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
A tailor-made journey through Sri Lanka, visiting its most impressive ancient monuments and beautiful beaches as you explore Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Kandy, Polonnaruwa and more. Discover white-sand beaches, verdant tea plantations and architectural wonders dating back to the 11th century.
A week-long trip to Sri Lanka, including the Sinharaja Rainforest, Yala National Park, and whale and dolphin watching on the south coast
From sweeping tea plantations to UNESCO-listed treasures and the wildlife of the Yala National Park, spend two memorable weeks exploring the history, culture and beaches of this Indian Ocean gem, a land of smiles that's long made it a travellers' favourite.