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Sri Lanka, previously Ceylon, and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is a South Asian Island republic. It is in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal and southeast of the Arabian Sea; the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait separate it from the Indian subcontinent. Sri Lanka has a tropical climate with distinct rainy and dry seasons. The coastal regions of Sri Lanka experience average temperatures of 28°C, whereas the highland areas are colder and more moderate with yearly average temperatures of 16°C-20°C.
Sri Lanka's welcoming nature and the warmth of its residents are world famous, as are its spicy meals, unusual fruits and the assortment of sweetmeats found nowhere else in the world. With several ethnicities living next to one other, festivities are a common part of everyday life in Sri Lanka. A must-visit tourist attraction is the Yala National Park, a vast region of woodlands and lagoons near the Indian Ocean. It is home to a variety of animals, including leopards, elephants and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species.
Sri Lanka is an ideal destination for every type of traveller. With a range of activities on offer from water sports and wildlife parks to ancient historical sites, there's something for everyone.
Abbey Travel's experts can assist you in the booking of your package holiday from Ireland to Sri Lanka. We will include your flights, accommodation and any extras you may need such as airport transfers and extra baggage!