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The Island’s varied landscapes and climatic zones and plentiful national parks mean the country’s always excellent for wildlife sightings and although our recent Sri Lanka tour was in no way a specific nature or birdwatching trip we were lucky enough to have a keen-eyed wildlife specialist as our guide so sightings were even better than usual. We had come away…

A random selection of tour photos from our recent Sri Lanka, ‘Island of Serendipity’ tour. These are kind of ‘people doing things’ photos rather than postcard style, pretty pics (which we’ll save for a later post) so apologies for the fuzzy quality of some of the hurriedly taken smartphone shots. Somewhere between visiting the admittedly touristy, but certainly photogenic, stilt…

Our 2-week, Sri Lanka photography tour, guided by one of our experienced professional photographers, takes in the island’s highly varied landscapes from the popular western beaches to the lesser-visited eastern coastline by way of the mountains and plantations of the Hill Country and waterfalls and moors of the Horton Plains. There will also be ample opportunities to photograph the still…

Published in 2015 Elephant Complex by English author John Gimlette is not only the best book we’ve read on Sri Lanka but simply one of the best travel books we’ve come across on any destination, anywhere!  This compact yet insightful account covers over 2,000 years of the Island’s complex history, culture and society as well as its peoples, nature and…

This fascinating 2-week Sri Lanka tour takes you from the spectacular ancient cities and UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites of the Central Plains and Cultural Triangle, through the ancient capital Kandy, the scenic hill country, tea estates and national parks to a beautiful and relatively undeveloped section of the Southern Coast. We’ll discover the flourishing wildlife and stunning scenery of Udawalawa…

Presenting our Sri Lanka Discovery tour; Ancient Cities and the Hill Country. This 2-week tour of central and northern Sri Lanka takes in the picturesque Hill Country with its famous tea plantations, the ancient cities of the famous Cultural Triangle, and the unspoilt north-east coast where the stunning beaches around Trincomalee are now opening up after being off-limits during the…

Since our recent Facebook photo proved popular we thought we’d post a few more of these wonderful images – the ‘Maidens of the Clouds’ from Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. So called because these wonderful frescoes are found halfway up a sheer cliff at the ancient site, and UNESCO World Heritage listed, Sigiriya rock fortress in Sri Lanka’s ‘Cultural Triangle’. The…

A 2-week Sri Lanka Family Tour. Explore the World Heritage ancient city of Polonnaruwa by bicycle, scale the dramatic rock fortress of Sigiriya, raft down the jungle-lined Kelani River, hike across Horton Plains National Park to the spectacular ‘World’s End’, go on a jeep safari through Udawalawe National Park, take boat trips snorkelling or whale watching in the Indian Ocean,…

The island of Sri Lanka, which lies in the Indian Ocean, is well known for its beautiful beaches and now the government is doing even more to make the most of them for tourists. It has launched a programme, spearheaded by the Ministry of Economic Development, to clean them up and ensure they stay that way, reports News 360. As…

Getting those picturesque photographs of Cambodia’s sublime landscapes or spectacular, atmospheric shots of jungle-clad temple ruins is a straightforward task. You’ll need someone to ensure you get to the right place at the right time then hope for a fortuitous monk to stroll past the stone carvings or an old ox-cart to lumber across the paddy-field and bingo. What’s equally…

For our Maldives eco-resort stay, we’ve chosen the excellent Barefoot Eco Hotel on the north Maldives island of Hanimadhoo. This is a ‘local’ island as opposed to a private resort island, and so the unique Barefoot forms a  stepping stone between village guesthouses and the more well-known luxury resorts and provides a lot more than just your traditional Maldives sun,…

Tours All Points East’s series of original photography tours to Southeast Asia keeps to our signature style by combining the well-known and off-the-beaten-track destinations as well as both the iconic sights and images of everyday life. All tours will be fully guided by one of our professional travel photographers, Gary Latham or Jeff Perigois. Both of whom highly experienced in…

Here you’ll find a wide range of varied tour extensions which you can add before, after, or even on occasions during any of our regular tours. These stretch from a half-day, in the case of a cookery class, up to 5 or 6 days, or indeed for a beach or island extension – as long as you wish. For those…

Our Hidden Maldives tour provides you with some glimpses into the authentic country, people and culture that few visitors get to see. The luxury resorts on private, tourist islands and turquoise atolls are world famous; but what about the rest of the vast archipelago nation? On this trip, we’ll stay in family-run accommodation in a traditional fishing village and visit…

All Points East are excited to announce that after some time on the drawing board we’re nearly ready to begin offering Maldives island options as extensions to our two Sri Lanka tours.   So after 2 weeks of exploring the classic sites and off the beaten track secrets of this wonderful island a short flight from Colombo will take you…

All Points East, Southeast Asia tours and travel specialist is an independent, fully licensed, UK and Asian based travel company which has been running tours since 1999. Our goal is to produce original and quality trips at reasonable prices with an emphasis on genuinely small groups, off the beaten track destinations and a commitment to responsible travel. Our tours, both…