Indian Ocean History & Culture Holidays
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
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.
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.
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.
Top offers for Indian Ocean History and culture
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.
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.