Golden Beaches & Colombo
Discover paradise on a tropical beach combined with a cultural insight into this beautiful and fascinating country.
Day 1 – Arrive at Colombo – Bentota (2 hrs)
On arrival in Colombo, you will be greeted and transferred by our local representative to your hotel in Bentota, the largest planned beach resort on the sunny south coast! Nestled in peaceful surroundings with lush tropical foliage bordering the coast, Bentota is a paradise of unlimited sun, sea and sand. The rest of the day is at leisure to indulge in various waters sports activities. You are scheduled to spend the night in Bentota.
Day 2 – Bentota
Today you will drive to Balapitiya for a boat trip on the Maaduriver which is famous for its 64 large islands. It is a good place to spot water monitors and a wide array of bird life including myriad colourful kingfishers. Some of the famous islands are Madduwa, Kothduwa, SathapahaDuwa and Ginduwa out of which most of the islands are inhabited. One of the islands is home to a large Buddhist temple adorned with lurid modern paintings and sculptures. During the boat trip you will witness the activities of the villagers like fishing and get an insight into their lifestyle. You are scheduled to spend the night in Bentota.
Day 3 - Bentota – Colombo (2 hrs)
This morning drive down to Colombo. En route enjoy a City and Shopping Tour including a visit to Buddhist and Hindu temples Pettah, Fort, Colombo Museum and the folk art centre. Continue on a shopping tour visiting House of Fashions, ODEL, Noritake ceramic shop and a local souvenir shop. You are scheduled to spend the night in Colombo.
Day 4 - Depart Colombo
This brings your journey to an end. You will be dropped to the airport for your flight back home.