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Holidays to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Holidays

More people are discovering the exotic delights of Sri Lanka holidays each year, with a captivating history and culture drawing a mesmerising backdrop for visitors from across the world to the jewel of the Indian Ocean. There are many activities to entertain all visitors on a holiday in Sri Lanka, from exploring Sri Lanka's ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples to investigating the local wildlife at popular, unique turtle farms, elephant sanctuaries and botanical gardens. Even if you prefer to take it easy on your holiday, relaxing on Sri Lanka's gorgeous beaches and soaking up the tropical weather, a holiday in Sri Lanka has something for everyone.

Cheap package holidays to Sri Lanka

Find cheap package holidays in Sri Lanka with Mercury Holidays, and explore Sri Lanka's premier resort destinations at admirable prices. Whether you choose to visit Sri Lanka's historical capital Colombo or travel further afield to enjoy the vibrant entertainment of Negombo or the calm tranquillity of Bentota, our holidays in Sri Lanka are a cheap and convenient way to experience the best that Sri Lanka has to offer.

We offer a range of accommodation for your Sri Lanka holiday to suit all budgets and preferences, with three-star and five-star Sri Lanka hotels offering all inclusive holidays in Sri Lanka as well as bed and breakfast and half-board options allowing you to choose your ideal Sri Lanka holiday.

Book a cheap holiday in Sri Lanka

Find fantastic holiday bargains on Sri Lanka holidays, with excellent hotel discounts such as no single supplements and 2nd week free. Plan ahead and book your Sri Lanka holiday at the time best suited to you, or find cheap last minute deals on Sri Lanka holidays.

Things to know before you go

Please note that Traveller's Cheques are no longer accepted in Sri Lanka. As it can be difficult to exchange money into local currency outside of the airport, please note that it is possible to use the foreign currency exchange services at the airport

Resorts in Sri Lanka

Ahungalla in Sri LankaAhungalla

Ahungalla is a charming fishing village on the west coast, about 75 km south of Colombo. Its setting is truly idyllic. Imagine a totally unspoilt beach fringed with palm trees and a nearby sleepy hamlet...
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Anuradhapura in Sri LankaAnuradhapura

Anuradhapura is the capital of the North Province of Sri Lanka. The city is famous for its ruins, which are extremely well-preserved and include pools, temples and dagoba's which are used today for religious...
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Bentota in Sri LankaBentota

Just south of Beruwala and 38 miles from Colombo is Bentota, attractively situated between the sea and the river Ganga. This area is one of the more popular tourist destinations due to the spectacular...
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Beruwala in Sri LankaBeruwala

Beruwala is the largest and most popular holiday resort on Sri Lanka, famed for its fine beach. Located 58km south of Colombo, Beruwala holidays are close enough still to explore the fascinating capital...
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Colombo in Sri LankaColombo

A busy port city on the west coast, Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Its streets are alive with colourful shops and markets, while temples and mosques reflect its multicultural heritage.
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Dambulla in Sri LankaDambulla

Located right in the heart of the islands lush, green interior, Dambulla sits at the centre of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle. The area, thought to be inhabited from as early as the 7th to 3rd century BC,...
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Things to do on holiday in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's most delicious traditional dishes

Sri Lanka is a truly amazing island nation, with outstanding natural beauty, wonderful wildlife and an amazingly rich cultural heritage. In addition, the fruits, vegetables,...

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A truly educational trip to Sri Lanka

Met by monkeys chasing around the roofs of the hotel, we were truly mesmerised and the Sigirya Hotel had a spectacular view of the Rock we were due to climb the following...

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A guide to Sri Lanka in pictures

Endless beaches, friendly people, delicious food, stunning landscapes and amazing wildlife can all be found on the idyllic island of Sri Lanka. This paradise is home to no fewer...

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Things to do in Kandy Sri Lanka

In the very heart of Sri Lanka lies the magnificent city of Kandy, a place of outstanding character and beauty. In contrast to the hustle and bustle of Sri Lanka’s capital...

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What to wear in Sri Lanka

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Sri Lanka and where it is situated on the map, it is bordered by the Indian Ocean and is home to some of the most beautiful wild-life in...

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What to eat in Sri Lanka

From creamy coconut to exotic spices, those heading to the far-flung shores of Sri Lanka are in for a tasty treat. Lying in the Indian Ocean, less than 20 miles, at its narrowest...

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When to visit Sri Lanka

Average Temperatures (°C) in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Holiday Guide

Essential travel information for your holiday to Sri Lanka

Currency

Sri Lankan Rupee

Average Flying Time

10-14 hours

Spoken Language(s)

Sinhala, Tamil, English

Visa (UK Passport Holders)

Sri Lanka has introduced a compulsory visa for all visitors which can be issued before travel or on arrival. We would strongly recommend that these are purchased prior to travel either by calling "The Travel Visa Company" on 01270 250590 and quoting Mercury Holidays, who will be happy to arrange this for you at the cost of a visa plus a small admin fee or by going onto www.eta.gov.lk directly. (Children under the age of 12 will also require a visa and this can be done at the time of parents/guardians visa application)

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