Sri Lanka Group Tours & Short Stay holidays
Sri Lanka Overview
Sri Lanka is a beautiful island, with a 2,500m-high mountainous range, stunning waterfalls, endless tropical beaches and national parks full of amazing wildlife. Explore ancient cities, temples, monuments and architecture which reveal evidence of the former presence of the British Raj.
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 required for Australian travellers, the price of which is already included in the fully inclusive price of all our group tours for Australian passport holders (providing all applications are received by Wendy Wu Tours within the required visa processing timeframe). The Sri Lanka visa is an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation) which is applied for online. Details of the application process will be emailed to you once your booking is confirmed. You will need to print the ETA and keep it with your passport, to be presented on entry.
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 (RUHUNA ) NATIONAL PARK
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 relatively 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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Images from Sri Lanka