Dolphins and a Mangrove Lagoon

Kalpitiya 3-Day Dolphin & Wildlife Tour - Sri Lanka

Prices from £325 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


Suitable for families

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Known for its peaceful beaches and wildlife-rich lagoon, Kalpitiya is a nature lover's paradise. During your time here you'll head out onto the lagoon by boat, taking in the the lush greenery, surrounding mangroves and colourful birdlife. You'll be sleeping next to an idyllic beach on Sri Lanka's western coast, and on day 2 you'll wake early to head out dolphin-spotting around Dutch Bay.

What's included

  • Transport with private driver
  • Kalpitiya Lagoon boat trip
  • Dolphin-watching trip
  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Arrival in Kalpitiya & Lagoon Boat Trip

Today you’ll travel to Kalpitiya, located on Dutch Bay. Once checked into your beach hotel, you’ll head out on an afternoon boat trip to Kalpitiya Lagoon. The second largest lagoon in Sri Lanka, it’s truly picturesque and covered in lush greenery and mangrove forests. If you’re into bird-watching keep your eyes peeled as there are a few unique species to be spotted here. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel ready for a relaxing afternoon and evening by the beach.

boat trip

Kalpitiya - Dolphin Spotting

If it’s dolphin season (Nov-Apr) then this morning you’ll have an early start as you head out dolphin-watching. Kalpitiya is the best place to see dolphins in Sri Lanka and you’re extremely likely to spot them here, and you may even spot a whale if you’re really lucky! Afterwards, you can spend the day relaxing by the beach with a good book and recharging your batteries, or perhaps even visit one of the kite-surfing schools if you’re feeling active.

Kalpitiya - Dolphin Spotting

Departure from Kalpitiya

Depending on what time you need to leave today, you might choose to spend this morning relaxing in a hammock or taking a splash in the sea. When it’s time to head off, you’ll pack up and hop into the car with your driver who will take you to your next destination. Or, if you’d like to extend your time here just let us know.

Departure from Kalpitiya
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“There’s nowhere like Sri Lanka. Having travelled all over the country, it wasn’t long before I fell completely in love with its beaches, tea hills, wild rainforest and national parks. Oh, and did I mention the spicy curries? They knocked my socks off!”

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