Sri Lanka highlights tour

“This tailor made tour provides the perfect introduction to Sri Lanka’s myriad charms, including a trip to a National Park and a tea plantation as well as a stay in a community based lodge.”


Colombo | stay at community based project Tamarind Gardens | Nuwara Eliya | tea plantation visit | Yala National Park | Tissamaharama | Galle | Mirissa | whale watching

Description of Sri Lanka highlights tour

This 11 day tour takes you to some of Sri Lanka’s best known sights, as well as staying 2 nights at a community based project with ‘Sustainability’ at its core. Experience the “cooler” Hill Country and tea plantations. See some of Sri Lanka’s most famous wildlife at Yala National Park, including Elephant and the elusive Leopard, as well as whale watching in Galle! This is a great introduction to Sri Lanka for those that haven’t been or to explore something a little more “under the skin” of the country for returning visitors.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Sri Lanka highlights tour


We aim to tread as lightly as possible when organising our tours to Sri Lanka. Our travel partners adhere and agree with our responsible travel policies and all our guides strive to assist travellers in understanding local culture and etiquette. To encourage travellers to act responsibly, all guests on arrival to our destinations will receive a booklet that provides guidelines on cultural and environmental sensitivities Sri Lanka as well as step by step information from your driver/guide through out your stay.

All the guides that we use are local guides in each different area of Sri Lanka that we visit, thus ensuring that each area benefits from tourism. Also by touring around the country, your entrance fees help to ensure the preservation of historical sites and contributions around the different locations.


‘Live Like a Local’ experiences, ‘Tamarind Gardens’ was launched in 2012 in the village of Digana, which is located 20 kilometres from Kandy. Tamarind Gardens is a small domestic farm located on the banks of the Victoria Reservoir, consisting of 10 cows, poultry and a fruit and vegetable garden. Visitors can either assist in the maintenance and care of the farm or join in on any one of the many cottage industries which are run out of the homes of the local villagers. With the "live like a local" experience, the aim of this being to offer you a genuine contact and experience of the destination to feel the essence of the culture and history, so you come back with enjoyable memories and appreciation that you will treasure. It also benefits the local people to get a better cross cultural understanding between the local culture and visitor so that tourism can impact in a positive way.

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