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    Places visited:

  • Colombo
  • Galle
  • Bentota
  • Stay within the Dutch fort at Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Explore the various boutiques within the fort walls.

  • Take time out to relax on the beautiful southwest coast.

  • Visit architect Geoffrey Bawa's Brief Garden.

Audley Travel specialist Matt

What our specialists say...

This is a relaxed trip with minimal travelling, including a taste of Sri Lankan culture as well as time on the beach. Stay within the Dutch colonial fort at Galle, walking the narrow cobbled streets lined with boutiques, museums and cafes. Driving along to the beachside town of Bentota, you will be able to relax on one of Sri Lanka’s rose-gold beaches. Simply relax at your hotel or spend time visiting a local turtle sanctuary or village market.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Colombo
  • Galle
  • Bentota

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Colombo.

Day 2 Galle

Colombo , Galle

On arrival you're met by your private chauffeur-guide and transferred down to the south coast to Galle. Once here, you have time to settle into your hotel and enjoy some time at leisure depending on your flight time. If you have some time today, we would recommend taking a gentle stroll around the local area as Galle is an excellent city to explore on foot.

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Day 3 Galle

Galle

Today undertake a private city tour of Galle with your chauffeur guide. Galle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a beautiful Dutch fort, with quaint streets and pretty walkways. The fort area is the largest remaining fortress of its kind in Asia.

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Day 4 Galle

Galle

Today is free for you to independently explore Galle and the surrounding areas. If you would be interested to explore Galle by bicycle, there are many different routes for you to explore. Have a chat with your specialist who would be more than happy to advise you.

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Day 5 Bentota

Galle , Bentota

This morning drive back along the coast with your chauffeur guide to the sleepy town of Bentota and the beautiful crescent shaped beaches. If you wish to stop along the way, your chauffeur guide will be more than happy to do so. In the afternoon your chauffeur-guide can take you to the lovely Brief Garden which is just outside of Bentota. Previously the home of the landscape architect Bevis Bawa, the gardens make for an interesting afternoon excursion.

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Day 6 Bentota

Bentota

Enjoy a day at leisure today in Bentota. We would recommend going to visit a nearby turtle hatchery where a local project is helping to release baby turtles back into the ocean.

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Day 7 Bentota

Bentota

Day at your own leisure. Bentota has some of the best beaches in this region of Sri Lanka, so this is a great chance to sit back and relax in the tropical sunshine.

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Day 8 Bentota

Bentota

Your final day of leisure today. You may wish to pick up some last minute souvenirs from the small town, or enjoy another peaceful day listening to the waves.

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Day 9 International return flight

Bentota , International return flight

Today you're met by your chauffeur-guide and transferred to the airport. The drive time does vary depending on traffic, however your chauffeur-guide will make sure you arrive at the airport in plenty of time for your onwards flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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