- Start Date04/01/2021
- TypeGuided Tours
- LocationSri Lanka
- Departure CityCOLOMBO
- End CityCOLOMBO
- Cancellation policyUp to 24 hours
- Durations 8 days 7 nights
Sri Lanka is an island heaven saturated with custom and overflowing with saved frontier engineering. The sea shores shine with brilliant sand coordinated by the great coral developing along the ocean bottom. Appreciate the fortunes of the island country starting with your landing in Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. Your private exchange welcomes you at customs and escorts you north to the dazzling sea shores at Negombo. Luxuriate in the solaces of your extravagant retreat before meeting your guide in the hall for a half-day voyage through the noteworthy roads and structures around town.
The next morning, you rise ahead of schedule to board a pontoon in the town of Kalpitiya. Adventure onto the vast waters looking for dolphins and whales. After coming back to the shore, you have the rest of the day to luxuriate in the tropical sun along the shocking sea shores or find the stunning hues sparkling along Sri Lanka’s biggest coral reef on a swimming journey. Next, you board another vessel and set out to arrive at an assortment of swimming goals spread over the western coastline. Relish the magnificence of the sea floor and amphibian life before coming back to Negombo.
You voyage the notable Dutch channels around Negombo that once helped the vendors and anglers travel to Colombo. View flourishing birdlife and untamed life, before your private guide welcomes you on the banks and escorts you to Colombo. The rest of the day is yours to follow in the strides of your guide, finding the grandness of Sri Lanka’s capital city. Your private exchange drives you to Hikkaduwa, where you participate in a private surf exercise, learning the correct approaches to get a wave. Invest energy visiting the Turtle Hatchery to find out about the strategies that the asylum uses to secure the turtles in the locale.
Travel to the Dutch city of Galle for an entire day visit finding the rest of the charms of the previous pioneer city. Your private exchange meets you at the inn and escorts you to Beruwala on the way to Colombo. The seaside town is viewed as the focal point of Ayurveda medicines in the nation. Enjoy the mitigating mood and methods of your Ayurveda spa day before coming back to Colombo for the night. On the last day, your private exchange accompanies you from the lodging to Bandaranaike International Airport for your flight home.
- Delight in the opportunity to see dolphins and whales on an astounding trip along the untamed waters of the Indian Ocean
- Relish the invigorating waters of the Indian Ocean during a swimming voyage through Sri Lanka's biggest coral reef
- Visit child turtles and witness the incubating of little turtle eggs in the Hikkaduwa Turtle Hatchery
- Enjoy a private surf exercise to gain proficiency with the insider facts of the energizing and praised sport
- Traverse the provincial city of Galle to see the safeguarded grounds of the Dutch Fortress and the proceeded with show of the locale's extraordinary history
- Bask in the solaces of an Ayurveda therapeutic treatment while visiting the Ayurveda capital of Sri Lanka at Beruwala
- Discover the mix of appeal and superbness while cruising the Dutch Canals outside Negombo, home to towns and bounteous untamed life
- Audio guide
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Pick-up and drop off
- Private tour
- Professional guide
- Special activities
- Transport by air-conditioned
DAY 01 - ARRIVE IN COLOMBO AND TRANSFER TO NEGOMBO – OPENHEARTED BEACH SIGHT
Arrive Colombo, meet assist at the airport & straight transfer to Negombo. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Negombo – sometimes known as “Little Rome” due to the profusion of Christian Churches, this archetypical fishing village has now grown to a major beach resort on the west coast, north of Colombo and 15 minutes from the International Airport. The wide sandy beaches and safe sea bathing are major attractions, as is the fish market where busy trading of a variety of fish, prawns and crabs takes place each morning (except Sunday) when the fishing craft return to shore. Traditional large sailed outrigger canoes are pictures sight in this village which was once a trading port for the Portuguese and Dutch. Other attractions are the Old Dutch fort gate built in 1672 now a part of the prison and the Dutch Canal which was then a supply route for the Dutch administration. Night stay in Nigombo.
DAY 02 – IN NEGOMBO – WITNESSING THE DOLPHINS
After breakfast city tour of Nigombo. Night stay in Nigombo.
DAY 03 – IN NEGOMBO – FINDING THE GREAT REEFS OF SRI LANKA
After breakfast city tour of Nigombo. Night stay in Nigombo.
DAY 04 - NEGOMBO TO COLOMBO – SEEING THE GREAT DUTCH CANALS
After breakfast depart by surface to Colombo. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Colombo – the trade and commercial capital has long been the traditional gateway to the Orient. Sri Lanka’s largest city, it is located on the west coast and draws together all the cultures, religions and influences of foreign lands into a pot-pourri of sounds, smells and a kaleidoscope of colour. The original traders and settlers - the Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and the British have left in their wake churches and monuments, names and religions, costumes and food and smatterings of their languages which have been absorbed into the speech of the Sri Lankan. Today, Colombo is a fascinating city - a happy blend of east & west, past & present, with a charm of its own. A less known but amazingly true fact is that Colombo has a superb range of high quality restaurants serving food from all over the world and some of the best shopping opportunities in Asia. The main seaport of Sri Lanka is in Colombo & adjoining it, is Pettah, a local bazaar & trading area. Other places of interest are the beautiful Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, mosques, the historic Wolfendhal church, (1749) residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, , the Ceramic Corporation famous for its well known brand “Noritake” and ODEL the renowned shopping centre. Night stay in Colombo.
DAY 05 - COLOMBO TO HIKKADUWA – THE BENEFIT OF BLISS
After breakfast depart by surface to Hikkaduwa . On arrival check-in at Hotel. Night stay in Hikkaduwa.
DAY 06 – IN HIKKADUWA – FEELING THE DUTCH PRESENCE
After breakfast city tour of Hikkaduwa. Night stay in After breakfast depart by surface to Hikkaduwa.
DAY 07 - HIKKADUWA TO BERUWALA – A REMEDIAL FEELING
After breakfast depart by surface to Beruwala . On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon city tour of Beruwala. Night stay in Beruwala.
DAY 08 - BERUWALA TO COLOMBO – PROCUREMENT THE DESIRES OF HEAVEN
In time transfer to Colombo airport to your flight for your onward destination.
How many people will be on my trip?
Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips, you’ll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travelers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website.