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Holidays to Sri Lanka offer a stunning blend of history, culture and wildlife with a spectacular landscape of palm-fringed beaches, lush verdant jungle and tranquil hill stations.
Friendly people, mouth-watering food and an abundance of arts, from graceful Kandyan dancing to fire walking, awaits you while, if you can tear yourself away from the beach, the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, along with the spectacular rock fortress of Sigiriya, beg exploration.
Further inland, the plains give way to soaring mountain peaks carpeted with rows of tea plantations and a cool, refreshing climate. Sri Lanka’s verdant national parks are also a haven for wildlife, from 431 species of bird to majestic elephants and even leopard.
Trailfinders is the UK & Ireland's No.1 to Sri Lanka and we have a dedicated team of destination specialists who are mines of information about the country, often with first-hand experience of travel here. Whether you want to explore the country with your own private driver or on a sociable small group tour, or are simply looking for advice on the best place to stay for a relaxing beach break – they are the perfect people to ask.
OUR HOLIDAYS TO SRI LANKA
Classic Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Summer Escape
Sri Lanka's Natural Wonders
Luxury Sri Lanka
Jewels of Sri Lanka
Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka
WHERE TO GO IN SRI LANKA
For a relatively small country Sri Lanka boasts an incredible diversity of sights and experiences. In just one week you could discover the historic delights of the Cultural Triangle, get up close and personal with elephants, reptiles and birdlife in Minneriya National Park, mix with pilgrims in spiritual Kandy and still have time to sample the fresh air and lush scenery of Tea Country. With two weeks to spare, the delights of Jaffna, the east coast and more remote national parks really open up – or you could just flop on one of the glorious beaches here or in the Maldives.
Take a look at the guide below to discover further or give us a call if you are looking for some inspiration.
Yala National Park
Udawalawe National Park
Sri Lanka Beach Holidays
HOW TO GET AROUND SRI LANKA
Exploring Sri Lanka with your own private car and driver is extremely popular in Sri Lanka. You can simply follow one of our classic itineraries or our specialist Sri Lanka team can put something tailormade together for you.
Small group touring is also a great value option and very sociable too. A great choice if you are travelling alone. If this sounds appealing and you also want to stretch your legs a little – why not talk to us about our cycling holidays in Sri Lanka?
Lastly don’t forget Sri Lanka’s neighbours. It’s simple and straightforward to combine a holiday to Sri Lanka with one in the Maldives, India or Dubai on a multi centre holiday or even Asia with a cruise.
OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN SRI LANKA
We feature a wonderful range of accommodation in Sri Lanka, with something to suit all budgets.
Maybe you’re looking for a family friendly beach resort on the south coast or a secluded hideaway on the east coast? Or perhaps it’s an eco-lodge in the heart Yala National Park, a colonial era cottage in Tea Country or a chic spa resort in the Cultural Triangle. We can help you with hotels, resorts, guesthouses and lodges all over Sri Lanka.
What you won’t find here are thousands upon thousands of hotels where you have to wade through endless reviews of questionable origin to find the best one. We have done the hard work for you and selected the best places to stay so you don’t have to and our travel consultants are on hand to help, often with first-hand experience.
Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Heritance Tea Factory, Near Nuwara Eliya
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Tangalle
THINGS TO DO IN SRI LANKA
As well as some wonderful sights, Sri Lanka is also home to some unforgettable experiences from immersive tours with local guides to unforgettable encounters with the wildlife.
One day you might be coming face to face with monkeys in Polonnaruwa, the next drifting over the Cultural Triangle in a hot air balloon. Getting about can be half the fun too with everything from scenic sea plane flights and train journeys to discovering Colombo by tuk tuk on offer.
Our collection of unmissable experiences will really help bring your holiday in Sri Lanka alive.
Colombo City Safari by Tuk Tuk
Hot Air Balloon over the Cultural Triangle
Udawalawe National Park Experience
Galle Fort & Turtle Hatchery
Train Journey through the Tea Country
When is the best time to visit Sri Lanka?
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Sri Lanka Fast Facts
Flight Time to Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Rupee
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