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November 2024

From the beach to the highlands, we pass colourful local villages and sweeping hillside views. The Cultural Triangle is the heart of Sri Lanka’s ancient, historical centre. More sights and activities to fit in – but we experience the best. Then further on to the high tea country, before dropping back down to explore the south coast, home to some of the world’s best beaches, luxury villas and spas. This is the tour for travellers to delve into the best of Sri Lanka — the social, culture, past and future — all couched in a framework of rest and rejuvenation. The Mountain to the Beach Tour selects the best of both worlds that Sri Lanka has to offer: ancient culture and history along with relaxing beaches and spas, modern architecture, food and shopping.

May/June 2024

This tour will start at a beachfront Hotel in Negombo – close to the Colombo international airport. We head straight to the Cultural Triangle for three nights where we explore the history, culture and delights of this special region. One night in Kandy before taking the scenic train to Nuwara Eliya in High Tea country (Little England).

We leave the high country and head south to the tropical coast. This is our longest day on the road – about five hours – but lots to see and do on the way. The beautiful beaches and scenery invite us to relax and kick back for some serious pampering time at the barefoot luxury of Talalla Resort. Revived and thriving we spend a night in the magical Galle, then two nights in Colombo. We either stay at or visit the best of renowned Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa.

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Experience the Very Best of Sri Lanka

We specialise in boutique small group tours for the serendipitous soul. Or, have us help curate your own personal tour with itinerary and local guide. 


Sri Lanka is the land that gave the world serendipity. Early Arab traders knew it as “Serendib” – good things found by chance. Good things can still be found here in abundance. The land is oversupplied with incredible scenery, stunning beaches, dramatic history, and warm and friendly people. It is best to be shown – sometimes the best things are hard to find.

Michael Murray, a personable Byron Bay-based world traveller has a passion and a vast knowledge of the island. He formed the Best of Sri Lanka Tour to share his joy and excitement for this tear-drop jewel in the Indian Ocean. Each tour also includes a local, English speaking, SLTA licensed co-guide and driver.

We operate guided tours each year, as well as tailored itineraries for exclusive travellers. We can curate your own unique travel experience if the nominated dates do not work. Just provide your dates, interests and estimated budget and we will deliver to you a personalised itinerary and quote. Our mission is to provide a novel and unforgettable experience for you – regardless of your schedule or budget. Learn more on our Tours page.

Sri Lanka Tour

A video overview of just one of the BoSL Tours.

Come and experience the place that gave the world “Serendipity” 

We only do small group tours – maximum six people. We mainly stay at exclusive, boutique hotels that show you the real Sri Lanka – not a generic tourist trip. We find the right pace, sometimes staying two nights in the same spot, finding a leisurely, relaxed way to move while still having a full, bountiful experience. We look for good company and interesting conversation.

We see the sights – the BEST ones. We eat fine food, learn about architecture (ancient and modern), recline on white sandy beaches, see wild animals in jungles and be pampered in luxury spas. We meet locals and gain an understanding of its ethnic diversity, political upheavals and potential future. Its a deep dive into a fascinating place with many layers.


The Best of SL … this title really did live up to its name. We never had to worry about a thing, except getting ourselves to Colombo. Our driver too was just the best. Very knowledgeable with a love of his country & people…. and we always felt safe driving & travelling around with him. When we stayed on for an extra 2 weeks, Michael was most kind & helpful with arranging our itinerary, nothing was ever too much trouble. It was most certainly a very memorable trip.



An excellent introduction to the fabulous Island of Sri Lanka. Our Tour guide, Michael, our Driver Sanjaya & our other travelling companions were great company & lots of fun. There was also the right combination time of activities & R&R. We had a ball & returned home with a fistful of happy memories.



May 2024
This is the best of both worlds tour. Best of the hill country and best of the beach.
To be confirmed
May/June 2024
The very best of internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa
AUD$3,450 Twin Share, AUD$3,900 Single Room,