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Day trips from Unavatuna

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Day trips from Unavatuna

Have read things to see and do in Una, detail.

However, looking for advice on a couple of day trips from Una.

Our trip itinerary is as follows

Jan 11: Arr Colombo 4 pm. Dep for Unavatuna from airport by car.

Jan 15: Dep Una for Kandy

Jan 16: Dep Kandy for Sigiriya

Jan 17: Dep Sigiriya for Anuradhapura

Jan 18: Dep Anuradhapura for Colombo

Jan 20: Dep Colombo

Appreciate your help. Thanks

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1. Re: Day trips from Unavatuna

Well better if you filter a bit what interests you from this list (sections South of Colombo and South coast)

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29396…

then we can supply more detail, like travel times and modes of transport...

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Day trips from Unavatuna

Our hotel, Sayura Beach hotel, already has a private beach, however, what do you think of a trip to Merissa or Galle? I'm very interested in Yala national park. Is that doable?

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3. Re: Day trips from Unavatuna

Well if you read the link it explicitly tells that Yala and UW parks are too far for daytrips; transfers at least 2 x 4 hours and safari times 6-9 AM or 15-18 PM. Yes Galle is Obvious, maybe also Mirissa for whalewatch (starts 7 AM).

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4. Re: Day trips from Unavatuna

Thank you so much! Yes. I think Galle fort, lighthouse and harbour and the church will make for a good day out. We can also take a peek at the cricket stadium and visit the museum. That sounds quite easy.

Would love to go for whale watching. How far is mirissa from Una? We have a car and driver.

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5. Re: Day trips from Unavatuna

Around 45 mins, so that's 6 AM leave for the sailings at 7 AM.

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6. Re: Day trips from Unavatuna

Thank you once again. Great idea to do the whale watching.What else can we do while we're there or anything we can do on the way back to Una?

Edited: 05 January 2018, 23:24
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7. Re: Day trips from Unavatuna

Again see the list given, locate each thing that interests you on the map and then plan routes. E.g. Koggala lagoon boating and turtle hatchery come to mind...

<Erik>

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8. Re: Day trips from Unavatuna

Sayura doesn't have a private beach but it is in a lovely spot. It is also a couple of kms away from Unawatuna so you might also want to add a trip to the main beach and village in unawatuna to your list. It will cost you about 300rps in tuk tuk.

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9. Re: Day trips from Unavatuna

Thank you Erik, Sandya and Ms Lulu. Great help!

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10. Re: Day trips from Unavatuna

Other places of interest that are easily reached from Unawatuna by car,

Martara, nice beach, and quaint town.

Dondra lighthouse - southernmost point in Sri Lanka, beautiful bay.

Veherahena - important Buddhist temple

Mulkirigala rock temple - a very important and ancient Buddhist temple.

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