Sri Lanka tours

Cathy's verdict
From its fascinating ancient cities to stunning wildlife, beautiful beaches and a taste of colonial life, Sri Lanka has plenty to discover – and an escorted tour is a great way to see the sights with zero hassle amongst a small group of fellow travel enthusiasts. Ideal for 50+ travellers.

Recommended tour operator: On The Go Tours

On The Go Tours says

With its diverse attractions and wealth of cultural sites spread across the island, Sri Lanka is a great place to discover on a group tour, led by a local English speaking guide. You can relax and enjoy the incredible sights and atmosphere while your professional driver and expert guide lead the way.

  • expert guides
  • fascinating itineraries
  • no single supplement on selected trips

We offer a choice of six group tours to Sri Lanka, all of which have no compulsory single supplement – prices are based on twin occupancy and we will try to pair you up with a fellow traveller of the same sex. If we are unable to, you will get the room to yourself at no extra cost. You can opt to pay for single room occupancy on all tours and occasionally we have special deals with no supplement for single room occupancy. Check with our team for the latest deals.

Our Colombo, Caves & Kandy tour is an eight-day trip which includes a train ride through the tea plantations, wildlife spotting in the Udawalawe National Park and visits to Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth, Dambulla cave temple and Sigiriya rock fortress. There’s also an option to extend your holiday with downtime on the beach on our 12 day Buddha and Beach tour.

On the 12-day Sri Lanka North East Explorer, you will see all of the highlights of the Colombo, Caves and Kandy tour but also spend time in the north staying in Jaffna and visiting Jaffna Fort and Nagadeepa Buddhist Temple. There’s also time to explore the spectacular coastline of Trincomalee.

If wildlife is more your thing, Wild About Sri Lanka includes whale watching in Mirissa and jeep safaris in three national parks – home to elephants, crocodiles and leopards.

If you’d like to combine Sri Lanka with India, then our Delhi to Colombo itinerary will take you to all of the attractions on India’s Golden Triangle, including the Taj Mahal. You’ll then fly to Sri Lanka to take in the main sights of the country.

While travelling on our tours, you’ll be in the company of like-minded travellers. Around a third of our guests are aged over 50 but there are no age restrictions and our tours attract a diverse mix of people, with a maximum group size of 24 and an average size of 18.

Find out more about our tours in Sri Lanka and travelling solo with On The Go Tours, and the company review.

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