Departure Date: 08/02/2022
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ Sri Lanka offers palm-studded beaches, rolling plantations and sacred sights, all full of spirituality and culture. Enjoy the undiluted beauty of manicured tea gardens and witness the pilgrimage sites and ancient Buddhist Ruins. Surrounded by charming, friendly locals, some of the best cuisines and history in the world, Sri Lanka’s essence will capture you and leave memories for a lifetime.
• After landing you will be transferred by private transfer, where you will stay for 2 nights in 4* Avani Bentota Resort. Boasting one of the finest stretches of beach in the Sri Lankan southwest coast, the historic town of Bentota is home to Galapatha Raja Maha Viharaya, one of five ancient temples in the region. Witness the 25-foot sleeping Buddha that attracts large amounts of worshipers each year.
• Day 3 you will head to Galle, Sri Lanka’s second city. Check into Jetwing Lighthouse overlooking the Indian Ocean, where you will stay for 2 nights. Once settled into your accommodation, spend your evening exploring the iconic UNESCO Galle Dutch Fort. Expect this experience to be complimented by charming cafes, jewellery shops, bookstores, fashion outlets, and a museum.
• The next 5 nights are yours to enjoy however you like. So after you’ve completed the 75km drive west, you could take in some beach time and enjoy the pristine waters, breaking up the days with some kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, bike rides, or a visit to a local temple. You will stay at the 5* Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort; a haven for those looking for tranquil seclusion with exciting activities.
• On day ten, you’ll leave the south coast bound for the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. Begin your experience in the country’s capital with an authentic cooking class. Once you arrive at the kitchen, start by learning how to open a coconut for a cooling drink, moving onto cooking a number of different curries culminating with a grand meal, including some traditional desserts.
Price is based on 2 adults sharing for 10 nights of this Best of South Sri Lanka private tour. Price includes return flights with Qatar Airways including one 25KG check bag each, 10 nights in 4/5-star accommodation on B&B basis, transportation in an AC private vehicle including English speaking Sri Lanka Tourist board qualified chauffeur guide and a number of excursions/activities included. Depart from Dublin on 8th February 2022. Additional days can be added. Fly with Qatar Airways to Sri Lanka, the first global airline in the world to achieve the 5-star COVID-19 airline Safety Rating by Skytrax. Enquire today to upgrade to Qatar Airways award winning business class.
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