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Experience the 2010 solar eclipse under an Asian sky

19th November 2009 Print
Solar Eclipse with Tropical Sky

For those wanting an excuse to leave the UK for sunnier climes this winter, long-haul specialist Tropical Sky has some fabulous packages to South East Asia and the Indian Ocean to coincide with the annular solar eclipse, which will be passing through a narrow corridor of the earth on 15 January 2010.

An annular eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the moon is smaller, so the sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus surrounding the outline of the moon. This will be the longest annular eclipse in the third millennium and it will be visible across Africa, the Indian Ocean, India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia.

Packages to hot spots where this amazing phenomenon can be experienced include:

Star Gazing In Sri Lanka
Tropical Sky has 14-nights at the four-star Riverina Resort Hotel in Sri Lanka from £749 per person. Valid for selected departures in January 2010, the price includes flights from London Heathrow with Qatar Airways and accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. Ideally located by the beach of Beruwela on the south west coast, the resort offers a wealth of amenities and facilities including a swimming pool, indoor games, fitness centre, tennis courts, mini golf and a choice of restaurants and bars.

Paradise In Koh Samui
Enjoy 14-nights at the four-star Paradise Beach Resort in Thailand from £1,199 per person. Valid for selected departures in January 2010, the price includes flights from London Heathrow with Etihad Airways and Bangkok Airways and accommodation on an all-inclusive basis. Set among tropical gardens on Koh Samui’s quieter north coast, a short distance from the shopping and nightlife of Chaweng, the resort offers activities including sailing, waterskiing, diving and table-tennis. Facilities include two restaurants, a choice of bars, two swimming pools, a Jacuzzi and a children’s play area.

View The Moon In The Maldives
Tropical Sky is offering seven nights at Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives from £1,549 per person. Valid for departure on 10 January, the price includes return flights from London Heathrow with SriLankan Airlines and accommodation in a garden villa on a half-board basis. Located in the South Nilandhe Atoll, Vilu Reef is surrounded by lush green vegetation, tall coconut palms and white sandy beaches, with a beautiful lagoon one side and a reef the other - ideal for snorkelling and diving. In addition to excellent watersports, facilities include an infinity pool, gym, Sun Spa, table tennis, volleyball court, a selection of restaurants and bars and a children’s playground.

All packages include taxes, resort transfers and surcharges. For further information and bookings visit


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Solar Eclipse with Tropical Sky