Immerse yourself in authentic Sri Lanka on this 12-day adventure trip. You’ll avoid the usual tourist traps and get a glimpse of real Sri Lankan culture – from a local’s tour of Colombo to cycling around 1,000-year-old ruins. Foodies will love the hands-on cooking lesson, combined with a trip to the village market, while thrillseekers will get their fix white-water rafting and abseiling at Kitulgala. Explore a quieter, lesser-known side of Yala National Park, where you might spot wild elephants and leopards, before finishing on a tropical beach in Kosgoda.
You can’t leave this central Colombo hotel without a dip in the rooftop infinity pool with panoramic city views. Modern minimalist rooms provide respite from the busy streets below. Make the most of the onsite gym and spa.
This modernist, lakeside hotel in the Dambulla hinterland runs on sustainable practices. Solar panels and an onsite farm complete with bee colonies fuel the hotel and rooms are dressed in earthen tones, complementing the surrounding greenery.
Set apart beside the Udawatta Rainforest, this Kandy hotel mixes elegant, traditional architecture with refined amenities. Savour city and lake views from your room or from the outdoor infinity pool and surrounding terrace.
Rest your weary limbs at this rustic lodge in Kithulgala, primed for white-water river rafting. Expect riverfront cabins with thatched roofs and open walls, allowing the jungle sounds to serenade you at night.
Drink in mountainous views from this chic hotel in Haputale. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the rooms with natural light. Take a dip in the outdoor pool, surrounded by shady trees, to escape the midday heat.
Just 30 minutes from the Yala National Park, Charya Resort is primed for relaxation after a day of wildlife spotting. Pamper yourself at the onsite spa or take a dip in the pool with a swim-up bar and jacuzzi amidst lush landscape gardens.
Steps from a long sweep of sandy beach, all the rooms in this contemporary hotel treat you to views of the Indian Ocean from a private balcony. Time spent by the large, central pool can be followed by more relaxation at the on-site spa.