Sri Lanka is known as the jewel of the Indian Ocean or the pearl of Asia, due to the teardrop shape of the island, located at the foot of the Indian subcontinent. Historically known as Ceylon, it is a paradise island boasting seven world heritage sites, miles and miles of golden sandy beaches, wildlife and game parks, and mountainous tea plantations.

A must see for any trip is the rock fortress of Sigiriya. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is located approximately 170km away from Colombo and is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace.

The site dates to the reign of King Kasyapa (477-495 AD), who chose this site as his new capital. He decorated the walls with frescoes and built an impressive palace right on top of the rock column, accessible only through the mouth of an enormous carved lion. Standing atop a column of rock 200m tall, the views are stunning for those that brave the 2000+ steps to get to the top.

Our Tours in Sri Lanka

Small Group Escorted Tours and Tailormade Holidays

A 13 day tour with a focus on the best that Sri Lanka has to offer. Taking in natioanl parks with leopards and elephant, cultural icons and breathtaking scenery, this makes a great adventure holiday for couples of families.

Our Local Tour is delighted to offer this 9 day Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour. With safari drives in the Wilpattu National Park, Kumana National Park and a boat trip along the Malwathuoya River, this is a great introduction to the vast variety of wildlife in Sri Lanka.

Sril Lanka Local Tours and Holidays

Elsewhere you can take in the picturesque railway journey to Nuwara Eliya. Here you can visit a tea empire! At the heart of Sri Lanka's tea industry, this charming throwback to the country's colonial years is rich with the heritage of home-county England. Tour neatly-terraced tea estates, watch pickers at work, and buy your own samples to take home.

For wildlife lovers, there is the thrill of searching for leopards in Yala National Park. The big cats are thriving here in territories of little more than a kilometre each – “the highest density in the world” – making the chances of seeing one about as good as it gets. If you are dreaming if seeing a leopard make its way down the tree and casually saunter through clearing to the cover of the bushes, then Yala National Park is the place to be.

Our local travel experts will be able to tailor a tour to you exact needs. Alternatively, our small group tours are designed to showcase the bets of the country and include some unique travel experiences. Whatever the inspiration for your trip to Sri Lanka, you can be sure that when booking with us, your holiday is truly local.

Responsible Travel in Sri Lanka

Responsible tourism and a focus on sustainable travel have been embedded in the Sri Lankan tourism industry.

The country is blessed with unparalleled natural resources, wildlife, unique cultural heritage and warm and friendly locals.

Sustainable tourism is a long-term goal and the importance of sustainable tourism cannot be underestimated for Sri Lanka to work towards a positive overall balance in environmental, socio-cultural, economic and experiential impacts for tourists and locals.
Darren and Steph
We wanted to visit Sri Lanka but not in the usual package tour way. Our Local Tour was just what we were looking for and tailored the trip to perfection for us.