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Elephants, Yala National Park

Sri Lanka travel guides

It's a fantastic time to travel to Sri Lanka as large regions remain untrodden by the tourist trail. Walk within the Cultural Triangle’s jumble of elaborate cities, forts, and temples, look out over tea plantations and lie on soft, sandy beaches of the southern coast.

The teardrop isle, though compact in size, offers incredible biodiversity, excellent food, and wonderfully welcoming people, and our travel guides are designed to help you make informed choices when planning your vacation to this captivating country.

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Ideas for how to explore Sri Lanka

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Sri Lanka. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • Jaffna,Sri Lanka

    Slow down in Sri Lanka: a leisurely tour of the north

    Trips to Sri Lanka can often be rushed, but it pays to slow down the pace, says Sri Lanka specialist Chloe. On an unhurried tour of Sri Lanka’s little-visited north, there’s time to really get to know a region that, although marred with the scars of war, welcomes visitors warmly.

  • Buddha statues in the Dambulla Cave Temples

    What to do in Sri Lanka: our highlights guide

    With impressive cultural sites, delightful beaches and wildlife viewing opportunities within its many parks, Sri Lanka offers a diverse mix of experiences, which can easily be combined in a two week trip.

  • Mother and baby elephants in the wild

    Sri Lanka’s wildlife: safaris, jungles and plains

    An avid wildlife enthusiast, Sri Lanka specialist Seamus explains where to spot Sri Lanka’s leopards, sloth bears and elephants. He also shares his recommended experiences away from the usual parks, such as walking through primary rainforest and taking boat rides across secluded lakes.

  • Summer house at Norwood Bungalow

    Luxury Sri Lanka vacations: from colonial grandeur to palm-fringed shores

    Luxury in Sri Lanka can take the form of a palatial beach-front suite, secluded colonial cottage or a safari tent. Sri Lanka specialist Sophie shares her suggestions for the most comfortable stays and exclusive experiences, including tea tasting with a master tea specialist or a chartered flight across the coastline.

  • Macaques are a regular sighting throughout Sri Lanka

    Family vacations to Sri Lanka

    A family vacation to Sri Lanka will get you close to wild elephants, crocodiles and possibly even the elusive leopard. Sri Lanka specialist Alison picks some of her highlights including Yala and Minneriya national parks, the cultural triangle and tea region.

  • Ceylon Tea Trails, Castlereagh Bungalow, Hatton

    Honeymoons in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is a small island, yet for its size it offers a remarkable array of attractions from ancient temples and grand colonial cities to diverse national parks and powder-soft beaches. For honeymooners, that means lots to see and do as well as plenty of time to relax between destinations.

  • Freshly produced prawns just outside Jaffna

    5 ways to try Sri Lankan food

    Sri Lanka specialist Alison explains how a recent culinary tour to Sri Lanka reignited her passion for its food. She shares her most memorable food experiences, from cooking beetroot curry in a rural homestay to stripping cinnamon bark in a plantation.