Flying in and out of Colombo, we recommend to spend 1 – 2 nights here as it’s a great place to start your Sri Lanka itinerary or unwind at the end of your trip. A busy and vibrant city, Colombo is often passed over in favor of other places, but we actually love exploring its eccentric neighborhoods, the many restaurants and shops, and the old neighborhoods of Fort and Pettah with their history, beautiful colonial buildings, and markets. Just walking around is a unique experience that will offer you a taste of the hustle and bustle of city life in Sri Lanka.
Head down to the south coast to Galle Fort. Charming, exotic, and full of history, this fortress town invites you to get lost in the narrow lanes flanked by old colonial buildings, to wander into the many shops and art galleries, and spend lazy afternoons sitting at cafes and restaurants. European-feeling in architecture, and fully tropical in colors, climate and scents, Galle Fort is a town most visitors fall in love with – we’re sure you will too!
Moving along the coast, you’ll come to one of our favourite places in Sri Lanka: the Yala National Park. Experience nature at its best while enjoying the finest luxury stay. Wake up to the call of birds singing, the wind whistling. Fall asleep under a canopy of stars. See wildlife the way it was supposed to be seen, joining in a mobile tented safari, a true immersion into the sights and sounds of the wilderness. Yala’s is said to be one of best places in the world to view leopards. Expert naturalist guides will showcase the diversity of wildlife that Yala has to offer: mugger crocodiles, tusked elephants, and hundreds other species. Count on impeccable organization and service, and outsatnding meals.
Your final stop is Mirissa Beach, possibly one of the nicest beaches in South East Asia. Let the murmur of the azure ocean waters warmed by the tropical sun pamper you. One of our favourite hideaway here is Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa, the epitome of understated exclusivity, refreshingly modern, yet consciously sustainable. Set on a pristine stretch of virgin beach near the beautiful village of Mirissa, Sri Sharavi Beach Villas & Spa offers a beautiful beach-front sea-water infinity pool, an exclusive spa that takes care of your holistic wellbeing through a range of Ayurvedic treatments and massages, and a selection of indoor games, including board games and cards, for the whole family.