Relax on Sri Lanka's Southern Coast
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Relax on Sri Lanka's Southern Coast

Experience the best of Sri Lanka’s beaches on this laid back tour taking you along the south coast. Cultural highlights and outdoor excursions are balanced with plenty of time for rest and relaxation on the beach. 

Highlights include

  • River Safari along the Maadu Ganga.
  • Exploring nature, wildlife and villages by boat and tuk-tuk in the Galle countryside. 
  • Looking for whale's and dolphins on an excursion from Mirissa. 
  • Beaches and relaxation.
  • Exploring Colombo with a unique Experience Travel Group twist.

 This is a great way to explore Sri Lanka’s varied southern landscapes and colourful wildlife from land and water. 

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative price for this holiday is £3,450 per person inclusive of flights from the UK. Prices may be less in low season and higher in peak season.

Call our Sri Lanka experts on 020 7924 7133 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates.   

Inclusions

Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include:

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers 
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences 
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK 

For more on our pricing policy read here.

 

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Relax on Sri Lanka's Southern Coast

DAY 1 DEPART THE UK

Depart London Heathrow and fly directly to Colombo overnight.

DAY 2-5  beaches and watersports on THE SOUTH WEST COAST

Transfer in a chauffeur driven vehicle to Bentota where you will spend the next four nights at Club Villa. Bentota is a thriving resort with plenty of water sports, nightlife, bars, great dining, and peaceful beaches.

A beautiful boat trip is planned along the Maadu Ganga, which is lined with mangroves. Watch out for river life including lizards, birds of prey, and the odd crocodile. The guided trip takes a few hours and refreshments are served on board.

DAYS 6-8 culture and scenery along THE GALLE COAST

Galle Coast is the capital of southern Sri Lanka and a cultural cosmopolitan highlight. A history rich with diverse cultural influences and plenty of sights (such as the 17th century Dutch fort) makes Galle a popular stop for those seeking to learn about Sri Lanka’s colourful past. The tropical inland scenery is complemented by fabulous beaches, such as Thalpe, Koggala, and Unawatuna.

During your stay there will be a day spent on a tour of the local countryside. Cruise along the Kapu Ela river with a naturalist guide watching birdlife, water monitors, and the endangered purpled faced monkey. This is followed by a tuk-tuk ride or a leisurely bike tour to a traditional villages where you can learn how to make a traditional Sri Lankan egg hopper breakfast. 

 DAYS 9-13 whales, birds  and THE idyllic DEEP SOUTH

The south east coast of Sri Lanka extends from Matara to Hambatota and it’s the perfect destination for rest and relaxation. This part of our tour is all about enjoying the "deep south" beaches with their lush vegetation, idyllic villages, and palm fringed white stretches of sand.

During your stay there will be time to explore the Bundala National Park biosphere with 200 species of birds and nesting grounds for four species of marine turtle. You will also have time to take an exciting whale watching safari off the shore of Mirissa.  

 DAY 14 & 15 the heritage of COLOMBO

Colombo is vibrant and bustling with plenty of Portugese, English, and Dutch influence. Start your exploration with a sunset cycling tour through Colombo’s suburbs and the countryside beyond. Pass paddy fields and waterways and finish off with a puja ceremony at the Kelaniya temple. The following day, a unique tea excursion at the Dilmah Tea Lounge includes a tour and gourmet high tea. Learn about tea mixology and don’t forget to try a tea-inspired cocktail before you leave. In the afternoon, a 3-4 hour Colombo city walk will reveal Colombo’s cultural highlights: explore heritage 17th century buildings from the time of Dutch and British reign. Avoid the crowds of tourists and head to the marketplace at Pettah.

DAY 15 RETURN HOME

The journey from the hotel to the airport is an hour by private chauffeured vehicle, and the direct flight from Colombo to Heathrow arrives at 20:05.


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