Sri Lankan holiday highlights

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Map

Check dates, prices & availability

Date
Price
Basis
23 Dec 2016
2159
including UK flights
5 spaces left
Click here to enquire about or book the 23 Dec 2016 departure
27 Dec 2016
1799
including UK flights
1 space left
Click here to enquire about or book the 27 Dec 2016 departure
11 Feb 2017
1799
including UK flights
Full
 
18 Mar 2017
1599
including UK flights
7 spaces left
Click here to enquire about or book the 18 Mar 2017 departure
14 Apr 2017
1799
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 14 Apr 2017 departure
29 Jul 2017
1899
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 29 Jul 2017 departure
14 Oct 2017
1599
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 14 Oct 2017 departure
21 Oct 2017
1599
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 21 Oct 2017 departure
23 Dec 2017
2139
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 23 Dec 2017 departure
30 Dec 2017
1999
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 30 Dec 2017 departure
10 Feb 2018
1849
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 10 Feb 2018 departure
17 Mar 2018
1669
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 17 Mar 2018 departure
14 Apr 2018
1669
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 14 Apr 2018 departure
28 Jul 2018
1899
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 28 Jul 2018 departure
13 Oct 2018
1669
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 13 Oct 2018 departure
20 Oct 2018
1669
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 20 Oct 2018 departure
22 Dec 2018
2199
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 22 Dec 2018 departure
29 Dec 2018
2039
including UK flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 29 Dec 2018 departure
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Sri Lankan holiday highlights

Environment

Accommodation and Meals:
All of the hotels we stay in are dedicated to hiring local staff and using freshly sourced produce wherever possible. This helps to benefit the surrounding community by providing employment opportunities and income alternatives where they may be otherwise hard to come by. We also try to select accommodation which has strong environmental policies. For example, Hotel Sigiriya uses scheduled light switching, recycling and waste regulations, water saving cisterns etc. Where meals are not provided, we suggest that clients spread their commerce to small local businesses and try some authentic food. There will be a chance to do this on our village lunch en route to Dambalawewa.

Activity:
We are very conscious of the environment and try to limit our impact on our surroundings as much as possible. All of our vehicles used on this tour are subject to annual eco testing and we monitor this closely in order to reduce our carbon footprint. We do believe in leaving no more than footprints, although this tour actively encourages guests to talk to local people, visit local cafes and restaurants and use markets to purchase traditional crafts. We also leave a positive impression by visiting important National Parks, ruins and museums- our entrance fees to which contributes to their upkeep e.g. Minneriya N.P., the Temple of the Tooth and Perudeniya Botanical Gardens.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Community

Charity:
We have financially co-sponsored a local Tsunami relief project, which has enabled 25 families to be rehoused and for two schools to be equipped with toilets, running water and outdoor swings. In collaboration with a German operator and the village temple, we have helped towards 10 large water tanks and an eye clinic in a remote village with a donation of 200 pairs of glasses. We also assisted a principal agent of Unicef in development of day care and education of school children of the estate sector labourers in the hill country.

Local Craft and Culture:
There are plenty of opportunities to engages with local culture on the several visits to towns, villages and historically important sites and events. During the Summer months our visit to the Temple of the Tooth may coincide with the Buddhist Kandy festival, which is a long honoured celebration of a relic thought to be found on the island. We may be able to see a performance of traditional Kandian dancing and fire walking here. There are many places to buy handcrafted souvenirs along the way (e.g. Polonnaruwa & Sigiriya) but one of the best places might be the Gem Museum at Kandy. Here clients can learn about the traditional methods of gem extraction and purchasing here is a great way to keep this information centre open.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

Popular similar holidays

Luxury holiday in Sri Lanka

Luxury holiday in Sri Lanka

Exclusive Luxury tour in Sri Lanka

From 2060 14 days excluding flights

Family holiday to Sri Lanka

Family holiday to Sri Lanka

Explore Sri Lanka with the family

From 1999 - 2329 14 days including UK flights

Sri Lanka family holiday

Sri Lanka family holiday

A fabulous family holiday including the best of Sri Lanka

From 1255 - 1825 15 days excluding flights

Sri Lanka adventure holiday

Sri Lanka adventure holiday

Now is the time to discover this magical land

From 1370 - 1540 15 days excluding flights

Convert currencies