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Unique Experiences: · Discover the unexplored beaches of Sri Lanka
· Get closer and say hello to grand blue whales
· Experience the colourful and easy-going life in Sri Lanka, yet don’t miss the bustling and colourful cities
· Beautiful local train ride and car with private driver as per itinerary giving you the freedom and flexibility to make your transportation an exploration.
Participants: Small Group Exploration spiced with Shared Group Experiences:
Normally no more than 2 - 5 people on the tour, yet part of the itinerary/day tours are

Shared Group Experiences:
Train Transfer from Colombo to Matara
Whale Watching Tour in Mirissa

Note: You can book 1 person on this program, but we cannot guarantee more participants on the overall tour.
Trip Length: 10 Day(s) 9 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Daily

Travel Season: Sri Lanka is a year-round destination. However, the beaches at South West Coast are most popular between Oct to April every year.
Type of Transportation: Car/Van
Type of Accommodation: Guest House in standard room with private bathroom – 1 star hotel, or similar
Physical Rate: 2
/5
Child Policy: Child Age
· Infant: 0 - 5 years of age
· Child Sharing bed with parents: 1 child up to 5 years of age travels for free when sharing bed with parents.
· Children aged 6 and above will be treated and pay as adults.
Included in Price: Meals: 9 x Breakfast
Accommodation: Stay in Room with Fan/Air-conditioned with breakfast. Non Air-conditioned at the hotel on hill station, due to cold weather or while staying at Cabanas on the beach.
Entrance Fee(s):
Transport:
· One way airport transfers
· Private Car/Van/Mini Coach for all transfers and during the trip. Including all taxes, parking and fuel
· Driver who can speak Basic English and can act as a guide as well.
· Colombo to Matara train ticket (Train ticket will be confirmed 30 days before the traveling date, or the next business day. If the train ticket is not available, private transfer will be provided).
Others/Activities:
· Acupressure massage by experts who might be visually disabled, at Colombo
· Whale watching trip (Aug to Mar is the best period for whale watching - rest of the year is subject to weather conditions)

Note: There is no overall guide on the tour. There will be drivers who speak limited English and English-speaking tour guides according to itinerary.
Excluded from Price: · Entrance fees
· Dinner, Lunch, Beverages and Snacks (note stated on the itinerary)
· Extras of personal nature
· Tips and gratuities
· Extra services other than those specified
· Extensions of stays or amendments to the itinerary
· Personal expenses like water bottles, laundry, room service and etc.
· All other expenses not stated as included in the above.

Map

Locations Visited:
Colombo, Tangalle, Mirissa
Start City:
Colombo
End City:
Colombo

Itinerary

Day 1: Colombo
On arrival, welcome by a Go Beyond representative and transfer to Colombo hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink at your hotel and check-in to your room. The rest of the day is left free for you to relax.

Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel/hostel in Colombo.

Day 2: Colombo to Tangalle
After breakfast, you will be heading to the train station and travel to an Old Sri Lankan train station called Matara (the train trip will take approximately around 4 hours).

Once arriving to Matara, you will continue driving to Tangalle. We will make a stop on the way for a meal in one of the cities. Before evening, you will check-in to a remote beach near Tangalle for relaxing evening.

After dinner, get barefooted, stroll along the beach and have a night dip. You might be lucky to see a turtle coming to the shore to lay eggs, if it is almost fullmoon.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel/hostel in Tangalle.

Day 3: Tangalle
Today will be a free day for you to explore the stunning remote beach. You can go for a swim or hang out in the hammocks with your favorite book.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel/hostel in Tangalle.

Day 4: Tangalle
Stay on the beautiful beach with your book or dive into the water and enjoy your free day.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel/hostel in Tangalle.

Day 5: Tangalle
Another free day for you to relax and get your sun tan on the beach.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel/hostel in Tangalle.

Day 6: Tangalle to Mirissa
Enjoy your breakfast before heading out to Marrissa!

Approximately around 16:00 pm you will arrive to Marrissa and check-in to your accommodation. After checked-in, you can relax in the garden or go to the beach and enjoy the magnificent sunset.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel/hostel in Mirissa.

Day 7: Mirissa
Get up early in the morning and be ready for your pick-up at 5:30 am to go for the whale-watching safari.

On the boat, your captain will take you out to the deep blue sea and search for the grand blue whales. There are very few places in the world that can get you this close to the biggest creature living in the world today. A blue whale needs 8 tons of food every day to maintain its beauty and shape. Breakfast to whale watchers will be served on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel/hostel in Mirissa.

Day 8: Mirissa
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and relax on the beach or stay with your favorite book in the garden.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel/hostel in Mirissa.

Day 9: Mirissa to Colombo
After breakfast, check-out from your hotel and continue your trip to Colombo.

On the way to Colombo, there will be a few hours break in Galle a former Dutch town. There is a fine colonial ambience here, old brick houses, crisp cafes, restored hotels, deep inner yards and the wall around the center with easygoing Sri Lankan life.

You will have an option to get your evening cup of tea or coffee at one of the high-end restaurants in Galle. Later, you will continue your trip on the road to Colombo. It will be a late arrival to your hotel today.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel/hostel in Colombo.

Day 10: Colombo to Airport
Start your day easy and relax as it is the last day of your tour. To make it even more relaxing, you will get a body massage with acupressure technique. The massage will be given by blind people who are well-trained in the techniques. They will not talk a lot, but their hands perform the magic on your body to give that perfect freshness after a long journey.

Later, hopefully you are still light in mind and body. After the treat, you will be dropped-off at the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

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