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South Coast: Relax & Explore

Private Travel | General interest 10 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £2,245 Current prices from: £2,245
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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Ahungalla

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 3188 3188 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 8 8 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 894 1014 1345 25110 34914 2369 2098 1817 27011 36314 30512 1817
Rainy Days 5 5 8 12 12 13 10 10 12 14 14 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 2984 2984 2882 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882 2882

Bentota

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 914 1426 25810 38815 2359 1807 1616 27011 37715 30912 1757
Rainy Days 5 5 8 12 13 14 10 10 13 15 14 10
Humidity H H H VH H H H H H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882

Beruwela

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 914 1426 25810 38815 2359 1807 1616 27011 37715 30912 1757
Rainy Days 5 5 8 13 13 14 11 10 13 15 14 10
Humidity H H H VH VH H H H H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882

Colombo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3290 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 8 8 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 552 743 1365 25010 38215 1867 1245 1165 2369 37115 30612 1667
Rainy Days 5 5 8 14 14 15 11 11 14 16 15 10
Humidity H H VH VH VH H H H H H H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882

Dambulla

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3188 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3290 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1365 803 964 1757 914 171 422 371 863 26410 26510 27911
Rainy Days 6 4 5 11 9 10 8 8 11 14 16 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Galle

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 3188 3188 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 944 1004 1225 2349 30412 2078 2028 1737 24910 34013 29612 1817
Rainy Days 5 5 7 11 12 12 10 10 12 14 14 10
Humidity H H H H H H H H H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882

Habarana

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3086 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1466 813 873 1446 783 90 432 392 934 24510 26711 32213
Rainy Days 6 4 4 8 7 6 6 5 8 13 15 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kandalama

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3086 3290 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1094 873 843 1697 974 552 703 713 994 26711 29812 25810
Rainy Days 5 5 6 11 8 8 8 8 9 14 15 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kandy

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2984 3086 3086 2984 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882 2882 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1966 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2068 2068 2068 1966
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 863 823 894 2138 1646 1185 1195 1165 1556 29712 30312 2118
Rainy Days 6 5 8 13 11 13 11 11 12 16 15 12
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Minneriya National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3086 3290 3391 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1516 833 833 1225 713 70 502 422 984 2319 27011 33713
Rainy Days 6 4 4 8 7 6 6 5 8 13 15 13
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Negombo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3290 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 8 8 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 472 713 1285 24410 29812 1546 1034 873 1877 35114 29412 1536
Rainy Days 4 4 8 13 12 13 10 9 12 15 15 10
Humidity H H VH VH VH VH H H H H H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 2984 3086 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882

Nuwara Eliya

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2373 2373 2272 2068 2068 2068 2068 2170 2170 2068
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1050 1152 1254 1457 1457 1457 1457 1355 1355 1254 1254
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1074 904 863 1787 1616 1757 1586 1446 1626 25810 24410 2118
Rainy Days 8 7 8 13 13 15 16 15 15 17 17 15
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Polonnaruwa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3188 3290 3391 3391 3391 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 7 8 9 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1506 1114 813 1295 803 482 683 743 944 24410 31813 32213
Rainy Days 6 5 6 9 7 7 7 7 8 14 15 14
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Sigiriya

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3086 3290 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2170
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1094 873 843 1697 974 552 703 713 994 26711 29812 25810
Rainy Days 5 5 6 11 8 8 8 8 9 14 15 13
Humidity M H H VH VH H H H H H H M
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Sinharaja

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 2984 2984 2882 2781 2781 2781 2781 2781 2781 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1966 2068 2170 2170 2170 2170 2068 2068 1966 1966
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1797 1626 27211 34514 37615 29712 1827 1887 2409 38515 43317 29211
Rainy Days 5 4 6 12 11 13 9 10 13 13 15 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Uda Walawe National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 763 833 1606 2209 1245 371 432 402 723 2349 29412 1677
Rainy Days 6 5 6 12 12 14 12 11 14 15 16 12
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Wadduwa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3290 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 8 9 9 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 653 843 1416 25610 39315 2189 1566 1436 25810 37715 30912 1727
Rainy Days 5 5 8 13 14 15 11 11 14 16 15 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 2984 2984 2882 2781 2781 2882 2882 2882 2882

Yala National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 3188 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1295 904 813 1155 803 472 462 632 813 1837 2419 2289
Rainy Days 6 4 5 9 8 7 6 8 9 12 14 11
Humidity H H H VH VH VH VH VH VH H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 2984 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2984 2882
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior tour:

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Important information

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)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Day 10: Fly home

(B)

Day 9: Galle

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)

Day 8: Galle

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)

Day 7: Hambantota

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)

Day 6: Hambantota

Take a 4×4 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)

Day 5: Hambantota

Day at leisure. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Hambantota

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 3: Udawalawe National Park

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)

Day 2: Colombo

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)

Day 1: Fly to Colombo

(N)

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort
    The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

    Set among 2.8 hectares of land, the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort is conveniently located with easy access to the Uda Walawe National Park. The 57 rooms and suites are of good size and comfortably furnished. Facilities at this modern hotel include a restaurant serving local and international cuisine, a bar, an outdoor swimming pool, a small fitness centre and an indoor play-area for board games.

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  • Shangri La Hambantota Golf Resort And Spa
    Shangri La Hambantota Golf Resort And Spa

    Overlooking the pristine southern coast of Sri Lanka, Shangri La Hambantota is located along the ancient Spice Route in a city steeped in rich history. Spanning nearly 60 hectares of verdant land, rich with tropical flora and fauna, the Sangri La offers 21 luxurious suites and an 18-hole immaculate golf course. A variety of dining options can be found in the resort, serving local dishes, south-east Asian and western cuisine. The property also features Shangri La's signature Ayurvada Spa CHI and offers exceptional Chinese and Ayurvedic treatments.Features: 21 suites, 18-hole golf course, 3 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, mini-bar.

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  • Galle Fort Hotel
    Galle Fort Hotel

    This 14 room hotel is in a seventeenth century Dutch merchant's house in the heart of Sri lanka's historice galle Fort. The hotel follows a simple philosophy of offering guests the romance of old-world charm complete with modern day luxuries that enhance the experience. No two rooms in the hotel are the same and all of them are equipped with modern ameneties. The facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, spa and a dining room.

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  • Galle Face Hotel
    Galle Face Hotel

    The Galle Face Hotel is situated in the heart of Colombo along the seafront and facing the Galle Face Green. Built in 1864, it embraces its heritage with a gallery dedicated to its past and present clients and offers an elegant afternoon tea at The Verandah. Each of the guestrooms has been restored to reflect the hotel's colonial past along with modern amenities.Features: 156 rooms, restaurant &amp; wine cellar, Sea Spray restaurant, The Verandah restaurant, 3 bars, pub, salt water pool, spa, fitness centre, museum, library.<br>Room Amenities: complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite television, air conditioning, safe, en suite bathroom, hair dryer, complimentary minibar, selection of local teas.

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Dates & prices

RXE2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £2,245 per person

High season from £2,395 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
    • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated

Destinations on this tour

    https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/indian-subcontinent/sri-lanka/uda-walawe-national-park
  • Uda Walawe National Park

    Uda Walawe National Park covers an area of 30,821 hectares, and includes a large...

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