Authentic Sri Lanka with Beyond Dream
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Venture beyond the tourist trail and into the heart of Sri Lanka’s culture and untamed wilderness with Beyond Dream Travels.
An Australian family-owned and -run tour agency with roots in Sri Lanka, Beyond Dreams‘ team of expert planners and star-class tour directors are passionate about showing you the heart and soul of this colourful, exciting country.
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The Sri Lankan heritage of the Beyond Dream team, with its profound knowledge of the country and all the wonders it holds, is what makes every Beyond Dream Travels itinerary that little bit different. Each Sri Lankan adventure promises authentic local insights and exclusive access to the people and places that make the island so special – wherever your interests lie. Whether that’s a wish to experience life on safari, a trek into verdant rainforests, a foodie adventure, an Ayurvedic detox, or a journey into the country’s colonial history, the Beyond Dream Travels team will design an itinerary to suit you.
The same ethos applies when it comes to selecting your holiday accommodation. Family-owned and local hotels and resorts, such as Jetwing, are preferred, where each overnight experience is like being welcomed into the home of a local family. Jetwing Kaduruketha in Wellawaya and Jetwing Yala in Yala National Park both regularly feature on many standard itineraries.
With the central highlands to the north, national reserves to the south, and lush paddy fields and rolling hills your outlook, Jetwing Kaduruketha is conveniently connected, yet comfortably isolated. Meanwhile, Jetwing Yala is an icon of wild luxury and natural wonders. Positioned between the lapping shores of the Indian Ocean and the wild animal calls of Yala National Park, an overnight here will be one to remember.
Beyond dream memories
Love Discover Family: This 16-day private tour takes in all of Sri Lanka’s must-see sites including Sigiriya, the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Kandy Temple, mini Adam’s Peak and Galle UNESCO World Heritage sites. The kids will love the visit to Pinnawala elephant orphanage!
Magical Northern Sri Lanka: Dive into Sri Lanka’s cultural diversity, colourful traditions and culinary wonders on this 20-day itinerary. Sample Yalpanam delicacies in Jaffna, visit a working tea plantation, take in a cultural show, tour Anuradhapura Ancient Kingdom and much more.
Best of Lanka with Kandy Perahera: Experience centuries of history, legend and enchantment over 15 epic days. This special itinerary includes VIP seating to witness The Kandy Esala Perahera – Sri Lanka’s oldest and grandest traditional Buddhist festival.