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Holidays to Sri Lanka

India's neighbour is much more than a sunny beach destination (although both can be found in a country which boasts 833 miles of coastline). It pays to step away from the sand to find other highlights: the Portuguese and Dutch colonial heritage which shapes the south-westerly city of Galle; the serenity of Kandy, with its vast Buddhist temple; the swirl of the capital Colombo; the British yesterday of Nuwara Eliya, a hill station framed by tea plantations. Despite a difficult recent past, Sri Lanka’s future beckons.

Must see: I climbed Sigiriya – a 660ft (200m) stand-alone monolith almost at the heart of Sri Lanka – on a blazing day. It was tough going, but the route up, sometimes along rusty stairs hammered into the rock, took me past frescoes which date back to the fifth century – and delivered me to a flat-top summit which once hosted a royal palace. Truly amazing.

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The perfect Sri Lanka family adventure holiday with a mix of activities, culture and wildlife

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An action packed holiday perfect for adventurous families with teenage children. An exciting mix of serious adventure; think animal safari and water fun with a hint of luxury! This trip is ideal for families who enjoy a busy holiday, who like to get off the beaten tourist trail, and who would like to experience something of the ‘real’ Sri Lanka.

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A gentle walking holiday visiting the island’s main historical, cultural, wildlife and scenic highlights.

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Explore Sri Lanka, a country with 2,500 years of rich history and 8 World Heritage Sites. Visit ancient kingdoms and pay homage at the cradle of Buddhist civilisation. Wander through tea plantations, see an extraordinary range of wildlife at National Parks before extending your holiday on one of the world class beaches of Sri Lanka.

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £1,550
  • Operator: Eastravel
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Set off on a group adventure around Sri Lanka and experience Golden beaches, tea-plantations, Hindu shrines and incredible landscapes on what is known as the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'.

  • Holiday duration: 15 days
  • Price from: £999
  • Operator: Tucan Travel
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Spend two weeks exploring Sri Lanka with immersive local experiences and wilderness adventures combined with luxurious hotel stays.

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Hidden Highlights of Sri Lanka from Tailor-Made Holidays is an exhilarating holiday in Sri Lanka. Available from 25 Sep 2018 to 31 Dec 2019 this 14 day trip costs from £3,789, which includes flights.

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Leopard and elephant are Sri Lanka’s two signature species, and you’ll have ample opportunity to spot both on this two-week tour of the island, which has been specifically designed with wildlife and nature lovers in mind.

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The tiny tropical island of Sri Lanka is home to some of the finest national parks of the subcontinent making it a wildlife enthusiasts paradise.


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Available from 19 March 2020 to 02 April 2020 this 14 day trip costs from £2395 and has a maximum group size of 12 persons.

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