7 Days Nature tour itinerary for Colombo, Galle & Yala National Park: South Coast Tour
Colombo, Galle, Yala National Park
Relax and unwind in the refreshing sea breeze while you watch the Blue Whales. Also take a trip to know Sri Lanka’s wildlife by visiting the most popular wildlife sanctuaries.
Airport to Hikkaduwa
You will be arrived at Bandaranayaka International Airport and welcome by one of our representative at the Airport, who will accompany you to hotel in Hikkaduwa. Hikkaduwa is a small resort town in the south western coastal belt of Sri Lanka. Distances in between locations are not that long far but the time taken by road to reach a destination an experience.
The 140km drive from the Colombo airport takes you through the city centre of Colombo, the coastal city of Mount Lavinia and the resort towns of Wadduwa, Kalutara, Beruwela, Bentota, Kosgoda, Ambalangoda, Hikkadduwa. It is a very famous tourist place with white sand beaches.
Do the coral watching and also enjoy the nightlife.
Overnight stay at hotel in Hikkaduwa.
Hikkaduwa – Galle
After breakfast you get a chance to start your activities, at leisure or go for Dolphin & Whale Watching boat ride in the sea off Mirrissa (Dondara), located just 40 minutes drive from your hotel. The best time to spot Blue whales off the coast of Sri Lanka is between December to April. The largest living animal on earth, Blue whales can grow up to 100 feet (30 metres) long and weigh almost 200 tons. They are the Earth’s longest-lived animals with an average lifespan of around 80 to 90 years. While breathing, Blue whales emit a spectacular single-column spout up to 12 metres into the air. They also typically raise their shoulders and blowholes muchhigher out of the water than other big whales when surfacing to breathe. These two characteristics make Blue whale watching an incredible experience.
Also you can visit the fortified town of Galle has been a significant trading port. More than 1,000 years ago it was the essential port of call for Chinese, Persian, and Indian traders.
Later the Javanese and Sumatrans came, followed by Marco Polo in 1299 AD. It was with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 AD that a small foreign trading post was established. When the Kingdom of Kandy forced the Portuguese out of their Colombo fort in 1589 AD, a Portuguese settlement commenced in earnest with a fort of palm trees and mud.
In the evening at your leisure and both night stay at hotel in Hikkaduwa.
After breakfast leave for Tangalle located between the towns of Matara and Hambantota, a fishing town with one long unspoilt beach that is popular as a breeding ground for giant sea turtles. Many people claim that the beaches around Tangalle have the softest sand and the safest sea along the entire south coast. Tangalle seems set to become the most exclusive of the beaches along the south coast, and offers a chance to scuba dive around the coral reef protecting its four kilometres of sandy beach, and to explore a couple of wrecks.
You could also visit the Rekawa Turtle Conservation project is located 10 kilometres east of Tangalle and is home to one of the most important sea turtle nesting sites in Sri Lanka. 5 different species of sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand every night throughout the year. Amanwella recommends visiting the project on the night of a full moon. One can truly see the influx of turtles in the glowing moonlight.
Both night stay at hotel in Tangalle.
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Yala National park
After breakfast proceed to Yala National park, which is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. It located 300km from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and along with Wilpattu, it was one of first two national park in Island and Guests travel through the park accompanied by a park tracker.
The park’s wildlife has its own distinctive charm, with huddles of colourful painted storks, crocodiles, fantailed peacocks, and chattering monkeys in the treetop. The park’s most famous residents, however, are its elusive leopards.
Overnight stay ar hotel in Yala.
Colombo - The capital of Sri lanka
After breakfast proceed to Colombo - capital of Sri Lanka. In Colombo visit Old Parliament , B.M.I.C.H., shopping complexes, zoo, pattah bazaar where you can bargain and more other places.
In the night you can visit Colombo nightlife, night club, casino and fine dinner restaurant.
Overnight stay at hotel in Colombo.
After breakfast leave Colombo to your International flight.
Accommodation in the hotel H/B basic.
Day 5 one romantic dinner.
Transport A/C luxury vehicle.
All local assistance.
Any other expenses not mention above.
Colombo, Galle, Yala National Park
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year.
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