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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.

Travel to Sri Lanka

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.

  • Arugam Bay Beach: Found on Sri Lanka’s south-east coast, this beach is everything you could dream of — palm trees fan you as you sit on soft sands and stare out at a calm, crystal ocean. 
  • Visit a Tea Plantation: Take a tour of a tea estate steeped in colonial heritage. Watch the pickers in action and buy your own tea samples. 
  • Explore Yala National Park: Enjoy a safari in this national park off the island’s southern coast. This is also one of the best places to spot a leopard as it has the highest density of them in the world. 
  • Temples of Colombo: Hidden in the bustling capital city of Colombo are some of the most beautiful temples in Sri Lanka. 
  • Go on the Famous Rope Swing: A popular Instagram spot, this palm tree rope swing at Dalawella Beach makes for a great place to have fun and enjoy a beautiful sunset. 
  • Ride the Train from Ella to Kandy: This 5-hour journey is said to be one of the most scenic train journeys in the world. 
  • Tipping is not culturally necessary in Sri Lanka. 
  • Cash is needed, although most hotels, shops, and restaurants accept cards. Most of the country, however, is still heavily reliant on cash for everyday purchases.  
  • While there aren't strict rules regarding what you wear, modesty is necessary in places of worship.  
  • If you're wary of monsoon season, consider the side of Sri Lanka that you're visiting and the time of year. The Southwest of Sri Lanka is wettest from April to June, and the Northeast of Sri Lanka is wettest from November to December.  
  • Adam's peak is the most sacred mountain in Sri Lanka 
  • Ceylon tea originates from Sri Lanka and is the most famous tea in the world.  
  • Sri Lanka hosts 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites.  
  • Cinnamon originates from Sri Lanka 
  • Sri Lanka has been malaria-free from 2016.   
  • The national languages of Sri Lanka is Tamil and Sinhala. 

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 

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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