Sri Lanka Tours & Vacations

See the best of Sri Lanka with Sri Lanka Vacations. Our tours are put together with your input, to ensure you see the Sri Lanka you want to see. In my 18 years of dedicated service we have become a very popular tour operator in the region.

Overview

From its majestic natural wonders and cultural diversity, to its world renowned monuments and tantalising cuisine, I invite you to experience the best of Sri Lanka with a professionally planned and chauffeured tour.

Sri Lanka is a true tourist paradise, enjoyable for both adults and children, but why settle for the restrictive group tours offered by the big name travel agencies, when you can enjoy an authentic tour of the real Sri Lanka, tailored to your interests?

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From the moment you contact me, I will work with you to put together an itinerary for your vacation, which covers the Sri Lanka you want to see.

Once we have agreed on the itinerary through either e-mail and/or phone conversations and you have successfully landed in Sri Lanka, we will pick you up from the airport and bring you to your hotel.

A Suranga tour works by pairing you with a chauffeur for the duration of your vacation. You can read more about the specifics of the cars and drivers on my chauffeur page, but the idea is that for the entirety of your holiday in Sri Lanka, you will be driven and chaperoned by one of my experienced drivers, who will ensure you have nothing to worry about whilst you enjoy your vacation. Your driver will ensure that your schedule is followed and any help you need is given.

Even though your itinerary is planned in advance (and unlike other tour operators), I do not charge extra if you wish to change the itinerary mid tour. If for whatever reason you wish to visit a place which was not agreed upon on forehand, or feel like a day of rest rather then the agreed trip, I will ensure that the following days are altered so that you can still experience the most important parts of your itinerary. Your driver will take you to the new destination at no extra cost, or he will wait until you are ready to move on. You will not be charged any extra for the change, though of course the new destination might require an extra cost (entrance tickets, hotels etc.)

In addition to this flexibility, I also pride myself in making sure you truly experience the best of Sri Lanka. Because I am an independent tour provider, I do not have any financial arrangements with only a few hotels in each area, so I am not obliged to recommend you a certain hotel, even if it isn't the best in the area. Given enough time, I can get you into any hotel of your choice, or recommend the ones that are genuinely regarded as the best in their area. Of course you are also welcome to book your own hotel(s), if you so wish, but we do ask that you do this in consultation with us, so that we can be sure that your chauffeur will also be taken care of.

All this is arranged with you when we plan your itinerary. You pick the holiday you want, and I will make sure the itinerary covers the Sri Lanka you want to see. I typically recommend a tour of at least ten days to fully enjoy your time in Sri Lanka, but of course shorter or longer trips are no problem.

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Throughout the tour, I will be available by phone to offer any assistance you may need. If you have any questions which goes beyond the knowledge of your driver, or you are unsatisfied about anything during your trip, then you or your driver need only to give me a quick phone call, and I will do my very best to sort things out for you.

Over the years I have built up many contacts and an excellent reputation in the touristic industry of Sri Lanka. I am in touch with hotel managers, as well as numerous business and restaurant owners, all of whom know to do their very best for my customers. Suranga guests are welcomed with the best food, the best table and the best room in every hotel where I have contacts.

Tour Type

We offer many different types of tour, such as safari tours, a tour specific for beaches and a more general tour. To give you a feel for the way these types of tours operate, please see the example of a general tour listed below:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  • Day 1 & 2
  • Airport to Negombo - Muthurajawela boat tour, Negombo city tour & Beach Rest.
  • Rani Beach Resort
  • Day 3
  • Anuradapura - Anuradapura cultural triangle & Mihinthle rock temple
  • Heritage Hotel
  • Day 4 & 5
  • Polonnaruwa - Elephant riding, Woodcarwing factory,
  • Polonnaruwa cultural triangle & Wasgamuva national park
  • Girithale Hotel
  • Day 6
  • Dambulla - Sigiriya Rock Climbing & Dambulla temple bar.
  • Dambulla Thilanka Spa Hotel
  • Day 7 & 8
  • Kandy - Herbel garden, Mathale Hindu temple, Gem museum, Pinnawela elephant orphanage,
  • Kandy tooth temple and traditional dance.
  • Thilanka Hotel
  • Day 9
  • Nuwara Eliya - Peradeniya botanical garden, water falls, Tea factory and Plantation
  • Okray Summer hill
  • Breeze Hotel Day
  • Day 10-11, & 12
  • Yala - Rawana water fall, Yala and Bundala National Park safari by jeep
  • Hibiscus Garden Hotel
  • Day 13 & 14
  • Mirissa - Blow Hold, Wawrukannala temple, Stick fisherman
  • Mirissa Paradise Cabanas
  • Day 15
  • back to Negombo.
  • Galle dutch port, Moonstone Mind, Madu river island bort tour, Turtle Farm
  • Rani Beach Resort Last day drop to airport.

There are many different types of tour which we can provide, so please contact us to hear about the possibilities.

Prices

Below are the prices for both my services, along with prices for hotels and the various extra activities available on a tour.

Hotel Rates

Regio Negombo:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
Camelot Beach Hotel 70 78 80 85 95 105
Goldi Sand Hotel 75 80 85 95 105 115
Rani Beach Resort Hotel 50 60 65 80 75 90
Summer Side Residence 35 40 40 55 50 65
Topaz Beach Hotel 40 50 45 60 70 85
Jesmin Villa Ayurvedic Resort 35 45 40 50 55 70
Paradise Holiday Village 45 55 55 70 70 85

Regio Anuradhapura:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
Parm Garden Village Resort 80 85 95 105 125 136
Thilaka Holiday Home 40 45 45 55 55 75
Hotel Alakamanda 65 70 80 85 105 115
Hotel Miridiya 72 77 80 90 100 108
The Grand hotel 35 45 45 55 55 65
Hotel Milano 40 45 45 55 55 70

Regio Trincomalee:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
Nilaveli Beach Hotel 117 127 136 146 170 180
Hotel Chaya Blue 119 129 131 141 170 183
Sea Lotus Park Hotel 60 70 80 95 85 110
Hotel High Park 50 65 70 90 80 100
Pearl Oceanic Resort 50 60 60 85 80 95

Regio Polonaruwa:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
Hotel Girithale 40 45 60 75 75 90
The Royal Lotus Hotel 68 73 75 80 95 105
The Lake Hotel 70 75 84 89 105 115
Green Garden Guest 30 35 40 55 50 65
Ariya Guesthouse 35 40 45 55 55 70

Regio Sigiriya and Dambulla:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
Hotel Sigiriya 80 85 90 97 118 128
Pelwehera Village Resort 40 50 55 80 80 90
Melrose Vila Bangalow 35 40 45 55 55 70
Thilanka Spa hotel 50 55 55 75 75 95
Nice Place Resort 40 45 55 70 65 85
Hotel Eden Garden 40 50 50 60 65 75
Aliya Resort & Spa 100 107 115 125 155 170

Regio Kandy:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
Thilanka hotel 45 60 65 85 80 95
Kaya Residence 40 50 55 75 70 85
Devon hotel 45 50 50 70 65 80
Senani hotel 40 50 55 75 70 85
Serene Garden hotel 45 50 60 80 70 85
Nature Walk Resort 40 45 50 55 60 75
Kandy Paris hotel 40 45 50 55 60 75

Regio Nuwara Eliya:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
St. Andrews hotel 115 125 145 155 200 218
The Grand Hotel 164 179 195 210 256 271
Hotel Grosvenor 35 45 45 55 60 75
Sky Park Holiday Inn 35 45 45 55 60 75
Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze 45 55 65 85 70 90
Cey Bank hotel 45 55 65 85 70 90

Regio Adam's Peak:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
Wathsala Inn 40 45 50 60 55 70
Punsisi Inn 40 45 50 55 55 70
Slightly Chilled Guesthouse 40 45 50 55 55 70

Regio Ella:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
Ella Resthouse 45 55 60 75 70 90
Sky Green Resort 40 45 50 60 55 75
Ella Gap Panorama Hotel 40 45 50 60 55 75
Ella Mount Heaven Hotel 50 55 60 75 70 90

Regio Singharaja:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
Rock View hotel 45 50 55 70 60 80
Owin Rich Resort 50 55 55 70 60 85

Regio Udawalawa:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
Grand Udawalawa Safari Resort 80 85 83 93 100 115
Hotel Niwahana 40 45 50 60 65 75
Elephant Safari Hotel 85 92 100 107 100 119

Regio Yala:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
Cinnamon Wild Yala 130 137 135 150 180 194
Hibiscus Garden Resort 45 55 60 80 70 90
Hotel Priyankara 50 55 65 85 70 95
Lake Wind hotel 45 50 55 70 65 85
Peacock Reach hotel 35 45 45 55 60 75
Kirinda Beach Resort 73 78 80 85 70 100
Serene Park Hotel 40 45 50 60 55 75

Regio Mirissa:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
Mirissa Paradise Beach hotel 45 55 60 80 70 95
Palace Mirissa 50 60 70 90 75 105

Regio Unawatuna:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
The Villa Unawatuna 45 50 70 85 75 95
Starlight hotel 40 50 55 70 60 90
Neptune Bay hotel 45 55 60 80 70 85

Regio Hikkaduwa:

Name Single B/B Single H/B Double B/B Double H/B Triple B/B Triple H/B
Coral Sand hotel 86 91 94 99 115 124
Hikkaduwa Beach hotel 60 65 65 72 80 90
Corral Reef hotel 40 45 50 60 55 75
Lanka Super Corral hotel 45 50 55 65 60 80

Choose which region you would like to see hotels for:

Kies voor welke regio u hotels wil zien:

Hotel rates often change, but we promise to get you the very best rates for your booking. Our quotes always reflect the true price of your holiday, we never add any hidden costs to your bill, that's a promise.

Local Attractions

A Sri Lankan tour can feature many places of interest. Below is a selection of the most common activities, along with price rates for entry. Your chauffeur will assist you with the making of any payments for these events. Please note that the prices listed cover admission for two people.

  • Muthurajawela boat tour25
  • Anuradapura Ruins32
  • Mihintale rock temple10
  • Elephant Riding40
  • Minneriya NP safari tour70*
  • Polonnaruwa Ruins32
  • Sigiriya Rock40
  • Village safari tour35
  • Dambulla cave temple16
  • Pinnawela elephant orphanage35
  • Kandy temple of the tooth12
  • Peradeniya Botanical Garden12
  • Kithulgala white water rafting40
  • World's end60
  • Train Trip20
  • Sinharaja rain forest20
  • Yala NP safari tour (1/2 day )75*
  • Whales & Dolphins watching50**
  • Madu river island boat tour40
  • Turtle farm7

*With 4 x 4 Jeep

**With Boat

Chauffeur Services

Vacations are personal experiences and the perfect vacation means something different for everybody. We want to help you to make the best of your journey through Sri Lanka and that we satisfy any personal preferences and wishes you have. Before you start your holidays, you can let me know via e-mail where your interests lie, so I can take this into account when planning your tour.

  • You arrange in advance an experienced and reliable driver in the Netherlands who will be ready for you at the airport upon arrival.
  • You travel with a registered organization, which therefore has to meet all conditions, also the insurance of the car is below and just as well that the driver is a competent person with extensive experience
  • You decide the number of days you travel.
  • You choose your own destinations.
  • You can travel with your own company.
  • You determine your own place.
  • You will receive nice suggestions from our driver for economical occasions to eat and stay.

The possibility is an ordinary luxury car, so for three people, or a minibus for max. 6 adults, both cars are equipped with air conditioning. Since recently we also have buses available for 14, 20 and 40 people, prices on request.

Various types of cars are used. A travel group of 1 to 3 people can include a Toyota Allion / Honda Shuttle / Prius / Axio / Suzuki Wagan R. With travel groups of 4 to 6 people, the journey is carried out with, among others, a Lexus Mini Bus or a Toyota Hiace KDH. All cars are air-conditioned.

Please note that it is not possible to specify a preference for one of the aforementioned car types. It is also possible to use other car types.

For the car you pay with us only €45*, and the mini bus €50*, (this amount is based on a tour of 10 days or more, - for shorter trips and or day excursions different amounts apply - , in this amount is, the car, fuel, air conditioning, insurance, driver / guide, etc., so all costs concerning the car or mini bus (you) and the driver / guide.

* We will always collect you from Colombo airport and bring you to your hotel in Negombo, and drop you back off on your last day. But if you hire the car or mini van for more than 10 days, this additional courtesy is provided for free.

I can arrange all hotels or guest rooms for your journey, or if you prefer, you have the option to book your own hotels. We will adjust your travel schedule accordingly without any trouble. However, please take into account that an extra cost of €6 will need to be added for the overnight stay of the driver when you book your own hotel. If you let me book the hotels whilst arranging your journey, then this cost is inclusive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to the most popular questions we receive from visitors and customers. If you have any further questions you would like to see added to the below list, then please contact us.

  • Why should I go with a small, independent tour operator instead of a large one?
  • For the personal touch and genuine care. Sri Lanka is my motherland and I am proud to show you the very best of it. Unlike a big tour operator, who have their standing package to which every tourist must comply, I put together a tour tailored to your interest. Once you are on the tour, I will work behind the scenes to make sure every aspect of your stay is the best it can be.
  • What is your business approach?
  • I am glad to give a very warm welcome to my customers. From the moment I pick you up in the Sri Lanka airport, till the end of the tour, I care for you and I am always with you by mobile. I work 24/7 for your satisfaction. On the tour I talk with my customers about the tour, the hotels, foods and my chauffeur. And always I advice my chauffeurs; do your very best for my customers. Always we like to create a very friendly atmosphere for my customers.
  • What kind of hotel rates am I looking at?
  • The rates will of course vary depending on the rating of the hotel, but on average a Single B/B will cost between €40 and €45, with a few standard quality hotels offering rates as low as €35, and a few luxury hotels with rates of €150 and higher. A full list of hotel rates are available on this page.
  • Are there any extra costs?
  • Mainly entrance tickets to the various sights and parks, such as safari parks. I try to make sure there are no hidden costs for the tour itself.
  • Are your tours suitable for children?
  • Absolutely! Children of all ages will enjoy their holidays in Sri Lanka enormously, I can promise you that. We can make arrangements on forehand about what they want to do and see during their stay, or we will adjust your schedule during the tour to meet any requests that they have. My chauffeurs are also always happy to have little ones with them during the tour, and they will treat your children very well.
  • What if I want to do things on my own?
  • No problem, I or your driver will arrange where to drop you off, give you any necessary advice, and if you need a driver to pick you up again afterwards, one will be arranged. I will even take care of any luggage which you don't require, storing it and delivering it back to you when you rejoin our tour. During your time away, you can always call me for assistance.
  • How many years have you been a chauffeur?
  • I have worked as a chauffeur for over 18 years now. Before starting my own business, I worked for Negombo - Jetwing Blu Hotel Taxi service, which ensured I know the area very well.
  • Will our chauffeur be available to us 24/7?
  • Yes, apart from his normal chauffeur duties, your chauffeur will also accompany you during any sightseeing tours or activities, and stay in the same hotel as you. This ensures that we can constantly be on hand to advise, guide, help and accommodate you. We have arrangements in place with the hotels across Sri Lanka to ensure they take good care of you (and our chauffeurs).
  • Could you give me some details about your cars?
  • Yes, I have three cars and three vans, all modern, in excellent condition and with A/C.
  • Are your cars insured?
  • Yes, we are fully insured with passenger covering.
  • What qualifications do your drivers have?
  • All my drivers have over 15 years of experience, speak good English and are helpful and reliable. They are all qualified drivers and guides.
  • I would like to learn more about Sri Lanka
  • Please check the Sri Lanka page on this site, which contains a lot of information about the country, the people and the customs, along with general travel advice and links to websites with further information.