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The Indian Ocean is home to some of the finest beaches on the planet along with spectacular underwater worlds and lavish resorts. Each destination scattered across the Indian Ocean has its own qualities such as the pristine white-sand beaches of the Seychelles or the outstanding temples and friendly faces of Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka

13 Days - Colombo to Galle from £1789pp
  • 13 Days - Colombo to Galle
  • Fly Tour from £1789pp

As soon as you arrive, your senses are overwhelmed by Sri Lanka! The warm tropical air, the colourful wild flowers and the jungle, the striking colours of the saris adorning every woman, the variety of exotic fruits and spices, the beauty of the countryside, the mystique of countless temples and orange-clad Buddhist monks and wild elephants – this is a varied place indeed!

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Sri Lanka Summer Explorer

13 Nights - Colombo and Back from £1795pp
  • 13 Nights - Colombo and Back
  • Fly Tour from £1795pp

Sri Lanka is a year-round destination: while the west and south succumb to monsoon rains, the period from May to September is the right time to travel to the rest of the country. This tour includes tea plantation tours, sacred Buddhist sights, wildlife tracking excursions, ancient architectural riches and beach relaxation.

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Sri Lanka: The Enchanted Island

13 Nights - Colombo (Sri Lanka) to Ahungalla (Sri Lanka) from £1845pp
  • 13 Nights - Colombo (Sri Lanka) to Ahungalla (Sri Lanka)
  • Fly Tour from £1845pp

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The island nation of Sri Lanka has a wealth of cultural, archaeological and natural treasures. This comprehensive tour visits both the popular and some of the lesserknown sites in northern, central and southern Sri Lanka.

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The Spice Lands of Sri Lanka

12 Nights - Colombo, Sri Lanka to Galle from £2145pp
  • 12 Nights - Colombo, Sri Lanka to Galle
  • Tour Only from £2145pp

No single supplements for the first four solo places per departure date

Even for seasoned travellers, Sri Lanka offers a wealth of unique cultural attractions coupled with superb scenery. Visit heritage sites, explore national parks, and stay in characterful, authentic hotels

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The Best of Sri Lanka

11 Nights - Colombo and Back from £2149pp
  • 11 Nights - Colombo and Back
  • Fly Tour from £2149pp

This introduction to the ‘Land of Serendipity’ reveals mountaintop fortresses, ancient capitals hidden in dense forest and national parks where elephants roam free. Starting and finishing in the island’s capital, Colombo, you’ll journey to Buddhist temples and botanical gardens, stopping to sample some of the world’s best tea along the way.

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Classical Sri Lanka

8 Nights - Colombo and Back from £2250pp
  • 8 Nights - Colombo and Back
  • Tour Only from £2250pp

Discover the history, cultural highlights and scenic beauty of this tear-shaped island, including visits to the local markets and the archeological marvel of Polonnaruwa. Stay in luxury in the misty hills of Nuwara Eliya, savour the freshest tea possible during a plantation visit and take in the wondrous mountain ranges from the Mahaweli Reach Hotel.

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Splendours of Sri Lanka

13 Nights - Colombo to Wadduwa from £2595pp
  • 13 Nights - Colombo to Wadduwa
  • Fly Tour from £2595pp

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This outstanding introductory tour to Sri Lanka combines the cultural triangle’s ancient cities with scenic hill country, man-made marvels and abundant wildlife.

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Sri Lanka, Temples & Tea

14 Nights - Colombo to Beruwela from £2695pp
  • 14 Nights - Colombo to Beruwela
  • Fly Tour from £2695pp

Discover the fabulous diverse scenery of exotic Sri Lanka on this spectacular journey through the country's cultural heritage. During this south Asian adventure we explore Sri Lanka's many glorious attractions, from its charming coastal cities to its mountain temple retreats, and from its ancient royal palaces to its magnificent Buddhist monuments.

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Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour

13 Nights - Colombo to Galle from £2775pp
  • 13 Nights - Colombo to Galle
  • Fly Tour from £2775pp

This small group tour is a superb introduction to both the wildlife and beautiful scenery of Sri Lanka. A treat for animal enthusiasts, it provides you with the chance to see elephants and the elusive leopard in the wild in both popular and lesser-visited National Parks, and marine life on the island’s south coast.

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Sri Lanka Explorer

12 Nights - Negombo to Galle from £2999pp
  • 12 Nights - Negombo to Galle
  • Fly Tour from £2999pp

Offering the opportunity to take in the very best of what Sri Lanka has to offer, this in-depth small group tour digs a little deeper into the island’s culture and history, as well as seeking out its famous wildlife species in two national parks as you travel from the west and south coasts.

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Sri Lanka - Pearl of the Indian Ocean

13 Nights - Sri Lanka and Back from £3299pp
  • 13 Nights - Sri Lanka and Back
  • Fly Tour from £3299pp

​​With its incredible natural beauty, ancient sights and cultural treasures, Sri Lanka has much to offer. Admire the majestic elephants of Habarana, visit Sigiriya's 'Fortress in the Sky' and view the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha, then round off your tour with days of relaxation on the beach.

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Sri Lanka and Maldives Cruise Extension

18 Days - Colombo to Male from £3299pp
  • 18 Days - Colombo to Male
  • Fly Tour from £3299pp

As soon as you arrive, your senses are overwhelmed by Sri Lanka! The warm tropical air, the colourful wild flowers and the jungle, the striking colours of the saris adorning every woman, the variety of exotic fruits and spices, the beauty of the countryside, the mystique of countless temples and orange-clad Buddhist monks and wild elephants – this is a varied place indeed!

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Madagascar Wildlife Adventure

15 Nights - Antananarivo and Back from £3540pp
  • 15 Nights - Antananarivo and Back
  • Fly Tour from £3540pp

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Much of Madagascar’s exotic flora and fauna is found nowhere else on Earth. This tour offers an opportunity to discover the island’s extraordinary wildlife, natural history, stunning scenery, idyllic beaches and fascinating culture, which is based on a mix of Christianity and ancient spiritual beliefs.

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Madagascar: Untouched Wilderness

11 Nights - Antananarivo  and Back from £3935pp
  • 11 Nights - Antananarivo and Back
  • Fly Tour from £3935pp

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Madagascar’s main draw is undoubtedly the extraordinary wildlife, much of which is endemic. However, the island is also a treasure trove for those interested in geology, with its vestiges of the Triassic and Jurassic eras. This journey takes in some of Madagascar’s most spectacular landscapes and visits national parks teeming with exotic wildlife.

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Southern Africa Discovery

12 Nights - Cape Town to Victoria Falls from £5695pp
  • 12 Nights - Cape Town to Victoria Falls
  • Fly Tour from £5695pp

Save £1200 per couple

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Spirit of Sri Lanka

15 Nights - Negombo to Colombo from £5895pp
  • 15 Nights - Negombo to Colombo
  • Fly Tour from £5895pp

Experience the historical and natural wonders of Sri Lanka as you journey through this diverse country and explore the magnificent Dambulla Cave Temple, marvel at the ancient Sigiriya Rock and search for elusive leopards in Yala National Park.

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Ultimate Sri Lanka

16 Nights - Negombo to Colombo from £6045pp
  • 16 Nights - Negombo to Colombo
  • Fly Tour from £6045pp

Save £1200 per couple

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Grand African Safari

24 Nights - Cape Town to Nairobi from £11545pp
  • 24 Nights - Cape Town to Nairobi
  • Fly Tour from £11545pp

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Close your eyes and think of Africa and you’re likely to picture one of the iconic attractions in this itinerary. After all, this journey was designed to introduce you to Africa’s true essence.

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Sri Lanka, Temples & Tea

14 Nights - Colombo to Beruwela from £2695pp
  • 14 Nights - Colombo to Beruwela
  • Fly Tour from £2695pp

Discover the fabulous diverse scenery of exotic Sri Lanka on this spectacular journey through the country's cultural heritage. During this south Asian adventure we explore Sri Lanka's many glorious attractions, from its charming coastal cities to its mountain temple retreats, and from its ancient royal palaces to its magnificent Buddhist monuments.

  • Culture
  • History
  • Cruise
  • Luxury
  • Wildlife
  • Culinary
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The Best of Sri Lanka

11 Nights - Colombo and Back from £2699pp
  • 11 Nights - Colombo and Back
  • Fly Tour from £2699pp

This introduction to the ‘Land of Serendipity’ reveals mountaintop fortresses, ancient capitals hidden in dense forest and national parks where elephants roam free. Starting and finishing in the island’s capital, Colombo, you’ll journey to Buddhist temples and botanical gardens, stopping to sample some of the world’s best tea along the way.

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Discover the Indian Ocean

As well as endless beaches and marine marvels, the Indian Ocean also boasts a wealth of culture, remarkable wildlife and welcoming, friendly locals. Escorted tours of the Indian Ocean allow guests to explore are array of destinations including the Maldives, the Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Madagascar and the Andaman Islands. An escorted tour is the best way to combine the many highlights and hidden gems of the Indian Ocean into one amazing adventure.

The gorgeous islands of the Seychelles offer an escape from reality with their world-class beaches, sleepy villages and lush prehistoric rainforests which are perfect for hiking in search of majestic waterfalls. The romantic Maldives showcase unrivalled snorkelling and diving opportunities which introduce guests to an underwater haven of colourful reefs and tropical fish. The beautiful atolls of the Maldives are the perfect place to sit back and relax with a hand-crafted cocktail as the crystal-clear waters lap gently against the powdery white sand.

Sri Lanka is a country of wonderful national parks, grand temples, golden beaches, tea plantations and huge smiles. Sri Lanka is packed with unforgettable experiences and the country’s 2000-year-old culture can be discovered at the many ancient sites and legendary temples. The verdant rainforests welcome hikers and walkers in search of outstanding natural beauty, the beaches and cities are never too far from a national park teeming with elephants and the smiling locals are always on hand to offer their help.

Madagascar is home to 18 fascinating tribal cultures and an abundance of diverse wildlife including 70 varieties of lemurs, 120 endemics of bird species and the greatest diversity of chameleons in the world. Madagascar is a dream destination for naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts due to its varied landscapes including sandstone canyons, limestone karsts, mountains, fertile hills cascading with terraced rice paddies.


Highlights of Indian Ocean

  • Maldives

    Maldives is the definition of luxurious paradise, with pristine white-sand islands, crystal-clear blue waters and world-class diving amongst a spectacular underwater world. The country’s many islands showcase some of the world’s most beautiful beaches with white powdery sands and sheltered lagoons. The underwater world is rich and varied with dazzling coral reefs, magnificent caves, more than 900 species of tropical fish, manta rays, turtles and sharks. The capital city of the Maldives, Male is home to bustling markets which are packed with friendly locals selling fresh produce including fresh fruits, fish and wines.

  • Mahe Island, Seychelles

    Mahe Island is the largest of the Seychelle islands and boasts gorgeous beaches, jungle clad mountains and small towns with a unique Creole culture. The island of Mahe is home to the country’s capital city, Victoria, which houses the vast majority of the country’s population. As well as relaxing on a breath-taking beach, Mahe Island also offers a host of activities including mountain walks, jungle hikes to pretty waterfalls, rock climbing and kayaking.

  • La Digue, Seychelles

    The small island of La Digue has a tiny population, on a few road vehicles and has an immensely laid-back island vibe. It is one of the most charming Seychelles islands with iconic beaches including Anse Source d'Argent, which is believed to be the most photographed beach in the world. Village life is relaxed and slow on this sleepy island and remarkably, the main form of transport is old-fashioned bicycles.

  • Praslin Island, Seychelles

    Praslin Island’s gorgeous stretches of palm-fringed beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Geogette frequently make top ten lists of best beaches around the world. The islands National Park or "Vallée de Mai", is home to a lush prehistoric rainforest of huge trees that dominates the landscape and is ripe for exploration. Praslin is the only island where tourists can discover the infamous Coco De Mer, an exotic plant that lead to the belief the Seychelles were the true Garden of Eden.

  • Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city is an ever-expanding metropolis with a fascinating contrast of colonial and modern architecture. Lovely Buddhist temples such as the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple can be found nestled next to stylish eateries and art galleries. Street artisans can be seen at work in Viharamahadevi Park and the Pettah bazaar in the culturally diverse Pettah district is a great place to way to experience everyday life in Sri Lanka.

  • Negombo, Sri Lanka

    Negombo offers a much more laid-back and gentler introduction to Sri Lanka than the bustling city of Colombo. The relaxed beach town and fishing village boasts beautiful beaches, a friendly local community and an array of restaurants serving delicious western dishes and local delicacies. The resort area surrounding the beach tends to be lively in the evenings and is a great place to relax with a beverage. Negombo town offers a lively fish market, old-world colonial charm and hundreds of colourful wooden boats.

  • Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar was founded King Andrianjaka in approximately 1625 and is known as the ‘The City of a Thousand Warriors’. The city has a remarkable history and culture to discover and the Haute-Ville, with its beautiful colonial buildings and steep streets is a great place for a stroll. From Antananarivo, guests can venture to the botanical and zoological garden of Tsimbazaza. Often referred to as Tana, the city boasts spectacular restaurants serving impeccable dishes which would easily rival Europe’s Michelin-starred restaurants.

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