Explore cave temples. Discover sacred cities. Encounter wildlife. See the best of Sri Lanka with On The Go Tours.
Sri Lanka. Where elephants roam and waterfalls flow. Where beaches abound and tea plantations thrive. Take an unforgettable trip through this fascinating country with a group tour or Tailor-made holiday.
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. The country also boasts eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Sigiriya rock fortress, cave temples of Dambulla, and the sacred cities of Polonnaruwa, Kandy, and Anuradhapura.
Brimming with endless palm-fringed beaches, colourful temples, striking architecture, ancient ruins, exotic jungles, abundant wildlife, and superb food, there is 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.
After each day exploring on our Sri Lanka trips, you can unwind in 4-5 star comfort. Because at On The Go Tours, we take care of everything for you.
Sri Lanka Group Tours
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A Tailor-made Sri Lankan trip, designed entirely around you. From your ideal itinerary to your perfect hotel, we'll design a Tailor-made holiday to Sri Lanka that works just for you. Your budget. Your bucket list. And your terms. Because when it comes to your dream trip...why compromise?
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Sri Lanka tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 recent reviews — See All Sri Lanka Reviews
Great experience - Brilliant tour of Sri Lanka, taking in national parks, UNESCO treasures, tea plantation and packing/sorting factory, mountain climbing, ocean picnic, boat, superbly organised by guide Manoj - oh and wonderful hotels! ”
Tour guide was fantastic. He went out of his way to make sure everyone was happy and had what they needed. He was very informative and interesting. He was accomdating and made sure everyone was informed and comfortable with the elephant orphanage decision.
Highlights of the tour were the safaris, sigiriya, and polonnaruwa. ”
Has been absolutely an amazing trip. Everything has been superb from day one till last day ,selections of the hotel tour itinerary and comfortable AC bus was amazing ”
Frequently asked questions about our touring holidays in Sri Lanka
How long/hard is the climb to the top of Sigiriya rock fortress?
It's not a particularly strenuous climb and most visitors find it relatively easy to accomplish. Allowing time to catch your breath and admire the views, the climb can be comfortably done in an hour. Those on a mission to the top and in moderate shape can scale the rock in 30 minutes but it's far more enjoyable when climbed at leisure.
Do you include a visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on your tours?
I want to end my tour with time on the beach - what options do you have?
There are many other beaches on the southwest coast so if you have a particular one in mind, our reservations team can organise a beach break to add to the end of any of our Sri Lanka holidays.
If you would prefer to visit the east coast or the nearby Maldives for your beach break then it would be better to consider a tailor-made holiday - our team will be happy to help!
What are the road conditions and travel times like?
How big are your tour groups and what is the age of your travellers?
If you're choosing a tour that visits more off-the-beaten-path spots, like our 12-day Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer tour, then the group size is often just 4-6 travellers. Our travellers are anywhere between the late 20s to late 60s in age and you'll find a real mix of ages on most departures.
What is the standard of hotels on your trips?
What sort of transport do you use?
We also include a scenic ride on the train between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya so you can sample the local transport and relax while the train slowly plies its route through verdant hills and tea plantations.
While in the Cultural Triangle, you'll also travel by jeep and canoe to reach the village of Kayanwala for an insight into Sri Lanka's rural way of life.
When is the best time to visit Sri Lanka for general sightseeing?
Visit our best time to visit page for more detailed information on the weather and when to plan your Sri Lanka trip.
When you book a group tour, you expect quality service - but we go above and beyond. With our award-winning know-how and expert local guides, we'll help you uncover a side to Sri Lanka that's truly authentic.
And when you explore Sri Lanka with us, you can really relax. We'll take care of the details. We'll sort the nitty-gritty travel arrangements. Because we know your time is precious; with On The Go Tours, you can make the most of every second in Sri Lanka.
Highlights of Sri Lanka
Ancient tradition meets modern-day. Lush greenery meets thriving city life. Asian culture meets European influence. In a country packed full of contrasts, we've handpicked our highlights.
Our Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your travel experience.
For our Signature range, we maximize your days with excitement and then bring you home to specially selected accommodation with extra character, convenience and comfort, whether that's a five-star river boat on the Nile or a traditional Japanese Ryokan. Accommodation in this range features comfortable western standards, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool.
On a Signature holiday, you’ll be escorted throughout your trip by our qualified English-speaking local guides who’ll show you all the must-see attractions and even the lesser-known sights.To further add to that special touch, the group sizes in our Signature range are mid-sized: small enough to be intimate, but large enough that you can bond with new friends over common interests.
On our Tailor-made trips, we give you the flexibility and choice to do things just the way you want, all alongside the great service we’re famous for.
Whether you’re travelling solo, with a partner, family, extended family or as group of friends we’ll customise your arrangements to suit your exact needs and budget. Our Tailor-made trips are designed for your needs and you don't have to join other travellers like you would on a group tour. Just tell us what you’d like to see and when you’d like to go, and we’ll design the perfect holiday for you.
The Tailor-made itineraries we've suggested are designed to give you an idea of what you could do with us, they can be booked as they are, or adapted to suit you. If you'd like to change any aspect of the trips you see, please get in touch. If you aren’t quite sure of what you want to do, that’s no problem either! One of our experienced travel consultants can make suggestions then together you can tweak until it’s the perfect fit.
Our Active range brings you thrilling trekking holidays to some of the world's most popular destinations. Whether it’s trekking to the Lost City of Petra in Jordan or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, you’ll get to explore more of your chosen destination than just the standard highlights. You'll need a good level of fitness and an intrepid spirit for all of our private and group tour treks.
While trekking, the accommodation you’ll be staying in reflects the off-the-beaten track nature of these trips with simple tea houses, wild & fixed camping, homestays, and local guest houses.