I mean by variety is this—beautiful wide sandy beaches along its coast, landscapes from lowland jungle to the misty highlands and tea plantations, lots of wildlife including elephants, leopards, many birds including rare endemic species, well-preserved ruins and caves from some of the kingdoms that ruled 2000 years ago, Buddhist temples, one of the most famous train rides in the world (which we will experience), colorful festivals that have been held for thousands of years, and the food! The influencers of history, including Arab, Malay, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and British, have had their influences on the food, which, combined with the local Tamil and Sinhalese spices, means we won’t go hungry on this trip, and we will be sampling many varieties of delicious food. I have timed this trip for July to experience the Kataragama Festival, which will be one of the many highlights. This festival involves devotees taking part in self-mutilation rituals and walking across burning coals. Attendees come from all over Sri Lanka, some by foot and some by bus, from as far away as Jaffna in the north. Kataragama is one of the three most venerated religious sites in Sri Lanka, held sacred by Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims, and we will spend a couple of days here attending the festival and taking in the serene ambiance of this ancient town.
The country’s diversity and natural beauty make Sri Lanka a captivating destination for travelers and photographers.
Want to Join?
This experience will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. We meet in Colombo on July 11 and finish in Galle on the 23rd morning. The drive from Galle to Colombo airport takes about 3 hours. If people want to rest and stay on after the tour, I would suggest staying in Galle; it’s a charming, relaxing town.
The cost is $3,600 USD for Shared Room and $4,200 USD for Single Room.
Contact David if you have any questions or you wish to join.
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A $1,000 USD deposit is required to secure your place, which is fully refundable if the tour does not go ahead.