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Sri Lanka holidays

Sri Lanka holidays

Explore temples, go on safari and relax on golden beaches on a Sri Lankan tailor-made tour or honeymoon

Though tiny compared to neighbouring India, Sri Lanka still packs plenty in. Vibrant cities, intriguing traditions, beautiful landscapes, perfect beaches, and incredibly friendly people combine to make a destination that our specialists love to visit and don’t hesitate to recommend.

Flight Time

11½ hours (Colombo)

Time Zone

UTC +5:30

Recommended Airlines

Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, SriLankan Airlines and Turkish Airlines

Where can you fly from?

Flights to Sri Lanka are available from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Speak to someone who's been there

Audley Travel specialist Rosie

Start planning your tailor-made trip by
calling one of our Sri Lanka specialists on 01993 838 335

Suggested itineraries for Sri Lanka

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to Sri Lanka could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to travelling in Sri Lanka

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Sri Lanka. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Sri Lanka at its best.

Video: My travels in Kerala and Sri Lanka, 2016

Dambulla caves
Sri Lanka

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

Sri Lanka’s wildlife: safaris, jungles & 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.

Swimming Pool, Reef, Wadduwa
Sri Lanka

Luxury holidays in Sri Lanka

If you're planning a luxury holiday to Sri Lanka, we have a huge choice of accommodation available, from luxury hotels and villas to lodges and beachfront resorts offering top-class accommodation.

Macaques are a regular sighting throughout Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Family holidays to Sri Lanka

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

Ceylon Tea Trails, Castlereagh Bungalow, Hatton
Sri Lanka

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.

Heather visiting a village on the Sigiriya Tour, Sri Lanka

Start planning your trip

Provide us with a few starting details about your travel plans, and one of our Sri Lanka specialists will be in touch to give you suggestions and ideas.