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Sri Lanka Dambulla

From ancient ruins to a vibrant and welcoming contemporary culture; from lazy afternoons on glorious beaches to hikes through the rolling hills of tea country and wild elephant spotting in untouched national parks; this is a destination that truly has it all.

Despite having its hard-won stability rocked by the tragic events of Easter 2019, Sri Lanka's tourism infrastructure is developing in leaps and bounds. Hospitality is warm and abundant, transport is convenient, and accommodation — particularly in the independent boutique sector — is world-class.

Sri Lanka undiscovered

An essential guide to seeing Sri Lanka's non-touristy side

From ancient ruins to a vibrant and welcoming contemporary culture; from lazy afternoons on glorious beaches, to hikes through the rolling hills of tea country and wild elephant spotting in untouched national parks; Sri Lanka is a destination that truly has it all. Despite having its hard-won stability rocked by the tragic events of Easter 2019, Sri Lanka's tourism infrastructure is developing in leaps and bounds. Hospitality is warm and abundant, transport is convenient, and accommodation – particularly in the independent boutique sector – is world-class...read more

16 days

Complete Sri Lanka

Ancient temples and endless beaches
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13 days

Southern Sri Lanka experience

Tea, treks and Tangalle’s beaches
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17 days

Nature and wildlife explorer

The best of rural Sri Lanka
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14 days

Undiscovered Sri Lanka

Explore the hidden northeast
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14 days

Slow travel Sri Lanka

Culture, countryside and beaches
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16 days

Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle and Maldives beaches

Luxury Sri Lanka and Maldives adventure
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  • Tangalle

    Tangalle

    Laidback Tangalle in Sri Lanka’s south is one of the region’s more relaxed beach destinations, combining simple guesthouses and some upmarket hotels...
  • Yala National Park

    Yala National Park

    Southeast Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park is the country’s most visited wilderness reserve...
  • Polonnaruwa

    Polonnaruwa

    Polonnaruwa was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka, a thriving centre of commerce and religion...
  • Udawalawe

    Udawalawe

    Sri Lanka’s finest national park is home to herds of elephants, wild buffalo, crocodiles and leopards...
  • Colombo

    Colombo

    Cosmopolitan Colombo is more than just the gateway to Sri Lanka...
  • Haputale

    Haputale

    The hillside town of Haputale is a little-visited stop on the train route into tea country from Kandy to Ella...
  • Knuckles Mountain Range

    Knuckles Mountain Range

    The Knuckles Mountain Range – also known as the Dumbara Mountain Range – is home to 34 peaks and offers plenty of treks for hikers to explore, with waterfalls, tiny villages and elusive mountain animals part of the experience...
  • Galle

    Galle

    The historic fort town of Galle is best explored on foot, allowing you to take in its grandiose colonial buildings, ancient temples and mosques and many quirky side streets...
  • Kandy

    Kandy

    Central Kandy is one of Sri Lanka’s most significant religious sites, being home to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic – a tooth from Buddha himself...
  • Gal Oya National Park

    Gal Oya National Park

    Gal Oya is the most untouched of all of Sri Lanka’s national parks and is the only one where you can take a boat safari...
  • Wilpattu National Park

    Wilpattu National Park

    Wilpattu translates as ‘natural lakes’ in Sinhala and ‘10 lakes’ in Tamil, so it’s no surprise what the main attraction is in this national park...
  • Trincomalee

    Trincomalee

    The port city of Trincomalee is best-known as a gateway to the beaches and resorts on Sri Lanka’s east coast...
  • Batticaloa

    Batticaloa

    Batticaloa has only recently started to attract tourists again with the colonial buildings, Old Dutch Fort and the vibrant blue and white St Mary’s Cathedral...
  • Jaffna

    Jaffna

    Jaffna, in Sri Lanka’s far north, offers an insight into the country’s Tamil culture...
  • Anuradhapura

    Anuradhapura

    One of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura is a world heritage site with historical highlights including the Anuradhapura Maha Viharaya, the Jetavanaramaya stupa and the Abhayagiri Vihāra...
  • Mihintale

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  • Paramakanda Rock temple

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  • Ella

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  • Dambulla

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  • Minneriya National Park

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  • Horton Plains National Park

    Horton Plains National Park

    Primarily made up of cloud forest and montane grassland, Horton Plains National Park is in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, accessible from Nuwara Eliya...
  • Bundala National Park

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  • Mirissa

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  • Negombo

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  • Bentota

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  • Sigiriya

    Sigiriya

    Sigiriya is one of Sri Lanka’s main attractions, a natural rock formation that erupts from the surrounding forest and topped with an ancient fortress...
  • Pigeon Island National Park

    Pigeon Island National Park

    Named after the rock pigeon that can be found on Pigeon Island, the national park is one of the two marine national parks in Sri Lanka...
  • Kalpitiya

    Kalpitiya

    More recently developing a tourism industry, Kalpitiya is made up of fourteen islands mostly populated by fishermen...
  • Arugam Bay

    Arugam Bay

    Tucked away on the eastern edge of Sri Lanka and with only a handful of local hotels and guesthouses, Arugam Bay is regarded as one of the top surfing destinations in the world...
  • Nuwara Eliya

    Nuwara Eliya

    Capital of its namesake district, Nuwara Eliya, sometimes referred to as ‘Little England’, is one of the key tea making cities in Sri Lanka...

Places to go in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tours

Highlights of Sri Lanka Luxury Tour

14 day luxury tour visiting the highlights of Sri Lanka

14 daysFrom £3,175
Yala National Park, Kandy, Minneriya National Park
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Family, Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Spiritual, History

Off the Beaten Track Sri Lanka Tour

17 day tour exploring the Sri Lankan outskirts

daysFrom $3,275
Kandy, Gal Oya National Park, Anuradhapura, Ella
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Walking, Biking, Culinary, Food

Sri Lankan Family Summer Holiday

16 day family friendly tour across Sri Lanka

16 daysFrom £2,180
Colombo, Kandy, Wilpattu National Park, Dambulla, Minneriya National Park, Negombo, Sigiriya
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Beach, Family, Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks

Sri Lanka Ultimate Honeymoon

15 day Sri Lankan luxury honeymoon tour

15 daysFrom £4,335
Yala National Park, Kandy, Minneriya National Park
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Culinary, Food

Sri Lanka Wildlife Wonders

21 day tour exploring the national parks of Sri lanka

21 daysFrom £3,800
Tangalle, Yala National Park, Galle, Gal Oya National Park, Horton Plains National Park, Bundala National Park
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Beach, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Spiritual, Cities, Indigenous Tourism, Culinary, Food

Family Summer Holiday Sri Lanka Tour

14 day family friendly summer holiday tour in Sri Lanka

14 daysFrom £2,900
Tangalle, Kandy, Gal Oya National Park, Arugam Bay
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Beach, Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Spiritual, Indigenous Tourism

Sri Lanka Travel Companies

Yonder

Tailor-made luxury holidays to Asia
South Asia, Southeast Asia
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Spiritual

Experience Travel Group

Boutique holidays for curious travellers
South Asia, Southeast Asia
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Bespoke India Travel

Making India incredible!
South Asia
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Spiritual, Festivals, Cities, Museums & Galleries, Indigenous Tourism, History, Culinary, Food, Wine

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