Ocean coast of Sri Lanka in the tropics

Sri Lanka

A tropical paradise of golden Buddhist stupas, verdant tea plantations and majestic wildlife

Adventure Holidays in Sri Lanka

With sandy, palm-fringed beaches, jewelled cultural treasures and magical chance encounters with elephants all on offer, a Sri Lanka tour has a magic all of its own. On your Sri Lanka trip, why not visit the ancient rock fortress at Sigiriya, rising high above the rainforest canopy; see elephants in their natural environment tugging at the grass and grazing on palm fronds; and watch out for darting leopards too.

Discover rare species and the gemstones that first drew travellers here. Explore paddy fields by bike; lose yourself in maze-like rows of highland tea plantations; and let juddering tuk tuks zip you through the underbrush to hidden expanses of beach. Sri Lanka holidays provide a fantastic mix of culture, history, people, food, wildlife and beaches, and Exodus – with the help of our expert local guides – promises to get you closer to the action than anyone else.

 

Or why not try a tailor made adventure?

We can tailor almost any Sri Lanka holiday to suit you, which is perfect if you’d like to change the dates, itinerary, or simply want a private adventure with a group of friends, family or fellow enthusiasts. All tailor made adventures still get a local guide where appropriate and all the other Exodus benefits. So if you’d like to celebrate your birthday at the top of a mountain, or visit a particular beach, let us know your dates, and we’ll do the rest.

To find out more click here, or to arrange your own Tailormade Experience email us at: [email protected] or call 0330 162 1321

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Sri Lanka Adventure Holidays

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Wild Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's wild side, from national parks to the ocean in this tropical paradise

Guided Group, Tailor Made Adventures

Wildlife
10 days Excl. Flights
From £1,719
Activity Level: Leisurely
4.1 / 5
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Discover Sri Lanka

Spend two weeks exploring the delights of this diverse and inspiring island

Guided Group, Tailor Made Adventures

Culture
15 days Excl. Flights
From £1,299
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
4.7 / 5
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Discover Sri Lanka - Premium

Spend two weeks exploring the delights of Sri Lanka, a diverse and inspiring island

Guided Group, Tailor Made Adventures, Premium Adventures

Culture
15 days Excl. Flights
From £1,799
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
4.8 / 5
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Highlands of Sri Lanka

A combination of walking and exploring the delights of this diverse island

Guided Group, Tailor Made Adventures

Walking & Trekking
15 days Excl. Flights
From £1,549
Activity Rating - Moderate
4.7 / 5
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Highlights of Sri Lanka trips

1. Wildlife encounters: If you’re not lucky enough to see elephants grazing at the side of the road, Yala National Park is where it’s at. Here majestic elephants, powerful bears, skittish deer, languorous leopards and a rainbow of exotic birds can all be found. 

2. Friendly local guides: For most people, one of the best things about trips to Sri Lanka is the warm charm of the people. Our local guides are chosen for their friendly nature, knowledge and enthusiasm, and will be able to tell you all about the history of the country and their way of life.

3. Off-the-beaten-track adventures: We’ll take you down back streets to see real-life Sri Lanka, eat with local people and really get to know what makes the country tick.

4. Local accommodation: All four-star, and run by local families, so our guests on our adventure holidays in Sri Lanka get an authentic experience.

5. Personalised trips: Pick and mix from the normal itinerary of Sri Lanka tours to create an Exodus tailor made adventure that's perfect for you and your group.

 

Are your Sri Lanka tours guided?

All of our Sri Lanka tours are guided with the help of our local experts. And if you’re taking in all the sights, sounds and smells on one of our cycling tours, you will have full vehicle support throughout your Sri Lanka trip. Heading out on one of our wild Sri Lanka tours? This exciting and immersive experience takes you from the national parks all the way to the ocean with an experienced and knowledgeable tour leader.

Are flights included in the price of your Sri Lanka holidays?

Yes. All the UK prices you see on our website are inclusive of not only flights, but arrival and departure transfers too (only if booking flights). You can however, choose to book one of our ‘land only’ options. It is then your responsibility to ensure you arrive at the first meeting point – usually the first night’s accommodation – to meet with the rest of the group and your tour guide.

How long are the Sri Lanka trips?

Our incredible Sri Lanka tours start at 9 days (including flights) and extend all the way to 18 days. Soak up as much or as little of this awe-inspiring culture as you want and pick from a variety of Sri Lanka tour durations. No matter if you want a whistle stop 9 day tour of the very best of what the Island of Serendipity has to offer, or a more comprehensive and immersive 16 nights experience discovering the north, south and everything in between, we have a Sri Lanka holiday for everyone.

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We offer more than 500 holidays across 100 countries on all seven continents. And although we’ve grown in the past 40 years, our philosophy has stayed the same: to bring like-minded people together on authentic adventures, with minimal impact to the environments and cultures we visit. We work only with reputable partners, with whom we’ve built long-standing relationships, and participate in various community and environmental projects around the world. Read more about our responsible travel initiatives.

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