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Sri Lanka holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

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Sri Lanka family holiday
A fabulous family holiday including the best of Sri Lanka, from £1255 - £1825 (15 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka tailor made tours
An Island odyssey of ancient culture, unique natural beauty, from £2850 - £4032 (14 days) ex flights
Kerala and Sri Lanka holiday
Discover Kerala's backwaters and Sri Lankan temples, from £2100 (15 days) ex flights
Beach holiday & tour in Sri Lanka
A culturally rich & environmentally diverse country, from £2195 (15 days) inc UK flights

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Sri Lanka cycling holiday
Ride the cool highlands, jungle parks and ancient Buddhist cities, from £2339 - £3099 (15 days) inc UK flights
Wildlife holiday in Sri Lanka, private departure
Wildlife holiday to see Sri Lanka's 'Big Five', from £2095 (15 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka holiday, wild escapes
An 8 day highlights and eco property stays through Sri Lanka, from £850 (8 days) ex flights
Small group holiday to Sri Lanka
Explore Sri Lanka's natural paradise, from £1959 - £2799 (16 days) inc UK flights
Luxury holiday in Sri Lanka
Exclusive Luxury tour in Sri Lanka, from £2060 (14 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
Tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka, from £1755 (15 days) inc UK flights
Photography holiday in Southwest Sri Lanka
Photograph South West Sri Lanka with us, from €2400 (10 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka walking holiday
Trek through verdant mountains and dense forest, from £2139 - £2869 (16 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka wildlife and whales tour
Whales and the wildlife of Yala National Park, from £2579 - £3399 (9 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday
Tropical island paradise and wildlife safari, from £1995 (15 days) inc UK flights
Family holiday to Sri Lanka
Explore Sri Lanka with the family, from £1949 - £2499 (14 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka holiday, island explorer
Sri Lanka - its wildlife, culture and people, from £2100 - £2300 (16 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka birding & cultural tour
Top tour of birding, wildlife and culture of Sri Lanka, from £1250 (14 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka adventure holiday
Now is the time to discover this magical land, from £1320 - £1495 (15 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka tailor made holiday, Adventurous North
Adventurous holiday uncovering the northern Sri Lanka, from £3129 - £3729 (18 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka family adventure holiday
Action packed holiday perfect for adventurous families, from £2810 - £3410 (19 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka holidays, rainforest & National Parks
Explore undiscovered wildlife spots with ancient history, from £3779 - £4379 (18 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka trekking holiday
Trekking adventure in Sri Lanka, from £539 - £820 (7 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka and Maldives holidays
Enjoy two tropical island paradise, from £3495 (15 days) inc UK flights
Family holiday in Sri Lanka, Forts & Monkeys
Wildlife & culture family adventure holiday (private tour), from £1425 - £1925 (15 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka small group holiday
Wildlife & Culture small group tour. Atol protected, from £2325 (15 days) inc UK flights
Negombo eco friendly beach hotel in Sri Lanka
Eco Friendly Sri Lankan Beach Resort with Ayurveda Treatment, from US $94 - US $119 per person per night
Family volunteering with elephants in Sri Lanka
Family volunteering with elephants in Sri Lanka, from £797 - £897 (14 days) ex flights
Family holiday to Sri Lanka, Ceylon discovery
Enjoy the beach, local culture, ancient Buddhist sites, from £1649 - £2299 (9 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka adventure campsite
Luxury camping & adventure on the beautiful Kelani River, from US $46 - US $105 per person per night

136 reviews for Sri Lanka holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Sri Lanka holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
Everything was memorable! Superb. (more)Chris Fry
The most unexpected event was stumbling upon the full moon ceremony at the Temple of the tooth in Kandy...We loved the Safari's but in fact the diversity of things to do in Sri Lanka was amazing. Cultural sites, hiking, safari's and beaches. (more)Jeffrey Carlin
We really got to see the local view of life traveling on our own, very modern vehicle and used local cafes, services and attractions when possible. Safaris fund conservation.The whole tour was superb. From meeting our guide at the airport to our day of departure we enjoyed every new experience. We were helped every step of the way by Upul, our excellent Guide. (more)Derek Putnam
From £1755 including UK flights
Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday
Excellent trip (more)Melanie Michel
There were many memorable moments - we loved the incredible bird life especially seeing them close-up in the bird sanctuary. (more)Gabi Tubbs
Leopards in Yala were the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Ann Griffiths
From £1995 including UK flights
Wildlife holiday in Sri Lanka, private departure
The bird watching and jeep safaris at Udawalawe were excellent and seeing the Leopard and Sloth Bear at Yala were very memorable (more)Martin Blow
Amazing - exceeded our expectations. (more)Cara Foord
From £2095 including UK flights
Sri Lanka holiday, island explorer
Sri Lanka had everything we love in a holiday, Culture, Wildlife, lush contryside and beautiful beaches. The forest lodge in Habarana was excellent off the beaten track with wonderful hosts. Seeing the baby turtles hatching at Rekawa and the leopard at Yala was also an exciting experience. (more)Amanda Law
Most memorable was the variety of landscape in Sri Lanka, the cave temple at Damballa, the train journey from Kandy, the views from Ella, the night stay in the tree house camp in Yala national park and seeing leopards, elephants and beautiful birds on safari in the park. (more)Barbara Essam
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Sri Lanka and the tour aspect was well organised. We particularly enjoyed the variety of activities and accommodation. Best bits were the trip to the rock fortress and Yala where we saw leopards and a big black bear which apparently was very rare. (more)jude parsons
From £2100 - £2300 including UK flights
Sri Lanka family holiday
Memorable parts? The wonderful food and gentle people! Tips? Sri Lanka is amazing, but our tour operator provided a very discounting service. Local benefits? Not sure Overall rating? A great place, a wonderful experience for the children but no effort made to get the itinerary right for a family with young children and many opportunities to fit in some amazing places in a fascinating country (more)Colette Carbonell
From £1255 - £1825 excluding flights
Sri Lanka small group holiday
Memorable parts? Everything. The mixture of styles and settings was 100% amazing. Each one fulfilling a different part of the Sri Lanka experience. Each one had novelty; each one was for me just right. I could not and did not expect anything better on this style and type of tour. Tips? Don't worry. Just relax and go with the flow. Everyone without exception that we met and who assisted us was magnificent. Local benefits? Yes. We also benefited from more local insight than... (more)Tim Harber
From £2325 including UK flights
Sri Lanka and Maldives holidays
The most memorable part of our holiday was snorkelling in the Maldives. It was amazing to see sharks, fish and sea turtles on the reef. It was a surreal experience...Overall, I would rate our holiday 10/10. We had a great time in all the countries we visited, the locals were very friendly and hospitable. (more)Tracy Watson
Flying in a seaplane over the Maldives and landing in the lagoon by Filitheyo Island where we spent an amazing week was the most memorable part. (more)Greg Harris
Very happy with our holiday, certainly related to the quality of the different guest houses. (more)Tinnes Sebastien
From £3495 including UK flights
Sri Lanka birding & cultural tour
This was the most fantastic holiday. I was not that keen on going, but my husband is a very keen birder and he really wanted to go. I am now so glad he persuaded me, and will definitely visit Sri Lanka again... (more)John Diley
This was a really excellent holiday. We had fun, we were stimulated, we were educated and we made good friends with our locals who showed us their country. We also feel that we had excellent value for money with two locals, a new vehicle, most meals, all entrance fees and other extras included for a very inexpensive daily rate. (more)Keith Pigdon
It was great and our guide, Jith, was an incredible birder, funny, and generous. The most memorable was the smiles of all the people in Sri Lanka whom we passed in our bird walks and the children who got all excited and waved and called to us (more)Gisela Meyn
From £1250 excluding flights
Sri Lanka eco lodge accommodation
I don´t think that I've ever felt so relaxed. Staying in a simple (but clean and neat) hut in the jungle and listening to the sounds of birds and sometimes even elephants made me feel very, very, very happy and close to nature. (more)Camilla Berndtson
The whole experience of staying here was memorable, from the incredibly warm welcome through to the amazing food prepared by local staff on an open fire. (more)Rachel Morgans
It was everything we hoped it would be, so far away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Sri Lanka. The accommodation is very comfortable and really well thought out. (more)Annabel Smith
From US $109 - US $132 per person per night
Sri Lanka adventure holiday
Memorable parts? The variety, colours, smells, religions, history, companionship of the group, the care taken by the tour guide (Bruno) and his friends, food, birds and wildlife, Kandy Perahera Festival, elephants, children, public transport, roller-coaster driving and overtaking, cycling, trekking, Buddhist temples, the variety of fruit, flowers, smiling. The 7 hour train ride from Kandy to Haputale was amazing. Jam packed and lively. People hanging out of the doors and windows with wonderful... (more)Yvonne Connelly
From £1320 - £1495 excluding flights
Sri Lanka cycling holiday
Memorable parts? Cycling through the the back roads of Sri Lanka Tips? Be fit before you start Local benefits? Yes, as I donated to a dog charity (Embark) in Sri Lanka on my return to UK Overall rating? Extremely good. (more)Joy Skipper
From £2339 - £3099 including UK flights
Sri Lanka wildlife and whales tour
finally seeing a Leopard in the wild, it was not without its stress as there were too many jeeps trying to populate a very small space but eventually we were lucky and had wonderful views as an adult female came down to drink at a waterhole. (more)Chris Rose
the most memorable part was seeing what I went to see - leopards and whales! (more)Susan Fox
From £2579 - £3399 including UK flights
Small group holiday to Sri Lanka
Memorable parts? The variety of the trip, the day at yala national park, the elephant orphanage, and the tooth temple. Tips? Take a good camera, you will want to photograph almost every thing you see, the island is fantastic! Local benefits? Yes the trips to the small village homes and farmers plantations were not only interesting but benefited the people. Overall rating? Excellent variety, well run and an excellent guide. (more)Dianne Williams
From £1959 - £2799 including UK flights
Beach holiday & tour in Sri Lanka
Whale Watching and Wildlife Safari was the most memorable part of this trip (more)Phil Miller
The accommodation was the most luxurious, most welcoming, most helpful place we have ever stayed in; and the walks through the tea estate with idyllic views of the reservoir and surrounding hills, both relaxing and inspiring. (more)Ruth Le Guen
From £2195 including UK flights
Honeymoon to Sri Lanka
Most memorable were Seeing the (many, many) elephants by jeep safari in the national park...Climbing up Sigirya rock and admiring the spectacular views, and then swimming in the hotel pool beneath during the stormy monsoon rain....We really enjoyed our snapshot of Sri Lanka and would love to go back sometime. (more)Joanna Brown
A great experience with a good insight into the diverse nature and culture of Sri Lanka and its people and religions. It was definitely worth all the planning and the cost and we would probably go again given the opportunity in the future. (more)Alastair Francis
The most memorable part was definitely the look of pure joy on my wife's face when taking a bath with an elephant at the Millenium Foundation... (more)John Dodson
From £1150 excluding flights
Sri Lanka tailor made tours
It was excellent thanks to the organizational skills of the tour company, and to lovely people of Sri Lanka, who always had a smile and a greeting for us. (more)Sandy Easterbrook
Great moments full of adventure, culture, history, natural and wild life along with a deep buddhist culture. (more)Eliana Sofia da Silva Pereira
From £2850 - £4032 excluding flights
Sri Lanka Grand Tour
The highlights for me were the amazing elephant ride, climbing Sigiriya Rock where the challenge is to overcome your vertigo, and the safaris in Yala National Park. The holiday was packed with different experiences. (more)Sheila Eccleston
The visits to Polonnaruwa and Sigirya were the most memorable parts. (more)Simon St Leger-Harris
Riding an elephant, on safari after a heavy rain shower, Sigiria rock, the smiles on the faces of the school children, the beautiful hotels, the kindness of the people of Sri Lanka and lots more! (more)Ian Womersley
From £1490 excluding flights
Negombo eco friendly beach hotel in Sri Lanka
This is an ideal place for tranquility and those who really enjoy flora and fauna. We found it to be a true privilege (i.e. total lack of tourists) when visiting Wilpattu Park, which was only recently reopened to the public. (more)Susan Haldy
I greatly enjoyed the trip. The service was impeccable. I have sent the link for the hotel to a very long list of friends. (more)Laura Donovan
Highlights were numerous. The ferry ride across to the resort changed the whole atmosphere, you were a in a different world. Early morning bird watching and eating produce from the villages own garden (more)Ian Richardson
From US $94 - US $119 per person per night
Family holiday in Sri Lanka
The holiday was fantastic, and exceeded our expectations in terms of wildlife sightings, activities, organisation and efficiency and even cuisine. Special mention should be made of our guide, Eduardo, who made a huge contribution to the holiday's success. (more)Sara Chanan
Go for it! You won't regret it - Sri Lanka is a beautiful country, the people are very friendly, our guide was superb and the itinerary was excellent. (more)Joanna Brocklesby
Elephant ride, white water rafting, camping on tea mountain, Sigiriya Rock were most memorable. Excellent. (more)Marion Chatfield
From £2020 - £2504 including UK flights
Luxury culture holiday in Sri Lanka
I would rate it very highly, great experiences, well organised, we felt very wwell looked after and entertained the whole time. (more)Cath Errington
I booked with Jith, who helped in every way he could, to make it a great trip, in particular when we had to change flights and plan. His driver, Upali, was wonderful and made sure that my time in Sri Lanka was as good as possible. He gave me lots of information about Sri Lanka, the people, history and country. (more)Karen Pedersen
We'll worth doing (more)philip perry
From £1200 excluding flights
Sri Lanka holiday, wild escapes
Memorable parts? Rainforest, elephants and monkeys Tips? Avoid kandy for any more than one night. Stay longer at the rainforest. Don't stay at the citrus...alledgelly a superior room. Not! Take your paperwork with you so you can prove what you have booked as this happened 4 times. Be firm with your driver and not to be taken to mates places! Also avoid spice plantation...rip off Local benefits? Not really. The amount of miles we did in the car was underestimated by the... (more)banali @hotmail.co.uk
From £850 excluding flights
Sri Lanka tailor made tour, culture & nature
Memorable parts? The amount of wildlife we encountered was just incredible! On the safari in Udawalawe National Park, we saw elephants, crocodiles, water buffalo, many bird species like Blue Tailed Bee Eaters and India Rollers and also lots of reptiles. On the whale watching trip in Mirissa, we were lucky enough to spot five blue whales, turtles, marlin and dolphins. The rush of excitment you felt when the crew pointed out the whales spouts was amazing! Tips? Expect to be very well... (more)Frances Armitage
From £565 excluding flights
Turtle conservation in Sri Lanka
Memorable parts? Being able to release the turtle hatchlings, almost every night and watching them race towards the ocean. Also, releasing an adult turtle and being woken up at 6.00am to see two turtles that had just finished laying eggs, was something I never thought I would get to see. Tips? Be prepared to feed the turtles, clean the tanks (do not wear nice clothes) and the turtles, to teach English, give tours and adapt to the Sri Lankan culture. It would help having basic knowledge... (more)Katherine Lethbridge
From £445 - £1699 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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