Sri Lanka in the Summer

This fantastic trip takes advantage of Sri Lanka’s two weather patterns. While most of Asia is experiencing the wet season in summer, this part of Sri Lanka is enjoying the sunshine, and so can you. You’ll begin your trip in the wilds of Wilpattu on the north-west coast. Here, you’ll (fingers crossed) enjoy some leopard sightings before driving into the “cultural triangle” in the North, where ancient sites and temples, and the mind-blowing rock fortress of Sigiriya awaits. Finish your trip by enjoying a cocktail beside the calm seas of the east coast and look out for whales. Perfect.

Trip Highlights
Explore remote national parks
See ancient sights
Spot Leopards in the wild
White sandy beaches
When To Go
Apr - Sep
Ideal Length
Around 10 days, but if you are adding extra destinations up to two weeks.

All the things you’re dying to ask but haven’t

This Island of Ceylon is full of surprises and there is plenty to do, from beaches and whale watching on the coast to ancient Buddhist caves and temples in the north. For something very special, ask a Nemo travel expert about one of the largest elephant migrations in the world. Enjoy the selection of beautiful hotels - they’re full of character and local charm.

“Having been lucky enough to live in Sri Lanka for over a year from 2013 to 2014, I now return once or twice a year and each time I visit I’m blown away by the diversity of the island. My favourite area is the Tea Country, however, the amazing beaches, historic forts and temples, abundant wildlife and bustling towns and cities are all a pleasure to visit and revisit."

Eleanor Milner, The Sri Lanka Collection



Have a chance to spot the brilliant Sloth Bears
Wilpattu National Park
Romantic meals for two? There's plenty of opportunity here.
Cinnamon Lodge, Cultural Triangle
Spoil yourself with calm seas and white sandy beaches
Uga Bay, East Coast
Top tip: you will have a private guide with you throughout the cultural triangle, so take advantage of their local knowledge.
One of the best places in the world to spot Blue and Sperm Whales
Whale watching, East Coast
By far the most fun way to enjoy little journeys
Rickshaw day trip to Colombo
Weather watch: July and August are the most popular and expensive months to travel, so if you can, choose either side of these instead for good value.
A few more tips...


Wilpattu National Park 


  • Speak to the camps’ naturalists for expert wildlife knowledge.
  • We think two nights (and at least two game drives) gives you the best chance of great wildlife sightings.
  • Expect to be ‘wowed’ by the geography rather than the lodges (they’re not as luxurious as those in the South). If you’re looking for high-end, Leopard Trails is your best bet. 


Cultural Triangle 


  • We recommend three nights here as there are so many incredible things  to see and do.
  • Enjoy a trek to see Sigiriya Rock Fortress from another vantage point.
  • Witness one of the largest elephant migrations in the world. 


East Coast


  • Enjoy the calm seas of Sri Lanka. 
  • Eat an incredibly fresh seafood curry, the region is world renowned for its cuisine.
  • Spot whales and dolphins by boat.




  • A convenient stopover before your flight, with some lovely hotel choices.
  • Take a day trip into Colombo to explore the capital with a local guide.
  • Treat yourself to the spa for some relaxation before heading home.
Ethical travel 


We believe in setting the bar high when it comes to ethical travel and sustainable practices. That's why, for every trip booked, we plant a tree in the nemo woodland, and 1% of our profits go to Hello World, our chosen charity. nemo also uses local hotels and partners wherever we can, so that your travel supports local businesses and the economy.


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