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4-Day Sri Lanka Coast Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Airport / ColomboPass By: Colombo City Centre, Colombo, Western ProvinceYou will be picked up at the Bandaranaike International Airport or from the hotel you are already residing in Colombo. From there transfer to 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 / Hikkaduwa / Bentota / MirissaStop At: Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa, Galle District, Southern ProvinceHikkaduwa beach one of the best surfing sites in Sri Lanka and famed for Coral Sanctuary. 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: 2 hoursStop At: KOSGODA Turtle Conservation and Research Centre, 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 hoursStop At: Madu River, Balapitiya, Southern ProvinceMadu Ganga is a biodiverse marshland in Balapitiya area. Boat safaris available for exploring its diversity. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cinnamon IslandThis small village stands at the edge of the Madu Ganga and renowned for cinnamon production. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Mirissa. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 3: Mirissa / YalaStop At: Whale Watching MirissaSpot the sea giants like whales, dolphins and turtles during the tour.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Blow Hole Hummanaya, Dikwella, Southern ProvinceThe only blowhole in Sri Lanka and World's second largest blowhole.Duration: 1 hourStop 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 Yala. Select from: Economy (Budget Hotels), Standard (3 Star Hotels) or Luxury (4/5 Star Hotels).Day 4: Yala / 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.

$285.28 Cultural & Theme Tours

4 Days Guided Tours in Sri Lanka For 5 Passengers Group. Galle, Mirrissa & Yala

ItineraryDay 1: Galle - Sri LankaStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceDutch Fort as it is also known as a fortification first built by the Portuguese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. It was built in the late 16th century, were quite basic. However, the fort underwent extensive modifications in the 17th century by the Dutch, making it one of the most important archaeological, architectural and historic monuments to illustrate the European influence in South East Asia between the 16th and 19th centuries. According to a statement by UNESCO, the site was recognised as a World Heritage Site for its unique exposition of an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and traditions. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sea Turtle Hatchery, Ambalangoda, Galle District, Southern ProvinceThe "Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery" is a nonprofitable organization which is maintained for the survival of Sea Turtles for the next generation. The "Turtle Farm" is situated in Habaraduwa (southern part of Sri Lanka - Galle District) near to the beautiful beach. That is 5m from the Galle main road. The centre has released more than 500,000 Sea Turtles to the ocean from the beginning.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern ProvinceThe Beach takes no back seat to any other in the world. It is a stunning tropical beach. The Beach is enclosed by a headland on the other side too. The entire stretch of beach is well sheltered by a sweep of palm-fringed land right behind it. And well protected too: the beach enclosed by double reef breaks down the impact of the waves of Indian Ocean to make it ideal for safe swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving & even for you to learn surfing.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Madu River, Balapitiya, Southern ProvinceMadu River is situated in Balapitiya, along with the country’s southern coast, within the Galle District of the southern Province of Sri Lanka. It opens to the Indian Ocean Madu lagoon is a very wide and a beautiful lagoon in Sri Lanka. The bio-diversity of the Madu River is of monumental signification when considering the wide ranges of aquatic and avian life as well as wetland dwelling amphibians, reptiles, mammals that inhabit the environs of this natural treasure. A total of 11 species of agnostic molluscs and 14 land dwelling molluscs are found in this system. 70 species of fish, 31 types of reptiles, and 50 kinds of butterflies are just some of the colourful array of wildlife that inhabits this abundantly bustling Eco-system. Bird watchers will be pleased to know that 111 species of bird have been identified in the mangrove formed environs of the river, and has been known to host several types of migratory birds.   Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Galle National Museum, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceIt was first opened to the public on 9 May 1992 and is located in a 1671 Dutch Warehouse above the Old Gate of Galle Fort. The impact of the 26 December 2004 tsunami, most of the exhibitions were flood damaged and the majority of maritime archaeological artefacts were lost. Under Sri Lanka – Netherlands Cultural Co-operation Program, the Royal Government of the Netherlands provided financial assistance for reconstruction of the Maritime Museum. After 3 years period of reconstruction, the Maritime Museum was re-opened to the public.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Mirissa - Sri LankaStop At: Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Southern ProvinceBlue whales are the largest creatures on earth, measuring up to 30 meters in length, and luckily enough for you, they live only a few miles off the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The art to spotting the whales comes down to mastering their breathing behaviour. Whales are mammals so they have lungs instead of fish gills for breathing. Therefore, they cannot breathe underwater and need to come up for air.Blue whales can hold their breath underwater for an average 30 minutes before they have to surface for air. They don’t have a nose and can’t breathe through their mouth so rely on their blow-holes. When they surface, they spout the air (and lots of water with it) out of their blow-holeDuration: 4 hoursStop At: Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa, Galle District, Southern ProvinceSnorkelling - Optional Duration: 3 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Yala Safari - Sri LankaStop At: Yala National Park, Sri LankaOffering you a Bazaar of Opportunities to spot a diversity of wildlife, Yala national park is a perfect getaway for a complete change of scenery of your daily lifestyle. Reputed as the national park with the highest concentration of leopards in Sri Lanka, these lazy yet ferocious predators areThe main highlight of a Yala safari.Presenting you fierce leopards throughout the park saturated with thorny shrubs, tall trees, scenic lagoons and golden sand dunes, January to July is the season, one can catch the most leopard sightings.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Kataragama Temple, Kataragama, Uva ProvinceAncient Temple Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Colombo - Sri LankaStop At: Colombo Fort, Colombo, Western ProvinceShopping ,Street food and many more Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$585 Kid Friendly

Sri Lanka Highlights

ItineraryDay 1: Airport / SigiriyaStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceP.M. Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, built by the patricide king Kassapa in the 05th century A.D. which was a Royal Citadel for more than 18 years. The Lion Rock is a citadel of unusual beauty, rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. The base of the rock is ringed by a moat and rampart and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens. The majestic Lion's Paw picturesquely guards the stairway of the palace on the summit. See the famous frescoes of the "Heavenly maidens" of Sigiriya in a sheltered pocket of the rock Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Pelvehera Village - Standard RoomDay 2: Dambulla / Matale / KandyStop At: Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dambulla, Central Provincevisit the Golden Rock Cave Temple in Dambulla, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This cave monastery is a vast isolated rock mass with its five caverns, being the largest & best preserved cave-temple complexes in Sri Lanka. Duration: 1 hourStop At: National Spice GardenA visit to the Spice garden is an opportunity to see how world renowned Sri Lanka Spices & herbs are grown in their natural surroundings & also to know their medicinal healing properties & to know how to use them in day to day culinary needs.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance showLate evening if interested enjoy a Traditional Cultural Dance performance. The show features the graceful and rhythmic display of traditional dancers and drummers. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Oak Ray City Hotel - Standard RoomDay 3: Kandy / NuwaraeliyaStop At: Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceKandy / NuwaraeliyaTemple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses one of the two surviving tooth relics of the tooth of Buddha, an object of veneration for Buddhists & one of the most visited places of Sri Lanka.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kandy View Point, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceIt is a spot which gives a high angle view of the beautiful Kandy city and the Lake. A place one should go with a camera to capture the fascinating view below.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ramboda Waterfall, Pussellawa, Kandy District, Central ProvinceThis is a unique and beautiful sight which can be seen between Kandy and Nuwaraeliya, in a place known as Ramboda Pass. All travelers passing by this route takes time to admire this beautiful waterfall.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Daffodils Hotel - Standard RoomDay 4: Kitulgala / BeachStop At: Seetha Amman Temple, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceThis is a Hindu Temple dedicated for the Indian Princess “Seetha” According to the famous Hindu epic of Ramayana. This is believed to be the place where Princess Seetha was held captive by king Ravana of Lanka, after abducting her from India.On the rock face across the nearby stream, are circular depressions said to be the footprints of Lord Hanuman, who had come to Lanka in search of this princess..Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pedro Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceA place to witness the process of Tea production, from plucking of tea leaves to making of world renowned “Ceylon Tea” Inside the factory, one could see withering, rolling, oxidation and drying, and most importantly you can taste a fine cup of Tea as tasted by the English Planters who originated Tea Production some 200 years ago.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Roy Villa - Deluxe RoomDay 5: Kosgoda / Ambalangoda / Balapitiya / BeachStop At: Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Kosgoda, Galle District, Southern ProvinceVisit a turtle Hatchery established to protect Sri Lanka's turtles from extinction. Note: This visit is optional, and if not interested, you can avoid this visit & take time to enjoy Sun, Sea & Sand or just relax at the Beach Hotel. .Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Ariyapala Mask Museum, Ambalangoda, Galle District, Southern ProvinceThis is place to see the traditional Sri Lankan masks & puppets. Note: This visit is optional, and if not interested, you can avoid this visit & take time to enjoy Sun, Sea & Sand or just relax at the Beach Hotel. .Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Roy Villa - Deluxe Room

$550 Luxury & Special Occasions

Best Honeymoon Tour Srilanka With Srilanka Aerizo Tours .

ItineraryDay 1: GalleStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceImportant natural geographical features in Galle include Rumassala in Unawatuna, a large mound-like hill that forms the eastern protective barrier to Galle Harbour. Local tradition associates this hill with some events of Ramayana, one of the great Hindu epics. The major river in the area is the Gin River (Gin Ganga), which begins from Gongala Kanda, passes villages such as Neluwa, Nagoda, Baddegama, Thelikada and Wakwella, and reaches the sea at Ginthota. The river is bridged at Wakwella by the Wakwella Bridge.Galle (Sinhalese: ගාල්ල; Tamil: காலி) is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern ProvinceUnawatuna is a coastal town in Galle district of Sri Lanka. Unawatuna is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and known for its beach and corals. It is a suburb of Galle, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southeast to the city center and approximately 108 kilometres (67 mi) south of Colombo. Unawatuna is situated at an elevation of 5 metres (16 ft) above the sea level.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Moonstone Mines, Ambalangoda, Galle District, Southern ProvinceMoonstone Mine – Meetiyagoda Sri Lanka is famous for its precious gems and moonstones. Moonstones belong in the semi-precious category but are an important component of the gem business. Meetiyagoda, located between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa, is one of the few places where they are found in such high concentrations. Villagers believe that this piece of land is blessed by the moon. The moonstone is grey, yet finer versions are blue, and when polished, feels cool and smooth to the touch. At Meetiyagoda, you can see or even go down into the deep, narrow shafts from which the stones are mined. The small visitor centre will provide information related to this stone while the large shop on the premises sells moonstones as well as other stones.Duration: 1 minuteStop At: Madu River, Balapitiya, Southern ProvinceThe Madu Ganga is a minor watercourse which originates near Uragasmanhandiya in the Galle District of Sri Lanka, before widening into the Madu Ganga Lake at Balapitiya. The river then flows for a further a 4.4 km (2.7 mi) before draining into the Indian Ocean.The Buddhist Amarapura Nikaya sect had its first upasampada (higher ordination ceremony) on a fleet of boats anchored upon it in 1803. The Buddhist Kothduwa temple is situated on an isolated island in the lake.Together with the smaller Randombe Lake, to which it is connected by two narrow channels, it forms the Madu Ganga wetland. Its estuary and the many mangrove islets on it constitute a complex coastal wetland ecosystem. In has high ecological, biological and aesthetic significance, being home to approximately 303 species of plants belonging to 95 families and to 248 species of vertebrate animals. The inhabitants of its islets produce peeled cinnamon and cinnamon oil.The Maduganga Wetland was declared in 2003, in terms of the Ramsar Convention.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: UdawalaweStop At: Udawalawe National Park, Uda Walawe National ParkUdawalawe is undoubtedly the best place in Sri Lanka to see wild Asian Elephants throughout the year: there are about 500 elephants in the park and they often roam in herds of up to 100. Udawalawe National Park is unique in terms of consistency in numbers of elephants roaming the park: it has no a seasonal variation in herds of elephants.The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares (119.00 sq mi) of land area and was established on 30 June 1972.[1] Before the designation of the national park, the area was used for shifting cultivation (chena farming). The farmers were gradually removed once the national park was declared. The park is 165 kilometres (103 mi) from Colombo. Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the countDuration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: EllaStop At: Ella Rock, Ella, Uva ProvinceElla (Sinhalese: ඇල්ල; Lit. "water fall"; Tamil: எல்ல) is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres (3,415 ft) above sea level.[2] The area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than surrounding lowlands, due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the southern plains of Sri Lanka.Main Attractions in Ella Rawana Ella Water FallElla RockElla GapRavana CaveAurvedic MassageNine Arch BridgeDuration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: NuwaraeliyaStop At: Nuwara Eliya Golf Course, Nuwara Eliya, Central ProvinceTake a scenic train to Nuwara Eliya. This is an amazing train route in Sri Lanka. Our driver will take your luggage and will pick you up at the Nanuoya railway station with a big smile. After that he will drive you to enjoy the sights such as some beautiful green plantations, a working tea factory and Nuwara Eliya city. Stay overnight at Nuwara Eliya.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: AdamspeakStop At: Adam's Peak (Sri pada), Sabaragamuwa ProvinceIn the early morning at 5.30 am travel to Horton Plains. After lunch visit the New Zealand farm, boat ride in Gregory Lake and then in the evening travel to Adam’s peak. On the way you can visit St Clair’s waterfall and Devon waterfall. Stay overnight at Adam’s peak,In the early morning climb Adam’s Peak to see the sun rise. After climbing down from Adam’s Peak have a delicious Sri Lankan lunch and relax in your hotel. Stay overnight at Adam’s Peak.About Adamspeak .Adam's Peak is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e., "sacred footprint", a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Islamic and Christian tradition that of Adam, or that of St. ThomasDuration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: KandyStop At: Kandy View Point, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceAfter breakfast drive to Kandy. On the way you can go for a white water rafting in Kithulgala and visit Peradeniya Botanical gardens. In the evening visit an evening cultural show. Stay overnight at Kandy.About KandyKandy (Sinhalese: මහනුවර Mahanuwara, pronounced [mahanuʋərə]; Tamil: கண்டி Kandy, pronounced [ˈkaɳɖi]) is a major city in Sri Lanka located in the Central Province. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka.[1] 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 Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. It was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1988Recommended For Shopping Gem and jewelryArt & Craftsilkspawood carving Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: HabaranaStop At: Habarana Lake, Habarana, North Central ProvinceAfter breakfast visit the temple of tooth and drive to Habarana. On the way visit the Dambulla cave temples and Matale Hindu temple. Overnight stay at Habarana.After breakfast drive to Anuradhapura to visit some ancient sights such as Sri Maha Bodhi, Samadhi Sthupa, Minitale rock temple, Isurumuniya and etc. In the evening come back to Habarana for the night. Overnight stay at Habarana.About Minneriya SafariMinneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.[1] The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. The park earned revenue of Rs. 10.7 millions in the six months ending in August 2009Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: SigiriyaStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceSigiriya or Sinhagiri (Lion Rock Sinhalese: සීගිරිය, Tamil: சிகிரியா, pronounced see-gi-ri-yə) is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high.According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. On a small plateau about halfway up the side of this rock he built a gateway in the form of an enormous lion. The name of this place is derived from this structure — Sīnhāgiri, the Lion Rock (an etymology similar to Siṃhapura, the Sanskrit name of Singapore, the Lion City).The capital and the royal palace was abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 9: TrincomalleStop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee, Eastern ProvinceAfter breakfast visit the Pigeon Island and in the evening go for a city tour around Trincomalee including the Koneshwaram temple. Stay overnight at Nilaveli.Relax on the beach. In the afternoon travel to Negombo. Stay overnight at Negombo.Best Of NilaweliPrigon Islandmarbel beachspa & massageDuration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 10: Pasikudah Stop At: Pasikudah Beach, Kalkudah, Eastern ProvincePronounced Paasikkudah - historic Tamil translation "Green-Algae-Bay") is a coastal resort town located 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. Historically a small Tamil hamlet alongside nearby Kalkudah, it used to be a popular tourist destination, however suffered huge devastation following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the Sri Lankan Civil War.[1]Foreign travel to Pasikudah has recently increased due to growth in investment and development. It is home to the Pasikudah Mariamman temple. Pasikudah is easily accessible from the cities of Trincomalee and Batticaloa.The nearest airport to Pasikudah is Batticaloa Airport,Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 11: NegomboStop At: Negombo Beach, Negombo, Western ProvinceAfter breakfast go for a city tour around Negombo including a boat ride in Dutch cannel, Muthurajawela bird sanctuary and Negombo fishing village. Overnight stay at Negombo.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Day tour to galle with private car and chauffeur

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Galle Fort, Galle, Galle District, Southern ProvinceDay Tour of GallePickup from Colombo and drive to Galle via southern express way less than two hours. Visit the Historic Dutch Fort in Galle and go for a walk. After that visit a turtle farm where stranded turtles are protected and many released back into the sea.Next visit the Unawatuna beach, weligama stilt fishermen plying their trade. In the evening come back to Colombo and drop you in your hotelDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Madu River, Balapitiya, Southern ProvinceMadu Ganga, Balapitiya - Sri Lanka. Here in Balapitiya lies Madu Ganga, the beautiful river that nestles alongside Whispering Waters. Madu river rich mangroves and more than 10 islands surrounding .We can say this is the best boat safari in srilanka .Also the travelers can get tr-additional cinnamon cutting experience as well .Time duration 01 and half hour to 03 Hours .Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa, Galle District, Southern ProvinceHikkaduwa National Park is one of the three marine national parks in Sri Lanka. The national park contains a fringing coral reef of high degree of biodiversity. The area was declared a wildlife sanctuary on May 18, 1979, Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Community Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa, Galle District, Southern ProvinceCommunity Tsunami Museum is aimed educating communities on Tsunami and preserve the memories of 2004 Tsunami. This museum is the continuation of the efforts of Third Wave Volunteers lead by Dr. Alison Thompson (author of The Third Wave - A volunteer Story and the director of Film Third Wave).Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Kosgoda, Galle District, Southern ProvinceTurtle hatcheries are good for the environment, save lives, and incredibly fun. There are a few lovely ones down the coast, especially in and around the Kosgoda ...Duration: 1 hourStop At: Moonstone Mines, Ambalangoda, Galle District, Southern ProvinceMeetiyagoda is just a couple of kilometres from the coast, midway between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa, sitting over the earth’s largest pegmatite vein of moonstone. The ten mines in Meetiyagoda are by far the world’s primary source of blue moonstones.The term moonstone was originally coined by the ancient Greeks to describe a particular gemstone that seemed to hold the ethereal light of the moon in solid form. The stone is a member of the feldspar family, a combination of two species, orthoclase and albite, stacked in thin alternating layers. When light falls through these layers, it scatters in many directions, creating a phenomenon known as adularescence, named after Mt Adular in Switzerland, one of the first sources of moonstones. In fact, “adularia” is an ancient namefor moonstone. The finest of these moonstones have a clear, transparent body, with a strong blue adularescence. Moonstones are the most valuable of the feldspars, an average quality moonstone of five carats is comparable in value to a South Sea pearl of the same size. In spite of the relatively modest price of moonstones, the blue variety tends to fetch a higher price than those of other colours because of its rarity.Moonstone deposits occur in the crystalline granite known as pegmatite, in magmatic rock deep below the surface, unlike the sapphires and the rubies, which are sedimentary surface deposits. To get to the moonstone, the miners of Meetiyagoda dig deep rectangular shafts down through the claylike kaolin topsoil to the weathering surface of the pegmatite.These mineshafts are called yati illama, and are in actuality twin-shafts, each about 10m square; one for actual mining, and the other to constantly pump out the ground water that would otherwise fill the mineshaft. As the yati illama is dug, the sides are reinforced with coconut logs and lined with branches and leaves of the kekilla fern (Dicranopteris linearis); the latter acting as a sieve which holds back the dense soil while allowing ground water through, thereby reducing the overall pressure of the earth and allowing deeper mining than would otherwise have been possible.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka, Koggala, Galle District, Southern ProvinceStilt Fishing is one of the most interesting traditional fishing methods of Sri Lanka. Records indicate that it came into being just after World War II.Stilts fishermen, Sri Lanka. Fishing with nets, Mexico. Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish. Fish are normally caught in the wild.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern ProvinceWith palm-lined beaches, turquoise waters and a good selection of guesthouses and restaurants, Unawatuna is very popular with travelers.Duration: 2 hours

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Colombo, Sri Lanka Airport (CMB) to Ramon Beach Resort, Ambalangoda

Once you land at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA / CMB), your friendly driver will meet you and drive you directly to your hotel, Ramon Beach Resort, Ambalangoda. Whether you’re traveling individually, with a partner or in a group, your ground transport needs will be covered by this private airport transfer service. Avoid the confusion of taxis or public transport and enjoy a hassle-free start to your vacation. Airport transfers have never been this easy. Travel in style and comfort with unparalleled safety in our luxurious cars and get to your destination in good time and great order. Your English-speaking chauffeur is always at your service.

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