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Temples, Treasures & Spiritual Retreats
£1399pp

Breakfast • Flights inc

7-nights

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Ceylon Wildlife Safari
£1399pp

Breakfast • Flights inc

6-nights

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Golden Triangle & Indian Ocean Pearl
£1899pp

Breakfast • Flights inc

13-nights

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Golden Triangle & Magical Indian Ocean
£2599pp

Breakfast • Flights inc

17-nights

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Half-Board Sri Lanka and the Maldives in style w/flights
£2099pp

Half-board • Flights inc

13-nights • May 2021

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About Sri Lanka

Paradise without the price tag, you'll find miles of white sandy beaches, ancient ruins, incredible food and of course their infamous tea. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country filled with beautiful, friendly people and the best bit, its super cheap so affordable for everyone.

As yet relatively unspoilt by tourism, this hidden gem sits between the well trodden paths of India and South East Asia but is often overlooked. Its that little piece of the globe where everyone hasn't been, but all that's changing.

With 8 World Heritage sites to chose from inside its narrow boarders, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding what to put in your itinerary. The good news, is that all of them are easily accessible so visit Anuradhapura, the site of the oldest human-planted tree on the planet, in the morning, visit a two thousand year old temple at lunchtime, then watch as hundreds of elephants gather to drink in the afternoon.

Sri Lanka is still pretty uncrowded so it's a great time to visit and see all it's hidden gems the way they were supposed to be seen. At the beaches you'll find relatively undiscovered, yet still world-class dive sites just without the crowds, making them truly magical underwater kingdoms waiting to be explored.

Look beyond the stunning coastlines of this idyllic place and discover acres of tea plantations hidden amongst rain-forested peaks, perfect for explorers and hikers or marvel at them from windows of train carriages if you want the sites without the sweat.

Average high's in the late 20's and early 30's mean the sun is always shining and the monsoons tend to focus in the northeast so stick to the southwest to minimise the downpours.

Stunningly beautiful, pleasantly uncrowded and relatively cheap for paradise, this is one place that really needs to be seen to be believed. Book your next trip now.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Sri Lanka, our top picks for the best time to travel would be andugust

August

The rains have eased making it a great time to visit laid-back, historical Kandy. The city comes alive with the colourful Esala Perahera, a festival celebrating the tooth of Lord Buddha

Sri Lanka Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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9th March 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

Travel guide to Colombo, Sri Lanka

If it’s your first time in Sri Lanka, Colombo is the ideal place that you should visit first. It will help you understand the Sri Lankan culture. And since Colombo is the capital city of the said country, it is more modern and sophisticated compared to other cities. You can visit unique temples, beautiful mosques, peaceful parks, and many more. To give you an idea of what Colombo can offer, here’s our travel guide for you....

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15th June 2020 by Savoir There

My top 10 Sri Lanka travel tips

When I need a break from whatever life decides to throw at me, I have a habit of packing a bag and heading to a different part of Southeast Asia. I’ve explored The Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand and parts of Laos and Vietnam, and in late 2018 I chose to spend a whole month in Sri Lanka. I can tell you I did not regret it! So if you’re planning a trip to this tropical island in the Indian Ocean, check out my Sri Lanka travel tips to get more out of your time exploring a truly unforgettable...

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21st October 2019 by PommieTravels

Should you come to Sri Lanka for a short trip?

Since the end of the civil war in 2009, the number of tourists coming to Sri Lanka went from 447,890 to over 2.3 million in 2018, states thehindu.com. It’s not surprising because this country is a magnificent vacation destination. Even during the monsoon season, there are parts of Sri Lanka that you can enjoy visiting and beaches that are both beautiful and welcoming. The country has spectacular views, rich wildlife, and multiple historical and cultural sites you can explore for days....

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12th September 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

How much does a trip to Sri Lanka cost?

Sri Lanka is now up there in the top places to visit in Asia. Most of us know Asia for being pretty cheap and reasonable to travel around, especially for those of us coming from a Western Country but how cheap is Sri Lanka, how much money do you need to take to Sri Lanka, and how much does a trip to Sri Lanka cost? Well, in this post I’m going to share how much I spent backpacking Sri Lanka for 3 weeks along with what I found to be the costs for food, accommodation and activities in Sri Lanka...

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10th September 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

7 of the best & coolest cafes in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Mirissa on the South Coast of Sri Lanka is one of the most popular beaches to visit in Sri Lanka! The beach is good, the surf is good and it’s home to that oh so famous coconut tree hill that you’ve probably seen many photos of on Instagram! And if you haven’t here’s what it looks like: What Mirissa is also known for, as I found out when lots of recommendations came my way on social media, is it’s cafe and food scene! I spent one week in Mirissa catching up on work and finding the...

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8th September 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

Is August a good time to visit Sri Lanka?

August is an annoying time to visit Asia because a lot of Asian Countries are experiencing the monsoon rain in August, it’s incredibly hot, or both! When researching the best places in Asia to visit in August, Sri Lanka came up a number of times because it’s said that there’s never a bad time to visit Sri Lanka as it’s an all year round destination, you just have to be flexible with where you visit in Sri Lanka and work around the two monsoon seasons! I decided to go for it, I arrived...

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4th September 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

A guide on where to visit in Sri Lanka on your first trip

Sri Lanka is a pretty small country, especially compared to its closest country India, and it’s not made up of lots of islands like Indonesia and the Philippines, however I still struggled on how to plan my trip to Sri Lanka, where to go in Sri Lanka and the best Sri Lanka itinerary because from what I could see online, it didn’t seem that easy to travel around because not all places are connected by train and not all roads are direct. After visiting Sri Lanka for 3 weeks I’m here writing...

Weather in Sri Lanka

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Sri Lanka

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January
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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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July
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August
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September
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October
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November
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December