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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tours

Lying just off the coast of the Indian Subcontinent is picturesque Sri Lanka. With over 2000 years of history, Sri Lanka has a rich cultural heritage and a wealth of sacred sites, ancient cities, lush tea plantations and incredible landscapes. Unsurprisingly, UNESCO has recognised eight World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka, several of which are located in what is known as the cultural triangle. As an experienced tour operator in Sri Lanka, we were recognised as the Best Holiday Company to Southern Asia by the prestigious British Travel Awards in 2013.


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Styles of travel in Sri Lanka

We offer a number of travel styles in Sri Lanka, from guided group tours and special festival tours, to tailormade holidays and private tours. All of our Sri Lanka tours are led by expert English speaking local guides who will give you true insight into the local way of life on the Teardrop Isle.

Authentic local experiences

Experience the local way of life in Sri Lanka

On our tours in Sri Lanka you'll have the chance to dine with a local family near Sigiriya, witness the colourful parade of elephants during the annual Kandy Festival, taste a delightful blend of tea at Nuwara Eliya, watch Sri Lankans walk barefoot on fire or play a bit of cricket with the locals on the Galle Face Green.

Popular tours to Sri Lanka and our top picks

Colombo, Caves & Kandy
8 days | FROM USD $1,999

Spend a week exploring Sri Lanka's famous cultural triangle, visiting the rock fortress of Sigiriya, the exquisite Dambulla cave temple, the historic Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, meeting Sri Lanka's orphaned elephants...

Buddha and Beach
12 days | FROM USD $2,499

Explore Dambulla Rock Temple and ancient Polonnaruwa, visit iconic Sigiriya Rock and meet the elephants at Pinnawala Orphanage. Sip on refreshing Ceylon tea and take a jeep ride into Udawalawe National Park before to the...

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage | Sri Lanka
Tear Drop Isle
5 days | FROM USD $1,559

Wing your way to Sri Lanka. Lush jungles, abundant wildlife, cool mountains and glorious beaches offer instant appeal to the traveller. Ancient cities steeped in Buddhist belief, remnants of the spice trade, tea and hill...

Nuwara Eliya | Sri Lanka
Go Sri Lanka
9 days | FROM USD $2,599

Exotic Sri Lanka. Ancient cities steeped in history, elephants, tea plantations, lush countryside, bustling bazaars and wildlife, Sri Lanka has all this and more. Enjoy a wonderful 9 day tour, taking in the highlights of...

Colombo: Dutch Galle
1 day | FROM USD $199

Step back in time in postcolonial Galle on the south west coast of Sri Lanka and explore the city’s wonderful 17th century defence fort, browse historical treasures in the Galle National Museum, and take a scenic along...

Colombo Caves & Kandy Festival
8 days | FROM USD $2,299

See the best of central Sri Lanka on this all-encompassing tour and join in the festivities of the exhilarating Kandy Festival aka Esala Perahera or The Festival of the Sacred Tooth. Spanning ten days, the annual sees a...

Wild About Sri Lanka
10 days | FROM USD $2,299

Go wild in Sri Lanka visiting Yala, Udawalawe and Bandula National Parks. Add to this Whale Watching in Mirissa and most of the country's famed cultural triangle and you've got an action packed 10 days!

Beach and culture holiday | Maldives
Sri Lanka + Maldives
10 days | FROM USD $3,239

See the best of the Indian Ocean. Grand temples, intricate ruins and a rich, intriguing culture combined with beautiful gardens and leafy wildlife parks in wonderful Sri Lanka. Breathtaking beaches and idyllic pleasures...

Beach and culture holiday | Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Unplugged
15 days | FROM USD $4,389

Private Tour.Experience the best of Sri Lanka. Colourful Colombo, ancient cities, Buddhist temples, colonial relics, an elephant orphanage, spice and flower gardens, tea plantations, wildlife, topped off with some...

Travelling to Sri Lanka with us

On our tours in Sri Lanka you can meet elephants at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, head out on safari in Yala and Udawalawe National Parks or soak up plenty of the sunshine on Sri Lanka's gorgeous beaches. For great insight into Sri Lanka's history and culture, why not time your visit to coincide with one of its many festivals? On our Colombo Caves & Kandy Festival tour you attend the famous Kandy Festival, one of the most important Buddhist festivals in the Sri Lankan calendar.

Our Top Picks For Sri Lanka

Our Top Pick for Sri Lanka
#1 Kandy

The Hill Capital of Kandy was the last bastion of the Sinhala kings and is a charming city offering a living record of a magnificent past and is set around an attractive man-made lake in scenic hill country. It is of...

Our Pick for Sri Lanka
#2 Negombo
Our Pick for Sri Lanka
#3 Colombo
Our Pick for Sri Lanka
#4 Sigiriya
Our Pick for Sri Lanka
#5 Yala National Park

More about our tours to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Group Tours

On our group tours in Sri Lanka you can see the ancient temples, rock fortresses and caves of the island's famous cultural triangle, plus visit spice gardens, tea plantations and national parks too. There's also the opportunity to relax on one of Sri Lanka's many beautiful sun kissed beaches, a fantastic way to top off a culture-rich tour. All of our group departures are lead by a local tour guide, include airport transfers, all your transportation on tour, accommodation in 3-4 star hotels and plenty of local experiences along the way, so you can immerse yourself in Sri Lanka and get a true impression of local culture.

Sri Lanka Tailormade Holidays

With no fewer than eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the small island nation of Sri Lanka is brimming with a wealth of sacred sites, ancient cities, exotic wildlife, lush tea plantations and incredible landscapes. With a personalised itinerary carefully put together by our expert tailormade team, you can enjoy the sights and delights of Sri Lanka at your own pace – seeing what you want to see, when you want to see it - combining all the best sites of the cultural triangle with relaxing Indian Ocean beach-side bliss.

Sri Lanka Beach Holidays

If the idea of relaxing on a beautiful Indian Ocean beach appeals then check out our Sri Lanka Beach Holidays. We offer two of the best beach front properties in Kalutara. Choose from the Tangerine Beach 4 star hotel or the more luxurious Royal Palms 5 star property next door. You’ll be picked up from Colombo airport, driven to your ocean front paradise where you can relax for 6 days before being driven back to the airport at the end of your stay. With beautiful outdoor pools, a stunning beach front location and a whole host of facilities from Ayurvedic Spas to mouth-watering restaurant choices – you’re sure to have a Sri Lanka beach holiday of a life time!

Sri Lanka Private Tours

With well-planned itineraries visiting Sri Lanka's most loved places and gems off the beaten track, our experienced English speaking local guides will show you around all of the sites of interest, while our local representatives are on hand to help with anything else you may need. We're here to help you experience the true local flavour of Sri Lanka and our expert team are ready to tailor any of our suggested private tour itineraries to your requirements - upgrade your hotels, add in another few days of sightseeing or spend more time in a particular location.

Sri Lanka Day Tours

Whether travelling to Sri Lanka for business or pleasure, join us on a day tour to discover some of the island's most iconic sights and experience that true local flavour too. Picked up from the doorstep of your hotel and guided by our English-speaking local guide, you can choose to explore Colombo and post-colonial Galle, the rock fortress of Sigiriya or visit orphaned elephants in Pinnawala and the laid back hill city of Kandy.

Combine a tour Sri Lanka with India or the Maldives

Sri Lanka is renowned for its beautiful Indian Ocean beaches, so why not top off your tour of the cultural triangle with a few days of sun sand and sea. Sri Lanka's location also makes it the ideal destination to combine with a tour of India or an idyllic beach break in the Maldives.

Our guide opened my eyes to what a beautiful, vibrant, hectic, exciting country India is. And what a contrast Sri Lanka was - tropical & calm! Thank you for a great time. ”  

Sri Lanka Travel Guide

Climate, money, shopping, transport, food, health advice, visa requirements and more top travel tips for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more

Nuwara Eliya | Sri Lanka
Best time to Visit Sri Lanka

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Sri Lanka

Statue of Buddha | Polonnaruwa | Sri Lanka
Best Places To Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Sri Lanka and info on getting your visa

Statues of Buddha | Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Reviews

Trip reviews from our travellers to Sri Lanka

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