Sri Lanka is sometimes described as India’s little brother, but this enchanting island is a top notch destination in its own right, tempting travellers with a winning combination of culture, beaches and wildlife. An escorted tour is the ideal way to experience everything that Sri Lanka has to offer, and there are some lovely boutique hotels and lodges scattered around the country.
Sri Lanka’s ‘Cultural Triangle’ is a remarkable concentration of Buddhist temples, ancient fortresses and holy cities, and forms the centrepiece to most tours of the island. The highlands offer the chance to cool off at a verdant tea plantation, while the coast is fringed with golden beaches. It’s no secret that Sri Lanka’s recent history has been wracked by conflict, but the end of the civil war in 2009 has seen previously off-limits areas in the north and east of the island opening up, offering a more rustic alternative to the beach resorts on the south west coast. Wildlife is another big draw in Sri Lanka, from the majestic elephants that adorn so many postcards to the leopards that stalk the jungles of Yala National Park. For a small island, Sri Lanka really does pack a lot in.
This week long exploration of Sri Lanka packs in a wealth of highlights across this beautiful island.
Explore the spiritual Sri Lanka features a mix of ancient cities, rock carvings, gilded Buddhist temples and wildlife-filled national parks.
Completing a circular journey this trip takes in ancient temples and fortresses, cycling through tea plantations and across the scenic trails of the Knuckles Range.
Staying in stylish and comfortable hotels, we travel to some of Sri Lanka's greatest sights: from ancient Buddhist monuments to tea plantations and historic cities.
Combine two of our favourite trips on a journey through enchanting Sri Lanka and the pristine Maldives.
Experience the cultural highlights of Sri Lanka and combine it with a week snorkelling and relaxing in the Maldives
Explore South India and Sri Lanka on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers.
Discover India & Sri Lanka: Plantations & Pink Cities, from New Delhi to Agra, Jaipur and 15 destinations.
Explore the sigriya rock fortress a Sri Lankan cooking demo for dinner, Gain insight into the national heritage at a tea plantation.
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Travelling with a group of no more than 12 people, our new Small Group trips provide you with more space for your comfort and pleasure.
Combining an actioned packed ten day journey across Sri Lanka with a relaxing traditional Dhoni cruise in the Maldives is a winning combination!