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Luxury Sri Lanka holidays

We were on our way to Bangkok when we discovered Sri Lanka. Serendipity? A fortunate happenstance? Absolutely. Just like this glorious island’s former name, Serendib. Set within the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka luxury holidays provide a sublime explosion of colour and culture, as many-faceted as a radiant cut Ceylon sapphire.

This is a warm-hearted nation we absolutely adore, less full-on than India and more vibrant than the Maldives. The explorer Marco Polo described it as the finest island in the world. And who are we to disagree with such a well-travelled gentleman?

Few destinations in the world can offer such diverse experiences close at hand as a luxury holiday to Sri Lanka. Within one smal(ish) island lie eight UNESCO World Heritage sites waiting to be explored, 15 national parks brimming with flora and fauna, 500,000 acres of tranquil tea estates, more lustrous beaches than you can shake a stick at and a scintillating culture that extends back over 2,500 years. Not to mention a dazzling array of luxury boutique hotels. If variety is the spice of life, then a Yonder tailor-made holiday in Sri Lanka is as hot as one of the island’s delicious coconut curries.

This is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes, a place where modern-day culture and ancient civilisations combine to fascinate you, and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt (did you know that the world’s greatest concentration of leopards are residents of Sri Lanka’s national parks, making it ideal for safari holidays?) Whatever you worship, you will find it here.

This is a country that demands to be explored. And in the service of Yonder guests, we have not stinted. We have flown and driven countless miles and climbed aboard unforgettable train journeys to delve deeply into the secrets of Sri Lanka. We’ve done it in luxurious comfort and we’ve travelled simply with the locals.

And as a result of our exhaustive researches (it’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it), the mainly boutique hotels we have selected for your Sri Lanka luxury holiday are small and characterful, endearingly individual and always captivating. In fact, the hotels we have unearthed will fill you with a similar frisson of surprise to that which blossoms on your palate when when you first discover the island’s marvellous cuisine.

Whether it’s street vendors or fine dining you desire, you will find yourself hungrily exploring spicy freshly-caught seafood and a wide variety of curries – dhal curry, chicken curry, lake fish Badhuma, Elabatu Pahi (vegetarian curry), cashew and pea curry to name but a few – while you can cool your tastebuds with bountiful local fruits like mangoes, pineapples, guavas, bananas, wood apple fruit, durian, longan, jackfruit and delicious rambutan.

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Tailor-Made sri lanka Holidays

THE YONDER DIFFERENCE

Off-the-shelf is off the menu at Yonder: from the moment you first get in touch you'll be in the hands of a senior executive who has spent years getting to know your destination first-hand. Other travel companies might talk a big game about expertise and customisation but, to blow our own trumpet for a minute, we're in a league of our own. Each hand-crafted itinerary we create is as unique as you are, tailored exactly to your preferences. And when you eventually travel, you'll be accompanied only by top-tier guides and drivers who embrace our ethos and exacting standards.

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Whether you are looking for the perfect hotel stay or to create an exciting itinerary tailored just for you, every last detail of your trip with Yonder is carefully crafted, including hand-picked hotels that we adore ourselves

Tea and Beaches

Tea and Beaches

10 Days | From £3,900pp (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Tea Country, Tangalle, Colombo

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Hills and Thrills

Hills and Thrills

11 Days | From £3,700pp (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Tea Country, Galle and the southern beaches, Yala National Park, Colombo

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Sri Lanka Family Holidays

Sri Lanka Family Holidays

14 Days | From £3,400pp (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Gal Oya National Park, East Coast, Tangalle, Kandy

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

23 Days | From £4,700pp (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Tea Country, Galle and the southern beaches, Cultural Triangle, Yala National Park, Uda Walawe National Park

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Sensational Ceylon

Sensational Ceylon

14 Days | From £4,200pp (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Tea Country, Galle and the southern beaches, Cultural Triangle, Tangalle, Yala National Park

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Emerald Isles & Azure Idylls

Emerald Isles & Azure Idylls

14 Days | From £3,950 pp Including flights (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: The Maldives, Tea Country, Cultural Triangle, Yala National Park, Colombo

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Sri Lanka Wildlife Wonders

Sri Lanka Wildlife Wonders

21 Days | From £3,800pp (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Gal Oya National Park, Galle and the southern beaches, Wilpattu National Park, Tangalle, Yala National Park

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Honeymoons in Sri Lanka

Honeymoons in Sri Lanka

10 Days | From £3,300pp (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Galle and the southern beaches, Kandy

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Sri Lanka Megamoon

Sri Lanka Megamoon

15 Days | From £3,900pp (Inc. Flights)

Visiting: Gal Oya National Park, Tea Country, Galle and the southern beaches, Cultural Triangle, Kandy

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Postcards from our previous clients

David Edwards

We booked our India holiday through Yonder and they delivered from start to finish. From their choice of hotels (all great,...

Dan Lawrence

Used Yonder recently for a holiday to Sri Lanka for my girlfriend and I and I have nothing but positive feedback for them.<...

Chris

From the time we first contacted them to when we arrived back from our holiday, Yonder delivered everything and more they p...

Harriet Partridge

Yonder exceeded all our expectations and sorted such an incredible honeymoon for us. Efficient, organised and personable wi...

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Our Recommended Accommodation In Sri Lanka

Amangalla

Formerly the fabled New Oriental Hotel, now magnificently reborn as an Aman hotel, the Amangalla Galle is a sumptuous blend of colonial opulence with contemporary minimalism. Teak floors, antiques, views of the fort and tranqui... View this hotel

Chena Huts

Everything about this Yala accommodation choice is superb. Each of the 14 ‘huts’ is a luxurious, private pavilion with deck and plunge pool surrounded by nature. Excellent food and the sunken bar a delight with crashing wav... View this hotel

Ceylon Tea Trails

Tea Country perfection and SL’s first Relais & Chateaux property. Timelessly elegant individual bungalows, each with their own butler, unified by exceptional service, exquisite food and views to die for. Bygone era luxury, re... View this hotel

Amanwella

The leading luxury beach hotel in Sri Lanka. Suites have glass doors to private plunge pool and sun terrace. Beach club lit by flaming torches in the evenings, with sublime barbecue smells. Instagram worthy infinity pool. Under... View this hotel

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