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Romantically christened the “teardrop of India”, Sri Lanka is an island full of surprises that along with a stunning coastline offers the visitor history spanning 3,000 event-filled years, eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and culture of unbelievable depth and diversity. For those interested in history and heritage Sri Lanka is a treasure trove. Set amongst lush, green and picturesque mountains lined with tea plantations and alongside golden, sandy beaches, the setting is spectacular and makes for a holiday to be remembered forever.
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Our vastly experienced travel advisors are passionate about Sri Lanka. With first-hand knowledge of when and where to go they can create the perfect holiday experience for you, at the best possible price.
Flight duration: Colombo is approximately 11 hours (non-stop flights) from the UK.
Local time: GMT +5.5 hours.
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee. Travellers cheques are not accepted.
Language: Sinhala/Tamil. English is also widely spoken.
Passports & visas: A full British passport, which is machine readable and valid for six months beyond your return date is required. Please click here to find out if a visa is required for British passport holders.
Health: Vaccinations may be required and are strongly recommended. Your GP will be able to provide you with specific advice on the destinations in your itinerary.
Religious holidays: Alcoholic drinks are not served in hotels (including those offering all inclusive) on Full-Moon Poya days and other special days stipulated by the government. Please ask for more information at time of booking.
Best time to travel: The monsoon winds bring rain to the country at different times, making Sri Lanka’s beaches a year round prospect. The south western coast is sunny and the sea calm from November to March, while the east coast is best from April to October.