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Off the Beaten Track Holidays

From £1572 per person
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Off the Beaten Track Holidays / Walking Holidays

From £1701 per person
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Longer Adventures

Off the Beaten Track Holidays

From £3442 per person
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Mini-Breaks

Local Exploring

From £947 per person
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Walking Holidays / Local Exploring

From £800 per person
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Activity Holidays in Sri Lanka

Stunning food, postcard-perfect, golden sand beaches, lush jungles and misty hills crisscrossed with colonial-era train tracks, charming towns and beautiful little villages where time seems to stand still, expect all this and some of the warmest, most welcoming hospitality you’ll receive anywhere in the world on a Sri Lanka holiday with Not In The Guidebooks.

On a Sri Lankan wildlife holiday with Not In The Guidebooks, you can search for elephants, buffalo, sloth bears and leopards in the dense jungles of Wasgamuwa National park, before spending time unwinding on the golden-sand beaches of Tangalle. Get off the beaten track as you visit small, rural villages in the midst of tea country, watch the lush green hills flash by on scenic train journeys and get a true taste of authentic Sri Lankan culture.

On your Sri Lankan adventure holiday, you’ll stay in beautiful, unique accommodation such as eco-farms with a focus on protecting and restoring the local environment, wildlife lodges in the heart of beautiful national parks, and colonial hillside bungalows, all bursting with character and making each of your stops on your tour truly unforgettable.

Inland the scene is luminous green. Lush expanses of carefully tended paddy fields stretch between palm-dominated jungle beneath which sit village homes and Buddhist temples fringed by bright white parapet walls. Guided bicycle rides are the best way to explore the narrow back lanes and bunds of this serene inland wildlife-filled hinterland, and kayaks can also be taken out to explore the narrow canals and waterways of this verdant scene. Further inland, there are rainforests to discover, temples to visit and tea estates to encounter.

Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka

• The dry periods in Sri Lanka are split by area with December to March being the best period for the west and south coast and the Hill Country
• The southwest monsoon affects the south and west coasts as well as the hill country between April and September
• Temperatures are relatively consistent year round (26-32°C) all around the island, especially around the coast
• Traditionally Sri Lanka sees most visitors from December to March but there is never a bad time to visit. February is my favourite month and January is a great time to be in Galle for the Literary Festival

Best Places to Visit in Sri Lanka

Galle

Galle is the beating heart of the Southern Province, known for it’s beautiful Dutch architecture surrounded by picturesque beaches.

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Central Province

The Central Province of Sri Lanka is famous for it’s stunning mountainous terrain, tea plantations and epic hiking trails. This is the perfect location to experience quintessential Sri Lanka.

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