expired Colombo (Sri Lanka) Return ex Perth $365, Syd $421, Melb $429, GC $437 with AirAsia
Last edited 07/04/2014 - 22:04 by 1 other user
Some awesome fares tonight to the Sri Lanka - The Land of Lions. Spent some time putting this one together, but well worth it once again. Unfortunately, there are no AirAsia flights from Adelaide to Colombo. Good luck!
Used the following dates in this test, but there's stacks of dates at these prices:
Depart 22/08 Return 07/09 Melbourne
Depart 21/08 Return 07/09 Sydney
Depart 21/08 Return 09/09 Perth
Depart 13/08 Return 29/08 Gold Coast
Booking Period: 07 April 2014 - 20 April 2014
Travel Period: 08 April 2014 - 30 September 2014
Some Interesting Reading:
Sri Lanka is often referred to as a pearl in the Indian Ocean, and with good reason. For a country of its size, you will be surprised by the island’s variety; from golden beaches to verdant tea plantation, an abundance of wildlife to ancient temples. The Cultural Triangle comprises a succession of ancient capitals and Buddhist sites scattered throughout the forests, while the busy lakeside city of Kandy attracts devotees to the Temple of Tooth. Huge man-made lakes have kept the area irrigated for millennia and continue to provide water for both the paddy fields and thirsty wild elephants and other wildlife.
The mountainous centre of the island is the county’s tea growing region and on the southern shore you will find fortified Galle, where the Portuguese walls defended Dutch churches. Sri Lanka was one of the first countries in the world to create national parks, now home to a great diversity of flora and fauna. More and more visitors are attracted by its whale watching opportunities, but the country is better known for its population of wild elephants and record number of leopards.
Its written history exceeds 2550 years and the island fell under Portuguese and Dutch influence after the 16th century, and Britain began its conquest in the 1790s. The British took over in 1796, and Ceylon became an English Crown colony in 1802. The British developed coffee, tea, and rubber plantations. On Feb. 4, 1948, after pressure from Ceylonese nationalist leaders, Ceylon became a self-governing dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations.
The natural beauty of Sri Lanka’s tropical forests, beaches and landscape, as well as its rich cultural heritage, make it a world famous tourist destination. The country with probably the most perfect climate in the world: 25-30 °C all year round and just enough rain to keep things lush and green – a bit more in the south, a bit less in the north – as the tail of the monsoons hit the island. Sri Lankan’s are always hospitable, smiling, friendly and helpful people.