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Ampersand's Signature Sri Lanka Tour

16 days from £5,150 per person

If money was no object this would be our ideal cultural tour of Sri Lanka. This in-depth tour encompasses the very best of Sri Lanka’s historical site and boutique hotels.

Starting in the Cultural Triangle visit Sri Lanka ancient cities; explore the glorious Dambulla cave temples, climb up to the sky citadel of Sigiriya, get lost in the bygone city of Anuradhapura, realise your inner Indiana Jones and discover Ritigala. As you immerse yourself in the surroundings, base yourself at the beautiful and luxurious Ulagalla Resort. With each of the individual villas you can relax by your private pool, or head up to the main building and unwind with an Arak sour by the bar at the end of a long day sightseeing. There are also plenty of hotel activities to occupy yourself with too, such as nature walks, archery cookery classes to name a few.

Continue your journey onto the last royal capital of Kandy, a fascinating city with a colonial past, where you will explore the historical city and visit the Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya. From Kandy drive up into the undulating hills of the mesmerising and verdant Tea Country. In the quiet and tranquil land of the tea plantations, embark on private walking tours and watch women deftly pluck tea from the stems and fling them into the baskets. Learn how it is harvested, dried and aged in a colonial tea factory. Tea Trails’ utterly spoiling Castlereagh bungalow, with views over the glassy and serene lake, will provide you with much comfort and five star service during your stay.

Drive down to the coastal plains on the Sri Lanka’s finest palm fringes beaches. Amanwella is an ultra-sexy, understated beachfront hotel situated in a picturesque coconut grove fronting a crescent shaped beach. There is plenty of open air living space here to relax in, including a 47m pool, and a restaurant with stunning ocean views. This hotel is the perfect contrast to its sister Aman property, Amangalla which oozes sophisticated luxury and old-world charm, in in the heart of the 17th century Dutch Fort of Galle, where you will end your tour.

This tour is purely a suggested itinerary. It can be booked as it is or alternatively used as a starting point for creating your own perfect tailor-made holiday to Sri Lanka

If you'd like to see similar tours, take a look at our other Honeymoon and Epic Journey itineraries.


Itinerary details

16 days from £5,150 per person

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I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.
Bill Bryson

Client Testimonials

Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
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So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
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