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 $6,805 pp plus flights

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

Flights are typically an additional $1,028 per person economy class from London

Families from $6,087 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 $1,028 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 $2,843 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 $1,028 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 $3,770 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 $1,541 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 $2,770 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 $1,028 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 $3,515 pp plus flights

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

Flights are typically an additional $1,028 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,698 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 $1,028 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 $2,847 pp plus flights

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

Flights are typically an additional $1,028 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,454 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 $1,028 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 $2,701 pp plus flights

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

Flights are typically an additional $1,028 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,290 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 $1,028 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 $3,812 pp plus flights

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

Flights are typically an additional $1,028 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,425 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 $1,028 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 507 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)

    The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.

    Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!

    Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good

    Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.

    Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.

    Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.

    MissingPippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019

  • Once again you organised a really good holiday for us.
    If there was one criticism it was that there were too many flights. I don’t know whether you could do Bangkok first, Chiang Mai, then fly down South?
    Your drivers and Guides - all really good. The variety of transport on the tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai; we all loved.
    Tamarind Village - Our room was a bit of a squeeze, with the 3 of us and 3 big suitcases.
    Lisu Lodge- I enjoyed our time here. Going forward I would suggest only 1 night or they need to have some more activities. I liked how we ate on the floor, the food was really good. Staff very friendly. We liked the cycling, tea plantation, trekking and white water rafting.
    Riva Surya- good location.
    Elephant Hills- we loved looking after the elephants, the lake was also a really good experience. The guides were informative and looked after us well. The resort locations and tents were perfect.
    Santiburi - amazing; we upgraded to a beach bungalow which was fantastic. The hotel is in a stunning location, the facilities and the service was impeccable. Sam has some private Thai boxing lessons, which he loved. We had cookery lessons and used the paddle boards. A perfect end to quite a busy holiday.

    MissingNatasha L reviewing Thailand Family Adventure on 24 September 2019

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