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An island nation bursting with culture

Charming seaside towns, fashionable cuisine, beautiful beaches - a Sri Lanka holiday has all the ingredients of the perfect tropical island experience, with heaps of added culture.

Evocatively known as the Emerald Isle, Sri Lanka has far more going for it than your average tropical island nation. Whether you’re exploring the 16th century streets of the colonial Fort at Galle, or visiting one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites at Kandy, Sri Lanka is full of surprises.

Discover 2,000-year-old cities lying in ruins in the famous Cultural Triangle, and spot elephants, peacocks and elusive leopards in the exotic wilderness of Yala National Park. In the cities, sample the mouthwatering combination of papaya and chilli from a street food vendor in between touring gleaming temples and fascinating museums.

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sri-lanka highlights

  • Climb the World Heritage-listed Sigiriya Rock

    A steep set of steps takes you past ancient murals to the top of this enormous rock, where the ruins of an ancient palace look out over sweeping views of the jungle below.

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  • Soak up some sun on deserted beaches

    There’s no shortage of immaculate sandy beaches in Sri Lanka, and they’re the perfect place to soak up the sun and relax with a good book.

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  • Tea Estates in the high country

    Get a glimpse of Sri Lanka’s past by savouring the aroma of an Orange Pekoe tea on a picturesque tea estate.

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  • Safari in Yala National Park

    Look out for leopards on a jeep safari in Yala National Park, home to one of the largest numbers of these majestic big cats. The leopards share this captivating habitat with wildlife ranging from elephants and water buffaloes to the Red Slender Loris.

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  • Feast on local delicacies

    Sumptuous flavours are waiting for you to discover in the varied local cuisine, which takes inspiration from numerous international influences and ranges from flame-roasted seafood to aromatic curry.

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  • Explore historic Galle by foot

    Reminders of Sri Lanka’s Dutch colonial past abound at historic Galle, which is dominated by an impressive fort. Explore its network of old streets and ramparts to get a taste of the city’s interesting history.

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  • The Temple of the Sacred Tooth in Kandy

    The lakeside city of Kandy is home to one of Buddhism’s most sacred relics: a tooth of the Buddha, housed in the tranquil Temple of the Sacred Tooth.

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  • Explore the ancient cities of the Cultural Triangle

    The evocative ruins of ancient kingdoms lie waiting for you to explore in Sri Lanka’s renowned ‘Cultural Triangle’; don’t miss Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura.

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  • Caves at Dambulla

    The ornate Hindu and Buddhist art that adorns the caves at Dambulla is more than worth the effort of ascending hundreds of steps to get there

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  • Observe the native wildlife

    Take an early morning walk along the banks of one of the great man-made lakes of central Sri Lanka, watching the incredible birdlife, crocodiles and other wildlife.

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