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Sri Lanka: Hidden Gems of the South Coast

Private Travel | General interest 15 Days & 13 Nights Lead-in price: £4,845 Current prices from: £4,845
Privacy, peace, a pool of your own and the flexibility to do what you want when you want are all part of this private tour of Sri Lanka’s south coast. Relax or explore as much or as little as you like with time to enjoy the beach or discover some of the area’s hidden gems such as the wall paintings and caves at Mulkirigala or the rock temples at Yatagala.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay in fully-staffed villas
  • Combine relaxation on idyllic beaches with explorations of local culture & wildlife
  • Easy pace itinerary for families or groups of friends
  • See the south coast's lesser-explored sights
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
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Superior Private Tour in brief

*Optional activities

These activities can be pre-booked or booked locally and incur an additional cost.

Day 1: Fly to Colombo (N)

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

Day 2: Colombo

Overnight at Maniumpathy. Later take an optional short walking tour of Colombo with a local resident before sampling the local cuisine at Upali’s.* (N)

Day 3: Fly to Kahandamodara

Take the midday Cinnamon Air flight to Hambantota and transfer to Kahandamodara for a 4-night stay at Ranawara villa, set on a white, powdery beach and sleeping 14 guests. (B,L,D)

Days 4-6: Kahandamodara

Days at leisure on the beach or by the infinity pool. Alternatively visit Kalametiya bird sanctuary, soak up the atmosphere at the evening puja ceremony in Kataragama or watch turtles come ashore to nest at Tangalle.*(B,L,D)

Day 7: Matara

Travel to Matara for 3 nights at the 3 sisters Talpe Villa. Take an optional visit to the magnificent rock-cut temples at Mulkirigala en route.* (B,L,D)

Days 8-9: Matara

Days at leisure or alternatively explore the Dutch star fort in Matara and the quaint temples of Sri Rohana Uposathagaraya, reached via a footbridge across to Pigeon Island.* (B,L,D)

Day 10: Galle

Travel to Galle for5 nights at 20 Middle Street, a heavenly villa located within the historic walls of Galle fort and sleeping 10 people. (B,L,D)

Days 11-14: Galle

Optional activities include exploring Galle fort, a scenic flight over Koggala lake, a visit to an authentic village travelling by boat and bicycle, a cookery class or a whale-watching cruise.* (B,L,D)

Day 15: Fly home

Transfer to Colombo and fly home. (B)

Meal basis

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

Important information

Take the midday Cinnamon Air flight to Hambantota and transfer to Kahandamodara for a 4-night stay at Ranawara villa, set on a white, powdery beach and sleeping 14 guests. (B,L,D)

*Optional activities

These activities can be pre-booked or booked locally and incur an additional cost.

Superior tour

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

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 private tour accommodation

  • Ranawara
    Ranawara

    Located on a beach, just 20km from Tangalle, Ranawara is a beautiful private villa set over 9 hectares of beautiful exclusive gardens. The 5 guestrooms and 2 garden cabanas are all en suite, air conditioned and elegantly designed. There are sophisticated living and dining areas and a large home cinema room, as well as a 30 metre swimming pool. Interior areas flow seamlessly onto terraces and verandas edged by pillared walkways, soft stone paving and mirror-still ponds. The expansive gardens lead directly onto the beach front where turtles often come onshore to lay their eggs at moonlight. Features: 7 rooms sleeping up to 14, private chef, home cinema, swimming pool, spa treatments, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, ceiling-fan, desk.

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  • Maniumpathy
    Maniumpathy

    Located in the heart of Colombo, Maniumpathy is set in an atmospheric manor house that dates back to 1906. Originally built by a doctor from Jaffna, the house has been extended and its interiors modernised without affecting the property's period features. The eight guestrooms are all individually designed and have their own character. This boutique hotel is within easy reach of Colombo's sights, shops, cafes and restaurants.Features: 8 rooms, restaurant, swimming pool, library, Wi-Fi. <br>Room amenities: Air-conditioning, telephone, safe.

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  • 3 Sisters
    3 Sisters

    The 3 Sisters is located on a hill overlooking southern Sri Lanka's coastline. The luxury villa was formerly a Dutch colonial cottage and has been carefully renovated to retain to maintain the original character of the property. Guestrooms are comfortable and are decorated with antiques sourced from across Sri Lanka. Meals are prepared using fresh produce from the nearby markets or locally caught seafood. Features: 3 rooms, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, outside dining area. Room amenities: Air conditioning, four-poster beds, safe, television.

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  • 20 Middle Street
    20 Middle Street

    Built in the mid-18th century and located inside the historic walls of Galle fort, 20 Middle Street is an opulent private house. The design is archetypal of the era with a handsome exterior and an internal courtyard garden. The interiors are fitted with original wooden furniture. The property is used on an exclusive basis, sleeping up to 8 people and with a private chef. Features: 5 rooms sleeping up to 8, private chef, swimming pool, snooker table, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, four-poster beds, antique furniture.

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Dates & prices

HGS2020

 

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.

 
  • What's Included
    • 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

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