Swimming with blue whales and sperm whales. Elephant and leopard safari.
Sri Lanka coastal waters are teeming with 26 species of cetaceans. The main aim of our Sri Lanka expedition is to swim with the most impressive of them: blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, and sperm whale, the largest carnivore. Every spring, blue whales enter the warm waters of Sri Lanka, while sperm whales dwell here all year round.
Just imagine this encounter - you enter the water from the boat and find yourself eye-to-eye with a leviathan size of an airplane, which slowly passes by you and dissapears in the big blue.
We might also meet several species of rorquals, killer whales, false killer whales, pilot whales and several species of dolphins. I will learn about them during the lecture "biology of cetaceans" the will be holded by our marine biologist.
We are also going to visit the most interesting tourist destinations of eastern Sri Lanka, explore two national parks in search of wild elephants, leopards and other representatives of Sri Lankan fauna, snorkel on the majestic reefs of Pigeon island, drive around the island to witness the most significant local attractions: the temple of Velgam Vehera, the ancient city of Anuradhapura and the picturesque plateau of Sigirya.
If that is not enough, we also bring with us our freediving instructor who can help you to develop your skills if you want so.
Meeting in Colombo airport. Transfer to Trincomalee (5 hours). Checking into the hotel.
Walking around Trincomalee. Snorkeling and freediving traning on in the ocean.
Snorkeling with whales at the ocean. Lecture about cetaceans.
Snorleling with whales at the ocean. Visiting Velgam Vehera temple and hot springs.
Visiting the ancient city of Anuradhapuraand and Willpatu National Park in search for leopards and other animals.
Snorkeling with sharks and sea turtles near the reefs of Pigeon island.
Snorkeling with whales at the ocean. Kaudulla National park safari in search for wild elephants and other animals.
Snorkeling with whales at the ocean. Trekking in Sigirya plateau.
Relax day at the beach.
Extra weather day.
Transfer to Colombo and flight home.
The programme may be adjusted due to the weather conditions.
1 300 euro per person - accomodation in comfotable guesthouse.
from 1 400 euro per person - accomodation in comfortable guesthouse with air conditioning.
from 1 700 euro per person - accomodation in 5 star hotel.
Dates: April 29 - May 06 / May 07 - 14 / May 15 - 22, 2018