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Consider protecting your Sri Lanka trip with our holiday waiver. Travellers who book a Sri Lanka package are eligible to purchase our holiday waiver, which gives travellers ultimate flexibility and covers all change or cancel penalties, one time, for any reason.
Most Sri Lanka hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.
For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Sri Lanka trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.
Sri Lanka is a tropical island lying off the southern tip of India. With rainforest-covered mountains, culture-rich cities, shrines and temples, you’ll find much to do. Watch elephants bathing in freshwater lakes, tour sacred sites and visit wildlife sanctuaries.
Go shopping in the malls and upmarket department stores of Colombo, the country’s commercial and administrative capital. Search for bargains in Pettah Market. View ancient paintings and sculptures dating back to the fourth century B.C. at the Colombo National Museum.
Take the children to the elephant show at Colombo Zoo and join locals for an evening stroll along the Galle Face Green Promenade. Gaze out at the Indian Ocean while sampling delicious street food.
In the mountains of central Sri Lanka, find Kandy, the country’s second-largest city. Look for the 17th-century Temple of the Tooth. It holds the relic of a canine tooth belonging to Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Learn about the history of tea in the Ceylon Tea Museum. About an hour's drive from Kandy is the Millennium Elephant Foundation where you can give the elephants a morning bath.
To see more wildlife, check out some of the country’s national parks. Hike through the wetlands of Bundala National Park where large flocks of pink flamingos stand one-legged. Join a four-wheel-drive safari through Udawalawe National Park to observe jackals, monkeys and water buffalo. Yala National Park is known for its leopard population.
Put on your hiking boots for a climb to the top of Adam’s Peak, the country’s highest mountain. For more than 1,000 years this has been a sacred mountain to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and Muslims. The ascent takes several hours no matter which trail you take. At the summit look for the small Buddhist temple and shrine.
For peaceful relaxation, explore quiet coves along more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) of Sri Lanka’s outstanding beaches.
Book a vacation to Sri Lanka for its delightful combination of culture, wildlife, beautiful scenery and adventure.
A: If you're planning a visit to Sri Lanka, typically you'll arrive at Colombo Airport (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.). This leading airport operates approximately 2,706 international flights every month.
A: Sri Lanka has many options for all types of budgets. If you'd like some rest and relaxation, there are plenty of hotels. Guest houses, villas and bed & breakfasts are also a hit with visitors.
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The facilities were excellent. Great location. The staff were exceptional and made sure my stay was enjoyable! I highly recommend the Colombo Shangi-la. Did I say the staff is exceptional?? They are!
The hotel & room were lovely, but it felt more like a business hotel than one for leisure. The foyer was very small and mostly taken up by a small cafe / ice cream parlour. We visited a lot of other hotels in the area and ours was the smallest foyer by far! The staff were very nice and the rooftop ...
The pool, scenery and overall cleanliness of the hotel along with the professionalism of their staff is highly commendable
Very nice room. Only complaint would be the desk looked run down, with many marks on it, could use new paint.
Lovely hotel with smiley staff and amazing food. Facilties are good and location is good but you will need to get a tuk tuk into Kandy. Standards in the hotel are high.As somebody who has worked in food mangament I was very impressed with nightly buffet.Shame oir trip was cut very short by corona ...