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See the best of Sri Lanka’s south coast
on this relaxing tour of its historic towns
and forts, stunning beaches and endemic
wildlife, spending 4 nights at Shangri-La’s
Hambantota Resort & Spa.
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On arrival in Colombo, transfer to the Galle
Face Hotel for an overnight stay. Visit the
Gangaramaya Temple and enjoy high tea
from the terrace of your hotel. (B)
Drive to Udawalawe for an overnight stay
at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort. Take an afternoon game drive to see wild
elephants and other animals in their
natural habitat. (B, D)
Drive to Hambantota, en route visit the Udawalawe
Elephant Transit Home which rescues orphaned elephants and assists in their rehabilitation back into the wild. Spend 4 nights at the beachside Shangri-La’s
Hambantota Resort & Spa. (B, D)
Day at leisure. (B, L, D)
Take a 4x4 ride to Yala National Park for a morning safari. Covering 1,300 sq km, Yala National Park encompasses a diversity of jungle habitats, including scrub, brackish lagoons and riverside locations. Creatures that may be seen include elephants, leopards, sloth bears, spotted deer, sambar deer, wild pigs, jackals, marsh crocodiles and a great variety of birdlife. (B, L, D)
Visit the Mulkirigala painted caves, a 2,200-yearold
site of seven caves with frescoes and Buddha
statues complemented by panoramic views of
the surrounding lush landscape. (B, L, D)
En route to Galle, visit Yatagala Raja Maha
Viharaya, a quiet rock temple with a 9 metre
reclining Buddha where monks have been
living for at least 1,500 years. Enjoy a 2-night
stay at Galle Fort Hotel. Afternoon tour of
the Unesco-listed Galle fort. (B, D)
Optional early morning whale watching
excursion with Sail Lanka. Or visit the
tea fields and factory of Handunugoda
Tea Estate and sample their Virgin White
tea. Alternatively, enjoy a boat and cycle
ride followed by a cookery lesson in the
countryside surrounding Galle. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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Uda Walawe National Park covers an area of 30,821 hectares, and includes a large...