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Excursions

Sri Lanka has a vast diversity of attractions and activities to offer, and from the Lantern there are many choices to suit all types of travellers.

Enquire with us to help you plan your excursions. We work with only reputable partners to create and craft an experience we hope you will remember and keep with you on your own journey.

Some of the more popular destinations are listed below.

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Whale & dolphin watching

Mirissa

Time to reach the location - 5 minutes

Engage with whales and dolphins in the vast blue waters of the warm indian ocean. Spot a variety of mammals including blue whales, bryde´s whales, sperm whales, fin whales, killer whales and bottlenose dolphins.

Whale & dolphin watching

Whale watching

Welligama

Time to reach the location - 10 minutes

Wander around the picturesque weligama bay, with its charming village atmosphere and dive amongst its expansive shallow reefs, undersea rock formations, and an array of marine life that will blow your senses.

Whale watching

White Tea Plantation

Hansungoda

Time to reach the location - 25 minutes

Drive through the crafted beauty of the hills and valleys of the tea estates of the award-winning handungoda, a 200 acre property, comprising of tea, rubber, cinnamon, pepper and coconut plantations. Enjoy the charming tour of the tea factory, which is now is a living and working museum.

White Tea Plantation

Turtle Farm & Hatchery

Habaraduwa

Time to reach the location - 25 minutes

Enjoy a hands on experience to handle and release the turtles in the popular sea turtle hatchery in habaraduwa, a non-profitable organization which has been saving hundreds of thousands of sea turtles to the ocean since 1986.

Turtle Farm & Hatchery

Lake Boat Safari

Koggala

Time to reach the location - 30 minutes

Discover the peace and serenity of beautiful waterways surrounded by nature on a gentle boat ride through the koggala lake. Spot birds like purple and grey herons, majestic white-bellied sea eagles, pompadour green pigeons, and parakeets on your journey, as well as explore nearby islands like the monkey island, bird island, temple island and cinnamon island.

Lake Boat Safari

Galle Dutch Fort

Galle

Time to reach the location - 30 minutes

Meander the old town streets of galle fort, the unesco world heritage site, first built by the portuguese in 1588, and well known for its gems, antique stores and handicraft shops and cafes. A further 5 minute drive up the coast takes you to the renowned architect, geoffrey bawa’ lighthouse hotel.

Galle Dutch Fort

Hummanya “Blow Hole”

Dickwella

Time to reach the location - 30 minutes

Spend a day exploring the second largest in the league of blow holes, whose gushing sea water shoots up to 25m. Spend the rest of the afternoon strolling around the nearby quaint dickwella town, filled with cafes and restaurants, and take photos of its largest sitting buddha statue in sri lanka.

Hummanya “Blow Hole”

Kanneliya-Dedyagala-Nakiyadeiya Rainforest

Weligama

Time to reach the location - 60 minutes

Enter the beautiful kdn rainforest, one of the last remaining rainforest in sri lanka, designated by unesco as a biosphere reserve in 2004. Hike amongst flora and fauna endemic to sri lanka, including a variety of birds, mammals, fish, reptile, flowers and rare plants found throughout the mountain’s impressive ranges and valleys.

Kanneliya-Dedyagala-Nakiyadeiya Rainforest

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe

Time to reach the location - 90 minutes

Be immersed in the uda walawe national park, centred on the 308-sq-km uda walawe reservoir, where sensational herds of elephants, wild buffalo, sambar deer and leopards roam free.

Udawalawe National Park

Yala National Park

Yala

Time to reach the location - 90 minutes

Enter the amazing yala national park on the south east coast, the second largest and most visited wildlife park in sri lanka, designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900. Spend a full day trekking amidst over 215 bird species and over 44 mammals, including the more prominently known leopards, elephants, sloth bears, buffalo, crocodiles, deer hornbills, pelicans, and a plethora of bird life.

Yala National Park

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