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Best time to go: October - April
Best for: Slow Travel, Culture & Beach

You might have been to Sri Lanka before, and loved the country. This itinerary is perfect for a hugely relaxing journey along the south coast, spending longer in each destination so you have lots of time to truly enjoy the amazing hotels you are staying in, and being able to properly experience the destination without the need to move on too quickly. The south coast of Sri Lanka is one of those places that just makes you so relaxed, a winter-sun bolthole that has a fantastic climate with a culture and cuisine that simply makes you smile. Stay in gorgeous boutique hotels, chosen to be a relaxing base where you might well spend a day or two just sitting by the pool reading a book and recharging the batteries. You can of course put down the book from time to time and dip into the destination such as taking a jeep out in Yala National Park to spot leopard and elephant, or walking through the fascinating colonial town of Galle. You can do as much or as little as you want, as this itinerary is all about flexibility. Sometimes a holiday should very much be a holiday. Sit back and let the leisurely delights of Sri Lanka restore you to your former self!

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Starting At

Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.


  • Totally relaxing three-centre journey taking in wildlife, a splash of culture around Galle and ending on the beach
  • Stay in luxury boutique hotels
  • Have the option to go on interesting immersive experiences such as cycling around Galle, learning Sri Lankan cookery or heading off whale watching

Day 2-4

Chena Huts

Day 5-7

Day 8-13

Rock Villa
Day 1 Negombo The Wallawwa
Day 2-4 Yala National Park Chena Huts
Day 5-7 Galle Kahanda Kanda
Day 8-13 Bentota Rock Villa

Suggested Hotels

Day 1

The Wallawwa

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The Wallawwa is a beautiful boutique property with wonderful service set in stunning gardens, ideal for the beginning or end of your trip.

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Day 2-4

Chena Huts

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Chena Huts is a luxurious African safari style property close to Yala National Park in Sri Lanka, offering private pool villas next to a secluded beach.

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Day 8-13

Rock Villa

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Taru Villas – Rock Villa is pretty boutique hotel set in tropical gardens by the beautiful beaches of Bentota on the south coast of Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka’s Tea Hills and Palm-fringed beaches

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