Why I love Sri Lanka

My fascination with Sri Lanka began when I read Paul Theroux's The Great Railway Bazaar as a child. His wonderment at the island's endless contradictions stayed with me. In 2004 I was in the west and south in the weeks after the tsunami. I was struck by the stories of the survivors and deeply moved by their efforts to rebuild. In the years since I have been endlessly amazed by the Sri Lankans' ability to overcome... Read More

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Discover Sri Lanka

Take 11 unforgettable days to discover the exceptional island country of Sri Lanka. Explore Sigiriya Rock Fortress and find your own peace at the unusual Dambulla Cave Temple – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through spice gardens and tea plantations, and ride through Wilpattu National Park with a forest ranger in search of elephants and leopards. Experience a unique part of the world so few travellers get to.

$1049 Small group tours

Sri Lanka on a Shoestring

Get yourself to a destination that's long been a culture-loving backpacker's dream, on this affordable 12-day whirlwind tour of the southern half of Sri Lanka. Discover beautiful ruins, hike through tea plantations, tour a spice garden, and then chill out on the serene Unawatuna Beach. Explore Sri Lanka with a group of new friends and you'll never want to travel solo again.

$2799 Small group tours

Sri Lanka & Maldives Adventure

This 14-day combo trip brings together the best of Sri Lanka's cultural highlights and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail the islands of the Maldives aboard a traditional dhoni boat. Experience a safari in Yala National Park, discover cultural treasures of Negombo and Kandy, and then spend an entire week sailing from one tiny and perfect atoll island to another, snorkelling in crystal-clear waters and stretching out on blazing white-sand beaches. From culture to paradise, this tour's got it all.

$999 Small group tours

Sri Lanka Express

Take eight days out of your life and get yourself somewhere incredible. This cultural and natural tour of Sri Lanka's major highlights is the perfect introduction to such a unique destination. Explore a spice plantation, experience a safari in Yala National Park, and stay in the rainforest in Kitulgala. Wrapping up in Colombo, this tour is designed to allow you to add on some amazing beach time at the end.

$650 Small group tours

7-Night Discover Sri Lanka Tour

There are few places in the world like Sri Lanka where can offer the travelers such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences. Within only an area of 65, 610 km, there are 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 15 national parks with various species of wildlife, 350 waterfalls and not to mention the extended history of over 2,500 years. Discover the magical island of Sri Lanak, once known as "the Pearl of the Indian Ocean"!

$1345 Small group tours

10-Night Sri Lanka UNESCO Heritage Sites Tour from Colombo

Book this special tour that takes you to all 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka - 6 heritage and 2 nature reserves. Visit the sacred city of Anuradhapura, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the sacred city of Kandy (Temple of the Tooth Relic), the ancient city of Sigiriya (rock citadel), the Golden Temple of Dambulla (cave temple), the central highlands (Horton Plains Park) and the Sinharaja Rain Forest.