Grand tour of Sri Lanka, tailor made
A two week tailor made vacation around the ancient sites and national park beauties of Sri Lanka, with a chauffeur guide.
Dambulla Cave Temple Anuradhapura Polonnaruwa Kandy Train journey to Nuwara Eliya Uda Walawe National Park Tissamaharamaya Yala National Park Galle Colombo
US $2799ToUS $2999 excluding flights
Per person sharing a double or twin room including 13 nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast included, Air-conditioned transport with English speaking chauffeur guide, entrance fees to sites on itinerary, jeeps when visiting national parks...
Description of Grand tour of Sri Lanka, tailor made
This trip can be tailor made between 01 May - 30 Oct and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
4 Reviews of Grand tour of Sri Lanka, tailor made
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 02 Jul 2018 by Laura OrganesThe tour itself is a perfect balance of nature, history, culture, and adventure, providing the traveler a well-rounded and thorough overview of the country's rich and diverse offerings. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jun 2017 by Beth HankinsonThe highlight was seeing a tribe of elephants crossing our path to go swimming on our Minneriya Safari, the surprise gorgeous view at Dambulla Cave Temple, and the warmth of the Bay of Bengal waters at Trincomalee. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Feb 2017 by Phil BarberWe were lucky enough to park within 20 yards of a herd of wild elephants who were just enjoying themselves. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Sep 2016 by Jane TosettiWe were looking for a vacation to remember as a family and a country to explore which would provide a treasure of memories and we were not disappointed. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
The round ticket purchased to visit the most popular sites is a levy collected by the central cultural fund. This levy is used by the fund to maintain and preserve the existing archaeological ruins, rehabilitate existing ruins and fund archaeological expeditions around the existing cities. Some of the individual fees collected by the smaller temples and sites are channelled through their caretakers to the upkeep of the facilities.
Entrance fees to wildlife parks are used for the maintenance of the parks including border and anti-poaching control and for the funding of various conservation projects like the “Elephant Transit Camp”
The “Uda Walawe Transit Camp” is a true elephant conservation project organized by the Department of Wildlife with the sole intention of caring for orphaned elephants with minimal human contact and releasing them back into the wild when they are weaned. We encourage our guests to make a contribution to this project. We also make contributions to this project from time to time based on revenues.
Respecting of Local Cultures and the Environment:
Sri Lanka is a culturally diverse nation and as such there are cultural sensitivities which are best respected. For this we meet with all our clients on the first day during which we brief them on the common ‘do’s’ and ‘don'ts’. Even while on tour our guide will brief the clients when visiting sites about general etiquette and norms if required.
Some of the parks that are visited on our itineraries are extremely sensitive ecosystems and as such our guides always forewarn clients about littering, smoking etc. We do not allow smoking in the vehicle at any time.
Poaching is illegal in Sri Lanka however there are many eateries which sell this type of meat. Commonly poached meat includes wild boar and venison. We do not patronize any restaurants that we know sell game meat of any sort.
Environmental Responsibility at the office:
We realize that saving the environment can make financial sense as well. We have streamlined our operations in our office to an almost paperless office where everything from bookings to faxes are received in soft copy and stored. We only print what is absolutely necessary.
PeopleOur itinerary is designed to help the local community wherever possible.
Sri Lanka Vacations Accommodation:
All of the hotels we use for the itinerary are owned by establishments or individual where the owners or shareholders are Sri Lankan or control a large majority.
Sri Lanka Vacations Guides:
Our chauffeur guides are an important part of our team and we consider them our most valuable asset. We pay all our guides a fair price for their work above industry standards. We believe that this would translate to a better service to our clients on the long run. We ensure that all our guides are properly licensed.
Sri Lanka Vacations Restaurants:
We actively promote eating at local restaurants and establishments. We also make it one of our priorities to support the roadside vendors. Wherever possible we aim to stop for sampling of fruits or for a refreshing drink of King Coconut with the intention of supporting the vendors.
Sri Lanka Vacations Activities:
This tour involves visits to a village and a dinner with a Sri Lankan family. Both these activities are designed to encourage interaction between the guests and the locals. This gives our guests an understanding of local life, the history and also what typical days are in a Sri Lankan household.
These types of activities further go towards are commitment to the support of local entrepreneurs and their ventures.