Explore Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
Travelers visit the Golden Temple while touring Sri Lanka with Artisans of Leisure. (Photo courtesy of Artisans of Leisure.)

Travelers can explore Sri Lanka with Artisans of Leisure, who announced new private tours filled with hands-on experiences that capture what this island country has to offer. Travelers can partake in a array of activities including touring a historic tea factory with a tea planter; learning to prepare Sri Lanka curry at a private cooking lesson; riding elephants at a private sanctuary; visiting a spice plantation; enjoying a traditional Sri Lankan dance and fire walking performance; exploring monuments and ruins of ancient Buddhist cities; touring private game drives in national parks; touring the country estate of Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa; enjoying spa treatments at Ayurvedic spas; and staying at luxury hotels and resorts.

There are multiple tours to choose from including the 10-day Essence of Sri  Lanka, visiting Colombo, Cultural Triangle, Kandy, Hill Country and Galle, starting at $8,795. Other itineraries include the 9-day Luxury of Sri Lanka, starting at $8,955; the 6-day Exclusive Sri Lanka, starting at $6,315;  and the 12-day Southern India & Sri Lanka tour, starting at $10,680.

Rates are pp dbl and include itinerary planning, flexible private touring with private guides and drivers, preferred rooms in luxurious hotels and resorts, customized activities, daily breakfast, private airport transfers, admission fees, and more. All tours depart daily and can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules. Travelers can also choose to combine tours with India, the Maldives, the United Aran Emirates, and other destinations in the region. For more information, call (800) 214-8144 or visit artisansofleisure.com.