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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 due to sand-encroaching construction.

In recent years Mirissa has developed a reputation as a party destination for young travellers, and in high season DJs spin pumping tunes till late several nights a week. If you're looking for solitude and zen-like calm, this may not be the beach for you.


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$88 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.

$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.

$1470.57 Cultural & Theme Tours

7-Night Private Tour of Sri Lanka

ItineraryDay 1: Airport - ColomboPass By: Colombo Fort, Colombo, Western ProvincePick up from the Banadaranaike International Airport, and overnight in Colombo.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Colombo. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 2: Colombo - DambullaStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceThis temple is also called the golden temple, a UNESCO world heritage site. The caves contain ancient paintings and sculptures of Lord Buddha. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Dambulla. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 3: Dambulla - KandyStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceA UNESCO world heritage and massive rock fortress, built during the ancient era of King Kashyapa. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceWatch the evening cultural show in Kandy, where you'll find traditional Sri Lankan dancers. Also, you can observe fire walking.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Kandy. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 4: Kandy - Kitulgala - Nuwara EliyaStop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceA UNESCO world heritage site and popular religious place in Kandy. Take part in traditional rituals. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Kandy District, Central ProvinceVisit the Royal Botanical Garden, nestled in a 60-hectare ground in Peradeniya.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Rafting KitulgalaGo on a white water rafting challenge guided by professionals. The white water rafting tour in the Kelani river goes up to 5 Km. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Devon Falls, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceDevon Falls is situated on 6 km west of Talawakele. It is 97 metres high and 19th highest ranked waterfall in Sri Lanka. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bluefield Tea Gardens, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceVisit a tea factory for encountering tea production process and taste pure Ceylon tea.Duration: 40 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 5: Nuwara Eliya - Ella - TissamaharamaStop At: Nanu Oya Railway Station, Nanu Oya, Central ProvinceGo on a scenic train ride to Ella, passing astonishing backdrops of the surrounding. Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, Tissamaharama, Southern ProvinceA town located in the Hambantota District and was the capital of the Ruhuna kingdom during the 3rd century B.C.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Tissamaharama. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 6: Tissamahrama - MirissaStop At: Yala National Park, Sri LankaEnjoy a safari in Yala National Park early in the morning. It is the most visited and the second largest national park in Sri Lanka.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Blow Hole Hummanaya, Dikwella, Southern ProvinceThe only blowhole in Sri Lanka and World's second largest blowhole.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Southern ProvinceMirissa is a tourist hotspot for snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Mirissa. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 7: Mirissa - Galle - BentotaStop At: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Southern ProvinceEnjoy whale watching in the morning where you will see Blue whales & Dolphins. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka, Koggala, Galle District, Southern ProvinceVisit the fishing village in Weligama and encounter stilt fishing.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceGalle Fort is one of the five historic sites in Sri Lanka, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Therefore, it is absolutely a must visit place in Sri Lanka. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Kosgoda, Galle District, Southern ProvinceDiscover Sri Lanka’s sea turtle conservation project. It is a prime turtle nesting site conducting hatching, breeding and releasing to the sea. Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Bentota. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 8: Bentota - Airport.Pass By: Bandaranaike International AirportDrop you at the Airport, prior 3 hours to the flight departure time. Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$76 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whale Watching in Mirissa from Bentota

You will be starting your tour from your hotel in Bentota at 4:30 am. Your chauffeur will be picking you up from your hotel and driving you to Mirissa. You will be met by your boat tour guide at the piers of Mirissa. You will start your Whale Watching Tour at 6:30 am. 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 behaviour. 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 11:30 am. After the tour, you will return to your vehicle and you’ll get back to the hotel by 01:30 pm, completing your tour

$846.42 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Night Grand Tour in Sri Lanka

ItineraryDay 1: Colombo/DambullaPass By: Bandaranaike International AirportYou will be picked up at the Bandaranaike International Airport or from the hotel you are already residing in Colombo. From there transfer to Dambulla.Stop At: New Ranweli Spice Garden, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceVisit the spice garden in Kandy and get to know about the herbs and spices grown there. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Dambulla. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 2: Dambulla/Sigiriya/DambullaStop At: Dambulla Cave Temple, Habarana, North Central ProvinceThis temple is also called the golden temple, a UNESCO world heritage site. The caves contain ancient paintings and sculptures of Lord Buddha. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceA UNESCO world heritage and massive rock fortress, built during the ancient era of King Kashyapa. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: SigiriyaTravel across the Sigiriya village and its suburbs through an ox cart ride. Enjoy a free traditional Sri Lankan lunch at a tree house.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Dambulla. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 3: Dambulla/KandyStop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceA UNESCO world heritage site and popular religious place in Kandy. Take part in traditional rituals. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceWatch the evening cultural show in Kandy, where you'll find traditional Sri Lankan dancers. Also, you can observe fire walking.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Kandy. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 4: Kandy/Kitulgala/Nuwara EliyaStop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Kandy District, Central ProvinceVisit the Royal Botanical Garden, nestled in a 60-hectare ground in Peradeniya.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Rafting KitulgalaGo on a white water rafting challenge guided by professionals. The white water rafting tour in the Kelani river goes up to 5 Km. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bluefield Tea Gardens, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceVisit a tea factory for encountering tea production process and taste pure Ceylon tea.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Devon Falls, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceDevon Falls is situated on 6 km west of Talawakele. It is 97 metres high and 19th highest ranked waterfall in Sri Lanka. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 5: Nuwaraeliya - EllaStop At: Nanu Oya Railway Station, Nanu Oya, Central ProvinceReach the Nanu Oya railway station. Go on a scenic train ride to Ella, passing astonishing backdrops of the surrounding. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Little Adam's Peak, Ella, Uva ProvinceLittle Adam’s Peak is a short hiking point in Ella. Hike through the tea plantations to reach the destination and witness the beauty of Ella. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Ella. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 6: Ella/TissamaharamaPass By: Tissamaharama Raja Maha ViharaA town located in the Hambantota District and was the capital of the Ruhuna kingdom during the 3rd century B.C.Stop At: Yala National Park, Sri LankaEnjoy a safari in Yala National Park early in the morning. It is the most visited and the second largest national park in Sri Lanka.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Tissamaharama. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 7: Tissamaharama/MirissaStop At: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Southern ProvinceIndulge in recreational water sports activities at the Mirissa beach: snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Mirissa Whale Watching No 1Spot the sea giants like whales, dolphins and turtles during the tour.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Mirissa. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 8: Mirissa/Galle/Hikkaduwa/Kosgoda/BentotaStop At: Blow Hole Hummanaya, Dikwella, Southern ProvinceThe only blowhole in Sri Lanka and World's second largest blowhole.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceThe Galle Fort is also known as the Dutch Fort or the Ramparts of Galle.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Moonstone Mines, Ambalangoda, Galle District, Southern ProvinceA small village in the South West region and the primary place of moonstone and gem mining in Sri Lanka. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kosgoda Turtle Care, Kosgoda, Galle District, Southern ProvinceDiscover Sri Lanka’s sea turtle conservation project. It is a prime turtle nesting site conducting hatching, breeding and releasing to the sea. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Bentota. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 9: Bentota Stop At: Bentota BeachBentota is a coastal hamlet located in Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. It has a long stretching beach with Coral-rich dive sites. Enjoy the city attractions of Bentota. Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Bentota. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 10: Bentota/ColomboPass By: Bandaranaike International AirportYou will be drop at the airport, 3 hours before the departure time.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$517.60 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 6-Day Sightseeing Tour around Sri Lanka

ItineraryDay 1: Airport/NegomboPass By: Bandaranaike International AirportYou will be picked up at the Bandaranaike International Airport or from the hotel you are already residing in Colombo. From there transfer to Negombo.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Negombo. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 2: Negombo/KandyStop At: Ranweli Spice Garden, Matale, Central ProvinceVisit the spice garden in Kandy and get to know about the herbs and spices grown there. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceWatch the evening cultural show in Kandy, where you'll find traditional Sri Lankan dancers. Also, you can observe fire walking.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceA UNESCO world heritage site and popular religious place in Kandy. Take part in traditional rituals. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Kandy. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 3: Kandy /Kitulgala /Nuwara EliyaStop At: Rafting KitulgalaGo on a white water rafting challenge guided by professionals. The white water rafting tour in the Kelani river goes up to 5 Km. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Bluefield Tea Gardens, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceVisit a tea factory for encountering tea production process and taste pure Ceylon tea.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Nuwara Eliya. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 4: Nuwara Eliya/Ella/TissamaharamaStop At: Nanu Oya Railway Station, Nanu Oya, Central ProvinceReach the Nanu Oya railway station. Go on a scenic train ride to Ella, passing astonishing backdrops of the surrounding. Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Tissamaharama Raja Maha ViharaA town located in the Hambantota District and was the capital of the Ruhuna kingdom during the 3rd century B.C.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Tissamaharama. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 5: Tissamaharama/MirissaStop At: Yala National Park, Sri LankaEnjoy a safari in Yala National Park early in the morning. It is the most visited and the second largest national park in Sri Lanka.Duration: 4 hoursPass By: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Southern ProvinceMirissa is a popular tourist hotspot for snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Mirissa. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 6: Mirissa/ColomboStop At: Whale Watching MirissaSpot the sea giants like whales, dolphins and turtles during the tour.Duration: 4 hoursPass By: Bandaranaike International AirportYou will be drop at the airport, 3 hours before the departure time.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.