Welcome to Mirissa

Crack open a coconut, slip into a hammock and rock gently in the breeze, allowing the hours, days and even weeks to slip calmly by. Welcome to Mirissa, a stunning crescent beach. Modest guesthouses abound and there's a string of simple restaurants at the back of the sand.Paradise is compromised slightly by an erosion problem on the east side of Mirissa, which is partly due to a government-built breakwater and partly... Read More

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$62.50 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whale Watching Cruise from Galle

Depart from your hotel in Galle or Unawatuna bright and early at 5:30am for this 6-hour whale watching cruise. Arrive at Mirissa Harbor and board the comfortable 50-foot (15-meter) passenger vessel. The ship is equipped with life jackets and all necessary safety equipment. With the warm southwest breeze blowing and the bright blue ocean unfurling below, enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast with morning tea onboard. Take plenty of time to gaze out on the water and spot blue whales, humpback whales, killer whales, and whale sharks. Perhaps you’ll also be able to see dolphins or sea turtles.

$537.86 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 6-Day Sightseeing Tour around Sri Lanka

Day 1: Airport/Negombo Pickup from the Bandaranaike International Airport and transfer to a Hotel in Negombo for Check in. Feel free to relax yourself at your hotel, after a long flight. Day 2: Negombo/Kandy After breakfast proceed to Kandy, the second largest city in Sri Lanka located in the Central Province. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau, which crosses an area of tropical plantations, mainly tea. Kandy is both an administrative and religious city and is also the capital of the Central Province. Kandy is the home of the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic. En-route to Kandy visit Herbal garden. Watch a cultural show starting at 5pm and afterwards visit the Tooth Temple in the evening. Stay overnight in Kandy.  Day 3: Kandy /Kitulgala /Nuwara Eliya After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya, it is located at a rise of 1890 meters over the sea level and is the most elevated city in Sri Lanka. En-route go water rafting in Kitulgala, visit a tea factory and watch tea picking as Nuwara Eliya is very famous for its tea. Stay overnight in Nuwara Eliya.  Day 4: Nuwara Eliya/Ella/Tissamaharama After breakfast, go on the Ella train trip from Nuwara Eliya to Ella, which takes approximately 3 hours. Train goes through wonderful sites, which is surrounded by tea plantations and vegetable gardens. After the train trip proceed to Tissamaharama. Overnight in Tissamaharama. Day 5: Tissamaharama/Mirissa In the morning from 5:30am to 10:30am go on the Yala Safari in a Safari Jeep. Yala national park spreads over an area of 1260 square kilometers. It is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. After the Safari proceed to Mirissa. Check in to your Hotel at Mirissa. Day 6: Mirissa/Colombo You can do whale watching at 5.00 am. It depends on your departure time at the airport. You will be transferred back to Colombo and dropped off at Bandaranaike International Airport.

$340.12 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Sri Lanka Coast Tour

Meet your English-speaking driver/guide at the airport in Colombo or at your local accommodation for a 4-day, 2-night tour of Sri Lanka’s southern coast. Spend some time relaxing and soaking up the hustle and bustle of Colombo. Stay overnight at a hotel in the city. The next day, drive to Hikkaduwa, with its pristine beaches and exciting nightlife. Visit a moonstone mine and see where the semi-precious stones of Sri Lanka’s gem industry come from. The finest are bluish in color and found in high concentrations between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa. Stop by Kosgoda Turtle Farm and it’s possible to see the hatching of large amounts of new born turtles. Partake in a Maduganga boat safari and pause along the way at small cinnamon islands. Spend the night at a hotel in Mirissa. Wake up early at 5:30am the next morning to go whale watching in Mirissa. Afterward, drive to the Hummanaya Blow Hole, a natural rock formation with water gushing straight up. Admire the traditional stilt fishermen hauling their catch. Continue on to Yala, and participate in a safari in Yala National Park. Stay overnight at a Yala hotel. On your final day, take advantage of free time to explore at your leisure. At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll return to your hotel or Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.

$556.85 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Night Sri Lanka Tour

Day 1: Colombo/Kandy you will be picked up by our driver/guide at Bandaranaike International Airport, or from the Hotel you already staying in Colombo. After that proceed to Kandy En-route visit a spice garden in Kaduganawa where you are well described about spices and herbs of Sri Lanka. You will also be visiting batik shop, as well as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth that houses a tooth that belonged to Lord Buddha. Overnight at a Hotel in Kandy. Day 2: Kandy/Nuwara Eliya  After breakfast, visit the Royal Botanical Garden which is nestled in a 60 hectare ground in Peradeniya is believed to house over 4000 known species of flora. Continue your tour to Nuwara Eliya. It is located at a rise of 1890 meters over the sea level and is the most elevated city in Sri Lanka. En route visit a tea factory along the way, where Tea is a major product in Sri Lanka as you may have heard about Ceylon Tea. Overnight at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya. Day 3: Nuwara Eliya/Tissamaharama After breakfast, set up the journey to Tissamaharama, stopping at the Ravana waterfalls en route. It is a popular tourist attraction. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in Sri Lanka. This waterfall measures approximately 25 m (82 ft) in height and cascades from an oval-shaped concave rock outcrop.Overnight at a Hotel in Tissamaharama. Day 4: Tissamaharama/Mirissa Enjoy a safari in Yala National Park in the morning at 5:30 am. It is the most visited and the second largest park in Sri Lanka, You could take breakfast packets with you as it takes approx. 5 hrs in the wild. You'll also watch stilt fisherman at Weligama. Weligama beach side is one of the best place that you can see the Stilt Fishing, it is an old tradition where about 500 fishing families in Galle, in southwestern-most Sri Lanka, especially have trained to.They usually fish during sunset, noon and sunrise.After having the lunch, in the evening you could do snorkeling and scuba diving in Mirissa. Overnight at a Hotel in Mirissa Day 5: Mirissa/Galle/Bentota In the morning at 5:00 am get ready to explore the Whales, where Mirissa is very famous for its whale watching. After you come back from whale watching, proceed to Bentota. En route visit Galle Fort. In the evening you could also do boat safari in Madu Ganga. Madu Ganga is considered as Sri Lanka's second largest wetland consisting of 32 islands including two main islands providing shelter to 215 families. Overnight at a Hotel in Bentota  Day 6: Bentota/Colombo There will be an opportunity to spend some free time in the morning. You will be transferred back to Colombo and dropped off at Bandaranaike International Airport.

$600 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Whale Watching trip in SriLanka

We arrange This private Whale Watching Cruise for people who are interesting to have a private cruise just for his or her group and staying hotels around Galle, Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Koggala and Mirissa. we provide Hotel Pickup and Drop off too. (please note that we provide hotel pickup and drop off, if you are just staying around above mentioned areas. for other locations additional chargers may apply.)  Go in search of whales on this 4- to 6-hour in the morning, as a Private whale watching cruise from Galle. After early morning hotel pickup, done a life vest and cruise onto the Indian Ocean aboard a comfortable, 30-feet (10-meter) boat, with an expert skipper and crew. Savor a continental breakfast and tea or coffee, fruits and Fruit Juice. as you are sailing to areas frequented by whales. Watch for species such as blue, sperm, killer, humpback and pilot whales in the waters, snap once-in-a-lifetime photos and look out for other marine creatures, including dolphins and sea turtles. All the passengers will receive Life Insurance from government licensed financial institute We provide you all the recommended security facilities with lifesaving jackets, seat belts…etc. Free Breakfast with Sandwich and meat burger Pure bottled water supply Fruit Juice & Fruit Plate First-Aid Facilities Bathrooms Available Life Guard Safety team Experienced Skipper

$59 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Tour: Whale Watching in Mirissa

You will be met by your tour guide at the piers of Mirissa. You will start your Whale Watching Tour at 6:30am. The boat will take two hours to reach the place where whales are commonly seen. It is recommended that you bring a packed breakfast with you. However, please be environmentally conscious and avoid littering. Sri Lanka has many types of whales inhabiting its waters. The whale population around Mirissa, which lies on the southern coast of the island, includes blue whales, sperm whales, fin whales, occasional orcas, and many types of dolphins. They are best seen between the months of December and April, when the seas are comparatively calmer. Your boat will be reducing speed and engine noise as you approach the site where whales are most seen. You will be stopping at a safe distance of at least 300 feet away, with your closest approach being a 100 feet. This tour will allow you to watch the whales responsibly with minimal environmental impact. Your naturalist on board will give you more information on the whales and their behavior. He will also assist you with identifying the whales that you see. Look out for the spout of air and water, which signifies a whale coming up to breathe. You will be spending approximately an hour at the site, watching the whales. Ensure that you do not disturb the whales. You will be completing your tour and will be dropped off at the pier by 11:30am.