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.Read More
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.
Top Sri Lanka Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours
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|Delhi to Colombo - 15 days||Delhi, India||10 Mar 2018||USD $2,669||was $2,965 10% off|||
|Safari in Sri Lanka - 9 days||Colombo, Sri Lanka||31 Mar 2018||USD $2,462||was $2,735 10% off|||
|Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer - 12 Days||Colombo, Sri Lanka||10 Apr 2018||USD $2,309||was $2,565 10% off|||
|Buddha and Beach - 12 days||Colombo, Sri Lanka||14 Apr 2018||USD $2,156||was $2,395 10% off|||
|Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 days||Colombo, Sri Lanka||14 Apr 2018||USD $1,382||was $1,535 10% off|||
Sri Lanka Group Tours
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
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
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.
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
Sri Lanka tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.65 out of 5 based on 46 recent reviews — See All Sri Lanka Reviews
The tour briefing with Richard was excellent and set us up for what to expect in the coming week - he was approachable, professional, very knowledgeable, organised with a great sense of humour! He clearly loves what he does and is very good at it! The tour was first class - my only complaint was that on a couple of occasions (the Paradise Hotel and the lovely one when we visited UtlaWalwe) we arrived and left the following morning in darkness and so really did not have a chance to appreciate how great these places were! ”
We had a fantastic time on the tour, there were lots of highlights for us including the visit to the village, the train ride and Sigiriya. Our guide Manoj became more personable as the tour progressed and dealt with some more difficult travellers in a very professional manner.
A suggestion we had was to make the tour a day longer and have a rest day part way through as without exception we were all exhausted with the pace of the tour.
Whilst we were disappointed that the date of the festival was changed, the replacement meal at the Shangri La hotel was fabulous, thank you! ”
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour, and it was the perfect start to our honeymoon.
In advance of leaving for the tour Libby was fantastic giving us all of the information we needed, and was very helpful.
Booking with OTG was easy, and the experience felt personal.
The hotels were all fantastic! I think we were lucky to get a few "honeymoon" upgrades which we appreciated massively. However, aside from these upgrades, I still think all of the hotels were excellent - clean, great service, and in general, very good food.
Transport - great bus, clean, aircon, wifi, comfortable, spacious, water etc - very good!
The guide - Manoj was great; informative, friendly, and able to help with any questions/problems that cropped up.
The tour was mostly well balanced between travel and experiences except for the below...
The difficult balance between time at location vs travel time... Particularly at Sigiriya - I think we could have spent longer there, and had a better chance to look around. As well as at Polonnaruwa. ”
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.