From £2,995 per person.
Includes flights, accommodation, a/c transport with chauffeur guide, activities & taxes.
Head north to Anamaduwa in Puttalam District, which is one of the island's least visited areas.
Two nights in a secluded retreat of traditionally-built huts, nestled in a forest well off the beaten track in the ancient rural heartlands of Sri Lanka.
All locally guided excursions and activities for the duration of your stay are provided free of charge. These may change depending on the season or other local factors but a range will always be offered, including: picnic trips, temple visits, bird watching walks, nature trails, lake kayaking, local historical sights and cooking lessons.
Further afield (not included in price):
- Jeep safari in Wilpattu NP, Sri Lanka’s largest wildlife reserve and home to elephants, leopards, sloth bears, deer, wild boar and a variety of bird life.
- Visit Anuradhapura, the first capital of ancient Lanka in the 3rd century BC.
Drive southeast to Habarana, the ‘crossroads’ of the Cultural Triangle.
Two nights in a forest lodge surrounded by open ‘jungle’ and overlooking a picturesque tank (reservoir), an ideal retreat for nature lovers.
Early morning hot air balloon flight around the rock fortress of Sigiriya and environs - wind conditions permitting.
Late afternoon’s jeep safari in Minneriya NP, home of the ‘gathering’ from August to October, to see elephants and a spectacular array of Sri Lankan bird life.
Early morning ascent of the rock fortress of Sigiriya to view the surrounding countryside at dawn – a very special experience indeed.
Head south to the Knuckles Mountain Range, a World Heritage Site.
Two nights in an eco-lodge immersed in a picturesque tea plantation at 1000 metres above sea level with views of majestic mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear streams.
Hiking and trekking, bird watching and wildlife, camping safari, adventure activities, tea factory visit and tea picking, local community projects.
Continue south to Kitulgala in the foothills of the western Hill Country.
Two nights in a working rubber plantation alongside rapids and waterfalls, and with the added bonus of a freshwater swimming pool!
An adrenaline-pumping start to the day with a white-water rafting trip over rapids on the Kelani River! - water levels permitting.
Visit Belilena Cave, one of the larger prehistoric caves on the island.
Wander through the Kelani Valley Forest Reserve, which is a particularly good area for spotting lowland endemic bird life.
Leisurely drive through spectacular mountain scenery and Sri Lankan 'jungle' to Dalhousie.
One night in a simple guesthouse near to the start of the pilgrimage trail to sacred Adam's Peak.
Early rise to climb the 6000 or so steps to the top of Adam’s Peak, interspersed with tea stops, chats with locals and blessings from sadhus. An awe-inspiring sunrise producing the famous spectacle known as the ‘Shadow of the Peak’ is your reward.
Scenic train journey to Ella in the southern Hill Country - subject to availability.
Two nights in an off-the-beaten-track and novel home-away-from-home located in an unspoiled valley in the hills above Ravana Falls near Ella.
Walks around Ella to Little Adam’s Peak and Ella Rock, the viewpoint of Lipton’s Seat, and Bambarakanda Falls, Sri Lanka’s highest waterfall.
Drop down to the hot and dry southern plain before continuing to Yala.
Afternoon jeep safari in Yala West NP, Sri Lanka’s principal wildlife reserve.
Two nights at a luxury tented safari camp in the ‘buffer zone’ surrounding Yala West NP.
Early morning and afternoon jeep safaris in Yala West NP, which has the highest density of leopards in the world. Other inhabitants include elephants, sloth bears, sambars, spotted deer, wild boars, crocodiles, wild buffaloes, mongooses, jackals, monkeys, and over 150 species of birds.
Early morning jeep safari in Yala West NP.
Head west along the picturesque southern coastline to the attractive crescent-shaped bay of Mirissa.
Two nights at a beachfront resort nestled in a palm grove with direct views over the Indian Ocean.
Early morning boat safari off the south coast to spot Blue Whales, the largest animal on Earth! Sperm, Humpback and Orca Whales as well as large pods of dolphins are also regular sightings.
Continue further west along the southern coastline to Galle.
Late afternoon’s cycle ride around the paddy fields and local villages.
Two nights in a town villa built in harmony with the original colonial Dutch architecture of the 17th century within the ramparts of the Fort.
Early morning boat safari through the mangroves and lush vegetation along the Mahamodara River near Galle, which offers great opportunities for spotting birds, butterflies, monitor lizards, and much more!
Amble around the ramparts and stroll through the Arab Quarter of the Old Dutch Fort at Galle before catching the flight home the following day.