A honeymoon to Sri Lanka would be incomplete without time exploring some of the country’s stunning coastline. With this incredible day tour from Colombo, you’ll be whisked away in a chauffeured vehicle to the sun-soaked shores around Galle and Bentota. Depart early (approximately 7am) and be transported first to Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery where you’ll get to see the seven different species of turtle that this conservation project helps to protect and nurture. Next, you’ll be taken to the fishing town of Weligama to witness local fisherman practising the traditional stilt fishing just offshore – have your camera ready for some truly stunning shots!
Continue on to Galle Fort and learn about the history of this 16th-century structure, including the colonial influences that built and fortified it many centuries ago. The Tsunami Photo Museum at Talwatte makes for your next sobering stop – take a moment to pause and absorb the stirring photographs that commemorate the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that devastated parts of Sri Lanka’s coast.
After this, you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch packed full of flavour before continuing on to picturesque Bentota Beach. Slip into your swimmers for a dip in the emerald waters or kick things up a gear with a thrilling jet ski ride across the bay. Challenge your other half to an exhilarating banana boat ride or simply find a seaside bar for sundowner cocktails before departing air-conditioned comfort to be dropped back at your hotel.