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Introducing Sri Lanka

A trip to Sri Lanka is often a peaceful and introspective vacation, where travelers come to visit sacred sites and take gentle strolls through nature and mellow villages.

When is the best time to visit?
Sri Lanka has two monsoon seasons, which makes deciding on the best time to visit a little confusing. The weather is rarely dramatic enough to ruin a trip, however, which makes this Southeast Asian country a year round destination.

Where to go in Sri Lanka?
From the rainforests to the temples to the beaches, there really isn’t anywhere in Sri Lanka that isn’t beautiful. Visit Anuradhapura, the world’s oldest human-planted tree, take a safari in Minneriya National Park to see the country’s native elephants, experience the country’s eight Unesco World Heritage Sites, and explore the post-colonial culture of Colombo.

How many days do I need?
Anywhere from 4 days to 3 weeks is a great amount of time to spend in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka Tours & Itineraries

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Sigiriya Rock Fortress
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Best of Sri Lanka - 6 Days

From sacred Buddhist temples to rugged mountains, this six-day tour will take you through the best that Sri Lanka has to offer. Split your time between historic cities, ancient stone fortresses, and the Sri Lankan Highlands as you soak up the history, culture, and landscapes of this unique country.

Sri Lanka from North to South - 15 Days
Map of Sri Lanka from North to South - 15 Days
Sri Lanka from North to South - 15 Days

For travelers looking for an authentic cultural experience with tours of Sri Lanka’s ancient sites, this is a great itinerary. It starts in the relaxing colonial fishing village of Negombo and ends in the lively modern city of Colombo.

Udawalawe National Park
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Highlights of Sri Lanka - 12 Days

Known as the "Jewel of the Indian Ocean," Sri Lanka is famed for its centuries of history and exotic tropical wildlife. Explore the island's top destinations through this introductory tour that will satisfy both nature lovers and cultural enthusiasts alike.

Explore the national wonders of Sri Lanka
Map of Sri Lanka: Trails of the Ancient Kingdom - 10 Days
Sri Lanka: Trails of the Ancient Kingdom - 10 Days

Looking for a great combination of Sri Lanka's best natural and cultural sights? During this 10-day tour, explore the world-famous cultural sights of Sigiriya, Kandy, and Galle. Experience the breathtaking beauty the Sri Lankan nature and wildlife with trekking, white water rafting, and a safari adventure!

Lion Rock Fort at Sigiriya
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Authentic Encounters & Adventures in Sri Lanka: 14 Days

This epic 14-day Sri Lanka adventure begins at the coast, heads through the central highlands before looping back to Colombo. In between, you'll explore some of Sri Lanka's best sights, including ancient hilltop forts, wildlife-filled nature reserves and gorgeous beaches. Sri Lanka's unique Buddhist culture and hospitality will be on display as you round every corner of the country.

A foggy jungle view
Map of Southern Sri Lanka: Active Adventure - 10 Days
Southern Sri Lanka: Active Adventure - 10 Days

Perfect for active travelers and nature-lovers, this 10-day tour covers everything from sunny coastlines to national parks to tea plantations. Walk, swim, and drive your way through rainforests, across sandy beaches, and - if you're lucky - past some of the country's most exotic wildlife.

Sri Lanka Travel Advice

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Cycling in Sri Lanka: All You Need To Know

From dreamy rice fields to sprawling tea plantations, rural villages to nature preserves teeming with wildlife, the range of Sri Lanka's geographical and cultural treasures is...

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A leopard in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka.
Map of Sri Lanka: Rare Wildlife & Pristine Beaches - 5 Days
Sri Lanka: Rare Wildlife & Pristine Beaches - 5 Days

This five-day mini-tour highlights the remarkable wildlife and pristine beaches of Sri Lanka’s Central and Southern Provinces. Start your journey on safari in Udawalawe and Yala National Parks, where you’ll spot elephants and leopards against a background of lush highlands. Next, you’ll head down the coast to the golden sands and turquoise waters of Mirissa and Bentota, before spending your final day in the vibrant capital of Colombo. 

Sunset over the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Map of Highlights of Sri Lanka: Sigiriya, Kandy & Bentota - 5 Days
Highlights of Sri Lanka: Sigiriya, Kandy & Bentota - 5 Days

This diverse five-day itinerary introduces you to some of Sri Lanka’s most beloved cultural and natural wonders. Starting at the sacred cave temples of Dambulla, you’ll climb the great Sigiriya Rock Fortress, observe elephant herds in Minneriya National Park, and relax on the golden beaches of Bentota before ending your trip in the beautifully preserved fortified port of Galle.

A train overlooks tea estates on the way to Nuwara Eliya.
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Explore Sri Lanka's Hill Country - 5 Days

The misty mountains of Sri Lanka's Hill Country take center stage on this engaging five-day itinerary.  Start in the historic city of Kandy, then head south with an unforgettable train journey through the lush tea estates of the Central Province. After a night in the hilltop village of Nuwara Eliya, explore the flora and fauna of Horton Plains National Park before traveling to the west coast for your final night in the laid-back beach town of Negombo.

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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

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Travel specialist Shalindra Samarakoon
active 7 hours ago

Shalindra Samarakoon

I started my career in the hospitality industry and later on moved toward the travel Industry. I'm passionate about traveling and exploring new ideas. Whenever I'm free I travel around Sri Lanka,...

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Travel specialist Yasantha Kuruvita Arachchi
active 10 hours ago

Yasantha Kuruvita Arachchi

Sri Lanka is my home! I love my culture, people, food, landscapes, breath-taking hill country, countless wildlife experiences and the golden sandy beaches around this resplendent island. I live in...

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Travel specialist Nathasha Abeyrathne

Nathasha Abeyrathne

Having a passion for travelling has been etched in me for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was small, I had a knack for the word “Traveler” and chose to become one myself. Having a desire to...

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Trip Reviews for Sri Lanka

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Segal

I arranged my trip with Bilal not Yasantha. ... · Sri Lanka - Dec 22 - Jan 5, 2020

Traveler: Segal A. - Local specialist: Yasantha Kuruvita Arachchi

I arranged my trip with Bilal not Yasantha. Arrangements for my trip was good. Not perfect only because initially Yasantha never returned my calls. Bilal was good but also not great at returning calls. Bilal did a good job planning my trip. Once I got to Srilanka my driver was excellent. Excursions and hotels were great also.

Sri Lanka - safari and cultural places · Sri Lanka - Dec 26 - Jan 5, 2020

Traveler: Jason P. - Local specialist: Yasantha Kuruvita Arachchi

The whole trip was very well organised.
The initial specialist Yasantha put together a very comprehensive itinerary that covered all the places I wanted to see and more. In fact it was so busy that I had to ask my driver/guide for some time off from all the sight seeing!
Boni the driver was very courteous and helpful and struck the right balance between being informative and not engaging in conversation.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday.
Thank you
Jason

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Yasantha Kuruvita Arachchi, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jason,

Thank you very much for putting your feedback together and sharing your thoughts with us. It was always our pleasure to arrange your holiday in Sri Lanka. You have decided to travel to Sri Lanka during the busiest period of the year, however, we are glad that we were able to make your dream holiday a reality. Our drivers are always willing to travel a step out from the way and allow you to experience the authenticity.

Once again thanks for choosing Sri Lanka as your dream holiday... read more

Hi Jason,

Thank you very much for putting your feedback together and sharing your thoughts with us. It was always our pleasure to arrange your holiday in Sri Lanka. You have decided to travel to Sri Lanka during the busiest period of the year, however, we are glad that we were able to make your dream holiday a reality. Our drivers are always willing to travel a step out from the way and allow you to experience the authenticity.

Once again thanks for choosing Sri Lanka as your dream holiday destination and it was a great honour to assist you in putting all the services together and make your dream holiday a reality. Please feel free to come back to us when you plan to travel to Sri Lanka in future.

With Warm Regards,
Yasantha

Sri Lanka Stay · Sri Lanka - Dec 15 - Dec 24, 2019

Traveler: Andrew C. - Local specialist: Shalindra Samarakoon

We had a great experience with kimkim.

Shalindra was very helpful during the organising phase. He was quick to respond, adapt and had our best intentions at heart.

Our guide, Ossie was just as good. Not only did we get a personal chauffeur but a local who cared greatly about his country. He wanted us to experience Sri Lanka fully (which we did!). The experience wouldn't have been half as good without him!

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Shalindra Samarakoon, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Andrew,

Thank you so much for your lovely review about your tour in our beautiful Island 'Sri Lanka'. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed and experienced the best in Sri Lanka. It was a pleasure in organizing your tour and hope you will visit again.

Please do pass your lovely comments to family and friends so they will also visit Sri Lanka in the future.

Thanks again,
Shalindra