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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a superb touring destination, within a short time you can travel from sweeping tropical beaches to fascinating ancient cities, from cooler mountainous regions with stunning waterfalls and tea plantations to tropical safari parks with incredible wildlife. Sri Lanka provided visitors with a multitude of sights and sounds to discover, it is a country of rich colour, breathtaking beauty, allow Revere Travel to help you start your love affair with this amazing country.

Tangalle is situated on one of the largest bays on the island and protected from the ocean by a reef Tangalle is best known for its beaches, good swimming and diving. The coastal town of Bentota also has fine beaches and is renowned for very good snorkelling and scuba diving. There is a huge variety of fish off this part of the coast, including large specimens such as barracuda. In addition to the beaches, the area also enjoys the beautiful calm waters of the Bentota River, which are good for sailing, windsurfing and water-skiing.

For stunning green scenery, the Bogawantalawa Valley also known as ‘The Golden Valley of Tea’ is one of Sri Lanka’s most scenic areas. Experience a Tea Tour with a resident tea planter who’ll explain all about life on a working tea estate. Take a dawn climb to the top of the sacred Adam’s peal, where you will be well rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the mountain ranges, winding roads and waterfalls and rolling green hills carpeted with tea.

The 8,890 hectares of Minneriya National Park is home to some 23 species of mammals. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to elephant, spotted deer, leopard, sloth bear and crocodile.

In the misty highlands, the picturesque lakeside town of Kandy is home to the legendary Temple of the Tooth, while other attractions within this vast cultural triangle include the Sigiriya Rock Fortress with its extraordinary rock paintings.

Elephants – symbols of the island – can be found working in the countryside and gathering en masse by the temples at festival time. Pay a visit to one of the elephant sanctuaries, such as Pinnawella Elephant orphanage, which act as both conservation and educational centres on the island.

For shoppers, Colombo offers a wide range of shopping opportunities including street markets and modern shopping centres. Good buys include Ceylon tea, clothing and jewellery including blue sapphires.

With such a vast array of options, allow Revere Travel to add that extra touch of luxury to your adventure by arrange helicopter transfers from the airport to the most popular Sri Lankan destinations.

Key Information

Time difference: GMT +5.5 Hours

Language: Sinhala, Tamil & English

Capital: Colombo

Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee

Flight time: Approx 12 hours from London (Direct)

Visa: (UK passport holders) – Check (entry requirements)

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