Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a destination that stimulates all the senses – tropical beaches, cooler mountainous terrain punctuated with waterfalls, incredibly rich wildlife, tea plantations, fabulous food and diverse culture featuring time old ancient sites. Start your adventures in the city of Colombo, with its old-world colonial charm, temples, old churches and markets.

Sit on the outdoor terrace at the aging Galle Face Hotel and sip on a cold gin and tonic watching the sunset over the Laccadive Sea. The Hill Country is the most magical part of the entire country, the train journey from Colombo up into the winding hills is one of the best in the world.

If you desire to take a side trip and get your fix of nature and wildlife, national parks such as Yala or Udawalawe abound, with safaris offering a fabulous adventure for all. Sri Lanka has spectacular ruins in the north such as Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla, the history and beauty are jaw-dropping beautiful. As you wind your way south to white beaches and palm trees, enjoy the surf, kick back and unwind.

The fortified city of Galle, now UNESCO protected, is one of the country’s most well-loved sites. Sri Lanka simply has it all, few places in the world offer such diversity – our Sri Lanka custom-made tours can be as busy or as relaxed as you wish.

The Sri Lankans are incredibly warm, overwhelming friendly, eager to chat about life, your family, your plans, and impressions of Sri Lanka – they’re proud ambassadors, and for good reason

CapitalColombo | Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, or Kotte
Official LanguageSinhala & Tamil
CurrencySri Lankan rupee
TimeGMT+5.30
Population21,670,000 (2018)
Power (Voltage)220-230
Area (km2)65,610 km2
Feeling Wild In Sri Lanka

Feeling Wild In Sri Lanka

Colombo, Ancient Cities, South West Coast, Kandy & The Highlands, The Deep South, Sri Lanka
This tour is an absolute Active Asia favourite! As the name suggests, this is the perfect trip for adventurous wildlife and nature enthusiasts of any ...
Focus On Sri Lanka

Focus On Sri Lanka

Colombo, Ancient Cities, Kandy & The Highlands, Sri Lanka
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Geoffrey Bawa: An Island Visionary

Geoffrey Bawa: An Island Visionary

Colombo, Ancient Cities, South West Coast, Kandy & The Highlands, Sri Lanka
This tour draws pure inspiration from the late, great and talented Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Sri Lanka is often visited for its dreamy beac ...
Next Stop: The Best Train Journey Of All Time

Next Stop: The Best Train Journey Of All Time

Colombo, Ancient Cities, South West Coast, Kandy & The Highlands, The Deep South, Sri Lanka
At Active Asia we believe that a train journey can be one of the best ways to see a country. Sri Lanka is a country full of intrigue and adventure. On ...
Sri Lanka’s Secret Side

Sri Lanka’s Secret Side

Colombo, Ancient Cities, East Coast Beaches, Kandy & The Highlands, Sri Lanka
Offering the perfect mix of culture and relaxation, Sri Lanka’s Secret Side explores not only historical cities but also the lesser visited east coast ...
Taking The Road Less Biked

Taking The Road Less Biked

Colombo, Ancient Cities, Kandy & The Highlands, Sri Lanka
Where else can you tick off five off the eight UNESCO World Heritage sites in one go? Consisting of Kandy, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, these three g ...
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Colombo, Ancient Cities, South West Coast, East Coast Beaches, Jaffna, Kandy & The Highlands, The Deep South, Sri Lanka
Prepare your taste buds for a fresh adventure on our culinary tour. Sri Lanka has long been renowned for its spices. Since ancient times, traders from ...
Tea, Leopards & Temples

Tea, Leopards & Temples

Colombo, Ancient Cities, South West Coast, Kandy & The Highlands, Sri Lanka
From epic legendary tea estates, historical towns and spectacular national parks, Sri Lanka has it all. For a slightly different taste of what this co ...
Tee Off In Sri Lanka

Tee Off In Sri Lanka

Colombo, Ancient Cities, Kandy & The Highlands, Sri Lanka
If you’re a golfing fanatic, you will already know that Phuket and Bali are great Asian golfing destinations, but have you considered Sri Lanka? We th ...
The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

Ancient Cities, East Coast Beaches, Jaffna, Kandy & The Highlands, The Deep South, Sri Lanka
The Greatest Show on Earth tour explores this bountiful and spirited nation based on Active Asia’s inhouse Sri Lankan enthusiast and Creative Director ...
The Lost Explorer

The Lost Explorer

Colombo, Ancient Cities, South West Coast, Kandy & The Highlands, Sri Lanka
For such a small island, Sri Lanka is bursting at the seams with history, heritage, culture and wildlife. From the ruined fortress of Sigiriya, to the ...
Three Vital Forces

Three Vital Forces

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sometimes we all just need to hit reset. To take a step back, take a deep breath in – and let go. Sometimes, the only way to do that is to get away – ...
Tropical Ceylon & The Emerald Isles

Tropical Ceylon & The Emerald Isles

Colombo, Ancient Cities, South West Coast, Kandy & The Highlands, Sri Lanka
This journey will take you from Sri Lanka to the Maldives, creating the perfect mix of colonial history and barefoot beach luxury neatly wrapped into ...

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