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One of the best ways to organise your own Tailor Made holiday is to come and talk to us in person. To help you plan your perfect trip, we will host you for one night's bed and breakfast accommodation, near our Cotswold offices in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. You can then meet a member of our team who can talk through our Tailor Made trekking and tour options, pore over books and maps and perhaps view some images of your proposed destination.
Tailor Made Holidays to Sri Lanka
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Destination: Sri Lanka
Boasting an extraordinary variety of natural and man-made attractions for its size, Sri Lanka is fast gaining a reputation as a great value, must-visit destination. With its tropical climate, enticing beaches, impressive wildlife, varied walking trails and fascinating culture it’s not surprising that so many tourists are adding Buddha’s Island to their travel wish list.
For the wildlife enthusiast, the national parks of Yala and Uda Walawe provide plentiful opportunities to see elephants, leopards and rare endemic birds in their natural habitats, whilst the warm coastal waters attract an array of marine life including blue and sperm whales.
Sri Lanka also offers a surprisingly varied range of natural landscapes with open plains, misty cloud forest, high peaks and manicured tea plantations to keep even the most ardent walker or trekker happy. And, if you want to explore by other means, then train rides, cycling and river rafting offer exciting alternatives that will appeal to all ages.
For culture buffs, there is over 2,000 years of recorded history to discover. From the island’s early Sinhalese civilization, to Arab traders and the colonial settlers of more recent times - each has left an indelible impression.These influences can be evidenced through the ancient ruined cities, Buddhist temples, colonial forts and tea estates that mark the landscape, as well as in the delicious cuisine and vibrant cultural traditions that bring Sri Lanka’s history to life.
With its wealth of natural and cultural treasures, together with an excellent range of accommodation, Sri Lanka offers endless possibilities for the traveller. And with our knowledge and expertise we can create the perfect holiday to suit you and your friends or your family.
Find out more about the best time to travel to Sri Lanka, browse our holiday suggestions and email us your wish list so that we can start designing your dream holiday to Sri Lanka.
Capital city: Colombo
Arrival airport: Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo
Population: 20,277,597 (2012 census)
Size of country: 65,610 sq km
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
Official language: Sinhala
Time difference: GMT +5.5 hours
Did you know: Sri Lanka is the second largest exporter of tea in the world after Kenya and produces almost 350 million KG of tea each year. Ceylon tea is traditionally strong, black tea but the country now also produces green and white teas.
Everything was very well organised and ran smoothly. Hotels were of a very good standard throughout, as was the food. The itinerary was very comprehensive, we really felt we had a full and varied experience of life in Sri Lanka, its history, culture and way of life.
Mr & Mrs B, Surrey
I am just back from yet another superb trip with MK. We had a fabulous time. The itinerary was rich and diverse providing us with a very broad experience of a large amount of the country without feeling rushed or pressurised… A great trip all round.
Ms B, Buckinghamshire
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Seraphina handles all of our incoming bookings and insurance matters. She has traveled extensively, leading treks in Bhutan, Tibet, Northern India, Ladakh and Nepal, where she instigated our now popular Family Trek. Seraphina has also undertaken reconnaissance trips for MK in Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Peru and Japan, and has climbed Stok Kangri and Kilimanjaro. Closer to home, there's nothing she enjoys more than trekking in the Alps.
Liz has worked for many years leading treks all over the mountains of the world. She runs and hikes in her spare time and loves anywhere wild, remote and un-populated. She is hard pushed to pick a favourite destination as there are too many amazing places - The Maritime Alps, the Himalaya, New Zealand, the Arctic and Switzerland are definitely ‘up there’ though.