Banishing the Off Season Myth


Whilst Sri Lanka does indeed have a peak season – December – March – the rest of the year should not be regarded as the island’s off season. At whatever time of year you visit Sri Lanka, you will find sunshine, beautiful beaches and a host of wondrous cultural and wildlife experiences. There is never a bad time to visit Sri Lanka – read on to find out why coming during Sri Lanka’s ‘off season’ can be the best choice.


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Spend Your Summer on Sri Lanka’s Stunning East Coast

Sri Lanka is often overlooked as a summer holiday destination, with most families choosing to visit the island during the Christmas or Easter holidays. Although Sri Lanka is in peak season between December to April, the rest of the year should not be classed as the country’s ‘low season’: various sections of the island come into season during different months, making Sri Lanka a great tourist destination year round. During the summer, it is the island’s east coast which enjoys the most stable weather: whilst the south-west monsoon rains begin to affect the country in May, travellers headed to the east can look forward to endless sunshine.…

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A Weekend in the Hill Country

Taking the Train from Kandy to Ella


Sri Lanka’s broad diversity makes it an island like no other. The beautiful beaches of the south, the mysterious mangroves that line the Mahaweli river, the cloud forests of Horton Plains National Park, the unique flora and fauna of Knuckles Mountain Range… the list goes on. Considering its size, this wide variety is astonishing.


Unarguably, some of Sri Lanka’s most spectacular scenery is found in the hill country: rolling hills covered with endless tea plantations, gushing waterfalls and plunging gorges and mist-shrouded mountains peppered with enormous fir trees.


The temperature is also roughly 10C lower than on the coast, making it ideal weather for the hiking and trekking that is so popular in this area (see more information in our next blog post).…

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Treasures of Slave Island: Capturing the Cultural Heritage of Colombo

The latest walking tour to spring out of Sri Lanka’s capital is fresh, fascinating and highly original. Join SK De Silva, born and bred in Colombo, as he takes you on a journey through Sri Lanka’s colonial past into its vibrant, multicultural present. Discover the various nations that have settled on this extraordinary island and the impact each one has had on Sri Lanka’s culture, in particular its religion, language and architecture.

Red Dot Tours has been exploring Sri Lanka for well over a decade, and we are always on the hunt for the newest experiences, run by the most inspiring, innovative people.…

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