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Sri Lanka Tours & Trips

The island of Sri Lanka is a cheap, colourful and unsophisticated destination. The misty central highlands features ancient Buddhist temples, stunning scenery, and tea plantations galore with women in colourful saris picking tea. There are strong Dutch and British colonial influences, and interesting small seaside villages along the vast coastline. Wildlife enthusiasts should tour through Yala National Park where there’s a large population of leopards.

49 trips through Sri Lanka with 309 reviews

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Highlights

  • Cycle to the ocean to watch the famous stilt fisherman casts their lines.
  • Enjoy an evening performance by traditional Kandyan dancers, drummers and firewalkers.
  • Admire the statues and paintings dedicated to Buddha within the famous caves in Dambulla.
  • Trek through the Hortons Plains Nature Reserve to the 4000ft sheer cliff known as World's End.
  • Pass seaside villages and sweeping bays before arriving at the funky beach town of Ahangama.
  • Drink from an orange coconut in the bustling city of Colombo. Sri Lankan people refer to it as a “living pharmacy”.
  • Travel by bullock cart, tuk-tuk and a traditional rowing boat to the village of Sigiriya. Break for lunch at a local home.
  • Feed baby elephants at one of the largest elephant orphanages in the world.

Tips

  • Tamil and Sinhala are the two official languages of Sri Lanka. English is spoken widely.
  • The currency of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan Rupee. ATM’s are common and credit cards are widely accepted.
  • Tipping around 10% is generally expected in Sri Lanka.
  • Don’t leave Sri Lanka without an elephant statue, a saris and a wooden devil mask.
  • Try one of the many small cafes, confusingly called 'Hotels', for a cheap lunch. Drink bottled water only.
  • Sri Lanka is hot! Stick to natural fibres and loose layers. Cover your shoulders when visiting religious sites.
  • Never take a photo with your back to a statue of Buddha. It’s considered very disrespectful.
  • Sri Lankan police will arrest and may deport people sporting tattoos of Buddha.

Sri Lanka Tours & Trips Reviews

  • "Everything about this trip was perfect. There was a great combination of sights and activities like walking, cycling, dancing, cooking, riding public and private trasnport and visiting coconut plantation. The itinerary includes places that were stunning and we got to see Sri Lanka at its finest and it also gave us flexibility to decide what we wanted to join at certain parts of the tour. Our tour guide (Indika) was also awesome and took good care of us until the end of the tour. All in all it was trip of a lifetime with great location, stunning views, fun activities and an amazing guide. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to have the same fantastic experience as we did."
    Circle Sri Lanka
  • "The tour to Sri Lanka was incredible because of our amazing tour guide which gave us lots of information about the culture of Sri Lanka. However, I woud have prefered if the guide took us to places with authentic food considering it's called Spices of Ceylon and there was not enough option given apart from hotel food."
    Spicy Sri Lanka
  • "Everything about the tour was well organized from the accommodation, the transportation and the tour guide. The meals were great, the transportation were superb and the tour guide was the best ever. I definitely recommend this trip to everyone who loves to travel and experience the beauty of Sri Lanka."
    Treasures of Sri Lanka