Warm, tropical Sri Lanka lies just south of India in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Fringed with golden sands and coconut palms, home to ancient cities including seven World Heritage Sites and lush tea plantations.

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Flight time (from UK)
  • 10¾ hrs
Time difference
  • GMT +5½ hours

Explore the bustling capital Colombo, the medieval Buddhist capital of Polonnaruwa with its magnificent carved Buddhas, the cave temples at Dambulla and the staggering rock fortress at Sigiriya. The coastal stretch is dotted with resorts and palm-fringed beaches, the sand glitters like gold dust and the sea sparkles in the bright sunlight all the way down the southwest coast. Recently designated a World Heritage Site, Galle combines grand architecture with some of Sri Lanka’s finest beaches, the famous stilt fishermen and Galle’s massive fort.

It is impossible to demonstrate Sri Lanka’s variety with a stay in just one place, so create your own personalised itinerary by combining Sigiriya with the beach and add your own car and English-speaking driver to enjoy the sights at your own pace.

Royal and sacred cities, cliff top citadels and temple caves combine with beautiful beaches to make this one of the real jewels of the Indian Ocean, one of the most beautiful and scenically interesting islands in the world.


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