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Sri Lanka

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

Weather and Climate

Sri Lanka has a typically tropical climate, temperature and humidity (approx 70%) remain high all year round, although on the coast a light coastal breeze makes this heat comfortable. Inland, the heat is significantly reduced due to the higher altitude. Rainfall is highest in May, and in Oct/Nov. The south-western coast has higher rainfall than the rest of the country, although many people find this a refreshing break, generally this occurs in the afternoon and is accompanied by thunder. The highest rainfall occurs in May (371mm) and the lowest is Feb (69mm). There is an average of 6-8 hours of sunshine per day, all year round.

Sri Lanka Temperatures

Fact File

  • Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Average Flying time: 10½ - 14½ hours
  • Minimum temperature: 29°C
  • Maximum temperature: 31°C
  • Spoken Language(s): Sinhala, 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 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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