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Unawatuna near Galle

Sri Lanka’s West Coast Highlights

10-day tailor-made holiday from £3,390 pp incl. flights


Short description

Explore the stunning beaches and colonial forts of Sri Lanka's southwest


  • Get to grips with the country's colonial charms in Colombo
  • Wander the pretty white-washed streets of UNESCO-listed Galle
  • Indulge in some golden sand relaxation in beautiful Bentota
  • Enjoy the services of an expert local driver/guide throughout
  • Stay at hotels chosen for their superb location and service

In Brief

  • 1 Night Colombo
  • 3 Nights Galle
  • 4 Nights Bentota


Recommended for:
Beach | History & culture

While many visitors might head straight for the World Heritage delights of Sri Lanka’s northern and central regions, the country’s southern coast holds equal appeal. From the Dutch-colonial gems of historic Galle to the white-sand delights of Bentota and its surrounding palm-fringed coast, this tailor-made Sri Lanka holiday, which includes the services of driver-guide, takes in the best of this beautiful and fascinating region. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Enjoy an included UK airport lounge access before you depart for Colombo.

Day 2

An overnight flight brings you to Sri Lanka’s modern capital where leafy boulevards and lively shopping streets are a wonderful introduction to the country’s colonial charms. After settling into your hotel, you’ll have a day to explore at your own pace, or take the chance to relax and recover from your journey.

Stay: Galle Face Hotel, Colombo (Deluxe)

Days 3-5

Swap Columbo’s big city bustle for Galle’s UNESCO-listed waterfront fort, gateway to a wonderful selection of nearby beaches as you head south along the coast with your driver guide. On day four, an expert-led guided tour will take you to the fort’s 17th century ramparts that were at one time the centrepiece of Dutch colonial rule. Visit the Dutch Museum and church and see intricate workmanship played out in delicate handmade lace and ebony carvings. Day five is left free to expore the surrounding areas, with the beaches of Unawatuna and Marissa just a short drive away. 

Stay: Rampart Street by Taru Villas (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 6-9

Return north along Sri Lanka’s palm-fringed coast to the popular resort of Bentota. As you check into your enchanting 170 year-old Heritage House you can look forward to four full days of rest and relaxation on the golden sands of its tranquil spot on this beautiful stretch of the coastline. With a magnificent outdoor pool, perfectly manicured tropical gardens and a dedicated massage gazebo, you’d be forgiven for staying put, but the daily services of your driver guide – up to a maximum of 40 kilometres a day – means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the local region’s Buddhist temples and colourful seaside communities. 

Stay: Rock Villa - Bentota (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 10

Transfer back to the international airport on the outskirts of the capital for your flight home, arriving the same day.

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

10-day tailor-made holiday
from £3,390 pp incl. flights


Low Season

from £3,390 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £3,815 pp. incl. flights


  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from London to Colombo
  • Private transport with English-speaking driver
  • 1 night accommodation in a 5* (Deluxe) hotel on a B&B basis
  • 7 nights accommodation in 4* (Superior) hotels on a B&B basis

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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