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Sri Lanka private tour

Cathy's verdict:

All the benefits of organised travel but no need to travel with a group: the combination is hard to beat if you’re travelling solo on a private tour with Barefoot Traveller. Taking in ancient frescoes, historic culture, tea plantations, elephants and dazzling beaches, this Sri Lanka itinerary promises to be magical.

Recommended tour operator: Barefoot Traveller

Medirigiriya Stupa House, AnuradapuraHikkaduwa beachElephants at Pinnawela

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A cultural adventure awaits on this private tour of Sri Lanka, perfectly designed for a solo traveller keen to explore the best of this stunning island’s amazing wildlife, coast and heritage.

  • culture wildlife beach
  • solo private tour
  • your own personal guide and chauffeur

Travelling with your own personal driver and guide on this single-traveller holiday, you’ll discover six UNESCO world heritage sites, including sacred Kandy and the ancient capital of Polonnaruwa. Climb impressive Sigiriya Rock and head out on safari in Minneriya National Park to watch the wild elephants, water buffalo and monkeys.

Head off the beaten track to the beautifully unspoilt beaches of the east coast for a relaxing three-night beach break. Tour the magnificent temples of Trincomalee and visit the nearby hot springs before heading to the serene beauty of Sri Lanka’s lush hill country with its famed tea plantations.

Relax in style in a former country mansion in the mountain retreat of Nuwara Eliya with panoramic scenic views. There’s also an optional trek of breathtaking Adam’s Peak for keen explorers.

After a wildlife safari and night in Uda Walawe National Park, home to wild elephants, peacocks and crocodiles, your private tour in Sri Lanka continues with a three-night beach break in Hikkaduwa on the south coast. Kick back and relax to enjoy the beautiful beaches and chilled seaside vibe. Nearby Galle is definitely worth a visit for its historic sites and chic shopping.

Accommodation throughout your private tour of Sri Lanka is in four-star hotels or lodges, with breakfast, dinner and a number of entrance fees included.

This 13-night holiday costs from £1,895 including direct flights.

Find out more about our single traveller Sri Lanka holiday and other inspirational solo holiday options with Barefoot Traveller, including holidays to the Maldives. Check out our website for latest special offers.

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