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Try The Best Sri Lanka South coast tour (Private Tour)


You can take a full-day jeep safari tour in Yala National Park during this Sri Lanka south coast tour (a two-day tour in Sri Lanka). This fantastic two-day tour of Sri Lanka also includes touring popular tourist destinations in the south, like Tanglle Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach, and Galle. This is a highly-liked pastime for vacationers who can only spend a short amount of time exploring.

Explore Yala National Park, Sri Lanka's second-largest wildlife area, on a safari Jeep. The best national park in the world for seeing leopards is Yala. An expert guide imparts information on the creatures that live in this wildlife kingdom, which includes free-ranging elephants and more leopards per square mile than any other place on Earth! Get picked up early in the morning in Galle to get to the park before the crowds and for excellent views of the wildlife. Lunch is included on your way back, and you can choose to visit Waurukannala Temple (extra cost).


Is the Sri Lanka south coast tour right for you?

  • All transfers and sightseeing are private; the only people on the tour are you and your companions.
  • This two-day Sri Lanka South Coast Tour covers a lot. One of the most well-liked tours in Sri Lanka that we provide in our original style is ideal for people looking for a one-week vacation that they want to make the most of. Please take a look at our other tour itineraries if you're looking for a shorter or more relaxed trip to Sri Lanka.
  • It can get very hot in Sri Lanka throughout the summer. Although we try to conduct our walking tours and city visits in the early morning or late afternoon when the weather is milder, don't forget to stay hydrated and pack sun protection gear like a hat, sunscreen, a long-sleeve shirt and anything else that will shield you from the sun.
  • Travelling with Seerendipity entails honouring the customs and sensibilities of the places you visit. In this manner, you maximise the benefits of your encounters with locals and their settings. During our trip, we went to several temples, and in order to enter, you had to wear clothing that covered your wrists and below your knees. When you enter the temple, you must also take off your shoes and head coverings at the same time.

Highlights of Sri Lanka south coast tour

  • Enjoy an all-inclusive, full-day jeep safari in Yala National Park to hunt for wildlife like crocodiles, bears, elephants, and leopards that may be hidden there.
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Site Galle Fort offers guided walking tours that allow visitors to explore the best-preserved Dutch-built mediaeval fortification in Asia. The fort features hundreds of residences, cottages, chapels, galleries, and a kilometer-long rampart that borders the Indian Ocean.
  • Observe the stilt fishermen as they wait for fish while maintaining their balance on a pole buried in the ocean.
  • Discover rare fish species and coral reefs at the Hikkaduwa Marine Sanctuary with a glass-bottom boat trip.
  • Visit the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre to hear from volunteers from all over the world about sea turtles that are in risk of extinction.
  • The most revered temple in southern Sri Lanka is the Temple of Kataragama.
  • View the gem lapidary, the gem museum, and the craft of Sri Lankan gem mining.
  • Going to a spice garden to observe the plants and trees that provide spices like pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, etc.
  • Take a boat tour to discover the abundant flora and fauna of the Bentota River. Discover crocodiles, lizards, birds, and a variety of other exotic wildlife by visiting the Mangrove Lagoon.
  • Visit the Mask Museum to see priceless treasures that date back centuries and learn about mask carving.

 Hotels can be booked with Sri Lanka south coast tour

This tour can be booked with 4-star hotels. If you need any other category of hotel, please inquire. 


Inclusions of Sri Lanka south coast tour

  • 1-night accommodation in a standard tourist hotel on a H/B basis.
  • 1 dinner (on day 1) and 1 breakfast (on day 2) at the hotel.
  • 1 picnic lunch during the safari.
  • Full-day safari at Yala national park
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury private vehicle with an English-speaking driver-guide (please inquire about other languages).
  • Galle Fort
  • Kataragama/Katirakamum temple
  • Mask Museum
  • Sea turtle conservation centre
  • Glass bottom boat tour at Hikkaduwa marine sanctuary
  • Bentota River boat trip with visits to the mangrove lagoon
  • Spice garden
  • All entrance fees and activity costs as per the tour itinerary
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Highway toll
  • All government taxes

Exclusions of Sri Lanka south coast tour

  • Expenses of personal nature, such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc

Cancellation policy

Cancel 24 hours prior to arrival for a full refund


Choose your payment method

We offer you mainly three payment options: card payments, bank transfers, or payment on arrival. You can choose whatever is the most convenient payment option for you. If you opt for payment on arrival, we will collect a 10% advance payment from you as a guarantee once the booking is confirmed. 


Book now & pay later

Reserve your tour now and pay when you meet us. Send us the duly filled tour booking form, and we will arrange your tour you can make the payment as you meet us on the first day of the trip.


Traveler pickup is offered

We pick up from all the accommodations around Colombo, Bentota, and Hikkaduwa.
Additional Info Confirmation will be received at the time of booking Not wheelchair accessible A minimum of 2 people per booking is required A maximum of 6 people per booking Minimum age is 18 years This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.

Single supplement

The trip can be booked with a single room for the entire trip with a single supplement (please inquire about your chosen category of the hotel)


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this tour
  • All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats upon entering the temples, Dresscode, shoulders, and knees should be covered
  • The duration of transfers is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • This is a private tour/activity.
  • You can reach us 24 hours a day through our hotline at 0094-77-4440977

Sri Lanka south coast tour

Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 6:00 am

Colombo / Yala

After a representative from Seerendipity Tours meets you at 6:00 a.m., head towards Yala. While travelling,

Galle
With a history spanning hundreds of years, Galle is an old harbour city. The tenant of Sir James said that Galle was the "Tarshish" mentioned in the Bible, the port where ships trading with King Solomon acquired spices, aromatic woods, ivory, and gemstones. Undoubtedly, the location of the current Galle fort and adjacent Galle neighbourhoods have historical ties that date back well beyond the Portuguese era. Galle was home to a diverse group of people who traded, including Malay people, South Indian traders, Persians, international dealers, and moor traders from the Persian Gulf.

Project to conserve sea turtles
The non-governmental sea turtle conservation centre is the first place you'll see on this excursion. The volunteers gathered here from all over the world will educate you about sea turtles and you will be able to observe numerous types of endangered sea turtles.

The Madu River Estuary
The Bentota River is a well-liked river for boat excursions and one of the most visited sites on the west coast. A sizable area of mangrove forest and a variety of animal species, including crocodiles, monkeys, snakes, lizards, and others, can be seen here.

Hikkaduwa Marine Sanctuary and Beach
The magnificent underwater environment of Hikkaduwa, which is home to numerous unique fish species as well as a coral reef, may be seen during a 30-minute glass bottom boat tour.

The Katharagama Temple
Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists are in awe of the Kataragama temple. Located in the deep south of Sri Lanka, next to the well-known Ruhuna Yala National Park and the historic Sithulpawwa Buddhist Monastery, Kataragama is the domain of God Skanda (Lord Murugan Katirkaman, Kadirkamam, Subrahmanya, Kandasamy, Kadiradeva, Katiradeva, Katiravel, Karttikeya, and Tarakajith). It is a multireligious sacred city that is home to an Islamic mosque, a Buddhist temple, a Hindu shrine, and an Islamic mosque. One of the solosmasthanas (Sinhala: 16 major sites of Buddhist pilgrimage), Kataragama has been mentioned in history dating back to the time of the Hero of the Nation, King Dutugamunu (161–137 BC). The great historical chronicle of Sri Lanka, Mahawamsa, describes the involvement of warriors from the Kshatriyas clan from Kataragama on the occasion of the Bo sapling of the Bodhi Tree's arrival in Bodh Gaya (the Gaya district of the modern state of Bihar, India), which was brought to the city of Anuradhapura 2,300 years ago.

Mask museum
You will be making a stop at the Ambalangoda mast museum and Moonstone mines right before the Hikkaduwa marine reserve.

Anglers in a bent position: a distinctive kind of fishing that is exclusive to southern Sri Lanka. With a bird's-eye view of the underwater surface, the fishermen continue to fish with their rods while perched on a pole set on the sea floor.

Staying overnight in Yala

Day 2

Time : 5:00 am

Yala / Galle/ Colombo

Get up early and head to Yala National Park for a full day of safari.

Yala National Park
With an expanse of 97880 hectares, Yala is the largest national park in Sri Lanka and is also regarded as one of the oldest. It started out as a hunting area when the British were in charge of Sri Lanka. It's said that hunting in Yala was an expensive activity. Yala became a safe haven for animals in 1900 when it was designated as a national park due to the sharp decline in animal populations brought about by hunting.

Yala is separated into five zones and is the second-largest national park. In terms of biodiversity, Yala is in a significant position. Yala is well-known for having an abundance of wildlife, including bears, monkeys, deer, wild boar, elephants, and leopards.

Yala is regarded as one of the world's best locations to see leopards. In Yala National Park, there were 17.7 ½ leopards per 100 square kilometres. With a density of one leopard every two square kilometres, Block 1 of Yala National Park may contain the densest population of leopards in the whole globe. Sri Lankan leopards are active throughout the day, in contrast to those in most other national parks, where they are only seen at night. following Safari's departure for the Colombo hotel.

The tour has come to an end.

  1. Amani Dharya:

    After reaching teh hotel bit early on the 1st day we had a leisure walk in the surrounding areas of our hotel with Sama. We were suprised to see the natural beauty of the area with huge lake full of water, rice paddies, stupas, temple and every where it is lush green vegetation. Our guide sam voluntarily organized it and we enjoyed the village tour lit.

  2. Zieker zam:

    Travelling on a bumpy road in the wildlife reserve was a bit strenuous but it was a very different yet interesting activity. We were so lucky to see a large number of animals during the day. Our jeep driver was very experienced and it seems like he already knew where the animals are roaming in the park.

  3. Tania gurang:

    The two days with an excellent blend of tourist places like wildlife reserves, pristine beaches, temples and beautiful village. Our guide Malan was very good and helpful.

  4. Rosaenne:

    Ideal trip to enjoy Sri Lanka wildlife and beaches

  5. Sam:

    Short and fully packed Sri Lanka tour. We are very fond of wild animals and wanted to visit Sri Lanka nationals park. Our wish was fully fulfilled, thanks seerendipity

  6. Jorjie:

    Cannot fault Seerendipity from start to finish the booking process to your guide, location to name a few! If you have any doubt choose Seerendipity!

  7. Cathrine:

    The 2 days trip was amazing! Hit many good spots, and everything was planned so smoothly. As a female traveller with 2 small kids we did not once feel unsafe – highly recommend!

  8. Suzshman:

    Tour is interetsing. but fully packed and there is hardly anytime to relax.

  9. Mark Neumann:

    Eine spannende Tour mit vielen Insights und witzigen Details. Genau das, was wir uns vorgestellt hatten. Da wir bereits gut informiert waren und english sprechen … erhielten wir einen tieferen Einblick in nature, tieren, Geschichte und Kultur. Rosha verfügt über ein profundes Wissen und schüttelt die eine oder andere Anekdote locker aus dem Ärmel. Sehr gut. Grazie!

  10. Eddie:

    Excellent trip with lot of things to see and do

  11. Ritshu:

    Fantastic Sri Lanka trip with ancient temples, forts, beaches, and wildlife parks. The walking tour of the fort was excellent. Plenty of opportunities to buy clothing and spices. well planned tour with excellent accommodation, food and nice guide

  12. Emma muse:

    The south coast tour was great with a closer look at nice beaches and a lot of time for leisure. There should be a little bit more time to relax on the beach. The wildlife tour was also good. I never had such a nice experience watching at leopards so closely. Our jeep driver was very good and took us on an interesting jungle track and showed us a lot of animals.

  13. Irfard:

    Excellent trip. Everything was perfectly organized with comfortable hotels, a good car and a wonderful guide. the beach was the best thing of the trip.

  14. Alison:

    Although only a short trip, this Srilanka Tour was jammed packed with amazing sights and opportunities to see the hustle and bustle of every day life in the places we visited. It also gave us the opportunity to interact with the people, taste the delicious foods and learn a lot about each destinations. Highly recommended tour!

  15. Tina:

    Well organised and tour leader Sam was the best. Totally made the trip with his knowledge, sense of humour and drive to provide us with the best experience.

  16. Nizam:

    Sri Lanka’s southern tour was excellent. We were very happy with the program and it was consisting of a large number of important places like wildlife parks, temples, beaches, forts and many more. We were lucky to spot 2 leopard cubs and their mother in Yala, I never forget it. It was first seen by our jeep driver. I believe they have specially trained eyes to spot animals that are not clearly seen with naked eyes. Special thanks to our guide Jehan, he did a fantastic trip.

  17. Jim lopez:

    Excellent trip, very well organized

  18. Brendon:

    I had a great time on my first Seerendipity trip. It was a great family trip with sam. Our guide was very informative, kids friendly and very fun. activities are ideal for the members of our family. and the guide a good bloke. No problems

  19. Melroy:

    Had an amazing trip. comfortable private car. Great guide. Gihan was informative and fun. The place we stayed at in Kandy was straight out of a movie. Loved the palace we stayed at. This trip gave me everything it said it would and more. Absolutely loved it!

  20. jorge:

    Great Seerendipity trip around Srilanka’s south coast. Wonderful sights, great experiences, good food and well looked after.

  21. Steven:

    Excellent service and trip throughout, very professional and very reasonably priced

  22. Jerome:

    Very short trip of Sri Lanka but extreamly interesting with many dozens of interesting attractions.

  23. Remoula:

    Would highly recommend. Our tour guide Sam was amazing, saw so much in the few days and had lots of fun. Perfect for everyone.

  24. Sunederman:

    We were basically on a beach tour and decided to take this short trip to break the routine beach stay. It was fantastic with wildlife and cultural places.

  25. Alexander:

    Wonderful trip with a wonderful local guide. Wouldn’t change a thing. Would love to travel with gihan again

  26. Imran:

    Had an amazing time on this trip.

  27. Stevanson:

    Excellent service and trip throughout, very professional and very reasonably priced

  28. Rehana:

    Great Sri Lanka trip around sri Lanka’s southern part. Wonderful sights, great experiences, good food and well looked after.

  29. Shankar pereira:

    We had a full day magical safari on a Jeep and really enjoyed it. Our guide picked us from Colombo and took us to the Yala Park. Along the way, we had looked into pristine beaches, Madu estuary, Galle fort and many other places. We were lucky to spot 2 leopards, dozens of elephants, a couple of deers, monitors, buffaloes, crocodiles and jackal and few other creatures. I think it is pretty easy to spot wild animals here, perhaps because the park is small compared to many other big players in Africa. However, It’s a nice well kept spacious park. If I ever return to Sri Lanka again I’ll make sure we get a few days to explore this area.

  30. Stefan munsi:

    This 2 days tour was fantastic and mainly the wildlife tour was simply unforgettable. Pask was not crowded as usual. We saw elephants, leopards, mongooses, wild boar, water buffalo, crocodiles and lots of beautiful birds.

  31. Dinesh dixit:

    Peaceful surrounding beautiful lake Nice sunset and add to it the excitement of leopard elephant and deer’s. Even though it was a full day safari, we were not lucky enough to spot a bear. Highly recommended the tour with seerendipity!

  32. Neel sem:

    Excellent 2 days with Jagath, our driver/guide.

  33. Illias mohamad:

    It is not long since the park is opened after the COVID-19 lockdown. We just concluded our safari trip and had a very memorable experience. Our guide Saman and driver Sakur was simply wonderful, kind and a very patient and good driver. He did a good job of staying away from the crowd as we took different routes where it was just us for most of the time. The result was an unforgettable experience…highly recommended.

  34. christopher lemanski:

    Highly impressed with the trip arrangements. Very good guide and the tour was excellent with him. We were lucky to visit most major tourist places within 2 days. I hear that usually, tour operators offer Yala safari and Galle trip separately, however, we could visit both places in one trip and saved a lot of time and money too. Our driver was wonderful, the guides were perfect, food was great, We saw lots and lots of animals, especially 2 Leopards.

  35. Peter thomas:

    Wildlife safari was excellent with plenty of time to search for animals. Our Jeep driver was good and he had an idea of where to go in search of animals. Good hotel withing the jungle, comfortable and good food too.

  36. Robindro:

    Initially, we thought of doing a safari at Yala but my wife suggested me to book 2 days trip seerendipity so that we could also see other major tourist places in south. I’m glad we opted for it with seerendipity. Highly valuable trip with lost interesting places. We saw mant wild animals in the park such as leopards, elephants, many beautiful birds.

  37. Jinsen amin:

    Despite the full day trip, we could see only 1 leopard that was on a tree, could not make an even a proper photo.

  38. Meena sai:

    We saw many elephants but no leopard, they were hiding unfortunately

  39. Andrea fishkal:

    It was great with a closer look at leopards. I never had such a nice experience watching at leopards so closely. Our jeep driver was very good and took us on an interesting jungle track and showed us a lot of animals.

  40. Paul megran:

    A very knowledgeable and helpful guide, unfortunately, we had not seen a leopard

  41. Thomas mahboob:

    The driver was good and the tour was good but the safari jeep was old did not like it much, Our guide Saman was excellent and he had a very comfortable sedan.

  42. Edward:

    Excellent trip

  43. Peter thomas:

    Excellent break for our beach holiday, a bit of nature, wildlife and culture. Nice hotel and good food. Our Guide Kusum was a very good and very funny guy.

  44. Ponny ambla:

    An excellent trip worth every penny. Very good guide (Silva) with a lot of experience.

  45. Gabriel:

    I’m glad we took teh 2 days Yala trip rather than other options. It has a nice blend of cultural, wildlife, beaches. I feel sorry that I could not spend a little bit more time on teh southern coast beaches. Our guide Charam was very good and helpful.

  46. Trenze:

    Very good trip

  47. Reema ali:

    We wanted to see leopards, that was our main intention and we were able to spot 2 leopards. We had seen many other wild animals such as elephants, deer, wild boar, jackal and many other creatures with leopard

  48. Leonard james:

    Excellent trip, very well organized

  49. Ranald kieser:

    We were staying in Bentota and we had already done the Bentota bot tour begore the 2 days trip. The local company was generous to refund us some money that they would spend for Bentota river trip because we did not want to do the Bentota river trip with them. Very good trip with wildlife, beaches, interesting landscape. Fernando was a very good guide and very knowledgeable.

  50. Gonzales:

    Nice trip but we just missed the leopard pair

  51. Klemens tower:

    Very well organized trip with very informative and experienced guide (Fernando)

  52. Neil almeida:

    A very nice short trip

  53. Zandra:

    Perfect match for our layover in Colombo

  54. Olivier rima:

    Fully packed trip with many interesting activities, if there had been more time to leisure it could have been.

  55. Nadia Mcenzie:

    Excellent 2 days trip, however, it is like being on a one week trip because we have seen a lot.

  56. Sanella kohl:

    A fully packed trip with a large number of places to visit and activities to do, however, Fernando (our guide) is very experienced and knowledgeable guide completed teh trip with our any hitch.

  57. Tearano paul:

    I never thought that we could have visited that much of places within 2 days. But our guide Dilva was very good and experienced managed to visit all places. very well organized trip.

  58. Ralston:

    Fully packed 2 days trip, you have not time to waste

  59. John Tiwari:

    Excellent beaches, wildlife reserve, boating, museums, Galle fort and everything is packed into 2 days. Excelklent vehicle, good guide, nice hotel and delicious food.

  60. Mojgan:

    Excellent 2 days of our Sri Lanka trip with a nice and friendly guide/driver. Kusum was very polite and very caring and always assisting us to have a memorable trip. Yala safari was fantastic experince and the picknick local lunch (rice and curry) was delicious, which we had on the beach with our guide and jeep driver.

  61. Schwanda Oduro:

    What was a majocal moment to see 2 leopards lying by the side of the road. Crocodile, elephants, deer, bear we were lucky to spot most animals in the park.

  62. Melinda wilson:

    Very good choice for nature lovers.

  63. Rashmus Ahamed:

    This was our first trip with Seerendipity and it was great experince

  64. Bojan heider:

    We were very lucky to spot most major animals in the park before the lunch and leisurely make our return journey to the hotel bit early.

  65. Kavini Walia:

    Excellent one day trip

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