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Whale Watching and Wildlife

Whale Watching and Wildlife

Places to VisitNegombo - Kosgoda - Balapitiya - Mirissa - Galle - Yala - Udawalawe
Duration5 Nights / 6 Days
PriceOn Request

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dolphin and whale watching
  • Sailing, kayaking, snorkelling etc.
  • Boating at Madhu river
  • Shopping in Colombo

Itinerary

Day 1 Negombo
Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura Travels. After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air conditioned Vehicle and proceed to Negombo and check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time – 20 to 30 mins)
Day 2 Negombo - Kosgoda - Balapitiya - Mirissa
After breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Kosgoda and visit Turtle Hatchery. (Travel Time – 2 to 2 ½ hrs)
Visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. Learn more about the five endangered sea turtle species that come to the shores of Sri Lanka to nest. Learn how the Kosgoda Turtle Care Program helps protect the nests until they hatch and increases the chances of survival for the babies. Get a chance to see, touch and feed baby turtles; or even injured adult turtles that the Turtle Hatchery cares for.
Thereafter proceed to Balapitiya and go on lovely boat safari in Madu River. (Travel Time – 20 to 30 mins)
Go on a wonderful boat ride down the Madu River with its flourishing ecosystem. Pass through the secretive passages created by the mangroves. See the basking crocodiles and water monitors. Visit one of the small islands with its cinnamon harvesting natives. Enjoy the restorative qualities of the famous fish massage. Observe the waterbirds in their natural habitats.
Thereafter proceed to Galle and visit Old Colonial City of Galle. (Travel Time – 50 to 60 mins)
Explore the secrets of Galle where the Portuguese and Dutch made their headquarters. Visit the Galle Fort which is one of the best preserved fortifications in Asia. View the museums of Galle and the lighthouse. Walk through the cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names and listen to your guide tell their stories. Relax with a king coconut or a cup of tea caressed by a breeze of the tropics. On completion proceed to Mirissa, check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time – 50 to 60 mins)
Day 3 Mirissa - Galle - Mirissa
Early morning with a packed breakfast proceed to Mirissa harbor to go on whale watching.
This five-hour tour gives you an opportunity to see the biggest mammals on earth, the whales, in their natural habitat. Get a chance to see blue whales, sperm whales and fin whales as they swim in the waters to the south of Sri Lanka. Gain more knowledge about the whales as a species from a qualified naturalist and learn to identify them. This tour gives you a responsible whale watching experience with a minimal imprint on nature.
On completion, return to the hotel, check out and proceed Yala. On arrival to Yala check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time – 3 to 3 ½ hrs)
Day 4 Yala - Udawalawe
Early in the morning proceed to Yala National Park to go on a lovely jeep safari in Yala National Park.
This amazing Safari offers the opportunity to visit Yala National Park, the second largest in the island based off the Southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Get a chance to see the famous Sri Lankan leopards, indigenous wild water buffalo, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and large herds of Sri Lankan Elephants. The park is also home to many other species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.
After the safari, return to the hotel, relax and check out of the hotel and proceed to Udawalawe and check in to the hotel. (Travel Time – 1½ to 2 hrs)
The Hakgala Botanical Gardens was one of the pleasure gardens of King Ravana. This garden was expanded during the British period and has a wide variety of flowers including an excellent collection of orchids. This is the exotic pleasure garden where King Ravana kept the depressed Sita, insisting that she marries him. It was here where the heartwarming meeting took place between her and Hanuman, who brought her Rama’s ring with the news that Rama was looking for her. He offered to carry her back but she refused saying it would be an insult to Rama’s honor if she did so. Part of this majestic garden still exists. It is also said that Hanuman nearly destroyed it in order to prove to Ravana of the forces against him.
Overnight stay at your hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 5 Udawalawe - Negombo
Early in the morning proceed to Udawalawe National Park to go on a lovely jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park.
Enjoy a safari which would give you a chance to explore the amazing Udawalawe National Park. Travel through the marshes, forests and grasslands of the park that was created as a sanctuary for wildlife in the 1970s. See the water birds and Sri Lankan elephants for which the park is famed. Catch glimpses of the other mammals and birds, as well as the reptiles, amphibians and butterflies.
After the morning safari, return to the hotel, relax and check out of the hotel and proceed to Negombo and check in to the hotel. (Travel Time – 4 to 4 ½ hrs)
Day 6 Negombo - Airport
After breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to the airport for your departure, FLT

Inclusions

1. 5 nights’ Accommodation in hotels as per the above itinerary or hotels of similar standards. 2. Meals on Bed and Breakfast basis commencing with breakfast on Day 2 and ending with breakfast on Day 6. 3. Service of an English-Speaking Chauffer Guide. 4. 1-Boat Safari in Madu River. 5. 1-Whale Watching Tour in Mirissa. 6. 1-Jeep Safari in Yala National Park. 7. 1-Jeep Safari in Udawalawe National Park. 8. Entrance Fees to: Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and Hummnaya Blow Hole. 9. All applicable current local taxes, but subject to change at the time of booking.

Exclusions

1. Entry Visa Fees. 2. International / Domestic Airfare 3. Any expenses of personal nature. 4. Tips & Portages. 5. Cost of Beverages. 6. Meals where not specified. 7. Entrance fees and other services not mentioned above. 8. Any other services not specified above.9. Early check in & Late check out at the hotels (Check in time 14:00 and Check out time 12.00 Noon)

Complimentary

1. 1 x 1 Liter Water Bottle Per Person Per Day. 2. 1 Local SIM Card Per Room.
Package Cost : On Request

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