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Explore this island of natural wonders, from ancient tea plantations to golden beaches and some of the world’s most exciting wildlife.

We will guide you around some of the lesser-known parts of Sri Lanka, where you can spot leopards in their natural habitat, watch wild elephants swimming, and go whale watching in a stunning aerial safari.

Then there is the country’s 2000 year history. This trip will take in four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, giving you just a glimpse into its mystical past. Float above the Sigiriya Rock Fortress in a hot air balloon, before you see the world’s oldest living human-planted tree in Anuradhapura. Then head into the forest with the Chief Vedda, Sri Lanka’s indigenous people.

We have sourced experts in their field to give you an in-depth insight into the country, such as a marine biologist who specialises in blue whales or an archaeologist who will guide you through Sigiriya. We can even introduce you to one of the country’s famous cricketers to share a morning with.

Alongside all of this adventure and culture, there is plenty of time to relax and lie back in a hammock. You will stay in a selection of luxurious eco lodges and optionally spend three days of pure bliss in a beachside paradise at the end of your journey, where all you have to find is the motivation for a trip to the spa.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Sri Lanka’s best national parks
  • Track leopards and elephants in their natural habitat
  • Float above the Sigiriya Rock Fortress in a hot air balloon
  • Sleep in luxury eco lodges
  • Explore the jungle with the indigenous Vedda people
  • Visit a working tea plantation for a tour and tasting
  • Optional stay at the beach paradise of Amanwella

Need to Know

  • Best time to travel: November to April
  • Number of nights: Twelve
  • For couples, friends or families

Day-By-Day Itinerary

DAY ONE

  • Meet your guide and transfer to the Paradise Road Tintagel, Colombo
  • Sunset walk along Galle Face Green
  • Explore the street food stalls before dinner

DAY TWO

  • Meet a Test cricketer (subject to availability)
  • Private transfer to Wilpattu National Park
  • Afternoon game drive to track leopards

DAY THREE

  • Al fresco breakfast at Wilpattu then transfer to the luxurious Jetwing Vil Uyana eco lodge
  • Explore the sacred art of the Dambulla Caves
  • Relaxed dinner at the lodge

DAY FOUR

  • Take a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Lunch with the head archaeologist of Sigiriya
  • Climb to the top of the UNESCO World Heritage site, then relax at the hotel

DAY FIVE

  • Private transfer to Anuradhapura to explore its historic stupas, palaces and monasteries
  • Visit the world’s oldest human-planted tree
  • Moonlit nature trail in search of the elusive loris

DAY SIX

  • Leisurely breakfast
  • Visit the elephant conservation centre at Wasgamuwa and take part in conservation projects

DAY SEVEN

  • Private transfer to the Gal Oya Lodge
  • Meet the chief of the area’s indigenous Vedda tribe, subject to availability on the day
  • Guided walk through the Vedda’s jungle homeland
  • Learn about the area’s wildlife with a zoologist

DAY EIGHT

  • Morning boat safari to watch elephants swimming
  • Picnic lunch on the banks of the Nigala River
  • Evening jeep safari into the forest to track elephants

DAY NINE

  • Optional trek up Monkey Mountain
  • Drive to Hatton, the centre of Sri Lanka’s tea industry with lunch en route
  • Check in and dinner at Ceylon Tea Trails

DAY TEN

  • Tour the Dilmah Tea Factory and plantations
  • Sample the various grades of tea to discover your perfect brew & try some tea-based spa treatments
  • Trek into the hills to watch the tea pickers at work

DAY ELEVEN

  • Morning flight to Koggala
  • Check in to Amangalla and spend the afternoon exploring Galle
  • Evening visit to the Sea Turtle Hatchery Centre

DAY TWELVE

  • Meet with a marine biologist, then spot whales on an aerial safari
  • Explore Galle and its historic fort

DAY THIRTEEN

  • Return to Colombo for your flight home

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01491 575 987

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Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm

1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH