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Sri Lanka Tours and Tour Holidays

The lovely teardrop-shaped Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka is a land of dense forests, glittering temples, and golden beaches. Oh, and don’t forget the charming hillside tea plantations that produce some of the globe’s finest cuppas.

Explore this welcoming country on a Sri Lanka tour holiday and you’ll see elements of its ancient history as well as its British and European colonial past. Formerly known as Ceylon, the ‘Land of Serendipity’ serves up the city of Kandy, home to the sacred Buddhist Temple of the Tooth, and Yala National Park, where wild elephants and leopards roam. History lovers should visit the UNESCO-listed coastal city of Galle, with its imposing Dutch-built fortress, the buzzing capital Colombo, and the charming English-style hill station of Nuwara Eliya, which harks back to the days of the British Raj.

Legendary temples, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites, fill this enchanted country. Each one tells an ancient story which took place thousands of years ago, linking back to the country’s two significant ethnic groups – the Sinhalese and Tamils. Both groups tell fascinating and contrasting versions of Sri Lanka’s past, including the origins of the many temples and Buddhist shrines.

Sri Lanka adventure tours reveal great sites – such as the serene Golden Temple and the Temple of the Tooth – along with their history in the words of both the Sinhalese and Tamils

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Explore the glorious wildlife living in the country’s tropical climate. Sri Lanka wildlife tours are a great way to experience the array of fauna, including elephants that graciously trek along the colourful streets. Despite its size, Sri Lanka hosts some of the most prestigious mammals with countless national parks and reserves advocating the region. Leopard, sloth bear, sambar dear, wild buffalo and an abundance of beautiful birds are amongst the wildlife found here - it truly is paradise for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

Sri Lanka holiday packages are a great way to explore the desirable natural beauty effortlessly adored by the numerous visitors and locals passing through the region. Whether it is walking on pristine, white-sanded beaches; standing on one of the beautiful lush-green mountainous lands to take in the awe-inspiring views; discovering the scenic Royal Botanical Gardens; or admiring one of the enchanted waterfalls, you are bound to leave feeling inspired.

From the experts…

“Sri Lanka is one of my favourite travel destinations so far. The feeling of meeting the elephants in Udawalawe National Park and the views as we drove to Nuwara Eliya will stay with me forever. From the heights of Sigiriya Rock to the grassy plains of Yala – the key in Sri Lanka is preparation. Be sure to take some comfortable walking or hiking shoes for the climb to the top of Sigiriya – it’s a challenge, but absolutely worth it once you’re at the top. Also, clear your camera memory. You won’t be able to stop clicking at the tranquil green views in Anuradhapura, the vast tea plantations in the mountains, and all the animals you’ll see on safari.” Emmanuella Esue, Product Executive