10 days from $4,050 per person*
  • Enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan meal with a local family in Galle.
  • Spot crocodiles and elephants on a private boat safari.
  • Blend in with local villagers as you cycle around Kandy on vintage bicycles.
  • Search for the elusive leopard on guided jungle safaris at Yala National Park.
  • Selection of premium accommodations throughout.
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Discover a blend of Sri Lanka's exotic wildlife encounters and authentic local experiences on this private guided journey around the island.

Your introduction to Sri Lanka begins in the nation capital, Colombo, where you'll set out with a private local guide on a walking tour around the city, allowing you to venture through some of the buzzing streets and intense markets with ease. Make your way to Galle, where you’ll explore, with your private guide, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Galle Fort. Walk around the 17th century Dutch ramparts, and gaze out over the magnificent blue Bay of Galle. Meet a local mother who will cook you an authentic Sri Lankan meal while her husband, potentially, regales you with stories of being a cabbie in New York. Head to Yala National Park where you’ll stay at a tented safari camp, and set out on multiple jungle safari expeditions in search of leopards, elephants, sloth bears and more. In Gal Oya, a night safari will give you a different perspective on some of the nocturnal creatures. Set out on a private boat and jeep safari, where you may catch sights of some crocodiles, or even elephants swimming between islands. A walk with a Vedda Chief offers you an exceptional insight into the local forest-dwelling, indigenous people of Sri Lanka, learning about their traditional ways that have mostly eschewed the trappings of modernization. This is the authentic Sri Lanka you’ve been seeking. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Colombo
    Colombo
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • English Speaking Chauffeur Guide - English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 2 Colombo to Galle
    Colombo to Galle
    • Tour - Private - Colombo City Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    • Transfer - Private - Colombo - Galle [(2.5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide
    • English Speaking Chauffeur Guide - English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
    • Tour - Private - Afternoon Galle Fort Walking Tour (2 hrs) - Guide
    • Tour - Private - Authentic Sri Lankan Meal with Mother Washanti (2 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Galle to Yala National Park
    Galle to Yala National Park
    • Transfer - Private - Galle - Yala National Park [(3.5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide
    • English Speaking Chauffeur Guide - English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
    • Afternoon Jungle Safari at Kulu Yala Camp
    All Inclusive
  • Day 4 Ahungalla to Yala National Park
    Ahungalla to Yala National Park
    • Transfer - Private - Transfer - Private - Ahungalla - Yala National Park (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    All Inclusive
  • Day 5 Yala National Park to Gal Oya National Park
    Yala National Park to Gal Oya National Park
    • Morning Jungle Safari at Kulu Yala Camp
    • Transfer - Private - Yala National Park - Gal Oya National Park [(3 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide
    • English Speaking Chauffeur Guide - English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
    • Tour - Private - Wildlife Night Safari (2 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Gal Oya National Park
    Gal Oya National Park
    • English Speaking Chauffeur Guide - English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
    • Tour - Private - Wildlife Jeep Safari & Walking Tour (4 hrs) - Guide
    • Tour - Private - Wildlife Boat Safari (3 hrs) - Boat/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Gal Oya National Park to Kandy
    Gal Oya National Park to Kandy
    • Tour - Private - A Walk of Discovery with Vedda Chief (3 hrs) - Vedda Chief
    • English Speaking Chauffeur Guide - English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
    • Transfer - Private - Gal Oya National Park - Kandy [(3.5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 8 Kandy
    Kandy
    • English Speaking Chauffeur Guide - English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
    • Tour - Private - Kandy Heritage Cycling Tour (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Bicycle
  • Day 9 Kandy to Kotugoda
    Kandy to Kotugoda
    • Transfer - Private - Kandy - Kotugoda [(4 hrs) ] - Vehicle/Guide
    • English Speaking Chauffeur Guide - English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Kotugoda
    Kotugoda
    • English Speaking Chauffeur Guide - English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
    • Transfer - Private - Kotugoda - Colombo [Airport (30 min)] - Vehicle/Guide
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Day 1: Colombo

For your added comfort, your English speaking chauffeur guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your private English-speaking chauffeur guide for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation: Galle Face Hotel (5*)

The Galle Face Hotel, is situated in the heart of Colombo, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green. The hotel embraces Sri Lanka’s rich history and legendary traditions, and many travelers say that no visit to Sri Lanka is complete without staying at this majestic hotel. It was originally built in 1864 and recently restored back to its former glory. For generations, guests have come back again and again, seduced by the nostalgic charm of the rooms in the hotel. Distinctive comforts with subtle embellishments make your stay an experience to look forward to and the hotel is renowned for presenting some of Colombo’s finest cuisines in unique locations throughout the hotel, be it elegant afternoon teas at The Verandah or an innovative modern menu at the ‘1864’.

Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Galle Face Hotel
Galle Face Hotel

Day 2: Colombo - Galle

Discover Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka on foot today during this 3 hours guided tour accompanied by a local guide. During your walking tour, you will learn about the city's rich history dating back to the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonization periods. You will walk through Fort which is the central business district of Colombo. You will have a chance to witness monumental buildings like the GOH Hotel or Cargills Department Store. Colombo is undergoing a modernization period and only a handful of its architectural gems remain. You will walk through the crazy streets of the Pettah Colombo’s main market hub. A modern open-air bazaar of sorts where the smells of dried chilies and fish mix with trucks delivering Indian saris all happening in a small alleyway. This private tour includes an English-speaking guide, snacks, and soft drinks.

Transfer from Colombo to Galle with a private vehicle and English-speaking chauffeur guide. The transfer is approximately 2.5 hours.

This afternoon, enjoy a private, 2-hour walking tour accompanied by a local guide to discover the real faces of Galle. This port city, in Southern Sri Lanka, is one of the ‘must-see’ stops on the island. There are places that truly capture the imagination of travelers and Galle is one of them. The walls that envelope the fort have kept the inner city protected from years of turmoil and conquest. Galle is a synthesis of the history of Sri Lanka. From Muslim gem traders, Portuguese adventurers to savvy Dutch privateers - and let’s not forget the English - they all made Galle their home at some point in history. With its charming shops, restored colonial mansions, and an burgeoning food scene, the city has a hip vibe to it. Galle reveals itself in its full depth once it reveals its treasures behind the veil.

Enjoy an authentic experience with Mother Washanti as she prepares unique and delicious curries. Watch her preparations and indulge in an interesting time with her and her husband, Father Sam, as he shares interesting stories about his time in New York as a cabbie. After you have savored her wonderful food and relaxed for a while longer, Father Sam and Mother Washanti will have made you feel like you are part of a new family. Private transfers are included.

Accommodation: Fort Bazaar (4.5*)

Escape the hot streets of Galle Fort at this townhouse hotel, beautifully built around a traditional Galle Fort private courtyard. The acclaimed Church Street Social restaurant and bar, Library and Z Spa, are features the hotel can rightly boast about, Located in the heart of Galle Fort, the Fort Bazaar is perfect for guests that are looking to soak up the Fort’s legendary atmosphere, a spot of gem shopping or walking the walls of the Fort’s 300-year old walls. Once occupied by spice, tea and gem traders, the Fort Bazaar has undergone an incredible renovation and is now Galle Fort’s newest and certainly hippest boutique hotel.

Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Galle
Galle
Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Fort Bazaar
Fort Bazaar

Day 3: Galle - Yala National Park

Transfer from Galle to Yala National Park with a private vehicle and English-speaking chauffeur guide. The transfer is approximately 3.5 hours.

This afternoon, embark on a jungle safari with an experienced wildlife guide at the Yala National Park. Your wildlife guide will introduce you to the ‘Kulu Experience’ to discover the untamed Sri Lankan jungle.

NOTE: PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

 

Accommodation: Kulu Yala Tented Camp

Kulu’s Yala camp has a perfect location to explore the multiple sectors of the vibrant Yala National Park. The camp’s paradigm is to seamlessly blend a definitive Sri Lankan wildlife experience with exceptionally comfortable accommodation, while minimizing the ecological footprint. The tailor-made, mobile safaris include customized tents that are finessed with thoughtful touches. The guides are professionally trained naturalists who have spent years learning the intricacies of the jungles. Kulu Safaris is the first operator to establish and practice environmentally conscious camping. They have adopted a strict “no-plastic” policy, use renewable energy to as great an extent as possible, and have implemented an eco-friendly waste-management system. All tents have been custom-made in South Africa by one of the world’s leading safari outfitters.

Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Yala National Park
Yala National Park
Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kulu Yala Tented Camp
Kulu Yala Tented Camp

Day 4: Ahungalla - Yala National Park

 

Enjoy your private transfer from Ahungalla to Yala National Park. Drive time is approximately 4 hours.

Accommodation: Kulu Yala Tented Camp
Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Spotted Deer
Spotted Deer

Day 5: Yala National Park - Gal Oya National Park

Set out on an early morning drive with an experienced wildlife guide at the Yala National Park, hoping for animal sightings. This is the best time to capture some amazing photographs with the available natural light. Keep your camera ready!

NOTE: PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

 

Transfer from Yala National Park to Gal Oya National Park with a private vehicle and English speaking chauffeur guide. The transfer is approximately 3 hours.

This evening, try your luck to encounter some of Sri Lanka’s nocturnal animals. An experienced naturalist will take you on a jeep safari in the Watawanna Forest Reserve. Leaving the lodge in the late evening, drive out near the Watawanna Lake where you first visit some archeological sites, including an ancient water duct system. When it gets dark begin driving back to the lodge, with your spotlights ready, keeping a lookout for eyes shining back at you! Amongst other species, you can hope to see Jackals, Elephants, Nightjars, Wild Boars, Mouse-Deers, Jungle Cats and Civets. Entrance fees included.

Accommodation: Gal Oya Lodge

Gal Oya Lodge is much more than just a Sri Lanka eco-lodge. At the heart of the design lies its philosophy to bring you closer to nature and to protect the local environment. The concept lives in every detail, from the undisturbed lush forest of the mountain site to the natural materials used to create the spacious bungalows. And, of course, the lodge use appropriate technology and recycling to preserve precious natural resources such as water and energy. Gal Oya Lodge facilities include a restaurant, bar and swimming pool, seamlessly integrated into the scenic landscape. The friendly locally-recruited staff are keen to share with you the stories and hospitality of the region, while the quality of the naturalist guides are sure to contribute to your visit by vividly bring alive the secrets of the natural world.

Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Asian elephants
Asian elephants
Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Gal Oya Lodge
Gal Oya Lodge

Day 6: Gal Oya National Park

Gal Oya National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s undiscovered natural treasures. Within the park exist herds of elephants, wild boar, four species of deer, jackals, sloth bears, marsh mugger crocodiles and an array of rare exotic birds. Set out by jeep, with an expert naturalist, and ride into the forgotten Nilgala section of the park, once protected by ancient royalty for the abundant medicinal plants and endemic birdlife in this unique ecosystem. You can also experience the safari by foot or hike through the park with an expert naturalist. This option  offers a chance to see wildlife really close up and explore the hidden corners of the park. Entrance fees and snacks are included.

Today, with your guide, enjoy a unique opportunity to observe the local wildlife from the stunning Gal Oya Lake, including crocodiles, deer, elephants and many rare and endemic species of birds. This experience is the only one in Sri Lanka that enables you to spot wildlife from the water and to get deeper into the animals’ habitats. You may be lucky enough to see the elephants swimming between islands or bathing at the lake’s edge. Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen as the sun can be strong! Entrance fees are included.

Accommodation: Gal Oya Lodge
Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Baby Sloth Bear
Baby Sloth Bear
Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Crocodile
Crocodile

Day 7: Gal Oya National Park - Kandy

Gal Oya Lodge is near one of the last remaining communities of the Vedda people, the forest-dwelling, indigenous people of Sri  Lanka. Today, the village Chief will take you on a walk through the jungles of his ancestors. Discover and learn about local nature as he brings the forest alive by explaining his tribe’s use of medicinal plants, ancient hunting grounds and cave dwellings, while providing a fascinating insight into how the hunter-gatherers lived in the jungles of Gal Oya.

Transfer from Gal Oya National Park to Kandy with a private vehicle and English-speaking chauffeur guide. The transfer is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Accommodation: Elephant Stables (4*)

The Elephant Stables is a beautiful Colonial period bungalow on a hill overlooking Kandy.  It was the home of Adigar Sir Cuda Ratwatte (1880-1950), who was a Ceylonese nobleman, and the first person from Kandy to be awarded a knighthood by the British. He was also the uncle of Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the first woman to be elected the head of government in the world.  Historic associations therefore play a large role in the make-up of The Elephant Stables. It has been lovingly restored with a combination of original mid-century planter’s furniture and chic interiors to enable guests to feel the ambience of a Ceylon Planter’s bungalow while enjoying all the luxuries of an up-market boutique property.

Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kandy
Kandy
Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Elephant Stables
Elephant Stables

Day 8: Kandy

Today get ready to ride in true Sri Lankan style with vintage bicycles. To blend in with the whole village experience, you will use the same bicycles as the locals do. They are beautiful black-framed style with no gears. This is old school cycling and you will need to push a bit harder than usual. The route contains a couple of moderate hills which anyone can do. You will ride through small lanes and back roads to discover the heritage of Kandy through its people who still carry out century old traditions. You will feel as you have gone back in time! If you are feeling hungry, you will have a chance to stop for roti and string hoppers and an impromptu countryside picnic. Along the way, you can visit some cottage industries, including a wood carver and a small foundry. You will also have the option to check out the village hairdresser and get a Sri Lankan style haircut at a charming little shop.

Accommodation: Elephant Stables (4*)
Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bike Like a Local
Bike Like a Local

Day 9: Kandy - Kotugoda

Transfer from Kandy to Kotugoda with a private vehicle and English-speaking chauffeur guide. Transfer time is approximately 4 hours.

Accommodation: The Wallawwa (4*)

The Wallawwa, an old colonial manor house, has been lovingly restored to provide 14 beautifully furnished bedrooms and suites – ten Garden Suites, two Wallawwa Bedrooms and two Family Suites. Much care and attention has gone into creating a hotel that is enjoyable for both guests and staff alike. The team of Butlers, Chefs, Housekeepers, Gardeners, Maintenance engineers, Spa Therapists and Management all strive to maintain an efficient and friendly atmosphere whilst ensuring service standards are of the highest quality.

Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Wallawwa
The Wallawwa

Day 10: Kotugoda

Transfer from Kotugoda to Sri Lanka International Airport with a private vehicle and English-speaking chauffeur guide. The transfer is approximately 30 minutes.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Galle Face Hotel (5*): Colombo

The Galle Face Hotel, is situated in the heart of Colombo, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green. The hotel embraces Sri Lanka’s rich history and legendary traditions, and many travelers say that no visit to Sri Lanka is complete without staying at this majestic hotel. It was originally built in 1864 and recently restored back to its former glory. For generations, guests have come back again and again, seduced by the nostalgic charm of the rooms in the hotel. Distinctive comforts with subtle embellishments make your stay an experience to look forward to and the hotel is renowned for presenting some of Colombo’s finest cuisines in unique locations throughout the hotel, be it elegant afternoon teas at The Verandah or an innovative modern menu at the ‘1864’.

Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Galle Face Hotel
Galle Face Hotel
Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Galle Face Hotel Lounge
Galle Face Hotel Lounge

Fort Bazaar (4.5*): Galle

Escape the hot streets of Galle Fort at this townhouse hotel, beautifully built around a traditional Galle Fort private courtyard. The acclaimed Church Street Social restaurant and bar, Library and Z Spa, are features the hotel can rightly boast about, Located in the heart of Galle Fort, the Fort Bazaar is perfect for guests that are looking to soak up the Fort’s legendary atmosphere, a spot of gem shopping or walking the walls of the Fort’s 300-year old walls. Once occupied by spice, tea and gem traders, the Fort Bazaar has undergone an incredible renovation and is now Galle Fort’s newest and certainly hippest boutique hotel.

Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Fort Bazaar
Fort Bazaar

Kulu Yala Tented Camp: Yala National Park

Kulu’s Yala camp has a perfect location to explore the multiple sectors of the vibrant Yala National Park. The camp’s paradigm is to seamlessly blend a definitive Sri Lankan wildlife experience with exceptionally comfortable accommodation, while minimizing the ecological footprint. The tailor-made, mobile safaris include customized tents that are finessed with thoughtful touches. The guides are professionally trained naturalists who have spent years learning the intricacies of the jungles. Kulu Safaris is the first operator to establish and practice environmentally conscious camping. They have adopted a strict “no-plastic” policy, use renewable energy to as great an extent as possible, and have implemented an eco-friendly waste-management system. All tents have been custom-made in South Africa by one of the world’s leading safari outfitters.

Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Kulu Yala Tented Camp
Kulu Yala Tented Camp
Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Jeep Safari
Jeep Safari

Gal Oya Lodge: Gal Oya National Park

Gal Oya Lodge is much more than just a Sri Lanka eco-lodge. At the heart of the design lies its philosophy to bring you closer to nature and to protect the local environment. The concept lives in every detail, from the undisturbed lush forest of the mountain site to the natural materials used to create the spacious bungalows. And, of course, the lodge use appropriate technology and recycling to preserve precious natural resources such as water and energy. Gal Oya Lodge facilities include a restaurant, bar and swimming pool, seamlessly integrated into the scenic landscape. The friendly locally-recruited staff are keen to share with you the stories and hospitality of the region, while the quality of the naturalist guides are sure to contribute to your visit by vividly bring alive the secrets of the natural world.

Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Gal Oya Lodge
Gal Oya Lodge
Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Gal Oya Lodge Bungalow
Gal Oya Lodge Bungalow

Elephant Stables (4*): Kandy

The Elephant Stables is a beautiful Colonial period bungalow on a hill overlooking Kandy.  It was the home of Adigar Sir Cuda Ratwatte (1880-1950), who was a Ceylonese nobleman, and the first person from Kandy to be awarded a knighthood by the British. He was also the uncle of Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the first woman to be elected the head of government in the world.  Historic associations therefore play a large role in the make-up of The Elephant Stables. It has been lovingly restored with a combination of original mid-century planter’s furniture and chic interiors to enable guests to feel the ambience of a Ceylon Planter’s bungalow while enjoying all the luxuries of an up-market boutique property.

Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Elephant Stables
Elephant Stables
Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Elephant Stables Swimming Pool
Elephant Stables Swimming Pool

The Wallawwa (4*): Kotugoda

The Wallawwa, an old colonial manor house, has been lovingly restored to provide 14 beautifully furnished bedrooms and suites – ten Garden Suites, two Wallawwa Bedrooms and two Family Suites. Much care and attention has gone into creating a hotel that is enjoyable for both guests and staff alike. The team of Butlers, Chefs, Housekeepers, Gardeners, Maintenance engineers, Spa Therapists and Management all strive to maintain an efficient and friendly atmosphere whilst ensuring service standards are of the highest quality.

Authentic Sri Lanka: Wildlife & Locals Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Wallawwa
The Wallawwa

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Bonnie Carroll — August 14, 2017 — India & Area

    The trip was FABULOUS! We are now loyal Kensington converts - you took care of everything, and each day unfolded with new surprises and adventures! They were made aware (by Kensington??) that it was our shared birthday trip (my 60th!) and so each Oberoi really outdid themselves in doing special birthday celebrations! Wow, amazing! Just overwhelming!

  • Pamela L — August 22, 2017 — India & Area

    Everything was great, when we wanted to change something they were very good at doing so. I was more than satisfied. Thanks for a wonderful trip.

  • Bruce Rubin — August 14, 2017 — India & Area

    I loved working with Kenny and all the people at Kensington Tours. I loved how easily everything flowed during our journey. Your people were mostly wonderful with a few who simply showed up. We had a few hotel rooms that were less than perfect but in the case of Varanasi I mentioned my displeasure and the room was immediately changed. Many of the hotels were as luxurious as promised and the service was impeccable. We truly loved our trip and would happily use your services again and recommend them to our friends.

  • Renee Martin — August 14, 2017 — India & Area

    Really great experience! The quality and the individuality of how our tour was designed was perfect! Would definitely like to do another tour with Kensington!

  • Richard B. — July 15, 2016 — India & Area

    Guides and especially drivers were very good, indeed.

  • Alicia H. — June 30, 2016 — India & Area

    Each of my guides was absolutely wonderful, making a whirlwind tour feel well-paced and meaningful as well as providing interesting historical/cultural insights and offering excellent shopping and restaurant recommendations. In particular, Sanjil made sure I got all of the best photo angles of the Taj Mahal. Vivek was an amazing story-teller who went above and beyond to make Udaipur come alive, and Indrajeet was an excellent teacher of India's many religions and cultural traditions. The Oberoi hotels were unbelievable; I have never stayed in more luxurious accommodations or experienced more attentive service! This tour was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

  • William C. — May 19, 2016 — India & Area

    Mahipal, our driver for 10 days, was absolutely excellent. My wife has had 3 previous neck surgeries, and cannot ride in a bumpy vehicle. Mahipal was careful to make our travel as smooth as humanly possible. Thank you! Sunita Singh was excellent in arranging everything we needed, as well as our driver.

  • Sherri W. — May 18, 2016 — India & Area

    The choice of hotels and the guides selected for each city were very knowledgeable. We especially liked Rotan in Jodhpur, Gowinda in Jaipur, Iqbal in Agra and Mr Satya Gupta in Deli. They were all very patient, humorous, and happened to be willing photographers. They even made restaurant suggestions for local places outside the hotel. Great versatility. Our driver, Mr. Ronnert Singh, navigated those tough Indian roads safely and flawlessly. We've taken a few tours but quite frankly Kensington was one of the best.

  • James H. — May 18, 2016 — India & Area

    The pacing was well thought out. It's about as easy as you will ever do, i think, touring for a month in India. The Oberoi Hotels were uniformly excellent.

  • Diana D. — May 12, 2016 — India & Area

    Just arrived back from a spectacular 13-day visit to Rajasthan, Delhi, Agra and Varanasi. Sunita Singh of Kensington put together a perfect itinerary to give us a taste of Indian sights, sounds, people and culture and the hotel bookings exceeded our expectations. Everywhere we went we were met by the local Kensington representatives, who more than handled any request we came up with. We felt well cared for throughout the trip. The local guides selected by the local Kensington representatives were knowledgeable about their home city and they were very flexible and accommodating in seeking to make the trip special. Since we were driven in a private van from Udaipur to Jodhpur to Jaipur to Agra and back to Delhi, we could not have been in better hands. Our driver was spectacular. The trip was a success and we could not be happier. Thank you Kensington for a very special trip.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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