Europcar is proud to offer its first class car hire service in the small island nation of Sri Lanka. With six locations around the largest city of Colombo, including Bandaranaike International Airport, Europcar's fleet of modern, comfortable and reliable vehicles is, as always, available with a choice of models to fit a wide range of different size parties and budgets. Choose from options like child seats, satellite navigation and extra driver cover, plus services like 3-step online booking and express pick-up. So, whether you are on a beach-centred family vacation, looking to explore the tropical splendour of Sri Lanka in more depth, or want to use the commercial capital of Colombo as a base from which to strike out to the island's other towns, Europcar's legendary customer service is on hand to help get your trip off to the smoothest possible start.
With more than 2500 years of culture packed into eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the small country of Sri Lanka sits just off India's south east coast and was described by Marco Polo as the finest island in the whole world. While soft, sandy, sun-soaked beaches line every shore, being gently lapped by the Indian Ocean, there is so much more to Sri Lanka than sea and sand. As the land area is relatively small, getting around is never a problem, and the country has still yet to become a crowded destination. Plus there is so much to see. Visit Anuradhapura, the world's oldest living tree, check out one of the many, intricately detailed Buddhist temples that seem to cover the island, then head to Minneriya to experience hundreds of wild elephants at their afternoon gathering or any of the national parks for some leopards, buffaloes and countless birds. Enjoy too, the colonial delights of the commercial capital city of Colombo, before heading back to any one of the many beaches for some world-class snorkelling, diving and surfing.
The City of Colombo – Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte maybe the official capital of Sri Lanka, but Colombo is the commercial capital, largest city and beating heart of the country. No longer the urbanisation you have to endure on your way to the southern beaches, Colombo has become a worthy destination in its own right. Fort is undergoing restoration of its historic colonial architecture, while Pettah is full of loud markets and bargains. The seafront's new roads are spurring hotel construction, while Colombo’s cosmopolitan side is attracting the best in restaurants, galleries and museums, and the old quarters are still where you can find great local food and discover a curious shop or tiny cafe.
The Hill Country – Away from the golden beaches, there’s another side to this island, where lush green carpets of tea plantations and mountain forests cling to mighty peaks surrounded by waterfalls. This is a region where you can walk to the end of the world, paddle a raft down a raging river or be surrounded by a hundred wild elephants, all in the same day.