Sun and Fun - Beach Holidays in Sri Lanka

Treat yourself to one of the best beach holidays in Sri Lanka and enjoy the beautiful coastlines of the southwest. Explore the vibrant coastal towns in the island and enjoy an exotic vacation complete with lots of sun and fun!

dayLocation/RoutedurationOvernight
Day 01Airport to Galle Two nights in GalleValue: Lady Hill
Signature: Jetwing Lighthouse
Day 02GalleLast night in GalleValue: Lady Hill
Signature: Jetwing Lighthouse
Day 03Galle to BentotaThree nights in BentotaValue: Cinnamon Bey
Signature: Vivanta by Taj
Day 04BentotaSecond night in BentotaValue: Cinnamon Bey
Signature: Vivanta by Taj
Day 05Enjoy the excursions offered or a day of leisureLast night in BentotaValue: Cinnamon Bey
Signature: Vivanta by Taj
Day 06Departure
Galle Dutch Fort

Galle Dutch Fort is a proud structure that still stands tall and mighty in southern Sri Lanka. Built by the Portuguese over 400 years ago, the fort was fortified by the Dutch, upon their invasion of the island. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visited and admired by many, all through the year.

Cycling Tours around Galle

Enjoy guided cycling tours in the district of Galle. Hop on a mountain bike and cycle along the 12 km Paddy Trail from Wijaya Beach. Over the next 1.5 hours, ride past picturesque paddy fields and enjoy a relaxing break at a quaint open-air eatery. Up for a challenge? Choose the 30 km Paddy and Lake Trail, which lasts two to three hours. It extends past the paddy fields, towards the gorgeous waters of Koggala Lake.

For a more indulgent experience, pick the 18 km Kahanda Kanda Ride. Partake in lunch or cocktails as well as have a swim at the Kahanda Kanda boutique hotel. Tours start early in the mornings or late afternoon. A tuk-tuk escort will follow with drinks and your belongings.

Galle Fort Walk

Discover the cultural and architectural legacy of Galle, inherited from the Portuguese and Dutch colonialists from centuries past. Familiarise yourself with its streets, as your experienced tour guide narrates intricately woven folktales, that have been passed down through generations. Observe the local practice of stilt fishing and pay a visit to highlights such as the iconic Galle Fort.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the last European-built fortress still standing in southern Asia. Watch with bated breath as daring cliff divers spring themselves off the citadel’s walls and plummet into the waves below. The tour lasts two hours and starts early morning or in the afternoon.

Day 01
AIRPORT 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. three hours drive).

Evening at leisure!

Overnight in Galle

Day 02
GALLE
Galle (UNESCO World Heritage Site)x
The port city of Galle has flourished from its origins into Sri Lanka's fifth main and popular city. At the heart of the city lies the Dutch Fort. Dutch administrators and those in their service lived within the Fort protected by its city walls and the ramparts by the sea. Its massive archway entrance gives it a medieval air and appears magically time warped, with its red tiled colonial period villas and open verandas facing the cobblestone streets.
Evening at leisure! Overnight in Galle

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

Day 03
GALLE TO BENTOTA
Bentotax
Bentota is a favourite for those seeking the ultimate beach experience. With the ocean, 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. Visits to Sri Lanka’s most famous architect Geoffrey Bawa's estate home 'Lunuganga' whose creations are a marvellous blend of nature and modern artifice and his architect brother Bevis Bawa's estate “Brief Gardens" are not to be missed.
Evening at leisure!
Overnight in hotel

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.

Day 04
BENTOTA

A day of leisure!

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

Looking to de-stress and unwind? How about lazing on the beautiful palm fringed beaches of this tropical island? We recommend you sip on a cup of the world famous Ceylon Tea - "an excellent anti-oxidant", and pamper yourself - "Ayurveda is the way here" or simply "take-a-walk and breathe in the fresh air" that comes as a perk in a country surrounded by the Indian Ocean.

Overnight in Bentota

Day 05
BENTOTA

A day at leisure!

The sandy beaches, the crashing of waves, the cool breeze and the 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 06
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!

Add on

  • Cycling Tour
  • Galle Literary Festival
  • Scuba & Snorkelling
  • 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

 

Entrance Fees & Miscellaneous

Cost per person in USD

Galle Maritime Museum$3.00
Dondra Lighthouse$3.00
Visit Hadungoda Tea Factory$5.00
Whale watching - Mirissa$40.00
Cycling in the country - Galle$65.00
Boat Safari with a Village Tour$35.00
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery$10.00
Visit Lunuganga with tea$15.00

What to Pack!

  • Socks – as footwear must be removed when visiting places of worship. You could be walking on heated paving, gravel or cement. Also, shoulders and knees should be covered.
  • Footwear – choose comfy shoes - sneakers, sandals or similar.
  • Shawl – to cover your shoulders or dress up!
  • A sweater or light jacket if you plan to visit the Hill Country.
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, travel umbrella or lightweight raincoat.

Cancellation & payment policy:

  • 100% cancellation
  • 50% payment upon tour confirmation.
  • Balance payment prior to arrival

Notes:

  • The quote is subject to room availability and price fluctuations prior to booking.
  • The quote is based on settlement by cash. If the settlement is by credit card, a bank service fee of 2% -2.5% applies.
  • All drive times are approximate and subject to road conditions
  • Alcohol is not served on “poya days” (full moon) and other days prohibited by the Government.
  • The standard check-in time is 14:00 at hotels.
  • The standard check-out time is 11:00 from hotels.
  • Gratuity: tour guides & drivers are tipped at the end of the tour.
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Explore Sri Lanka’s beautiful southwest coastline