Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Ayubowan! Taprobane comes alive as a new day dawns: the ancient cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura shake off the dewdrops and rise in majestic splendour: vast white painted Dagoba sparkle in the dancing sunbeams…..wherever you look, the enigmatic smile of the Lord Buddha welcomes one and all. High in the Hill Country, bathed in hues of emerald green, tea pickers pluck the delicate buds of tea. At Sigiriya the delectable frescoes of lovely Maidens transcend heaven and earth; in Kandy the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic stands resolute. Herds of elephant, buffalo and shy leopard roam the Wildlife Parks, whilst offshore whales and dolphins grace the shimmering seas.

Shawn Hendricks

Manager Tours Sri Lanka, Indochina, Thailand & Burma

Need to know

Sri Lanka is a year-round destination. Monsoons bring rain to the Southwest lowlands and central hills from late May to September, and the Northeast from November to February. The weather is generally dry countrywide from March to mid-April. Summer months from June to September are hot in the Cultural Triangle; humid on the west coast with a light sea breeze. 2,000 meters above sea level the Hill country is always cooler.

Fly to

Bandaranaike International Airport – Colombo

Flying time 11 hours approx non-stop

Visas

Required for British Passport holders

Time difference

GMT + 5 ½ hours

Official language

The national language is Sinhala & Tamil. English is widely spoken.

Our Tours in Sri Lanka

Tailor-made

A Whisper of Paradise

13 days from £2,135.00

Colombo - Kandalama - Sigiriya/Polonnaruwa - Minneriya - Dambulla/Kegalle - Galle

This is a wonderful tour ‘taster’ for the first time visitor; or, just perfect for a short break to recharge the batteries.

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Tailor-made

Taprobane Meander

18 days from £4,125.00

Colombo – Anuradhapura – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Dambulla Caves - Kandy – Train to Hatton - Dickola – Tea Experience – Yala National Park - Weligama – Galle Fortress Tour – Colombo

This intriguing tour immerses the traveller in the cultural heart of Sri Lanka. Explore the glorious past with visits to the most significant historical sites.

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Tailor-made

The Colonial Collection

12 days from £2,090.00

Colombo – Kandy - Peradeniya Gardens – Optional Train Journey – Dickoya – Tea Experience – Galle – Mount Lavinia

This is a splendid tour taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the land whilst staying in traditional colonial style accommodation. In Colombo the Galle Face Hotel is the quintessential colonial hotel.

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Tailor-made

Whales, Dolphins & Leopards

14 days from £2,650.00

Colombo – Kalpitiya – Dolphin Boat Safaris – Wilpattu National Park - Colombo – Turtle Hatchery – Yala – Leopard Safaris – Mirissa - Whale & Dolphin Boat Safari – Kotugoda - Colombo

This is a ‘must do’ tour for nature lovers. See some of the world’s most iconic animals up close and very personal!

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Tailor-made

Ancient Memories & East Coast

16 days from £2,975.00

Colombo - Galle – Yala – Ella – Nuwara Eliya – Kandy – Horton Plains – Kandy – Pinnawela – Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Dambulla – Passekudah – Anuradhapura - Negombo

‘Serendipity’ is a land rich in cultural treasures with ancient cities still echoing their might and majesty. Wildlife parks team with flora and fauna: breathtaking vistas are around every corner, and stunning beaches are just perfect to dance though the dazzling white surf.

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Tailor-made

Sri Lankan Nature Trail

16 days from £3,215.00

Kotugoda – Muthurajawela Wetland Sanctuary – Sinharaja Rain Forest – Yala National Park - Bundala National Park – Nuwara Eliya – Gal Oya National Park – Kandy - Knuckles Nature Reserve – Kotugoda

This is an exciting programme designed to give the nature lover an insight into the remarkable flora and fauna of this beautiful island. The tour will visit numerous specialised habitats, home, to vast numbers of endemic species.

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Tailor-made

Island Odyssey

14 days from £3,060.00

Colombo – Dambulla – Sigiriya / Village Experience - Polonnaruwa / Minneriya Safari - Dambulla / Kegalle – Maldives

This tour gives the traveller a real taste of the heart of Sri Lanka exploring the cultural centres of Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Kandy.

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Tailor-made

In the footsteps of Geoffrey Bawa

13 days from £3,750.00

Kotugoda – Yapahuwa – Kandalama - Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa – Dambulla Caves - Kandy – Peradeniya Gardens - Temple of the Tooth - Nuwara Eliya – Tangalle – Rekawa Turtle Conservation - Galle Fort – Lunuganga – Colombo City Tour

This tour pays homage to the greatest of Sri Lankan Architects, the late Geoffrey Bawa, whose inspirational work has led to a flowering of young architects - dedicated to cultural protection, yet allowing contemporary style to shine.

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Small Group Tour

Sri Lanka Led by Mark Woodrow 16-30 January 2021

15 days from £3,550.00

London - Colombo - Negombo - Habarana - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Galle Fort - Ahungalle - Colombo - London

A Small Group Tour Led by Mark Woodrow

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Small Group Tour

Birds & Wetlands of Sri Lanka – A Small group tour led by Jonathan Forgham from 30 January to 12 February 2021

14 days

London - Colombo - Galle - Udawalawe - Sinharaja - Colombo - London

Crafted for participants who enjoys bird watching and maybe new to Sri Lanka and its considerable wealth of wild life.

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Explore Sri Lanka

15 days from £3,135.00

London - Colombo - Horathapoal Estate - Wilpattu National Park - Sigriya - Elkaduwa - Passekudah - Negombo - Colombo - London

This exciting tour has been designed for active families with children of school going age who are interested in exploring some of Sri Lanka’s natural and cultural delights in the summer holidays.

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Tailor-made

A Meander Through Taprobane

14 days

London - Colombo & Kotugoda - Nuwara Eliya - Galle Fort - Balapitiya - London

Experience Sri Lanka taking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the land whilst staying in charming boutique style accommodation, each of which enshrine their individual destinations through a sense of history, unique character and sublime location.

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Small Group Tour

Sri Lanka – A Whisper of Paradise

13 days from £1,665.00

Negombo - Sigiriya - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Yala National Park - Galle

This tour highlights the essence of Sri Lanka: visiting the many iconic sites that gives the land its deep spiritual strength.

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What our clients say

Both Chris and I want to say thank you so much for a wonderful experience. The organisation was incredible everything ran like clockwork which considering the amount of travelling and different people involved was stunning, the guides and agents outstanding and we have had some wonderful experiences and made some wonderful memories. The balance of the trip was spot on. We will not hesitate to…

Karen and Chris - India Holiday