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Set amid the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has beguiled travellers for centuries with its striking natural beauty and over 2,000 years of culture.
Less than a third of the size of the UK, this tiny island packs a lot into its modest surface area, including no less than eight UNESCO World Heritage sites and one of the most diverse wildlife populations in Asia.
With patches of dense jungle, misty highlands swathed in incredibly green tea-plantations and expanses of wildlife-rich scrubland, the country’s landscape is refreshingly unspoilt, and you’re never more than a short drive from the palm-fringed coastline.
Glories of early Buddhist civilisation such as Anuradhapura, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Sigiriya Rock Fortress remain an important touchstone of national identity in a rich and fascinating culture with religion at its heart.
For an authentic Sri Lanka holiday experience with your own private local guides in each location and travelling in comfort and style, experience Sri Lanka your way, with the leader in private Asia travel - GetAboutAsia. We also offer small group tours designed for a lower budget or solo travellers who still seek for an authentic experience! Contact your Asia Travel Expert now and create your personal itinerary!
All GetAboutAsia itineraries are customisable to suit your interests, budget and timeframe. To get you started we've listed some of our favourites below. Our Asia Travel Experts are waiting to answer your questions.
This classic Sri Lankan trip includes a day at Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a safari expedition and a visit to the sacred Buddha Tooth Relic, ending in cosmopolitan Colombo.View Trip
Discover ancient and modern Sri Lanka on this 12 day trip across the island’s southern and central provinces. Take in the majestic panoramic views from the top of Lion Rock before embarking on a safari at Minneriya National Park and enjoy a beach stay at Koggala.View Trip
Experience the highlights of the Emerald Island on this 11 day adventure. Immerse yourself in the urban buzz of capital Colombo, climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress and glimpse the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic in its beautiful shrine.View Trip
Enjoy the opportunity to get a close up view of some of Sri Lanka’s iconic native species and relax on the stunning beaches of the south coast.View Trip
Travel from Negombo to Galle, taking in the inspiring relics of Sri Lanka’s vibrant past at Anuradhapura, Dambulla and Kandy. Discover the beauty of tea-country and venture across the wilderness on a safari adventure.View Trip
Explore and experience the country’s rich natural & cultural heritage on this 12 day trip across Sri Lanka. Discover Sri Lanka's iconic native species and marvel at the Dambulla Rock Temple.View Trip
Come observe nature in all its grandeur when travelling to Sri Lanka. This 15 day adventure is designed for nature lovers & wildlife enthusiasts, providing unique outings in the wild.View Trip
Take the whole family on an unforgettable trip through Sri Lanka and explore the highlights of this beautiful island. This 12 day trip is the perfect if you want to discover the nature and the culture of Sri Lanka.View Trip
Visit Sri Lanka’s historical ancient cities, marvel at Sigiriya’s “Lion Rock” and wander the impressive ruins of Anuradhapura. Sip tea straight from the source in the beautiful, lush, green hill country.View Trip
Explore the North Coast of Sri Lanka to see the history, beaches, culture and dine in local restaurants and move on to the famous cultural triangle of Sri Lanka; Kandy, Sigiriya & Nuwara Eliya.View Trip
Discover Sri Lanka’s legendary natural beauty and centuries-old culture while staying in luxury boutique hotels. Combine the natural magic of Sri Lanka with the warmest hospitality.View Trip
Adventure into Sri Lanka’s rich history, marveling at temples, architecture and ancient cave drawings. Challenge yourself and climb Pidurangala Rock for stunning views of Sigirya rock. Fossick for sea shells and spot the sea turtles before enjoying a thrilling ride through the colonial streets of Colombo in a tuk tuk!View Trip
Leave moderation at home and indulge on this gourmet adventure in Sri Lanka.View Trip
Discover the culture and wild, natural beauty of Sri Lanka on a seven-day sailing with the perfect mix of chill-out time and exploration.View Trip
Ride through tea plantations, kayak down rivers, and hike to ancient fortresses on this fitness focused adventure from Negombo to Colombo.View Trip
Ride through tea plantations, quaint fishing villages, and swathes of lush green jungle on this cycling adventure from Negombo to ColomboView Trip
Extend your holiday with a relaxing time in the MaldivesView Trip
"Trip was great Obviouslytailored to my needs Hotels excellent with scenery and sightseeing also great The people were remarkably friendly and the food very good and not expensive. My highlight was Ella and Galle Most impressive was guide and driver Kelum a standout in experience and friendly thoughtful service No hesitation in recommending your travel services." — Mr Hallam, Blue Mountains, September 2019
"Patrick and I had a wonderful time together in Sri Lanka, which was totally enhanced by your expertise in organising the tour. I would certainly recommend yourself and Get About Asia as very professional travel agents. Sri Lanka was so diverse..... Beaches, safari, mountains, temples.... The security (@ hotels, the airport, the temples and generally in the streets) was rather amazing, and reassuring. The guide we had, Sujith, was brilliant. He was courteous, knowledgeable, punctual, a safe driver and guide. He is to be highly commended. All in all it was a wonderful experience and I wish to thank you for everything Andrew. " — Susan, Sydney, August 2019
"We can give a glowing report of Sri Lanka and we are starting to plan our trip back next year to go up north and the East coast ! We loved the The people The landscape The driver The hotels The food Every thing was perfect thank you again for putting the trip together " — Mr Behrens, Hobart, June 2019
"The people were friendly, and happy to see tourists. We were thrilled with Minneryia – so many elephants so close was amazing, the wonderful view from Sigiriya rock, the train through the tea plantations was very scenic and we did get to see a leopard in a tree at Yala too! The food was amazing – so fresh, fruit was excellent and the curries were yummy too! All of the accommodation was very good, and we did not have any issues. It was good to spend a week relaxing in the Maldives afterwards too! Our guide was helpful and friendly, spoke good English. We would recommend Get About Asia for travel. " — Mr and Mrs Robson, Coal Point, July 2019
"Thank you again for your efficient organisation. Sam our driver was a delightful person, who looked after our well being every second. The accommodation was absolutely fantastic at every place. We were delighted with the standard. We particularly appreciated the messages direct from the travel company representatives living in Sri Lanka to assist us to confidently make the decision to go ahead with our trip.We felt safe, cared for and very spoilt. We’re still dreaming about the hoppers as well as the curd smothered in treacle. Look forward to travelling with you again " — Janet & Don, Melbourne, June 2019
"We couldn't have asked for a smoother trip. Everything went like clock-work. Our guide Jay was wonderful throughout the trip. He certainly had our best interests at heart. We were keen to go to some roadside cafes but he didn't really want to stop there for fear of us getting sick. We really liked Weligama Beach Resort and the food was great. The National Park safaris were the highlight of our trip. It was great to have the jeeps just to us and our guide. Our boat trip for whale watching was great with nice crew. Saw a blue whale a few times. All in all fantastic holiday. " — Mr and Mrs Savage, Mount Coolum, QLD, November 2018
"The Sri Lankan people were, without exception, extremely friendly and welcoming. The lack of tourists was sad, and the locals kept thanking us for coming – which only made us feel sadder for them, but glad we went. Everywhere we went, we felt like we were being treated specially, which was very flattering and nice. A great trip – well planned, both full and yet relaxing - and went without a hitch!" — Mr Oppel, Cheltenham, June 2019
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"It was very sad to hear the news from Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday as we had only just been there. The people we met over there were amazing, so friendly and proud of their country, I really hope it doesn’t have a major impact on the tourism sector. The highlights for us would be the Kandalama Hertitance hotel, afternoon spent in Minneriya national park looking at the elephants, the botanic gardens in Kandy, the trip to the spice gardens, learning about tea production and the people we meet on the way around. Overall we found this style of holiday where we were able to change and add to the suggested itinerary before leaving home plus having a driver suited us. A good compromise between being in a large organised group or trying to make our way independently around an Asian country. " — Mr and Mrs Moule, Melbourne, March 2019