Experiences around Last House
TANGALLE MARKET AND HARBOUR
The market is central to the city, brimming with fresh, local produce and people which only gets you closer to the community. Pair it with a visit to the colourful harbourside, one of the hubs of fresh fish distribution to the whole of the Islands hive of activity especially in the earlier hours
WATCHING DOLPHINS AND WHALES
Boat trips depart from Mirissa which is just 45 minutes away. Sri Lanka’s southern ocean is one of the world’s top three locations to view blue whales – alongside humpback and sperm whales, plus friendly dolphins – which feed on the rich Indian Ocean
GALLE FORT FOR THE DAY
The Galle Fort exudes charm and a history going back to the 16th century Portuguese,and is a world-renowned UNEXCO heritage site.Enclosed by iconic ramparts enjoyed by both the locals and tourists, it is home to a multi-ethnic population and is filled with boutiques, hotels, and eateries.
SURFS UP AT HIRIKETIYA
Highlighted by Conde Nast, this small horse-shoe bay with surf waves almost all the year round.Jungle meets golden sand alongside hip cafes, bars and surf shops all of which would not look out of place on many coastlines around the more travelled world.A great day out.
ELEPHANTS AT UDAWALAWE SANCTUARY
Covering about 30,000 hectares, the national park was set up as a wildlife preservation plan with the construction of the nearby reservoir.Most famous for its concentration of elephants, it boasts an array of other mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians – all within reach for a day trip.
4TH CENTURY CAVE TEMPLES
A short trip away, the Mulkirigala Caves boast a remarkable temple and monastery carved out of a large and sheer rock formation, constructed around 300 AD by King Saddhatissa. The serenity, architecture and intricate, ancient paintings are best enjoyed earlier and later in the day
BUNDALA BIRD SANCTUARY
Highlighted by Forbes as “one of the best safari destinations outside Africa”, Bundala is also a wetland of international importance to biodiversity. The park is home to over 200 species of both endemic and migratory birds in a beautiful untouched natural environment