Mirissa is famous for its sands and waves, but there's far more beneath the surface: an incredible array of sea mammals can be found off its coast. Join a whale and dolphin watching boat in seeking out some of the species that frequent Sri Lanka's waters and watch them swim and play in their natural habitat. Out in the waters, you might be able to spot the largest animal in the world: the blue whale. You may also see massive Bryde's whales, long sperm whales with their calves, spearlike Fin whales, and the intimidating Orca, or killer whales.
Originally constructed to provide refuge for displaced wild animals by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir, the National Park serves as a sanctuary where the animals repopulate and reintegrate the ecosystem. Today, around 250 herds of Sri Lankan elephants dominate the place like their home. Relatively hard to see in its open habitat, these elephants freely roam the vicinity of the park, especially near the reservoir. A number of wild buffalos, spotted deer, and giant squirrels also live peacefully inside the protected area. The park’s lack of dense vegetation in its vast landscape makes it an ideal spot to watch the wildlife go with their daily routines. Explore the majestic scenery of Udawalawe that can rival similar safari tours in Africa with the convenience of traveling only by two hours from your hotel in Mirissa.
Embark on this amazing safari experience in Sri Lanka's Yala National Park! Depending on your preferred scheduled time, a sumptuous breakfast or afternoon snack will be provided before you begin your journey. Perfect for wildlife photography enthusiasts, solo travelers, and families, the five-hour exploration will bring you up close to the country's well preserved natural treasures. Watch the mighty elephants roam around with cautious deer scampering by their side. See crocodiles, and even bears! The most exciting part of the entire trip would be your visit to the natural habitats of Sri Lankan Leopards, the lord of the Jungle!
Make sure your trip to Sri Lanka starts and concludes on a relaxed note with a convenient private airport transfer. Climb into the comfort of a private, air-conditioned modern vehicle upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. From here, just let your professional English-speaking driver whisk you away to your destination, either to your accommodations in Mirissa or Matara. Choose between two vehicle options: a car for a party of up to three people and a mini van for a group of up to seven people.
Trek and hike through the Shiharaja Forest Reserve with the aid of an experienced hiking guide on this 12 hour experience. The forest's name translates into “Lion Kingdom”, and its 11,187 hectares is currently referred to as a UNESCO World Heritage site for the immense biodiversity within it. You will be picked up at your Mirissa hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle, then you can enjoy a scenic 3-4 hour drive to the forest. The adventure begins as soon as you reach Deniyaya entrance, the starting point of the trek to Sinharaja. From here, you'll walk through dense trees and lush greenery on your way. Marvel at the vibrant flowers and vegetation, as well as all of the wild animals that you're sure to come across. This area has been famous for biologists for a reason: so many species of animals and types of plants can be seen here. Elephants, leopards, as well as the purple-faced langur monkey that has been a subject of fascination for years, all can be found in the forest. There are also numerous avian species, enough to bring joy to any bird watcher - from the Red-Faced Malkoha to the loud Orange-Billed Babbler. Keep a close eye on the forest floor as you might see the Hump-Nosed Viper and Green Pit Viper, and a myriad of tree frogs, butterflies, and birdwings. You can spend some time basking in the serenity and peacefulness of this isolated area as you reach the waterfall for a swim as the sounds of animals echo around you. Then, you make your way back down to Deniyaya and head back home, bringing with you the unforgettable memories of the forest's flora and fauna.
Make your way around Mirissa while riding in a private, air-conditioned car charter that provides easy, comfortable, and convenient transportation. Make your own itinerary and travel all of your destinations without difficulty, allowing you to choose the route that you want. Select the time option that suits you best, with services for a 4, 8, or 12 hour charter. Maximize your time in the city of Mirissa, make the most of each stop since you won't have to worry about transportation!
Explore Mirissa, an idyllic town on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. This beautiful area is well known for its strip of fine, sandy beaches as surf pounds in from the blue sea. The best way to tour this mostly beach-covered area is via a fun scooter ride, with the wind blowing from the ocean. This scooter tour takes you on just that, with options for a full day or a half day tour. While riding on the scooter, aided by an English speaking guide, you can head to some of the town's most famous spots.
There's nothing quite as luxurious and romantic as a private cruise to see the sunset out in the sea. Go on a three-hour cruise off the shores of Mirissa and enjoy your time over the shimmering waters of the region. In the golden hours, you are free to swim, snorkel, or do some stand-up paddleboarding out at sea before you return to the boat to enjoy some hors-d'oeuvres and a cocktail. Relax as you watch the golden sun setting over the horizon, creating a dazzling view.