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Half-Board Sri Lanka and the Maldives in style w/flights
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12-nights • May 2021

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All-inclusive Sri Lanka beach getaway
£899pp

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When to visit

August

The rains have eased making it a great time to visit laid-back, historical Kandy. The city comes alive with the colourful Esala Perahera, a festival celebrating the tooth of Lord Buddha

Sri Lanka Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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15th June 2020 by Savoir There

My top 10 Sri Lanka travel tips

When I need a break from whatever life decides to throw at me, I have a habit of packing a bag and heading to a different part of Southeast Asia. I’ve explored The Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand and parts of Laos and Vietnam, and in late 2018 I chose to spend a whole month in Sri Lanka. I can tell you I did not regret it! So if you’re planning a trip to this tropical island in the Indian Ocean, check out my Sri Lanka travel tips to get more out of your time exploring a truly unforgettable...

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21st October 2019 by PommieTravels

Should you come to Sri Lanka for a short trip?

Since the end of the civil war in 2009, the number of tourists coming to Sri Lanka went from 447,890 to over 2.3 million in 2018, states thehindu.com. It’s not surprising because this country is a magnificent vacation destination. Even during the monsoon season, there are parts of Sri Lanka that you can enjoy visiting and beaches that are both beautiful and welcoming. The country has spectacular views, rich wildlife, and multiple historical and cultural sites you can explore for days....

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12th September 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

How much does a trip to Sri Lanka cost?

Sri Lanka is now up there in the top places to visit in Asia. Most of us know Asia for being pretty cheap and reasonable to travel around, especially for those of us coming from a Western Country but how cheap is Sri Lanka, how much money do you need to take to Sri Lanka, and how much does a trip to Sri Lanka cost? Well, in this post I’m going to share how much I spent backpacking Sri Lanka for 3 weeks along with what I found to be the costs for food, accommodation and activities in Sri Lanka...

11th September 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

10 things to know before travelling to Sri Lanka

After backpacking Sri Lanka for 3 weeks, here are 10 things I picked up on that I think you need to know before going to Sri Lanka to help you plan your trip there, make the most of your money and time and to be safe and have fun in Sri Lanka. In this Sri Lanka Travel Guide video I talk about the following subjects: 1- The travel days in Sri Lanka are longer than expected. 2- How to get around Sri Lanka by bus, train, taxi and tuk tuk. 3- The two main monsoon seasons. 4- Reduce your......

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10th September 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

7 of the best & coolest cafes in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Mirissa on the South Coast of Sri Lanka is one of the most popular beaches to visit in Sri Lanka! The beach is good, the surf is good and it’s home to that oh so famous coconut tree hill that you’ve probably seen many photos of on Instagram! And if you haven’t here’s what it looks like: What Mirissa is also known for, as I found out when lots of recommendations came my way on social media, is it’s cafe and food scene! I spent one week in Mirissa catching up on work and finding the...

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8th September 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

Is August a good time to visit Sri Lanka?

August is an annoying time to visit Asia because a lot of Asian Countries are experiencing the monsoon rain in August, it’s incredibly hot, or both! When researching the best places in Asia to visit in August, Sri Lanka came up a number of times because it’s said that there’s never a bad time to visit Sri Lanka as it’s an all year round destination, you just have to be flexible with where you visit in Sri Lanka and work around the two monsoon seasons! I decided to go for it, I arrived...

8th September 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

ELLA - Little Adam's Rock, Nine Arch Bridge & Lipton Seat

Ella up in the Highlands of Sri Lanka is one of the top tourist destinations in Sri Lanka and I can see why. Ella's famous Nine Arch Bridge and Little Adam's Peak hike and 2 popular things to do in Ella and luckily you can walk to them both easily from Ella Town and in a loop so it's best to see them both together as they are very close by. When I went to Little Adam's Peak I realised that actually, to walk to the second and third peak meant going down a steep hill and back up and the...