SRI LANKA HOLIDAYS 2013, 2014
• 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 ...
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 ...
• Climb Sigiriya Rock, a UNESCO world heritage site • Experience a stay in a colonial-style tea planters bungalow • Explore Galle Fort Read more ...
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.
Colombo (Sri Lankan Airlines daily)
10 hours non-stop
GMT +6 hours
Required for British Nationals from 1st January 2012.
Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area
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SRI LANKA WITH A&KWhat 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.
Suggested Sri Lanka Accommodation Offers
Amanwella is situated amidst a mature coconut grove fronting a crescent shaped beach near the village of Tangalle. All 30 suites of this beachfront resort feature their own private swimming pool and terrace...
Tea Trails consists of twenty exquisite rooms & suites in four luxurious bungalows, boasting spectacular locations, butler service & fine cuisine. Each bungalow is unique - featuring...
Vil Uyana is a haven for those who wish to escape to nature and indulge in pampering themselves in luxurious comfort.
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This is the second trip we have done with A&K. (The first was in 1999.) We were very impressed with A&K on the first trip. We were even more impressed with A&K on the second trip. Consequently, we are already considering a third trip with A&K – to Egypt in March 2014.
- JK, Kenya
Madrasati ('My School')
Is an innovative grassroots project to rehabilitate schools and improve their learning environment; we have adopted Balquees School in Amman.
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