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Two Days Tour to Galle, Unawatuna and Mirissa

This two days private tour gives you the opportunity to explore the “Ramparts of Galle”, the legendary Galle Fort, with a very interesting and resourceful character as your host. Admire the beauty of the colonial architecture and get a taste of the colonial history of the fort. Then relax at the golden beaches of Unawatuna and proceed to the most popular destination on the Southern coast - Mirissa. Mirissa is a serene beach town flanked by the blue-green waters of the Indian ocean and a pristine stretch of silky sand. The warm and relatively still waters of the Indian ocean during November and April beckons a multitude of whales and dolphins to abide the ocean surrounding Mirissa for a while. While this period is popular for dolphin and whale watching, Mirissa welcomes visitors all year around with its gentle nature and the beautiful coastline, ideal for a leisurely holiday filled with momentous moments of bliss.

per adult from

$353

AUD

Duration

2 days

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • 1 night accommodation
    • All entrance fees
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entry/Admission - Whale Watching Mirissa - Whale Horizon
    What's excluded :
    • WiFi on board
    • Restroom on board

  • Day 1: Colombo - Galle - Unawatuna - Mirissa

    Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
    The fort built by the Portuguese in 1588 holds most of the attention as you can explore the city of Galle through it's walls. The Fort has a multi-religious ethnic population and embedded deep inside it's walls is a rich history people are besotted with. This glorious building suffered through the Boxing Day Tsunami and was later restored to it's magnificent beauty. It has been given the title of Unesco World Heritage Site because of it's endless glory. It's a beautiful travelling location which gives you a experience that's hard to forget. Galle's history is a wonder in it's own. Under the dominance of Portuguese and Dutch for a long period of time, it suffered through a thousand changes. It was referred to as Gimhathiththa in the 16th century before the Portuguese took over. But Galle showed it's true potential in the Dutch-colonial period, the buildings they constructed are sight seeings wonders people wish to see to this day.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Japanese Peace Pagoda, Rumassala, Unawatuna 80600 Sri Lanka
    The Japanese Peace Pagoda Rumassala is an iconic attraction located in Unawatuna on the south coast. It is one of the many beacons of peace constructed by Japanese monks across the globe.The Peace Pagoda was built by Nipponzan Myohoji Nikaya of Japan and was opened on the 23rd of February in 2004. This pagoda is one of five located across the island. Others are in Ampara, Bandarawela, Sri Pada and Walapane. The pagoda, reinstates Sri Lanka as a Buddhist nation, visible from ships out at sea, it is a beacon symbolising Sri Lanka’s rich Buddhist heritage. The smooth round structure resembling a bell is a symbol of peace, no matter which race or nationality you belong to. The early morning or late evening hikes to the temple reward you with not only stunning sunrises and sunsets but expansive views across the Indian Ocean and all the way to the historic Galle Fort.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jungle Beach, Unawatuna 80600 Sri Lanka
    One of those 'secret' spots that everyone seems to knows about, Jungle Beach is a pretty bay just west of Unawatuna. The beach is located nearly 7.5km from the main city, Galle and few kilometres from Rumassala, Unawatuna area. The beach is most of the times over crowded, yet it is clean most of the time and because of its refreshing scenery and pleasant weather along with the breathtaking sea view it is labeled as paradise by many.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka, Koggala Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka is unique for its Stilt Fishermen of its west coast - fishermen who sit on small benches on poles stuck into the water a few meters offshore and fish for small reef fish called ‘Bollu’ and ‘Koramburuwo’. The practice “Stilt Fisherman” in Koggala started during World War II when food shortages and overcrowded fishing spots prompted some clever men to try fishing on the water. At first they used the wreckage of capsized ships and downed aircraft, then began erecting their stilts in coral reefs. Two generations of fishermen have eked out this physically demanding existence at dawn and dusk along a 30-kilometer stretch of southern shore between the towns of Unawatuna and Weligama.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Mirissa

    Day 2: Mirissa - Colombo

    Stop At: Whale Watching Mirissa - Whale Horizon, Harbour Road, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
    Experience the kiss of salty air as you journey into the Indian Ocean, to one of the world’s best whale hotspots. See it all from giant Blue Whales to majestic Sperm Whales, off the coast of Mirissa. The waters off Mirissa in the southern coast of Sri Lanka are home to some of the largest whale and dolphin colonies in the world. Sri Lanka is situated within the International Whaling Commission's protected zone in the Indian Ocean. Of the 80 species of cetaceans observed and identified worldwide, 26 are found in the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. One of the most popular things to do in Sri Lanka, when you are in the south during the whale watching season.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Coconut Tree Hill, Mirissa Sri Lanka
    Coconut Tree Hill is a beautiful hill perched into the Indian Ocean lined with sky high palm trees overlooking the Mirissa bay. On a small peninsula, a palm tree forest that overlooks the ocean has grown up from the red soil. Its unique beauty has made it famous across Instagram and has made it one of the must visit locations in Sri Lanka. The locals seem to know it by many different names, Coconut Hill Mirissa, Palm Tree Grove Mirissa and Mirissa’s Palm Trees. Whatever you choose to call it, just make sure you visit the red earthy hill covered in lush palm trees. The top of the hill is the perfect place to chill out and watch the world go by. You can see Parrot Rock and Mirissa Beach in the distance while just below the rocks there are surfers and even the occasional turtle popping its head up.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Secret Beach, Harbor Rd., Mirissa 81740 Sri Lanka
    Secret Beach Mirissa is a quiet little cove enclosed by many palm trees and large boulders. As the name suggests, this beach is more hidden and secretive so you won’t find large crowds of people. It’s the perfect beach to spend an afternoon relaxing at the beach front bar and watching the sunset. The Secret beach is formed with Blue Lagoon, Palm Cove, and Shelly Beach all offering plenty of things to enjoy including snorkeling, swimming in tidal rock pool, spotting wildlife and bird-watching.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: No accommodation included on this day
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in Negombo or Colombo Airports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Wander-Lush Travels

Activity ID: V-211823P49

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