Explore the Tear Drop Isle with our range of escorted group tours, private journeys and bespoke tailor-made holidays to Sri Lanka.

Lying just off the southern tip of India is picturesque Sri Lanka. With over 2,000 years of history, Sri Lanka has a rich cultural heritage and a wealth of sacred sites, ancient cities and lush tea plantations. Sri Lanka also boasts eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, several of which are located in what is known as the cultural triangle. Not to be missed are the Sigiriya rock fortress, cave temples of Dambulla and the sacred cities of Polonnaruwa, Kandy and Anuradhapura.

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Brimming with endless palm-fringed beaches, colourful temples, striking architecture, ancient ruins, exotic jungles, abundant wildlife and superb food, there so much to see and do in Sri Lanka and it's a perfect destination to combine a cultural holiday with a bit of R&R by the beach.

We offer a diverse number of tours to Sri Lanka that cover all the top spots and we look forward to welcoming you on holiday to the Teardrop Isle soon.

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Sri Lanka Group Tours

Colombo, Caves & Kandy

8 days | FROM USD $1,535

Discover Sri Lanka's famous cultural triangle and visit the rock...

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Colombo Caves & Kandy Festival

8 days | FROM USD $1,895

See the best of central Sri Lanka on this all-encompassing tour and...

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Colombo Festival

8 days | FROM USD $1,895

Discover the sights of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle, take the train...

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Safari in Sri Lanka

9 days | FROM USD $2,695

Safari in Sri Lanka on this unique wildlife tour which takes in five...

Wild About Sri Lanka

10 days | FROM USD $2,045

Go wild in Sri Lanka visiting Yala, Udawalawe and Bandula National...

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Buddha and Beach

12 days | FROM USD $2,195

Explore Dambulla Rock Temple and ancient Polonnaruwa and visit iconic...

Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer

12 Days | FROM USD $2,565

Take in the classic sights of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle, but not...

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Delhi to Colombo

15 days | FROM USD $2,875

Combine the incredible sites of India's Golden Triangle with Sri...

On our group tours in Sri Lanka you will see the ancient cities, rock fortresses and cave temples of the island's famed 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 holiday. All our trips include airport transfers, all transportation, accommodation in 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. read more

All our Sri Lanka tours start and end in the capital city of Colombo. Group size is typically 10 to 14 passengers and escorted by a knowledgeable local guide - for groups of 5 or less this guide will also be your driver. Consider combining your trip to Sri Lanka with a tour of India's Golden Triangle with our Delhi to Colombo group tour or coincide your trip with the colourful Kandy festival.

Sri Lanka Walking Holidays

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Sri Lanka Tracks & Trails

14 Days | FROM USD $2,495

Get off the beaten track in Sri Lanka's formerly restricted Eastern...

Sightsee, safari and trek on a leisurely walking holiday in Sri Lanka, escorted by an English speaking guide and travelling in a small group with a maximum of 16 travellers. Enjoy the best of the varied hiking the beautiful Tear Drop Isle has to offer, while gaining a real insight into Sri Lankan culture. Staying in simple accommodation, with the majority of meals included.

Sri Lanka Private Tours

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Sri Lanka Safari, Tour & Trek

8 Days | FROM USD $2,835

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Sri Lanka North East & Beach

10 Days | FROM USD $3,225

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Private Tour. Experience the best of Sri Lanka. Colourful...

If you prefer to visit Sri Lanka exclusively with your friends and family then our private journeys are an excellent choice with a selection of tour lengths that cover all the main sites and highlights with the option to combine the stunning beaches of the neighbouring Maldives.

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Tailor-made Holidays

With a personalised itinerary carefully put together by our expert tailor-made team, you can enjoy the sights and delights of Sri Lanka at your own pace. You decide what you want to see, when you want to see it and even how you want to see it, whether it's combining all the best sites of the Cultural Triangle with a bit of beach side R&R on the Indian Ocean as well. Let us know your preferred standard of accommodation and we'll recommend our choice of characterful boutique properties and excellently located hotels.

Sri Lanka Day Tours and Excursions

Tour the city highlights of Colombo and the lakeside attractions of Kandy or head further afield for rock fortresses and cave temples.

Full-Day Kandy Highlights Tour

8 hours
FROM USD $30.00

On this full day tour of Kandy, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, spice gardens and the Royal...

Sigiriya and Dambulla Private Day Trip

14 hours
FROM USD $105.00

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the Cave Temples of Dambulla on this...

Highland Highlights Private Tour from Kandy

12 hours
FROM USD $44.00

Explore the beautiful highlands of Sri Lanka, take in spectacular mountain views, visit tea estates...

Southern Sri Lanka Day Trip from Colombo

12 hours
FROM USD $70.00

Explore Galle and its Dutch Fort, take boat ride at Maduganga Ganga and visit the Turtle Hatchery on...

Private 6 hour Tea Tour from Kandy

6 hours
FROM USD $95.00

Explore the tea plantations and tea factory at James Taylor's Loolkandura Estate, and enjoy a...

Private Half-Day Colombo City Tour

4 hours
FROM USD $13.00

Learn about Sri Lanka's capital city, visiting its most popular attractions on this 4-hour private...

Private Day Trip to Matale from Kandy

10 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $47.00

Discover the hidden gems of Matale on this private day trip from Kandy, including Nalanda Gedige,...

Colombo City Tour by Tuk Tuk

3 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $55.00

Explore the backstreets of Colombo and take in the highlights of Sri Lanka's capital, travelling the...

Sri Lanka tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.68 out of 5 based on 38 recent reviews — See All Sri Lanka Reviews

Fantastic saw all the places that where listed , very lucky with the weather the group on the bus where fabulous the guide he was great and it was my daughters birthday they decorated the bus with balloons and streamers and plus a birthday cake. Would definitely book On The Go Tour again. Sandra. ”  

Sandra Jago-Warne • Submitted 2 Nov 2017

Manoj was an excellent guide. He was informative and fun. He also went above and beyond when some of the group were sick and similarly when it was someone's birthday. The tour was well organised and well run in general. The hotels were all fantastic. The visit to the local village was lovely. The food in particular was excellent. ”  

Verona Botha • Submitted 24 Oct 2017

Very well informed guide, Aktar made sure everything went according to plan and the trip progressed seamlessly. Also he got us front seats to the traditional dance display which was colourful and exciting. We saw so much in a short time, exhausting but worthwhile! All the hotels were very comfortable and varied in style. Sri Lanka is a beautiful tropical paradise, we certainly got a feel for the country and its people, history and culture but there is still much to explore and certainly enough for a second visit. The highlights were Dambulla Buddhas, Sigirya rock, Kandy, the train journey, and of course the elephants. We appreciated the chance to unwind in Bentota and it was a good counterpoint to the tour.”  

Lisa Lawrenson • Submitted 17 Oct 2017

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The Tear Drop Isle
Beach, culture, wildlife and more

Sri Lanka has it all - miles of tropical coastline, dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites and impressive creatures including elephants, whales and leopards. With our range of tours to the Tear Drop Isle you can see all this and more from the historic Cultural Triangle to the wildlife-rich national parks and palm-fringed beach resorts with colourful festivals and popular sporting events to entice you further.

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Recommended places to visit in Sri Lanka

With eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites that comprise of remarkable ancient cities, archaeological ruins and beautiful nature reserves home to exotic flora and fauna, Sri Lanka has many attractions to choose from and here's some of our favourites to get you started.

Kandy - Highland Retreat

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Kandy is a scenic city surrounded by lush vegetation with a delightfully cool temperature, which acts as the perfect antidote to the heat of the coast. In the centre of the city sits the dazzling lake, looking more like a decoration than a part of nature. Kandy is popular among travellers for a number of reasons, one of which is the Temple of the Tooth Relic, wherein lies the sacred tooth of Buddha.

Nuwara Eliya - Tea Plantations

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Nuwara Eliya | Sri Lanka

Tea is one of Sri Lanka’s biggest exports and they sure are proud of it. Witness tea pickers harvesting the crop and enjoy a cup of delicious pure Ceylon tea in the factory of the Nuwara Eliya tea plantation. Once a colonial favourite, this attractive town is a charming confluence of old world England and modern day Sri Lanka surrounded by picturesque hill country.

Udawalawe National Park - Elephants

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Elephants in Udawalawe NP  | Sri Lanka

Go wild on a jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park, home to elephants, deer, wild boar, buffalo, jackal and much more. Home to over 400 elephants, this is probably the best place to catch a glimpse of a Sri Lankan elephant in the wild with the transit home for baby elephants in need of some extra TLC, plus there are sloth bears too.

Kalutara - Beach Bliss

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Beach and culture holiday | Sri Lanka

A huge white expanse of sand framed by swaying palm-trees on one side and a beautiful turquoise sea on the other, it doesn’t get much better than Kalutara. Whether you want to snorkel, learn how to surf or simply kick back, relax and top up your tan, this is the place to be. Located on the southwest coast, Kalutara can easily be combined with the island's national parks.

Sigiriya - Rock Fortress

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Sigiriya Rock Fortress | Sri Lanka

Perched 370 metres above verdant jungle, the mysterious remains of this 5th century granite rock fortress are well worth exploring. The summit of Sigiriya is accessed by a steep staircase that climbs up the side of the rock, with a collection of Heavenly Maiden frescoes which can be seen en route. The top affords spectacular views of the jungle below and mountains in the distance.

Dambulla - Cave Temple

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Dambulla Rock Temple | Sri Lanka

This UNESCO-Listed cave temples of Dambulla are some of the best-preserved and most impressive in all of Sri Lanka, and it’s not difficult to see why. Dambulla is made up of five different caves, each one of covered with wall to ceiling mural paintings and scattered with statues and sculptures of Buddha on a mountain overlooking the verdant plains.