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Stilt fishermen, Galle

Sri Lanka's south coast

10 days from £3,200pp

Stilt fishermen, Galle
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Tour highlights

  • 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.

  • Track leopard in the Yala National Park.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Today is free for you to explore Galle and the surrounding areas independently. If you're interested in exploring Galle by bicycle, there are many different routes for you to explore. Chat with your specialist who will be more than happy to advise you.

  • This morning, drive along the coast with your chauffeur guide to Yala National Park. You have a couple of nights to maximise your chances of seeing the leopard and sloth bear in the area. En route, there's plenty to see, and you can ask your chauffeur-guide to stop for any photo opportunities.

  • Enjoy private safaris in Yala National Park in the morning and late afternoon. You are likely to see spotted deer, wild boar and wild elephant, and a wide variety of birds. If you are really lucky, you may also spot sloth bear and leopard — with on average one leopard per square kilometre. Yala has the highest density of leopards in Asia.

  • Enjoy a morning safari at Bundala National Park before heading to Tangalle on the coast. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

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  • Enjoy your day at leisure relaxing on the beach.

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  • Your chauffer-guide will drive you to your hotel in Negombo. Relax and enjoy the scenery of Negombo Lagoon.

  • Today you're met by your chauffeur-guide and transferred to the airport. Your chauffeur-guide will make sure you arrive at the airport in plenty of time for your onward flight Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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Yala National Park

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