Sri Lanka holidays offer huge variety; pristine beaches, hilltop plantations, ancient cities, cave temples and an extraordinary abundance of wildlife. Sun seekers will love Sri Lanka for the incredible beaches where you can laze around and soak up some sun on golden sands. For those seeking a little more adventure, there are numerous Sri Lanka tours, activities and sights to keep you occupied.
The heart of the cultural triangle offers ancient cities, reclining Buddhas and the magnificent rock fortress of Sigiriya which has been declared a world heritage site. Explore the fascinating ruins in Anuradhapura, where you’ll find magnificent temples, dagobas and examples of ancient architecture.
The Dutch Fortress of Galle is a classic example of the European fortified city in southern Asia. Wander the fort’s streets and browse charming shops and cafés.
Kandy, in the beautiful tea country, was once a stronghold of the Sinhalese kings. The Temple of Tooth – one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world – is found here, and each August the city plays host to the biggest festival in Sri Lanka, the Esala Perahara.
The colonial tea estates in the tea country offer a glimpse of the historical era and take you back in time, offering amazing scenery along the way. Visit Nuwara Eliya for breath-taking views of rolling green hills and learn about the tea-growing process. The tiny hill resort of Hatton makes an excellent base for exploring the surrounding country.
For those looking for culture and the perfect beach break, the combination of Sri Lanka and the Maldives is perfect. This trip is popular with honeymooners, thanks to the romantic blend of white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and warm sunshine. Other Sri Lanka multi-centre holiday combinations are also possible – such as tours including India, Dubai & Oman.
Low Season: April - June
High Season: January - March and July - August
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
From its dreamy beaches to its majestic ruins and jaw-droppingly beautiful World Heritage sites, Sri Lanka is a country rich in culture and history, meaning that the places to explore are endless and the activity options varied. While finding something for the whole family to enjoy will never be a problem here, be warned that narrowing down the list might be!
Sri Lanka's road network has improved over the years, with a new highway being built between Colombo and Galle making journeys to and from the main beach resorts quicker. It is safer to use our private guides to take you around Sri Lanka, as there are not very strict road laws.
Our team of Indian Ocean experts are frequent visitors to Sri Lanka, with the destinations that we sell being the top of their lists! They know the country from shore to shore, and are always up to date with its latest goings on, as well as any new developments with the resorts that we sell. They are passionate about all things Sri Lanka, and dedicated to ensuring that you return from your holiday feeling the same way!