Exploring the South of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka - Your tailor-made trip

Day 1

Ayubowan, welcome to Sri Lanka!
Your driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your first destination, Koggala. Before checking-in, a first PCR test is planned.

Night at the hotel Mosvold Villa.
Alternative : Hotel Kahanda Kanda instead of Hotel Mosvold Villa : + 75 EUR per person (Base 4 persons )
Day 2

Enjoy the view, the tranquility of the place and the beach
Free morning to enjoy the view.

Koggala– Yala by road.

Free afternoon. You can plan an additional safari if you wish to (not inclued).

Night at the hotel Thaulle Resort.
Day 3

Discover Uda Walawe National Park.
Yala – Uda Walawe by road.

Half-day entry to Uda Walawe National Park.

Take a jeep for a half-day safari in Uda Walawe National Park to have a unique encounter with the Sri Lankan wildlife. Carry a pair of binoculars which are provided to you. With the help of your experienced driver and a naturalist guide, you can spot water buffaloes, mongooses, peacocks, crocodiles, and other aquatic lizards, and of course the famous elephants, the symbol of Sri Lanka! With your naturalist guide and books on Sri Lankan birds and mammals, you can learn more about the species living on the island of Ceylon. Enjoy fresh water bottles at your disposal. The day before, make sure that your hotel can prepare the breakfast-to-go for you to enjoy during your safari.

Uda Walawe – Yala by road.

Night at the hotel Thaulle Resort.
Day 4

Enjoy Yala National Park
Half day ticket to Yala National Park.

Go on a half-day safari to Yala National Park where you can spot leopards, peacocks, elephants, sambars, crocodiles and hundreds of birds. But since leopards are wild animals, it is not always easy to spot them. (Included).
(Estimated duration of the safari : 2:30 hours).

Night at the hotel Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa.

Upgrade Room Superior Ocean Room.
Alternative : Hotel Bentota Beach Hotel I Room Superior instead of Hotel Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa I Room Superior + Upgrade Room Superior Ocean Room : + 68 EUR per person (Base 4 persons )
Day 5

Free day to enjoy the beach
You can take a nap on your sunbed under the palm trees, sip a fresh fruit juice watching the pristine water, go for a walk along the sandy beach or swim in the Indian Ocean. A perfect time to relax.

Night at the hotel Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa.

Upgrade Room Superior Ocean Room.
Alternative : Hotel Bentota Beach Hotel I Room Superior instead of Hotel Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa I Room Superior + Upgrade Room Superior Ocean Room : + 68 EUR per person (Base 4 persons )
Day 6

Last day
Free morning.

Private transfer from Bentota to Colombo International Airport. Your driver will drop you at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight. We wish you a safe journey home and look forward to welcoming you back for your next adventure in Asia!

During your stay, 2 PCR tests are included (upon arrival and before you return home). Shanti Travel also put at your disposal 2 face mask and 2 pairs of chirurgical gloves per day as well as sanitizer. The Covid-19 insurance is also included.

Travel conditions

  • 24/7 assistance from your travel expert
  • Transfers by private micro-van (5 passengers) with an English speaking driver. The vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, radio, safety belts, and fire extinguishers.
  • The petrol, road taxes, car parking fees, insurance for the vehicle and driver, and accommodation and meals of the latter.
  • The items and test required by the sanitary guidelines for the people accompanying you (gloves, mask, sanitizer for the vehicle, etc.)
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program.
  • Meals: breakfast at the hotel during the whole stay
  • Approved tourist sites and visits below:
  • - Half-day safari in Yala National Park (entrances & jeeps) during weekdays
    - Half-day safari in Uda Walawe National Park (entrances & jeeps)
  • The mandatory insurance covering up to US$ 50,000 medical fees related to covid-19 in Sri Lanka
  • A local SIM card to be able to communicate with your driver and travel expert during your stay
  • Government taxes and service taxes.
  • Visa fees and bank charges
  • International flights and taxes
  • The services of a national guide (prices change according to the number of days and sites, ask your travel expert)
  • Baby seat for children under 5 years old / Children booster
  • Baby cot
  • Christmas and New year hotels’ supplement
  • Hotels’ supplement during the Esala Perahera in Kandy and the surroundings (July or August, days of this Perahera change every year according to the full moon)
  • The tips (they are part of the culture of the country, the locals themselves are used to tip)
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Dinners and lunches during your entire stay (2 to 3 € for a local meal and 8 to 20 € in a restaurant).
  • Personal insurance (covering repatriation, cancellation, medical fees unrelated to covid-19, etc.), we can provide one through our partner Chapka, ask your travel expert.
  • Anything that is not listed in the "Prices includes" section.
Garance
Garance Travel Expert Sri Lanka

It is said that people from Brittany are travelers, I guess I am no exception! If I went around Europe a bit during my youth, I caught the travel virus, during my first expatriation to Mauritius. When I set foot on the sand, it hit me: I was made for the sun. A second experience followed, Reunion Island for two years, exploring the island from one end to the other on the hiking trails. In 2017, I surprised myself when I stopped with my suitcases in Sri Lanka. Beyond the enchanting landscapes, the country has been an emotional and professional upheaval for me and each day brings its share of surprises and emotions. The friendliness of the Sri Lankans, the time which seems to slow down, the thirst-quenching coconut water and the diversity of landscapes and climates all explain how you can never get tired of this country!

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