Galle has always been an important trading harbour. As far back as 1400BC traders from Asia, Europe and the Middle East have come to the city to trade.......read more...
Whale watching (early morning start, half day) Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday. In the warm Indian ocean you can see Blue whales, Bryde´s whales, Sperm whales, Fin whales, sometimes Killer whales, and Common dolphins, Bottlenose dolphins, Spinner dolphins, Risso's dolphins and Striped dolphins. Sometimes you can see turtles and various fish species, for example Bluefin tuna and flying fish. Season starts in November and ends in April.
Visit a tea plantation (half day) Handunugoda Estate is the only tea estate situated in the coastal belt of Sri Lanka specializing in the artisanal manufacturing of ‘virgin white tea’ and is one of the handful of estates in Sri Lanka exporting high quality luxury teas to global markets.Guided tea plantation visit followed by a tea appreciation program is offered to all visitors at No Cost, and at the end the guests are treated to a complimentary luscious cake and a pot of tea at the proprietor’s bungalow.
Cycling, discover the lush countryside. The bike routes pass lush green paddy fields, electric blue kingfishers, brilliant white egrets, big black buffalo, inland lakes, tea hills, cinnamon fields and the ever smiling and vibrant local village life. Half day.