SRI LANKA HOLIDAYS 2013, 2014

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Temples, Tea & Tropical Beaches from £2,380

• Visit the Temple of the Tooth & colourful markets in Kandy • Travel by train through the scenic tea plantations • Enjoy the palm-fringed golden beaches around Wadduwa Read more ...


Private Jet Journeys

Islands, Savannas & the Amazon: Around the World by Private Jet from £67,080

Fly by private jet from Miami to Monaco with an incredible itinerary of islands and countries along the way. This epic trip blends the best landscapes, beaches and experiences from across the world to create a luxury holiday you’ll never forget. Take a 3 day river cruise down the magnificent Amazon and soak up the untamed exotic surroundings. Fly almost 3,000 miles to explore the mysterious and remote Easter Island before a relaxing interlude in the tropical Paradise of Samoa. Drop into the wildly beautiful Madagascar, affectionately known as “the perfume island” and visit a ylang-ylang botanical garden and distillery. Finally, finish your adventure in the playground of the rich and famous at the luxury Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo in Monaco where you can reminisce over your adventure with new found friends. Read more ...


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

Visas

Required for British Nationals from 1st January 2012.

Health Requirements

Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area



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SRI LANKA WITH A&K

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.

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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 for your voicemail; it's so nice of you to follow up to see how our holiday was. We had an amazing time. Thanks again (Emma Bell) for an absolutely wonderful trip.

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Elephant Outreach Programme, Botswana

Sanctuary Stanley's and Sanctuary Baines' Camps introduce the children of Ngamiland to their natural heritage through positive interaction with a trio of orphaned elephants.



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