Discover Sri Lanka’s awe-inspiring tea hills, diverse wildlife, vibrant history and tropical beaches on this eight-day tour of southern Sri Lanka. Begin in Bentota with two days of relaxation and / or water-sports on beautiful tropical beaches. Afterwards, wind along the coast to Yala, perhaps stopping off at 17C Galle Fort along the way. During your stay in Yala, go on jeep drives through the national park to spot leopards, sloth bears and a variety of other animals. From here, wind into the island’s central tea hills for two days of luxury living, glorious views and walking opportunities. End with a final night at an idyllic boutique hotel with excellent food that is conveniently close to Sri Lanka’s main airport.
To ensure total flexibility, no activities have been included in the cost of this special offer. Your travel consultant can help you to organise any activities you wish to pre-confirm before your arrival in Sri Lanka.
- Try water-sports and go dolphin spotting
- See leopards, sloth bears and more at Yala
- Experience the sensational views of Haputale
- Explore the streets and ramparts of Galle Fort
- Loll on picture-perfect tropical beaches
- Accommodation in a shared double / twin room on a BB basis in Level 1 ‘Safe and Secure’ hotels
- Thotolagala is on an all-inclusive basis
- English-speaking chauffeur-guide and vehicle for the duration of the tour (including leisure days)
- Both airport transfers
- Customer Care for the duration of your tour
- Covid-19 insurance and healthcare package including two PCR tests per client and health & safety equipment
Terms & Conditions
- Valid from 1st November 2021 to 31st March 2022
- Price shown is based on two people sharing and may be subject to change
- There may be additional charges required relating to coronavirus H&S protocols
- See our Booking Conditions for more details
Day 1 & 2 Bentota, West Coast
Your first two nights will be spent in a beach hotel in Bentota, a quiet coastal town with broad sandy beaches under two hours from Sri Lanka’s main international airport. This idyllic tropical setting offers the chance for surfing, jet-skiing, sailing and safe swimming if you are feeling active – otherwise, just enjoy the glorious sunsets!
Day 3 & 4 Tissamaharama, Tissa & Kataragama
Wind along the coastline (or save time and take the highway) to Yala National Park, one of Sri Lanka’s most popular parks which boasts the highest density of leopards of anywhere in the world. You can also spot elephants, sloth bears, deer, buffalo, wild boar, crocodiles and a wide variety of birds here – just to name a few! Head out on twice daily jeep drives through the park and enjoy the beautiful scenery whilst you look out for the diverse wildlife.
Day 5 & 6 Haputale, Hill Country
Drive north into the island’s glorious tea country to spend two days in a luxurious colonial tea bungalow. Experience sensational scenery and take the chance to talk along quiet trails through the surrounding tea estates.
Day 7 Kotugoda, North-West
Travel back to where you started to spend a final night in a tranquil boutique hotel which is conveniently close to Bandaranaike International Airport. Relax by the pool in the well-tended gardens, take afternoon tea at 3:30pm and indulge in a delicious evening meal on their open-air veranda.
Day 8 Airport
Today, your chauffeur-guide will pick you up and take you 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.
Flameback Eco Lodge
Weerawila, Tissa and Kataragama
Experience a total immersion in nature at Flameback Eco Lodge, stylish tented accommodation set on the edge of Weerawila Bird Sanctuary between historic Kataragama and the iconic Yala National Park. This area is a patchwork of wetlands and reservoirs which attract thousands of birds each year.
Nestled amongst acres of beautifully manicured gardens, this colonial manor house, or Wallawwa, is now a luxurious boutique hotel. This old and new concept provides guests with unrivalled setting and style just 15 minutes from the airport. 18 bedrooms, Asian fusion cuisine, Z spa and The Wallawwa’s swimming pool – all set amongst one of the finest private gardens in Sri Lanka.
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.