Asia Destinations | Sri Lanka

Key Points for Planners

  • Visa-free entry is offered to visitors from more than 80 countries
  • Easy access to its two major airports
  • Many world-class luxury hotel/conference facilities
  • Good infrastructure

Sri Lanka

Compact Sri Lanka is fast gaining a big following as a major meetings and events destination. Its surging popularity may be because no other place offers a wider array of choices in such a small footprint—all with easy access from all parts of the world. Or maybe it’s just that no other island destination in Asia offers more colorful verve than this spirited island paradise.

Key Locations

  • Bentota
  • Colombo
  • Galle
  • Hambantota
  • Negombo
  • Panadura
  • Yala
As befitting an island paradise, Sri Lanka has the world’s most stunning beaches. Off shore, kayaks and canoes provide ample active sport. Tour boats allow visitors to observe plentiful blue whales, fin whales, sperm whales, and bottle-nose dolphins at play in the surrounding waters of the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka also has some incredibly gorgeous mountain rainforest terrain to explore. Bikers and hikers will encounter beautiful vistas, native orchids, and rare birds. Renowned Yala National Park features innumerable temple ruins, and is home to leopards and elephants.
Alongside its rugged mountain beauty, Sri Lanka’s elegant Peradeniya Botanical Garden showcases more than 4,000 plant species and 10,000 trees. Local culture is colorful and fun. Indigenous dances, like the Devil & Mask dance and Fire dance, are a popular way to feel the native beat of Sri Lankan history and culture. Sigiriya, in the southeast, is famous for the palace ruins atop a 200-meter rock and its uniquely Sri Lankan frescoes.
Aukana is a not-to-be missed 5th century marvel, a 40-foot-tall Buddha carved with such precision that a drop of water will fall straight down its nose and land in the center of Buddha’s feet. The Sri Lankans are warmly hospitable, with ready smiles and as eagerness to please. Nightlife and dining options are rich, varied, and high quality. Colombo in particular has a wide variety of nightclubs, pubs and entertainment venues for a lively evening out.

Introducing Tour East, our Exceptional Partner in Sri Lanka

Tour East has become one of Asia Pacific’s top destination management companies and one we’re proud to call our partner! With a constant drive to be better and smarter—from conceptualizing your event theme to arranging all the logistics,

Tour East’s professional event planners are there to expertly handle every detail. When you take your group event to Asia, they will be your partner, too.

Looking to plan an event in Sri Lanka? Contact us and we’ll work with Tour East to deliver a proposal for an exceptional event!