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Wonders of Southern Sri Lanka

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Wonders of Southern Sri Lanka – 6 Days

Colombo – Bentota – Galle – Colombo


Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has a tropical climate to offer nice beach vacations along with some wonderful sightseeing opportunities. This itinerary covers one of the most iconic beach destinations in Sri Lanka where you can enjoy so many water sport activities. You will also visit Galle Dutch Fort, Turtle Hatchery, mask factory, and at the end enjoy shopping in Colombo.

This magical journey begins from the busy and vivacious city of Colombo. It is the largest city and former administer capital of Srilanka.

Thereafter head to Bentota which is one of the best beaches in Sri-Lanka. The pristine palm fringed Bentota beach is a renowned for scuba diving, snorkeling, and many more water-based activities. Golden sand Bentota beach is also crammed with world-class hotels and the coast around is dotted with turtle hatcheries. Among the most established and spread along the coast and is home to the Induruwa Sea Turtle Project.

You will also get a chance to visit the colonial town, Galle having Dutch and Portuguese influence. Walk in the narrow streets of Dutch fort filled with exclusive artistic shops and galleries, cafes and restaurants.

Thereafter, the journey to this tropical island concludes in the capital city of Colombo.

Highlights

  • Visit busy and vibrant capital city - Colombo
  • Visit the Turtle Hatchery in Bentota
  • Relax on the pristine beach of Bentota
  • Explore the Srilanka’s best preserved colonial townscape in Galle

Tour cost includes:
  • Transfers and ground transports (private vehicle with and English speaking chauffeur guide)
  • Accommodation: twin/double room in standard hotels
  • Breakfast


  • Tour Cost does not include:
  • Any International Airfare / Airport taxes
  • Lunches and Dinner are not included unless mentioned
  • Entrance fees for temples, monuments and museums mentioned in the program
  • Tips to guides, restaurants, and hotel lobby.
  • Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, phone calls etc
  • Sri Lanka Visa charges are not the part of the tour package
  • Repatriation fees, should they be required
  • Optional activities
  • Any others expenses
  • Day - 1 Arrive Colombo

    Upon arrival at the Bandaranayake International Airport (Colombo Airport), you will be received by the chauffeur and transferred to the hotel. The day begins with a visit to one of the most important places of learning and spirituality - The Gangaramaya Temple. Afterwards, visit the Seema Malaka Temple, a tiny temple that is built on a lake and can only be reached by a small bridge. Rest of the day is at your own pace. Overnight will be at Colombo.

    Day - 2 Colombo to Bentota By road 81 / 2hrs

    After breakfast, proceed to Bentota en route visit the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda. If time permits, you can also experience scenic boat ride through massive mangrove caves at Balapitiya. Later transfer to hotel in Bentota to enjoy and relax near the beach. Overnight will be at Bentota.

    Day - 3 Bentota to Galle to Bentota

    After breakfast drive to Galle for a day excursion. En route visit the mask factory and moonstone industry. Post lunch, when sun goes down, enjoy the guided tour of Galle by visiting the Galle fort which is Srilanka’s best preserved colonial townscape. Here, streets are lined with Dutch period villas and old churches. Originally built in 1588 by the Portuguese, it was extensively fortified by the Dutch in the seventeenth century. A few must visit places include the serene Dutch Church – which oozes history from its simple white stone exterior, surrounded by granite tombstones of former Dutch settlers – the harbor, the Dutch Cultural Museum and the National Maritime Museum. It is a delightful place to wander and explore. Later you can head back to Bentota for an overnight.

    Day - 4 In Bentota

    Enjoy leisurely breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast enjoy short boat ride through mangrove forests to a cinnamon plantation. Later you can experience water sport activities or relax on the beach. Overnight will be at Bentota.

    Day - 5 Bentota to Colombo By road 85kms / 2hrs

    Enjoy leisurely breakfast at the hotel and then drive to Colombo. Reach Colombo and check in to the hotel. Later in the evening you can explore the colorful markets of Colombo. Overnight will be at Colombo.

    Day - 6 Colombo Departure

    After breakfast, visit Colombo by driving through the commercial and city center known as the Fort. Visit Pettah market and the National Museum. You could also visit a Buddhist Temple and a Hindu Kovil to experience the diversity of religion. If time permits, you may also go some shopping. Later, as per your flight timings, you will be transferred to the airport to take a flight back home with sweet memories of the tour. TOUR ENDS !

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