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Best Things To Do in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka travel highlights for families, couples and other travelers.

Sri Lanka - Take a Luxurious Family Safari Through The Udawalwe National Park
Take a Luxurious Family Safari Through The Udawalwe National Park
Enjoy an exclusive and luxurious safari through the famous Udawalawe National Park. One of the best spots in the world for elephant spotting, even surpassing many of the national parks in Africa, Udawalawe is a must-visit for the adventurer and nature-lover in you.  See More >
Sri Lanka - Wonder through the Ruins Of Anuradhapura: A UNESCO Heritage Site
Wonder through the Ruins Of Anuradhapura: A UNESCO Heritage Site
A marvelous collection of archeological and architectural wonders, the ruins of Anuradhapura are some of the most evocative in South Asia.  See More >
Sri Lanka - Explore the ancient art wonders of Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Explore the ancient art wonders of Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Trek up to Sri Lanka's most dramatic of archeological sites, the ruins of an ancient kingdom carved almost entirely out of bed-rock; the view from the top of the misty and verdant forests is unbeatable. Marvel at the early frescoes and unique carvings en route to the top. A cultural and wilderness adventure all rolled into one. See More >
Sri Lanka - Rambling through the Relics: The Kingdom of Polonnaruwa
Rambling through the Relics: The Kingdom of Polonnaruwa
This UNESCO World Heritage Site also once served as Sri Lanka's medival capital. Travel through the ruins and temples of this beautiful ancient kingdom and learn about its ancient history and culture. See More >
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A Historian's Tour of Galle Fort
Take a guided tour of Galle Fort, led by a fourth generation resident, Shahira Iftikhar, and gain deep insights into the ancient culture, tradition and history of this fascinating UNESCO site. Learn about the details of all the events right from the time when the Portuguese entered the land up until the time the English left as your host walks you through its chequered and glorious past. See More >
Sri Lanka - Savoury Meals With Local Chefs and Boat Rides Down The Kapuela River
Savoury Meals With Local Chefs and Boat Rides Down The Kapuela River
Pick up vegetables from the local markets of Sri Lanka, and then take a boat ride down the Kapuela River into the jungles. Enter into a daub hut in a local village and cook yourself a sumptuous meal with the local chefs. Enjoy a feast comprising eight different dishes served in a lotus leaf. Image Copyrights See More >
Sri Lanka - A Botany-expert's tour of The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
A Botany-expert's tour of The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
Enjoy quirky short side stories narrated by the Botany Expert, Professor Palipana, as you discover the astounding and beautiful botanical gardens. Situated by River Mahaweli, the land boasts the perfect Mediterranean climate. The Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens is a little haven situated at an elevation of 460 metres above sea level awaiting to mesmerise you with its breathtaking beauty! See More >
Sri Lanka - The Colourful History of Colombo With a prominent Historian
The Colourful History of Colombo With a prominent Historian
Walk through the oldest streets of Colombo with the charismatic historian Mark Forbes, as he gives you vivid and entertaining insights into the intriguing past and present of Sri Lanka. See More >
Sri Lanka - Arugam Bay: Surf's Up!
Arugam Bay: Surf's Up!
Discover Arugam Bay on the Indian Ocean, situated in the dry zone of Sri Lanka's Southern Coast. Explore local beaches, lagoons and historic temples. Take the kids for surfing lessons, or merely spend days relaxing on its picture-perfect beaches. See More >
Sri Lanka - The Rebirth of Lanka's most Historic Jaffna City.
The Rebirth of Lanka's most Historic Jaffna City.
Jaffna is a haven for all culture and history buffs which has just emerged into its own after the civil war. It boasts 1,448 Hindu temples, important Buddhist sites, restored Portuguese forts, crumbling colonial villas, and no tourist office. Wander its streets and breathe in the history, heritage and culture of Tamilian Sri Lanka. See More >
Sri Lanka - A Dazzling joyride through the Tea Plantations of Lanka
A Dazzling joyride through the Tea Plantations of Lanka
Enjoy a scenic and luxurious ride to a tea plantation in Kandy on a quaint narrow gauge train, guaranteed to stir up evocative images of its colonial past. While there, be sure to visit the the famous elephant orphanage of Pinnawala, a haven and sanctuary for Sri Lanka's gentle pachyderms (the kids will love it!). See More >
Sri Lanka - Adams' Peak: A Spiritual Hike
Adams' Peak: A Spiritual Hike
Visit Adams peak, located in the southern regions of the Central Highlands. Largely surrounded by forested hills, it is home to a wildlife reserve housing many species varying from elephants to leopards. More important, check out the 'Sri Pada', a sacred footprint 1.8 metres high, thought to be (depending on whom you ask), the footprint of Buddha, or Adam (in both Christian and Islamic cultures). A holy peak, indeed. See More >

Best time to go to Sri Lanka

Region: All
  • Travel Season
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Peak ( Dec - Mar )

While the north and east coast go through their monsoon season, the south and west is dry and perfect for travel, with cool temperatures and blue skies. Ditto with the green and hilly interior, for treks and bike rides through the tea estates and safaris in wildlife parks. Christmas and New Year holidays are super-busy so book in advance.

Shoulder ( Apr , Sep - Nov )

April still has dry weather, but temperatures may rise in anticipation of the SW Monsoon, which hits Sri Lanka around mid-May onwards. August – November is when tourism picks up again after a wet and wild spell of the SW monsoon.

Low ( May - Aug )

The monsoon is here, pretty much hammering the south and west coast, leaving the north and east dry and perfect for travel. The hilly interior is rainy but good for nature treks if you don't mind getting wet. Waterfalls are in full flow and the greenery is stunning.

Meet your Sri Lanka Experts

Experience Sri Lanka with a true insider. Get expert advice and on-the-ground support.

These multi-lingual and deeply rooted locals have been in business for 12 years now, and are on top of their game, from on-ground service to the finest properties and the most wonderfully immersive experiences. The mother of 2 that heads this team loves nothing more than to help other families and couples plan their perfect Sri Lanka getaway. Their uber-efficient staff of over 65 professionals have helped over 30,000 travellers and counting. Travel experts consider them the finest insiders for your special Sri Lanka holiday; we urge you to book and discover the truth of that for yourselves.

They turn 15 this year, and have forgotten more about their glistening Emerald Isle than others have ever learned, a feat recognised by their own government, bestowing on them one of the country's highest awards for travel and tourism. From adventure activities to tented safari camps, big game lodges to the history and culture of their cities, they have it all covered to bring you up to speed with the ineffable magic of their homeland.

Never has an island as tiny as Sri Lanka offered up so much beauty and diversity in adventure, wildlife or culture. 15 years old and still one of the strongest and most knowledgeable presence in the Emerald Isle, this Sri Lankan team has organised the best indepenent travel experiences in the country. Just hand in your wish list, and allow them to weave a tapestry of holiday-magic out of it.

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