Beach Tour 02

09DAYS 08NIGHTS

Day 01

AIRPORT/KALPITIYA (Approx. 03 hours drive – about 145 KM )

Arrive in Sri Lanka. You will be met by a representative of MAC Travels and transferred to Kalpitiya.  

Dinner & Overnight stay in Bar Reef at Kalpitiya. 


Day 02

KALPITIYA 

Early in the morning around 00 6H, with a packed breakfast to enjoy, proceed to these unique moments of sharing with whales, the largest animal known on the planet, surpassing even dinosaurs!
One of the main seasons to visit the Kalpitiya area are from November to March; you will see pods of 1000 dolphins! Tours are done early morning to get the best views. Spinner Dolphins are the most common with Bottlenose, Risso and Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins are seeing regularly. November to December and March to April are also ideal to watch whales. Sperm Whales are the most common. The Blue Whale (largest mammal in the world), Minke, Melon-Headed and Dwarf Sperm whales are also spotted. Recently even Orcas have been photographed on the waters just outside Kandakuliya!
Optional
Sri Lanka is a perfect location for your next kite destination. Kalpitiya is one of the best places for you to kite surf as it offers a 44km Long Indian Ocean beach front with perfect wind conditions. And for the beginners and for the ones who wants to try their free style tricks, the lagoons in Kalpitiya are the best. From all the lagoons of Kalpitiya, main lagoon of Kalpitiya which is right by the town centre is perfect. Ruuk Village is only 1.8km away from Kalpitiya town centre but right by the lagoon.

Dinner & Overnight stay in Bar Reef in Kalpitiya.

 

Day 03

KALPITIYA / NEGOMBO (Approx. 02 ½ hours drive – about 130 KM )

AM After Breakfast leave for visit Negombo.

Negombo Beach

Negombo is a major city in Sri Lanka, located on the west coast of the island and at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, in Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is the largest city in Gampahadistrict and it is the is the fifth largest city in the country after the capital Colombo, Jaffna and Moratuwa, and it is the second largest city in the Western province after Colombo. Negombo is also the administrative capital of the Negombo Division. It is one of the major commercial hubs in Sri Lanka with about 128,000 inhabitants within city limits. It is located approximately 35 km north of Colombo City. Negombo is known for its huge and old fishing industry with busy fish markets and sandy beaches.

Visit Negombo Dutch Fort
Close to the seafront near the lagoon are the ruins of the old Dutch fort, which has a fine gateway inscribed with the date 1678. Also here is a green, called the Esplanade, where cricket matches are a big attraction. As the fort grounds are now occupied by the town’s prison, the only way you’ll get a peek inside is by stealing something. You’d need to be very interested in old Dutch forts to go to such lengths, however several old Dutch buildings are still in use, including the Lagoon Rest house.

Check in to Hotel.

Dinner & Overnight stay in Jetwing Blue in Negombo.

Day 04

NEGOMBO / HIKKADUWA (Approx. 03 ½  hours drive – about 145 KM )

After breakfast proceed to Hikkaduwa.

Mid Afternoon arrive to Hikkaduwa.

Check in to hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner & Overnight stay in Chaaya Tranz in Hikkaduwa.


Day 05

HIKKADUWA

AM After breakfast leave to Visit Seenigama Muhudu viharaya

Seenigama Muhudu maha viharaya is situated about 2KM away from Hikkaduwa towards Colombo on the main Galle road. The “Kovil”or “Vihaaraya” is situated on its own island and is visited and worshipped by people from many religions. If you travel by bus or tuk tuk or even with a driver who is Sri Lankan you will find people stand up off their seats even while driving out of respect for this sacred spot. Most vehicles including public busses stop and offer pennants to the temple via donations to a till located on the temple wall alongside the main road. Travelers need to dress in long trousers to cover their legs and wear modest closed attire when visiting the temple and you are asked to remove headgear and foot wear when entering the temple so it is wise to avoid the noon day sun and visit the temple either in the evening or early morning.

Spend the evening at leisure in the hotel.

 

 


Day 06

HIKKADUWA / TANGALLE (Approx. 03 hours drive – about 105 KM )

AM After breakfast leave to Visit Hummanaya- blow hole.

About a 20-minute trek along newly built shallow steps brings you to the spot. All along the way little kiosks sell cool drinks and the fresh catch of the area – fish! The batter fried preparation of different kinds of fish, was delicious. Even from far away, one can hear the sounds of the blow hole. There are intermittent periods of silence and then there are sounds similar to the faraway rumbles of thunder – “Ho-ho-ho”. This is when the pressure builds up. Then after a while one hears the delightful sound of the spray as it hisses high up-almost 120 feet into the sky at times.

Spend the evening at leisure in the hotel.

Dinner & Overnight stay in Ranna 212 Tangalle

 


Day 07

Tangalle

After breakfast visit Mulkirigala Viharaya.

The Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya is situated at Mulkirigala in the district of Hambantota. That is 21 km from Tangalle. So we’ll call this temple as Little Sigiriya at Mulkirigala. Let’s start the journey to Mulkirigala.As the name implies, it is a rock temple that consists of a series of rock temples carved out of the face of a huge rock outcrop, during the second century B.C. In the last Heritage Splendour page, we featured the Ridi Viharaya. If you compare these two temples, you may see that there are similarities between Ridi Viharayaand Mulkirigala.

Dinner & Overnight stay in Ranna 212 at Tangalle.

 


DAY 07

Tangalle

After breakfast visit Mulkirigala Viharaya.

The Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya is situated at Mulkirigala in the district of Hambantota. That is 21 km from Tangalle. So we’ll call this temple as Little Sigiriya at Mulkirigala. Let’s start the journey to Mulkirigala.As the name implies, it is a rock temple that consists of a series of rock temples carved out of the face of a huge rock outcrop, during the second century B.C. In the last Heritage Splendour page, we featured the Ridi Viharaya. If you compare these two temples, you may see that there are similarities between Ridi Viharayaand Mulkirigala.

Dinner & Overnight stay in Ranna 212 at Tangalle.

Day 08

TANGALLE

 


Day 09

TANGALLE / AIRPORT  (Approx. 06 hours drive – about 245 KM )

Then transfer to the airport for departure.


 


Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa is the place to party on the southwestern coast of the island, with a great nightlife and a beautiful coral-fringed ocean. 

Read more

Negombo

The fishing town of Negumbo on the western coast of Sri Lanka is a city under modernization, but has still retained some of its quaint roots. Its proximity to the country’s international airport is also a huge plus.  

Read more

Dolphin & Whale Watching

A mesmerizing sight…..see the dolphins flip into the air as the golden sun sparkles off their fins, or see the magnificent whales that pass by the southern seas of Sri Lanka in the course of migration. Sit comfortably in a fishing trawler as these awesome sights come your way without reserve.

Read more

Surfing

Make your way to the southwestern or eastern coasts of Sri Lanka where the waves are perfect for surfing. Ride the waves with confidence as you leave your cares behind with the support of professional instructors and guides.

Read more

Diving

Let the vivid colors of the world beneath the Indian Ocean draw you to an adventure unlike any other. Explore the corals that line the southwestern coast and swim alongside the shoals of fish that find their home in this pristine habitat. Take a close look in to the magical aquamarine life underneath the exquisite Indian Ocean. 

Read more