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Holidays in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Sri Lanka hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Sri Lanka trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top hotels in Sri Lanka

Marino Beach Colombo
Marino Beach Colombo
5 out of 5
590 Marine Drive, Colombo, WP
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$92 per night from 27 Oct. to 28 Oct.
4.6/5Wonderful! (365 reviews)

"There was absolutely nothing to moan about we were treated so well doors opened for you to chairs pulled out made us feel really special each and everyone of the staff your top class x"…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020

Marino Beach Colombo
Galadari Hotel
Galadari Hotel
4 out of 5
64, Lotus Road, Colombo
The price is AU$58 per night from 11 Nov. to 12 Nov.
3.6/5Good! (162 reviews)

"Very well located, even though the Hotel is a little bit dated it is clean and very well maintained. The rooms are large with excellent views and the staff are very good. We use a lot of Hotels on Colombo and this is now our number one choice for good accommodation and value for money."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2020

Galadari Hotel
Angel Beach Unawatuna
Angel Beach Unawatuna
4 out of 5
436, Galle Road, Dalawella, Unawatuna, Southern Province
The price is AU$247 per night from 27 Oct. to 28 Oct.
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"The ambience and the rooms of the property was amazing, with great food and good service. A definite must visit in Unawatuna!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2020

Angel Beach Unawatuna
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Sri Lanka Holiday

Travel to an island country in South Asia that's home to Buddhist temples, diverse wildlife, a modern capital and miles of superlative beaches. Sri Lanka is a tropical island lying off the southern tip of India. With rainforest-covered mountains, culture-rich cities, shrines and temples, you’ll find much to do. Watch elephants bathing in freshwater lakes, tour sacred sites and visit wildlife sanctuaries.

Go shopping in the malls and upmarket department stores of Colombo, the country’s commercial and administrative capital. Search for bargains in Pettah Market. View ancient paintings and sculptures dating back to the fourth century B.C. at the Colombo National Museum.

Take the children to the elephant show at Colombo Zoo and join locals for an evening stroll along the Galle Face Green Promenade. Gaze out at the Indian Ocean while sampling delicious street food.

In the mountains of central Sri Lanka, find Kandy, the country’s second-largest city. Look for the 17th-century Temple of the Tooth. It holds the relic of a canine tooth belonging to Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Learn about the history of tea in the Ceylon Tea Museum. About an hour's drive from Kandy is the Millennium Elephant Foundation where you can give the elephants a morning bath.

To see more wildlife, check out some of the country’s national parks. Hike through the wetlands of Bundala National Park where large flocks of pink flamingos stand one-legged. Join a four-wheel-drive safari through Udawalawe National Park to observe jackals, monkeys and water buffalo. Yala National Park is known for its leopard population.

Put on your hiking boots for a climb to the top of Adam’s Peak, the country’s highest mountain. For more than 1,000 years this has been a sacred mountain to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and Muslims. The ascent takes several hours no matter which trail you take. At the summit look for the small Buddhist temple and shrine.

For peaceful relaxation, explore quiet coves along more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) of Sri Lanka’s outstanding beaches.

Book a holiday to Sri Lanka for its delightful combination of culture, wildlife, beautiful scenery and adventure.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Sri Lanka?
A: Prepare to step off the plane at Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.). You’ll most likely be arriving on one of the 2,716 international flights that operate from this major international terminal in Sri Lanka every month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Sri Lanka?
A: Most travellers choose hotels when visiting Sri Lanka. But that doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. You’ll also find guest houses, villas and bed & breakfasts in abundance here, and they’re all available on Expedia.
Q: What does a Sri Lanka holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: Car and flight. Hotel and flight. Hotel and car. Hotel, car and flight. You get the gist. You can book as little or as much as you want, all in the one place. To make the most of your Sri Lanka holiday, take a look at our attractions and experiences while you’re at it.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Sri Lanka?
A: At Expedia, we work hard to help you get the best deals. So, when you combine your Hotel and Flight, you know you stand to save a few dollars. Plan your break with us and touchdown in Sri Lanka with some extra spending money.
Q: What are the best things to do in Sri Lanka?
A: Add Galle Face Green and Pettah Market to your wish list of must-see destinations. You’ll discover these fantastic attractions in Colombo. Later on, round off the day with a visit to Nawaloka Hospital.