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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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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!

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.

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.

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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End your trip with some R&R in the picture-perfect Maldives
Sri Lanka & The Maldives - 14 Days

This 14-day trip through Sri Lanka and the Maldives is equal parts exploration and relaxation. Uncover the history and culture of this jewel of the Indian Ocean, from ancient rock fortresses and historic capital cities to the Sacred Tooth, before heading down to the Maldives for a few days in paradise. Start off in the coastal city of Negombo, then head north to Sigiriya and Dambulla and down through the Hill Country to Kandy and Ella. From there, go on an elephant safari in Udawalawa, relax in Unawatuna and explore the busy streets of Colombo, before winding up on the sunny beaches and crystal clear waters of the Maldives.

Take a trip on one of the world's most beautiful train journeys
Uncover Sri Lanka: Beaches, Nature, & Culture - 14 Days

Journey through the heart of Sri Lanka on this 14-day loop around the island. Start your trip in the capital Colombo, before making your way to Adam's Peak for an early morning summit of this sacred mountain. From there, head to 'Little England' - Nuwara Eliya, and take the train to Kandy, the hill capital. Then, travel back in time to the historical sites of Sigiriya, Dambulla, Mihintale, and Anuradhapura, and stop to see elephants in Minneriya, before ending up on the beautiful sandy beaches and lagoons of Kalpitiya.

Boats in Sri Lanka
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Discover Sri Lanka & the Maldives - 10 Days

On this 10-day tour of Sri Lanka and the Maldives you'll enjoy the perfect mix of cultural exploration and beach-side relaxation. Starting on the tropical tear-drop island of Sri Lanka, learn about the country's centuries of history at temples, palaces, forts, and other UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Transfer to the Maldives islands, a short flight from Sri Lanka, where you can enjoy lazy days on the beach being as relaxed or active as you wish, perhaps snorkeling and windsurfing if you like.

Sri Lanka Travel Maps

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Best of Sri Lanka - 6 Days
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Sri Lanka from North to South - 15 Days
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Highlights of Sri Lanka - 12 Days
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Sri Lanka
Travel specialist Gayathra Perera
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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
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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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Travel specialist Hazan Anver

Hazan Anver

Ayubowan! My name is Hazan. I began my love for traveling when I was a teenager which led me to join the tourism industry making my passion into a career. Crafting personalized itineraries excites...

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Trip Reviews for Sri Lanka

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

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.

Barry

Kudos to the Lanka Kim Kim Team · Sri Lanka - Feb 9 - Feb 27, 2020

Traveler: Barry M. - Local specialist: Yasantha Kuruvita Arachchi

We were delighted with our Sri Lanka trip. The organization was great and when we were dissatisfied with one of our hotels, Yasantha quickly made alternate arrangements that were perfect. Our guide/driver, Kumar added to the overall enjoyment of our visit to Sri Lanka. He is an excellent reflection on the Kim Kim operation, along with Yasantha.

There are too many highlights to cover. We REALLY enjoyed the Horton Plains hike; and, of course, Sigiriya, and the cave temples of Dambulla.

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

Hello Barry,

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. It was an honour for us to be your service provider in Sri Lanka. We believe that it is our duty to look after our valued guests when they are in Sri Lanka and to make it a home away from home and become a family away from family.

All our drivers and guides are well qualified and trained to look you after when you are on tour and deliver the best services to exceed your expectations, Kumar is one of our well trained best drivers... read more

Hello Barry,

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. It was an honour for us to be your service provider in Sri Lanka. We believe that it is our duty to look after our valued guests when they are in Sri Lanka and to make it a home away from home and become a family away from family.

All our drivers and guides are well qualified and trained to look you after when you are on tour and deliver the best services to exceed your expectations, Kumar is one of our well trained best drivers that always gets good comments from our guests.

Thanks again for your valued feedback, please do not hesitate to contact Kim Kim for any future travel requirement all over the world.

Cheers!!!
Yasantha

Neville

Very enjoyable, well planned and executed trip. · Sri Lanka - Feb 3 - Feb 12, 2020

Traveler: Neville K. - Local specialist: Gayathra Perera

Our guide/driver LaLa was very professional, always on time and drove with great care. The hotels recommended were excellent throughout. We restricted ourselves to the southern part of Sri Lanka which worked well for us as distances between our stops were short but take a long time. We spent a long time sitting in the car where every town looked the same. Sri Lanka is very green and surprisingly to us very clean unlike other similar countries. The people throughout were fabulous, happy... read more

Our guide/driver LaLa was very professional, always on time and drove with great care. The hotels recommended were excellent throughout. We restricted ourselves to the southern part of Sri Lanka which worked well for us as distances between our stops were short but take a long time. We spent a long time sitting in the car where every town looked the same. Sri Lanka is very green and surprisingly to us very clean unlike other similar countries. The people throughout were fabulous, happy smiling faces greeted us everywhere. We enjoyed a lovely holiday, well and efficiently organised and executed.
Would happily recommend Shalindra in Kim Kim who was patient and very efficient in helping us plan this memorable trip.
Best wishes to all.

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Gayathra Perera, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Neville,

Thank you for very much for your lovely feedback and I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Sri Lanka.

Please do spread your words to family and friends to visit our beautiful country.

Best Regards,
Shalindra