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Sri Lanka

About This Destination

A tropical tear drop-shaped island in the exotic Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is not just a beautiful beach destination but a country that is rich in history and heritage. Holidays here offer idyllic beaches with glittering golden sands and swaying palms trees but beyond the shoreline you can discover ancient cities, amazing temples, tea plantations, national parks and wildlife reserves.

In the bustling capital of Colombo, attractions include the famous Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Buddhist temple, the National Museum and Mount Lavina beach. The cobbled streets lined with shops and the bazaar district of Pettah are bursting with an amazing range of goods at bargain prices. Early risers will love hiking up to the top of Sigiriya Rock, an ancient fortress that towers above the land, to see the sun come up and beat the crowds. Taking the train through the Sri Lankan hill country is an amazing way to see the lush area that is full of tea plantations in the true spirit of adventure. Head to one of the country’s national parks to see elephants, crocodiles and even leopards in the wild.

Fact File

  • Flight Time

    Flight time:

    Approx. 11 Hrs

  • Time Difference

    Time Difference:

    +6 Hours

  • Best Time To Travel

    Best Time to Travel:

    November – March & July – August

Our experts loved

Taking part in an authentic tea-picking experience at the Heritance Tea Factory. This is an amazing, immersive way to learn about the history of tea production in Sri Lanka as you get kitted out and head onto the terraces to pick the leaves for yourself. Garry also enjoyed taking a hike through Horton Plains National park to see the amazing waterfalls and staggering views from the famous World’s End point.