Sri Lanka

Though compact, Sri Lanka packs a punch with World Heritage sites, hill stations, golden beaches and national parks plus beautiful boutique hotels.

Sri Lanka is a dreamy, tropical destination with a landscape of upland tea plantations, jungles, and a coastline of palm-fringed beaches. Formerly known as Ceylon and Serendib, Sri Lankan culture is shaped by Buddhist philosophy and infused with Portuguese, Dutch, and English flavours.

Our team of Abercrombie & Kent travel experts go the distance to ensure your luxury tour of Sri Lanka is a VIP experience from the moment you arrive in this colourful, enthralling country to the moment you board your flight home. You’ll stay in hand-picked accommodations with amenities as exquisite as the view from your bedroom window.

Guests enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences and activities that show off Sri Lanka’s captivating customs and scenic vistas. Sample some of Sri Lanka’s staple foods, from flavourful curries to savoury kottus and hoppers. Wander the ancient palace ruins at the medieval capital of Polonnaruwa, breathe in the smell of fresh flowers at Kandy’s Royal Botanical Gardens, and sink your toes in the sand at Mawella beach.  

Award-winning Luxury Tours in Sri Lanka

With its mist-coated mountains, rolling hillside, and sandy beaches, Sri Lanka truly is a country with something for everyone. Whether you travel to immerse yourself in new cultures, learn more about a country’s history, or you’re simply looking for a sublime space to rest and relax, our luxury tours are fully customisable to deliver precisely the Sri Lankan experience you’ve been dreaming of.

Begin your journey in Colombo, the oceanside capital whose colonial buildings, stylish eateries, and charming boutiques set the tone for what’s to come. We’ll guide you through the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple before whisking you off to Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, where you’ll visit the world’s largest stupa, the clifftop citadel of Sigiriya, and enjoy the opportunity to hike, bike, and wander through sites rich with history.

To avoid long drives, guests also have the option to experience the country’s most important scenic and cultural attractions by air.

Inspired Accommodation in Sri Lanka

We carefully select luxury accommodations that meet our exacting standards of comfort and safety, and that are ideally situated for adventure and relaxation.

Ceylon Tea Trails is the world’s first tea bungalow resort; located in Hatton, the award-winning resort borders the World Heritage Central Highlands. You will stay in a beautifully restored tea planter residence and be treated to gourmet cuisine and panoramic mountain views.

After a day spent photographing wildlife on your 4WD safari through Yala National Park, continue your outdoor adventure and retire to your fully customised, air-conditioned tent. We are proud to partner with Kulu Safaris, whose goal is to offer guests an exhilarating, environmentally conscious camping experience.

Destination Highlights

We pride ourselves on delivering unique guest experiences, elevating traditional, popular tourist attractions with our signature touches of luxury. Your itinerary is specifically tailored to meet your needs, with activities that include:

  • A hot air balloon ride over the ancient rock fortress Sigiriya
  • Witnessing elephants and leopards in their natural habitat on a 4WD safari through Yala National Park
  • Trying your hand at tea plucking on an intimate “Tea Experience” with a local expert
  • And more…

When to Go

Many travellers choose to book a holiday between December and March, when the humidity is lower with temperatures more comfortable for sightseeing and exploration in Sri Lanka’s hill country and along the south coast. However, those willing to brave monsoon season (May through September) will be treated to a unique experience, as the countryside is saturated with lush greens.

Featured Sri Lanka Journeys

Private12 days, from AU$6,725
Serendipitous Sri Lanka

Welcome to Sri Lanka, an island of lush jungle and paddy fields, tea plantations and rock temples.

Private12 days, from AU$6,725
Group of 1814 days, from AU$10,230
Sri Lanka: Secrets of the Spice Island - A Limited Edition Small Group Journey (2020)

Sri Lanka is a world apart, a deeply spiritual place where Buddhist values and a rich cultural heritage are interwoven with enduring colonial influences. On this extraordinary journey, we peel back the layers of the beguiling island nation.

Group14 days, from AU$10,230
Private9 days, from AU$6,445
Sri Lanka by Air

Venture deep into the heart of Sri Lanka on this phenomenal journey which conveniently links key sites and attractions by air, avoiding long drives.

Private9 days, from AU$6,445

Featured Accommodation

Jungle Beach by Uga

​Set on the unexplored east coast of Sri Lanka is Jungle Beach, a unique and beautiful setting for total relaxation. The accommodation is individual cabins hidden within the trees all with a private terrace.

Uga Chena Huts, South Coast

Nestled between the sea and dunes is Uga Chena Huts a boutique style lodge offering a unique experience in this wildlife haven. The "huts" are luxury pavilions, modern in design and positioned perfectly for privacy.

The Wallawwa

​Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Colombo airport, the Wallawwa is the ideal property to start or finish your Sri Lankan journey.

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