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Sri Lanka

Sri LankaKnown in the distant past as Serendip and more recently Ceylon, Sri Lanka today retains many of the charms that attracted visitors and conquerors over the centuries, attested to by the creation of no fewer than seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Perhaps better known for its stunning Buddhist temples, beautiful coastline and highland tea estates, Sri Lanka is also a haven for a surprising variety of wildlife. The many reserves and national parks harbour mammals such as giant flying squirrel, leopard, wild elephant, sloth bear, small loris, deer, purple-faced leaf monkey, wild boar, wild buffalo, porcupine and anteater.  Reptile-wise there are crocodiles, monitor lizards and snakes, and sixteen endemic amphibians. Over 250 resident bird species have been recorded, including a large number of colourful endemics to delight avid birdwatchers and lay visitors alike.

Whatever attracts you to Sri Lanka, we are supremely confident you will find the island and its many facets to be everything you had hoped.

 

SUGGESTED TAILOR-MADE TOUR ITINERARIES:

Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour
A Leisurely Circuit of Sri Lanka - In Considerable Comfort
An exceptional itinerary of particular appeal to those who appreciate a broad range of experiences, wide variety of locations and extra-special accommodation: wildlife, wilderness, gardens, scenery, culture and coast using boutique hotels and quirky lodges to create a special holiday to cherish for many years to come.
   
Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour
Sri Lanka's Numerous Natural History Highlights
Focusing on the hottest wildlife spots on the island, this tour aims to reveal all that is special about Serendip’s fauna and flora. Sinharaja rainforest is a rare jewel of a reserve, Uda Walawe’s elephants are sure to thrill and fabulous Yala offers the best chance in Asia to see leopard.
   
Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour
Sri Lanka's Cultural Heritage, Verdant Rainforests and Beautiful Coast
Drink in Sri Lanka’s most magical locations on this thrilling circuit, which encompasses the cultural triangle and hill country before providing rainforest wildlife walks and lazy days spent by the sea.
   
Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour
Big Cats and Blue Whales - A Special Sri Lanka Safari
This unique 11-day wildlife tour combines whale watching by boat off the south coast of Sri Lanka with the Yala National Park. Yala is the best location in all Asia for spotting leopard: in the company of our specialist conservationist/ photographer guide, you will enjoy the highest possible chance to view this elusive big cat.
   
Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour The Heritage, Forests and Coral Reefs of Sri Lanka’s North East
Come with us on an exploration of Sri Lanka’s best kept secrets – hitherto inaccessible areas in the north and east. Visit the vast, wild and little-visited Wilpattu National Park, and north of Trincomalee where the island’s best coral reefs and beaches are found. Add the elephants of Mineriya, atmospheric Buddhist sites and ancient cities, and go now before the word gets out.
   
Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour
Reef and Rainforest's Bare Necessities Tour of Sri Lanka
This heady mix of culture, wildlife and beach will introduce you to the myriad delights to be found in Sri Lanka. With great beach hotels at both ends and a private vehicle and guide for the exciting interior wildlife sections, this tour is hard to beat for variety and value for money.

 

Sri Lanka HolidaysBest time to visit Sri Lanka:

Climatically, the island is divided into wet and dry zones, the latter falling in the north half and all the east and comprising roughly three quarters of total land mass.  Almost on the equator, Sri Lanka has two monsoons: the relatively cool, dry and stable north east monsoon, which affects the dry zone from October to May; and the wetter, warmer south west monsoon visiting the south west from May to October.  The climate of the coastal plains is hotter and more humid than the highlands, which can be quite cold.  Temperatures range from 25-28C on the plains, with daytime averages of around 16C in the highlands. Only the dry north east reaches above 38C.


Sri Lanka Reading Suggestions:

In association with nhbs Environment Bookstore


Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka
Butterflies of Sri Lanka A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India


 

An exceptional itinerary of particular appeal to those who appreciate a broad range of experiences, wide variety of locations and extra-special accommodation: wildlife, wilderness, gardens, scenery, culture and coast using boutique hotels and quirky lodges to create a special holiday to cherish for many years to come.  Find out more...

Focusing on the hottest wildlife spots on the island, this tour aims to reveal all that is special about Serendip’s fauna and flora. Sinharaja rainforest is a rare jewel of a reserve, Uda Walawe’s elephants are sure to thrill and fabulous Yala offers the best chance in Asia to see leopard.   Find out more...

Drink in Sri Lanka’s most magical locations on this thrilling circuit, which encompasses the cultural triangle and hill country before providing rainforest wildlife walks and lazy days spent by the sea. Find out more...

This unique 11-day wildlife tour combines whale watching by boat off the south coast of Sri Lanka with the Yala National Park. Yala is the best location in all Asia for spotting leopard: in the company of our specialist conservationist/ photographer guide, you will enjoy the highest possible chance to view this elusive big cat. Find out more... 

Come with us on an exploration of Sri Lanka’s best kept secrets – hitherto inaccessible areas in the north and east. Visit the vast, wild and little-visited Wilpattu National Park, and north of Trincomalee where the island’s best coral reefs and beaches are found. Add the elephants of Mineriya, atmospheric Buddhist sites and ancient cities, and go now before the word gets out. Find out more... 

This heady mix of culture, wildlife and beach will introduce you to the myriad delights to be found in Sri Lanka. With great beach hotels at both ends and a private vehicle and guide for the exciting interior wildlife sections, this tour is hard to beat for variety and value for money. Find out more...