Experience the Very Best of Sri Lanka

We specialise in boutique small group tours for the serendipitous soul

Sri Lanka is the land that gave the world serendipity. Early Arab traders knew it as “Serendib” – good things found by chance. Good things can still be found here in abundance. The land is over supplied with incredible vistas, absorbing activities, warm and friendly people. It is best to be shown – sometimes the best things are hard to find.

Michael Murray, a personable Byron Bay-based world traveller has a passion and a vast knowledge of the island. He formed Best of Sri Lanka Tour share his joy and excitement for this tear-drop jewel in the Indian Ocean. Each tour also includes a local, English speaking, SLTA licensed co-guide and driver.

We only do small group tours – maximum six people. We mainly stay at exclusive, boutique hotels that show you the real Sri Lanka – not a generic tourist trip. We find the right pace, sometimes staying two nights in the same spot, finding a leisurely, relaxed way to move while still having a full, bountiful experience. We look for good company and interesting conversation.

We see the sights – the BEST ones. We eat fine food, learn about architecture (ancient and modern), recline on white sandy beaches, see wild animals in jungles and be pampered in luxury spas. We meet locals and gain an understanding of its ethnic diversity, political upheavals and potential future. Its a deep dive into a fascinating place with many layers.

Best of Sri Lanka Tour can also curate your own travel experience if the nominated dates do not work. Our mission is to provide a novel and unforgettable experience for you – regardless of your schedule or budget.

Come and experience the place that gave the world “Serendipity” 

Sri Lanka Tour

Sneak peek at the deluxe side of Sri Lanka’s ancient hill country

We operate 3 curated tours as well as tailored itineraries for exclusive travellers. Join Michael Murray here for highlights of our Hill Circuit tour, which takes travellers deep into the island’s tea regions with ayurvedic spa treatments here and secluded beaches there. Learn more on our Tours page.

Boutique Sri Lankan Luxury Tour

March 27th – 6th April 2020
The ‘Cultural Triangle’, High Tea country, Galle & Colombo
$2950 USD twin share, $600 USD single supplement
April 2nd – 11th 2020
Cricket tragics from Northern NSW
AU$2900 twin share, AU$500 single supplement, AU$1950 for 3-plus to a room
July 4th – 14th July, 2020
The very best of internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa
$2950 USD twin share, $600 USD single supplement
September 1st – 14th September 2020
A 14 day combination of all the Best of Sri Lanka Tours plus more
$4300 USD, $700 USD Single Supplement

Ruth

The Best of SL … this title really did live up to its name. We never had to worry about a thing, except getting ourselves to Colombo. Our driver too was just the best. Very knowledgeable with a love of his country & people…. and we always felt safe driving & travelling around with him. When we stayed on for an extra 2 weeks, Michael was most kind & helpful with arranging our itinerary, nothing was ever too much trouble. It was most certainly a very memorable trip.

Ruth

Ken

An excellent introduction to the fabulous Island of Sri Lanka. Our Tour guide, Michael, our Driver Sanjaya & our other travelling companions were great company & lots of fun. There was also the right combination time of activities & R&R. We had a ball & returned home with a fistful of happy memories.

Ken