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Sri Lanka vacations

Sri Lanka vacations

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

Though tiny compared to neighboring 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

18½ hours (Washington DC to Colombo)

Time Zone

UTC +5:30

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Audley Travel specialist Niall

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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 favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to traveling 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 vacations in Sri Lanka

If you're planning a luxury vacation to Sri Lanka we have a huge choice of accommodations 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 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
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.

Niall visiting the Windermere Estate, Munnar, India

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.