Adventure, Beach, City, Culture, Cuisine, Guided Tours, History, Hiking, Photography, Shopping, Spa, Scenic, Train Travel, Wildlife
A wonderful two week holiday on the Paradise Island comes alive on this tour. Featuring South Coast destinations Mirissa 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 experiences. If you wish for a tour of higher quality please check out our Deluxe and Indulge pricing for the same tour.
Please also 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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The paradise island and the Foozoo Team is super excited to welcome you with flowers and tropical warmth at the Bandaranaike International airport. Having presented you with the welcome pack, we drive you to the coastal town of Negombo. (Speak to us regarding arrival times as well as pre-tour and post tour arrangements.
After a rest, we head out to Negombo town to check out some of the famous sites and interact with the locals. Next up is a lagoon boat ride that will treat you to the first glimpses of Sri Lanka’s abundance of nature.
We will return in time for sunset on the beach and drinks and dinner along the happening Poruthota road.
Into the cultural triangle
After a hearty breakfast, we hit the road and kick the tour into full gear with a long and interesting drive to the Cultural Triangle. Along the way, we will stop for refreshments and connect with locals; a highlight of our tours.
Your Tour Manager and official Sri Lanka BFF for life will first bring you to Yapahuwa an ancient Sri Lankan city with beautiful ruins and an even fascinating history.
Up next is the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Dambulla Rock Cave Complex featuring thousands of intricate paintings located with a network of caves.
We end the day with the climb up to Sigiriya Lion Rock which is also a UNESCO world heritage site that is awe-inspiring in its idea, layout and historical relevance. From here you can see the rolling green landscape continue in all directions and glow in the golden light of a setting sun. All visits in the cultural triangle will be handled by a government-trained professional guide.
Continue the journey into Sri Lanka’s history on bicycles. Yes the tour of Sri Lanka’s second ancient kingdom, Pollonnaruwa is best enjoyed on bicycle. Although you may also want to cover it from the comfort of your car. Each of these historic tours may last from two to four hours.
A hike up Ritigala, an ancient monastery and rock face will be the other highlight of the day..
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
Start the day with a delightful train ride through rolling tea estates and beautiful landscapes on our way to Nuwara-Eliya.
Take a tour of a tea factory and learn about our world famous tea.
Receive a complimentary gift voucher from us to make your own purchases
Visit the Horton Plains and be captivated at World’s End.
Enjoy High-Tea at the Nuwara Eliya Grand hotel and drop in at the Gentlemen’s Club
Catch a train again and this time we head to Ella to complete what is known as one of the world’s most beautiful train routes
Hike up Little Adam’s Peak or Ella Rock
Chill in the cool vibes of Ella town and make friends from all over the world
Consider watching the train pass by on Nine Arch Bridge
It’s time to leave the mountains and cool climate behind and descend into the hot wilderness of Sri Lanka’s deep south. Udawalawa will be our stop for the night.
On our way we will make a stop at Ravana falls and drive off route to visit the beautiful Diyaluma falls for some time with nature.
We will then check into the hotel and maybe even visit the nearby Elephant Transit Home.
We head out early to the Udawalawe National Park for a day safari. We always pick this park over the crowded Yala National Park. When you set off early you can see an abundance of wildlife and herds of elephants. We can add Yala as the alternative if you really wish to see leopards. However we give strict instructions to our team to ensure that it is carried out in a way that is respectful of nature and the forest home of all these wonderful creatures we share this world with.’
Once the safari is done we will enjoy a hearty lunch and drive to the Kataragama Temple where we will invoke blessings on you.
In the evening we drive further up the coast and make a stop to check out a turtle conservation project. Here you will have the added pleasure of releasing teeny weeny turtle baby into the roaring Indian ocean
We end the day on the beaches of Hiriketiya bay.
It’s all, sun, surf, sand and loads of downtime.
Yes. Go ahead. Continue to be the beach bum you have always wanted to be.
Now now. Let’s not get too comfy on this beach. There’s more to see and do and of course more beach time further up the road so now we set our sites on the capital of Sri Lanka’s south, the city of Galle!
On our way we stop to take pictures of the iconic Stilt Fishermen.
Then we settle in for some more R & R on the beach
Enjoy a walking tour of Galle Fort with the fun and knowledgeable Mr. Shanjei
Enjoy an hour long massage we have organised for you at the Galle Fort
Visit the Japanese Peace Pagoda if time permits
Enjoy a delightful dinner at Unawatuna Beach
It;s time to slowly bring this tour to a close by heading towards Colombo. However, on our way, we will stop at Bentota to visit The Brief – home and gardens of one of the prolific Bawa brothers who put Sri Lankan architecture on the world map.
Then we are wrapping it up in Colombo with visits to Pettah Market, the Red Mosque and Independence Square
Enjoy a farewell dinner with the team
Also speak to us to have a special shopping tour curated around your interests
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.