Valparaíso – A Brief & Interesting History


Valparaíso was discovered in 1536 by Spanish explorer Juan de Saavedra while searching for his supply ship, the Santiaguillo. A conquistador from Spain, Diego de Almagro had sent the Santiaguillo to open trade routes and supply de Saavedra’s expedition. This expedition was part of a Spanish belief that there was greater treasures to be found beyond Peru. On arrival in Quintil Bay, de Saavedra named the region Valle del Paraíso (Valley of Paradise) after his home village in Spain. It remained a relatively small village comprised of a church and a few houses for almost 300 years.

Holiday to Latin America? Our Guide to get to Latin America

Qantas 747 Sydney to Santiago

YourTrip are now offering amazing holiday experiences in Latin America, but how exactly do you get there? This short article looks at what we think are the easiest and most comfortable ways to get to Latin America. The flights to Latin America we’ve looked at is just our suggestions. It’s not an exhaustive list, as […]

Why animal and history lovers wont miss Yala National Park

Yala National Park Elephants

There are few national parks in the world with scenery, wildlife and cultural sites that can match those of Yala National Park. Yala, as the locals call it, is the most visited national park in Sri Lanka. With a history that spans across millenniums, Yala literally has something for everyone. As a center of bygone […]

Bentota Beachside Resorts

Bentota Sri Lanka Turtles

While there are numerous pristine coastal towns along Sri Lanka’s coastline, Bentota is one of the most dazzling. Bentota’s gleaming beaches, diverse restaurant scene and rich cultural heritage gives visitors ample opportunities to experience Sri Lanka. A wide range of restaurants and diverse array of cultural sites provides an immersive perspective on Sri Lankan life. […]

Mirissa – Sri Lanka’s Favourite Beachside Village

Mirissa Sri Lanka

Mirissa is a laid back beach paradise on the south coast of Sri Lanka. The town is easily accessible from the capital city of Colombo; the journey takes just 3 hours by car. It is also just a short taxi ride from another of the country’s popular attractions, Galle Fort. Mirissa is the perfect place […]

Why You Need to Visit Anuradhapura


As one of its sacred cities, Anuradhapura forms a significant part of Sri Lanka’s history. Together with Sigirya and Polonnawura it forms the country’s famed “Cultural Triangle” and is a must-see destination for any visitor. It’s no surprise that city has gained international recognition as a UNESCO world heritage site. Spending just one day here […]

Back to Basics: Sri Lanka Cultural History

Sri Lanka Cultural History

The diverse landscapes, cultures and history of this beautiful island nation invites you to explore. With many UNESCO listed world heritage sites, a tour of Sri Lanka cultural history provides plenty of options. Experience evidence of Sri Lankan history dating back over 2,000 years that has only recently been recovered from the jungle. Join one […]

The Hidden Mystery Behind Galle and it’s Dutch Fort

Galle Sri Lanka

Galle Fort is located in southern Sri Lanka by the enchanting waters of Galle Bay. It takes just over two hours to reach the Fort from Colombo Airport. Galle Fort itself was built in 1588 by the Portuguese and reinforced by the Dutch in the 17th century. The British resumed work on it in 1796, […]