Save up to 30% on this seven-day special offer which gives you a taste of Sri Lanka’s wildlife, history, culture and spectacular tropical beaches. From the airport, head straight to Yala in the Deep South for your first two nights, and spend the second day going on jeep drives through the park to seek out leopards, elephants, sloth bears and a variety of other animals. The following two nights will be spent at a hotel within the walls of Galle Fort, so the historic monuments, ramparts, restaurants and shops of this UNESCO World Heritage Site are on your doorstep. End with a final two nights on Bentota Beach, soaking up some sun, indulging in water-sports and taking leisurely sunset strolls.
- Spot leopards, elephants and sloth bears in Yala
- Explore the streets and ramparts of Galle Fort
- Loll on picture-perfect tropical beaches
- Indulge in exhilarating water-sports
- Accommodation in a shared double / twin room
- Chauffeur-guide and vehicle for the duration of the tour (including leisure days)
- Both airport transfers
- Customer Care for the duration of your tour
Terms & Conditions
- Valid from 1st September 2020 – 30th November 2020
- Price shown is based on two people sharing and may be subject to change
- See our Booking Conditions for more details
Day 1 & 2 Yala National Park, Yala
Upon arrival at the airport, head straight to Yala in the Deep South, Sri Lanka’s most popular national park which boasts a high density of leopards as well as sloth bears, elephants, crocodiles, buffalo, a wide variety of birds and much more. Head out on jeep drives through the park and keep your fingers crossed for some good sightings! Relax by the enormous swimming pool between drives.
Day 3 & 4 Galle Fort, Galle Coast
Wind along the south coast and enjoy the beautiful sea views until you reach Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognised for its 17th-century ramparts and colonial-period buildings. A range of restaurants and shops now line the streets as well, and your hotel is within the walls of the fort, so everything is on your doorstep. Other things to do in this area include visiting a cinnamon estate, taking a cooking class and going on a whale watching expedition.
Day 5 & 6 Bentota, West Coast
Spend your final two days on the beach in Bentota, soaking up some sun, trying out exhilarating water-sports and enjoying mesmerising sunsets.
Day 7 Airport
Today, you will be picked up and taken to the airport in time to catch your flight home.
Cinnamon Bentota Beach
Bentota, West Coast
Cinnamon Bentota Beach enjoys one of the finest beach positions in Sri Lanka, standing on a prime piece of land where the Bentota River meets the Indian ocean. A 5-star resort which was not just renovated but reimagined in 2019 and which once again can claim to be a prince among Sri Lanka’s traditional beach hotels.
Yala National Park
Yala National Park, Yala
Yala National Park is one of the largest and certainly the most popular national park in Sri Lanka, and has the highest density of leopards anywhere in the world. Hidden away in the far south-east of the country, it comprises five separate blocks covering 141sqkm.
Whale Watching in Mirissa
Mirissa, South Coast
Go whale watching in Sri Lanka, acclaimed as one of the best places in the world to see whales. Spot dolphins, sperm whales and blue whales near Mirissa. The island’s shoreline lies unusually close to the continental shelf, the point when the ocean floor drops dramatically and where larger marine life is found, and so it does not take too long to reach these deep waters from Sri Lanka’s western, southern and eastern coastlines. Whale and dolphin watching is possible from Kalpitiya, Bentota and Mirissa between December and April, and from Trincomalee and Pasikudah on the east coast between June and August, but Mirissa is widely thought of as the best place for whale watching in Sri Lanka.
Traditional Sri Lankan Cooking Class
Galle, Galle Coast
Learn how to make rice and curry, Sri Lanka’s delicious and underrated traditional cuisine, which is overshadowed on the international culinary stage by the food of its neighbours, such as India. Although it sounds simple, rice and curry is actually a complex dish comprised of seven different elements, including curries, spiced vegetables in a variety of textures, sambols, chutneys and rice.
Galle Dutch Fort
Galle Fort, Galle Coast
Galle Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, originally built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and then further developed by the Dutch and the British over the next 350 years. It covers nearly 4sqkm and is protected by 12 bastions and connecting ramparts. During the early 18th century, the Old Dutch Gate was the entrance to the Fort, but subsequently the British built the Main Gate that is still used today. Buildings of interest include the Dutch Reformed Church, All Saints Church, Amangalla Hotel (formerly the New Oriental Hotel),the lighthouse and bell tower. The Dutch also developed what was then an innovative tide-based sewage-system within the Fort.
6 Best Water-Sport Activities in Sri Lanka
The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a great place for water-sports, with hundreds of miles of beaches and some major rivers offering the chance to soak up the sun and have fun. Discover just some of the best activities on the water in Sri Lanka: