Southern Beach 02
Welcome to Ceylon. You will be met by our chauffeur guide at the airport and transferred to hotels in Negombo. This evening is free for you explore Negombo city.
Dinner & Overnight stay in Negombo.
DAY-02 : NEGOMBO BEACH
Negombo is located 34km north of Colombo. Negombo is known to have the widest beaches in Sri Lanka. Negombo is an ideal fishing town as well as a paradise for the seafood buffets. You can enjoy watching the old -world fishing crafts like outrigger canoes and the catamarans bringing a variety of marine fishes like seers, skipjacks, pomfrets and amber-jacks. In the lagoon lobsters and prawns are caught and served as fascinating delicacies in the nearby restaurants.
Dinner & Overnight stay in hotels in Negombo
DAY-03 : BERUWALA
This morning we will continue to Beruwala, the starting point of southern coast beach resort. Beruwala is located in the south west cost of Sri Lanka about 60 km from Colombo. This beach is stretched with golden sand. It is a calm beach with soft waves. All the water sport activities are possible here. Near the beach there is the harbor. Beruwala harbor is an interesting place to watch the fishermen unload their catch. We can hire a boat to the lighthouse raised on a small island off shore which offers an excellent view of the coastline.
Dinner & Overnight stay in Beruwala.
Bentota is located 62km south of Colombo. It is an ideal romantic beach holiday resort. There is also an open air theater where folk and mask dancing are shown. This section of the southwestern coast gives a typical picture of a tropical beach dotted with palm trees; white sandy drenches and blue waters
Dinner & Overnight stay in hotels in Bentota.
DAY-05&06 : SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST
These two days you will be over enjoyed with natural beauty of Sinharaja rain forest. Sinharaja Rain Forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the last viable remnant of Sri Lanka’s tropical lowland rainforest spanning an area of 18900 acres is located within Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces of the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka. The total area of the Sinharaja Forest Reserve is 18,900 acres or 7,648 hectares. It ranges in altitude from 300m to 1,170m. Sinharaja Forest reserve is also home to over 50% of Sri Lanka’s endemic species of mammals and butterflies, as well as many kinds of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians. The annual rainfall of Sinharaja Forest has ranged between 3614mm to 5006mm and temperatures from 19°C to 34°C.
Sinharaja Rain Forest is home to numerous indigenous birds such as the Ceylon Hanging Parrot (Loriculus beryllinus), the Ceylon Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros gingalensis), the Ashy-headed Laughing Thrush (Garrulax cinereifrons), Layard’s parakeet (Psittacula calthripae), the Jungle fowl (Gallus lafayetii ), the Spur fowl (Galloperdix bicalcarata), the Ceylon Wood Pigeon (Columba torringtonii), the Brown- capped Babbler (Pellorneum fuscocapillum), the Red-faced Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus) and the Ceylon Blue Magpie (Urocissa ornate) among others, are prominent in this area. Out of 12 endemic mammal species of the country 8 are found here. Giant squirrel, dusky-stripped jungle squirrel, badger mongoose and endemic purple-faced leaf monkey and torque macaque are frequently seen. You will be taken on a safari also.
Dinner & Overnight stay near Sinharaja forest.
DAY-07 : HIKKADUWA
On the seventh day you will be continued to Hikkaduwa beach. It is located 98Km south of Colombo. It is well known for underwater delight and coral gardens. It is the place where you can have a glimpse of the fascinating underwater world and see the creatures that inhabit the unfathomable depths of the sea. The famed coral gardens are located here. Just get hold of a glass bottomed boat or goggles and flippers and plunge into the ocean!
Dinner & Overnight stay in Hikkaduwa beach hotels
DAY-08 :UNAWATUNA BEACH
This day we will be proceeding to Unawatuna beach. It is located 125 km south of Colombo. This 4km expanse of palm-fringed sand is said by some to rank amongst the twelve best beaches in the world. This beach is a paradise for all those who yearn to enjoy the silence of the sea and dive deep into the blue waters of the ocean. There is a reef protecting the beach, which makes it perfectly a safe haven for bathing. Other major attractions of this southern beach include shallow waters for swimming, and diving. Within its reach there is an accessible, reasonably well-preserved coral reef that serves as the base for snorkeling. For all those who fancy scuba diving, this tropical bay in the south will definitely catch your fancy since for the scuba divers; there are several wreck dives only 20-30 minutes away from the beach by boat. Thus it is the most favored beach for all those looking for some exciting water sport activity like swimming, scuba diving or snorkeling.
Dinner & Overnight stay in Unawatuna.
DAY-09 : ARUGAMBAY
This day is to enjoy you in a fantastic beach, Arugambay. Arugambay is located 314 km from Colombo in eastern side. It is popular bay for surfing. It also provides fantastic facilities for other water sporting and underwater photography. This beach, a wide sweeping sandy beach in front of the village of Arugam Bay is an attraction for swimming all year-round. Arugam Bay Beach with its coral reef being home to an abundance of tropical fish affords delightful snorkeling opportunities.
Dinner & Overnight stay in Arugambay
DAY-10 : PASSEKUDHA
Spend the whole day in eastern beach, Pasikuda. One of the most beautiful beach in Sri Lanka with softest waves and corals. It is an ideal area for bathing as the sea is clear and clam and protected by reef.
Dinner & Overnight Stay at Pasikudha.
DAY-11 : KANDY
This time you will be taken to ancient and world heritage city of Sri Lanka. It is considered as the capital city of hill country. It is popular for temple of tooth relic of Lord Buddha. You can also go shopping around Nuwara town. Kandian crafts are specialty of Kandy city.
Dinner & Overnight stay in Kandy.
DAY-12 : DEPATURE
You will be taken to the airport for your departure.