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Sri Lanka Tours

Explore the historical, cultural and natural treasures of timeless Sri Lanka.

This enchanting island is renowned for its rich heritage, ancient temples, historic fortresses, beautiful coastline and national parks rich in wildlife.

Discover archaeological sites spanning some 2,500 years of history on one of our Sri Lanka tours. Sri Lanka has 7 World Heritage Sites, mainly within the famous ‘Cultural Triangle’, which protect some of the world’s best preserved collections of Buddhist art and architecture. From the sacred city of Anuradhapura and cave temples of Dambulla, to the magnificent temples and palaces of the royal city of Kandy, Sri Lanka is a truly breathtaking cultural destination.

Unbeknownst to many, the island also has a wealth of fauna and flora, with a number of fantastic national parks including popular Yala, where Asian elephant, leopard and abundant birdlife can be seen.

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Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle

The Cultural Triangle

Rajata, or the ‘Cultural Triangle” is the region at the heart of Sri Lanka’s golden age of civilization.

The remains of its ancient cities are filled with archaeological wonders. Sprawling Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa are renowned for their monasteries, palaces and monuments. Huge man-made lakes or “tanks” were part of a sophisticated irrigation system, which can still be seen today. Other amazing World Heritage Sites include the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, rising 200m above the surrounding countryside, and the Dambulla Cave Temple.
Sri Lanka Kandy

Regal Kandy

Another of the royal capitals in the “Cultural Triangle”, Kandy is a romantic city set on a lake and surrounded by hills.

This city was the heart of Sinhalese civilization whose remoteness helped to protect it from British colonial expansion until it was conquered in 1815. It has some of the finest Buddhist monuments in Sri Lanka, with remarkable palaces and temples, including the Royal Palace and the sacred Temple of the Tooth – Dalanda Maligawa. It is also home to the important Esala Perahera festival.
Rock Fortress of Sigiriya

The Rock Fortress of Sigiriya

Meaning “Lion Rock”, ancient Sigiriya is one of the most remarkable sites in Asia.

The rock itself rises 200 metres above the plains, and is crowned with the extraordinary archaeological remains of a 5th century royal palace. The palace was built in the 5th century by King Kasyapa with elegant proportions, beautiful frescoes, a “mirror wall”, a huge lion gate and ornate water gardens. The site was also used as a Buddhist monastery after the palace was abandoned.
Sri Lanka Horton Plains

Nuwara Eliya Hill Station, Horton Plains and World’s End

Travel from Kandy into the cool misty hills and lush tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya.

Founded by famous African explorer Sir Samuel Baker around 1825 the hill station became a colonial retreat for British civil servants escaping the summer heat. Known as “Little England” the city is quaintly English with half-timbered houses, grand hotels, and a famous golf course. This is probably the most beautiful part of all Sri Lanka. Stay on a traditional tea plantation; travel to the Horton Plains National Park with its cloud forest and unique flora and fauna; and visit the spectacular Baker’s Falls and “World’s End”, a 1000m sheer drop with wonderful views of the tea estates below, all the way to the southern coastline.
Sri Lanka Colombo

Colombo: Old, Modern and Colonial

Sri Lanka’s capital is set on a natural harbour used by seafaring traders for two thousand years.

Later the Dutch and then the British ruled the city, until independence in 1948. Ancient Hindu temples sit side by side with Christian churches, Islamic mosques, grand public buildings and modern skyscrapers. Today the city has excellent hotels, shopping and restaurants. Visit the Fort Area, the National Museum and the open space of Galle Face Green.
Sri Lanka Secret Hideaways

Sri Lanka Secret Hideaways

For those in the know, Sri Lanka boasts some of the world’s best boutique accommodation.

FGrand manor houses and colonial bungalows have been painstakingly restored to offer elegance and old world charm along with modern conveniences and fine cuisine. Be pampered in a grand 18th century manor house or enjoy gracious living amongst the Ceylon tea trails in a beautiful colonial era planter’s bungalow. Other more contemporary boutique properties range from exotic village style houses above paddy fields, to beach retreats amongst the coconut groves.

Sri Lanka Tours Sample Itineraries

Our Sri Lanka tours include a range of hotels and resorts, wilderness lodges, sightseeing tours and wilderness adventures which can be combined in an itinerary tailor made to suit your interests, style and budget. Choose from one of our featured itineraries or let us custom design a tour just for you. To find out more about the type of Sri Lanka experience we can put together for you, please download pages below.

Treasures of Sri Lanka

Treasures of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, ancient temples and historic fortresses. The country also harbours a wealth of national parks abundant in wildlife.

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The Enchanted Isle

The Enchanted Isle

Explore the historical, cultural and natural treasures of Sri Lanka including the cave temples of Dambulla, the royal city of Kandy, and the scenic hill station of Nuwara Eliya.

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Colombo City Stay

Colombo City Stay

Sri Lanka’s capital is a charming mix of old and new, occupied first by the Portuguese, then the Dutch and finally the English, all who left a mark on the cityscape.

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Sri Lanka Secret Hideaways

Secret Hideaways

The teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka offers some of the most beautiful boutique hotels you will find anywhere in the world, from restored manor houses and tea planters’ bungalows to eco-lodges nestled deep in nature reserves.

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Sri Lanka Overview

Why Sri Lanka: This remarkable island off the south eastern coast of India might be small but it is jam packed with spectacular landscapes, a rich cultural heritage and ancient historical sites including 7 World Heritage Sites! Sri Lanka is also still relatively unspoilt by tourism, although there are many unique and wonderful hotels throughout the country.

When to Go: Dec – Mar is considered the best time to visit, being the driest season on the west and south coasts, in the ‘Cultural Triangle’ and up in hill country. The east coast is best from May – Sep when many of the beaches along the west and south coasts are experiencing the monsoon. During the monsoon, it is possible to travel as the rain is not constant – you’ll also enjoy lower prices and less crowds. The temperatures are high throughout the year, averaging around 27°C.

Combine With: Neighbouring India, Bhutan or Nepal.

Getting There: Fly into the international airport north of Colombo, the capital.

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