SRI LANKA Overview

Time - Sri Lanka is 4½ hours behind Australian EST

Language - Sinhala and Tamil are the national languages, however, English is widely spoken.

Entry Requirements - Passports must be valid for six months beyond the length of stay. Visas are not required for Australian passport holders for entry into Sri Lanka for stays of up to 30 days.



With a history tracing back to the 5th Century, Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka. It is a vibrant city with a mixture of modern structures and colonial buildings and is the country’s largest port.


Sigiriya is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site and home to the Rock Fortress, known as 'Lion Rock', which is one of Sri Lanka’s major attractions. Lion Rock, famous for its ancient paintings, is reminiscent of the Ajanta Caves in India.


Yala National Park, also known as Ruhuna National Park, is the second largest in Sri Lanka. Located on the southeast side of the island and covering an area of 1,259sq km, the national park is famous for its herds of elephants, leopards, crocodiles and more than 130 species of birds.


Located in the north of Sri Lanka, Jaffna is relativley new to tourism. Tourism infrastructure is quite simple and basic, but travellers will be rewarded with beautiful beaches and colourful temples. Jaffna's culture is unlike any other found in Sri Lanka.


Trincomalee is a major port city in the north-east of Sri Lanka and a great spot for whale watching (May - November only). Nilaveli Beach is a popular spot to admire the crystal clear blue waters.


Surrounded by tropical plantations and hills, Kandy is a deeply religious city. It is home to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, one of the most important sites to Buddhism in the world, and is also a UNESCO World Heritage listed site.


Referred to as the 'Little England' of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is located in the middle of lush tea plantations and rolling hills.

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SRI LANKA Group Tours

Group Tour Name Prices From No of Days Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Pearl of the Indian Ocean $5,310 15
Highlights of Sri Lanka $5,015 14
Cultural Northern Discovery $4,739 14

SRI LANKA Short Stays

Private short stay packages for the independent traveller.

Short Stay Name Prices From No of Days Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bentota Beach Stay $615 4
Panoramic Island $1,055 7
Galle Beach Stay $440 3
Sri Lanka at a Glance $1,845 9

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