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Galle & the South

This is the coastline of Sri Lanka that has made the island such a hot destination, with iconic destinations such as the walled city of Galle, the beach towns of Mirissa, Weligama, Hireketiya and the magnificent Yala National Park. The South Coast is known for its stunning natural beauty, pristine beaches, rich cultural heritage and the buzz of great restaurants and bars making it one of Sri Lanka's most visited regions. 

Our Highlights 

  • Galle Fort 

Located in the city of Galle, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a symbol of the colonial era. Explore the historic ramparts, and picturesque streets, and visit the Galle Fort Lighthouse for panoramic views. 

  • Mirissa 

With a laid-back atmosphere, Mirissa is known for its beautiful sandy beach and clear turquoise waters. It is an excellent spot for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying water sports such as surfing and snorkelling. 

  • Unawatuna Beach 

Another popular beach destination, Unawatuna offers a crescent-shaped beach lined with palm trees. It is a great place for relaxation and offers various water activities like snorkelling and diving to explore the coral reefs. 

  • Tangalle 

A serene coastal town with scenic sandy beaches and calm waters, Tangalle is a great place to take leisurely walks, relax by the ocean, and enjoy stunning sunsets. 

  • Matara 

The city of Matara offers a mix of culture, history, and natural beauty. Visit the picturesque Matara Fort, the beautiful Paravi Duwa Temple, and explore local markets for a unique shopping experience. 

  • Hikkaduwa 

Known for its vibrant coral reefs and marine life, Hikkaduwa is a popular spot for snorkelling and diving. Explore the Hikkaduwa National Park and enjoy the lively beach town atmosphere. 

  • Hiriketiya Beach 

Located near the town of Dikwella, Hiriketiya Beach is often called the "Hidden Gem" of the South. This small crescent-shaped bay boasts powdery golden sand, crystal-clear waters, and a relaxed vibe, making it perfect for swimming and surfing. The surrounding hills add to the picturesque setting and create a tranquil atmosphere. 

  • Yala National Park 

Located on the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka, Yala National Park is the most visited and second-largest national park in the country. It is renowned for its abundant wildlife, especially its population of Sri Lankan leopards, which are best spotted during morning and evening safaris

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