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Are you planning to visit the beautiful island of Sri Lanka and are looking for the perfect Sri Lanka tour packages from Madurai? Affectionately dubbed as the Paradise Isle, Sri Lanka is steeped in history, culture, religion and stunning landscapes. There’s always something for everyone, no matter what the preference or their age is; which makes it the best destination for a holiday. Escape the stress of your everyday life and journey to this enchanted island.


The Beaches


If you’re looking for a sun, sand and surf vacation, the beaches of Sri Lanka are blessed with golden shores and azure waters that are perfect for relaxing and lazying the day away with a king coconut in your hand.


The town of Bentota, located on the south coast is ideal for water sports and adrenaline junkies. Choose from a variety of activities that include jet skiing, parasailing, banana boat rides and mangrove boat rides.


Head further down south and you’ll find that Mirissa is best known for whale watching and dolphin watching excursions, between the months of November to April. Hop aboard a boat and set sail at dawn to witness these majestic creatures as they glide along the stunning azure waters.


Those who are interested in learning a new skill, take on the art of surfing in Weligama or Ahangama. With numerous surf schools to choose from, an hour-long lesson with an experience surfer will have you surfing the famous beginner waves in no time! Head over to the east coast for some equally stunning beaches.


Trincomalee is best known for whale watching, especially from the months of May to October. Arugam Bay on the east coast is ideal for professional surfers who are on the hunt for the best waves on the island. This eastern city is famous for hosting local and international surfing tournaments, attracting enthusiasts from around the globe to ride the waves off the island’s coast.


The Mountains


Escape the heat and the sunny beaches and head over to the colder mountainous regions of Sri Lanka. A few hours’ drive from the coastal regions, and you’ll find yourself shivering with a warm cup of Ceylon tea clutched in your grasp. The most popular mountain towns are Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. There are a number of things to do whether you’re staying in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya; from chasing waterfalls to visiting national parks or embarking on a tea tour of a local tea factory and sampling some of the finest teas in the area.


Kandy is famed for its stunning Sri Dalada Maligawa, a sacred temple known to hold a sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha. Attracting worshippers and tourists from around the world, the city of Kandy is revered as the holiest city on the island because of this. It was also the last ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka before the colonial invasion of the British. Stroll along this ancient city, visit the temple and the palace grounds, ensure you’re modestly dressed before entering the temple premises. Located over the palace, you’ll find a secret forest used by the royal family as a leisure gardens away from the city, known as Udawatte Kele Forest Sanctuary. Once inside, the noise of the city below gets drowned out and covered by the thick canopy of towering trees and chattering monkeys.


Travellers can even journey to Peradeniya Gardens; a royal botanical garden located about 30 minutes from the city of Kandy.


Nuwara Eliya


The mountainous town of Nuwara Eliya was referred to as Little England during the British occupation of the island as the cold so this is must include location in your Sri Lanka tour package from Madurai, wet weather reminded the colonists of their hometown. As you stroll through the town, you’ll find a number of colonial-styled buildings including the red and white bricked post-office. In the city, you can admire the beautiful Victoria Gardens or drive approximately 30-40 minutes to visit the Horton Plains National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a cloud forest and a protected park; home to dozens of flora and fauna species; including the beautiful Sambar Deer. As you explore the park, you’ll come across Mini World’s End, Bakers’ Falls and World’s End. Embark on a tea tasting tour of a local tea factory while in Nuwara Eliya. You can even visit a tea estate and watch how tea is plucked, processed and packed. The art of Ceylon tea is a delicate, interesting process!


Wildlife


From rugged jungles to protected rainforests, Sri Lanka’s wildlife population thrives and is as exotic as the island itself. Embark on an exciting safari through some of the island’s most famous national parks from Yala National Park, Wilpattu National Park, Minneriya National Park and more and keep your eyes open for the most exotic inhabitants. From elusive leopards to shy sloth bears, majestic elephants and scaly crocodiles, there are a plethora of insects, reptiles, mammals and birds to feast your eyes on!


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Are you looking for a fun and exciting destination to visit with your family? This Sri Lanka family tour package is ideal for families who simply want to relax and bond with each other as they explore a beautiful island. Sri Lanka is often referred to as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean and Paradise Isle as there are a plethora of things you can do here, regardless of your interests. If you’re staying in Sri Lanka for 7 days, here are of the most popular things to do.


Galle


Dive into history and you explore the ancient town of Galle. The Galle Dutch Fort was first built by the Portuguese and later fortified by the Dutch and the British during their occupation of the island. Explore the towering, pristine lighthouse or the bricked clocktower and you walk along the ramparts, bordering the azure Indian Ocean and the old town. Within the protected walls of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the National Maritime Museum, the National Museum and the Groote Kerk for a taste of the town’s history. With numerous boutique stores, restaurants and cafes lined up along the streets, there are a variety of places to choose from whether to dine in or shop for local crafts and souvenirs. Your kids will love to dip their toes in the refreshing waters while enjoying a refreshing king coconut by the shores of the Indian Ocean.


Mirissa


A little further down south, head over to the fishing village of Mirissa for some fun and excitement. Set sail at dawn on a whale and dolphin watching expedition off the coast of Mirissa as these tropical waters are best to spot Spinner and Bottlenose dolphins and several types of whale species, from the ginormous Blue Whale to Bryde’s Whales, Humpback Whales and Sperm Whales. The entire family will love the experience of watching these magnificent creatures glide along the crystal blue waters. If you’re looking for something more exciting and adventurous, you and your entire family can take surfing lessons in Weligama or Ahangama. Best known for beginner surfing waves, and with countless surfing schools to choose from; you’ll be surfing the waves in no time. It’s a great experience and a skill especially for kids! There’ll be lots of laughs and good memories as they master this fun sport.


Jungles


Sri Lanka is blessed with exotic wildlife species, so whether you’re in the northern regions, western or southern regions, there are numerous parks to visit where you can spot wild animals. Some of the most famous wildlife parks are Yala National Park, Minneriya National Park, Udawalawe National Park and Wilpattu National Park. Yala National Park for example, is home to the largest population of leopards; but spotting them as you embark on a safari can be quite tricky – your best chances are at the peak of dawn and dusk. The park is also home to the elusive sloth bears, elephants, deer, crocodiles and countless other species. Minneriya National Park is best known for the largest gathering of wild elephants; also known as The Gathering. This has gained popularity across the world as herds of elephants gather together during the dry season, near the park’s main watering hole. It’s an unmissable experience and definitely worth the early morning safari ride. Spend a day exploring Yala or Minneriya; especially if you’re adamant in spotting these exotic creatures.


Nuwara Eliya


This is must include location in your Sri Lanka family tour package. Escape the heat from the coast and head over to the mountains of Nuwara Eliya for cold weather and hot tea. The birth of Ceylon Tea, you’ll be passing through mountains of tea and jungle, offering a good change of lush scenery. Nuwara Eliya is a quiet little town that was heavily influenced by the British during their occupation of the island, and this is evident through several building structures that have adapted old English styles. Explore stunning waterfalls, learn of their legends or hike through several nature trails like the one at Horton Plains National Park, with your family. With many adventurous things to do here, your children will enjoy the beautiful scenery and the chance to be outdoors with nature.


Kithulgala


Kithulgala is ideal for adrenaline junkies! Families who wish to bond with their older children as they engage in a variety of high-powered adrenaline sports will love Kithulgala. Famous for white water rafting, hop on board a raft and zig zag through the rapids with your family. At the end of the raft session, you’ll relax in a natural pool and partake in ‘confidence jumps.’ There are a range of fun things to do in Kithulgala with your family.


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Looking for Sri Lanka tour packages from Nagpur? A picturesque little island dotting the expansive Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is the place for you to visit if you are looking to experience the perfect tropical holiday. This island nation is what you call a cradle that is steeped in both culture and nature. Although thought to be a land that was undiscovered for many years, because people simply wished to travel pass it, without a second glance, it was what most like to call a treasure that was hiding in plain sight and we are now discovering the true beauty and scintillating experiences that are on offer when we step into the country.


The cultural background of the island will leave you mesmerized in its depth and expanse, because there is so much of it packed into this little nation, to bring you a heady mix, which is absolutely welcoming. A country that is well known for its many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sri Lanka is fast becoming a popular tourist destination for many people discovering South East Asia. The scared cities of Kandy and Anuradhapura with their famed temples, the coastal cities of Galle and Trincomalee with their towering fortresses as well as the ancient city of Sigiriya being some of the more popular locations for the tourist to head to, during their stay.


With its myriad of charms Sri Lanka also offers you immense beauty and variety when it comes to the perfect beachside holiday. With its many famed coastal towns like Galle, Hikkaduwa and Arungambay, water lovers will find that this island is definitely a haven for the. You will be able to while away your time involved with numerous water sports and activities, as you enjoy the expansive beauty of the marine life that is on offer.


Kandy


Your Nagpur to Sri Lanka tour begins from Kandy, Strategically located in the center of the island, Kandy is the city considered to be the cultural capital of the country. Also known to be a popular as an administrative city, it is bustling with busy town goers as well as strolling tourists at any given time. With an agreeable climate that does not bend towards any extreme, Kandy acts as your gateway into the central highlands of Sri Lanka. One of the main highlights of the city is the famed Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. This impressive shrine built within the royal palace is home to the one and only surviving relic of Lord Buddha, making the city of Kandy one of the many World Heritage Sites. The scenery in Kandy is filled with endless acres of tea plantations, waterfalls, valleys and lakes, making it pleasing to the eye.


Nuwara Eliya


Nuwara Eliya, one of the prime hill country resorts of Sri Lanka with an altitude of 1800m above sea level, is the city that has the highest altitude on this beautiful island. With salubrious temperatures ranging between 15 and 23 degrees on average, Nuwara Eliya is one of the most loved holiday destinations for both locals and foreigners alike. Known as ‘’Little England’’ because of its vaguely idyllic British country feel to it, Nuwara Eliya tends to be busiest during the months between February to April. You will find gardens filled with English style vegetables such as carrots, turnips and cabbages as well as irresistible blooms such as roses, daisies and petunias. In the center of town, you will find attractions such as the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Victoria park, The Race Course and the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, all in close proximity to each other.


Sigiriya


Sigiriya, also called the Lion Rock Citadel or Sinhagiri in Sinhalese, is one of the most famed sights in Sri Lanka. This rock fortress is located in the north central Matale district and is one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka and is thought to be one of the best preserved illustrations of ancient architectural ingenuity and urban planning. With massive, near vertical walls almost 200m high this fortress plateaus off, portraying the ruins of an ancient civilization. This rock citadel has an interesting history dating back to the 3rd century BC where even at this time it used to serve as a place of refuge for Buddhist monks. Today this rock fortress is a modern day wonder that refuses to easily reveal its secrets. You will have to take up the challenge of climbing up nearly vertiginous sets of staircases attached to the walls in order to get to the top. But along the way you will be passing some of the terraced gardens as well as the water garden which are a sight to behold. Along the way you will be able to set your sights on some of the famed frescos of celestial nymphs of Sigiriya which are of great beauty and artistic value.


Anuradhapura

A city steeped in Sri Lankan history and a cradle to the Sinhalese Buddhist civilization, Anuradhapura is included amongst the eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka. Founded in the 4th century BC almost 2,500 years ago, Anuradhapura, played a major role as the capital of the nation up until the 11th century AD. From the countless stupas such as the Thuparamaya, which are thought to be second in scale only to the great pyramids of Khufru & Khafra at Gizeh, and the many bodhi trees, the most revered one being the Sri Maha Bodiya, found scattered across this city, you will be able to spot a glimpse of these historical sites where ever you turn.


Polonnaruwa


Polonnaruwa, the magnificent medieval capital of Sri Lanka and the second most ancient kingdom in the country is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is during the reign of King Parakramabahu from 1153-1186 A.D, that that the city of Polonnaruwa flourished and was known as the ”Golden Age of Polonnaruwa”. With historic sites such as the Parakrama Samudraya, the ruins of the ancient palaces, The Quadrangle with its collection of ancient buildings and Stupas like the Thuparamaya, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa is one of the most loved cultural tourist attractions of all time.


Yala


The Yala National park is one of the most popular animal sanctuaries in Sri Lanka as well as the second largest one after the Wilpattu National Park. This gloriously wild national park, to most people who visit looks like ‘’The Jungle Book’’ coming to life, because of its exuberant wilderness. It is said that dawn and dusk is the best time for the safari rides, because animal viewing becomes all the livelier at these times. From the famed Sri Lankan leopard skulking in the shadows to the crocs lazing away in the lagoons, you will be able to witness a diverse array of wildlife spread out across multiple habitats.


Pasikuda

With its sun kissed beaches, and shallow waters, Pasikuda located in the Eastern coastal belt, is thought to be one of the best place for a beach holiday in the eastern coast. Pasikuda is thought to have the one of the world’s longest shallow coastlines, making it possible for people to walk a distance of about 250 meters into the sea. The beaches here are some of the most beautiful ones you will find in the entire island with their crystal clear blue waters, making it almost like a post card perfect destination. If you have a love for diving, there are some spectacular diving spots such as the Pasikuda Reef and the Boiler Wrecks which can be reached by boat. Be it the calm waters of the beach that you want to relax by or the pounding waves of the angry ocean that you want to confront while you enjoy the adrenaline rush of water sports, Pasikuda is the place for you. Other interesting places to visit in this area are the coconut cultural park and the Valachchenai fisheries harbor.


Galle


Galle, a coastal town situated in the southwest region of Sri Lanka is the administrative capital of the southern province. Blessed with the exotic Dutch fortress and many other Dutch colonial structures, Galle is one such place that you can explore on foot. The Galle fort is one of the main attractions of the area, and the reason why the town of Galle was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1988. A monument of significant interest in the Fort is the Dutch reformed church or Groote Kerk. Other sites of interest include the Dutch museum and the Galle Lighthouse. Merely 6km away from the town of Galle you find one of the Islands best bay beach resorts, Unawatuna, which is great for water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving, and is considered one of the best bay beaches around the world.


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Searching form tour packages from Sri Lanka to Dubai? Dubai, a destination filled with style, culture and riches. And this heady alchemy of all things attractive is what makes this desert splendor of Dubai one of the most popular tourist destinations. With its skyline dominated by glistening skyscrapers, and the streets lined by the aroma of multicultural cuisine, it is the ultimate heady experience that you want. Although this city is bound by it profound traditions you will also be able to witness ambitious futuristic vision everywhere you turn, giving you a peek into how well the two can blend together. So if you are heading in the direction of the UAE, then Dubai is the crown jewel you should not miss out on.


Tour Packages from Sri Lanka to Dubai Itinerary
Day 01

Your 5 day tour of Dubai from Sri Lanka will start with your arrival at the airport in Dubai, where Olanka Travels representatives will be waiting to welcome you. They will then assist you with the transfer to your hotel in the city. After checking in, you can spend your afternoon in a relaxing manner, taking in the sights and sounds of the city. You can then experience an evening cruise along the artificial Dubai water canal, riding aboard an enclosed Arabian Dhow.


Day 02


Your tour of the capital of the UAE starts here. Day 02 is all about exploring Abu Dhabi, a complete commercial metropolis which is reflected by the gigantic sky scrapers present in the backdrop and the multistoried shopping malls that you will be able see. A drive along the Sheikh Zayed road, will be smooth and blissful, allowing you to take in the panoramic views on offer. Visiting the grand Sheikh Zayed mosque will be a highlight of this day, with its gigantic white marble domes, crystal chandeliers and Persian carpets.


Day 03

A myriad of experiences await you on day 03 of the tour, where you can spend the entire morning in any manner that you please. From exploring the streets and the culinary landscape that Dubai has to offer, to hopping in and out of the many traditional souqs, and even the shopping mega centers, bringing out the shopaholic in you, there is plenty of activities to while away your time. You can even venture out and visit some of the historic sites which are present in the vicinity. Your evening can be spent floating along the gigantic Dubai Marina, aboard a luxurious yacht, enjoying the view of the setting sun against the backdrop of the Dubai skyline.


Day 04


When you want to experience some fun and excitement, what can be better than hitting the water and enjoying a day filled with water sports? This is what day 04 is all about. After you have had your breakfast you will head towards the Wild Wadi water park in Dubai. Filled with a variety of water sports, to entertain all ages, this park is themed according to the story of Juha, a character from the Arabian folklore. With the promise of unlimited fun, you will be able to enjoy more than 30 different rides during the day.


Day 05

On this final day of the tour, you will be transferred to the airport after an enjoyable breakfast, after which you can embark on your further journey according to personal preferences.

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Searching for tour packages from Sri Lanka to Indonesia? A tropical paradise known for its beaches and coral reefs, Bali is just more than a holiday destination. It is your dreams of a tropical paradise come to life, with its beauty captivating you no end and setting up the mood for the perfect beachside holiday. Its central region dominated by the views of dramatic volcanoes, it is famously known for its yoga and Mediterranean retreats. Also known as the Island of Gods, this destination definitely captures the heart of the traveler. So when you are dreaming of an Asian adventure, don’t forget to head towards Bali.


Day 01

Your 6 day tour of Bali from Sri Lanka will start with your arrival at the airport in Indonesia, where Olanka Travels representatives will be waiting to welcome you. They will then assist you with the transfer to your hotel in the city. Since this little island is well known for its rich and diverse culture, your evening of day 01 will be spent enjoying a mouthwatering and fragrant dinner at an Indian restaurant, which will definitely take your senses on a joy ride.


Day 02


The jungle paradise in Bali, the city of Ubud is where you will be headed on day 02 of the tour. This is your destination for serenity, because of the sheer beauty you will be able to witness. The artistic stone carvings and cultural atmosphere definitely packs a punch, and destinations like the Monkey forest and Lake Batur, will enchant you no end. This city is an exciting mix of all things you want to experience on a holiday, from relaxing to outdoor activities, you will be able to find it all. So explore to your heart’s content and discover the hidden jewels that the city of Ubud has to offer.


Day 03 (Most Important Day of Your Tour Packages From Sri Lanka To Indonesia)


Is all about taking in the sights and scents of the city of Bedugul. One of the lesser known cities in Bali, Bedugul is not in any way less beautiful or mesmerizing compared to the rest of the island. But few people venture out here, to explore its beauty. It a mountain lake resort region, it’s popular for its cooling mountainous climate, ancient volcanoes and collection of temples. So this is your chance to wash away the tropical heat, and enjoy the bliss of the cooling climate. Although you will find a collection of Hindu temples, nothing is more beautiful than the Pura Ulun Danu, which lies next to the calming waters of a lake.


Day 04


This is your day for some beach hopping, exploring and feasting. Day 04 starts off by heading towards Uluwatu, known for its white sandy beaches and glistening blue waters. So you can simply sit back and dig your feet in, relax and enjoy the views. But if you want that hint of excitement, then you won’t be disappointed. You will be able to swim, surf and snorkel at any of the beautiful beaches, and discover some of the amazing marine life that resides in the region as well. You will also be visiting Turtle Island, and given the opportunity to experience the thrill of swimming along with the wild turtles. Visiting the Pura Luhur Temple will add to the experience, and your day ends with viewing a kecak dance show.


Day 05


It’s your chance to relax, rejuvenate and recharge. You can spend the morning of day 05 of the tour wandering the streets of Bali and taking in the essence of this fun-in-the-sun retreat. It’s a sheer delight to experience the culture and interact with the friendly locals. You can also shop the streets to your heart’s content. When exhaustion hits you following the exploration, you can head to towards, 2 hours of absolute bliss where you will be treated to a traditional massage therapy at a local spa. In the evening you will be able to enjoy a cruise dinner, at Benoa Harbour, amidst the backdrop of a glorious sunset, lively music and tantalizing food.


Day 06

On this final day of the your tour packages from Sri Lanka to Indonesia, you will be transferred to the airport after an enjoyable breakfast, after which you can embark on your further journey according to personal preferences.

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Looking for tour packages from Sri Lanka to Thailand? Visit Thailand for your holidays from Sri Lanka with Olanka Travels and explore the diverse culture, rich history, exotic locations and the most breathtaking landscapes in Thailand.


Bangkok


The bustling capital of Thailand, you’ll arrive in the colourful city of Bangkok. Visit the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, take a scenic cruise along the Chao Phraya River, visit museums and historic buildings or simply shop until you drop from the endless variety of shopping outlets in the city; whether night markets, shopping malls or floating markets. Buy your souvenirs, treat your tastebuds to a mouthwatering variety of local cuisines and immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife. Asiatique the Riverfront is one of the most popular locations for shopping, dining and taking in the night life.


Phuket (Must Included in Tour Packages from Sri Lanka to Thailand)


For your next adventure after exploring Bangkok, drive down to Phuket. An island idyllically floating in the Andaman Sea, Phuket is a rocky, mountainous,rainforested hub that’s thriving with wildlife, exotic beaches, seaside resorts and restaurants and a handful of nightclubs and bars. The blue waters make it the ideal destination to lie in during the day while dancing the night away with a tropical cocktail under a sea of stars. The waters off Phuket are ideal for snorkelling and diving as there is a rich ecosystem of coral reef and marine life. Other attractions in Phuket to visit are the Big Buddha statue and the Wat Chalong Buddhist temple complex. The Big Buddha statue is a massive iconic structure towering to a height of 45 metres and is one of the most revered landmarks as it watches over the city. Once you get here, you can enjoy sprawling views of the island.


Chiang Mai


Located in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is a mountainous city and was once an ancient kingdom in 1558. The old city is mostly known to be a religious and cultural hub as it has over hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, some stemming way back from the 14th century like Wat Phra Singh. As you explore the rich religious side to Thailand in Chiang Mai, you’ll come across other temples like Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Chedi Luang, Doi Suthep, Wat Chiang Man and numerous other temples and significant places of worship. Jungle trekking is a common activity in Chiang Mai due to its rugged outcrops that thrive with flora and fauna; you’ll also visit a tribal village during your cruise.


Koh Samui


The second largest island in Thailand, Koh Samui is made up of golden beaches, coconut groves and lush rainforests with towering mountains. Owing to its tropical, paradisiacal location, Koh Samui has become a popular and loved tourist destination with a number of luxury resorts and hotels opening up along the coast. Koh Samui is noted for its 12m state of Lord Buddha; made of gold at Wat Phra Yai. Beach lovers will enjoy the nearby beaches of Lamai and Chaweng, on the eastern coast of the island as it’s thriving with life; whether during the day or night. Take a day trip to the northern Ang Thong Marine National Park to enjoy snorkelling or diving; two of the most popular activities here due to the rich marine ecosystem.


Phi Phi Islands


Phi Phi Islands and its white, pristine beaches rose to fame after the movie The Beach hit cinemas in 2000. Ever since, tourists have been flooding to the islands to get a piece of heaven that was featured in the British-American film. The islands are located between Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. Ko Phi Phi is the largest island and the most popular with visitors. Other islands are smaller in comparison; such as Bamboo Island and Bida Nati. You can reach these islands by long-tail boats or speed boats. While there are several islands to choose from during your holiday, make it a point to stop at one of these as well; Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Bamboo Island and Ton Sai Beach. As you’ll be spending a majority of your time exploring the sandy coasts and snorkelling through the tropical waters, make sure you’re always hydrated and have applied sunscreen before heading out.


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Looking for tour packages from Sri Lanka to Malaysia? The culturally rich, friendly and diverse country of Malaysia is a great holiday destination to visit from Sri Lanka. Much like the island itself, Malaysia is a tropical country offering its visitors a variety of things to do and places to visit. The country comprises of cultures of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Arabic and influences from each of these can be seen throughout the country.


Kuala Lumpur


After you arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for a bit of rest and relaxation before venturing out into the city to explore the finest things it has to offer. Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia is a treasure trove of museums, shopping centres, food outlets and various things to see. Visit the Petronas Twin Towers that were completed in 1998 and was then declared as the tallest building in the world. The towers are set in the heart of the city, surrounded by the financial district comprising of office buildings, shopping complex and a variety of other corporate headquarters. While here, don’t forget to visit the 58 metre double deck Sky Bridge that connects the 41st and 42nd floors of the Twin Towers. For a dose of religion and culture, visit the Batu Caves, located away from the city limits. Ascend the stairs to discover a series of cave temples in homage to the Hindu Gods. Other popular things to do in Kuala Lumpur include visiting the Butterfly Park, Bird Park, Islamic Arts Museum, National Museum and more.


Langkawi


An archipelago made up of 99 islands located off the west coast of Malaysia, Langkawi is surrounded by blue seas and stunning hills and paddy fields. The island is a popular spot for diving and exploring the underwater world. The Telaga Tujuh waterfalls is one of the most common things to do when in Langkawi. Hop in for a dip to cool off from the sweltering heat or the tropical humidity and bathe in one of the seven connected natural pools. Some of the other popular spots to visit here are the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, Panorama Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu, Teluk Datai, Pantai Cenang, Pantai Pasir Tengkorak, Durian Perangin and so much more.


Penang


Affectionately dubbed as the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is a popular city in Malaysia as there are a number of exciting experiences for tourists to take advantage of. Visit the heritage buildings and national museums, admire the street art and wall murals, embark on an exciting food tour on a Penang’s most colourful streets. Visit the Kek Lok Temple at night and admire the beauty of the one of the finest and largest temple complexes in Malaysia. Heavily adorned with carvings and traditional sculptures of Buddha, the temple is a sight to behold, especially during Chinese New Year and Wesak Day. Another beautiful temple to visit is the Siamese Wat Chayamangkalaram Buddhist temple, home to one of the largest gold-plated reclining statues of the Buddha, measuring up to 180 feet. For some fun and adventure, visit the Escape Theme Park or take a ride up Penang Hill in a funicular train.


Sunway Lagoon


Head over to Sunway Lagoon for some fun under the sun, whether you’re 8 or 80, Sunway Lagoon is one of the best places for fun and entertainment in Malaysia. Spread out over 88 acres, the park was built 150 feet below ground level and has over 90 attractions separted across 6 sections for guests to enjoy; namely Water Park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Wildlife Park and Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon. The theme park offers an interesting and exciting mix of water based activities and land based activities; sometimes even merging the both! It’s the ideal place to head to with your family or friends and definitely a great way to end your holiday in Malaysia with. The park has been designed to suit various age levels and levels of adventure; making it fit for kids and adults at the same time. You’ll also be able to find a 5-star hotel, a shopping mall, several residential apartments, hospitals and more, in order to cater to the crowds that frequently visit.


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Looking for tour packages from Sri Lanka to Vietnam? Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is a historically rich and culturally significant, colourful country. Visitors to Vietnam have several things to do and places to see during their holiday, from visiting war museums and colonial structures to exploring natural landscapes and historic remnants. Tour packages from Sri Lanka to Vietnam by Olanka Travels aim to cover the best places of Vietnam to ensure you get the ideal experience of this nation. Here are the top places to be in and the most popular things to do when you’re visiting the famed locations.


Welcome to Vietnam


Travelling from Sri Lanka to Vietnam is roughly 6 hour and 30 minute flight, depending on the airline and transit times. Once you arrive in Hanoi International Airport, our representative of Olanka Travels will escort you to your hotel, leaving you ample time to relax and recuperate after the long flight. Get your bearings in check before we explore the best of Vietnam during your holiday. Eager adventurists will be able to visit the popular Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and the Old Quarter on their first day itself!


Ha Long Bay Cruise


Limestone cliffs and scenic boat rides are the first thing to cross off your bucket list in Vietnam. Enjoy a mesmerizing cruise along Ha Long Bay in Hanoi. Ha Long Bay comprises of over 1,900 little islets with their own unique, stunning beaches, inland lakes limestone caves and floating villages and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994 in order to preserve the natural beauty. One of the most popular stops along Ha Long Bay is Cat Ba Island which consists of numerous restaurants and hotels set against a backdrop of verdant mountains.


You’ll also be able to see exotic animals from Cat Ba langurs, black giant squirrels and civet cats. Other popular islands are Dau Be Island; iconic for snorkelling and diving due to the colourful array of corals, inland lakes and marine life, Bo Hon Island is most famous for its caves, like Sung Sot, Trong Cave and Trinh Nu, all of which can be reached by boat from the Bai Chay Port.


Hoi An


This picturesque town was known to be a popular trading post in Southeast Asia during the 16th and 17th century and is a treasure of historical monuments and architecture. You’ll be able to see ancient Chinese temples, pagodas, wooden-shop houses, a Japanese style bridge, French colonial houses, etc. As it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the city was able to preserve and restore its beauty to its original glory. The Hoi An Riverside is one of the most spectacular places to be at night as it’s lit by old-fashioned lanterns, offering the sense of tranquil serenity to the entire town. Hoi An is the ideal place for those who love the sun, sand and sea as the beaches here are great for swimming in.


Saigon


Also known as Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon is Vietnam’s commercial and financial hub with a rich history dating back a number of years. A popular tourist destination, dive into the fascinating culture, colonial French architecture and the immerse in the swankiest rooftop bar, hotels and restaurants in the city. As you explore the city, remember to carry enough sunblock and bottled water as it can get quite hot and humid. During your visit of the city, pop in to the Cu Chi Tunnels, for a bit of a history lesson. These underground tunnels were an interesting addition to the city of Ho Chi Minh and make up for a larger network of tunnels that lie under the country.


The tunnels were used during the Vietnam War by the Viet Cong soldiers to hide in, store weapons and food, whilst also serving as a communication and supply route and living quarters for North Vietnamese fighters. The tunnels were an integral part in the war against the Americans. Other places to visit in Saigon are the Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh Square, Notre Dame Cathedral, City Hall and the Benh Thanh Market.


Contact Olanka Travels to get tour packages from Sri Lanka to Vietnam.

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Are you planning a holiday from Sri Lanka to Bangkok? and looking for tour packages from Sri Lanka to Bangkok?Travel to the bustling city of Thailand with Olanka Travels. Located in Southeast Asia, Bangkok is a thriving hub for entertainment, shopping, leisure, culture and religion. Here’s a quick guide on what you must do and see when you’re on holiday in Bangkok to get a fulfilling experience of the colourful city.


Day 1


After you check into your hotel, use a few minutes to take in your surroundings and the different culture of Bangkok before exploring the city. Thailand is roughly 4 hours from the island of Sri Lanka and the city of Bangkok resembles that of Colombo in a number of way; from congestion to overflow of sounds and smells. Before you leave your hotel, make sure to carry water bottles and ensure your valuables are stored safely.


Day 2


Now that you’ve got your bearings down, you can easily explore the city limits. Start off with the most popular places to visit in Bangkok, like the Wat Pho; the largest statue of the reclining Buddha. The statue is 15 metres tall and 46 metres long, and covered in gold leaf. Next on your list should be the Grand Palace; another significant landmark in the city. The Grand Palace used to be the residential palace for the king before the government used it to carry out their duties. Within the palace, you’ll come across several stunning buildings and structures like the Wat Phra Kaew; also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is known to have the iconic statue of the emerald Buddha from the 14th century. Wat Arun is another temple you should add to your list. Also referred to as Temple of the Dawn, it is made of colourful decorated spires, towering over 70 metres in height, and glistens over the famous Chao Phraya River. The temple is believed to look the most spectacular at sunset. Head back early to your hotel after a quick bite of local cuisine; either from a restaurant or a street vendor.


Day 3


Spend your third day in Bangkok, immersing yourself in a delightful shopping experience. Bangkok has a number of local markets and shopping malls for you to stroll through. Do keep in mind that these places can get quite congested. If you’re exploring the city during the day, you can even visit one of the night markets that are usually open till the early hours of the morning to get your shopping done. Another type of market in Bangkok is the floating markets. Along the numerous khlongs, you’ll find floating markets selling a variety of produce from fresh seafood, local snacks, fresh fruits and vegetables and a variety of other local delights. Some of the highly recommended ones are the Chatuchak market, Pratunam market, Asiatique The Riverfront, Taling Chang floating market and Damnoen floating market.


Day 4


Next on your list is a cruise along the Chao Phraya River; also known as the River of Kings. A boat ride which consists of a dinner usually is one of the best ways to witness the beauty of the temples and palaces around the city. From Wat Arun and the Grand Palace to Jim Thompson House and Erawan Shrine, you can visit these and more! Along the river, you can also stop by several floating markets or night markets like Asiatique the Riverfront for some shopping and a cultural performance. Asiatique the Riverfront is a vibrant market filled with a variety of things to do, from endless shopping options to Calypso cabaret shows. It’s the ideal place to get your souvenir shopping done as you’ll be able to find everything from handicrafts to clothes and jewelry and souvenirs.


Day 5


Spend your last day in Bangkok sampling the varieties of street food delicacies and exploring the city limits. You can embark on a food tour, visit the local museum, get an iconic Thai massage, stroll through Lumpini Park, head over to one of the many theme parks in the city, catch a sunset from a rooftop bar and head over to Chinatown for street food at the end of the day. Thai massages are unique as they combine a variety of pressure techniques and herbs to ensure you are left completely relaxed and refreshed. It’s a great way to end your holiday in Bangkok! Exploring Bangkok’s nightlife might not be for everyone, but it’s an experience you won’t forget.

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Complete Guide On 2019 Eid Holiday Tour In Sri Lanka


Eid-al-Fitr is one of the main festivities of the Islam population all around the world, on this day they mark the ending of the break in their fast of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. On this year the Eid in Sri Lanka begins on Tuesday the 4th of June and ends on Wednesday the 5th of June.


Sri Lanka, being a multinational country is the home for quite a number of Islamic devotees (about 10% of the total population). They firstly arrived in Sri Lanka as Merchants who sold goods near the coast thus even today they can be seen domiciled in the coastal area. Hence festivals like Eid is highly celebrated in the country, moreover it has been declared as a national holiday as well.


If you are planning to visit Sri Lanka here are a few things that you could do and a few places you could visit during your stay.


Pray Together


Togetherness is what has been preached in every religion, so in Sri Lanka the Muslims get together on to a public place, like in the Galle Face Green and join to the main religious sermons. So while you are away from your country on a festive like this you could join one of the communal prayers in one of the local mosques or in a public place, and make yourself feel at home surrounded by friends and family away from home.


Like in the middle-east, after the prayers the people will greet and embrace each other spreading love, exchange “Salaams” forgiving each other for whatever the mistakes they have made.


You may also make new friends that are of the same religion as you but from a different culture, and learn new customs from them that are similar to yours but yet so different.


Charity

This is also the time for the Muslims to donate and help the less abled. Eid is a time of celebration and people wear new clothes and prepare various meals to celebrate this day, and there are people in this country who cannot afford to do so. Thus it is your chance to be their hero and their savior, so while you are here in Sri Lanka during the Eid 2018, you could go to a rural Islamic village and shower them with presents, bringing out the true meaning of Eid.


Visit the beautiful Local Mosques


While you are in Sri Lanka during the Eid of 2019, you can visit the following local mosques so as to learn about the Islamic culture here and to admire the beauty of the unique architectural value. Here is a list of Mosques and where to find them.



  • Red Mosque – Colombo 11 (Second cross street and main street)

  • White Mosque – Matara

  • Jummah Mosque – Vavunia

  • Asna Mosque – Akurana

  • Abrar Mosque – Beruwala

  • Onion Mosque – Beruwala

  • Ketchimala – Beruwala

  • Galle Fort Mosque – Galle

  • Dewatagaha Mosque – Colombo 7

  • Kollupitiya Jummah Mosque


The food is always good


Eid means you break the fasting, so why not try some unique Sri Lankan cuisine for a change. Apart from the traditional Eid dishes like Watalappan and Biryani, here is a list of must try Sri Lankan Halal Dishes that you can enjoy during this Eid vacation.


Kiri Bath (milk rice)


This is a traditional dish of Sri Lankans, we cook this on every special occasion from the New Year to the birthdays. It is rice cooked with coconut milk with a pinch of salt added to bring out the taste, and this goes especially with a curry called the “katta Sambal” which is grounded chillie with onions and dried fish.


Pol Sambal (coconut sambal)


This is a curry that the Sri Lankans would and could eat it with anything that is edible, it is that attached with the culture of us. So don’t forget to taste this while you are on your vacation.


Ambul Thiyal


This is a traditional method that has been used since the early days to preserve fish, where cubes of fish is cooked with all the unique spices until it’s dry.


Isso Wade (Prawn Wade)


Even though it is not a traditional dish it is one which is highly appreciated amongst the locals, a Sri Lankan favorite. However this will not be served in the fancy restaurants or the hotels that you will stay over, but wherever you go in the roads or on the beach you will see a man walking with a trolley selling these.


Shopping


Sri Lanka apart from being a world famous tourist destination is also the best place for shopping during the festive seasons. The locals love to go to shopping festivals during such times, hence the shop owners, designers and retailers get together during these times and have shopping festival so that the people could buy whatever they need under one roof.


So don’t forget to step into a shopping festival to buy the finest of materials, clothing and everything you need to enjoy eid this June.


For Eid Package inquires contact Olanka Travels.

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