The Peninsula Experience

Bask in the glorious sunshine on the pristine shores of Kalpitiya and treat yourself to delightful beach holidays in Sri Lanka. Kalpitiya is special for its quiet beaches, beautiful lagoons, quaint and historic fishing village, sightings of dolphins and large pods of blue and sperm whales.

dayLocation/RoutedurationOvernight
Day 01Airport to KalpitiyaThree nights in KalpitiyaValue: Dolphin Beach Hotel
Signature: Kodev
Day 02KalpitiyaSecond night in KalpitiyaValue: Dolphin Beach Hotel
Signature: Kodev
Day 03KalpitiyaLast night in KalpitiyaValue: Dolphin Beach Hotel
Signature: Kodev
Day 04Departure
Golden beaches

Needless to say, one of the prime features of the island, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, are its beaches of golden sand that surround the island and have gained popularity over the years with visitors. These include the beaches of Negombo, Hikkaduwa, Pasikudah, Weligama, Mirissa and Tangalle.

Whale Watching by Boat

Did you know? The waters off Sri Lanka’s south and west coasts are along the annual migration route of the Humpback, Sperm and colossal Blue Whale. Towns such as Mirissa, where our excursion begins, are considered global hotspots for whale sightings. The best time to catch a glimpse of these gentle giants of the sea is between December and March.

Set off on your whale watching adventure at 06:00am in the morning with a snack of a selection of nibbles and beverages while you scan the waters for your prize. Keep an eye out for playful Spinner Dolphins, a common sight. You will be out at sea for around four to five hours. An onboard washroom will be available for your use.

Day 01
AIRPORT TO KALPITIYA

Ayubowan! A warm welcome to our Island Nation!!!

On arrival at the Colombo Airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in Kalpitiya (approx. three hours’ drive).

Overnight in Kalpitiya

Day 02
KALPITIYA
Kalpitiyax
Bordered by the pristine beaches on one side and the murky waters of the lagoon on the other, Kalpitiya is a town famous for kite surfing and whale watching. Dotted with mangrove swamps and bar reefs, it’s the ideal place to head to, to catch a glimpse of dolphins playing around in the ocean waters!
Evening at leisure! Overnight in Kalpitiya
Day 03
KALPITIYA

You may choose to spend your day at leisure or select any of the excursions on offer.

The sandy beaches, the crashing of waves, the cool breeze and sway of the palm trees - natural therapy this tropical island has to offer! Indulge in a spa or Ayurveda treatment! Sip a cup of world famous Ceylon Tea (an excellent anti-oxidant) or enjoy a glorious sunset on this stretch of coastline.

Your guide is available should you need to explore this unspoilt area!

Overnight in Kalpitiya

Day 04
DEPARTURE

Depending on your time of departure, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward destination.

If time permits, we recommend an optional tour of the coastal town of Negombo en route to the airport.

Safe journey!

Add on

  • Dolphin & Whale Watching
  • Kite Surfing
  • Water Sports
  • Fishing
  • Snorkelling
  • Wilpattu National Park
  • Bar Reef
  • St. Anne's Church
  • Bird Watching
  • Lagoon Tour
  • Tour of Negombo Fishing Village

 

Entrance Fees & Miscellaneous

Cost per person in USD

Whale Watching $40.00
Wilpattu Safari $25.00
Wilpattu Safari - Jeep Fee $50.00
Lagoon Tour $40.00
Bird Watching $55.00

What to Pack!

  • Socks – as footwear must be removed when visiting places of worship. You could be walking on heated paving, gravel or cement. Also, shoulders and knees should be covered.
  • Footwear – choose comfy shoes - sneakers, sandals or similar.
  • Shawl – to cover your shoulders or dress up!
  • A sweater or light jacket if you plan to visit the Hill Country.
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, travel umbrella or lightweight raincoat.

Cancellation & payment policy:

  • 100% cancellation
  • 50% payment upon tour confirmation.
  • Balance payment prior to arrival

Notes:

  • The quote is subject to room availability and price fluctuations prior to booking.
  • The quote is based on settlement by cash. If the settlement is by credit card, a bank service fee of 2% -2.5% applies.
  • All drive times are approximate and subject to road conditions
  • Alcohol is not served on “poya days” (full moon) and other days prohibited by the Government.
  • The standard check-in time is 14:00 at hotels.
  • The standard check-out time is 11:00 from hotels.
  • Gratuity: tour guides & drivers are tipped at the end of the tour.
  • Online visa application link: http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/
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