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  • Galle, Sri Lanka

    Private stay on Sri Lanka's south coast

    Sri Lanka
    • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort.

    • Relax in the privacy of your luxury beachfront villa.

    • Cycle through the paddy fields and jungle surrounding Galle.

    • Learn to cook traditional Sri Lankan cuisine with a local expert.

    • Watch whales and dolphins from your private boat.

    • Discover the art of Sri Lankan mask painting.

    11 days from £5,350pp

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka

    Northern Sri Lanka tour including Jaffna

    Sri Lanka
    • Watch traditional dancing in the cultural capital, Kandy.

    • Stand on top of Sigiriya Rock and admire the views.

    • Walk through the ruins of historical Anuradhapura.

    • Discover the tourist free Tamil areas of the north.

    • Bargain hard in Colombo's Pettah Market.

    15 days from £5,900pp

  • Leopard in Yala National Park

    Highlights of Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka
    • Learn all about Sri Lanka's fascinating Buddhist history.

    • Enjoy a scenic train journey through tea plantations.

    • Search for leopards in Yala National Park.

    • Absorb the atmosphere of quaint colonial Galle.

    • Relax on a Maldivian island.

    21 days from £6,160pp

  • Leopard in Yala National Park

    On the leopard's trail in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka
    • Track leopard in the Yala National Park.

    • Explore the rainforest of Sinharaja.

    • Follow the herds of elephants in Udawalawe.

    • Take a morning excursion to spot the blue whale and dolphins.

    • Climb Sigiriya Rock, past ancient wall paintings and carved lions feet, before emerging to panoramic views of the Sri Lankan countryside.

    • Take a train into the heart of the tea growing area.

    16 days from £6,450pp

  • Water Pool Villa, Baros Maldives, Maldive Island

    Baros Maldives & Kandy

    Maldives and Sri Lanka
    • Spend a few days hiking and biking round Sri Lanka’s countryside, visiting tea factories and exploring Kandy’s temples before flying to the paradise island setting of the Maldives for a week.

    12 days from £6,900pp

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Buddha statues in the Dambulla Cave Temples

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