Experience the Very Best of Sri Lanka

We specialise in boutique small group tours for the serendipitous soul

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 over supplied with incredible scenery, stunning beaches, dramatic history, 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 Best of Sri Lanka Tour 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 at least three guided tours a year, as well as tailored itineraries for exclusive travellers. Best of Sri Lanka Tour can also curate your own travel experience if the nominated dates do not work. 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

Sneak peek at the deluxe side of Sri Lanka’s ancient hill country

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.

Boutique Sri Lankan Small Group Tours

TBA Sep – Dec 2020. Dependent AU – SL Travel Bubble
The ‘Cultural Triangle’, High Tea country, Galle & Colombo
US$2950 Twin Share, US$600 Single Supplement
Dates TBA – rescheduled from 2020
Cricket tragics from Northern NSW
AU$2900 Twin Share, AU$500 Single supplement, AU$1950 for 3-plus to a room
June 3rd – 12th, 2021
The very best of internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa
US$2950 twin share, US$600 Single Supplement
September 2nd – 15th, 2021
A 14 day combination of all the Best of Sri Lanka Tours plus more
US$4300, US$700 Single Supplement


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.