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Luxury travel to Sri Lanka

Inspired luxury travel to Sri Lanka, designed for you

Golden beaches, ancient temples and laid-back safari

The island nation of Sri Lanka might be small, but beyond its Indian Ocean-lapped shores you’ll find a country of startling beauty and genuine warmth.

Cinnamon and spices brought traders to Ceylon from around the world – first the Portuguese, followed by the Dutch, who fortified the ports of Colombo and Galle, before the British arrived for the tea. This history has lent Sri Lanka a diverse culture, reflected in the country’s cuisine and architecture.

It is home to hundreds of miles of palm-lined beaches, rolling hills of verdant tea plantations punctuated with nimble-fingered pickers, millennia-old temples sat alongside faded colonial mansions, and ancient forests where herds of elephants roam.

Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms date back thousands of years, gloriously preserved at UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kandy, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, the area between which is known as the Cultural Triangle.

It is an island with swathes of wilderness and some fine safari, whether it’s leopard spotting in Yala National Park, or encountering herds of elephant, surviving here in a higher density than anywhere else in Asia, in remote parks such as Gal Oya. Birders will be in their element with over 400 different types of birds to spot, while whales and dolphins populate the island’s warm coastal waters, and five of the world’s seven turtle species come to nest in Sri Lankan sand.

Whatever you want from your Indian subcontinent tour, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.

Our Top Example Trips

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Visit beaches, temples and tea plantations, and spot leopards at Yala National Park

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Explore Galle, Yala National Park and the Tea Country before some blissful island relaxation

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12 days of fascinating history and vibrant culture, from Colombo to the hills of the Tea Country

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A memorable 13-day discovery of Sri Lanka's wonderful wildlife and culture for families

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12 days in Kandy, Tea Country, Yala National Park, the beaches of Tangalle and historic Galle Fort

Need to Know

12:30
is the local time
Sri Lanka Rupee
Sri Lanka Rupee is the local currency
Colombo
is the capital city
Rice and curry
is Sri Lanka's national dish
Colombo
is the country's largest city

When to go

Sri Lanka’s tropical climate generally offers warmth and sunshine throughout the year. The east coast is best visited between March and September, whilst the south coast is at its peak between November and March. Sri Lanka is affected by two monsoon seasons caused by the winds originating from the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. The sout west monsoon (Yala) brings rain to Colombo and the south and west coasts during May and June. The north east monsoon (Maha) affects the far north and east between December and February.

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When is the Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka?

Why Travel With Us?

BESPOKE
DESIGN

We’ll plan your trip around your specific interests, tastes and preferences, providing helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.

AUTHENTIC
EXPERIENCES

Our expert guides and brilliant travel concierges are hand-picked to provide a genuine experience, bringing your destination to life with care and passion.

RESPONSIBLE
TRAVEL

Our luxury trips are designed with community, conservation and carbon offsetting at the forefront, ensuring a guilt-free travel experience that gives back.

Meet your Indian subcontinent Team

Travel Designer

Two of my favourite memories are a very emotional moment when I first saw the Taj Mahal in India and watching the sun rise over Mount Merepi from the top of the Borobudur temple in Java, which was a truly magical moment.

Travel Designer

Over the past 10 years, I have reported from nearly 70 countries, including Greenland, Brazil, Namibia, South Africa, Kenya, Bhutan, Nepal, the Seychelles, Bali, Thailand, and elsewhere around South-East Asia.

Travel Designer

My passion for Asia was first ignited when I spent a year teaching English in South Korea. I found both the culture fascinating and the food phenomenal.

Start planning your trip by speaking to someone who knows this destination inside out.

Call: 866 610 1533 or Enquire Online

The Explorer Blog

The Explorer
By Heather Richardson
Published 7 months ago
The Buddha Project – by Photographer Josh Bulriss
The Explorer
By Kate Herz
Published 8 months ago
Diary from Sri Lanka
The Explorer
By Heather Richardson
Published 9 months ago
Discovering ‘Aquacasia’: A New Culinary Concept from Shanti Maurice
The Explorer
By Rachel Beck
Published 10 months ago
10 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka Now

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