Captivating and enigmatic, this tropical tear-drop island is bursting with diverse and often unexpected treasures

Perhaps best known for the beach resorts that line its extensive coast, Sri Lanka is also a culture lover’s paradise. There are rock temples and fortresses, ruins of ancient and sacred cities, and relics of a colonial age. And if that’s not quite enough to tempt you, Sri Lanka also has a naturally spectacular interior that’s home to rolling tea plantations, and wildlife-rich parks and reserves where elephants, leopards, crocodiles and sloth bears roam free.

Sri Lanka holidays take on a slower pace. This is an island where time takes on a different meaning; it may take a little longer to get from A to B, but that only adds to its charm. It gives you more time to take in your surroundings and discover the country from a local’s perspective as your guide proudly regales you with tales of their homeland.

Whether you’re seeking a beach escape or a bespoke Sri Lanka adventure, talk to us and we'll help create the right Sri Lanka holiday for you.

  • Beaches, culture and natural beauty all combine to create one of the most diverse countries on Earth
  • There are still largely off-the-beaten-track destinations that you can discover before many other travellers
  • You can create your own unique itinerary and travel with your own private driver/guide
  • Yala National Park has one of the highest concentration of leopards in the world
  • A great family-friendly destination, especially on the quieter eastern coast.

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +5½ hours

Capital:

Colombo

Currency:

Sri Lankan rupee

Flying time to destination:

Colombo 10¾ hours

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When to visit Sri Lanka

Jan

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Feb

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Mar

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Apr

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May

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Jun

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Jul

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Aug

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Sep

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Oct

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Nov

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Dec

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