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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 Destinations South Asia, Sri Lanka, Maldives
Activity Activity Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Culture
Tour Type Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour

Experience Travel Group Reviews

What people are saying about Experience Travel Group

P & H

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.


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.

Fiona C

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.

Preferred hotels

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Included Accommodation

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

Included Guided excursions

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

Included International flights

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

Included Insurance

Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding).

Included Ground transfers

All airport collections, hotel transfers and other ground transfers.

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