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Best time to go: October - April
Best for: Culture & Beach, First Time Visitor, Cultural & Immersive, Historical

Sri Lanka is exceptionally diverse, and each day will allow you to experience something new and profoundly interesting. This suggested tour comes with your own private driver/guide throughout, giving you an element of flexibility to see some of the hidden gems that lie off the main tourist trail. It goes without saying that Sri Lanka is packed with lovely boutique hotels, many of them in beautiful locations offering stunning views. We love to jazz up the experience, such as seeing some of the Ancient Cities on bikes rather than in a car, visiting local villages to see the rural way of life, maybe learning Sri Lankan cookery in Galle or taking breathtaking walks through verdant green tea plantations. In fact, any element of the day-to-day schedule can be tailored around exactly what you want, as we know some people love delving into historical sites, whilst others just like to dip in and out. A private tour of Sri Lanka is simply a magical, varied and stunning experience.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

  • £2595 - £4135
    Silver Gold
    Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.


    • Explore the Cultural Triangle with its superb ancient cities; Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, the Buddhist Caves of Damulla, the rock-fort of Sigiriya and Minneriya National Park
    • Stop in Kandy to see the Temple of the Tooth before taking a train through the tea plantations to the Hill Country
    • Spend a few days taking leisurely walks through the tea plantations
    • Delve into Yala National Park, famous for wild leopard and elephant
    • Explore the colonial town of Galle before ending on the beach

    Day 2-4

    Gold: Ulagalla
    Silver: Vil Uyana

    Day 5-6

    Gold: Kandy House
    Silver: Elephant Stables

    Day 9

    Gold: Chena Huts
    Silver: Cinnamon Wild

    Day 10-11

    Gold: Amangalla
    Silver: The Fort Bazaar

    Day 12-13

    Gold: Rock Villa
    Silver: Aditya
    Days Location Hotel
    Day 1 Negombo Horathapola Estate The Wallawwa
    Day 2-4 Cultural Triangle Vil Uyana Ulagalla
    Day 5-6 Kandy Elephant Stables Kandy House
    Day 7-8 Tea Country Mandira Bungalows Ceylon Tea Trails
    Day 9 Yala National Park Cinnamon Wild Chena Huts
    Day 10-11 Galle The Fort Bazaar Amangalla
    Day 12-13 South Coast Aditya Rock Villa

    Suggested Hotels

    Day 1

    Horathapola Estate

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Horathapola Estate is an original planter’s bungalow, an hour inland from Colombo and the airport making it a perfect first or last stop on a tour of Sri Lanka.

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    Day 2-4


    $ $ $ $ $  

    Ulagalla is the most unique and luxurious property in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle, sitting mid-way between the main sites of Sigiriya, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.

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    Day 7-8

    Ceylon Tea Trails

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Staying in one of the five Ceylon Tea Trails plantation houses is the most luxurious way to experience Sri Lanka’s hill country. In many ways, a stay at Tea Trails is the highlight of any tour of Sri Lanka. You can expect the most amazing service, cuisine and a chance to stretch your legs and …

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    Day 9
    Cinnamon Wild, Sri Lanka
    Day 9

    Chena Huts

    $ $ $ $ $  

    Chena Huts is a luxurious African safari style property close to Yala National Park in Sri Lanka, offering private pool villas next to a secluded beach.

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    Day 12-13

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