December 4, 2018
It’s Christmas time again; a time when we gather with loved ones, share meals, enjoy each other’s company and exchange gifts.
But are you wondering what to buy your loved ones this year? Are you looking for some Christmas gift ideas and inspiration?
This Christmas why not give the gift of travel? It’s a gift that lasts longer than the time it takes to open on Christmas Day and will stay with you a lifetime.
A travel gift will also create something to look forward to into next year – something to plan, some to talks to others about, a sense of excitement and build up. After all, who doesn’t love a holiday and particularly one that is already planned, booked and paid for! It’s the perfect Christmas gift for your loved one that has everything but lives to see the world, discover new places and have experiences that will give them memories they can keep for ever.
Our Christmas gift guide includes small group tours to Sri Lanka, a ladies tour in India, a private villa stay in Sri Lanka, travel in Bhutan and for those that love luxury travel in Sri Lanka and India – a palace stay.
So here are six of our best Christmas gift ideas – this year spoil someone special in your life with a great travel experience.
#1 Private villa stay in Sri Lanka
All I want for Christmas is a private villa stay in Sri Lanka. Yes please! This is our favourite Christmas gift idea this year. Picture yourselves at a private villa on Sri Lanka’s south coast with beach access; bedrooms with ensuites for all your guests; onsite chef ready to cook delicious Sri Lankan meals for you; house keepers and villa staff attending to all your needs; private swimming pool; massage and yoga available on request and it’s all yours for a week. Doesn’t this sound like bliss? Take your partner, the friends you travel with every couple of years, your whole extended family or share the week with another family. Whoever you take, we have a private villa in Sri Lanka to suit you. Can you imagine a week away in a private Sri Lanka villa next year? Put it under this year’s tree.
#2 Experience the splendour of Sri Lanka
Voted the number one place to visit in 2019 – Sri Lanka is receiving a lot of attention at the moment as a must visit destination. If you haven’t already travelled to Sri Lanka we say go now. This small tropical island has a lot to offer visitors relative to its size – rolling green hills of tea plantations, sandy beaches and surf coasts, world heritage sights, sumptuous meals and incredible hospitality.
We can’t think of a better way to experience all that Sri Lanka has to offer than Splendour in Sri Lanka – a small group tour by Remarkable East.
Elegant, contemporary and refined – Splendour in Sri Lanka will reveal the very best of this remarkable country. Featuring Sri Lanka’s renowned luxury accommodation, select cultural and historical sights, personalised guiding and experiences, and fine dining. Including 3 nights at the luxury plantation resort Tea Trails and a private charter flight. A group tour of Sri Lanka that you will be talking about for many Christmases to come.
#3 Let the ladies travel
Why not book the lady in your life on Sri Lankan Discovery – a group tour of Sri Lanka designed especially for women travellers. If Sri Lanka is not on your travel wish list but it tops hers – why not reserve her a place on our women’s group tour of Sri Lanka in July 2019. Better yet, encourage her sister or her best friend to join her! As part of this 14-day tour of Sri Lanka for women travellers – visit Colombo, Sigiriya, Galle, the tea country, Gal Oya National Park and Kandy. Fully hosted by Glenda McMillan-Andersson from our Melbourne office. Sri Lankan Discovery – a group tour of Sri Lanka for female travellers.
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#4 Bhutan Revealed
Book your places on Bhutan Revealed – our newest small group tour for 2019. Fully hosted by Lincoln Harris (whom many of you know either through travelling with him previously or speaking to him regularly over the phone), Bhutan Revealed will introduce you to the remarkable country of Bhutan.
Bhutan is a place like no other – rich in natural beauty, warm and welcoming locals, incredible dzongs, Gross National Happiness and Buddhism. This two-week tour is timed to coincide with the once-a-year Bumthang Tsechu – a grand festival of colour and joy where entire communities come in their finest attire to witness Buddhist ritual, folk dances, receive blessings and to socialise. A remarkable event and one not to be missed.
#5 Take her to the Taj Mahal
Nothing says I love you more than a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal – the world’s greatest monument to love.
This Christmas book your loved one a private tour of India that includes the Taj Mahal. What better gift could there be?
#6 An Indian palace stay
Everyone needs to stay in a palace once in their life.
And there are no greater palaces than India’s grand palace hotels. Set in some of India’s most iconic cities and locations – its palace hotels are places people dream of staying. From Taj Lake Palace on the picturesque Lake Pichola in Udaipur in North India, to Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad in South India – you’ll never forget a stay in one of India’s palace hotels. Often landmarks of the cities they occupy and significant places in the local history, expect incredible buildings, outstanding service, fine dining, elegant surrounds and true luxury. Be warned – once you have stayed at one palace you will want to experience them all.
Our pick – splurge on 3 nights at Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur, we guarantee it will be a highlight of your holiday in India. Stay at Umaid Bhawan during our suggested 15-day Rajasthan In Style private tour of India. We can also include Umaid Bhawan in any custom made India tour.
If any of our Christmas gift ideas has inspired you – get in touch with Sri Lanka Unbound today to book the perfect gift idea for your loved one. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free on 1300 449 709.
This Sri Lanka travel blog was published in conjunction with our sister brand – India Unbound – specialising in travel in India for more than a decade. Our small group touring brand is Remarkable East. We are a specialist travel company based in Melbourne, Australia.