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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.

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.

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
A game drive in Minneriya National Park
Map of 5 Days in Sri Lanka - 4 Unique Itineraries
5 Days in Sri Lanka - 4 Unique Itineraries

For a short but sweet trip to Sri Lanka, try one of these 5-day itineraries. You might choose to focus on the country's top highlights, featuring visits to UNESCO-listed temples...

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
Map of 14 Days in Sri Lanka - 5 Unique Itineraries
14 Days in Sri Lanka - 5 Unique Itineraries

With two weeks to spend in Sri Lanka, there's so much travelers can see and do. Explore the island on a highlights tour that takes you to historic temples and national parks,...

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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Map of 7 Days in Sri Lanka - 5 Unique Itineraries
7 Days 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 wildlife viewing, choosing an itinerary that includes multiple Jeep safaris and a whale-watching tour. Relax on a laid-back tour of Sri Lanka's beaches, consider an itinerary geared to active families, or get off the beaten bath on a trekking trip around the country's quieter landscapes. Read over the following itineraries to learn more about your options.

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 and ancient temples, explore the great outdoors on an active adventure that includes cycling and whitewater rafting, or relax on a laid-back itinerary showcasing quiet beaches and villages. Alternatively, you could combine a week in Sri Lanka with a few days in the island paradise of the Maldives. Read over the following itineraries to learn more about your options.

Visit a tea plantation in Sri Lanka
Best of Sri Lanka - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary around Sri Lanka features outdoor activities and cultural attractions for all ages, including a dolphin-watching boat tour, a Sri Lankan cooking class, and multiple Jeep safaris around national parks. Marvel at massive Buddha statues, spot elephants and leopards in the wild, and go snorkeling in the clear waters of Pigeon Island National Park — you'll have plenty to do and see on this lively trip!

Sri Lanka Travel Maps

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10 Days in Sri Lanka - 5 Unique Itineraries
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5 Days in Sri Lanka - 4 Unique Itineraries
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7 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 2 days 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 12 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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Travel specialist Hazan Anver
active 1 day ago

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
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.

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