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Discover Sri Lanka

Mark and David's verdict:

The beauty of Sri Lanka lies in the easy proximity of cultural treasures and world-class beaches. Take a tour of magnificent temples and national parks, stay in boutique hotels then relax on the beach. You'll find a rich seam of experiences with friendly people, excellent food - and nonstop flights from the UK.

Recommended tour operator: Experience Travel Group

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Experience Travel Group says

You might call Sri Lanka the heartbeat of our company. Our team all know it well (most of us have lived there in recent years) and we love it even more. We thrive on crafting unique holiday experiences to match our customers’ own interests and tastes.

  • Local experts
  • Superb beaches
  • Unique experiences

Sri Lanka is extraordinarily diverse in terms of scenery, culture and wildlife – it’s hard to imagine one island nation with more to offer within its shores.

The wildlife ranges from elephant and leopards to incredible bird life, best seen in some of the well-managed wildlife parks on one of our wildlife holidays. You can also see Blue Whales off shore between November and April.

If you want to share new, engaging experiences with your children, our family holidays will give you memories to last a lifetime.

You can’t help but fall in love with Sri Lanka for its intoxicating romance. We have found some particularly dreamy boutique hotels in converted historical buildings, ideal for couples looking for somewhere special.

Get under the skin of Sri Lanka on our adventure holidays or in some off the beaten track eco resorts, jungle escapes and homestays. Check out The Mudhouse, for example, in the heart of the Cultural Triangle.

Whole swathes of Sri Lanka are now opening up after years of neglect – experience some of the prettiest beaches and most fascinating places in the north and east. We offer unique tours to Mannar Island and Knuckles – there is no tourist infrastructure, but we have set up tours with the help of a brilliant local guide.

All of our drivers/guides have clear instructions and are paid above the industry standard so we can build more flexibility and independence into our private holidays than mainstream tours – whilst maintaining competitive pricing.

Find out more about our holidays in Sri Lanka, and the best time to visit.

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