For many years Sri Lanka was not on the tourist map, until today, and it is now well and truly there. Lying between India and Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka's myriad appeals are undeniably alluring.
Sri Lanka has more Unesco World Heritage Sites, in such a small area, than anywhere else on earth and over 2000 years of culture can be discovered at the ancient sites where legendary temples boast beautiful details. But Sri Lanka is not just renowned for its ancient history; it is also home to miles and miles of beautiful beaches, and tea estates in the central hill ranges.
Sri Lanka’s wonderful landscape is invitingly lined with pure white sand. Diving, snorkelling, or just soaking up the seemingly endless warmth and sun are reward in themselves. White dagobas curving sky-ward create a starting skyline, serene carved stone Buddha’s lying in permanent silence and elephants in parades glittering in gold.
Endless beaches, ancient ruins, friendly and welcoming people, lots of elephants, cheap prices, famous tea, and delectable food, all describe Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is spectacular, it’s affordable, and it’s still often uncrowded. Now is a great time to discover it.
Marvel at magnificent temples, see the World Heritage Rock Fortress at Sigiriya, search for elephants and other wild animals at Yala National Park, discover the fascinating caves at Dambulla and explore the ruined cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura.
Join us on an exciting discovery of Sri Lanka, including beautiful beaches, ruins lost in the jungle, unique wildlife, tea plantations and stunning waterfalls. One of the highlights of this land is its gracious people and a rich abundance of surprises on offer.
Discover Sri Lanka’s north, including the city of Jaffna, home to many unique temples, a rich culture and beautiful beaches. The Esala Perahera Pageant in Kandy will be a highlight of your tour.
Time difference: Sri Lanka is 6.5 hours behind New Zealand (7.5 hours during daylight saving)
Flight Time: Approx 13 hours
Visa Required: Yes
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Tel Code: +94
Official Language: Sinhala & Tamil
Main Religion: Buddhism
Airlines: Singapore Airlines