Sri Lanka Luxury Travel Guide

Embark on a memorable adventure in spectacular Sri Lanka. Discover a hidden world of ancient relics, rich culture and thrilling excitement.

Unravel mysteries, learn legends and be immersed in the beauty of Sri Lanka.

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean is a vision of tropical charms, verdant landscapes and stunning beaches. Cycle through endless tea plantations and taste freshly brewed Ceylon tea; hand-picked by skilled tea-pluckers, satisfy your hunger pangs with the exotic flavours of Sri Lankan food, using home grown spices of cinnamon, chilli and pepper or stroll along remote villages as you admire the local way of life, from paddy cultivators to stilt fishermen. Embark on adventurous wildlife excursions to spot the Big Five, stand at the edge of dramatic mountain peaks or immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and heritage of Ceylon. Dive into the island’s legendary history from citadels in the sky, cascading mythical waterfalls and the ruins of colonial-built forts around Sri Lanka.

Discover the Island

Sri Lanka offers the traveller a range of experiences, regardless of what they’re after; be it, culture, beaches, wildlife, adventure or simply relaxation. The country is home to 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 26 national parks and 350 named waterfalls surrounded by approximately 1,330 kilometres of pristine coastline. With a history dating back to over 2,500 years, the island was ruled by kings and colonists before gaining independence in 1948. Explore royal kingdoms and sophisticated capital cities within the Cultural Triangle. Find fragments of the past from the Portuguese, Dutch and British eras in strategic locates around Sri Lanka, from guarded forts and historic churches to colonial-styled buildings. Sri Lanka is yours to discover.

Weather in Sri Lanka

The months between January to March are considered to be the most ideal, as the entire island enjoys warm, dry weather on most days. The first monsoon season starts from May to September and visits the western and south-western parts of the country. The monsoon season hits the eastern and northern regions of the island between October to February. When travelling to tropical Sri Lanka, one should always be prepared for bouts of rain at any time of the day or night.

Events & Festivals

Steeped in culture and rich in history, Sri Lanka is thriving with a plethora of vibrant religious and traditional festivals and events throughout the year that should not be missed. Watch in awe at a glamorous street parade known as the Kandy Esala Perahera or partake in celebrations as the locals welcome the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Find out the perfect season for spotting the giants of the sea or the best time for surfing. From January and all through to December, we’ve got a great line up of events for you.

Colombo

Visit Colombo – the thriving, vibrant hub of the island.

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Cultural Triangle

Dive into the heart of Sri Lanka’s history and heritage.

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Kandy

The sacred city of Kandy; a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Galle

Discover the history and charm behind Galle.

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Haputale & Koslanda

Set in the misty mountains, a stunning scenic escape.

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Nuwara Eliya

Journey to Little England; a city in the hills of Sri Lanka.

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Negombo

Sea, sand and sails, right near the airport.

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Ella

Sri Lanka’s newest hill town; welcome to Ella.

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Jaffna

A myriad of culture, friendly faces and vibrant colour.

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Yala National Park

Explore Sri Lanka’s most sought National Park.

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Udawalawe National Park

The rustic roads to great raptors and elephants!

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Minneriya & Kaudulla

The largest known meeting place of Asian Elephants.

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