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Statue in Sri Lanka
Colombo
Colombo Culture
Streets of Galle
Tea Tasting Experience
Sri Lanka

Stop Over at Paradise Island (Tour code: 13743)

Starts and Ends
in Colombo
Travel Periods
01 Jan 24 - 30 Jun 24
Experience
Travel Style
Private Escorted Tours
Embark on a captivating journey through Sri Lanka's treasures, spanning Colombo, Galle, and beyond.

Highlights

A guided walk of History & Architecture around the Galle Dutch Fort 

Check out Unawatuna, which is known for its efforts to conserve sea turtles, and visit turtle hatcheries where you can learn about these fascinating creatures.

Visit Athukorala Tea Factory and enjoy a Tea Tasting Experience

Visit Gangaramaya Temple, one of the most prominent Buddhist temples in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka

5 days
From
AUD 1,044
per person, twin share
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Overview

Embark on an enchanting 4-day holiday in Sri Lanka, where each moment unfolds a tapestry of cultural wonders and coastal allure. Begin with a warm Colombo welcome, setting the tone for discovery. Explore Galle's historic gems, from the iconic Dutch fort to the sea turtle sanctuary. Return to Colombo for a captivating blend of shopping, city charm, and the mystical Gangaramaya Temple. Indulge in leisurely stays and depart with a treasure trove of memories from this brief, yet captivating, exploration of Sri Lanka's vibrant essence.

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned

Inclusions

3 nights in Colombo
Private transfers with English speaking Chauffeur guide
Entrance fees for Galle Museum, Athukorala Tea Factory, Turtle hatchery Farm and Gangarama Temple
A departure souvenir with a Spa Ceylon Wellness Pack
A surprise welcome on arrival with garlands
Water bottles will be provided during the tour

Day 1 Airport Colombo

Arrival in Sri Lanka / Meet & Greet at the airport where you will meet your private guide.

You will then proceed to Colombo (approximately 20 minutes travel time). Check in at resort and spend the day time at your own leisure. 

Overnight stay in Colombo at The Galle Face Hotel in a Heritage Sea View. 

Airport → Colombo
Colombo by Jeep

Day 2 Colombo Galle Bentota Colombo

Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel before heading to Galle, approximately 2.5 hours away. Explore Galle Dutch Fort, Galle Museum, and the iconic Galle Lighthouse for about 2 hours. Visit a Turtle Hatchery Farm for an hour and proceed to Athukorala Tea Factory (45 minutes one way, approximately 2.5 hours of exploration), where you'll enjoy a tea tasting experience.

Galle, with its historical charm and coastal beauty, offers a perfect blend of heritage and modern amenities. The city boasts a scenic lighthouse at the fort's edge, providing breathtaking coastal views. Unwind at the nearby beaches like Unawatuna Beach for sunbathing and water activities.

At Athukorala Tea Factory, take a guided tour and indulge in a Tea Tasting Experience. Learn about the tea-making process and savor the rich flavors. Later, return to the hotel and spend the remaining 2 hours of the day at your leisure.

Explore Galle's unique history, cultural richness, and natural attractions, making the most of your time in this vibrant city.

Overnight stay in Colombo at The Galle Face Hotel in a Heritage Sea View. 

Breakfast
Colombo → Galle → Bentota → Colombo
Galle

Day 3 Colombo

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Embark on a Colombo City and Shopping Tour, exploring landmarks like the iconic Gangaramaya Temple, a significant Buddhist site known for its diverse architectural influences. The temple is not just a place of worship but also a cultural and educational center, featuring intricate carvings and a sacred Bodhi tree. After the tour, return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Explore the rich cultural and architectural heritage of Colombo while indulging in some shopping.

Overnight stay in Colombo at The Galle Face Hotel in a Heritage Sea View. 

Breakfast
Colombo
Colombo Street food

Day 4 Colombo Airport

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

You will then be transferred at the airport for departure. 

Breakfast

Accommodation

Galle Face Hotel

Colombo
The Galle Face Hotel, an iconic landmark in Sri Lanka, is centrally located in Colombo along the seafront, overlooking the renowned Galle Face Green. Boasting the distinction of being one of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, it proudly embraces its storied history and timeless traditions. This heritage serves as the foundation for creating compelling and immersive experiences that resonate with travelers of both bygone eras and the present generation.

Additional information

Official language
Sinhala and Tamil
Local currency
Sri Lanka Rupee (₨)

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

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Who are Entire Travel Group?

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Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

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In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

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The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
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Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
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We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

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