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  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Colombo
  3. Galle Fort

2-Day Whale Watching & Southern Sri Lanka Tour

Product ID: 133383
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This is a two-day Sri Lanka tour, that enables you to see some of the most interesting palaces in southern Sri Lanka and enjoy spectacular whale watching.
About this activity
Duration 2 days
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

Your accommodation in Colombo
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a close look at giant blue whales and see endangered sea turtles
  • Explore one of the oldest fortified cities built by Dutch in Asia
  • Visit one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the island
Full description
The sea off Mirissa between Galle and Matara is one of the best places in the world to see endangered blue whales. This two-day tour also gives you the opportunity to see some of the important places in the southern coastal belt such as Galle fort, Unawatuna beach, sea turtle hatchery and more.

On day one, meet your tour representative and proceed to your hotel in Mirissa, En-route enjoy a Bentota and Galle sightseeing tour. Bentota beach is the most popular beach holiday destination in the island. Galle is one of the ancient sea ports of Sri Lanka and was an anchor point in the Silk Route. It was later discovered by the Portuguese where they built a fortress and the Dutch that succeeded them fortified it further. This fortress is today a World Heritage Site. During the Galle city tour, visit Galle Fort, Bentota Beach, Galle coastal area, Galle lighthouse, Kande Vihara, Cinnamon Island, a handicraft center and mask carving center. Visit a sea turtle hatchery project, spice garden at Matale where spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication are grown. Then take a Madu Ganga boat ride to discover this Ramsar Wetland. Hikkaduwa Marine Sanctuary is the place where you can have a glimpse of the fascinating underwater world and see the creatures that inhabit the unfathomable depths of the sea. The famed coral gardens are located here. Just get hold of a glass bottomed boat or goggles and flippers and plunge into the ocean. Overnight stay in Mirissa 

Day two is filled with whale-watching experiences. Miriissa off the southern Sri Lanka coast is one of the best-known places for the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet – lunge-feeding humpback whales and blue whales. Groups of whales construct enormous circular fishing nets with bubbles to catch vast shoals of herring and then launch themselves high into the air with their mouths wide open. This activity is most prevalent from November to April, but can be observed throughout year. 
Includes
  • Whale watching trip
  • One night's accommodation with breakfast and dinner in 3* compatible hotel
  • Hikkaduwa marine sanctuary
  • Galle world heritage site
  • Hotel pickup from Colombo, Kalutara, Bentota, and Galle
  • Mask museum
  • Galle city tour
  • Madu river boat tour
  • Unawatuna beach
  • Gamgatilaka temple
  • Spice garden
  • Sea turtle farm
  • Bentota beach
  • Hotel pick-up from Colombo
  • All taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses such drinks and snacks
  • Tips
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa
  • Any other services not specified

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
Know before you go
• Free for children under 3 years
• 50% discount for children between 3-12 years
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Product ID: 133383