3-Day Tour Itinerary for Sri Lanka: Mirissa, Weligama, Colombo

3-Day Tour Packages of Sri Lanka, Mirissa, Weligama, Colombo

Day 1: Arrival in Colombo and Transfer to Mirissa

Morning:

  • Arrival in Colombo: Land at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. Ensure you have your transport arranged for the journey to Mirissa.
  • Transfer to Mirissa: It’s approximately a 2.5 to 3-hour drive from Colombo to Mirissa. Enjoy the scenic drive along the southern expressway.

Afternoon:

  • Check-in at Hotel in Mirissa: Settle into your accommodation and freshen up.
  • Lunch: Enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan meal at a local restaurant or at your hotel.

Evening:

  • Mirissa Beach: Spend a relaxing afternoon at Mirissa Beach. Swim, sunbathe, or enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the beachside cafes.
  • Whale Watching Tour: (Optional) Depending on your arrival time, you can book an evening whale watching tour. Otherwise, plan this for the next morning.
  • Dinner: Dine at a beachfront restaurant. Try some fresh seafood, which Mirissa is famous for.

Day 2: Mirissa to Weligama

Morning:

  • Whale Watching: If not done the previous day, take an early morning whale watching tour. This usually starts around 6:00 AM and lasts for about 3-4 hours.
  • Breakfast: Post tour, have a hearty breakfast at a local café or back at your hotel.

Mid-Morning:

  • Explore Mirissa: Visit the Parrot Rock Bridge and take in the panoramic views of the coastline. You can also explore the Secret Beach, a hidden gem in Mirissa.
  • Transfer to Weligama: It’s a short 15-minute drive from Mirissa to Weligama.

Afternoon:

  • Check-in at Hotel in Weligama: Freshen up and relax.
  • Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant or at your hotel.

Evening:

  • Surfing in Weligama: Weligama is known for its surfing spots, especially for beginners. Rent a board and take a surfing lesson.
  • Explore Weligama Town: Walk around the town, visit the local markets, and interact with the locals.
  • Dinner: Enjoy a beachfront dinner. Try traditional Sri Lankan curry or seafood dishes.

Day 3: Weligama to Colombo

Morning:

  • Breakfast: Start your day with breakfast at your hotel.
  • Visit Weligama Fish Market: Experience the bustling fish market and see the local fishermen at work.
  • Transfer to Colombo: Depart for Colombo, which is about a 2.5 to 3-hour drive.

Afternoon:

  • Check-in at Hotel in Colombo: Freshen up and have lunch at your hotel or a nearby restaurant.
  • Colombo City Tour: Visit key attractions such as the Gangaramaya Temple, Independence Square, and the Viharamahadevi Park.

Evening:

  • Shopping: Explore Pettah Market or visit shopping malls like Odel, House of Fashion, or Colombo City Centre.
  • Galle Face Green: Head to Galle Face Green for a relaxing evening. Enjoy the sunset and try local street food.
  • Dinner: Dine at a restaurant in Colombo. Options include Ministry of Crab for seafood lovers, or Nuga Gama for a traditional Sri Lankan dining experience.

Night:

  • Relax at Hotel: If time permits, unwind at your hotel or explore Colombo’s nightlife before heading back to the airport or retiring for the night.

Tips

  • Transportation: Hiring a private car with a driver can make your travel more comfortable and flexible.
  • Weather: Be prepared for tropical weather; pack sunscreen, hats, and light clothing.
  • Local Customs: Respect local customs, especially when visiting temples and religious sites.

Enjoy your trip to Sri Lanka!

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