Sri Lanka is a very small island that is located in the Indian Ocean to the south of India. It is one of the most desirable locations for a much-needed getaway at just about any time of year, and there are many things that you can do and see while there. From gorgeous scenery that ranges from pristine beaches to rainforests, along with a wide range of amazing animal species and incredible Buddhist temples and ruins, there really is something for everyone.
If you are planning a trip to Sri Lanka and you want to make the most of your time there, consider taking one of the many luxury tours that are available. These will allow you to see the many sights and sounds that make this island so special, from Anuradhapura, which is a sacred city, to Sri Lanka's natural beauty and more. Continue reading for a list of a few luxury tour ideas you can book for your trip.
Sri Lanka and the Maldives Tour
The Sri Lanka and the Maldives Tour [photo credit] will show you everything from the richest cultural centers throughout the island to the area's most beautiful beaches. This luxury tour begins at Wallawwa and takes you first to The Cultural Triangle in the middle of the island. There, you will really dive into the Buddhist heritage of this unique place by exploring ancient capitals like Anuradhapura and Polonnuruwa. You will also explore the Dambulla Cave Temples and Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
After checking out Dambulla, you will move on to Kandy, which is the capital of the island's hill country and the home of the Dalada Maligawa, Sri Lanka's tooth of the Buddha. There is plenty to explore, from the Royal Botanical Gardens and other Buddhist temples, to Hindu shrines, the Old Royal Palace, and more.
Other stops on this tour include Bogawantalawa Valley, which is also referred to as the Golden Valley of Tea, where you can actually enjoy high tea amidst the impeccably kept garden areas. And if you are an outdoor enthusiast, you can also enjoy everything from white water rafting, to cycling, and more.
To finish off your trip, you will return to Colombo and take a quick and easy flight over to The Maldives, where you will then go to the island of Baros to relax your cares away before heading home.
The Enchanted Island Tour
The Enchanted Island Tour of Sri Lanka spans two weeks and allows you to see and experience everything that this island has to offer to travelers from around the globe.
You will be able to tour the many diverse historical monuments and ancient ruins that are found throughout the island's archaeological triangle, and you will also be able to go on an exciting wildlife safari so that you can see the island's incredible wildlife in its native habitats. Animals like elephants and leopards are often seen on these excursions, so be sure to bring your camera to capture the moment.
Some of the major areas of the island that you will explore include Colombo, Dambulla, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Kandy, Horton Plains, and Yala, amongst many others. And you will finish off the tour with a relaxing stay at one of the island's best beaches.
Ultimately, this luxury tour is a must for those who want to see the most famous, as well as lesser-known, areas throughout north, central, and south Sri Lanka.
Treasure of Sri Lanka Tour
The Treasures of Sri Lanka luxury tour is perfect for those who want to dive into the island's archaeological and natural wonders. This private luxury tour spans 16 days and 14 nights, so it is one of the best ways to really get away from it all for a while.
Your journey will begin in the ancient capital before you move on to the tea country. Then you will get the opportunity to check out the gorgeous tropical rainforest and jungle in Yala, which is famous for its leopard population, so keep an eye out for these majestic creatures.
Areas that you will be able to experience during this tour include Dambulla, Mihintale, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Sinharaja, and Ahungalla, along with many others.
With so many amazing accommodations and luxury tours throughout Sri Lanka, there is no reason why you [and I] shouldn't be able to make the most of your time there. With the right guided tour, you will be able to see every unique aspect of this incredible island and take plenty of photos along the way to remember your journey after you get home.