SOUTH COAST, SRI LANKA

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Tangalle lies in the south of Sri Lanka and is known for its beaches. A popular excursion away from the beach is a visit to Mulkirigala Rock Temple. Dating back to the 2nd century B.C, the temple has been carved around a series of natural caves. The temple contains many statues of Buddha as well as some beautiful wall paintings.


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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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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Uncovering the secrets of Sri Lanka

Nights: 17 | from £4,995pp

This indepth journey of Sri Lanka takes in the all the key attractions including the Cultural Triangle, visit historic Kandy before heading to the tea... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Family Sri Lanka

Nights: 14 | from £2,995pp

A magical 14 night family trip to Sri Lanka where you’ll enjoy the beaches of Sri Lanka's southwest coast and visit Polonnaruwa by bike. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Family Holidays

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Classic Sri Lanka

Nights: 13 | from £2,475pp

The tear-drop isle is ideal for a two-week trip – that’s enough time to pack in ancient forts and temples, world-class wild-life, hill walks, historic... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Sri Lanka

Nights: 8 | from £1,995pp

This journey takes in the key sites of Sri Lanka, combining history and culture. This short itinerary can be extended to include wildlife or time on the... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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A Hosted Journey - Gourmet Traveller Sri Lanka with Helen Anderson

Nights: 13 | from £4,535pp

Enjoy exclusive culinary experiences, with market visits, cooking demonstrations and tastings. You will also see the elephants of Minneriya National Park... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Amanwella, Tangalle

On entering Amanwella the gracious staff will welcome you as well as the spectacular views of the coconut trees leading down to the pristine beachfront.... Find out more

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Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

Hidden on a rocky outcrop along a secluded stretch of Sri Lanka's southernmost coastline, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is set amidst a coconut... Find out more

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Shangri-La Hambantota Resort & Spa

Shangri-La Hambantota welcomes you to the beautiful southern coast of Sri Lanka. Nestled on a rugged beach and designed with beautiful tropical landscaped... Find out more

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The Cape Weligama

 Just half an hour east of Galle on Sri Lanka's palm-fringed coast, The Cape Weligama is set within five hectares of beautiful gardens, peering down over... Find out more

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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our Orient, India, Australasia and Indian Ocean portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout these areas, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

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Guest Testimonial

We had an outstanding guide, Mr Upali Guneratne. His expert knowledge about the temples and ancient sites we visited, Sri Lankan history and customs, and the Island’s flora and wildlife made it a memorable experience for us both.

- AM, Hampshire


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