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|Day 01||Arrival and Transfer to Negombo (40 minutes)||Negombo|
|Day 02||Morning: drive to Galle (2.5 hours). Evening: explore the Galle Dutch Fort||Galle|
|Day 03||Morning: drive to Yala||Yala|
|Day 04||Morning: Safari at the Yala National Park. Evening: at leisure||Yala|
|Day 05||Day at leisure on the beach||Tangalle|
|Day 06||Day at leisure on the beach||Tangalle|
|Day 07||Return to Colombo with a visit to a Mask Museum en route (2.5 hours). Evening; tour the city’s highlights with dinner at the Ministry of Crab.||Colombo|
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.
A warm welcome to Sri Lanka! Your guide from Holidays by Design will be present at the Arrivals Hall to greet you and assist you to your vehicle.
For convenience sake, you may want to change your currency before departing the airport. Banks are open 24/7
A short drive from the airport will take you to Negombo (30 minutes)
Settle in, rest and relax from your journey.
Overnight in Negombo.
This morning after breakfast we will be heading to Galle (2.5 hours). Feel free to speak to your chauffeur should you wish to make a pit stop en route.
Settle in to your hotel, rest and relax this afternoon.
Set out in the evening, to explore the Galle Dutch Fort with your chauffeur guide.
This morning after breakfast we will proceed further into the deep south towards Yala (3.5 hours).
Settle into the hotel and spend the evening at leisure. Perhaps a spa experience if you wish to unwind and relax from your days travelling.
You may choose to opt for 2 game drives into the Park - early morning and early afternoon or one of two.
Depending on your sightings the previous day, you may choose how you wish to spend your morning.
This afternoon, a leisurely drive will take you to Tangalle (2.5 hours).
Check in to your hotel and spend the rest of your day at leisure.
Spend your day at leisure or opt to visit any of the attractions in the area.
This morning after breakfast you will make your way to Colombo via the Southern Expressway (2.5 hours). Do feel free to speak to the chauffeur if you wish to make a comfort stop at the service area, located midway on the highway.
Option: Perhaps a visit to the crafts village to watch deft hands weaving intricate lace patterns and the pottery wheels in action en route to Colombo.
On reaching Colombo, settle into your hotel, and rest and relax from your journey.
This evening explore the busy streets of Colombo with your chauffeur.
You will leave for the airport in time for your departure flight.
A list of a few activities you may want to add on to your experience…
In and around Negombo & Colombo – visit the Fish Market or the Lellama - where the fishing boats come ashore for the auction / Lagoon Fishing / Tea Tasting in Colombo / Night cycling tour of the city / Dinner at the Ministry of Crab in Colombo / Shopping for Linen clothing
In and around Galle – Hike in the Sinharaja forest reserve / Visit Ruhumassala Hill / Visit a Turtle Hatchery / Cycling in the Galle Countryside
|Negombo||Jetwing Beach||Bed & Breakfast Basis|
|Colombo||Galle Face Hotel|