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Sothern Sri Lanka Mini Tour -3 Days Private Tour

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Sri-lanka-3-days-southern-tourSpend 3 memorable days with a full-day safari at Yala national park. You will be travelling along the south and west coast while encountering ancient Forts, pristine beaches, wildlife parks teeming with elephants, leopards and bear and picturesque hill country on this 3 days private tour.

Trace the famous tourist places on the south coast on this rollicking 3-day tour of Colombo, Galle, Mirissa, Yala and Nuwara Eliya as well as part of Sri Lanka's hill country. Explore the icons and discover local spots in the perfect introduction to the pristine beaches on the south. Begin in throbbing Colombo and explore the spice gardens, museums, forts by walk and drive. Travel to the most famous national park in Sri Lanka, Yala, which is one of the most popular for spotting leopards. Same times encounter the Galle Fort, which is the most popular iconic tourist attraction in the south and also a UNESCO world heritage site.

This 3-days tour offers the perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Sri Lanka. The trip includes round-trip private transport from Bandaranaike International Airport or your hotel in Colombo, Mount Lavinia, Negombo or any other beach resort on the west coast.

Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Finish: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Group size: Min 1 person

Nature of tour: Private

Why you'll love this trip

  • The trip includes all sightseeing and transfers on private vehicles.
  • The hassle-free trip includes all necessary components of the trip such as accommodation, meals, transportation, guiding, taxes and seerendipity takes care of all of it.
  • Trekking through the tea garden / Ceylon tea trail, spice garden.
  • Guided walking tour of Galle fort to witness ancient constructions.
  • Safari T Yala national park to see wild creatures such as leopards, crocodile, elephant, deer, bear etc.
  • Take a break from bustling cities in the hill country resort of Nuwara Eliya, where you can catch your breath and spend the night in the faded opulence of your heritage stay.
  • This trip is perfect for people who like to get the most on a 3 days trip to Sri Lanka, as long travel days are kept to a minimum on an itinerary that hits several icons of central Sri Lanka.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This compact trip packs a lot in. It’s one of the most popular Sri Lanka trips we run in our original style, perfect for those with little time and a desire to do the most with it. If you are after a more leisurely trip or an adventure trip, please browse our tour itinerary page.
  • In Sri Lanka, it can be extremely hot in the summer. While we organize our walking tours and city tours early in the morning or evening, when it’s cooler, remember to keep water on you and to bring a hat, sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt, and anything else that will protect you from the sun.
  • Part of travelling with Seerendipity means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. We visit a number of temples on this trip and to enter them you must have clothes that cover wrists and below the knee. Please click here to know more about the rules and regulations pertaining to Sri Lanka temple visits.

Places you visit on this trip

  • Yala national park (Safari).
  • Galle Fort (1 hour 30 minutes walk in the garden).
  • Sri Lanka Tea plantations tour. Read more on the Sri Lanka tea plantation tour.
  • Spice and herbal gardens and learn about dozens of spices and herbs grown in Sri Lanka.
  • Madu river estuary (river safari).
  • Mask Museum.
  • Hikkaduwa beach.


  • Touring Sri Lanka's South and west coast.
  • Nuwara Eliya sightseeing tour and visiting downtown.
  • Walking through the Spice Garden while learning about herbal trees, plants and spices (this will be an easy walk that lasts about 1 hour).
  • Walk in the Tea plantations and Royal Botanic Gardens of Peradeniya and many more (The walk in the botanical; garden lasts around 1 hour and you will cover about 2 km).
  • Visiting a tea factory (Scottish) and see the entire process of tea manufacturing and taste a cup of unblended Ceylon tea.
  • Wildlife safari of Yala national park in search of leopards, wild elephants, crocodiles, bear, jackal and other wild creatures with local guide and driver.


The trip can be booked in 3 categories of accommodation depending on your wish, However, the standard tour package is offered with 4-star hotels and if you wish for 3-star or 5-star hotels please inquire.

  • 4-Star standard hotels

Trip includes

  • 2 nights (3 days) of accommodation in standard hotels
  • Daily Breakfast at the hotel, 2 breakfasts (starting from day 2)
  • Daily dinner at the hotel, 2 dinners (starting from day 1)
  • Nuwara Eliya sightseeing tour
  • Ceylon tea trail
  • An Ayurveda spa treatment
  • Entrance fees for
    • Guided walking tour of Galle Fort
    • Madu river safari
    • Mask museum
    • Spice garden
    • Sea turtle conservation project
    • Tea factory and tea tasting
    • All-inclusive Yala national park safari (with jeep hire)
  • Pickup and drop-off at the airport or local hotels
  • All passengers are fully insured during the sightseeing tours
  • Meeting arrangement at the airport
  • Entire ground transportation in an air-conditioned, modern, fuel-efficient private vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking driver/guide for the entire tour (please inquire for other languages)
  • Driver/guide meals and lodging
  • Highway toll
  • All current taxes

Trip excludes

  • The expenses of personal nature such as telephone, Internet
  • Gratuities

Optional Activities

You can take part in one of our regular charity works by dedicating a few hours of your day. We arrange charity activities such as distributing food, school items, medicine among the kids and poor people and everything is funded by our company. Please let us know in advance if you wish to attend one of those special occasions so that we can organize it near your hotel.

Book now & pay later

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

Best price guaranteed

We guarantee the best price. If you find the same tour package at a cheaper price elsewhere, we do match the price of other tour packages and furthermore add a 10% discount to it.

No hidden fees and commissions

The price you see on this page is the exact same price that you see in the final stage of the trip booking. There are no hidden fees and taxes such as GST, BTT, service charge, nation-building tax, hotel tax etc.

Additional information

  • The trip can be booked with a single room for the entire trip with a single supplement (please inquire with your chosen category of the hotel)
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats, available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity.
  • You can reach us 24 hours a day through our hotline 0094-77-4440977

COVID-19 special information

  • We assist you to take a tourist visa to Sri Lanka, however, you have to apply online through
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • To reduce crowds, all tours are private
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed



Time : 7:00 am


You will be met and warmly greeted by your personal chauffeur guide at the Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport or your hotel in Colombo and drive to Yala via Galle (Approx. 6 hours drive with sightseeing),

Stop At Galle Fort, Galle Fort is the UNESCO world heritage site on the south and most important iconic tourist attraction in southern Sri Lanka, which sits half way on the track to Yala from Colombo.

River safari of Madu, this Ramsar wetland is natural jewel with a large tract of mangrove forest and wide range of wildlife such as monkey, crocodile, monitor as well as a large number of aqua avian fauna species.

Other important places to encounter on the program are spice garden, mask museum, sea turtle conservation project and moon stone mines.

Spend Overnight in Yala


Kithala resort or similar


Dinner included at hotel


Time : 8:00 am


Early morning breakfast and leave for Safari at Yala national park.

The full day jeep safari takes to most areas where tourist don't see in regular safari. The safari lasts more than 6 hours. Here you see a large number of animals such as elephant, deer, mungo, monkey, deer, crocodile, buffalo etc. Your personal jeep and the driver arrange your picnic lunch, which comprised delicious rice and curry also with fruits for desert.

Overnight stay in Yala


Kithala resort or similar


Breakfast and Dinner at hotel


Time : 7:00 am


After the breakfast leave for the Colombo via Sri Lanka's hill country, En-route,

Stop At Gregory lake, Sita amman temple and Haggala botanical garden.

Visiting Haggala botanical garden, which is one of the biggest and most popular botanical garden in Sri Lanka and harbours a large number of trees, plants, veins , orchids, vendah and many other flora species. Take a walk around the garden which lasts around 1 hour.

Stop At: Gregory Lake

You will also do walking tour of Nuwara Eliya and visit oriental market, balay bazar.

After the city tour proceed to hotel in Colombo.

End of the tour

  1. :

    We wanted to see the wildlife in Sri Lanka and booked it from our beach hotel. It was a dream come true and we had one of the best wildlife tours. The full day safari of Yala was fantastic and our jeep driver did a good job to show us animals. everythign was good and hill country was also good will lot of scenery

  2. :

    Very good trip. The trip is more like a wildlife tour. because the most memorable part of the trip was the full day safari at yala national park.

  3. :

    Excellent srilank trip with fantastic safari at Yala. The jeep ride was bit uncomfortable with frequent ups and downs in the park. Niuce food, nice hotel and good service from nihal, our driver guide.

  4. :

    Very good trip and Yala safari was the best

  5. :

    We are happy with the trip. But what is sad is you have no time to enjoy the beaches, nice sandy beaches. Very nice vehicle, comfortable hotels, delicious food and excellenbt guide

  6. :

    The trip is short and we purposely booked it because we did not want to spend much time on sightseeing tour. We are very happy with the 3 days short trip and enjoyed a lot. We were able to see lot of things thanks to the proper planoing. Yala safari was the most memorable part of the trip and gave us perfect opprtuinity to see a large number of animals. Gihan was a very good guide and very helpful, good hotels and good vehicle too.

  7. :

    Worth every penny, very good jib

  8. :

    Verry good Sri Lanka trip, very relaxing trip and enjoyed the beaches, wildlife and beautiful scenery in the hill country.

  9. :

    Excellent trip of Sri Lanka to see nice secenry while enjoying the beaches. Wildlife tour was fantastic and we enjoyed a lot. We were lucky enough to see all major animals in the park and our jeep driver kuma provided a fantastic service. He was on the phone many times and communicating with fellw jeep drivers in the poark and findout where are the animals were roaming at that time. In that way he took us to 2 leopards, elephants, crocodiles, bear and many otehr creatures. Our driver/guise jihan was very kind, helpful and packed with lot of information.

  10. :

    The trip is good but lot of ytravelling in 3 days. Our driver/guide did a good job and he was fantastic. Good hotels, good vehicle and over all good experince.

  11. :

    Fantastic Sri Lanka trip. It is short but it gives you a good view over the fascinating tropical island. The beaches on the south coast are great and we had a fantastic time while enjoying the tropical beaches. One of the memorable trips for us. Our guide sam was a very nice and helpful, he did a fantastic job.

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