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 in 2019 and 2020 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 2019 & 2020
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 days||Colombo, Sri Lanka||03 Aug 2019||USD $1,121||was $1,495 25% off|||
|Wild About Sri Lanka - 10 days||Colombo, Sri Lanka||03 Aug 2019||USD $1,571||was $2,095 25% off|||
|Colombo Caves & Kandy Festival - 8 days||Colombo, Sri Lanka||10 Aug 2019||USD $1,436||was $1,795 20% off|||
|Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer - 12 Days||Colombo, Sri Lanka||24 Sep 2019||USD $1,836||was $2,295 20% off|||
|Buddha and Beach - 12 days||Colombo, Sri Lanka||26 Oct 2019||USD $1,676||was $2,095 20% off|||
Our Sri Lanka Tours
Our Sri Lanka Trip Types
Sri Lanka Group ToursView 7 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.Read More
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.
Sri Lanka Tailor-made HolidaysPlan Your Dream Holiday
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.Read More
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 Family HolidaysView 3 Family Holidays
Discover the history, culture and natural beauty of Sri Lanka on one of our fantastic family tours. A perfect destination for all ages, our selection of family tours have been specifically designed for children aged 5 to 15.Read More
Whether it's exploring the ancient ruins of Polonoruwa, watching Elephants and other wildlife at Minneriya & Udawalawe National Park or simply relaxing on the beach in Berewula these tours are perfect for an amazing family holiday.
Sri Lanka Walking HolidaysView 1 Walking Holiday
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.Read More
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 ToursView 6 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.
Sri Lanka tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.65 out of 5 based on 49 recent reviews — See All Sri Lanka Reviews
We arrived in Sri Lanka on the 20th April this year and headed out on the tour on 21st April missing the Easter Sunday hotel bombings in Colombo. Despite our obvious shock at the attacks, our group decided to continue with the tour. Manoj was able to give us updates on everything happening regularly and answered our questions as honestly and clearly as he could. He made us feel that our safety was the first priority both of himself and On The Go tours.
We were always given options if there was any doubt about a destination and he was always willing to be guided by our thoughts. He was warm, caring and helpful.
I understand that additional On The Go staff were also visiting our accommodations prior to our arrival and making sure that all was OK- a great service appreciated by us all.
Unfortunately it was quite difficult to get the full picture of the real daily life of Sri Lankans but we certainly got a taste of the beautiful country and many of the things it had to offer. My daughter and I would especially like to thank On the Go tours for changing our Colombo accommodation from the Ozo Hotel to the Cinnamon Bay for the final stay at the end of the tour.
My only suggestion- we continued with a small group to complete the Wild about Sri Lanka tour. Being a biologist and lover of nature I think it would have been great if our guide Deeptee had been able to provide a couple of pairs of binoculars for game and bird viewing, it would have made our experience richer.
We were also very appreciative of his willingness to add in a couple of small tours that was of interest to the group. We loved the turtle hatchery and boat tour. The whole experience was really well run and professional.
Thank you On The Go, and we send everyone in the Sri Lanka team our very best wishes.”
We loved this tour. We felt like it gave a good mix of different things to see in Sri Lanka. Our tour guide Akhtar was amazing. He was incredibly knowledgeable and was constantly sharing his expertise and interesting facts with us. He was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for him. The tour was very 'On the Go' (up early and lots to do) but this was what we wanted. It was a great week full of interesting activities and tourist sights. My personal highlights would be walking up Sigiriya, the train ride through the mountains and the safari to Udawalawe National Park.
I would recommend this tour to others who wanted to experience some highlights of Sri Lanka.”
The tour through part of North India was definitely eye-opening, even for a long term traveler like myself. It inspired many emotions and our guide Yusuf really helped to put things into perspective. His personal and historical narratives were greatly appreciated as well as all the support he gave me resolving some issues around the purchases I made in India. Yusuf is an excellent tour leader, very good at "herding cats and people". I am definitely looking at South India tours based upon his recommendations and overall presence in our group.”
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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.
Highlights of our Sri Lanka tours
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 and here's just a taster of what's included in our tours:
Scale the dizzy heights of Sigiriya rock fortress for a tour of the mysterious 5th century ruins, Heavenly Maiden frescoes and what remains of the remarkable water gardens, all surrounded by jungle.
Go wild on a jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park, the best place to catch a glimpse of a Sri Lankan elephant in the wild, and also home to deer, wild boar, buffalo, jackal and much more.
Explore the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings with a drive around attractive Kandy lake, time to shop at a local bazaar, a visit to a working tea factory and a tour of the Temple of the Tooth.
Admire the Buddhist statues and ceiling mural paintings of the UNESCO-listed cave temples of Dambulla, which contain over 150 images of Buddha including an impressive 14 metre carved statue.
Ride the scenic train past waterfalls, suspension bridges and tea pickers as you journey to Nuwara Eliya, a charming hill resort surrounded by picturesque plantations and verdant rolling hills.
Step into the one-time capital of Sri Lanka with a guided visit to the 11th century ruins of Polonnaruwa and admire the many monuments including the Gal Vihara, a rock temple of the Buddha.