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Cathy Winston
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Sri Lanka tours

Our verdict:

From its fascinating ancient cities to stunning wildlife, beautiful beaches or a taste of colonial life, Sri Lanka has plenty to discover – and an escorted group tour is a great way to see the sights without the hassle, especially when many itineraries have no single supplement. 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 seven group tours to Sri Lanka and two include the option of no compulsory single supplement.

There’s no compulsory single supplement on our Colombo Caves & Kandy tour and on selected dates solo travellers will be able to have their own room at no extra cost. This eight-day trip 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, visiting Jaffna Fort and Nagadeepa Buddhist Temple, and along 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.

Sri Lanka is renowned for its colourful, lively and spectacular festivals. We have created two festival tours giving you the chance to experience Colombo Festival and Kandy Festival (available with no compulsory single supplement).

While travelling on our tours, you’ll be in the company of like-minded travellers. The majority of our guests are aged between 50 to 65 but there is no age limit and our tours attract a diverse mix of people, with a maximum group size of 28 and an average size of 18. The price is based on a twin-share basis however on tours with no compulsory single supplement, 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.

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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