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Sri Lanka in Luxury

Private Travel | General interest 15 Days & 13 Nights Lead-in price: £2695

Known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has a wealth of cultural and natural treasures. This tour covers many of them, from the ancient city of Anuradhapura in the north to the fortified city of Galle built by the Portuguese in the south, and passing by Sri Lanka's stunning highlands. Staying in small and intimate luxury properties where you will often be treated as family, this itinerary offers one of the best ways to explore the island.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Discover ancient ruins in the archaeological triangle
  • Visit Kandy's Peradeniya botanical gardens
  • Learn about the art of tea making
  • Relaxation time on the palm-fringed coastline
  • Explore the vibrant city of Galle & the fortified colonial Old Town
  • Stay in 5-star de luxe accommodation
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Colombo


Day 2: Colombo

Afternoon arrival and transfer to The Wallawwa hotel for 1 night. (N)

Day 3: Anuradhapura

Morning transfer to Ulagalla Resort for 2 nights, a short drive from the ancient city of Anuradhapura. Remainder of day at leisure. (B)

Day 4: Anuradhapura

Drive to the ancient city of Anuradhapura. For 1,400 years this was Sri Lanka’s capital and contains fabulous Buddhist shrines and relics. (B)

Day 5: Sigiriya • Kandy

Early morning drive to the ruined city of Sigiriya with its impressive palace-fortress high up on a protruding column of rock. Continue to Kandy and stay 3 nights at Kandy House. (B)

Day 6: Kandy

Morning visit to the Temple of the Tooth, a Buddhist temple which houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Afternoon visit to the Peradeniya botanical gardens. (B)

Day 7: Kandy

Spend a day at leisure either relaxing at your hotel or exploring Kandy. (B)

Day 8: Koslanda

Early morning drive to Koslanda via a tea plantation. Stay at Living Heritage Koslanda, featuring its own tea plantation, for 2 nights. (B)

Day 9: Koslanda

Day at leisure to relax or take part in some of the experiences on offer at the hotel including cooking classes, hikes to the nearby waterfall and other walks through the forest. (B)

Day 10: Tangalle

Drive to Tangalle on the southern coast and stay for 2 nights at The Last House or Coco Tangalle. Remainder of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 11: Tangalle

Day at leisure. You may wish to relax on the beach or book yourself a spa treatment. (B)

Day 12: Galle

Drive to the fortress city of Galle and stay for 2 nights at Kahanda Kanda. Afternoon guided tour of Galle, including the fort. (B)

Day 13: Galle

At leisure to explore the streets of Galle and the many boutique shops, cafes and Dutch colonial-inspired buildings, or relax at your hotel. (B)

Day 14: Colombo

Transfer to Colombo and stay for 1 night at Maniumpathy. Afternoon guided walking tour of Colombo, a fascinating experience that shows how far this city has come in the last few years. (B)

Day 15: Fly home


Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Luxury tour

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Ulagalla Resort
    Ulagalla Resort

    Flanking idyllic Koggala lake and just a short distance from historic Galle and the region's sandy beaches, Tri Lanka is Sri Lanka's first sustainably designed hotel, built entirely from local materials. Tri curls its eight luxurious lake-view suites (four with private pools) around an island promontory peppered with aged trees. Standing on its peak is a water tower, ingeniously designed to house a further two bedrooms and a viewing deck and to capture the dramatic 360-degree views. Features: 10 bedrooms & suites, complimentary internet access, spa facilities, an open-sided treetop-view yoga shala, library, lakeside dining room and sister beach club just a short drive away. Room amenities: Air conditioning and en suite bathroom.

  • The Last House Tangalle
    The Last House Tangalle

    The Last House Tangalle is a five-bedroom boutique property set on a secluded beach on Sri Lanka's south coast and 7km from Tangalle. The architectural swan song of Geoffrey Bawa, this two-storey seaside villa promises a luxurious, chic and relaxing stay; day beds, rooms cooled by ocean breezes, and doors and windows in tropical hues framing views of the garden and the sea.The house is laid out in a horseshoe shape with two bedrooms on the upper floor of the main building and a further three located in an adjacent building beside a courtyard swimming pool. The two upstairs balcony-wrapped bedrooms are booked on an exclusive basis only, which makes this spacious residence ideal for couples and families alike.

  • Kandy House
    Kandy House

    The Kandy House was originally built in 1804 and has been converted into a luxurious boutique hotel, located just 20 minutes from the centre of Kandy. The nine guestrooms are decorated with antique Dutch furniture and feature large en suite bathrooms. The grounds are carefully landscaped and overlook an infinity swimming pool. The restaurant serves a range of international and Sri Lankan cuisine.

  • Maniumpathy

    Located in the heart of Colombo, Maniumpathy is set in an atmospheric manor house that dates back to 1906. Originally built by a doctor from Jaffna, the house has been extended and its interiors modernised without affecting the property's period features. The eight guestrooms are all individually designed and have their own character. This boutique hotel is within easy reach of Colombo's sights, shops, cafes and restaurants.

  • Living Heritage Koslanda
    Living Heritage Koslanda

    Living Heritage Koslanda is a boutique-style hotel built on its own estate and tea plantations with the help of local people, ensuring that traditional Sri Lankan design and architecture is portrayed throughout the property. The hotel's veranda and infinity pool offer spectacular views of the surrounding hills and close to the hotel is the Diyaluma Waterfall, which can be reached on a walking tour through the lush forest. The hotel offers cookery demonstrations with their experienced chefs, who are always on hand to pass on their knowledge of Sri Lankan cuisine cooking dishes such as curry, string hoppers, rotis and many other specialities. Nature walks can also be arranged at the hotel.

  • Kahanda Kanda
    Kahanda Kanda

    A boutique hotel located a few miles away from the beach resort of Galle, Kahanda Kanda consists of 5 tastefully furnished air-conditioned suites situated in their own pavilions amidst a 4-hectare tea plantation. Suites offer stunning views across the tea plantation to Koggala Lake and the lush jungle in the distance and are equipped with Wi-Fi, tea & coffee-making facilities and electronic safe. The hotel restaurant uses only locally grown vegetables, fruit and spices to provide a mixture of traditional Sri Lankan, Thai and Western dishes, which are available in the hotel-dining pavilion or in guests' private suite courtyards. Other facilities include a large infinity pool complete with cascade and a sitting pavilion with satellite television and DVD library. The hotel can also arrange an array of activities (payable locally) including yoga, Ayurvedic massage, cooking lessons and tours of the tea plantation.

  • Coco Tangalla
    Coco Tangalla

    A colonial villa with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, Coco Tangalla, characterised by a distinct black and white theme, comprises a main house with four bedrooms and an annexe with two bedrooms. Each of the six spacious rooms is individually designed and elegantly decorated by combining period-style furniture with brightly coloured silks and Sri Lankan fabrics. Facilities include a swimming pool and meals are usually served either at the terrace, which offers superb views of the sea, or in the garden. There is a set menu featuring traditional Sri Lankan and continental dishes, but the chef usually speaks with guests and does his best to work around any preferences. However, as ingredients are sourced locally, any special dietary requirements should be advised at the time of booking.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2695 per person

High season from £2745 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • 5-star de luxe accommodation
    • Private driver-guide throughout
    • Air-conditioned transfers
    • International flights
    • All sightseeing as described
    • All entrance fees
    • Meals as per the itinerary

Destinations on this tour

  • Anuradhapura

    Anuradhapura, ancient Sri Lanka’s first capital, was founded during the 4th century BC b...

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  • Kandy

    Kandy, situated at an altitude of 500m, is the cultural centre of Sri Lanka and was the capital...

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