Sri Lanka was known to Greek mariners as Taprobane and Arab traders named it Serendib, hence the word ‘serendipity’ discovery by happy accident and famously described by Marco Polo as ‘undoubtedly the finest island of its size in the world’. Discover this lush tropical paradise, surrounded by 1500 km of stunning coastline, unspoilt golden beaches and pristine turquoise waters. Explore Sri Lanka’s eight World Heritage Sites, experience spectacular botanical gardens, misty tea plantations, vibrant cities and picture perfect landscapes. Uncover thousands of years of colonial history, evident in its captivating Portuguese, Dutch and British architecture.Take a safari to see elephants, leopards, 86 species of mammals, 400 bird species and a magnificent array of flowering plants and trees. Relax and rejuvenate at stunning beach resorts and spas or purchase your own Ceylon Blue Sapphire at the centre of the world’s gem industry. Immerse yourself in this enchanting country, its eclectic cuisine and charming friendly people.