The tear drop shaped island of Sri Lanka lies in the Indian Ocean just off the southern tip of India. With its golden sandy beaches, azure blue waters and warm tropical climate, Sri Lanka is a year-round destination for holidaymakers seeking sun, sand and sea.
The island has a rich cultural heritage that dates back to over 2,000 years which is linked to the origins of Buddhism in the country with magnificently constructed stupas and the ruin remains of ancient kingdoms. Controlled from the 16th century onwards by the Portuguese, Dutch and finally the British prior to gaining full independence in 1948, the influences of colonial powers remain visible in architecture and a number of forts across the country.
Tours to inspire
The Best of Sri Lanka
Soak up cultural highlights, wildlife encounters, fascinating history and natural beauty
12 Days, 11 Nights | From USD 5 900 | Horathapola Estate, Sigiriya, Kandy, Hatton, Tangalle, Colombo
Wildlife, Culture & South Coast of Sri Lanka
Immerse yourself in the cultural beauty and iconic wildlife of Sri Lanka
11 Days, 10 Nights | From USD 5 513 | Horathapola Estate, Sigiriya, Hill Country, Yala National Park, Weligama
A Romantic Honeymoon in Sri Lanka and the Maldives
The perfectly idyllic, romantic and cultural getaway for couples
11 Days, 10 nights | From USD 5 016 | Horathapola Estate, Kandy, Hatton, Maldives
Sri Lanka Fort Tour and Beach Holiday
This incredible 8-day Sri Lanka tour offers exceptional cultural, wildlife and beach excursions
8 Days, 7 nights | From USD 4 615 | Negombo, Galle, Tangalle
Once in a lifetime experiences
Enjoy a spectacular safari game drive brimming with wildlife
Safari game drive in Yala National Park
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Rise with the sun and experience the bustle of a fresh fish market
Galle Fish Markets
Relish an authentic private cooking class in the home of hospitable locals
Private cooking class with a local family
Revel in a leisurely kayak trip and marvel at ever-changing landscapes
Kayak Adventure through Yala National Park
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Ride in a tuk tuk off the beaten track in a three-wheeled chariot
Tuk Tuk tour of Colombo
Places to visit
Places to stay
Frequently asked questions
Why visit Sri Lanka?
This year-round destination is perfect for adventure seekers, families, couples and wildlife enthusiasts. It offers a variety of sensational landscapes from the pristine wildlife haven of the Yala National Park …
What do I need to know about Sri Lanka?
Find all the must-know travel requirements and destination information on Sri Lanka before you embark on your adventure. Sri Lanka is generally a safe country to travel within. While travelling, …
How do I get to and around Sri-Lanka?
Travel to Sri Lanka Bandaranaike International Airport, at Katunayake, is the International Airport for Sri Lanka, located on the outskirts of the capital city of Colombo. This airport receives flights …
Why visit Colombo?
Travel to Colombo Cosmopolitan Colombo, gateway to the wonder of Sri Lanka, boasts a rich colonial heritage, featuring a melting pot of races, religions and cultures. A city of contrasts, …
Why visit Galle?
Why Visit? The Galle Fort itself is still a living monument with a bustling community within the great ramparts, massive bastions and pepper pot towers. A vibrant city that embraces …