Booking Sri Lanka, powered by Columbus Tours, an IATA approved Destination Management Company established in 1991. Based in Colombo, Columbus Tours and has a team of experienced travel consultants led by an experience board of directors. Since we began in 1991, we’ve created unforgettable travel experiences. Our team have extensive and firsthand knowledge of the island, and are passionate about what they do. Our team go above and beyond to ensure that quality and service are met at every step of your journey; from first contact, through the duration of your stay, and until you are safely home again, your travel consultant is with you. Our packages can be tailored or built completely from scratch to suit your needs. You can also select from a range of our most popular travel itineraries, complete with insightful and authentic Sri Lankan experiences and a designated chauffeur driver and comfortable vehicle throughout your trip through Sri Lanka. Our travel consultants will help you plan a completely bespoke trip, whether it’s an incentive trip, special interest group tours, or if you are an individual traveler, family or couple looking for a vacation in Sri Lanka

Maintain a high level of tourist satisfaction and ensure a meaningful experience to the tourists, raising their awareness about sustainability issues and promoting sustainable tourism practices amongst them. 
Maintain and strengthen the quality of life in local communities, including social structures and access to resources, amenities and life support systems, avoiding any form of social degradation or exploitation…

With effect from 1 August 2019, Sri Lanka grants free visa on arrival to citizens of 48 countries and is STILL ranked top country for travel in 2019 by Lonely Planet. “Unmissable experiences” include wildlife, such as the 300-strong elephant gathering at Minneriya national park (happening this September *see story below), thousand-year old Buddhist monuments, zip lining in Ella, cooking lessons with local culinary experts, cycling tours, hiking and train travel through the Hill Country’s tea plantations. 

Dolphin & Whale Watching: Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday. In warm Indian Ocean you can see Blue whales, Bride’s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and Striped dolphins. Sometimes you can see turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish (Starting from October to April)

EXPLORE SRI LANKA (9 Nights / 10 Days)

Explore Sri Lanka has a unique package designed to suit your holiday requirement just perfectly! Enjoy the ultimate Sri Lanka tour experience. Be it nature, adventure...

HIKING IN SRI LANKA (7 Nights / 8 Days)

Sri Lanka’s variety of mini climates, not only gives it a wealth of fauna and flora but also rugged terrain, high peaks, deep chasms, mountain gaps, high water falls and snaking rivers all ideal for eco...

Ceylon Architectural Tour (Geoffrey Bawa) – 6 Nights / 7 Days

Famous Architecture Lived in Ceylon (Sri Lanka): Geoffrey Manning Bawa, FRIBA (23 July 1919 – 27 May 2003) was a Sri Lankan architect. He was....

Ceylon Experiences

Floating just off the southern coast of India, Sri Lanka is a country of diverse beauty, nicknamed the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Discover hundreds of cultural sights (including eight World Heritage sites), an abundance of wildlife, colonial architecture, cascading waterfalls, golden beaches, misty mountain tops, enchanting valleys, lush tea plantations, tropical rain forests and charming hospitality from the locals. 

Recent Travelers


Anna Spencer  recommends Columbus Tours Sri Lanka

11 May

We had a fantastic tour guide Lasantha who was so friendly, organised, accommodating and knowledgable and made our trip to Sri Lanka such a wonderful experience. 
It is a beautiful country and so much to see and do. We always felt safe and welcome.


Vanessa Mills recommends Columbus Tours Sri Lanka 

515 April

Just returned from two weeks with Columbus Tours travelling around Sri Lanka. We were a group of three generations and had an amazing time. Ruwan was our driver, who couldn’t of been any more helpful. He organised all of our tours (dolphin watching, Sigiriya rock, village tour, bird watching etc) booked our train tickets, acted as our tour guide and provided us with lots of history about the country, customs and sights. 
I cannot recomend this company enough, from the start of our booking to the hotels which were chosen. 
A fantastic experience which was helped by a terrific company…thank you x Vanessa 

Travelling to beautiful Sri Lanka was the best holiday my husband and I have had. 
Columbus Tours were a fantastic tour company who obviously only employ the best to look after their clients.
Our driver, for 2 weeks was Chaminda Desilva. He took the best care of us, had a remarkable knowledge of all the places we visited, suggested other venues and things to do, always kept us advised and informed of our surroundings, ie.customs, appropriate clothing, water etc and showed us the diverse beauty, cultural history and wonderful people of Sri Lanka.
We will definitely return for another holiday. What happened in April was horrendous and sad but it should not be how we remember this beautiful place. The people of Sri Lanka, the natural beauty, the superb food and jaw dropping hotels, wildlife and sunsets is something we will never forget, WE WILL BE BACK AND COLUMBUS TOURS WILL BE A PART OF IT ONCE AGAIN xx
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