CUSTOM TRIPS TO SRI LANKA
PRIVATE TRAVEL FOR YOU, YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS
Custom isn't complicated: in fact over 70% of our clients who experience Sri Lanka—travel on a Custom Journey. And here's the beauty, with a custom trip to Sri Lanka, the trip departs on dates of your choosing and you travel only in the company of loved ones to destinations entirely up to you. You determine the trip length and focus. The type of Sri Lanka accommodation is up to you, as are included meals. All trips are accompanied by expert private local guides and drivers, all for about the price of a group departure (or if you choose, the sky is of course the limit).
To get started, view our Sri Lanka sample itinerary below or customize one of our signature Small Group Trips to suit your travel dates.
Your Journey, Your Way
Contact a Sri Lanka Travel Expert or call 1-800-642-2742 to begin creating your unique Sri Lanka journey.
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS
- Explore all seven of the island's UNESCO World Heritage sites in a leisurely week
- Arrive at the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage in time to view an afternoon bath in the wild
- Stay at a Buddhist monastery to study meditation
- Take wildlife safari in Yala National Park and try to catch a leopard on film
- Join the revelers at the Kandy Esala Perahera festival, noted in the book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
- Tour Sri Lanka national parks and explore ancient temples by canoe or mountain bike
ICONIC SRI LANKA | 14 DAYS
This is a sketch of what your Custom Journey to Sri Lanka might look like. Keep in mind these are merely suggestions. We can create a custom Sri Lanka tour package entirely from scratch, based on your available time, interests, budget, and preferred pace.
Fly to Colombo. Overnight Colombo.
Drive to Dambulla, stopping at Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage in time for the morning feeding and an unforgettable Sri Lanka travel experience. Overnight Dambulla.
Drive to Anuradhapura. Sri Maha Bodhi (Sacred BoTree), Brazen Palace, Ruvanwelisaya, Isurumuniya Rock Temple. Drive to Aukana. Overnight Dambulla.
Drive to Polonnaruwa. Royal Palace, Gal Vihara, the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, King Parakramabahu's statue, Parakrama Samudra Lake, Shiva Temple, Lankathilaka, Vatadage, Gal Pota, and Kiri Vihera. Drive to Dambulla, visit sacred caves. Overnight Dambulla.
Drive to Sigiriya. Lion Rock Citadel, Heavenly Maidens frescos. Afternoon free. Overnight Dambulla.
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PERSONALIZED TRIP PLANNING
Tell us your vision. We'll pull together a dazzling, totally personalized itinerary that reflects all of your interests. We charge no upfront fees for this outstanding service.
We go beyond just preparing a day-by-day itinerary with watertight logistics. Our personal connections and in-depth knowledge mean the possibilities are endless and the experiences extraordinary. Is avant-garde art your passion? We can get you inside an artists' colony in Beijing, with a contemporary-art museum curator as your guide. Do you dream of seeing tigers in the wild? We can arrange for a private elephant-back safari in search of the Bengal tiger with a biologist from the World Wildlife Fund in China.
THE FINE DETAILS
Custom Journeys also include internal airfare, daily activities and entry fees, ground transportation, private airport transfers and a customized Travel Guide, specific to your journey. We also provide comprehensive Emergency Evacuation and Emergency Medical travel insurance.
PRIVATE LOCAL GUIDES & DRIVERS
You will have your own private, local guide in each destination. Our guides are the best in the region–educated, friendly individuals who offer insights you can only get from a local. Your own private driver is also included for all tours and transfers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & CUISINE
Boutique and often very luxurious accommodations are included in a Custom Journey. From exquisite, restored maharajahs' palaces in China to a nomadic ger camp in Mongolia, we emphasize authentic local style–it's as much a door into a culture as any visit to a museum. Our dining picks likewise reflect our true-to-the-land obsession and appreciation of all things excellent.