Sri Lanka

A tear-shaped island of enchanting tropical beaches, gleaming Buddhist temples, misty tea plantations and old colonial hill stations, this golden isle is a tapestry of unparalleled beauty. Sri Lanka's cultural triangle is home to the world heritage sites of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura, the rock fortress of Sigiriya and the cave monastery at Dambulla. The beautiful lake-side town of Kandy is the gateway to the tea plantations and former British hill station of Nuwara Eliya and with Uda Walawe and Yala National Parks, southern Sri Lanka offers excellent wildlife viewing, a golden coastline and the 16th century port of Galle. It is now also possible to travel north, past Wilpattu National Park to Jaffna and, with the excellent beaches of the east coast, every corner of this beautiful island can be explored. We have over 25 years’ experience planning tailor-made holidays and tours to Sri Lanka.

Essential Information

Capital: Colombo

Main Language: Sinhala / English

Time Zone: GMT + 5.5

Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

When To Go

This is a general overview suggesting when to travel in the country. Please note that this may not directly apply to any specific itinerary or region.

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Customer Testimonial

Thank you very, very, much for organising our truly fantastic trip to India. We adored it and want you to know that the whole holiday went like clockwork thanks to you and your staff both in England and in India. The two weeks we spent in India quite surpassed our expectations and now we very much want to go back. We have left behind many new friends including your India staff, the excellent guides and the car drivers especially Raj. With him we felt we were in the safest hands on every trip and the way he anticipated our every need was truly amazing.

All in all it was a holiday of a life time and we have come back with our brains filled with rich, fabulous memories.

Thank you to you and your staff for all the attention and everything you did for us.

JW & AW - Northern India and Sri Lanka - January 2017

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