Sri Lanka boasts a rich culture, with its many Buddhist temples and World Heritage sites. The enticing markets are a must-see, filled with friendly chatter and the aroma of spices you never knew existed. Out Of Office can take you beyond this, however, to appreciate the abundance of wildlife you can find further afield.
Every one of our Sri Lanka itineraries comes with a private driver and you’ll also be supporting the community as for every trip we book to Sri Lanka we sponsor’s a child education for six months.
When planning a trip to Sri Lanka you may have questions about gay rights. We only work with the most gay-friendly resorts in Sri Lanka. It may be a conservative country but many gay travellers have flocked to Sri Lanka over the years.
Most Popular Trips To Sri Lanka
- From 16 days - Tailor-made from £2795One of our most popular itineraries, pairing Sri Lanka with the Maldives is an excellent combination of culture and relaxation. If you are looking to pair adventure and culture with ultimate relaxation, then a multi-centre trip or honeymoon to Sri...View Itinerary
- From 9 days - Tailor-made from £2975A truly luxurious, cultural tour of one of the most newly popular destinations in the world – Sri Lanka. Experience the awesome power of nature combined with the spirituality and cultural breadth of this beautiful country as you travel from...View Itinerary
- From 7 days - Tailor-made from £1295Immerse yourself in Sri Lankan life. Exploring the open air bazaars and markets, visiting temples and playing with elephants, this itinerary has it all. You’ll see the stunning archaeological sites in Anuradhapura and experience an elephant back safari. You’ll have...View Itinerary
More Trips to Sri Lanka
One of our most popular itineraries, pairing Sri Lanka with the Maldives is an excellent combination of culture and relaxation. If you are looking to pair adventure and culture with ultimate relaxation, then a multi-centre trip or honeymoon to Sri...
Sri Lanka is a fascinating country. Picture it as a tear-shaped island off the coast of India. It’s a deeply spiritual place. We’ll follow the Ceylon Tea Trail into the misty mountains and visit rural communities who’s traditions remain unchanged...
Immerse yourself in Sri Lankan life. Exploring the open air bazaars and markets, visiting temples and playing with elephants, this itinerary has it all. You’ll see the stunning archaeological sites in Anuradhapura and experience an elephant back safari. You’ll have...
Join a gay group trip and explore Sri Lanka. Having been part of the Portuguese, Dutch and British empires, you’ll find many different cultural and architectural influences. You’ll also explore Sri Lanka’s monasteries and the ancient city of Anuradhapura, the capital...
A truly luxurious, cultural tour of one of the most newly popular destinations in the world – Sri Lanka. Experience the awesome power of nature combined with the spirituality and cultural breadth of this beautiful country as you travel from...
Step into the wild in Sri Lanka and discover the gorgeous landscapes found all around and the beautiful, fascinating creatures that inhabit them. This wildlife tour of Sri Lanka takes you to some of the best spots in the country...
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Getting to Sri Lanka
The most accessible airport is Colombo. From here you can do a circular tour around Sri Lanka. Other airports can be found in Kandy.
A country which has so much to offer from incredible wildlife to stunning scenery and a rich historic culture. It is the country you need to spend a good length of time in if you want to visit more than one place.
If you want to see the highlights, we would suggest a 10-day tour, starting in Colombo which has more of an urban city vibe. You will then move onto Dambulla and Sigiriya to see Sigiriya Rock fortress. Then head to Polonnaruwa which is home to many world heritage sites and is surrounded by beautiful landscape.
Your next stop is Kandy which is known as the capital for “World Heritage Sites” so if you like culture and exploration, this stop is a must! You will then move to Pinnawala which has an incredible elephant sanctuary you can visit. Nuwara Eliya is the next place on your list and is known for its beautiful mountain landscapes and tea fields.
Spend a couple of days in Yala National Park if you are a big wildlife fan, as there are several safaris you can do.
Finally, you will end in Colombo where you can catch a flight to your next destination. We often recommend pairing Sri Lanka with the Maldives as it is only a short flight away and it’s nice to combine exploration and adventure with some relaxation time on the beach.
- January33322°C - 31°CIf you are staying on the southern and western coast you will experience long sunny days with very little rain. Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka experience more rain. Overall weather in January makes it a good month to visit.
- February33323°C - 31°CFebruary is very similar to January in terms of temperatures and its long sunny days.
- March33324°C - 32°CMarch is seen to be the best month to visit Sri Lanka, with the weather being predominantly dry nationwide and temperatures staying hot.
- April33225°C - 32°CApril is also a highly recommended time to visit with the weather staying dry and warm.
- May32226°C - 31°CMay is the start of the monsoon season so the weather will be windier, cooler and wetter.
- June33326°C - 30°CThe southern and western coast will still be experiencing rain showers due to the monsoon season, but the weather in the north and eastern parts will be dry and sunny.
- July33325°C - 30°CJuly is very similar to June, in the South West you will still see the weather influenced by the monsoon season however the the North and East Sri Lanka will have great sunny warm weather.
- August33325°C - 30°CThere will be a significant dip in rainfall in the southern and western coastal areas and in the North and Eastern parts there is also sunshine and little rainfall. Central Sri Lanka experiences rain and less sunshine.
- September33225°C - 30°CSeptember is when the monsoon season is ending for the South Eastern parts. Cyclones are known to appear in September (but very rarely).
- October32224°C - 30°COctober is a bit of a transition month, there is less rain, but not as much sunshine. October is a cloudy month. It is not advised you swim in the South and Western coastal areas due to choppy seas.
- November32223°C - 30°CIn November the weather begins to pick up, with sunny spells and less rainfall apart from up in the hills and on the Eastern coast.
- December33223°C - 30°CIn December. you will experience a lot of sunshine in the South and West parts of Sri Lanka however in the North and East, the monsoon season begins again.
What Everyone Does In Sri Lanka
One of the most well-known National Parks in Sri Lanka, and rightly so. A trip to Yala is a must see. Head out on a 4×4 jeep safari into the park, where your guide will show you the wildlife that lives there including elephants, leopards and crocodiles. You must also visit Sigiriya Rock fortress which was where the emperor Kasyapa lived and reigned for many years. On Top of this humongous rock, you will see the remains of the palace he built which was abandoned when he died.
What Some People Do In Sri Lanka
Known for making some of the best tea in the world, a visit to Dambatenne Tea Factory should be on your list if you like tea. You can see how the teas is made and the process right from it being picked to the fermentation, rolling, drying, cutting, sieving and grading of the tea. A must on any trip to Sri Lanka.
What No One Does In Sri Lanka
Visit Sinharaja Forest Reserve which is the last major undisturbed rainforest in Sri Lanka. For those who love nature and wildlife, you will have a truly unique and authentic experience on this rainforest tour.
The only way to reach the reserve is by foot in order to protect the natural habitat. With a canopy of trees reaching 45m there is plenty of space for all manors of plants and animals to grow and live, including leopards and purple-faced langurs.
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