Sri Lanka has it all. From ancient temples to thriving cities to teaming jungles and endless miles of beautiful coast; and all of that contained within a relatively small geographic area, which makes it possible to sample nearly everything in one trip. Nevertheless, to keep you on track, it’s worth finding a guide.
For a long time closed off to travellers because of internal conflicts, the country is now truly opening up, and with that there are plenty of companies establishing themselves to help let visitors in on its very best side. And with costs still low compared to many other international destinations, why not see it all in the lap of luxury? Below are five of the very best high-end tours, guaranteed to offer a trip of a lifetime to this spectacular country.
8 Days Sri Lanka
One for the completests. Taking in ancient temples and beautiful national parks all the way around the island, this eight day tour is a tremendous way of getting to know as much of Sri Lanka as possible in a short space of time. You’ll be driven by a private chauffeur direct from the airport to see tea plantations, waterfalls, historic train rides and much, much more. Breakfast and lunch is included every day, as is accommodation, which if you really want to treat yourself can be upgraded to an even higher, more luxurious level.
Sri Lanka: Honeymoon in Paradise Island All-Inclusive Trip
With its long tropical beaches, warm hospitality, and surfeit of beauty everywhere you look, Sri Lanka is quietly one of the world’s more romantic destinations. This all-inclusive honeymoon trip lets you make the absolute most of this, providing everything from cooking lessons to wildlife safaris to walks along the sand at sunset. You’ll be driven around by a private chauffeur, spend nights in 4-star hotels and beach resorts, and make enough memories in just eight days to last a lifetime.
Undiscovered Sri Lanka
Get off the beaten track to see the true Sri Lanka on this extensive 16 day tour along the country’s rural backroads. You’ll be whisked from cities to jungles to beaches all in the back of an air conditioned bus. You’ll stop at tea plantations and temples, and will always be put up in luxurious accommodation. This giddy trip ends at a tropical lagoon, where you can unwind from your two weeks of experience and reflect in paradise on everything you have seen.
Luxury Camping and Safari Experience in Yala Park
If you want to visit Yala National Park but don’t have three days to spare, this overnight glamping experience is an excellent choice. Housed in four poster luxury in the midst of nature, you’ll be taken out on two separate game drives – one the day you arrive, then after, the next morning, when the animals are most active – divided by a sumptuous evening barbecue meal, complete with complimentary drinks, a campfire, and other travellers’ tales.
From Colombo: 5-Day Private Wildlife Photography Tour
Travel through four of Sri Lanka’s abundant nature reserves with a camera in your hand, guided by a local expert who knows exactly where to head for the very best shots of the natural world, and return home with wonderful souvenirs you’ve made yourself. Accommodation is luxurious in the midst of the rainforest, and meals are included. Just be aware that you need to bring your own photography equipment, and that the ultimate quality of the shots you get is up to you!