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Sri Lanka holiday packages from Singapore

Sri Lanka was called Cyelon, also known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. Sri Lanka boasts one of the highest rates of biological endemism in the world and has a total of 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Book with us a private tour package to Sri Lanka or customized tour to Sri Lanka and discover the many diverse tourism regions from ancient temples, architectural wonders, colonial-era forts, tea plantations, pristine beaches and remarkable wildlife parks. Explore our Sri Lanka holiday packages now and contact us for a free quote.

 TOUR ITINERARY
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka 4 Days 3 Nights Sri Lanka Elementary Tour
Colombo – Negombo – Kandy – Nuwara
Private Tour I Full Board I This 4-day package covers the cities of Pinnawala, Matale, Kandy, Peradeniya, Nuwara Eliya and Colombo. Highlights of this itinerary includes visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Spice Garden, Upper Lake Drive, Market Square, Kandyan Arts and Crafts Industrial Centre, Gem Museum, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Lankan Cultural Dance Show, Royal Botanical Gardens, Tea Plantation and Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya City Tour, Fort, Sea Street, BMICH, Independence Square, Replica of Avukana Buddha and shopping at Odel and Barefoot.

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Lighthouse, Galle Sri Lanka 5 Days 4 Nights Sri Lanka Exhilarating Tour
Colombo – Negombo – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Galle
Private Tour I Full Board I Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites and learn about Sri Lanka’s history and culture in this 5-day tour. This package covers the cities of Pinnawala, Matale, Kandy, Peradeniya, Nuwara Eliya, Galle and Colombo. Similar to our 4 day tour package, this itinerary offers an additional tour to UNESCO World Heritage site – Galle. You will visit Galle Fort, Dutch Reformed Church, All Saints Church, Amangalla Hotel, Lighthouse and Bell Tower.

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Dambulla Cave Temple, Sri Lanka 5 Days 4 Nights Sri Lanka Extraordinary Tour
Colombo – Negombo – Dambulla – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Private Tour I Full Board I You will visit Pinnawala, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Matale, Kandy, Peradeniya, Nuwara Eliya and Colombo in one itinerary. 3 popular UNESCO-listed destinations: Dambulla, Sigiriya and Kandy. Start with a tour to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and later to Dambulla Cave Temple. You will proceed to climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, visit Spice Garden in Matale and head to Kandy. Go on a city tour in Kandy, see the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and enjoy a Sri Lankan cultural dance show. Continue to Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, visit Tea Plantation and Tea Factory, and proceed for Nuwara Eliya city tour. End the tour with a city and shopping tour in Colombo.

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Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka 6 Days 5 Nights Sri Lanka Ancient + Wildlife Tour
Colombo – Negombo – Dambulla – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya
Private Tour I Full Board I Travel to the most popular destinations like Pinnawala, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park, Sigiriya, Matale, Kandy, Peradeniya, Nuwara Eliya, Colombo and see many attractions in Sri Lanka. Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites including Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Kandy. Watch the elephants playing around at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, explore Dambulla Cave Temple and Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, enjoy a jeep safari tour in Minneriya National Park, climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress and visit Spice Garden in Matale. Proceed for Kandy city tour, see the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, enjoy a Sri Lankan cultural dance show, tour Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, visit a tea factory and witness tea picking, and explore Nuwara Eliya. Tours end with city and shopping tour in Colombo.

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Yala National Park, Sri Lanka 7 Days 6 Nights Sri Lanka Extensive Tour
Colombo – Negombo – Sigiriya – Kandy – Ella – Yala – Mirissa
Bestselling Package I Private Tour I Half Board I Explore Sri Lanka’s 4 UNESCO World Heritage sitesand top attractions with visits to several cities including Pinnawala, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kaudulla National Park, Matale, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala National Park, Mirissa, Kosgoda and Galle. Watch the elephants playing around at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, explore Dambulla Cave Temple, climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, look for wildlife on a safari in Kaudulla National Park and Yala National Park, visit Spice Garden and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, enjoy a Sri Lankan cultural dance show, go on a city tour in Nuwara Eliya, hike Little Adam’s Peak, view Ella Gap, see the magnificent Nine Arch Bridge, witness Ravana Falls, discover different beaches of Mirissa, drop by Kosgoda Turtle Farm and tour around Galle Fort.

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Bentota Beach, Bentota Sri Lanka 8 Days 7 Nights Sri Lanka Excellent Tour
Colombo – Negombo – Sigiriya – Kandy - Nuwara Eliya – Bentota - Colombo
Private Tour I Half Board I Experience the cultural sites, wildlife,  beaches and 4 UNESCO World Heritage sitesof Sri Lanka in this package, which covers Pinnawala, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kaudulla National Park, Matale, Kandy, Ramboda, Nuwara Eliya, Kosgoda, Bentota, Madu River, Galle, Kelaniya and Colombo. Highlights of this itinerary: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Jeep Safari at Kaudulla National Park, Spice Garden, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Lankan Cultural Dance Show, Tea Plantation and Tea Factory, Ramboda Falls, Victoria Park, Gregory Lake, Little England, Kosgoda Turtle Conservation and Research Centre, Bentota Beach, Boat Safari in Madu River, Cinnamon Cultivation, Fish Spa Session, Galle Fort, Dutch Reformed Church, All Saints Church, Amangalla Hotel, Lighthouse, Bell Tower, Independence Square, Old Parliament, Gangaramaya Temple, Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Temple and Shopping Tour in Colombo.

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Sacred Quadrangle, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka 9 Days 8 Nights Sri Lanka UNESCO Heritage Tour
Colombo – Negombo – Sigiriya – Kandy – Galle – Colombo
Bestselling Package I Private Tour I Half Board I Visit all 6 World Heritage sites of Sri Lanka in this tour package. We will take you to see the indigenous tribe of Sri Lanka – Vedda Village, discover nature and culture of Sigiriya Village, visit the UNESCO-listed cities of Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Kandy and Galle, as well as Mahiyangana, Kelaniya and Colombo. Highlights of this itinerary includes visit to Sigiriya Village, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sacred City of Anuradhapura, Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Dambulla Cave Temple, Spice Garden in Matale, Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Sri Lankan Cultural Dance Show, Vedda Village in Dambana, Mahiyangana Raja Maha Vihara Temple, Galle Fort, Dutch Reformed Church, All Saints Church, Amangalla Hotel, Lighthouse, Bell Tower, Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Temple, Independence Square, Old Parliament, Gangaramaya Temple and Shopping Tour in Colombo.

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Jet Ski 11 Days 10 Nights Sri Lanka Adventure Escapade Tour
Colombo – Negombo – Kitulgala - Nuwara Eliya – Ella – Yala – Unawatuna – Bentota – Colombo
Private Tour I Half Board I An Adventurous 11-day tour of Sri Lanka covers the cities of Kitulgala, Nuwara Eliya, Ambewela, Horton Plains National Park, Ella, Yala National Park, Galle, Unawatuna, Madu River, Bentota and Colombo, with a little hiking in World’s End and Little Adam’s Peak. It includes everything you would want to do from white water rafting and canyoning in Kitulgala, to flying on a zip line in Little Adam’s Peak, to surfing in Unawatuna Beach and to the water sport activities such as Jet Ski, Banana Boat Ride and Ringo Ride in Bentota. You will explore 2 UNESCO Heritage sites – Horton Plains National Park and Galle, hike World’s End and Little Adam’s Peak, witness 4 spectacular waterfalls, visit beautiful hill countries of Sri Lanka – Nuwara Eliya and Ella, enjoy exciting wildlife jeep safari at Yala National Park, interesting boat safari in Madu River and a fish spa session. Follow by a city and shopping tour in Colombo.

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Whale watching, Mirissa Sri Lanka 11 Days 10 Nights Sri Lanka Wildlife + Whale Tour
Colombo – Negombo - Wilpattu National Park – Habarana – Kandy – Ella – Yala – Mirissa
Most Unique Package I Private Tour I Half Board I This package takes you to Wilpattu National Park, Sigiriya Village, Habarana, Minneriya National Park, Sigiriya, Matale, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala National Park, Mirissa, Kosgoda and Galle. The package includes two nights stay in camp at Wilpattu National Park and covers 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites – Sigiriya, Kandy and Galle. You will experience wildlife safari at Wilpattu National Park, Minneriya National Park and Yala National Park, discover nature and culture of Sigiriya Village with a traditional cooking demonstration, climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, visit Spice Garden and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, enjoy a Sri Lankan cultural dance show, go on a city tour in Nuwara Eliya, hike Little Adam’s Peak, view Ella Gap, see the magnificent Nine Arch Bridge, witness Ravana Falls, discover different beaches of Mirissa, catch a rare glimpse of the gigantic whales and the playful dolphins, drop by Kosgoda Turtle Farm and tour around Galle Fort.

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TRAVEL INFO

CLIMATE IN SRI LANKA

What is the best time to visit Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka experiences a pleasant, tropical climate and consists of distinctive dry and wet seasons. The average temperature of Sri Lanka usually ranges from 28°C to 32°C while the upland areas are cooler, with an average around 16°C to 20°C. The best time to visit the west and south coast is between December and March while the climate on the east coast is at its finest from May to September. Rainfall is at the highest between October and November, the whole country experiences strong winds with heavy rain. It may not be the best season for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

Seasonal Overview
Due to its location in the equatorial and tropical zones, Sri Lanka has been influenced by the monsoons affecting alternate sides of the island at opposite times of the year.
In the north and eastern coastal regions of the country, the weather is influenced by the north-eastern monsoon, which brings rain and wind between October and January, and drier weather between May and September.
The south-western monsoon brings rain to the south-west of Sri Lanka between May to September, while the dry season in this region runs from December to March. The wettest months are from April to June.
There are also two inter-monsoonal periods between March – April and October – November, when rain and thunderstorms can occur anywhere across the country.
The easiest way of explaining Sri Lanka’s weather is by dividing the country into several regions. Below is a table that will give you a general idea.

Destinations

Dry Season
(Best Season)

Wet Season
(Monsoon Rain)

Average Temperature
(Degree Celsius)

North & East Coast
(Arugam Bay, Batticaloa, Kuchchaveli, Nilaveli, Pasikudah, Trincomalee)

May – September October – January 25°C

South Coast
(Galle, Matara, Mirissa, Tangalle, Unawatuna, Weligama, Yala National Park)

December – March

April – June
October – November

30°C

West Coast
(Bentota, Colombo, Negombo)

December – March

April – June
October – November

30°C

Cultural Triangle
(Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Kandy, Minneriya National Park, Poḷonnaruwa, Sigiriya)

January – March October – December

20 – 25°C
(Kandy 18°C)

Tea Country Hills
(Adam’s Peak, Ella, Haputale, Hatton, Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya)

January – March October – December 16°C

Average Temperature and Precipitation

North Coast Climate
Jaffna JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Min Temp °C 23 23 25 27 28 28 27 27 27 26 24 23
Max Temp °C 29 30 32 33 32 31 31 31 31 31 29 29
Rainfall (mm) 70 35 27 61 53 18 20 32 44 242 367 266
South Coast Climate
Galle JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Min Temp °C 23 24 24 25 26 26 25 25 25 25 24 24
Max Temp °C 29 30 31 31 30 29 29 29 29 29 29 29
Rainfall (mm) 102 90 134 233 292 180 165 167 216 348 311 188
East Coast Climate
Trincomalee JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Min Temp °C 24 25 25 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 24 24
Max Temp °C 27 28 30 32 34 34 34 34 34 32 29 28
Rainfall (mm) 159 97 48 53 51 25 64 94 114 218 346 362
West Coast Climate
Colombo JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Min Temp °C 22 22 24 25 26 25 25 25 25 24 23 23
Max Temp °C 31 31 32 32 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Rainfall (mm) 74 73 136 246 360 208 134 103 180 358 317 159
The Cultural Triangle Climate
Sigiriya JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Min Temp °C 21 21 22 23 24 24 24 24 23 23 22 22
Max Temp °C 29 30 32 33 32 32 32 32 32 31 30 28
Rainfall (mm) 153 84 94 157 84 11 43 38 92 254 269 319
Kandy Climate
Kandy JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Min Temp °C 19 19 20 21 22 22 21 21 20 20 20 20
Max Temp °C 28 30 32 31 30 29 28 29 29 29 29 28
Rainfall (mm) 126 100 109 170 195 144 145 123 151 292 312 216
Tea Country Hills Climate
Nuwara Eliya JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Min Temp °C 12 12 11 11 14 14 13 13 12 12 12 12
Max Temp °C 20 20 24 26 22 21 19 19 22 20 21 20
Rainfall (mm) 121 85 79 178 184 179 185 162 176 245 233 223

 

SRI LANKAN’S RELIGION

Sri Lanka’s population is composed of multi-ethnic groups and the religion is inevitably diverse. Buddhism is the official religion of Sri Lanka and has been given special privileges in the Sri Lankan constitution such as government protection and fostering of Buddhist Dharma.

Buddhism is the majority religion in Sri Lanka, with approximately 70% of the population is Buddhist. Hinduism is the country's second largest religion which has a long tradition and is the oldest religion in Sri Lanka. Muslims make up around 10% of the island’s population, mainly settled along the west and east coasts in places such as Galle, Aluthgama and Hambantota. Christianity make up of 7.4% of the population, in which 58% are Roman Catholics and the rest are Anglicans, Methodists and other Protestants.

The Different Religions
Buddhism 70.2%
Hinduism 12.6%
Islam 9.5%
Christianity 7.4%
Other 0.03%

Visiting Religious Sites of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is home for many cultural and religious sites. From ancient ruins, to historic temples and magnificent churches, you can find numerous ancient sacred sites in Sri Lanka.
Be aware that when visiting temples, it is important for both men and women to adopt a modest style of clothing, covering shoulders and legs. Footwear and headwear should be removed before entering a temple. Tourists have been refused entry to Sri Lanka or faced deportation for having visible tattoos of Buddha.

SRI LANKA’S TRAINS
SRI LANKA’S TRAINS SRI LANKA’S TRAINS

Train travel is one the primary modes of transport in Sri Lanka and a key part of Sri Lanka's public transport system. It is one of the cheapest and most convenient ways to travel around the country. The train journeys are real cultural experiences.

Sri Lanka is known for having one of the world’s most scenic train rides – the famous train route between Kandy and Ella, passing through stunning landscapes of lush tea plantations, sweeping jungles, picturesque hills and cascading waterfalls. It is one of the most beautiful train trips in the world.

Three Main Rail Lines in Sri Lanka
South Rail Line:A scenic train route that runs south, by the coast from Colombo, through Hikkaduwa, Galle, Mirissa, to Matara.
East Rail Line:A beautiful train route through the green and lush jungle, mountain and tea plantation landscape to the Hill Country of Sri Lanka. It goes from Colombo to Kandy, Hatton (Adam’s Peak), Nanu Oya (Nuwara Eliya), Ella and ends in Badulla.
North Rail Line:Runs from Colombo, through Anuradhapura to Mannar, and all the way north to Jaffna. One branch reaches Trincomalee on the east coast, while another serves Polonnaruwa and Batticaloa.
Other Lines:The Puttalam line runs along the coast north from Colombo. Passengers will need to take rail buses between Chilaw and Puttalam. The Kelani Valley line runs inland and east from Colombo to Avissawella.

The Different Classes of Trains
First Class Observation Saloon:Provides a full view of the scenery and is usually at the rear of the train, but occasionally behind the locomotive. It has comfortable cushioned seats and numbered seating. Not air-conditioned, but the windows can open, ideal for viewing and photography.
First Class Air-conditioned:Has comfortable cushioned seats and numbered seating. Windows cannot be opened. Service is offered only on some routes.
First Class Sleeper:Carries sleeping berths and is available on a few overnight trains.
Second Class:Four seats per row, has overhead fans and the option to open the windows.
Third Class:Six seats per row, no fans, but the windows usually remain wide open. The most popular choice for the locals.

Choose the right class for your comfort and remember, first class tickets must be purchased in advance.

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