An incredibly diverse but relatively small island nation, Sri Lanka offers magnificent wildlife, world-class cultural attractions and glorious beaches. With no long distances to cover, even a short trip can include a wide range of experiences and activities such as spotting leopards and elephants on safari, observing whales and dolphins off the south coast or marvelling at the wonders of the Golden Triangle. Step back in time with a visit to the ancient capitals of Sigiriya and Polonnoruwa or the Dambulla cave temples. Visit colonial Galle or simply relax beneath swaying palms on the golden beaches of the southwest or less-visited northeast.
Ideas for experiencing Sri Lanka
The experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Sri Lanka, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed.