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Arrival in Negombo

Day 1

Arrival in Negombo

Located just 20 minutes drive from the airport in Colombo, Negombo is the perfect place to kick-start your Sri Lanka holiday. You’ll hop into your private car with your driver who will whisk you straight to your villa in Negombo. Your villa has an elegant and atmospheric feel to it, decorated with an eye for detail.

The activities for the rest of the day are for you to decide; put your feet up with a book, take a dip in the pool or soak up the sun and tropical greenery around you. Your villa is within walking distance of the beach and local restaurants, so you could take a gentle stroll or hop in a tuk-tuk to explore the town – it’s completely up to you.


Day 2


After breakfast today you’ll get acquainted with the city of Negombo and its intriguing colonial past on a boat trip of the lagoon. You’ll get the chance to visit the famous Dutch canals, as well as the local fish market, where your senses will come alive as you wander through the vibrant market stalls.


Day 3


After you’ve packed your bags and grabbed some breakfast, you’ll find your private driver ready and waiting to take you to your next stop.

From here, you can go and climb the mighty Sigiriya rock and spot wildlife on a jeep safari, or perhaps enjoy a homestay experience, where you’ll learn to cook up a storm with a local family.

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Spend a few nights by the ocean

  • Pool view of special stay near Negombo
  • Boat trip on Gin Oya river near Waikkal
  • Accommodation in Negombo special stay

If you’d like to start or end your trip in a more relaxing setting, then you can head a bit further to the sleepy village of Waikkal, only half an hour away from quaint Negombo. Located between the beach and the winding Gin Oya river, this hotel is all about relaxation, offering SPA treatments, a beautiful swimming pool overlooking the ocean and great food options. And to make sure you aren’t missing out on the adventures, we’ll arrange a boat trip on a traditional oruwa sail boat for you to spot some wildlife and enjoy the scenery.

Prices from: £ 448 - per person - special stay

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