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Sri Lanka Holidays

The teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka is a land of lush-green forests, shimmering temples, and golden beaches surrounded by the Indian Ocean. Visit hillside tea plantations and enjoy some of the world’s finest tea, explore ancient history, relax on the beach or go in search of wildlife during your tailor-made holiday in Sri Lanka.

Nestled among the hills and looped by Mahaweli River, the capital city of Kandy is home to the sacred Buddhist Temple of the Tooth, and Yala National Park, where wild elephants and leopards roam. If you’re a history lover then you will certainly enjoy visiting the ancient rock fortress and palace of Sigiriya, one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka, and home to some unique carvings. Sigiriya translates as and is also known as Lions Rock due to how it has been carved, including its fierce lion claw entrance.

Hire a bicycle and hit the dusty roads that run through the ancient and highly sophisticated city of Polonnaruwa. Visit the coastal city of Galle, with its imposing Dutch-built fortress, or take a trip to the buzzing capital of Colombo before taking a train ride through the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka to Nuwara Eliya.

Prepare to be enchanted by Dambulla Cave Temple, in which five separate caves contain about 150 absolutely stunning Buddha statues and paintings, some of Sri Lanka's most important and evocative religious art.

Sri Lanka holidays: land of serendipity

During your Sri Lanka holidays, why not learn some steps from the exotic dances of Kandyan or Sabaragamuwa? Alternatively, try a night at the theatre, where you can experience ancient native instruments in gorgeous venues like the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre.

Sri Lanka boasts an extensive road network, making it easy for small private parties to get around.

Decompress in the sprawling tea plantations with a cup of the country’s native Ceylon tea, considered to be among the healthiest - and best - in the world.

Whatever your holiday dreams and wishes, we can make them come true. Give our Destination Specialists a call today and we will help craft your ideal tailor-made Sri Lanka holiday.

Destination Highlights
  • Sip a fresh brew of Ceylon tea at one of the many lush-green tea plantations or admire the sunset
  • Gaze at priceless archaeological relics and discover over 2,500 years of history
  • Visit Kandy, and explore the Relic of the Sacred Tooth, where one of Buddha’s teeth is housed in a jewelled golden casket
  • Climb the iconic ancient rock fortress, Sigiriya, or head to Yala National Park to witness the graceful leopard and bears of Sri Lanka

Our favourite hotels

For your Sri Lanka holiday, whether you fancy being a stone’s throw from the beach, nestled in the rainforest or having the ease of your own private villa, we can help you find your dream accommodation in Sri Lanka.

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Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Yala

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Wild Coast Tented Lodge
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Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa

Hambantota

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Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa
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The Blue Water Hotel & Spa

Wadduwa

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The Blue Water Hotel & Spa
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The Fortress

Galle

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The Fortress

Sri Lanka will do its best to enchant you. After all, this is the land of mist-shrouded landscapes, ancient ruins and enthralling wildlife. Discover the ruins of Polonnaruwa and Galle and sip tea among the plantations of Nuwara Eliya.

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    Hill country and tea plantations

    This is where you will get a true taste of Sri Lanka, with raging rivers, herds of majestic elephants, fabulous scenery and walking opportunities.

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    Tropical beaches

    1,000 miles of palm-fringed beaches are waiting to welcome you to this exquisite island, from the golden swathes of Negombo and the beautiful lagoons of Bentota to the pristine coral reefs of Unawatuna in Galle.

Best time to visit Sri Lanka

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31ºC
62mm

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31ºC
69mm

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32ºC
130mm

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29ºC
253mm

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31ºC
382mm

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30ºC
186mm

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30ºC
125mm

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30ºC
114mm

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236mm

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369mm

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310mm

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168mm

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Sri Lanka take approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes. There are currently direct flight options from London Heathrow to Bandaranaike International Airport near Colombo, with Sri Lankan Airlines and daily stop-over flights from London and other UK airports. 

The beaches in Sri Lanka have clean, white or golden sand and the Indian Ocean provides excellent diving opportunities and is generally very safe for swimming and watersports. Some of the most popular include Hikkaduwa Beach, Negombo Beach and Bentota Beach. 

More Sri Lanka inspiration

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Five star and fabulous in Sri Lanka - The Fortress

Immerse yourself in one of Sri Lanka's most luxurious resorts - The Fortress near the old Dutch-colonial city of Galle. For romantic retreats with WOW factor, this beautiful hotel has it all.

Five star and fabulous in Sri Lanka - The Fortress

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