HOW LONG SHOULD I SPEND IN SRI LANKA?
While Sri Lanka safaris can segue very nicely with a more extensive itinerary, we suggest taking at least seven days to truly make the most of the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. With such history and diversity, anything less will leave you feeling frustrated and unfulfilled. Ideally, two weeks is advised to make the most of your Sri Lanka adventure.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT SRI LANKA?
Sri Lanka’s location near the equator makes it a year-round destination; however, this is complicated by two separate monsoon seasons. From mid-May to mid-September the Southwest monsoon drenches the West, the Southwest coast and the hinterland.
The Northeast monsoon hits the East Coast between mid-November to mid-February. Temperatures remain consistently warm all year, averaging 79–86°F (26–30°C) during the daytime. The higher altitudes are considerably cooler with averages around 57–62°F (14–17°C). Night temperatures can get close to freezing at altitude. In the lowlands and the coast, humidity can be very high year-round. Our expert travel designers will advise you of the best itinerary and locations based on your travel availability.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM ACCOMMODATION IN SRI LANKA?
Though some of the major hotel chains do offer exceptional accommodation, we recommend instead staying at independent lodges and small resorts. Quieter and more personal, these will give you a greater connection to the landscapes and people of Sri Lanka without forgoing luxury and comfort.
Many of the properties you will visit have been more recently established, giving you contemporary convenience balanced with creative design. At all accommodations, service is of an excellent standard, as is the cuisine.
Sri Lanka has something for everyone and is equally suited to honeymooners as it is families and the more adventurous traveller. Nature abounds, and Sri Lanka safaris present an array of wonderful creatures and sights. Watersports are also popular on this small island nation, and children are adequately entertained throughout the country. Taking time to discuss your objectives, needs and group dynamic with your travel designer will enable them to craft a perfect itinerary to suit everyone.