As 2012 draws to a close we’re looking at the best holiday destinations for 2013. Not only are we looking for the top 2013 holiday destinations but we’re also sourcing the cheapest holiday deals for all of these lovely places! So if you’re looking for the best deals for the must-visit destinations then you are most certainly in the right place.
Today our eyes are on Sri Lanka, which has featured in anyone who is anyone in the travel industry’s 2013 must-visit lists. So why visit Sri Lanka in 2013? Well, there have been plenty of reasons why you couldn’t visit Sri Lanka in previous years; the devastating 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and the 17 year long civil war being extremely high upon the list. 2013 is different though, travellers are now free to visit Sri Lanka all year round, prices are extremely affordable and the scenery is breathtaking. This, in short, means that Sri Lanka makes the ideal budget long haul holiday destination for 2013.
What exactly can you expect from a cheap 2013 Sri Lanka holiday? Well the obvious is the beautiful beaches and boy are there a lot to choose from. If you want to relax, then bathe in the warm, shallow waters at Nilaveli, but if you want a bustling beach environment, well there’s plenty to choose from here too. However, Sri Lanka holidays offer more than just strolls along the beach. Animal lovers will delight at Yala National Park’s 378 square miles of free roaming animals. The Wilpattu National Park is also now open to visitors following the end of the civil war.
Culture vultures will adore Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle, which includes the magnificent Golden Cave Temple in Dambulla. The sacred city of Anuradhapura is at the heart of the cultural triangle and is in abundance with palaces, temples and giant stupas; it’s a must-visit place if you’re after a cultural holiday in 2013.
So that’s Sri Lanka as a holiday destination in a nutshell, now it’s time to talk the best places to pick up a cheap 2013 Sri Lanka holiday…
1. Lowcostholidays.com offer Sri Lanka holiday deals from just £746pp. Their Sri Lanka hotels are situated across the island so there’s something for beach lovers and culture seekers alike.
2. Monarch have some fantastic bargain holiday deals for 2013. Their Sri Lanka holidays make the cut and start from just £833pp on a half board basis.
3. Virgin Holidays are the king of quality yet cheap long haul holidays. Their 2013 Sri Lanka holiday deals start at a teeny tiny £699pp and they have a fabulous selection of excursions for those of you who like to pre-book your adventures.
Well that’s all for today’s instalment of the best holiday destinations for 2013, come back soon to see where else features in our must-visit list.