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Gateway to the Beaches - 7 Days - Backpackit

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Hang out at the beach in hammocks; look for traces from turtles in the early mornings, and fragile purple seashells. Then you are off to a colonial place, to see the mighty blue whales before you head back to bustling Colombo. On your journey, stay in places with personality. Explore with drivers that are proud, yet easy going. Welcome to laidback Sri Lanka!

Included: Meals: Breakfast all mornings.
Accommodation: 6 nights stay at hotels on bed & breakfast basis.
Transport: Private transfer as per itinerary. Train from Colombo to Matara
Driver: Driver who speaks limited basic English.
Others/Activities: Whale watching trip. One hour acupressure massage.

There is no overall guide on the tour, but a driver who speaks basic English.
There may be English Speaking tour guides on the pre-organized day tours (only) according to itinerary.
Not included: · Meals except breakfast at hotels.
· Drinks and beverages.
· Entrance fee to the monuments
· Tips and Donations,
· Travel Insurance (compulsory)
All other expenses not stated as included in the above.

· Discover the unexplored beaches of Sri Lanka.
· Get closer and say hello to grand blue whales.
· Experience the colourful and easy-going life in Sri Lanka, yet don’t miss the bustling and colourful cities.
· Beautiful local train ride and car with private driver as per itinerary giving you the freedom and flexibility to make your transportation an exploration.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Colombo

    Arrive in bustling, shaky, colorful Colombo, with all its red and green tuk-tuks, trees with canopies shading the roads below, small cricket fields and food stalls. Transfer to a small but unique hotel in Colombo 7. Over night at hotel.

  • Day 2: Colombo to Matara to Tangalle/ Marakolliya

    After breakfast leave for the train station. You will go by train from Colombo to an old Sri Lankan train station called Matara. It is around a 4 hours journey.
    Upon arrival drive to Tangalle. On the way stop for a meal in one of the cities. Before evening you will check in to a remote beach near to Tangalle for a relaxing evening. After dinner get barefooted, and stroll the beach, have a night dip and if it is close to full moon you could be lucky to see a turtle come to shore to lay eggs.
    Over night at hotel

  • Day 3: Tangalle/ Marakolliya

    Start late and relax for the whole day. You may visit the near by Turtle breeding farms if you want to know about the process from the different breeds to the process of laying eggs and the full life cycle of turtles.
    Over night at hotel/resort.

  • Day 04: Tangalle/ Marakolliya

    Free day on the beach. Hang out in the hammocks. Swim. Explore the stunning remote beach.
    Overnight at hotel/resort.

  • Day 05 – Tangalle to Mirrisa

    Start easy and drive to Mirrisa. You will stopover in Tangalle town where you might get your early lunch if you choose not to have lunch at the resort.
    Later drive to the Buddha temple Wewurukannala Vihara for a magnificent description of the consequences of the good or bad deeds. A corny, unique though also beautiful slow and laid back Buddhist temple. Here sits a 50 meters high Buddha figure – the largest in Sri lanka.
    Later reach Mirissa at around 16:00. After check in relax in the garden or go to the beach to enjoy a magnificent sunset.
    Over night at the hotel.

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1 child up to 5 years of age is free of charge if sharing bed with parents. For children aged 06 to 11 years - Extra bed will be provided for 50% of the adult price Children aged 12 years and above will be treated as adult.


Stay in room with aircon at hotel on bed & breakfast basis


· Private vehicle/car for the transfer

· Train


Sri Lanka has now become a round the year destination, however the climate varies from city to city.
Beaches in South gets most of the rain in April, May and Oct, Nov

Ekstra information

Colombo, Tangalle, Marakolia, Mirrissa