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Southern Sri Lanka Sightseeing Private Day Trip provided by Beyond Escapes

Southern Sri Lanka Sightseeing Private Day Trip

Southern Sri Lanka Sightseeing Private Day Trip
4.5
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92% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    12h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8021P9
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia
  • English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • Boat ride in Balapitiya
  • Cooking demostration with authentic lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Madu River
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee to the sites not mentioned in price Includes section
  • Tips to guides, restaurants. Tipping is expected
  • Personal expenses
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Colombo Harbour, WRRV+6CF, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia
  • English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • Boat ride in Balapitiya
  • Cooking demostration with authentic lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Madu River
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee to the sites not mentioned in price Includes section
  • Tips to guides, restaurants. Tipping is expected
  • Personal expenses
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Colombo Harbour, WRRV+6CF, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Galle Fort
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Ariyapala Mask Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Madu River
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
13 reviews
Excellent
10
Very good
2
Average
0
Poor
1
Terrible
0

cottingwood
St. Andrews, UK31 contributions
Feb 2020
Godfrey escorted me and my husband around Negombo. He went over and above regular service. He took us to a speciality supermarket for herbal medicine and also to the market to look for curry leaves. His knowledge and information shared was terrific.

Well done Godfrey. We hope to meet again.
Thank you for taking us safely back to the airport.

Annie and Craig Loftus Scotland.
Written February 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Flyer19105558591
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with Beyond Escapes. We value your feedback and the most generous compliments on our service and we are so glad that we were able to provide you an exceptional service. And also, we are very happy that all our efforts have been successful in making your day tour memorable and enjoyable.
Written February 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

laaikahaleem l
Fort Walton Beach, FL60 contributions
Sep 2018
Sri lankas one of the best and miracle place is the Gale fort, this built by Holland colonial period
Written September 17, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tinali C
1 contribution
One of the best experience i've ever got in my life. Thank you beyond escape. Chuaffer was very cooperative. It ws well organized.
Written March 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Happy Client, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our company to other travelers. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. We “Beyond Escapes” aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our country in the future. Thank you
Written May 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Khang Huynh
20 contributions
Oct 2019
My friends and I booked the Southern Sri Lanka Sightseeing Private Day Trip on October 8, 2019
Operated by Beyond Escapes via Tripadvisor.
We were picked up on time but there was no English speaking tour guide like it was advertised on the website.
We were really disappointed when we realized the driver was the so-called tour guide. He was busy driving, so he did not have to provide any information to us and we didn’t feel safe and comfortable to ask the driver any questions while he was driving. Then we placated ourselves that when we reached the destinations the driver would tell us more about Sri Lanka. But it turned out our driver was not knowledgeable or proactive; often times we as tourists had to take initiative to ask questions like “ is there anything about this place that we should know about?” he then only told us very basic information. The driver also didn’t manage our time very well; instead of driving us to the lunch place on time, (we were really hungry) but he still dropped us off at his favorite Gemstone place (not mentioned in the tour itinerary) hoping we would buy something there. We then had no option but to skip the Mask museum which was actually on the itinerary!
We stopped at the so-called “popular local restaurant” for lunch. Except for the nice breeze and Madu river view, this place was not a restaurant at all. The place was under construction and the toilet smelled. We paid 270$ for three of us to go on this tour thinking we would have a great lunch experience but our lunch sadly was just a plate of cold fried rice, cold fried fish and some french fries and some salad. One of us ordered a coke; it was not even cold; we asked for some ice; they said they didn’t have any ice. By the way, the drinks were not included in the tour fee. Plus, the driver jumped straight into the food without any proper introduction or presentation about what type of food we were about to have. Another let down.

After lunch we boarded the speed boat to cruise around the Madu river, the boat trip was okay, we stopped at the place where we learned how Cinnamon oil and Cinnamon power are made, but everyone greeted us as if we were Chinese. We are not Chinese, so please don’t assume every Asian is Chinese and say “Ni-hao”! If you know exactly where people are from, feel free to greet them in their language; otherwise it will just annoy people.
To sum it up, though we saw some nice sites, we spent most of our time driving and learned very little. We were sold an English speaking tour guide, but in the end received an expensive driver.
Written October 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with Beyond Escapes. Regarding the guide, We have not had any kind of compliant about our guide (Obviously the guide who did your tour) since he was working with our company but we always get complements and happy clients instead who did tours with him. If you can go through with previous reviews regarding him, you can see that he is one of our best guides. Regarding the lunch, we had two more tours at the same day with the same restaurant and we did not get such complaints about it. We’re so sorry that your experience did not match your expectations like others. But we really appreciate your thoughts and we are really keen to host you again in future.
Written November 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jfreddyc2016
Hampshire, IL5 contributions
This tour is a great way to see the highlights of the south coast in a single day. The sea turtle hatchery was very neat to see, as well as Galle Fort. The highlight of the tour is the boat ride on the Madu River. The scenery was just gorgeous. My driver/guide did an great job and was very informative and expertly navigated through busy roads.
Written March 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Client, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our company to other travelers. ! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. We “Beyond Escapes” aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our country in the future. Thank you
Written May 21, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Thilina Ranasinghe
1 contribution
Thank you beyond escape for arranging such a great journey. Guide was also very cooperative. Thank you
Written March 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Traveler, Thank you for your review and for choosing Beyond Escapes as your tour operator. We are happy that you enjoyed your tour and we are looking forward to having you again as a guest with our company Thank you.
Written May 21, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

banura
1 contribution
My partner and I had an amazing day at south coast in Sri Lanka.We had a wonderful, knowledgeable guide.Actually, the price of the tour was cheapest we ever had and the service was superb.Madu river boat ride, turtle hatchery, galle fort and mask factory visit.. all made beautiful memories in our hearts.we would like to very grateful to Beyond Escapes for the great service you offered us.
Written March 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Client, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our company to other travelers. ! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. We “Beyond Escapes” aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our country in the future Thank you
Written May 21, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hemil S
2 contributions
Great experience - Had a great time with a knowledgeable person.Thank you beyond escapes for providing us such a marvelous guide and a service. We were very satisfied with the places and the service.I would like to recommend this tour for my colleagues after going back to my place..
Written February 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Client, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our company to other travelers. ! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. We “Beyond Escapes” aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our country in the future Thank you
Written May 21, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Krishmal J
1 contribution
Thank you beyond escapes for providing such a marvelous guide and a service. I was very satisfied with the places and the service. Can recommed to anyone who love to visit down south.
Written February 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Client, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our company to other travelers. ! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. We “Beyond Escapes” aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our country in the future Thank you
Written May 21, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Han Weiguang
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Our tour guide was Mr. Godfrey Ranatunga. On a road trip with 2 kids was no joke, Mr. Godfrey handled it very well. We enjoyed the trip, especially the close-up experience with the turtles at the turtles santuary. The river boat ride was also an experience. Overall, I give a thumbs up for this trip...
Written January 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Making the best of a difficult situation
We had a 6 day holiday in Sri Lanka for our honeymoon. Unfortunately we arrived on the day that curfews had been im
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Great time!
My friend and I did the 9-day UNESCO sites tour and had a wonderful time. Our guide, Krishan, was very helpful and
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Day trip to Knuckles from Dambulla
Beyond Escapes organised a great day trip to Knuckles from Dambulla. They were very helpful in organising a bespoke
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My first trip to Sri Lanka
Where can I start… Hotels are very good and pretty comfortable to the point that you don’t want to leave. They hav
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Magical Sri Lanka adventure with Mr Dinesh
We had a fantastic two weeks in Sri Lanka, with a lot of thanks to Mr Dinesh our friendly and accommodating guide.
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Sri Lanka’s best - Dilan Dushmantha Tour Guide and driver
Dilan Dushmantha is an amazing tour guide and driver with wonderful local knowledge, master of history of Sri Lanka
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Fantastic adventure
A great day! The adventure activities are with Adventure BaseCamp and they were great! Cool guides and really fun a
847isurud
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Great tour
Pinnawahla orphanage and train between nuwara Elia to Kandy was beautiful, the driver Damitha were great always hap
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A Glimpse of Sri Lanka with Mr Dinesh
Glimpse of Sri Lanka was a perfect introduction for us (My husband and I) on our first visit to the country. We had
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Great adventure
I absolutely loved the experience. The nature was beautiful and the tour was very well organized. The guides were v
Adlp17
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Fantastic
Such a seamless experience. The team is wonderful, caring and thoughtful. Dhammika was amazing and he sorted everyt
P5487KYmarinem
P5487KYmarinem
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Best experience in Sri Lanka
Such a wonderfull experience, we spent 2 days with Suma and his funny team. Full typical immersion with those frie
545catalinav
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Excellent company for my tailor trip
We’ve spend in Sri Lanka 13 days and we had a road tour with most important sights from this country. We had all th
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Sigiriya and back with the delightful Dhamita!
I toured Sri Lanka with the very delightful Dhamita in 2018 and it still remains one of the best experiences of my
JohnG759
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Highly recommended
All of it, but, Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla were breath taking. Our guide Kumar was a fountain of knowledge and real
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