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Sri-Lanka

Sitting off India’s South-East coast, in the Indian Ocean, the tropical island of Sri Lanka may not be able to compete in size, but it certainly does in every other way, and undoubtedly so when it comes to incredible landscapes.

Spectacular rolling tea plantations, beautifully preserved national parks, wildlife reserves and thousands of kilometres of stunning coastline are just the start.

Sri Lanka is home to 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites, over 1300km of coastline15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife including leopards, elephants and an array of birdlife250 acres of botanical gardens350 waterfalls25,000 bodies of water, and nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates – nature truly is king in Sri Lanka.

Explore its modern capital Colombo or its fascinating ancient cities, take the iconic Ella to Kandy train journey, embark on a sunrise pilgrimage up 6,000 crumbling steps to Adam’s Peak, or visit the tooth belonging to Buddha himself in Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth.

Take a trip to Mirissa, one of the most beautiful spots to watch whales including the earths largest – the blue whale. Visit Yala National Park, the second-largest national park in Sri Lanka. And don’t miss Sigiriya, the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ and one of Asia’s oldest landscaped gardens.

Once known as Ceylon, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time, it is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes, which makes it a fascinating destination.

Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable and fascinating combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact, island location.


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Sri-Lanka Holiday Ideas

Below is just a tiny selection of our holidays to Sri-Lanka. Call us to discuss your exact requirements and we'll prepare a Truly Individual quotation, just for you; 

Buddha Statues
Highlights of Sri Lanka

This 15-day escorted group tour is ideal for those who want an authentic experience of Sri Lanka.  Enjoy guided bicycle tours of the ruins in Anuradhapura and the palaces, temples and stupas of Polonnaruwa, including the 14-meter-high granite reclining Buddha.  Experience the astonishing views at the top of the ruined fortress of Sigiriya, and learn about the medicinal properties of ingredients used in cooking at one of the region’s best spice gardens.  Wander Sri Lankas most important Buddhist site, Dalada Maligawa alongside the pilgrims who come to worship, as prayers and the sound of drums fill the air for the Pooja ceremony.  Visit a tea factory in Kandy and learn some family cookery secrets during a homestyle cooking demonstration in Bandarawela.  Hike through tea plantations and Tamil villages, camp between a lake and the forest reserve at Bambarakanda and relax on the beach at Mirissa until the sunsets. (INT)

Escorted Group Tour Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 12 Nights hotel accommodation, 1 night local lodge and 1 night permanent tented camp
  • 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 11 guided excursions

From £2,499 per person

Price based on two people sharing a range of comfortable accommodation. Other tour dates available, single suppliment available.  Simply enquire below.

Cultural Triangle, Wildlife and Beach
Cultural Triangle, Wildlife and Beach

This 10- day private tour begins with a city tour of fascinating Colombo, from the smallest Buddha statue in the world to the prison cell of the last king of Sri Lanka.  Then head off in your private chauffeured vehicle to the cultural triangle, starting with an early morning climb up to Sigirya Rock fortress near Kandalama.  A tour of the atmospheric Dambulla Cave Temple is followed by an evening Safari in Minneriya National Park.  Then heading to Anuradhapura and Wilpattu National Park for 2 nights with game drives in search of Leopards, Elephants, Bears, Crocodiles and more!  Kalpitiya awaits, known for its spectacular scenery and beaches, whether its relaxation and beach-time, boat trips to see the many whales and dolphins, kitesurfing or paddle-boarding in the sunset, this is sure to be the perfect end to this special journey. (HBT)

Truly Individual Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 9 Nights hotel accommodation
  • All transfers with English speaking chauffeur guide
  • Services of chauffeur guide up to 100km on leisure days
  • 8 Planned excursions including park fees

From £2,599 per person

Price based on two people sharing a range of comfortable accommodation. Time of travel and any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you. Simply enquire below.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Off the Beaten Track Sri Lanka

This 10-day private tour is perfect for those who want to delve a little deeper into Sri Lanka’s rich history.  Explore the ancient city of Jaffna bursting with vibrant Tamil culture, this port town is perfectly positioned to explore the Jaffna peninsula and take a private boat out to Deft Island to see the wild horses. Then take a dip in Keerimalai Hot Spring, a natural spring located next to the sea and believed by the Hindus to hold miraculous powers.  Kandamala, bursting with flora and fauna, provides excellent bird spotting with over 170 species in this tropical forest.  Take an evening tour of Dambulla Cave Temple and climb the 200m Sigiriya rock fortress. Finish this adventure by learning about the troubled cinnamon trade history in the now bustling fishing town of Negombo(HBT)

Truly Individual Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 9 Nights hotel accommodation
  • All transfers with English speaking chauffeur guide
  • Services of chauffeur guide up to 100km on leisure days
  • 9 planned excursions including park fees

From £2,679 per person

Price based on two people sharing a range of comfortable accommodation. Time of travel and any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you. Simply enquire below.

Ceylon Tea Trails
Luxury Sri Lanka and Maldives

Arrive in Colombo and transfer to the beautifully elegant Residence by Uga Escapes, one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Colombo, with only 11-suites, this intimate hotel is the perfect retreat in the bustling city.  After a private transfer to Rosryth Estate House, explore the tea plantation and stunning views or head out to visit near-by Sigiriya Rock and the Dambulla Caves.  The Ceylon Tea Trails await, set in the idyllic landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage central highlands, this unique property features butler serviced elegant suites that feel like private homes.  Then, Villa Mayurana in Koggala, an exclusive, secluded boutique hotel in a tropical cinnamon plantation, close to the beautiful south coast beaches of Mirissa and Thalpe.  
After a short flight to the Maldives, hop on a speedboat to a deluxe villa on Baros for blissful relaxation.  Snorkel in the crystal clear waters around the house reef, feast on the degustation menu at the over-water restaurant or enjoy a sunset sail on a private dhoni. (CRT)

Truly Individual Holiday Includes:

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 12 nights luxury hotel accommodation
  • 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Private transfers

From £3,329 per person

Price based on two people sharing a range of luxury accommodation. Time of travel and any element of this holiday can be tailor-made to suit you. Simply enquire below.


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