Sri Lanka

For hundreds of years travellers have been enchanted by Sri Lanka’s beauty and diversity. Marco Polo was moved to call it ‘the finest island of its size in all the world’. In fact with its ancient history stretching back 2500 years or more, this pearl-shaped island located off the southernmost tip of India and surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean is many people’s idea of a tropical and cultural paradise.

Start planning your Sri Lanka holiday by getting in touch with one of our travel experts.

Please call us on 01905 731373 or you can email info@world-odyssey.com or enquire online.

Sri Lanka in Style

Experience the best of Sri Lanka with this 14 nights itinerary packed with our favourite properties in each area.

  • 1 night near Colombo at the Wallawwa
  • 3 nights in the Cultural Triangle at Vil Uyana/Water Garden
  • 2 nights in Kandy at Kandy House
  • 3 nights in the Tea Country at Tea Trails or Thotalagala
  • 2 nights in Yala NP at Wild Coast Tented Lodge or Chena Huts
  • 3 nights on the South Coast at Kahanda Kanda

Off the beaten track in Eastern Sri Lanka (May-Sep)

This itinerary will appeal to those who have already been to Sri Lanka and/or are looking for a slower paced itinerary.

  • 1 night close to Colombo airport at the Wallawwa
  • 3 nights on the edge of the Tea Country at Koslanda
  • 3 nights in Gal Oya NP at Gal Oya Lodge
  • 4 nights on the East Coast at Jungle Beach
  • 1 night at the Wallawwa

PRIVATE WHALE WATCHING CRUISE BY CATAMARAN

Sail Lanka Whale Watching cruise

This half-day private cruise departs from the port in Mirissa every day from October to April. It offers a perfect balance of whale watching and watersports in a 7-hour adventure (0630hrs to 1330hrs) and includes breakfast and lunch. It is ideal for families, small groups, and friends.

Other cruises are available including Sunset and BBQ cruises.

RAFTING, KAYAKING & CANYONING

White water rafting on the Kelani River

Enjoy some thrilling activities from Borderlands in Kitulgala.

Located in the rugged foothills of the hill country and overlooking the Kelani River, Borderlands is a simple & rustic camp that offers a great range of activities including white water rafting, kayaking, canyoning, abseiling and mountain biking.

WALK IN THE ANCIENT FORESTS OF GAL OYA WITH THE CHIEF VEDDA

Chief Veddah

The chief Vedda (the indigenous people of central Sri Lanka) will guide you through the ancient forest where his ancestors used to live. The forest comes alive as he explains his tribe’s use of medicinal plants, the location of their ancient hunting grounds and cave dwellings, as well as how hunter-gatherers sustained themselves in the ancient jungles of Gal Oya.

This is a very interesting walk and the forest itself is beautiful.

The best time to visit the South-West/South coast, the Tea Country & Kandy is from December to April.

From May to September these areas are affected by the South-West Monsoon which brings rain and wind. It is still possible to tour the country but it is recommended not go in the water on the South & South-West Coast. The East coast of Sri Lanka is at its best at that time of the year.

The Cultural Triangle and the East of Sri Lanka are affected by the North East Monsoon from October to February.

October & November are the months of the inter-monsoon which can affect the whole island.

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LOCATION

SRI LANKA KEY INFO

Visa

A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT + 5.5 Hours

Flight Time

10.5 hours Direct

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