Sri Lanka – The land of serendipity
An island of national parks, venerated temples, tea plantations and rose-gold beaches: Sri Lanka packs in plenty of experiences. As the country’s popularity grows, our specialists visit regularly to keep abreast of what’s new. Using this knowledge, they can help you plan a Sri Lanka holiday that encompasses your interests and shows you lesser-visited corners of the island.
The Cultural Triangle is Sri Lanka’s historic heartland, a concentration of extravagant ancient cities and cave frescoes with the rock fortress of Sigiriya in its middle. To the south is the pilgrimage city of Kandy, built around the Temple of the Tooth. From here you can ride the train up into the cooler climes of the central highlands, where neatly tended tea estates sit between colonial cottages and swathes of forest. The hills drop sharply down to the national parks and rainforest below, which shelter elephants, sloth bears and, more elusively, leopards. Along the coast you find the Dutch fortress of Galle and palm-fringed coves.
The Teardrop shaped Island Paradise
If you prefer to travel on your own, with a group of your friends or family members, we will work with you and your party to design a fully customised private tour.
Listed below are some examples of the private tours we have designed and organised.
Andrea & Murray from Christchurch, NZ, and their friends from US, Lettie & Jim were recommended to us by our guest Rachel Cummins. They travelled to Sri Lanka on a Tailor-made tour for 15-days.
Negombo | Sigriya | Arugam Bay | Ella| Welimada | Nanu Oya | Kandy | Negomo
Our guest Rebecca Meachen recommended Racheal Cummins to us. Racheal requested us to design a tour of Sri Lanka which incorporated her interest in culture and nature, cuisine & spices for her chef husband and surfing for her boys. They covered almost the whole of Sri Lanka in 21-days.
Negombo | Colombo | Galle | Koggala | Welimada | Nuwara Eliya | Horton Plains | Kandy | Peradeniya | Dambana | Arugam Bay |Trincomalee | Jaffna | Nagadeepa |Dambulla | Habarana | Polonnaruwa | Anuradhapura | Wilpattu | Wilpattu | Negombo
Denise & Simon travelled in Sri Lanka for 11-days. They were recommended to us by Andrea & Murray.
Negombo | Sigriya | Kandy | Ella| Udawalawe | Mirissa | Galle
After their 20-day South India tour, Katie & Nicki, continued their tour in Sri Lanka for seven days to get a flavour of this paradise island.
Negombo | Kandy | Nuwara Eliya | Dubulla | Habarana | Sigiriya | Polonnaruwa | Negomo
Endless beaches, welcoming people, tea plantations and magical thing to discover in Sri Lanka.
The best time to visit Sri Lanka depends on which part of the country you’re going to. It’s a year-round destination with consistent warmth and lots of sunshine, with temperatures averaging between 31℃ at their highest and 22℃ at their lowest. It’s normally hotter in coastal areas and the lowlands than it is in areas with higher altitude. Showers can occur at any time. The southwest coast is best between December and April, before their monsoon season starts, while the east coast and the north is less humid between May and September when their monsoon season is over. The central hills remain cooler all year round and we’d only recommend avoiding them in October and November when the rainfall is less predictable.
Best time to visit Sri Lanka
Snippet of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka through a lens
“Even by the pearl–studded standards of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a jewel. Visitors flock here for the rich and diverse culture, beautiful sand–sprinkled beaches and astoundingly varied wildlife.” – Lonely Planet