Adventure, Beach, City, Culture, Cuisine, Guided Tours, History, Hiking, Photography, Shopping, Spa, Scenic, Train Travel, Wildlife
A wonderful two week holiday on Paradise Island comes alive on this tour. Featuring South Coast destinations Hiriketiya Bay and Galle, this tour is ideal for those seeking a tour that encapsulates the very best of the island. The South Coast is also best outside of the monsoon months of May, June and July. This package also features cosy, clean and comfortable hotels and exotic, authentic experiences. If you wish for a tour of higher quality please check out our Deluxe and Indulge pricing for the same tour.
Please consider this tour as a guide to what is possible. We are always happy to hear your own thoughts, consider your own passions and interests and develop a tour that is even more fine-tuned around your personality and desires.
Summary of this Island Magic (South Coast) Tour
After a warm welcome at the airport and some time off in the coastal town of Negombo, we set off to discover the Cultural Triangle. Your time here will help you discover ancient ruins, climb the iconic Lion Rock, explore ancient caves bathed in history and colour and try out unique personalized experiences. Next up is some time in the hills. From tea estates and exotic train rides to grand and sacred temples, the backdrop to most of this leg will be stunning scenery and cooler climates.
We then descend into the wild south and hot weather takes over. After a safari and blessings at a famous temple, we unwind on the beaches of Sri Lanka’s south where we have much more than sun and surf waiting for you. After guided tours in Galle Fort and Bawa’s Brief, we make our way to the city of Colombo where we wrap it all up with a farewell dinner and a warm goodbye.
Our packages feature all entrance costs, super comfortable rides and a local Foozoo friend. Everything about this tour is about you experiencing Sri Lanka on an intimate level so this is not your average tick-box tour with a chauffeur!
A process that invests in getting to know you better, way before your holiday.
Sustainable Sri Lanka travel kit
Unlimited and free drinking water
Wi-Fi connectivity throughout
All hotels with breakfast with a few extra meals and treats
Opportunities to work with local communities and share your knowledge
Be a part of a holistic travel experience that respects and nurtures each other and the environment
A token tree planted in your name (and partner or group) as part of Foozoo Travel’s support for reforestation in Sri Lanka
This Sri Lanka two week tour is presented as a guide and can be customized to your needs.
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Airport welcome and transfer to your first destination, Negombo.
After checking into your hotel we will embark on a tour of Negombo town by tuk-tuk. This tour will cover the fish market, lagoon area and other key attractions.
Next up is a Negombo Sunset while you enjoy a drink at one of the restaurants and bars along the vibrant Poruthota road.
Day 02 & 03
We drive to the interior of the island with stops for refreshments and experiencing local life.
While we are here, we will visit the UNESCO World heritage sites of Dambulla Rock Cave and Sigiriya Lion Rock. We will also visit the historic ruins of the Polonnaruwa kingdom. All these visits will be aided by a professional, government certified guide.
Your time here will also include a village tour that showcases traditional forms of Sri Lankan cuisine.
Drive up to Sri Lanka’s hill country and visit the highly venerated Temple of the Tooth in Kandy followed by a walking tour of Kandy town
Climb the stairs to Bahirawakanda and visit the large Buddha statue that watches over the city below
Check out the sprawling and beautiful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens with its collection of tropical plants.
Enjoy a walk around the Kandy Lake and head over to the Lookout point to close the day
Day 05 & 06
We hop on the train and cover a part of what is considered as one of the world’s most scenic train routes. You will pass through verdant tea plantations and enjoy breathtaking scenery.
While you spend the next two nights and days in the cooler climes of Nuwara-Eliya, you will enjoy an introduction to Ceylon tea, a tea factory visit and sit for High Tea at the iconic Nuwara-Eliya Grand Hotel
A day will also be devoted to a hike to Horton Plains from where you will be treated to stunning vistas, courtesy of World’s End
We continue our train ride; this time all the way to ella. The second leg of the train journey is quieter and the landscape more rugged.
While you are here you will hike up Ella Rock or Little Adam’s before settling in for some fun at the picturesque Ella town
After a stop at Ravana Falls we continue down the hills till we hit the wilderness of Udawalawe where we have organised a half day Safari. Sri Lanka is considered as the best Safari destination outside of Sri Lanka and on this Safari itself you will likely see elephants, buffalo, deer and the elusive leopards and bears.
Day 09,10 &11
We are slowly winding our tour down as we settle into the beach at Hiriketiya Bay. A picturesque bay that is safe and full of life. It is also close to the surfing beaches of Mirissa and Weligama, which you can explore with your private car/van.
While you are here we are happy to take you to the secret beach and coconut hill for pictures and see the Stilt Fishermen.
Day 12 & 13
We move further down the coast and spend two nights by the beachside resort of Unawatuna
While you are here will do a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort and visit the Japanese Peace Pagoda. Most other times you will be enjoying a holiday bu the beach
As we head into the final day and night, we ride to Colombo with a stop at The Brief – a property by Bewis Bawa – the talented brother of the more popular Geoffrey Bawa.
While in Colombo, we will also visit a few attractions that include the Independence Square, the Red Mosque, Pettah MArkets and enjoy street food at Galle Face Green
A farewell dinner and drinks at the Foozoo Rooftop will bring this magical holiday to a close
A delightful compilation of super comfortable hotels and villas
The hotels for this plan have been carefully selected to bring you the most comfort and convenience. That is not all, each hotel has also been picked based on its uniqueness and how each property brings out the charm of each area instead of generic hotels.