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Experience Travel Group (ETG) was founded in 2004 and borne from the founders' love of Sri Lanka, its culture and its people. The company today is regarded as a leading authority in luxury and special-interest travel to Sri Lanka, known for crafting tailor-made experiences, seamless service and exceptional boutique hotels. ETG's edge is in creating privately-guided trips that still allow plenty of space for independent discovery. You'll tap into their unparalleled local connections to gain privileged access and exclusive experiences that reveal the fabric of this spectacular country, all while supported by their first-class guides, drivers and 24/7 in-country support.

Key information

Destinations South Asia, Sri Lanka, Tangalle, Yala National Park, Polonnaruwa, Udawalawe, Colombo, Haputale, Knuckles Mountain Range, Galle, Kandy, Gal Oya National Park, Wilpattu National Park, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Jaffna, Anuradhapura, Horton Plains National Park, Sigiriya, Pigeon Island National Park, Kalpitiya, Arugam Bay, Nuwara Eliya, Maldives, Southeast Asia, Borneo, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Tanjung Puting National Park, Kumai, Bako National Park, Kinabatangan Wildlife Reserve, Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Danum Valley
Activity Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Culture
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour

Experience Travel Group Reviews

What people are saying about Experience Travel Group

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P & H
03/10/2019

We visited Sri Lanka for 18 days. It was excellent in every respect. ETG have a very close bond with the Sri Lankan people and ensure that your experience reflects daily life in this interesting country. We very much enjoyed our first visit to Sri Lanka.

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Connor
30/09/2019

We have just had a wonderful family holiday, arranged by Lauren from Experience Travel Group. Our itinerary was perfect, with just the right mix of sightseeing and activities, many fabulous memories made. Our chauffeur guide was so knowledgeable and friendly, he made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable and stress free.

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Fiona C
23/04/2019

As a family of four (children aged 9 & 11) we travelled to Sri Lanka for the first time with little expectation but wow what a truly superb country to visit as a family. The Sri Lankan people are so kind & couldn't do enough for us. The whole experience from booking, flying, arriving at the airport, our driver, accomodation, excursions and even the journey home was magical and Experience Travel Group couldn't have done a better job in putting together a true family holiday of a lifetime.

Experience Travel Group tours

Big Mammals of Sri Lanka

Leopards, Elephants & Whales

17 days From £3,000 Customisable
Destinations Yala National Park, Udawalawe, Mirissa, Negombo
Activity Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries, History, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Luxury Family Holiday + Seaplane

A luxurious family adventure across Sri Lanka

17 days From £3,000 Customisable
Destinations Tangalle, Yala National Park, Polonnaruwa, Colombo, Kandy, Negombo, Sigiriya
Activity Luxury, Honeymoon, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Walking, Yoga, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, History
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Classic Family Holiday

Visit the ancient cities

17 days From £3,000 Customisable
Destinations Polonnaruwa, Udawalawe, Galle, Kandy
Activity Beach, Family, Adventure, Active, Biking, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries, History, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Birds of Sri Lanka

Natural wildlife and birdwatching in Sri Lanka

17 days From £3,000 Customisable
Destinations Tangalle, Yala National Park, Colombo, Knuckles Mountain Range, Gal Oya National Park, Paramakanda Rock temple
Activity Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, History, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Coastal Discovery

Explore Sri Lanka and relax at the beach

15 days From £3,000 Customisable
Destinations Galle, Bundala National Park, Bentota
Activity Luxury, Honeymoon, Beach, Family, Adventure, Active, Walking, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries, History, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Off The Beaten Track in Borneo

Kota Kinabalu, Sepilok and the Kinabatangan River

15 days From £3,000 Customisable
Destinations Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Kota Kinabalu, Kinabatangan Wildlife Reserve, Danum Valley
Activity Family, Adventure, Caving, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Beach and Wildlife

Explore Borneo's national parks and beaches

14 days From £3,000 Customisable
Destinations Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Bako National Park, Kinabatangan Wildlife Reserve, Mulu National Park, Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
Activity Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Caving, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Luxury, Adventure & Boutique Beach

Explore Borneo's beaches and cities

15 days From £3,000 Customisable
Destinations Borneo, Malaysia
Activity Luxury, Beach, Adventure, Caving, Water Sports, Kayaking, Canoeing, Active, Walking, Snorkelling, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Borneo Trek and Climb

Climb Mount Kinabalu and experience Borneo's wildlife and culture

16 days From £3,000 Customisable
Destinations Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Mulu National Park
Activity Beach, Adventure, Climbing, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Walking, Snorkelling, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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In-Depth Borneo Adventure

Explore Borneo's jungles and beaches

18 days From £3,000 Customisable
Destinations Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Bako National Park, Danum Valley, Mulu National Park, Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
Activity Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Caving, Climbing, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Snorkelling, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Borneo Highlights and Langkawi beach

15 days exploring Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia

15 days From £3,000 Customisable
Destinations Borneo, Malaysia
Activity Beach, Active, Walking, Snorkelling, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Malaysia's Wildlife and Nature Encompassed

Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Gaya Island

20 days From £3,000 Customisable
Destinations Borneo, Malaysia
Activity Beach, Adventure, Caving, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Walking, Snorkelling, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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The Contrasts of Malaysia

Experience wildlife and cities in Malaysia

19 days From £3,000 Customisable
Destinations Borneo, Malaysia
Activity Beach, Adventure, Water Sports, Kayaking, Active, Walking, Snorkelling, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries, Culinary, Food
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
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Preferred hotels

A small selection of Experience Travel Group's carefully-selected hotels. All hotels can be changed to suit your requirements and budget

Classic

The Mudhouse

Surrounded by lakes a nestled in sixty acres of forest at the foot of the Paramakanda Rock Temple lies The Mudhouse — a traditional jungle lodge that combines charming, thatched hut accommodation with a vast range of off-the-beaten-track excursions.

Classic

Gal Oya Lodge

Gal Oya Lodge is situated in the heart of the Gal Oya national park, not far from Sri Lanka’s most sizable inland body of water, Senanayake Samudraya lake, a serene body of water surrounded by forests teeming with colourful wildlife. Furnishings are handcrafted from teak and mara wood by workers in the village, and its open-plan architecture makes the most of the panoramic mountain views.

Classic

Melheim Resort

Located in Beragala at the southern edge of the hill country, Melheim Resort Sri Lanka is a quality nine-bedroom hotel with great views across the southern plains to the coast. Simple, clean and reasonably priced, all rooms have en-suite bathrooms, private balconies and commanding views, and guests can enjoy the swimming pool, mini spa and restaurant with outdoor dining.

Superior

Lake Lodge

Situated next to the Beira Lake in Colombo's city centre, Lake Lodge is a small, smart and multifunctional hotel, offering 12 spacious double rooms, fabulous views across the lake and the city beyond and a breezy open-air restaurant.

Superior

Coco Tangalla

Coco Tangalla is an intimate colonial villa situated on Tangalle beach. Decked out in black and white, this old house has been decorated in a fun and contemporary style with splashes of Sri Lankan tradition. It’s chic, compact, and very laid back here. With only six rooms, you can expect personal service, attentive staff and terrific food.

Superior

KK Beach

A contemporary beachfront hotel with stylish, modern interiors and fantastic service, KK Beach sits on a quiet beach just a 20-minute drive from Galle.

With just 10 rooms and a lovely pool, the property is wonderfully intimate. Rooms range from deluxe, suites and penthouse rooms, all with private terraces looking over the pool, palm trees and beach.

Superior

Rosyth House

Initially built in 1926, but completely refurbished in 2010, Rosyth House is an excellent addition to the range of converted planter’s bungalows that are on offer in Sri Lanka’s beautiful hill country. Situated at 1,000 feet above sea level in a working tea and rubber estate, 10 minutes from the provincial market town of Kegalle and only two and half hours from the airport, it is far more accessible than almost all of the other bungalows in the tea-growing region.

Deluxe

Ceylon Tea Trails

Tea Trails combines modern boutique luxury with the plantation bungalow experience. Surrounded by working tea estates, at an altitude of just over 5000 ft, Tiensin, Castlereagh, Norwood and Summerville are located at different points around the lovely Castlereagh reservoir deep in the tea growing Bogowantalawa region of the hill country.

Deluxe

Four Seasons Kudu Huraa

Located on its own private island lies the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, with an exotic village-like atmosphere, the resort is surrounded by bougainvillaea, birds of paradise and frangipani flowers. Comprising of 38 lagoon bungalows, 57 beach pool bungalows and an expansive Royal Beach Villa, the resort offers guests a variety of activities, including diving, sailing and snorkelling, while the large freshwater pool is perfect for those after a little more peace and quiet.

What's included

All trips with Experience Travel Group include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Accommodation

All nights in hand-chosen hotels and carefully selected guesthouses. All hotels can be adjusted according to budget and preference.

Guided excursions

Expert, English-speaking guides and fully escorted tours in every destination.

International flights

International flights are included in the price (can be removed if required).

Insurance

Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding).

Ground transfers

All airport collections, hotel transfers and other ground transfers.

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