Captivating and enigmatic, this tropical tear-drop island is bursting with diverse and often unexpected treasures
Perhaps best known for the beach resorts that line its extensive coast, Sri Lanka is also a culture lover’s paradise. There are rock temples and fortresses, ruins of ancient and sacred cities, and relics of a colonial age. And if that’s not quite enough to tempt you, Sri Lanka also has a naturally spectacular interior that’s home to rolling tea plantations, and wildlife-rich parks and reserves where elephants, leopards, crocodiles and sloth bears roam free.
Sri Lanka holidays take on a slower pace. This is an island where time takes on a different meaning; it may take a little longer to get from A to B, but that only adds to its charm. It gives you more time to take in your surroundings and discover the country from a local’s perspective as your guide proudly regales you with tales of their homeland.
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Sri Lanka holiday highlights
Sri Lanka is a combination of so many spectacular aspects that its visitors return time and time again. This is a country that has everything from vast stretches of coastline to rolling tea plantations and dense rainforest to ancient relics. Here, you can embark on a journey guided by locals who will open your eyes to their culture and share their heritage with you.
Where is Sri Lanka?
The tear drop-shaped island of Sri Lanka is located in the heart of the Indian Ocean and is separated from the south-east coast of India by the Gulf of Munnar and the Palk Strait. Check out our best time to visit guide to find out when to travel to Sri Lanka.
It’s often Sri Lanka’s beaches that first spring to mind… this little island does have some magnificent stretches of golden sand. The south-west coast is especially popular, with resorts such as Negombo and Bentota providing an excellent choice of beautiful hotels from old colonial favourites to modern resorts with extensive facilities. The district of Trincomalee and the resort town of Passikudah on the east coast provide a quieter option, slightly off the tourist trail. The sloping beaches and largely sheltered bays make the east coast an excellent choice for families, while the handful of luxury properties makes it an unbeatable honeymoon setting.
The services of Kuoni resident representatives (tour leaders on escorted tours) or Kuoni appointed regional agents, with English speaking staff in most of the areas featured in this brochure;
Economy class airfares on scheduled (or charter flights) on IATA carriers and other airlines from UK as per itinerary (Air fares are based on group travel and changes of reservations are not permitted without the confirmation of Kuoni);
Luggage allowance, as specified;
Accommodation and sightseeing, as specified within the itinerary;
Meals as shown under hotel and tour text;
UK departure tax;
Government taxes and compulsory service charges;
Transfers to/from airport/hotels unless otherwise stated.
Visa fees, overseas airport taxes, overseas porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges to be payable locally (these will be communicated within your documentation, where such fees are known to us);
Optional excursions or activities booked during your holiday.