Sri Lanka

Essential Southern Sri Lanka

Colombo, Hill Country & South Coast

From £2800 per person in low season
From £3000 per person in high season

based on 7 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Half Board Basis at Mandira Bungalow and Cinnamon Wild

per person on two sharing.

Prices subject to peak season surcharges, over periods such as Christmas and New Year.

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At a Glance

  • Fantastic itinerary exploring the highlights of southern Sri Lanka

  • Brilliant mix of city, culture, beach and epic landscapes in Yala National Park and the tea plantations of the tea country

  • Depending on the season, it is possible to spot the magnificent blue whale off Sri Lanka's south coast

  • We have included two nights on the beach to end, but with the historic city of Galle close by there is still plenty to explore

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The driest seasons are from December to March for the west & south and the Hill Country.  There is an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. The weather doesn’t follow strict rules, though – it often seems to be raining where it should be sunny & sunny where it should be raining.

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Take an umbrella we found these useful in all weather conditions in Sri Lanka.

Join in a local cricket game, the locals will be more than happy to give you a go but you may not last long in the crease with expert spin bowling.

Do note that whale watching can really only be done on the South Coast between December and April.

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.


This itinerary provides a brilliant journey through southern Sri Lanka. Starting in Colombo you’ll have time explore the capital, visiting some fantastic boutiques, before heading off into the Hill country and then down Yala National Park and the Southern Coast to end the adventure.

  1. Days 1-2: Colombo

    On arrival in Sri Lanka, you’ll have one night in Colombo ensuring that you have time to explore this interesting capital. With a skyline that is changing daily, Colombo is a city on the up and there are plenty of fantastic boutiques and cafes to enjoy here alongside the street markets and beautiful colonial architecture.

    Accommodation: Galle Face Hotel (1 night)

  2. Days 2-4: Hatton

    To make the most of your time, from Colombo we have included a flight to the Hill Country taking just 45 minutes in comparison the six-hour car transfer. We have included two nights in the Hill Country, allowing you to explore this beautiful region. Get amongst the tea pickers and get a glimpse of local life, take a guided walk and go cycling to explore the surrounding countryside.

    Accommodation: Hatton Bungalows by Jetwing (2 nights)

  3. Days 4-6: Yala National Park

    Then you’ll drive down to the south coast, taking just over six hours and where you’ll have your next two nights. Located close to Yala National Park, we have included a morning and late afternoon game drive on your full day here so that you can enjoy Sri Lanka’s most famous national park. Hugely rich in wildlife, spotting elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and monkeys are regular occurrences and if you are lucky you may even see a leopard during your time here.  

    Accommodation: Cinnamon Wild Yala (2 nights)

  4. Days 6-8: Tangalle

    The final stop on your adventure will be Tangalle. Again your private chauffeur will transfer you, with a drive time of just over three hours.  Offering some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka there will be plenty for you to do here from exploring the surrounding coastlines and beautiful surrounding sleepy villages. Tangalle itself has a lovely old word charm and is definitely worth exploring itself.  lovely to explore on its own.

    Accommodation: Coco Tangalla (2 nights)


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