Beaches are truly a blessing to this beautiful island and that is one of the reasons why people from all over the world prefer it for a beach holiday. Beaches of Sri Lanka are spotless, fun-filled and some of the most stunning in Asia. Gentle waves overlapping the soft white sandy shores populated by angling palms makes for a picture perfect setting for spending peaceful holidays. Negombo, Kalutara, Bentota, Ambalangoda, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Weligama, Mirissa, Arugam Bay, Trincomalee and Matara are some of the most popular beaches in Sri Lanka, waiting to be explored
Sri Lanka is home to some of Southern Asia’s most fascinating cultural and religious attractions, featuring elaborate art and architecture, and spectacular festivals, revealing the essence of the island’s captivating history, and rich cultural heritage
Historical cities such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya, once home to ancient kingdoms, still retain with many relics and artefacts of bygone eras. The famous Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha in Kandy and the rock fortress of Sigiriyaare a must-see. Sri Lanka is multi religious and multi-cultural hence has many religious and cultural festivals that take place year around, such as Vesak for Buddhists, Madhu Festival for Catholics and Nallur Festival for Hindus
Kandy, the capital of the hill country can be accessed by both land and air. The most popular land route is by train which offers amazing breathtaking scenic views of the highlands. Kandy is also accessible by air greatly reducing travelling time. But the cheapest travel is via Trainthat leaves daily from the Fort Railway Station in Colombo.
The town of NuwaraEliyaknown as Little England still retains much of its British colonial charm. It is also home to many beautiful Waterfalls nestled between mountains and valleys. Relax inside a colonial home and drink tea (Ceylon Tea) considered being the best in the world. If you love adventurous treksthen take one in Horton Plains and the Worlds End Cliffside is a rewarding encounter with nature.
Sri Lanka’s wildlife ranges from wild elephants and leopards to sea turtles and a vast variety of birds. Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park is known to have the highest density of leopards in the world. National parks and bird sanctuaries, particularly in the southern and central zones, have the best opportunities to see animals in their natural habitat. Stay alert for a sighting of the endangered sloth bear or leopard, watch hundreds of elephants feeding and washing in a tank or lagoon during “the gathering”; or be amazed by the egg laying sea turtles. Our tours include many possibilities for wildlife watching and birding.
In Sri Lanka (formerly referred to as Ceylon) you’ll find many hidden temples, caves, sacred Buddhist sites and Hindu shrines. What this small island nation lacks in size, it more than makes up for in its sheer expanse of natural and cultural wonders, the sensuality of this tear-shaped island with British tea plantations, nature reserves and botanical gardens of the hill country, Wildlife Safaris in the National Parks will mesmerise you. Or you can visit king coconut groves, cinnamon forests, ancient royal capitals, enjoy the urban buzz of Colombo & Kandy, or trek in the sweeping Horton plains, before taking an exotic beach break. There’s no doubt you’ll enjoy Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage and tranquillity to your hearts content. Visiting the island’s eight impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites is a must
The Island has a luxurious tropical climate. The monsoon season in the southwest runs from May to September, while the dry season here is December to March. In the north and eastern areas rainy season is October to January and the drier weather arrives in May, lasting until September. Choose a side and then select which months you’re able to travel; your choice will hugely affect the type of holiday you’ll get
Andora Tours is a family owned business,
specializing in small group travel experiences and like most small businesses we have a fine reputation for personalised service. We treat all visitors as our personal guests. We have constantly maintained efficiency and a personalised service that has been our foundation and is now the Andora tradition and trademark. We care about our customers and work to provide the best holiday experiences at the best prices. All of our itineraries are tailored by us with much attention to detail taking into consideration your safety and comfort. We recognize that you have plenty of choices when it comes to selecting a partner to assist in your vacation planning and if we are fortunate enough for you to contact us, rest assured we will give you the best experience ever. We most likely already know what you’re looking for in your quest for the holiday that best defines you… We are on location, we know our island and we belong to it !
We remain… Passionately Sri Lankan !