Bird Watching and Wildlife Safaris

Tour Details

A glimpse into your fascinating avian-filled 2-day tour

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*Transport throughout the 2-day tour.
*Stay a night in Galle – accommodation of choice
*Take a leisurely walk around the rice paddies in Galle to photograph birds winding down for the day at sunset
*A guided trek into the Kanneliya rainforest with an English-speaking Naturalist
*Enjoy a packed breakfast and lunch by a freshwater stream or one of the spectacular waterfalls. You may even spot the exotic Common Kingfisher.
*Ideal for bird photographers to capture the colourful endemic Sri Lanka Blue Magpie or the Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot
*Our expert guides with their keen-eye will not only help you identify them but give you tips on birding worth a lifetime.


*This tour includes 1 packed lunch / 1 packed breakfast / 1 night in Galle / Transport from Galle throughout your 2-day tour / Guides fees

  • Duration:
    1 night/ 2 days
  • When to go:
    Available all year on request, but please enquire from our Private Travel designers as it should be booked ahead of time.
  • Booking/Payment / Cancellation :
    Cancellation will be subjected to hotel cancellation policies.
  • How to get to the tour:

    We can arrange transport from any location to Galle and a drop off to your next location at additional cost.
  • The Guiding:
    All guides are naturalists and English speaking. This tour is hosted by Naturalists specialized in birding and experienced in field and scientific research, these resourceful and flexible Guides have a keen sense of bird behaviour and will ensure that birders have opportunities to explore off beat and at night to ensure key species are observed while guests gain deep insights into the island’s avian fauna and natural history.
  • Can it be tailor-made:
    Yes, we have the flexibility to adjust it according to your preference
  • Is it a private tour:
    Almost all of our bird watching tours are private tours but we can organise a small group tour too. Our ratio is 1 bird watching leader to a maximum of 6-8 pax.
  • How much will it cost:
    Send us an enquiry and we will cost it out for you depending on the number of pax, pick up and drop off location

Map

Map

FAQs

FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • What can you see/do inside the rain forest?

    Other than the birds you will be able to see the elusive endemic Purple-faced Leaf Langur, indigenous plants and flowers, a variety of reptiles, amphibians and insects, fresh water streams and bat caves are worth a visit.

  • Can we speak with the Guides before booking a tour?

    Yes, we could arrange it at a convenient time for our Guides and for you – as they are mostly on the field and not in office.

  • What is not included?

    Travel insurance, additional meals and trip cancellation insurance, tips and gratuities to chauffeur and guide, Entrance tickets to the rain forest reserve.

  • Food?

    We can cater to varying food allergies or special requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free).

  • How do we pay for this tour?

    All bookings need to be confirmed at least 3 weeks in advance. Full payments to be made upon confirmation of the tour.

  • Tips and Gratuities?

    Tips and gratuities will be most welcomed by the vehicle driver and the Guide.

  • Beyond birding

    Well the Rough Guides has described us as a tour operator that can get you under the skin of the island. With our wide network of local contacts and curated authentic local interactions, we call them our ‘immersive luxury’ experiences.

  • Image Gallery

    Ceylon Blue Magpie Ceylon Blue Magpie
    Sunlight through the forest canopy Sunlight through the forest canopy
    Ceylon Junglefowl Ceylon Junglefowl
    Common Kingfisher Common Kingfisher
    Yellow-eared Bulbul Yellow-eared Bulbul
    The fauna of the rainforest The fauna of the rainforest
     

    Bird Watching from Galle

    Tour Details

    A glimpse into the wonderful world of wild Elephants, in Sri Lanka


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    * Pick up and drop off from your accommodation in Galle, Tangalle, Mirissa – or other Southern beach locations, or Ella.
    *A great day tour with kids.
    *Safari jeeps where toddler seats can be fitted on.
    *A guided visit to the Elephant Transit Home to see baby elephants wrestle to be fed first.
    *The Sugar Cane experience! Visit a small family owned sugar cane processing mill and observe how the food that Elephants adore bring in additional income to the farmers living in the vicinity.
    *A privately guided safari in Udawalawe National Park with incredibly knowledgeable guides.
    *Enjoy tea and snacks inside the national park.


    *Transfers to and from Udawalawe will be in a comfortable A/C van | overnight stays close to Udawalawe National Park can be arranged at extra cost

    • Duration:
      Day tour – pick up between 6.30 – 7 am (subject to pick up location) and drop off around 6 pm
    • When to go:
      Available all year on request, but please enquire from our Private Travel Designers as all private transfers and guides need to be booked ahead of time.
    • Booking/Payment / Cancellation :
      *Send us an enquiry to book this tour. All bookings need to be confirmed at least 1 week in advance.
      *Full payments to be made two days prior to commencing the tour.
      *Cancellations made 8 days prior to the scheduled tour date are fully refundable. Cancellations less than 7 days will be charged 100% In the event of extreme weather or if we are compelled to cancel the tour we will offer you a full refund.
    • How to get to the tour:
      Pick up and drop off from your accommodation within southern coast Limits or Ella will be arranged by us in a luxury AC Van.
    • The guiding:
      You will have an English-speaking guide with a sound knowledge and fantastic facts up his sleeve to keep kids and adults of all ages interested. He will guide you through the Elephant Transit Home, sugar cane mill and the safari in Udawalawe National Park.
    • Can it be tailor-made:
      Yes, we can add on a night at a resort in the vicinity of the national park if required. You have the flexibility to leave out any of the experiences given on the day tour or move the times around although, for an early morning safari inside Udawalawe National park you may need to stay overnight. If you are travelling with young kids the guide will be kept flexible to adjust the duration of the safari.
    • Is it a private tour:
      All experiences and the safari will be private.
    • How much will it cost: Send us an enquiry and we will cost it out for you depending on the number of pax, pick up and drop off location.

    Map

    FAQs

    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • Are elephant sightings guaranteed at Udawalawe National Park?

    Yes sightings are guaranteed! You will see heaps of Elephants up close without invading their space. The ethos of every Ayu in the Wild safari is that we should not intrude in the wild.

  • Will it be too boring for children?

    Our guides are trained to make safaris insightful and interesting for kids and adults. We make our safari an experience that fascinates, educates and kept flexible as we understand that young minds can get easily bored.

  • What is not included?

    Travel insurance, additional meals, accommodation, tips to guides and trip cancellation insurance

  • How do we pay for this tour?

    We require a 50% advance payment via bank transfer to confirm the tour. Balance to be paid in full 2 days prior to the start of the tour.

  • Tips and Gratuities

    Tips and gratuities will be most welcomed by the farmer, jeep driver, vehicle driver and the Guide - but it is entirely at your discretion

  • Can you organize onward transport from Udawalawe for the rest of my tour?

    Yes we can do that please send us your onward route.

  • Image Gallery

    Elephant Transit Home Elephant Transit Home
    Malabar-pied Hornbills - male and female The other quirky inhabitants of Udawalawe NP
    Observing moms and babies
    The safari experience The safari experience
    The sugar cane experience The sugar cane experience
    Understanding elephant behaviour
     

    The wonderful world of Elephants in Udawalawe

    Tour Details

    Your bird watching holiday includes,

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    Offbeat bird-watching sites, comfortable overnight accommodation, excellent guides with a sound knowledge on birds, visit to as many habitats while maintaining a reasonable tour pace.


    *Includes meet and greet at airport / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support

    • Duration:
      13 nights/14 days or tailor-made
    • When to go:
      November to May
    • Accommodation :
      Eco lodge bordering a rainforest, a riverside hotel where you might happen upon an endemic, a bungalow that is home to numerous birds, a hotel by the wetlands all of which are bird-friendly.
    • Perfect for:
      *The avid birdwatcher
      *Ornithologists
      *Bird watching enthusiasts
      *Families with a passion for birds
      *The travelling birder targeting that perfect capture
    • The guiding:
      All guides are naturalists and English speaking. This tour is hosted by Naturalists specialized in birding and experienced in field and scientific research, these resourceful and flexible Guides have a keen sense of bird behaviour and will ensure that birders have opportunities to explore off beat and at night to ensure key species are observed while guests gain deep insights into the island’s avian fauna and natural history.
    • Can it be tailor-made:
      Yes, although the route is created with the perfect locations for the highest chance of spotting all 33 endemics we can adjust the pace of the tour according to your preference
    • Is it a private tour:
      Almost all of our bird watching tours are private tours but we can organise a small group tour too. Our ratio is 1 bird watching leader to a maximum of 6-8 pax.
    • How much will it cost:
      100% of what you spend, stays right here in Sri Lanka.

      Send us an enquiry to cost out a bespoke holiday for you.

    Map

    Map

    FAQs

    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • Can we speak with the Guides before booking a tour?

    Yes, we could arrange it at a convenient time for our Guides and for you – as they are mostly on the field and not in office.

  • Food on this wilderness journey?

    All accommodation can cater to varying food allergies or special requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free). You don’t need to eat curries at every meal!

  • What’s included into the tour cost?

    *An English speaking experienced Naturalist to lead the tour
    *Accommodation and meals as noted on an itinerary
    *Entrance tickets to National Parks
    *Cost of safari jeeps
    *Private luxury vehicle with an English-speaking Chauffeur
    *A comprehensive bird check list for each guest.

  • Insects, Malaria and Vaccinations?

    Sri Lanka is malaria free. We do recommend that you consult your usual GP or Travel Clinic for up to date information on vaccinations required. Use a repellent containing 20%-30% DEET to prevent mosquito bites. Citronella Oil is a great natural remedy for preventing mosquito bites but ensure you are not allergic to it. Sri Lanka is malaria free. We do recommend that you consult your usual GP or Travel Clinic for up to date information on vaccinations required. Use a repellent containing 20%-30% DEET to prevent mosquito bites. Citronella Oil is a great natural remedy for preventing mosquito bites but ensure you are not allergic to it.

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value Accommodation?

    The accommodation has been handpicked and are in the best locations to spot birds in Sri Lanka and we are able to upgrade accommodation in certain places.

  • Beyond birding?

    Well the Rough Guides has described us as a tour operator that can get you under the skin of the island. With our wide network of local contacts and curated authentic local interactions, we call them our ‘immersive luxury’ experiences.

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, we can add on a beach stay. From November to April, the West, South West and Deep South of the island are bathed in sunshine and with calm seas. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    Black-backed Dwarf Kingfisher
    Little ringed plover
    Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler
    Ceylon Blue Magpie Ceylon Blue Magpie
    Crested Hawk-eagle Crested Hawk-eagle
    Tickell's Blue Flycatcher Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher
     

    Birdwatching in Sri Lanka

    Tour Details

    Your wilderness Journey

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    We love exploring the remoteness of Belihuloya, two stunning escapes in Uva, visits to Galle and Negombo


    *Includes meet and greet at airport / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support

    • Duration:
      11 days or tailor-made
    • When to go:
      Available all year but best during May to September
    • Accommodation:
      Intimate tented campsites, exclusive star beds, Eco Resort and a Boutique Villa
    • Perfect for:
      *Nature and wildlife lovers
      *Avid photographers
      *Ornithologists and keen birdwatchers
      *Stargazers searching for tranquillity
      *Families who love the outdoors and exclusivity
    • The Guiding:
      right guide matters for wildlife journeys. Each privately guided walk or jeep safari is led by an Ayu in the Wild local guide who loves to bring natural history to life. In the 3-4 tent intimate campsites the bushwalks will be led for the entire group by naturalists at each camp.
    • Can it be tailor-made:
      This is just our personal favourite combination of national parks, accommodation, activities and experiences. It is meant to inspire you to talk to our Travel Designers who love to customise an itinerary based on your budget and interests
    • National Parks and bucket list experiences:
      On this wilderness journey you will explore the Udawalawe NP and a remote part of Yala in blocks 3,4 or 5 on jeep safaris and be able to visit the Galle Dutch Fort, Ella, and enjoy a Ceylon Tea experience at a tea factory
    • How much will it cost:
      100% of what you pay stays right here in Sri Lanka.

      Send us an enquiry to cost out this tour for you.

    Map

    Map

    FAQs

    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • How difficult are the walking safaris?

    You will typically walk 1 to 2 hours on a walking safari. Your itinerary will specify the duration. It can take longer if you trek up an incredibly stunning mountain to spend some inspiring hours with the mountain farmers – a must do for the active explorer. It’s not suitable for those with mobility issues, as walking safaris and wilderness treks are on uneven tracks.

  • Food on this wilderness journey:

    We can cater to any food preferences. Please let us know any allergies at the time of booking. In some campsites, meals are mainly vegetarian, plentiful and delicious!

  • Can I make this a longer/shorter tour?

    Yes. We can adjust the tour to fit your holiday period.

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value Accommodation:

    The accommodation has been handpicked and are the best places to stay in these pristine landscapes in Sri Lanka; so they cannot be changed. We are happy to add on a few extra nights of luxury at the start or end.

  • How much traveling is involved?

    You need to be prepared for long journeys on some days through some beautiful landscapes.

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, we can add on a beach stay. From November to April, the West, South West and Deep South of the island are bathed in sunshine and with calm seas. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    Grey-headed Fish Eagle Grey-headed Fish Eagle
    Dining with a view Dining with a view
    Bushwalks for offbeat photography Bushwalks for offbeat photography
    Walking safaris to track Elephants on foot Walking safaris to track Elephants on foot
    Star beds by day, luxury camp by night Star beds by day, luxury camp by night
     

    Look to the skies

    Tour Details

    Your wilderness journey

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    Explore iconic sites in Kumana, Udawalawe, Yala, a remote escape in Uva, and visit Galle and Minuwangoda


    *Includes meet and greet at airport / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support

    • Duration:
      15 days or tailor-made
    • When to go:
      Available all year except December and January
    • Accommodation:
      Exclusive private tented campsite set up just for you, a luxury wilderness escape with a spa, Eco Resort and Boutique Villas
    • Perfect for:
      *Wildlife and bird Photographers
      *Wildlife lovers who also love creature comforts
      *Families who love adventure, wildlife and the outdoors
    • The Guiding:
      We know that the right guide matters for wildlife journeys. Each privately guided walk or jeep safari is led by an Ayu in the Wild local guide who loves to bring natural history to life. In the 3-4 tent intimate campsites the bushwalks will be led for the entire group by naturalists at each camp.
    • Can it be tailor-made:
      This is just our personal favourite combination of national parks, accommodation, activities and experiences. It is meant to inspire you to talk to our Travel Designers who love to customise an itinerary based on your budget and interests.
    • National Parks and bucket list experiences:
      On this wilderness journey you will explore the dramatic Kumana NP, Udawalawe NP and a remote part of Yala in blocks 3,4 or 5 on jeep safaris, walks in the wilderness and be able to visit the Galle Dutch Fort, Ella, and enjoy a Ceylon Tea experience at a tea factory
    • How much will it cost:
      100% of what you pay stays right here in Sri Lanka.

      Send us an enquiry to cost out this tour for you.

    Map

    Map

    FAQs

    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • How difficult are the walking safaris?

    You will typically walk 1 to 2 hours on a walking safari. Your itinerary will specify the duration. It can take longer if you trek up an incredibly stunning mountain to spend some inspiring hours with the mountain farmers – a must do for the active explorer. It’s not suitable for those with mobility issues, as walking safaris and wilderness treks are on uneven tracks.

  • Food on this wilderness journey:

    We can cater to any food preferences. Please let us know any allergies at the time of booking. In some campsites, meals are mainly vegetarian, plentiful and delicious!

  • Can I make this a longer/shorter tour?

    Yes. We can adjust the tour to fit your holiday period.

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value Accommodation:

    The accommodation has been handpicked for the pristine landscapes and cannot be changed but we can add in a few extra nights of luxury at the start or end.

  • How much traveling is involved?

    You need to be prepared for long journeys on some days through some beautiful landscapes.

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, we can add on a beach stay. From November to April, the West, South West and Deep South of the island are bathed in sunshine and with calm seas. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    Exclusive camping inside the jungles Exclusive camping inside the jungles
    Learn about the world of wild Elephants Learn about the world of wild Elephants
    Perfect safari vehicles for photographers Perfect safari vehicles for photographers
    Stunning mountainscapes Stunning mountainscapes
    The prima donna of Sri Lanka The prima donna of Sri Lanka
    The shy and elusive Sloth Bear The shy and elusive Sloth Bear
     

    Wilderness luxury in Sri Lanka

    Tour Details

    Your primate journey


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    On this primate safari you will observe Sri Lanka’s endemic and resident primate species, glean interesting snippets about the notorious lives of monkeys, spot Loris on a night trek, explore world heritage sites that are unique primate habitats and explore the world of wild elephants. End your tour with a beach stay


    *Includes meet and greet at airport / A Professional Naturalist with detailed knowledge of primate behaviour / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support

    • Duration:
      7 days or tailor-made
    • When to go:
      Available all year

    • Accommodation:
      Tree huts in the midst of wilderness, a night or two at the heart of an ancient royal kingdom, a heritage hotel inside a sacred city and a luxurious beach resort.
    • Perfect for:
      *The eco-conscious traveller *For students and volunteers with a passion for primates *For anyone who loves adventure and monkeys
    • The Guiding:
      We know that the right guide matters for your primate tour! You will be accompanied by a professional naturalist with detailed knowledge of primates of Sri Lanka and their unique behavior.
    • Can it be tailor-made:
      Yes! You can add on a few days by the beach or add on more wildlife experiences. This outline itinerary is meant to inspire you to talk to our Travel Designers who love to customize an itinerary based on your budget and interests.
    • Is it a private tour:
      Yes. It is just you and your guide and Sri Lanka’s mischievous primates.
    • How much will it cost:
      100% of what you pay stays right here in Sri Lanka. Send us an enquiry to cost out this tour for you.

    Map

    Map

    FAQs

    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • What are my wildlife responsibilities as a traveller?

    All primates on tour are wild so don’t pet or feed them or attract them with bait. Many locals will parade a chained monkey for your entertainment - Please don’t pay and encourage monkey slavery as this wild animal is abused for years before its put on a leash for human entertainment.

  • Food on this wilderness journey?

    We can cater to any food preferences. Please let us know any allergies at the time of booking. In some campsites, meals are mainly vegetarian, plentiful and delicious!

  • Can I make this a longer/shorter tour?

    Yes. We can adjust the tour to fit your holiday period.

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value Accommodation?

    The accommodation has been handpicked and are the best places to stay in these pristine landscapes in Sri Lanka; so they cannot be changed. We are happy to add on a few extra nights of luxury at the start or end.

  • How much traveling is involved?

    You need to be prepared for long journeys on some days through some beautiful landscapes.

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, we can add on a beach stay. From November to April, the West, South West and Deep South of the island are bathed in sunshine and with calm seas. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    Gain insights into primate behaviour Gain insights into primate behaviour.
    Primate habitats inside World Heritage Sites Primate habitats inside World Heritage Sites
    Night treks Night treks
    Getting up close on primate treks Getting up close on primate treks
    Toque Macaque in their natural habitat Toque Macaque in their natural habitat
    The endemic Purple-faced Langur The endemic Purple-faced Langur
     

    Primate Tours Sri Lanka

    Tour Details

    Your wilderness Journey

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    Explore iconic sites in Tangalle, Yala, Sigiriya and Kandy, see the Gathering in Minneriya or the herds in Kaudulla, escape to Uva, and visit Galle and Colombo


    *Includes meet and greet at airport / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support

    • Duration:
      15 days or tailor-made
    • When to go:
      Available all year
    • Accommodation:
      Eco conscious campsite, eco lodges that take pride in sustainability, tea bungalow
    • Perfect for:
      *The eco-conscious traveller
      *Wildlife and nature Photographers
      *Families who love adventure, wildlife and the outdoors
      *People who love to meet locals
    • The Guiding:
      We know that the right guide matters for wildlife journeys. Each privately guided walk or jeep safari is led by an Ayu in the Wild local guide who loves to bring natural history to life. In the 3-4 tent intimate campsites the bushwalks will be led for the entire group by naturalists at each camp.
    • Can it be tailor-made:
      This is just our personal favourite combination of national parks, accommodation, activities and experiences. It is meant to inspire you to talk to our Travel Designers who love to customise an itinerary based on your budget and interests.
    • National Parks and bucket list experiences:
      On this wilderness journey you will explore the Minneriya or Kaudulla NP, Udawalawe NP, Yala NP on jeep safaris, walks in the wilderness and be able to visit the Sigiriya Rock, learn drumming and dance, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Galle Dutch Fort and experience the Ceylon Tea story.
    • How much will it cost:
      100% of what you pay stays right here in Sri Lanka.

      Send us an enquiry to cost out this tour for you.

    Map

    Map

    FAQs

    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • How difficult are the walking safaris?

    You will typically walk 1 to 2 hours on a walking safari. Your itinerary will specify the duration. It can take longer if you trek up an incredibly stunning mountain to spend some inspiring hours with the mountain farmers – a must do for the active explorer. It’s not suitable for those with mobility issues, as walking safaris and wilderness treks are on uneven tracks.

  • Food on this wilderness journey:

    We can cater to any food preferences. Please let us know any allergies at the time of booking. In some campsites, meals are mainly vegetarian, plentiful and delicious!

  • Can I make this a longer/shorter tour?

    Yes. We can adjust the tour to fit your holiday period.

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value Accommodation:

    The accommodation has been handpicked for the pristine landscapes and cannot be changed but we can add in a few extra nights of luxury at the start or end.

  • How much traveling is involved?

    You need to be prepared for long journeys on some days through some beautiful landscapes.

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, we can add on a beach stay. From November to April, the West, South West and Deep South of the island are bathed in sunshine and with calm seas. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    A sleep out in remote escapes A sleep out in remote escapes
    Delicious local cuisine at Eco Lodges Delicious local cuisine at Eco Lodges
    Insightful Insightful safaris to see Elephants
    Sand dune treks Sand dune treks
    Sustainable hotels Sustainable hotels
    That perfect photograph That perfect photograph
     

    Wildlife and Barefoot Ceylon

    Tour Details

    A glimpse into your experiential holiday

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    * Unwind in boutique hotels, luxuriate in Realis and Chateaux Resorts and take in magnificent views from sea planes.
    * Walk back in time at the eclectic Dutch Fort in Galle
    * Navigate through beautiful landscapes of the Royal botanical gardens
    * Learn dance and drumming the Sri Lankan way
    * Be touched by the human faces that is the Ceylon-tea-experience
    * Spend the night in a luxury camp by the beach amidst the wilderness- dune
    * Take a wilderness trek to witness the golden sunsets
    * See those Blue whales on a private luxury yacht


    10-day Sri Lanka luxury tours

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    Luxury east – Hatton | Kandy | Sigiriya | Paasikudah | Anuradhapura
    Luxury south – Sigiriya | Kandy | Hatton | Yala | Weligama
    Or many more…. Sri Lanka is our home and we know a hundred more routes!


    *Includes meet and greet at airport / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support

    • Duration:
      10 nights/ 11 days .
    • When to go:
      Luxury East – May to October
      Luxury South – November to April
    • Accommodation:
      Sri Lanka offers you luxury boutique villas, to tented camping by the beach, to Relais and Chataeux Resorts set in the midst of endless tea estates.
    • Is this holiday for me:
      Yes, if a glimpse into the heart of Sri Lanka in comfort and luxury is what you are looking for.
       
       
       
    • Activity level:
      Low to moderate.

    • Can it be tailor-made:
      Yes! Sri Lanka is our home and we know it’s classic routes plus many off beat gems to curate your luxury bespoke holiday itinerary!
    • How much will it cost:
      100% of what you pay stays right here in Sri Lanka.

      Send us an enquiry to cost out a luxury Sri Lanka holiday for you.

    Map - Luxury South

    Map

    Map - Luxury East

    Map

    FAQs

    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • Can I make this a longer/shorter tour?

    Yes. We can help you select the experiences to suite your travel dates. If you need to add the North, we can add on our Northern adventures to this tour.

  • Is this Sri Lanka tour available all year?

    The two itineraries are made for travel at different times of the year. Tell us when you wish to travel and we will advise you on the best route depending on where it is likely to rain during the two monsoons that fall on our island.

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value Accommodation?

    Yes, we can tweak it around the suite your budget

  • How much traveling is involved?

    Quite a bit. You need to be prepared for a few long journeys on some days through some beautiful landscapes, villages and bustling towns to see everything that is worth seeing!

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, we can add on a beach stay. From November to April, the West, South West and Deep South of the island are bathed in sunshine and with calm seas. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    Experience Sri Lanka's flavourful cuisine Experience Sri Lanka’s flavourful cuisine
     
    Human faces behind the Ceylon-tea-experience Human faces behind the Ceylon-tea-experience
    Learn dance and drumming the Sri Lankan way Learn dance and drumming the Sri Lankan way
     
    Luxuriate in Relais and Chateaux Resorts Luxuriate in Relais and Chateaux Resorts
    Luxury camp by the beach in Yala Luxury camp by the beach in Yala
    Luxury yacht to spot blue whales Luxury yacht to spot blue whales
     

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