Mention a trip to Sri Lanka and most people think of the cricket team or their famous Ceylon tea. Very few people actually know of the hidden charms that Sri Lanka truly has to offer holidaymakers. Sri Lanka is a wonderful holiday destination for many reasons. It's home to pristine beaches, lush green forests, and ancient temples that are sure to leave you in awe. The country’s rich cultural heritage and history are evident in its architecture, art, and cuisine. Sri Lanka is also known for its wildlife, including elephants, leopards, and whales. The country’s tropical climate and friendly people make it an ideal destination for travelers looking for a unique and memorable experience. If you’re looking for a holiday that is full of natural beauty, adventure and has a rich cultural heritage then Sri Lanka should be on your travel bucket list.
If you’re looking for other holiday destinations that offer similar experiences, you might want to consider our holiday packages to Thailand, Cambodia, Goa in India or Vietnam. Each of these countries has its own unique charm and attractions that are sure to make your holiday unforgettable.
Sri Lanka is home to some of the most pristine and untouched beaches in the world. Spend your days swimming and relaxing on golden beaches with tropical rainforest as your backdrop. The more popular beaches have restaurants dotted along the coast, mainly specialising in seafood caught fresh that day. For some of the best snorkelling and diving on your Sri Lanka holiday, head over to Pigeon Island National Park.
Go on a hiking adventure in Sri Lanka’s rugged, mountainous interior landscape. There are sacred sites and incredible viewpoints to be found when exploring. You can also visit the tea plantations where tea leaves are grown on the gently rolling hills which make for a mesmerising and memorable visit.
From rainforests to endless miles of powdery, blonde sand beaches, there are so many reasons to choose Sri Lanka as your next holiday destination. Try something off the beaten path and step into a fairly undiscovered country. Browse our Sri Lanka holiday packages below and don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.
Activities and things to do on a Sri Lanka holiday.
Visa Information: All applicants who apply for Sri Lanka Tourist and Business visas can apply for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation). ETA is an official authorisation for a short visit to Sri Lanka. ETA holders will be issued a 30-day short visit visa at the port of entry in Sri Lanka. Apply online on www.eta.gov.lk.
Plug Types: Sri Lanka primarily uses Type D and Type G electrical plugs. Type D plugs have three round pins, while Type G plugs have three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. The standard voltage is 230V, and the frequency is 50Hz. It's recommended to carry suitable adaptors if your devices use different plug types.
Currency: The official currency of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). Currency exchange facilities are readily available at airports, banks, and exchange offices. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in major cities and tourist areas, but it's advisable to carry some cash for smaller establishments and remote areas.
Time Zone: Sri Lanka is in the Indian Standard Time Zone (IST), which is UTC+5:30. It's important to adjust your plans and schedules accordingly when travelling to Sri Lanka.
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