Whale of a time in Sri Lanka
Whale of a time in Sri Lanka


A Whale of a Time


Observe the largest land and sea mammals of the island – the elephant and the blue whale.

The best time to go whale watching in Mirissa is from November to April. The ocean is calm and whales migrate from the southern hemisphare to the northern hemisphere. Therefore we are glad to promote this pachyderm-friendly package with a validity until 30th April 2023 along with special hotel rates.


Day 01: Airport – Dambulla   

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a representative of ICS and directly transferred to Dambulla. (approx. 4hrs driving time to Dambulla). Check-in and leisure time.

Dinner & Overnight stay at the Jetwing Lake, Dambulla (or similar)

Day 02: Dambulla – Sigiriya – Minneriya National Park – Dambulla

After breakfast at the hotel visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a World Heritage Site and the 5th century ‘Fortress in the Sky’. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the palace on the summit of the 600-foot-high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the royal palace along with water tanks and guardhouses. On one of the stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting has survived in the form of frescoes of 21 life-sized damsels in all the freshness and delicacy of their original colour.

Afterwards enjoy a 4 X 4 jeep safari through Minneriya National Park famous for its large population of elephants in herds of 100 to 150. There are about 300 wild elephants, wild buffaloes, wild boar, spotted deer, sloth bear, sambhur, crocodiles, jackals, nine kinds of amphibians, 25 kinds of reptiles and 160 species of birds.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Jetwing Lake, Dambulla (or similar)

Day 03: Dambulla – Galle  

Breakfast at the hotel and time at leisure. In the afternoon we will leave for Galle (approx. 4 ½hrs driving time). Check-in and leisure time.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Jetwing Lighthouse Galle (or similar)

Whale of a time Sri Lanka

Day 04: Galle

Early morning transfer to the Mirissa harbour for a boat trip to spot whales and dolphins. Five types of whales (blue whale, bryde’s whale, sperm whale, killer whale & pilot whale) and four kinds of dolphins (spinner dolphin, bottle nose dolphin, stripped dolphin, Risso’s dolphin) have been spotted in this location.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Jetwing Lighthouse Galle (or similar)

Day 05: Galle

Breakfast at the hotel, before enjoying an exciting lagoon and village cycling tour. We get off the beaten track with an easy 12 km (7.5 miles) ride for around 2.5 to 3 hours (or more) depending on how comfortable you are and how fast you wish to cycle. The tour stays primarily on dirt and gravel tracks and takes us past local industries, lagoon and mangroves, fauna and flora. There is the chance to meet local people and witness the process of catching crabs.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Jetwing Lighthouse Galle (or similar)

Day 06: Galle – Airport 

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.

Based on 02 Adults Travelling:

USD 869 NET per person sharing a DBL room on HB basis (excluding airfare)

Booking Window: 15th Feb 2023 to 30th Apr 2023
Travelling Period: 15th Feb to 30th Apr 2023