Travel Guide for March
Located in the sub-continent of India, Sri Lanka is the perfect March destination with relaxing beaches, exotic wildlife, delicious food and a history dating back to the beginning of time.
Weather from in March is ideal for tourists as the it is the perfect temperature conditions in which you can expect dry sunny days with little rain, compared to the heavy monsoon season that Sri Lanka experiences a large chunk of the year. Temperatures in January can vary from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. Which you can enjoy lounging on one of the world class beaches the country has to offer.
Highlights in Sri Lanka include climbing the famous Sirigiya Rock in which you can take in the incredible views over the mainlands, learn history about kings who once ruled these lands many years ago. Head to the coast and relax on the hundreds of beaches scattered along the beautiful coastal towns of Mirissa and Hikkaduwa.
The temperature in January makes its ideal conditions to spot the copious amounts of wildlife in which call Sri Lanka their home. Swim with turtles and reef sharks in the crystal clear waters of Pigeon Island in the north of the country. Go on safari in the famous Yala National Park where you can expect to see exotic birds, crocodiles, leopards and what it’s most famous for elephants.
Take the famous Ella to Kandy train ride often described as the most scenic in the world, through the tea plantations set in the Sri Lankan Hill Country. Stick your feet out the side of this traditional train carriage as you cruise past local villages and stunning mountain ranges.
If you are interested in visiting Sri Lanka don’t hesitate to contact us. one of our on-hand travel experts ready to answer any questions you have for them. Or discuss other amazing offers we have for travelling in January. Book with one of our trusted travel operators who work all over the world.
We have worked very closely with Cox and Kings for over 25 years, who provide loads of fantastic escorted tours to Sri Lanka for solo travellers or groups seeing the country in all its glory. Our favourite Sri Lanka tours are listed below. Plus if you book now you can save up £350pp on selected departures.
Sri Lanka Tours
Sri Lanka: The Enchanted Island
The island nation of Sri Lanka has a wealth of cultural, archaeological and natural treasures….
Splendours of Sri Lanka
This introductory tour combines the Cultural Triangles ancient cities with scenic hill country, man-made marvels…
Treasures of Sri Lanka
Delve into Sri Lankas natural and archaeological wonders in this comprehensive journey. Starting from Sri…
March is a brilliant month to visit New Zealand for a number of reasons. The weather is fabulous around this time of the year with average temperatures being 25 degrees in the North Islands and around 27 degrees in central New Zealand. You can also take advantage of a number of outdoor festivals happening around the country in March as their summer comes to an end.
New Zealand is one of the most naturally beautiful places on the planet, separated into two islands The North and The South islands in which you will find very different characteristics. The North Island is home to white sand beaches perfect for swimming, set around the Bay of Islands where you will also find other natural wonders such as bubbling mud pools with hot springs on this volcanic island full of geothermal activity. When deciding on which island you want to go to it all depends on what type of holiday you are looking to take, keep reading for our landmarks and discover the best spots to visit in New Zealand.
Cities in New Zealand
With the biggest draw to New Zealand being the nature you can also find a number of great cities scattered around the country, Auckland is located in the very north of New Zealand and is based around two large harbors with gorgeous surroundings and landscapes. Jump aboard a boat and visit Waiheke Island where you will find world class wineries and stunning beaches. or explore Auckland’s volcanic mountains, lakes and islands. Visit Christchurch on the south island, a delightful city which after the devastation of a recent earthquake is currently in the process of being re-built meaning most of the city is brand new. Known as the ‘Garden City’ which is down to it’s number of parks and greenery and one of the cities main attractions – The Botanical Gardens.
Set on the stunning shores of Lake Wakatipu is Queenstown another of our favourite cities thanks to the surrounding landscapes – towering over Queenstown is a spectacular mountain range. As well as the beautiful setting the city boasts a hip arts scene, delicious dining and some excellent vineyards. If your after a more thrilling experience. Then take advantage of the nearby ski resorts, bungee jumping or zip lining.
Think lush green hills with golden beaches in hidden coves and team that up with crystal clear waters then you have Abel Tasman National Park the postcard perfect paradise. This national park prides itself on some of the worlds best hiking tours. Get on the water on one of the many kayaking routes you can take through the valleys spotting as much wildlife as you can on the way. Go on one of the many bush walks and listen to the birds sing above you as you lose yourself in the famous New Zealand bush. Explore the many beaches on board your kayak which is known to be home to hundreds of seals. Who love to bask on the rocks in between dips.
Milford Sound is another favourite with people visiting New Zealand and it is easy to understand why, a series of waterfalls, stunning coastlines and dramatic cliffs. Again home to wildlife such as dolphins, seals and the famous Fiordland crested penguin and can be best explored on a kayak tour. The Bay of Islands near Auckland is made up of more than 140 subtropical islands in the North of the country. Discover each island which is full of Maori culture and beautiful coastlines. The best way to get around is again by boat tour with many adventures to be had out on the water. Along with this find the hidden waterfalls or go on one of the many bike rides that can be had around the islands.
We have a number of escorted tours for you to delve into from some of our best travel operators such as Titan Tours in which include all the highlights mentioned above plus many more so you don’t have to worry. Or do it yourself on a self drive holiday and let us work out the logistics to your trip, just let us know what spots you would like to see and in what order and one of our travel experts will work it all out for you.
Our top New Zealand Tours
New Zealand Coastal Discovery
The spectacularly diverse coastline of New Zealand (Aotearoa in Maori) makes for an exceptional cruise….
The Best of New Zealand
An intoxicating fusion of natural beauty, big-city cool and Maori culture, New Zealand is well…
Grand Antipodean Odyssey
Travelling to Australia and New Zealand therefore for most. is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the…