2 Day Tour to Bentota & Whale Watching From Colombo

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Your Friendly Driver meet & Pick you up From Hotels in Colombo Your First leg of the Tour Is Mangrove Boat Safari at Madu River Thereafter visit mirissa whale watching

ItineraryDay 1: Colombo-Bentota-Galle-MirissaStop At: Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceOld Town of Galle, Sri Lanka. ... Galle was built as a fortified coastal city with large walls along the seashore. It was designed with a European way of thinking – that attacks from colonial competitors could come from the sea as well as the land.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Madu River, Balapitiya, Southern ProvinceMadu River is a wetland, near the Small town "Balapitiya" along the Colombo Galle highway. This is the point where the Estuary of the Madu river. The river flows through a terrain where it creates a large number of islands, and the eco system creates a beautiful wetland. The hotels around provide boat rids through the canals created at a good cost. And there are loads of places to stay, dine and wine.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: OTN World, Colombo, Western ProvinceWhen you travel as a OTN World client, you can rest assured knowing that we will strive to take care of any problem you may encounter. With emergency support available 24 hours a day, help is just a phone call away. We are committed to resolving any emergency that may arise and will do our utmost to satisfy immediate needs.Stop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceThe history of Galle extends thousands of years to biblical times. In more recent times it was a prize to be possessed for western traders in search of wealth and glory. Its beautifully preserved colonial Dutch fort with its quaint city with cobblestone streets within is a place time forgot. Close by are magnificent beaches, rainforests and other attractions. It is definitely a fascinating place to visit.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Galle Fort Lighthouse, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceGalle Lighthouse is an onshore Lighthouse in Galle, Sri Lanka and is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports AuthorityDuration: 15 minutesPass By: Dutch Reformed Church, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceThe Groote Kerk or Dutch Reformed Church is located within the Galle fort in Galle, Sri Lanka and is situated near the entrance to the fort. The church was built by the Dutch in 1755 and is one of the oldest Protestant churches still in use in the countryStop At: Sea Turtle Farm, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceWelcome to Sea Turtle Hatchery - Mahamodara. We rescue turtles who are in danger of loosing their lives to the fishing industry whether they are caught in nets or hunted for meat. We currently have 40 turtles, including 4 types of turtle. All are welcome to come and visit to see and learn about Tara turtles here in Sri Lanka.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka, Koggala, Galle District, Southern ProvinceStilt fishing is a method of fishing unique to the island country of Sri Lanka, known as “the Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a ‘petta’ tied to a vertical pole and driven into the sand a few meters offshore. From this high position, the fishermen casts his line, and waits until a fish comes along to be caught. Although the approach looks primitive and ancient,Duration: 15 minutesMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at 3 star HotelDay 2: Mirissa-colomboStop At: Mirissa Whale Watching Vessel, Mirissa, Southern ProvinceWhale and Dolphin watching is an exciting experience in the south coast of Sri Lanka. Mirissa is one of best places in the world to see Blue Whales and Sperm Whales on the same sailing. You will have a better chance of seeing these incredible animals during their annual migration from November to April when continental shelf is narrow to the South of Dondra.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Mangrove Boat
  • Bottled water
  • Air-condition Car or Van
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Madu River
  • Entry/Admission - Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Sea Turtle Farm
  • Entry/Admission - Mirissa Whale Watching Vessel

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Colombo-Bentota-Galle-Mirissa Stop At: Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province Old Town of Galle, Sri Lanka. ... Galle was built as a fortified coastal city with large walls along the seashore. It was designed with a European way of thinking – that attacks from colonial competitors could come from the sea as well as the land. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Madu River, Balapitiya, Southern Province Madu River is a wetland, near the Small town "Balapitiya" along the Colombo Galle highway. This is the point where the Estuary of the Madu river. The river flows through a terrain where it creates a large number of islands, and the eco system creates a beautiful wetland. The hotels around provide boat rids through the canals created at a good cost. And there are loads of places to stay, dine and wine. Duration: 2 hours Pass By: OTN World, Colombo, Western Province When you travel as a OTN World client, you can rest assured knowing that we will strive to take care of any problem you may encounter. With emergency support available 24 hours a day, help is just a phone call away. We are committed to resolving any emergency that may arise and will do our utmost to satisfy immediate needs. Stop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province The history of Galle extends thousands of years to biblical times. In more recent times it was a prize to be possessed for western traders in search of wealth and glory. Its beautifully preserved colonial Dutch fort with its quaint city with cobblestone streets within is a place time forgot. Close by are magnificent beaches, rainforests and other attractions. It is definitely a fascinating place to visit. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Galle Fort Lighthouse, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province Galle Lighthouse is an onshore Lighthouse in Galle, Sri Lanka and is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Duration: 15 minutes Pass By: Dutch Reformed Church, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province The Groote Kerk or Dutch Reformed Church is located within the Galle fort in Galle, Sri Lanka and is situated near the entrance to the fort. The church was built by the Dutch in 1755 and is one of the oldest Protestant churches still in use in the country Stop At: Sea Turtle Farm, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province Welcome to Sea Turtle Hatchery - Mahamodara. We rescue turtles who are in danger of loosing their lives to the fishing industry whether they are caught in nets or hunted for meat. We currently have 40 turtles, including 4 types of turtle. All are welcome to come and visit to see and learn about Tara turtles here in Sri Lanka. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka, Koggala, Galle District, Southern Province Stilt fishing is a method of fishing unique to the island country of Sri Lanka, known as “the Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a ‘petta’ tied to a vertical pole and driven into the sand a few meters offshore. From this high position, the fishermen casts his line, and waits until a fish comes along to be caught. Although the approach looks primitive and ancient, Duration: 15 minutes Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at 3 star Hotel

Day 2: Day 2: Mirissa-colombo Stop At: Mirissa Whale Watching Vessel, Mirissa, Southern Province Whale and Dolphin watching is an exciting experience in the south coast of Sri Lanka. Mirissa is one of best places in the world to see Blue Whales and Sperm Whales on the same sailing. You will have a better chance of seeing these incredible animals during their annual migration from November to April when continental shelf is narrow to the South of Dondra. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.