Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is a large island tucked beside India’s southeast. The tropical climate brings two annual monsoons, but the country enjoys consistently mild to warm temperatures and a mix of rain and sunshine. Palm-lined beaches spread around the entirety of the island, offering endless possibilities for both adventure and relaxation. Eight world heritage sites document the history of one of the oldest civilisations in the world, and the living culture is vibrant and accessible. The country is also a biodiversity hotspot, with many species found nowhere else. Don’t miss this unique destination!

International flights from $595 return with Thai Airways

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Valid for travel until 30 November 2018. Sample fare is Perth-Chiang Mai. Destinations include Bangkok, London, Rome, Oslo, Mumbai, Colombo, Kathmandu and more.

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Up to 15% off India and Sri Lanka tours

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Valid for travel from 13 June - 11 September 2018. Destinations include Delhi, Kathmandu and more. T&Cs apply.

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Sri Lanka flights from $377 return Valid for travel on select dates. Sample fare is Melbourne-Colombo.

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Fast facts about Sri Lanka

Where is it? Sri Lanka is an island southeast of India.

How do I get there? Fly to Sri Lanka from cities including Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin. Airlines include AirAsia, Qantas, Virgin, Emirates, Qatar and Singapore Airlines. No direct flights are available and the journey time varies from 10–19 hours.

When should I go? Sri Lanka’s weather is unpredictable as it is affected by two different monsoons. The best time to visit the west and south of Sri Lanka is December to March; for the east coast, the best period is from April to September.

What should I do? Surf, kayak, water ski, scuba dive, whale watch or sunbathe on the gorgeous coastline, party at the New Year festivals, discover one of the world’s oldest civilisations through ruined cities, temples and monasteries, hike up Adam’s Peak, spot a leopard in Yala National Park, taste the legendary local cuisine, and witness the exuberant spectacle of Sinhalese dancing and drumming.



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