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  • If you want to do some serious sightseeing and adventurous travel but don’t want to step too far out of your comfort zone, Sri Lanka is the destination for you. Here’s why you’ll feel right at home on this Indian isle…

    English is widely spoken…

    You’ll find that street signs and menus are usually bilingual. The laid-back local communities are very friendly and locals seem to love chatting with us visitors, too.

    Sri Lankans love tea…

    If the thought of not getting a proper brew gives you the jitters – you’re in luck. Sri Lankans are just as mad about tea as us Brits, and they happen to be the biggest exporters in the world. There’s even a whole range of tea-based activities you can get involved in, including tea tasting, visiting a plantation or even taking a sophisticated high tea. Sounds like it’s time to put down the Tetley and try a freshly-picked cuppa.

    Look at all that tea…
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    Nowhere is too far away…

    The tiny island is smaller than Scotland, yet it packs in temples, stunning natural landscapes, palm-fringed beaches and animal sanctuaries for you to explore. So, if the thought of travelling hours and hours just to do some sightseeing puts you off, Sri Lanka has all the main sites within easy reach. Plus, new highways are being built so it’s even quicker to get around.

    You can combine a sightseeing tour with a luxurious hotel stay…

    RIU Sri Lanka is a brand-new super-swanky resort that just happens to be the biggest in Sri Lanka. It’s just a few steps from the beach and has 3 pools of its own plus a choice of 4 restaurants. You’d be forgiven for wanting to spend all your time at the hotel, but you can also pair your stay with a special trip shocasing all the country’s best bits. Our 3-night Highlights of Sri Lanka tour takes in must-sees like the Temple of the Tooth and the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

    If you’re after more of an adventure, our 7-night Discover Sri Lanka tour includes ancient city explorations, cookery classes and 4×4 elephant park tours.

    sigiriya-rock-fortress-sri-lanka

    Check out our holidays to Sri Lanka and see what else we have lined up for winter 2016.