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Indian Ocean History and culture

Indian Ocean History & Culture Holidays

Introduction

There's a wealth of history and culture associated with the Indian Ocean Islands.

Sri Lanka in particular has a vast and rich cultural diversity that includes a large number of customs, rituals and festivals, many of which have been maintained and are still practiced today. there are also a number of World Heritage Sites to discover here, including the citadel of Sigiriya, city of Polonnaruwa and the rock temples of Dambulla.

These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday in the Indian Ocean by adding an activity or excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Our top itineraries for Indian Ocean History and culture

Local fishermen at Unawatuna, near Galle

Sri Lanka’s Cities & Beaches

10-day tailor-made journey from £2,055 pp incl. flights

In the company of your own driver/guide, you’ll explore the Dutch-colonial gems and stunning Indian Ocean beaches of Sri Lanka’s southwest corner, taking in Colombo, Galle and Bentota.

Baros Maldives

Sri Lanka & The Maldives

16-day tailor-made journey from £4,245 pp incl. flights

Offering idyllic islands, scenic splendour and cultural encounters, this best-of-both tour shows off both Sri Lanka and the Maldives at their absolute finest. Enjoy the sparkle of the Indian Ocean and stroll past giant-sized recumbent Buddhas in this tailor-made journey.

Beach, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Ancient Kingdoms & East Coast Beaches

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,710 pp incl. flights

Visiting Sri Lanka's most impressive ancient monuments and beautiful beaches in utter luxury, enjoying the services of a private driver throughout and staying in only the finest hotels. Think beach villas and palatial country manors.

Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone Paradisi), Minneriya National Park

Sri Lankan Wildlife and Whales

9-day tailor-made journey from £2,100 pp incl. flights

A week-long trip to Sri Lanka, including the Sinharaja Rainforest, Yala National Park, and whale and dolphin watching on the south coast

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Top offers for Indian Ocean History and culture

Red Fort

Golden Triangle and Asian Discovery on Crystal Symphony

24-day private tour & cruise from £6,495 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Tailor-made tour and cruise offer

After a private multi-day tour of Delhi, the Taj Mahal and Jaipur, set off on an all-inclusive luxury cruise across Asia, linking India and Sri Lanka with Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Temple in Bangkok, Thailand

Golden Temples, Ancient Shrines on Seven Seas Voyager

22-day cruise from £9,795 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Receive $500 credit per suite and free 3-night land tour
Book by: 31 December 2019

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit. Guests in all suite categories can enjoy a FREE 3-Night Essence of Bangkok pre-cruise land program or a FREE 3-Night Abu Dhabi, Dubai Dunes and Sharjah post-cruise land program on this voyage.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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