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Whale Watching and Wildlife

Whale Watching and Wildlife

DestinationNegombo - Kosgoda - Balapitiya - Mirissa - Galle - Yala - Udawalawe
Duration5 Nights / 6 Days
PriceStarting: 43,885 (Per Person)

HIGHLIGHTS

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

Itinerary

Day 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 Negombo - Kosgoda - Balapitiya - Mirissa
After breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Kosgoda and visit Turtle Hatchery. (Travel Time – 2 to 2 ˝ 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 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 ˝ hrs)
Day 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 – 1˝ 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 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 ˝ hrs)
Day 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. 7. Meals where not specified. 8. Entrance fees and other services not mentioned above. 9. Any other services not specified above.10. 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.

 
HOTEL CATEGORY:
Destination
Luxury
Standard
Economy
Negombo
Heritance Negombo

Jetwing Beach

Beacon Beach
Mirissa
Mandara Resort

Mandara Resort

Paradise Beach Club
Udawalawe
Grand Udawalawe
Grand Udawalawe
Kalu's Hideaway


Cost of the Tour - Standard Hotels (3 Star) in INR

Winter 2017/ 2018
01 st Nov to 19 th Dec 2017
20 th Dec 2017 to 10 th Jan 2018
Cost Per Person Sharing Double Room
43,885
46,505
Single Supplement
13,820
15,851
Triple Reduction
3,144
3,602
Cost of the Tour - Standard Hotels (3 Star) in INR - 11 th Jan 30 th Apr 2018
Cost Per Person Sharing Double Room
43,885
Single Supplement
13,820
Triple Reduction
3,144


Cost of the Tour - Standard Hotels (4 Star) in INR

Winter 2017/ 2018
01 st Nov to 19 th Dec 2017
20 th Dec 2017 to 10 th Jan 2018
Cost Per Person Sharing Double Room
48,798
59,605
Single Supplement
15,982
26,986
Triple Reduction
3,537
6,878
Winter 2017/ 2018
11 th Jan to 28 th Feb 2018
01 st Mar to 31 st Mar 2018
Cost Per Person Sharing Double Room
52,400
50,435
Single Supplement
19,650
17,750
Triple Reduction
4,650
4,061
Cost of the Tour - Standard Hotels (4 Star) in INR - 11 th Jan 30 th Apr 2018
Cost Per Person Sharing Double Room
48,798
Single Supplement
15,982
Triple Reduction
3,537


Cost of the Tour - Luxury Hotels (5 Star) in INR

Winter 2017/ 2018
01 st Nov to 19 th Dec 2017
20 th Dec 2017 to 10 th Jan 2018
Cost Per Person Sharing Double Room
51,418
64,190
Single Supplement
18,602
29,606
Triple Reduction
4,127
5,175
Winter 2017/ 2018
11 th Jan to 31 st Mar 2018
01 st Apr to 30 th Apr 2018
Cost Per Person Sharing Double Room
53,710
50,435
Single Supplement
20,829
18,209
Triple Reduction
3,537
2,948


Compulsory Supplements - Per Person in INR

Hotel
X' mas Eve
New Year's Eve
Mandara Resort
3,275
3,275
Elephant Reach
2,947
3,602
Kithala Resort
3,930
3,930
Jetwing Yala
3,275
3,930
Kalu's Hideaway
2,948
2,948
Grand Udawalawe
3,275
3,275
Beacon Beach
1,637
2,292
Jetwing Beach
4,912
6,550
Heritance Negombo
6,550
9,825

Validity - 31st March 2018 Except: black out dates/long weekend /festivals etc.