Take the Slow Road South, Sri Lanka

Nothing quite like this chic slow travel holiday to go off-grid and feel energized.

Travel Deeper. South Sri Lanka is not just about the Galle Fort, the Mirissa experience and the beach villas. Immerse yourself in a sleepy southern village. Be a local, smell the earth, meander through mangroves, get spice on your hands. Here’s a slow travel holiday with the right kind of must-see highlights of Sri Lanka thrown in.

Sri Lanka Tailor-Made. Just for you!

    Tour Details

    A glimpse into your experiential slow travel holiday


    * A hidden eco retreat where walks along the lagoon are a must
    * Sleepy village roads lead to the home of locals who love to teach you to thatch coconut leaves or make buffalo curd.
    * Meet a local boatman for a slow ride through mangroves
    * Spice up your day cooking a local curry with the resident chef
    * The Rice Paddy experience
    * A day in the life of a mountain farmer enroute to the magnificent rock statues of Buduruwagala.
    * Unwind by the soft sunny beaches of Galle or Mirissa
    * Leisurely strolls around the Galle Dutch fort.
    * Ideal slow holiday with children

    8 Day Sri Lanka slow travel itinerary


    Tangalle | Wellawaya | Galle

    *Includes meet and greet at airport / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support

    • Duration:
      7 nights/8 days
    • When to go:
      All year – but, talk to our Travel Designers about the best time to travel to avoid monsoon rains
    • Accommodation :
      Varies on each route – from luxury to unique Eco Lodges. We will advise you on the best.
    • Is this holiday for me:
      It’s for those who love to walk around, enjoy some of the best local community interactions in Sri Lanka and appreciate nature, culture and wildlife at a leisurely pace.
    • Activity level:

    • Can it be tailor-made:
      Yes! We personally curate the experiences at any pace you prefer. We can also combine a slow travel holiday with essential Sri Lanka highlights too.
    • Is it a private tour:
      Yes, you will travel in a private chauffeur driven vehicle while each experience will be hosted only for you by a local who is part of our team of location specific guides.
    • How much will it cost:
      100% of what you spend, stays right here in Sri Lanka.

      Send us an enquiry to cost out a bespoke holiday for you.




    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • Can I make this a longer/shorter tour?

    Each route can be tailor made to suite your travel dates.

  • Are these Sri Lanka tours available all year?

    Yes, but talk to our Travel Designers about best time to travel to avoid rains

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value Accommodation:

    Yes, wherever, there is a choice of accommodation we can always offer a mix.

  • How much traveling is involved?

    If you want to cover all locations in a route you will need to travel a fair distance between each place, but once you get there, it all slows down to a leisurely pace.

  • Is this good for a family holiday?

    Yes, this tour has some lovely adventures for kids on holiday in Sri Lanka.

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, our Travel Designers can advise which beach to stay at. From November to April when the monsoons hit the east, the best beaches are in the West, South West and Deep South of the island. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    Hands on cooking experience Hands on cooking experience
    Lifestyles of the North Learning local livelihoods
    Slow ride throught the mangroves Slow ride throught the mangroves
    Ocean views from the Galle Fort Ocean views from the Galle Fort
    The rice paddy experience The rice paddy experience
    Unwind Unwind

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