Festivals in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a history as long as many ancient civilizations, positioning in the crossroad of the East and West. And by being a multicultural society it celebrates a wide variety of festivals, ceremonies and events. List of festivals are normally celebrated and cherished with dancers, lights and elephants paraded around the city as to bear the tooth of Buddha. Find out more about festivals in Sri Lanka below!

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Festival Highlights in Sri Lanka

  • Witness the dancers, drummers and decorated elephants during Esala Perahera Festival
  • Firecrackers, lightning of oil lamps and partying in the street, all at once? Only during Aluth Avurudda Festival
  • To accept diversity, different stream in music and all ethnic group, Sri Lanka has Jaffna Music Festival

Top cultural experiences in Sri Lanka

Beautiful Coexistence: Temples of Colombo Tour


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Clinton Helena

Day Trip Through the Enchanting Douro Valley

We had a wonderful day trip to the Douro Valley with Helena this October. She picked us up at our hotel and took us out to the Valley. We had a wonderful boat ride, delicious lunch and a great winery tour. Her English was a great and she was very pleasant to talk with. She was very knowlegeable about the area and about Porto. Could not have asked for a better time!

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Katja Wolfgang

Off the Beaten Track with a Local in Lisbon

Wolfgang ist ein richtiger Glücksgriff! Er ist offen, freundlich, geht auf die Gruppe ein indem er mehrfach fragt, ob man irgendwelche Wünsche hat und was man von Lissabon gerne sehen möchte. Bei der Stadtführung hat Wolfgang uns schöne Orte außerhalb des Tourismus gezeigt und auch einiges dazu erzählt. Wir hatten auf der Tour einen riesen Spaß und eins ist klar, beim nächsten Lissabonbesuch werden wir wieder eine Tour bei ihm buchen! Außerdem hat er uns super Tipps für das Abendprogramm gegeben. Eine Tour bei Wolfgang können wir also nur empfehlen 😊

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Molly Lucie

Prague’s Favorite Food Tour

We wish we’d found this app and Luci at the beginning of our holiday- Luci helped us to navigate the transit system...we stopped at several spots - had beer and pickled sausage with Brie and paprika at one spot- great tastings at a neighbourhood butcher shop- delicious coffee and sweets at a tucked away cafe - split a sandwich and more sweets at another
We really enjoyed and saw how the locals live - highly highly recommend! Luci was great!!