Sri Lanka Holidays
Sri Lanka is the perfect holiday destination and with the help of Go TailorMade's expert travel advisors, you can soon have the perfect tailor-made holiday in Sri Lanka. At Go TailorMade we have first-hand experience and knowledge of the country and this means that each suggested itinerary exploring Sri Lanka has been thoroughly tested. Of course, these holidays and tours are not set in stone but are our suggestions to help you get the most out of your time in Sri Lanka. Use these itineries below as a starting place and together we can create your ideal holiday in Sri Lanka.
This extraordinary island set in the Indian Ocean, off the south-eastern tip of India, boasts thousands of years of diverse culture. Still a predominantly Buddhist country, it also has strong Hindu, Christian and Muslim communities. Incredibly fertile and a great producer of exotic fruits, it was for centuries the main spice producer of the world. With a strong cultural past that now offers 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Sri Lanka was once one of the richest countries in Asia. In recent times it has not developed at the dramatic pace of its neighbours in the region, which only adds to its charm and character.
On this short itinerary, take in some of the key highlights of the country in a relatively short space of time. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Kandy; journey by train into the vivid green tea plantations; enjoy superb wildlife at Yala and Udawalawe National Parks; and meander through the historic old streets of atmospheric Galle. If you have time to spare, then add in a tropical beach stay on the pristine shores of the South or West coast.
On this tour you will enjoy superb wildlife experiences in a richly diverse range of habitats and environments. From ancient rainforest and coastal wetland to dry scrub, the opportunities to spot large mammals and exotic endemic birds are simply outstanding. Your accommodation will take in comfortable hotels, but also some truly unique rural stays and true safari-style tented camps which will provide memorable experiences, reflecting the diversity of a Sri Lankan expedition. Wherever you explore in Sri Lanka, it is an island of immense beauty, small and intimate enough to explore widely in 17 days, yet large enough to offer infinite variety.
Leave moderation at home and fully immerse yourself in the magnificent food of Sri Lanka. From the tropical coast to the tea laden hills, indulge in the freshest seafood, discover delicious desserts, and uncover flavoursome and fiery curries. You will have the chance to get hands-on experience with Sri Lankan cuisine under the knowledgeable tutelage of locals passionate about their produce. In addition to the culinary experience, also explore some of the history of how, what, when and why Ceylonese and Sri Lankan cuisine developed.