Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a slice of perfectly formed heaven offering a wonderful diversity whereby a a quintessential tropical beach holiday can be combined with all kinds of adventure from trekking to temples and from tea plantations to safari. Sri Lanka is lucky enough to boast tropical beaches, tea bush clad hill country, crumbling colonial buildings, national parks teeming with wildlife, stunning ancient fortresses, temples and last but not least, a welcoming culture and great food.

Sri Lanka's weather is dominated by 2 monsoons which affect different areas at different times - but year-round it’s always possible to find good weather conditions somewhere on the island. We usually recommend travelling with a chauffeur guide. If you aren't keen on long(ish) drives, then stick to the Southern historical fort of Galle where tea plantations, temples and beaches are all within easy reach. Most, though will look to visit some combination of the Cultural Triangle, Kandy and the tea country and the Coast.


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Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Luxurious 15 day guided family trip exploring Sri Lanka’s treasures, including the ‘Cultural Triangle’, ‘Tea Country’, glorious beaches and ri Lanka's finest lodges.

Tailor-made Luxury 15 days

Adults from $6,616 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Families from $5,918 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Perfectly balanced relaxing and indulgent 2 week holiday in Sri Lanka with a focus on the wildlife, Tea County and the Coast and plenty of time for fun and relaxation by the pool and beach.

Tailor-made Classic 13 days

Families from $2,764 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Combine the best of both worlds with a week exploring adventurous Sri Lanka and a week relaxing in a family friendly resort in the Maldives.

Tailor-made Classic 15 days

Families from $3,667 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,495 per person economy class from London

2 week holiday in Sri Lanka with a focus on the Cultural Triangle, the Tea County and the Galle Coast. Designed with a nice balance of guided activities and pool / beach time and perfect for families.

Tailor-made Classic 13 days

Families from $2,693 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

14-day guided trip unveiling Sri Lanka’s fascinating ‘Cultural Triangle’, ‘Tea Country’, idyllic beaches and superb national parks.

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Adults from $3,418 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,623 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

14 day Sri Lankan surf and sightseeing family holiday, featuring idyllic beaches, stunning Tea Country, ancient cities, and verdant national parks

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Adults from $2,768 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,387 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

13 day budget-friendly Sri Lanka holiday combining Tea Country, historic Galle, landscapes, culture, and wildlife, with charming independent guesthouse accommodation.

Tailor-made Classic 13 days

Adults from $2,626 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,226 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

14 day privately guided holiday perfect for July / August when Sri Lanka’s East Coast is at its best.

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Adults from $3,707 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,330 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $997 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

Ulagalla Resort

Cultural Triangle

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxurious, eco-friendly resort 
- Access to Cultural Triangle
- Wide range of hotel-based activities

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Characterful boutique hotel 
- Access to lovely beaches 
- Cultural and wildlife activities nearby 

The Notary's House

Colombo & Around

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Boutique Villa
- 6 Bedrooms
- Swimming Pool
- Cycle Trails

The Villa Bentota

The West Coast of Sri Lanka

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Colonial plantation villa
- 2 swimming pools
- Ayurvedic massage room
- Boat safaris nearby

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Centrally located in Colombo
- Rich heritage and history
- Elegant decor and design

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Set in elegant golf course grounds
- Peaceful location near Kandy
- Great facilities

Water Garden Sigiriya

Cultural Triangle

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Well appointed luxury villas
- Superb views of Sigiriya
- Gym, pool and spa
- Helicopter rides, archery, billiards, cycling

Tintagel

Colombo & Around

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Former colonial residence
- Central Colombo location
- Pool, gym and spa

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Central location in Galle Fort
- Plenty of good facilities
- Recently renovated with a stylish feel

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Peaceful location just outside Kandy
- Superb views of surrounding hills
- Yoga sessions and bike hire

The Wallawwa

Colombo & Around

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Characterful, historic manor house
- Day trips to Colombo
- Close to Negombo beach
- Elephant sanctuary visits

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Luxury property with sumptuous, colonial feel
- Pool, tennis courts, mountain bikes
- Tea plantation tours and nearby lake
- White water rafting, sea plane trips

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Close to Yala National Park
- Great wildlife, possible leopard sightings
- Quiet property with spacious guest cabins
- Lots of exciting day trips

Camellia Hills

Tea Country

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 5-room boutique hotel
- Spectacular lake and mountain views
- 10-metre infinity swimming pool
- Lush garden edged by tea bushes

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Intimate, stylish boutique hotel
- Historic property with lovely garden
- Excellent central location

Wild Grass

Cultural Triangle

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxurious eco-lodge
- Peaceful location
- 7 rooms
- Swimming Pool

Cinnamon Lodge

Cultural Triangle

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Peaceful, high-end resort
- Close to Minneriya National Park
- Superb elephant encounters
- Tennis courts, large pool and spa

Aliya Resort and Spa

Cultural Triangle

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Phenomenal Sirigiya views
- 96 rooms and 18 luxury tents
- Superb facilities
- Large, but good value

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Lovely beachside location
- Close to Galle
- Turtle hatchery visits
- Pool, tennis courts and spa

Galle Face Hotel

Colombo & Around

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Scenic beachside location
- Historic building with tours available
- Well located for exploring Colombo

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Secluded location on edge of national park
- Very ecofriendly
- Great for wildlife spotting

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Close to central Kandy
- Peaceful location
- Good facilities

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Characterful, historic property
- Scenic mountainside setting
- Lovely pool & cuisine
- 45mins drive from Kandy

Uga Bay

Pasikuda Bay

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- All rooms have ocean views
- Private beach
- Seasonal water sports

Maniumpathy

Colombo & Around

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Peaceful, historical Home
- Excellent location in Colombo
- Good staff and superb Food
- 8 room boutique hotel

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Authentic 'close-to-nature' safari experience
- Game drives to see a variety of wildlife
- Tented accommodation with good facilities

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Tented multi-day safari adventure
- Game drives, abundant leopard population
- Sloth bears, elephant, water buffalo, jackals
- Nature walks, bird watching, cookery classes

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Tranquil spot near central Kandy
- Immaculate rooms with great views
- Stunning infinity pool
- Spa, sauna

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Historic property, modern interiors
- Small, stylish boutique hotel
- Cinema room, swimming pool
- Central Galle location

Kumu Beach

South Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Contemporary beachfront property
- 10 rooms, friendly atmosphere
- Mask museum, turtle hatcheries, boat trips

98 Acres Resort

Tea Country

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Contemporary property, rustic feel
- Field archery, tea plantation and waterfall visits
- Pool, spa, gym, yoga
- Well equipped games room

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Historic, colonial bungalows
- White water rafting, nearby golf club
- Scenic train rides with waterfall views
- Visit Ella and climb Adam's Peak

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning boutique hotel with 12 rooms
- Central Galle location - UNESCO heritage site
- Swimming Pool

Jetwing Blue

Colombo & Around

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Large, modern beachfront resort
- Excellent facilities
- Kite surfing, wind surfing, diving
- Spot wildlife at Muthurajawela salt lagoon

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Charming eco-friendly rural retreat, 14 rooms
- On site birdwatching and complimentary bikes
- Near Uda Walawe national park
- Pool, volley ball, games room, fishing lake

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Historic property with colonial feel
- Temple visits in nearby Kandy
- Picturesque train journeys
- Lovely infinity pool

Amanwella

The South Coast of Sri Lanka

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive beachfront resort
- Spacious suites with private plunge pools
- Spa, pool and several dining options

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Elegant, historic hotel
- Excellent central Galle location
- Spa, pool, and beautiful gardens

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Contemporary boutique hotel
- Picturesque and peaceful hillside location
- Tennis court, badminton, croquet, billiards
- Lovely infinity pool

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Game drives, lovely natural surroundings
- High standard of tented accommodation
- Photography lessons, cookery classes
- Birdwatching, nature walks, stargazing

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Large, exclusive resort
- Stunning beachfront location
- 4 restaurants, pool, spa, tennis courts

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Select, intimate boutique hotel
- Pool, spa, yoga pavilion, volley ball, cricket
- Expansive tropical gardens
- Super location for Galle and beaches

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Secluded beachfront resort
- Private beach, snorkelling, jet skiing
- Restaurant, pool, spa, and gym
- Characterful retreat, beautiful setting

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Secluded colonial property with superb views
- Pool, restaurant, yoga sala, spa
- Guided nature walks, mountain biking
- Community visits, tea factory excursions

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Boutique Beach Hotel
- 20 mins drive from Galle
- Infinity Pool
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Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Excellent Views
- Swimming Pool
- Good Value Boutique Hotel
- Modern Design

The Mudhouse

Anamaduwa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Atmospheric eco-lodge
- Stunning rural location
- Cycling, cookery classes, kayaking
- Traditional local cuisine

Hideaway

Arugam Bay

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Friendly, family run guesthouse
- Central location close to beach
- Tropical gardens, pool, restaurant, bar
- Excellent for surfing

Jetwing Beach

Colombo & Around

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 78 Rooms
- Close to International Airport
- 2 Swimming Pools & Spa
- Tennis Court

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Delightful jungle and beach chalets
- Adjacent to Yala National Park
- Great for animal lovers

Club Villa

The West Coast of Sri Lanka

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Boutique hotel with lovely gardens
- 17 air-conditioned rooms
- Turtle hatchery excursions
- Variety of water sports

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

The South Coast of Sri Lanka

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Close to national park
- Wildlife and cultural excursions
- Good on-site facilities

Mawella Villa

South Coast

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Colonial-style property
- Beautiful beachside location
- Large pool in tropical gardens
- Cultural & safari activities nearby

Coco Tangalla

South Coast

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Boutique beachside hotel
- Good value for money
- Comfy base for exploring south coast

The Secret Ella

Tea Country

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Unpretentious, pristine property
- Located in a thriving tea plantation
- Hiking, birdwatching, plantation tours
- Archery, helicopter rides

Apa Villa

South Coast

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Secluded beachfront hotel
- Private bungalow accommodation & meals
- Reliable choice just outside Galle

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Well-preserved colonial setting
- Sleek offering, great service
- Cookery, cultural visits, cycling, snorkelling
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Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Fabulous mountain setting
- Set in a 100-acre tea estate
- Waterfall swims, tea picking, cycling, hiking

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 12 bedroom beach hotel
- Views of Galle Fort lighthouse
- Swimming Pool

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Family Run Guesthouse
- 15 mins drive from Kandy
- Authentic local food
- 7 Bedrooms

Amba Estate

Tea Country

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Farm-stay on peaceful tea estate
- Rural setting with splendid views
- Simple, rustic accommodation
- Hiking, cycling, estate tours

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 506 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

  • We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
    We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.

    Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.

    MissingZoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Beach on 27 August 2019

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