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Mirissa, Yala & Singharaja

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Product Code : SLT007
Duration : 8 Days
Tour Type : Luxury Coach Van or Car
Language : English / Sinhalese
7 Nights From
US$ 1,890.00
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Details

  • 8 days / 7 Nights
  • 4 or 5-Star Accommodation.
  • Full Breakfast.
  • Full Buffet Dinner.
  • English-Speaking Tour Guides.
  • Twin Share or Double.
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off.
  • IMPORTANT FACTS

  • Personal effects for windy/rainy/warm weather conditions should be carried.
  • Insect repellents, sun burn lotions etc, are recommended.
  • proper covering for your camera equipment in the ocean and in the rain forest is essential.
  • DAY 01

    You will be picked up from Colombo International Airport (CMB) on your arrival and transfer to the Palace Mirissa or similar hotel in Mirissa. After dinner you will have discussion session for identification of whales, their behavior and photography techniques that can be use in whale watching tour.

    DAY 02

    You will be served tea at 6.00 am and will reach the harbor for the whale watching tour. Tour will start around 7.00 am and will take up 3 ½ - 4 hours. However it will depend on sea condition and each days sighting. During the season strike rate for Blue whales are 100% and in addition there is a possibility of many different kinds of whales, dolphins and marine life. Breakfast will be arranged as a Picnic Breakfast to enjoy on the Whale Watching Trip. Boats have roof, seats, toilet facilities, life raft, life jacket, life rings and communication equipment Boat captain and crew have professional qualifications and more than four years sea experience.

    Provided boats will be specially design for tourism and it only use for tourist purpose and it will be registered as ships under (under Sri Lanka flag) Ministry of Ports and Aviation. (Merchant Shipping Division) During the Whale watching trip you will be provide mineral water .

    we are expect to be back in hotel around 12 noon. you will have lunch at hotel and will be heading to the Yala. It will be 4 hours drive as we might have stopovers on our way on photography interests and other needs. you will be check in to Ruhunu safari Lodge in late evening.

    DAY 03 & 04

    On each day you have to wake up early as 5.00 am in the morning. Wake up call will make sure it and Tea will be served. The jeep arrives at 5.30 am for the safari as the park opens at 6.00 am. It’s important to be inside the park and in some of the specific locations when the sun rises. Leopards will be our main concern. Safari will continue till 9.30 am. Breakfast will be served at the lodge when you returned. Between the safaris you can head to the beach and sand dune which is bordering the premises or possible to arrange visit to slattern or nearby lakes to bird watching/photography. This time will be good to watch waders.

    The lodge itself located in the buffer zone of the Yala national park. Therefore you can enjoy wild life even within the premises of the safari lodge. There were few recordings of elephant and even leopard visited the lodge few times. Around 1.00 pm lunch will be served and jeeps will arrive around 2.30 pm to pick you for the evening safari, which will be from 3.00 pm – 6.30 pm. You will leave the park mostly after sun set and on the way back there might be opportunity to have a look for the rusty spotted cat.

    Dinner will be served at any time convenient for the guests.

    Each day we will have a discussion about the day's experience and the plan for the next day. Usually you will have two safaris on each day at Yala National Park (YNP). You will be back to the hotel in between safaris for a break. but you have an option of spending one day inside the park from morning to dusk.. meals will be delivered to the park and this will give you more opportunity to feel the jungle & unexpected leopard sightings.

    DAY 05

    After breakfast you will be heading to Singharaja MBR. it will be 4-5 hours drive. we will be planning to reach there for late lunch. On your way you have an option of visiting Elephant transit Home at Udawalawe ( Ath Athuru Sevana), it was the first elephant rehabilitation project in the world, which create one heard out of orphan wild elephant calves and releasing back to the wild.

    You will be check in to the Martin's lodge Singharaja. You can trekking in to the Singharaja MBR to have bird sighting during the afternoon feeding sessions.

    Day 06

    After breakfast you will be trekking inside the Singharaja MBR. Main aim of the day will be catching some bird waves in the early morning and late afternoon. Mid of the day you will go across different elevations and the primary forest of the MBR.

    DAY 07

    You will be transferred in to the CMB for your departure flight.

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