Known as 'The Gem Of The Indian Ocean', Sri Lanka has become a popular boutique destination in recent years, for families, honeymooners and those who want to sample Eastern culture with Indian influence.
Why do people pick Sri Lanka as a holiday destination? Well we love it for its people, its rich and ancient past, its beaches, safaris and the plethora of excellent food.
From climbing Lions Rock in Sigiriya for incredible views of the surrounding countryside, or cycling through vast rice fields, quaint villages and ancient temples, there is something for everyone in Sri Lanka.
Browse our suggested holiday highlights and trip itineraries below, and get in touch for a tailor-made quote for your Sri Lanka holiday in 2019 or 2020.
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HIGHLIGHTS OF A TRIP TO SRI LANKA:
Enjoy One Of The Best Train Rides In The World
Hop on in Kandy and ride the train through rice fields, villages and mountainous tea plantations. Sit on the steps of the train door and take in the views.
Explore Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle
Base yourself near Habarana and hike up Lions Rock in Sigiriya, visit the Dambulla cave temples, and go elephant spotting in Minneriya National Park.
Taking Time To Explore Kandy
The Temple Of The Tooth is a must, but also take time to stroll around the beautiful botanical gardens in the centre of Kandy.
Stay At One Of Sri Lanka's Best Beaches
From Bentota on the West coast to Hiriketiya on the South coast, or over to Uppuveli on the East coast, Sri Lanka has plenty of great beaches to choose from.
Build Your Tailor-Made Sri Lanka Holiday
As well as family holidays and honeymoons, we've also built many different Sri Lanka holiday itineraries for those who want to see the best parts the country has to offer.
Many travellers prefer to experience the culture, history, food and traditions of Sri Lanka in the Cultural Triangle, and combine their trip with a relaxing stay in one of the many luxury beach resorts on the Sri Lanka's West or South coast.
Our travel experts can build a 7-day, 14-day or even longer itinerary to suit your trip length and the type of holiday you want to experience. Have a look at some of the example holiday itineraries we've put together below for previous clients in Sri Lanka.
POPULAR SRI LANKA HOLIDAY ITINERARIES:
SRI LANKA GRAND TOUR
17 days / 16 Nights
From £2,445, including flights.
One of our most popular private tours, this once in a lifetime holiday around Sri Lanka starts in Colombo are makes an arc through Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Yala National Park before finishing for 5-nights in Bentota. You will stay in some of the most unique hotels and see the best parts this island has to offer.
SRI LANKA: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
18 days / 17 Nights
From £3,400, including flights.
A unique trip itinerary, carefully prepared using the experience of many years providing tours around Sri Lanka. This holiday includes most important sites of the island, and you get to stay in some of the best boutique hotels, mixed with some special resorts. You will travel around the country in your own private car, giving you flexibility to do things at your own pace. This trip includes the world famous train journey, and two nights in one of the most luxurious tea plantation bungalows in the world! The tour concludes at the luxurious Anantara Hotel on a quiet beach in lesser known Tangalle before heading home.
BOUTIQUE SRI LANKA
17 days / 16 Nights
From £3,290, including flights.
Starting in Colombo at the The Residence by Uga Escapes, a unique eleven-suite luxury five star hotel in Colombo, you will visit the old ancient capital of Anuradhapura before visiting the bustling central city of Kandy and onto the Ceylon Valley, where you will stay at Ceylon Tea Trails, that has walking trails through stunningly beautiful Ceylon tea gardens. Your journey finishes at the five star Cape Weligama Resort not far from Galle on the South coast, where you will spend 7 relaxing nights before heading home.
SRI LANKA: HILLS WILDLIFE & BEACHES
15 days / 14 Nights
From £2,755, including flights.
This tour is carefully designed to enjoy colonial trails at a leisurely pace, including part of Sri Lanka's magical train journey between Kandy and Nuwara Eliya, allowing you to take in miles of breath-taking tea plantations. Witness the exciting wildlife in the South followed by a whale watching trip in Mirissa. Your holiday is completed with time to rejuvenate on some of the most beautiful beaches on the west coast of the island.
TWO FOR ONE TRAVEL OFFER
As a tailor-made holiday business, Sri Lanka means a lot to us. Our founder Manoj is from Sri Lanka and he understands exactly what the tourism industry must be going through right now. As such, we feel it is time to give something back to Sri Lanka.
With the support of our local office, we have put together a holiday itinerary that includes Flights for 1 person, and the 2nd person travels for free, paying only taxes and airlines fees.
Call us on 01442 617 777 for more information.
Our Sri Lankan Destination Expert is Manoj Boteju, who was born and spent 30 years living in Sri Lanka.
He visits the island often to see his mother who still lives there and knows the destination extremely well.
He is passionate about the country and has over 20 years of experience promoting the destination. In fact he has visited most of the hotels and resorts on the island, and has personally handpicked a selection that are perfect for your luxury holiday.
He will be delighted to share his knowledge with anyone looking to discover this beautiful country.
Please call us on 01442 617 777 or Contact Us and we will send back a detailed itinerary and price to suit your budget.
adventure, beach, culture, honeymoon, safari, wellness
When to go:
January – April & July – December
Flight duration from the UK:
10.5 hours (approximate)
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