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Sri Lanka Holidays

Tea plantations in Sri Lanka

Palm-fringed beaches, tranquil bays, timeless ruins and rolling tea plantations: Sri Lanka’s diverse terrain is awe-inspiring. Bursting with a network of leafy boulevards and colonial architecture, the largest city, Colombo, is the perfect starting point. Stretch out on the beautiful beaches of Bentota, or explore Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, Kandy. The ruined cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa are hauntingly captivating, while Sri Lanka’s 26 national parks are brimming with an abundance of wildlife.

Popular Tailor-made Sri Lanka Holidays

Sri Lankan beaches are some of the finest in the world but if you are visiting this diverse country then don’t forget there’s so much more to see. We love it when our customers want to explore their chosen destination as it gives our Travel Experts the chance to create a tailor-made holiday that you will never forget. We have in-destination specialists on the ground in Sir Lanka to help us build inspiring itineraries that we can tailor to your specific needs. Below are our top Sri Lanka holidays to give you a taste of what you can experience when you visit.

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Sri Lanka Holiday Types

A holiday in Sri Lanka can offer a whole range of experiences, from relaxing on beaches to adventures in national parks and spiritual journeys in ancient temples. For more inspiration on what you can experience in Sri Lanka, browse our holiday types below.

More About Sri Lanka

Capital city: Colombo

Currency: Sri Lankan rupee

Language: Sinhala, English and Tamil

Vaccinations: We recommend visiting your doctor or our Travel Clinic six weeks before travelling. Travellers from the UK to Sri Lanka are recommended to be vaccinated for Tetanus and Typhoid.

Getting There

Flight time: The London to Colombo flight time is around 11 hours.  

Visas: British Citizens require a visa to visit Sri Lanka. You can apply for a short stay visa online at the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).  

Top 3 Things to Do in Sri Lanka

  • See the ruins at Sigiriya
  • Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy
  • Try Sri Lankan cuisine with a food tour in Colombo

When to Go to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's tropical climate blesses the country with consistently warm and sunny weather, although rain is possible at any time of year. In fact, for such a small island, the weather patterns are remarkably complicated. T help simplify things, the weather in Sri Lanka can be split into three seasons: the Southwest Monsoon, the Inter-Monsoonal Period and the Northeast Monsoon. During the Southwest Monsoon from April to September, the weather is best in the north east in places like Psikuda and Trincomalee. The Intern-Monsoonal Period in October brings about warm and sunny weather with occasional showers. The Northeast Monsoon falls from November to March brings heavy rain to the north of Sri Lanka, while places like the central hills, beaches and Kandy enjoying ideal conditions.

Why Book Your Sri Lanka Holiday with Flight Centre

We know Sri Lanka: Our Experts have created our Sri Lanka itineraries based on first-hand experiences. These itineraries include hand-picked hotels and unique experiences so you’ll truly be able to get under the skin of Sri Lanka and enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

Local knowledge: As part of the global Flight Centre Travel Group, we have staff on the ground in Sri Lanka who will act as your tour manager throughout your holiday. Your tour manager will welcome you at the airport, manage all of your transfers and be on hand to act as your private guide during various day tours you may have booked. So from your consultant in the UK to your tour manager in Sri Lanka, we’re with you at every step to offer your up to date local information and peace of mind.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to Sri Lanka from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.