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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka travel guide, including map of Sri Lanka, top Sri Lankan travel experiences, tips for travel in Sri Lanka, plus leopards, temples and tea

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Exploring northern Sri Lanka

Civil war rendered Sri Lanka’s north-west off limits. Now the leopards and pioneering ecolodges of the original home of the Sinhalese ‘lion people’ are creating a buzz

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Sri Lanka's Northern Soul

The people of Sri Lanka’s Jaffna District are a resilient lot. Post civil war, they’re opening up their idyllic beaches, tiny isles and urging you to visit

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Sri Lanka: Exploring the east coast

Sri Lanka’s beautiful east coast is again open for business: discover the leopard-rich jungles and surf beaches waiting for the wave of travellers to return

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Sri Lanka

Rising from tropical sandy beaches into cool highland regions, rich with temples and tea plantations shrouded in mist, Sri Lanka has something for everyone. Get there now.

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Elephant diaries: walking and wildlife in Sri Lanka

From glitzy processions in Kandy to huge wildlife gatherings in Minneriya, pack your trunk for Sri Lanka's beautiful hill country

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3 refreshing drink recipes from Sri Lanka

On a mission to uncover the hidden kitchens of Sri Lanka, author Bree Hutchins discovered these three refreshments

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Wanderlust travel health update: Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Estonia

This week's world health news from Nomad including: dengue fever in Sri Lanka, measles in New Zealand and hepatitis A in Estonia

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Wanderlust travel health update: Sri Lanka, Bahamas, Bolivia and more

Weekly round-up of the world's travel health news from Nomad including dengue fever in Sri Lanka and the Bahamas, rabies in Bolivia and more

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The 11 best things to do in Colombo, Sri Lanka

It's not all national parks and wildlife wonders. The capital city of Sri Lanka has much to offer travellers, too. Author and Sri Lankan native Ruby Lovell deep dives into Colombo's best bits...

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Wandersleeps: 7 of the best stays in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is hot property right now, but you can dodge the crowds by staying in one of these unique hotels – although don’t blame us if you can’t bear to leave…

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8 reasons to visit Sri Lanka in 2019

Sri Lanka is an evocative mix of fresh spices, rolling tea fields and golden beaches. Discover why you should add this tropical paradise to your travel list this year...

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Sri Lanka's best wildlife national parks

Leopards, elephants, whales, birdlife in abundance – Sri Lanka is a wildlife lover's paradise. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne reveals what you'll find in each of its national parks...

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Photo gallery: 11 close-up and captivating faces of Sri Lanka's wildlife

From colourful reptiles to fang-baring monkeys, catch a glimpse of Sri Lanka's extensive wildlife with these intimate photos that capture them in character

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5 amazing places you must visit in Sri Lanka

Author CJ Bentley reveals the places that make Sri Lanka such an unmissable destination – from Yala National Park to Kothduwa, an island temple (home to giant squirrels) and a festival of light in Kaluta

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How to spend your first 24 hours in Colombo, Sri Lanka

With its rich history, eclectic culture and buzzy culinary scene, the hip Sri Lankan capital deserves to be more than just a side note to the rest of the country. Here's why...

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8 highlights of Sri Lanka's Hill Country

The island's southern heartlands are an adventurous traveller's Mecca – here are the highlights of the area

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9 of the world's best wildlife holidays, from Sri Lanka to Costa Rica

Whether viewing rare rhino on the Masai Mara or glimpsing your first breaching whale in Colombia, these great wildlife adventures will provide wild encounters you'll never forget

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3 Sri Lankan seafood dishes

In his new book, 'My Feast', Peter Kuruvita explores the cuisines of Asian and South Pacific islands. Here he helps you rustle up quick seafood feasts from Sri Lanka

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9 of the best things to do in Sri Lanka

Climb a sacred mountain. Lounge on a deserted beach. And enjoy a cuppa on a picture-perfect plantation. All this and more awaits on this most serendipitous of islands...

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Travelling with locals: How do you repay the kindness?

Helen Moat ponders the hospitality and generosity shown by her hosts on a recent trip to Sri Lanka – and wonders how she'll ever repay it

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12 trips to 2017’s new frontiers

New flights, reopened borders, easier access. Get to the planet's freshest destinations first with these exciting trips, including holidays in China, Chile, Guyana and Sri Lanka...

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Gallery: Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year – Travel Icons

From the Taj Mahal to Sri Lanka's stilt fisherman, these are the stunning new takes that made the shortlist of our Travel Icon category and the stories behind them

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Sri Lanka's best tours: Wonders, thrilling wildlife and unforgettable beaches

If you’re looking for exciting encounters with leopards and elephants, historical wonders and down time on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, these tours have something for you...

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10 best wildlife hotspots in South-East Asia

From Vietnam to Sri Lanka, Borneo to Thailand, South-East Asia's National Parks have some of the world’s most fascinating wildlife, from orangutans and elephants to 'dragons'. Here are the must-see hotspots

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An expedition cruise around the Bay of Bengal

From mangrove forests to exploding volcanoes – an expedition cruise around the Bay of Bengal yields a wealth of surprises. Phoebe Smith travels from Sri Lanka to Bangladesh, viewing towering stupas and Ganges river dolphins along the way

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24 easygoing (but breathtaking) cycling trips for softies, from around the world

Proof that you don’t need thighs of steel to see the world on two wheels... Grab life by the handlebars and pedal fantastic landscapes around the world, including Burma, France, Sri Lanka and the UK

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7 Sri Lankan wildlife adventures that will change your life

Compact yet diverse, Sri Lanka is one of the world’s greatest wildlife destinations. Come face-to-face with leopards, elephants and blue whales, and even do your bit to save a species

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Watch your step: The world’s 9 most breathtaking staircases

From ancient carved stone staircases in Sri Lanka to modernist marvels in the Vatican, these staircases are both beautiful and challenging – and breathtaking in every sense of the word

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Explore with Flight Centre

Do you want to road trip around Western Australia, or explore Sri Lanka's wilder reaches? How about hiking in New Zealand, or wildlife-spotting on Kangaroo Island? With Flight Centre, tailor-made trips like these become a whole lot easier....

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