Buddha Polonnaruwa

Quintessential Sri Lanka from £2,795

• Climb Sigiriya Rock, a UNESCO world heritage site • Experience a stay in a colonial-style tea planters bungalow • Explore Galle Fort Read more ...


Highlights of Sri Lanka from £1,950

• Visit the Dambulla Cave Temples
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Abercrombie & Kent Travel, Sri Lanka

Family Sri Lanka from £2,995

Highlights Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa by bike, stopping for fresh coconuts on your way. Witness the Kandy Perahera with its beautifully adorned elephants, dancers, drummers and fire breathers. Experience first-hand the process of creating the perfect cup of Ceylon tea. Ride around the jungle in search of the elusive leopard in Yala National Park. Enjoy relaxing on the palm fringed beaches of Sri Lanka’s south west coast. Read more ...

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Best time to be there

During our winter months, when the humidity is lower and the temperature more comfortable for sightseeing and exploration. However, the monsoon season of May to September should not be discounted for travel as the whole of Sri Lanka is bursting into lush greenery due to the rainfall showing you a side of this island not everyone sees.

Fly to

Colombo (Sri Lankan Airlines daily)

flying time

10 hours non-stop

time difference

GMT +6 hours


Required for British Nationals from 1st January 2012.

Health Requirements

Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area



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What do sooty shearwater, spot-billed pelican and masked boobies have in common? They're graceful proof that if you have a passion, we'll do our best to make your travel relevant and stimulating. Our very best. Ask our guests who recently returned from Sri Lankan having mentioned an interest in ornithology. We arranged the perfect, knowledgeable and sharp-eyed driver guide, who helped them identify over 90 types of birds - nearly a quarter of the island's species. They were so impressed; they immediately purchased the same bird-watching bible he used himself.

He's just one of the seriously professional guides, lecturers and naturalists who bring the big, beautiful teardrop of Sri Lanka to life. They're part of the newest team in A&K's global network, based in Colombo with highly experienced, superbly connected, multi-lingual staff on call 24/7. As well as ensuring your holiday flows smoothly, with seamless travel to neighbouring India and the Maldives, they organise unique, one-off experiences from gourmet cooking lessons using island spices to al fresco candlelit suppers overlooking lush plantations, and a day working with orphaned elephants.

Take an Abercrombie & Kent luxury break to Sri Lanka in 2014 and 2015, and we'll show you a country that combines diverse colonial history with ancient temples, verdant jungle and cool upland tea plantations, all ringed by palm-fringed Indian Ocean beaches.

You can travel to Nuwara Eliya in the heart of the tea country where England's influence is betrayed by billiard table lawns and Georgian properties, or Galle Fort in the south where daily life flows effortlessly through the UNESCO listed Dutch architecture. There's the commercial hub of Colombo, a chance to take in the famous botanical gardens or a high quality cricket match, before visiting an elephant orphanage enroute to Kandy, the last Royal capital, with its rambling colonial buildings and temples threaded through wooded lakeside hills.
But whatever you do, we strongly recommend some downtime on the dreamy coast; be it Bentota, sandwiched between river and ocean on the east coast, or Tangalle in the far south. You won't need a brilliantly informative A&K guide to see that the beaches are long and deserted, the water warm and the breeze soft. Some things in Sri Lanka are best left to yourself.

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Thank you to you (Debbie Rawnsley) and all your marvellous colleagues in Japan who ‘blew us away’ with their attention to detail, their friendliness and dazzling courtesy.

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