If the sun and sands beckon you for a relaxed, couple holiday, opt for the 5-day Sandy Side of Sri Lanka trip, which offers a quick, rejuvenating getaway. You arrive in Colombo and you immediately move to the resort town of Bentota, where you spend 2 days, before returning to Colombo. Also, visit the turtle hatchery in Kosgoda and Balapitiya and enjoy a scenic boat ride amidst Mangrove caves.
On Day 1, you arrive in Colombo, and you are immediately taken to the beach destination of Bentota.
On Day 2, you get to enjoy the Bentota Beach area. You can engage in some relaxing spa treatments or some water sports activities.
On Day 3, you are taken to Balapitiya, where you enjoy a scenic boat ride. Then, you also visit a turtle hatchery in Kosgoda.
On Day 4 of your quick getaway in Sri Lanka, you now move to your next destination - the capital city Colombo. While here, engage in a city tour and loads of shopping.
On Day 5, your couple holiday trip to Sri Lanka draws to a close.
Day 1: Arrival Colombo - Bentota On arrival, you are warmly greeted and picked up from the airport by your very own chauffeur guide. You then transfer to a hotel in Bentota (approx. 3hrs drive). You check in at the hotel, spend rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2: Bentota After breakfast, spend the day at leisure by the beautiful Bentota Beach, one of the most well-known, striking beaches of Sri Lanka. The beachside is also popular for the range of Ayurvedic and other beauty and health treatments. If you feel like indulging in any water sports, then there is water skiing on the rivers or estuaries, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, parasailing, and fishing or you can always go swimming in the ocean.
You stay overnight in a hotel here.
Day 3: Bentota - Colombo After breakfast, you transfer to Colombo (approx. 2 hrs 30 min drive). Enroute you are driven to Balapitiya for a scenic boat ride amidst Mangrove caves. Balapitiya is famous for the unique beauty of Madu Ganga.
Then you visit the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda. This place is well-known for its interesting sea-turtle conservation project. Established in the year 1988, it works towards protecting the turtles so as to save them from the brink of extinction. Ever since the project was operational, about 3.5 million baby turtles have been released into the waters. The months from October to April are the season when turtles lay eggs and that is when they make landfall. But in Kosgoda, where green turtles are found, they can be found all through the year.
Later, in the evening, you can relax and engage in some activities on your own. You stay overnight in a hotel here.
Day 4: Colombo After breakfast, you proceed on a city tour and later engage in some shopping in the capital city of Sri Lanka. Colombo is the capital city and also the commercial and business hub of Sri Lanka. Before the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 AD, Colombo was just a small seaport in this island nation. Later, when the Portuguese discovered this land, it became very prominent and afterwards, the British developed it into a major harbour.
You stay overnight in a hotel here.
Day 5: Departure Colombo - Airport After breakfast, an airport transfer takes you to the airport for your onward flight (approx. it is an hour’s drive).
While on you’re the Sandy Side of Sri Lanka tour you get to see and visit:
In Madu Ganga - Balapitiya
Boat ride through mangrove forests
When to Go
The island nation of Sri Lanka sees two different monsoons. The island wears a tropical climate as it is very close to the equator and humidity levels are very high. It’s monsoon time in the West and Southwest coasts and the hilly areas of Sri Lanka between April-May to September (while most of the rains happen between April-June). The other monsoon the island nation sees is the Northeast Maha monsoon that hits the eastern coast. This happens between the months of November to March.
Therefore, if you are planning on visiting the West and the Southern coasts and the hilly regions, it is between December-March. April-September is the ideal time to visit the eastern coast of the island.
So, if you are on a Sandy Side of Sri Lanka tour, then the best time to visit Bentota and Colombo, which is in the West coast, and the South-central side of Sri Lanka, would most definitely be the months from December to March respectively.
2 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis with daily breakfast in Bentota
2 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis with daily breakfast in Colombo
All transfers based on pvt. basis as per the itinerary
Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery, Cost of Balapitiya river Safari, Colombo Museum, Gangarama Temple
Service of an English-speaking Chauffeur during sightseeing tours
Not included: Airfare, Visa, GST, Tips & surcharges