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Sun & Fun on the West Coast - 2

Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days


These tours have been designed to include Sri Lanka’s golden beach experience together with its culture and wildlife.

Day 1 - COLOMBO TO GALLE

Ayubowan! A warm welcome to our Island Nation!!!

On arrival at the Colombo Airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in Galle (Approx. 3 hours drive).

Evening at leisure!

Overnight in Galle

Day 2 - GALLE

Set out to explore the City of Galle after a leisurely breakfast.

The Port city of Galle has grown from its ancient origins into Sri Lanka's 5th largest city, but it differs from the rest in terms of character & atmosphere. Its sea front gives it a languid air. At the heart of the city - but strangely detached from it - lies the Old Dutch Quarter known as the Fort. Dutch administrators and those in their service lived within the Fort protected by its city walls and the ramparts by the sea. Its entrance, a massive archway gives it a medieval air and appears magically time warped, with its red tiled Dutch period villas, their open verandahs facing the narrow streets, bearing names like Church Street, Leyban Street and such like.

A well-preserved townscape with a number of imposing churches, Dutch period storehouses, a courthouse and a lighthouse jutting out to sea, it has lasted through the centuries. A stroll on its lengthy ramparts overlooking a natural harbour at sunset is a must. Other places to visit include a marine museum, the St. Mary’s Church and thoughtfully restored Amangalle, a historic luxury hotel. The Galle Literary Festival is a much sought after annual event that has secured its place on the cultural calendar." The Festival throws, people, cultures, hot ideas, hot food, laughter, poetry and arrack together in a beautiful country. Pointless to resist," Sebstian Faulks a participant had this to say of the event. Outside the Fort, Galle has a cricket stadium and a string of resort hotels along its coast; a favourite for visitors, has been the beautiful stretch at Unawatuna beach.

“The Festival throws people, cultures, hot ideas, hot food, laughter, poetry and arrack together in a beautiful country, Pointless to resist.” – Sebastian Faulks.

Evening at leisure! Overnight in Galle

Day 3 - GALLE TO BENTOTA

You will leave for Bentota after a leisurely breakfast (Approx. 30 -45 minutes drive). You may choose to drive along the coast and see more of its coastal towns or take the Southern Expressway

Bentota is a favourite for those seeking the ultimate beach experience. With the sea and its beaches, the river and a lagoon fusing into each other at this location, Bentota attracts thrill seekers for a variety of water sports and boating excursions.

At the North end of Bentota facing Aluthgama, lies 'Paradise Island' as it is popularly known; a narrow sliver of land between the choppy breakers of the Indian Ocean and the calm waters of a lagoon. At its rear, is the Bentota Ganga (Sinhala for river)) which provides the setting for some of Sri Lanka's biggest water sports events. Visitors have the option of taking boat trips through mangroves where time stands still. Ambling along the attractive beaches on the southern side lined by dense thickets of corkscrew palms, are some of the most amazing vistas along the island's coast.

Visits to Sri Lanka’s most famous architect Geoffrey Bawa's estate home 'Lunuganga' whose creations are a marvelous blend of nature and modern artifice and his architect brother Bevis Bawa's estate “Brief" are not to be missed.

Evening at leisure!

Overnight in hotel

Day 4 - BENTOTA

A day of leisure!

You may choose to spend your day at leisure or select any of the Excursions on offer.

The long stretch of sandy beaches is exactly what a visitor needs in the tropical island to de-stress ones' soul. We recommend you to sip on world famous Ceylon Tea - "an excellent anti-oxidant", a day at the parlous to pamper yourself - "Ayurvedic is the way here" or simply to - "take-a-walk to absorb the fresh air" that comes as a perk being in a country surrounded by a vast ocean.

Overnight in Bentota

Day 5 - BENTOTA

A day at leisure!

The sandy beaches, the crashing of waves, the cool breeze and sway of the palm trees - natural therapy this tropical island has to offer! Indulge in a spa or Ayurveda treatment! Sip a cup of world famous Ceylon Tea (an excellent anti-oxidant) or enjoy a glorious sunset on this stretch of coastline.

Your guide is available should you need to explore this coastal town!

Overnight in Bentota

Day 6 - DEPARTURE

Depending on your time of departure, you will be transferred to the airport (Approx. 2.5 hours drive) for your onward destination.

If time permits, we recommend an optional tour of the City of Colombo en route to the airport.

Safe journey!

Price includes

  • Accommodation at star category hotels
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • Local government taxes & service charges
  • Meals: Breakfast at Hotels
  • Price excludes

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Airfare
  • Airport taxes
  • Camera & video permits at the Cultural sites
  • Any expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips and porterage
  • Toll Fees
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Lunch & Dinner on Tour
  • Highlights

  • Dutch Reformed Church of Galle
  • National Maritime Museum
  • St. Mary's Cathedral
  • Amangalle
  • Shiva Temples
  • Galle Fort
  • Bentota Beach

  • Optional Tours

  • Cycling Tour
  • Galle Literary Festival
  • Scuba & Snorkeling
  • Archaeology Tours
  • Galle Fort Tours
  • Air Tours
  • Shopping Tour
  • Culinary Programmes
  • Bentota River Cruise
  • Bentota City Tour
  • Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
  • Brief Garden by Bevis Bawa
  • Bentota Water Sports

  • Your Route