Gateway to the Beaches - 7 Days
Hang out at the beach in hammocks; look for traces from turtles in the early mornings, and fragile purple seashells. Then you are off to a colonial place, to see the mighty blue whales before you head back to bustling Colombo. On your journey, stay in places with personality. Explore with drivers that are proud, yet easy going. Welcome to laidback Sri Lanka!
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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 dont 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 normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
You can be min. 1 and max. 8 travellers on this tour. You can book 1 person, but we cannot guarantee more participants.
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|Trip Length:||7 Day(s) 6 Night(s)|
|Tour Departure Dates:||Every day|
|Travel Season:|| Sri Lanka has now become a round the year destination, however the climate varies from city to city.
Beaches in South gets most of the rain in April, May and Oct, Nov
|Type of Transportation:||● Private vehicle/car for the transfer
|Type of Accommodation:||Stay in room with aircon at hotel on bed & breakfast basis|
|Physical Rate:||1 /5|
|Child Policy:|| 1 child up to 5 years of age is free of charge if sharing bed with parents.
For children aged 06 to 11 years - Extra bed will be provided for 50% of the adult price
Children aged 12 years and above will be treated as adult.
|Included in Price:|| Meals: Breakfast all mornings.
Accommodation: 6 nights stay at hotels on bed & breakfast basis.
Transport: Private transfer as per itinerary. Train from Colombo to Matara
Driver: Driver who speaks limited basic English.
Others/Activities: Whale watching trip. One hour acupressure massage.
There is no overall guide on the tour, but a driver who speaks basic English.
There may be English Speaking tour guides on the pre-organized day tours (only) according to itinerary .
Train tickets are made available for sale only thirty days prior to your trip, so we are unable to guarantee availability. If we are unable to procure your ticket, we will make alternate arrangements
|Excluded from Price:||● Meals except breakfast at hotels.
● Drinks and beverages.
● Entrance fee to the monuments
● Tips and Donations,
● Travel Insurance (compulsory)
All other expenses not stated as included in the above.
- Locations Visited:
- Colombo, Tangalle, Marakolia, Mirrissa
- Start City:
- End City:
ItineraryDay 1: Arrive in Colombo
Arrive in bustling, shaky, colorful Colombo, with all its red and green tuk-tuks, trees with canopies shading the roads below, small cricket fields and food stalls. Transfer to a small but unique hotel in Colombo 7. Over night at hotel.
Day 2: Colombo to Matara to Tangalle/ Marakolliya
After breakfast leave for the train station. You will go by train from Colombo to an old Sri Lankan train station called Matara. It is around a 4 hours journey.
Upon arrival drive to Tangalle. On the way stop for a meal in one of the cities. Before evening you will check in to a remote beach near to Tangalle for a relaxing evening. After dinner get barefooted, and stroll the beach, have a night dip and if it is close to full moon you could be lucky to see a turtle come to shore to lay eggs.
Over night at hotel
Day 3: Tangalle/ Marakolliya
Start late and relax for the whole day. You may visit the near by Turtle breeding farms if you want to know about the process from the different breeds to the process of laying eggs and the full life cycle of turtles.
Over night at hotel/resort.
Day 04: Tangalle/ Marakolliya
Free day on the beach. Hang out in the hammocks. Swim. Explore the stunning remote beach.
Overnight at hotel/resort.
Day 05 Tangalle to Mirrisa
Start easy and drive to Mirrisa. You will stopover in Tangalle town where you might get your early lunch if you choose not to have lunch at the resort.
Later drive to the Buddha temple Wewurukannala Vihara for a magnificent description of the consequences of the good or bad deeds. A corny, unique though also beautiful slow and laid back Buddhist temple. Here sits a 50 meters high Buddha figure the largest in Sri lanka.
Later reach Mirissa at around 16:00. After check in relax in the garden or go to the beach to enjoy a magnificent sunset.
Over night at the hotel.
Day 06: Mirrisa to Colombo
Get up early morning to be picked up for a whale-watching safari, starting already at 05:30. The captain will take the boat to the deep blue sea to search for the grand blue whales. Very few places in the world can get you this close to the biggest creature living in the world today. A blue whale needs 8 tons of food everyday to maintain its beauty and shape. Breakfast to whale watchers is served on board.
When back on shore, check out and continue to Colombo. On the way there will be a few hours break in Galle a former Dutch town. There is a fine colonial ambience here, with old brick houses, crisp cafes, restored hotels, deep inner yards, and the wall around the center, with easygoing Sri Lankan life. You have an option to get your evening cuppa tea or coffee at one of the high-end restaurants in Galle.
Later drive to Colombo for a late arrival.
Over night in Colombo.
Day 07 Colombo
Start your day easy and relax as it is the last day of your tour. To make it more relaxing you will get a body massage with acupressure technique. Blind people trained in the techniques will do the massage. They will not talk a lot. But their hands perform the magic on one's body to give that perfect freshness after a long journey.
Later, hopefully still light in mind and body after the treat, get dropped to the airport.
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