November 2023

From the beach to the high lands, 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, the past and the 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.

The Bawa Architecture Tour

3-12 June 2023

We arrive at the Galle Face – one of Asia’s most celebrated colonial-era grand hotels. We visit Bawa House and walk through the magnificent gardens of Lunaganga, Bawa’s weekend retreat. Join us on the Bawa Architecture Tour and stay at award-winning Bawa hotels. One in the heritage-listed trading port of Galle, where the old Dutch trading warehouses are being renovated. We have lunch at the incredible luxury villas of Claughton House.

Back up the coast to Kandy, the capital of what was Ceylon.  We spend two nights based at the Bawa inspired Dambula Lake while exploring the ancient cave temples and hill fort in the Cultural Triangle. Best for last is a tour of the Hotel Heritance Kandalama – Bawa’s most celebrated work. It is cut into a cliff face and covered in Jungle. One night in the Bawa Inspired Negombo Blue which is only 20 minutes from the airport.

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 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.



November 2023
This is the best of both worlds tour. Best of the hill country and best of the beach.
AUD$2950 Twin Share, AUD$3900 Single Room, AUD$2800 Per Person Triple Room
June 3rd – 12th 2023
The very best of internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa
AUD$2950 Twin Share, AUD$3900 Single Room, AUD$2800 Per Person Triple Room