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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. Learn more 

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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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 and heads through the central highlands before looping back to Colombo. 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.

Make the Most of Your Time in Sri Lanka

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
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How Many Days to Spend in Sri Lanka

There's a lot to see in Sri Lanka—two weeks will allow you enough time to explore all the island's top sights or even travel to other countries in the surrounding area. However,...

A turquoise bay off the coast of Mirissa
Map of 1 Week in Sri Lanka - 5 Unique Itineraries
1 Week in Sri Lanka - 5 Unique Itineraries

If you have a week to spend in Sri Lanka, you might opt for a highlights tour that features stops at ancient temples and national parks. Another great option is to focus on...

Buddhist monks on the banks of the Belihuloya River
Map of 10 Days in Sri Lanka - 5 Unique Itineraries
10 Days in Sri Lanka - 5 Unique Itineraries

With ten days to spend in Sri Lanka, there are several great ways to structure your trip. Choose a highlights tour that takes you to the country's UNESCO World Heritage Sites...

Koggala Lake in Sri Lanka
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2 Weeks in Sri Lanka - 5 Unique Itineraries

There's a lot travelers can see and do with two weeks to spend in Sri Lanka. Explore the island on a highlights tour that takes you to historic temples and national parks, focus...

Sri Lanka Travel Advice

Read our detailed insights to make sure you have the best trip
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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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How Many Days to Spend in Sri Lanka

There's a lot to see in Sri Lanka—two weeks will allow you enough time to explore all the island's top sights or even travel to other countries in the surrounding area. However, you can still enjoy Sri Lanka in a shorter time frame. Five days is long enough to see the highlights or spend some time relaxing on the beach, while with seven days, you can go deeper and experience multiple regions.

Sunrise across the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Treasures of Sri Lanka - 20 Days

Discover the magic of central and southern Sri Lanka on this immersive 20-day itinerary. Setting out from Colombo, you'll wind your way through a land rich with culture, history, and natural beauty—visiting countless highlights and hidden gems along the way. Spot elephants and leopards on safari, hike to towering waterfalls, explore ancient ruins and sacred temples, and savor some downtime on idyllic Indian Ocean beaches.

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Discover the Best of Sri Lanka - 5 Days

Experience the natural beauty and fascinating culture of Sri Lanka on this whirlwind 5-day trip around the country's highlights. You'll begin with sightseeing in the historic port city of Colombo; then, you'll venture to the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya and spend some time exploring the region's rice paddies and green landscapes on a bicycle. Keep your eyes open for elephants on a wildlife safari in Minneriya National Park before you finish the adventure with visits to two of the country's most important temples in Dambulla and Kandy.

Sri Lanka Travel Maps

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10 Days in Sri Lanka - 5 Unique Itineraries
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7 Days in Sri Lanka - 5 Unique Itineraries
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14 Days in Sri Lanka - 5 Unique Itineraries
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Sri Lanka
Travel specialist Gayathra Perera
active 21 hours ago

Gayathra Perera

I might not be wrong if I say Tourism & Hospitality is in my blood! Being from a tropic island most often visited by a lot of visitors, we Sri Lankans excel when it comes hospitality with always...

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Travel specialist Yasantha Kuruvita Arachchi
active 22 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

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Our guide was the absolute best. We were so l... · Sri Lanka - Jan 20 - Feb 3, 2022

Traveler: Elizabeth Y. - Local specialist: Yasantha Kuruvita Arachchi

Our guide was the absolute best. We were so lucky to have him and all arrangements were as promised Everything went very smoothly and could not have asked for more. The people at all the hotels were so kind and couldn’t do enough for us. The whole experience was amazing. read more

Our guide was the absolute best. We were so lucky to have him and all arrangements were as promised Everything went very smoothly and could not have asked for more. The people at all the hotels were so kind and couldn’t do enough for us. The whole experience was amazing.

Hotel Reviews

Goldi Sands Hotel

Negombo

Overall Rating
Tips for future travelers

No other than pack a swimsuit

Location

Just a bit noisy
Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

Setting on the ocean

Amaara Forest

Sigiriya

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

The road to the hotel is not good but once there the staff are very kind and the rooms are very nice. The meal service was quite good

Tips for future travelers

Just be careful of the road

Location

Just a little bit isolated
Cleanliness & Comfort

The road
Staff

Rooms
Authenticity & Character

Amaya Hills

Kandy

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

Excellent hotel in a good location. Excellent buffet breakfasts and dinners we used the nSsagd services and highly recomnend

Tips for future travelers

No really All was good

Location

Centrally located
Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

The view

The Blackpool

Nuwara Eliya

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Hotel Review

The staff went out of their way and even made a special Sri Lankan dish for me. Chef served all our meals with imagination and flair. The rooms were huge and well appointed .

Location

Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

Large airy rooms

98 Acres Resort & Spa

Ella

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Hotel Review

Most amazing view ever, we could not believe how beautiful this place was. Food was excellent Nd we also had massage treatments that were fabulous. Make sure you book them early Very professional team

Tips for future travelers

Make sure you get a room with a far ranging view

Location

Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

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

Hello Elizabeth,
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was an honor for us to be your service provider in Sri Lanka. We have well noted your feedback on the hotels, we will share the same with them in order to look into the areas that need improvements.
Cheers!!!
Yasantha

Sabine

Round trip during corona · Sri Lanka - Aug 13 - Aug 28, 2021

Traveler: Sabine V. - Local specialist: Yasantha Kuruvita Arachchi

We did a 2 weeks round trip of Sri Lanka with KimKim. Everything was perfectly organized by our agent Yasantha. Our driver Denver was the best. Very good and safe driver. He showed us all the special places and hidden waterfalls, knows the good local restaurants and the best Nature Guides. There was daily follow up between Yasantha and Denver to make sure everything went ok. Even when we wanted to make changes to the trip, Yasantha arranged it immediately. When another lockdown was announced... read more

We did a 2 weeks round trip of Sri Lanka with KimKim. Everything was perfectly organized by our agent Yasantha. Our driver Denver was the best. Very good and safe driver. He showed us all the special places and hidden waterfalls, knows the good local restaurants and the best Nature Guides. There was daily follow up between Yasantha and Denver to make sure everything went ok. Even when we wanted to make changes to the trip, Yasantha arranged it immediately. When another lockdown was announced there were some places that we couldn’t visit. Even the same day they made other arrangement to replace these activities.
The nature guides of EcoTeam are excellent. They can spot you any animal or bird.
We had an exceptional trip : all the main tourist areas and parks we visited as the only foreign tourist. It is safe to travel during corona.
I can fully recommend KimKim as an agent. We actually are arranging our next trip with them.

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

Hi Sabine & Freddy,

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback on your experiences with us in Sri Lanka. We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour in Sri Lanka during the pandemic lockdowns. It was always our duty to take care of every single need to make sure that you have a great travel experience in Sri Lanka.

Thank you for bearing the sudden changes of the routes with us due to the imposed lockdowns which was beyond our control, your kind adaption of the changes was... read more

Hi Sabine & Freddy,

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback on your experiences with us in Sri Lanka. We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour in Sri Lanka during the pandemic lockdowns. It was always our duty to take care of every single need to make sure that you have a great travel experience in Sri Lanka.

Thank you for bearing the sudden changes of the routes with us due to the imposed lockdowns which was beyond our control, your kind adaption of the changes was commendable. Without your corporation, we couldn't arrange this trip up to such a level.

Thanks again for your lovely comments, it was a great honor to be your host in Sri Lanka.

We had an amazing trip to Sri Lanka. Mohit, ... · Sri Lanka - Feb 27 - Mar 4, 2020

Traveler: Sabir S. - Local specialist: Mohit Saigal

We had an amazing trip to Sri Lanka. Mohit, our agent, was very attentive to our requests and planned a great schedule for us. All arrangements including hotels, transportation and sightseeing trips were wonderful. Our guide and driver, Mr Assange, was really good, a careful driver but engaging and reliable. We will definitely be using KimKim again.