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Sri Lanka Holiday

Travel to an island country in South Asia that's home to Buddhist temples, diverse wildlife, a modern capital and miles of superlative beaches.

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.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Sri Lanka?

A: Prepare to step off the plane at Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.). You'll most likely be arriving on one of the 2,716 international flights that operate from this major international terminal in Sri Lanka every month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Sri Lanka?

A: Most travellers choose hotels when visiting Sri Lanka. But that doesn't mean you have to follow suit. You'll also find guest houses, villas and bed & breakfasts in abundance here, and they're all available on Expedia.

Q: What does a Sri Lanka holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Car and flight. Hotel and flight. Hotel and car. Hotel, car and flight. You get the gist. You can book as little or as much as you want, all in the one place. To make the most of your Sri Lanka holiday, take a look at our attractions and experiences while you're at it.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Sri Lanka?

A: At Expedia, we work hard to help you get the best deals. So, when you combine your Hotel and Flight, you know you stand to save a few dollars. Plan your break with us and touchdown in Sri Lanka with some extra spending money.

Q: What are the best things to do in Sri Lanka?

A: Add Galle Face Green and Pettah Market to your wish list of must-see destinations. You'll discover these fantastic attractions in Colombo. Later on, round off the day with a visit to Nawaloka Hospital.




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Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo NZ$100
Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2019
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Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo

Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo

Marine Drive (Kollupitiya), 10th Lane, No.24, Colombo
     
    3.4 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Overall a good experience. I would stay here again.

    Marino Beach Colombo NZ$102
    Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020
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    Marino Beach Colombo

    Marino Beach Colombo

    590 Marine Drive, Colombo, WP
       
      4.6 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      There was absolutely nothing to moan about we were treated so well doors opened for you to chairs pulled out made us feel really special each and everyone of the staff your top class x

      Amagi Aria - Airport Transit Hotel - Negombo NZ$101
      Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020
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      Amagi Aria - Airport Transit Hotel - Negombo

      Amagi Aria - Airport Transit Hotel - Negombo

      640 / 82 Colombo road Karuna, Negombo
         
        3.7 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Very nice place to stay. Town centre close by. Staff are very friendly with excellent customer service.

        Mövenpick Hotel Colombo NZ$132
        Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020
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        Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

        Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

        24 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo, Western
           
          4.3 of 5
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          Wonderful and accommodating staff; clean and spacious. Overall a great stay in a convenient location. Pool is on upper floor.

          Amethyst Resort Passikudah
          Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2019
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          Amethyst Resort Passikudah

          Amethyst Resort Passikudah

          Coconut Board Road, Valachchenai
             
            4.4 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Good location. Just walk to Beach. Rates are very expensive

            Turyaa Kalutara NZ$131
            Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020
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            Turyaa Kalutara

            Turyaa Kalutara

            Kudawaskaduwa. Waskaduwa, Kalutara, Kalutara 12000, Wadduwa
               
              3.9 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Prime location with walkable clean beach. Friendly and always obliging staff. Smooth check in & out. Fantastic Srilanka & western meals with mouthwatering desserts.Special requests catered to. Rooms clean & functional Rapid response to queries. Good pool maintenance with large pool are for kids. ...

              Taj Samudra NZ$198
              Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020
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              Taj Samudra

              Taj Samudra

              25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo
                 
                4.2 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Excellent hotel with great staff and nice pool and great breakfast service. Club lounge has great staff.

                Hotel Sigiriya
                Reviewed on 29 Feb. 2020
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                Hotel Sigiriya

                Hotel Sigiriya

                Hotel Road, Dambulla
                   
                  4.3 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Beautiful location and very kind staff , very close to Sigiriya rock