Kalpititya, A place to explore Sri Lanka's Village life, Scuba Divinf, Snorkelling and 4WD Safari Tours in Sri Lanka



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: “Dance with Dolphins” Whale Watching & Camping Expedition!
: 1 – 3 Nights
Day 1 - Arrival at Kalpitiya

Arrival at the Campsite in Kalpitiya for lunch.

Despite its natural beauty, the western peninsular area of KALPITIYA in the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka is remarkably untouched by tourism.  But for those lucky enough to visit, there is a multitude of things to see and do!  With the small close-knit fishing community dominating the lives of the local people, visitors can get a real insight into the working life away from the city.  After watching the night fishing boats return in the morning, a visit to one of the fish markets offers the opportunity to choose the evening meal direct from the fresh catch! 

ECO TEAM’S CAMPSITE is located in the beach near the small fishing village of Kandukkuliya on the west coast of the Puttalam district of Sri Lanka, approximately 6 km from Kalpitiya itself.  The Campsite is a true escape from modern-day civilization. The guests have to reach the campsite in a boat and can enjoy the romanticism on the unpolluted beach under a millions of stars.  Flaming torches light up the area from which guests can relax and marvel at the beautiful open starry skies whilst enjoying a hearty barbecue dinner of locally caught fresh fish!  A night at Campsite wouldn’t be complete without a walk along the deserted beach to look for the sea turtles that come ashore to lay eggs – an unforgettable experience that is not to be missed!

Enjoy the Sri Lankan Lunch at the campsite.

Evening at leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Campsite.

Day 2 - Dolphin Watching - Departure

Leave for a Whale & Dolphin Watching Trip after and early breakfast around 7.00am.

WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING: Sri Lanka is situated within the International Whaling Commission's protected zone in the Indian Ocean. Of the 80 species of cetaceans observed and identified worldwide, 26 are found in the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Whale and dolphin watching is a seasonal activity in Sri Lanka, available on the west coast in locations from KALPITIYA and along the SOUTH WEST COAST from November to March while the east coast off TRINCOMALEE is preferable from June to September.

Whale and Dolphin watching is a seasonal activity and sightings are certain on the west coast in locations from Kalpitiya which is a lesser known paradise within a paradise, its natural beauty, close knit fishing community, fresh sea food, provide interesting and varied possibilities for the visitor. Whale & dolphin watching tours are arranged by various organizers in Kalpitiya and the ideal season is November to March. Whale and dolphin sightings are additionally available in the western coastal cities of Alutgama, Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa & Dondra.

Whales seen include:-
Common Blue Whales , Bryde's Whales , Sperm Whales , Killer Whales , False Killer , Dwarf , Melon Headed Whales , Cuvier's Beaked Whales and if lucky, the elusive Indian Blue Whales.

Dolphins seen include:-
Spotted Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins, Fraser's Dolphins, Risso's Dolphins, Common Dolphins and the Bottlenose Dolphins

Back to the Campsite after the boat ride.
(If you are staying only 1 night, you will leave the campsite once you finish the Whale Watching Boat Trip)

Lunch at the Campsite.

Visit the Kalpitiya Town and fishing villages in the evening.

Visit the Dutch Fort that was constructed in 1676 on the spot where the Portuguese had a stockade and a Jesuit chapel. The Fort is located approx. 1 km from town’s entrance, at the extreme tip of the peninsular.  Roofless, but otherwise in reasonable condition, the fort is four-sided with two whole and two half bastions. The walls are about 4 meters high and inside are the remnants of the chapel, a commander's house, barrack rooms, a prison and several go downs.

Visit the local Dutch church (connected to the ort by an underground tunnel).   The church, called St. Peter’s Kerk lies about a half-mile west of the fort.  Although the church is Dutch in origin, it now displays the architecture of the British who rebuilt the church in 1840.

Back at the campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 03- Sand Dune Excursion in Kalpitiya

Breakfast at the Campsite.
(If you are staying only 2 nights, you will leave the campsite after the breakfast)

Morning at Leisure in the campsite.

Optional:  Scuba Diving & Snorkeling in Kalpitiya

For keen scuba divers and snorkellers, the largest coral reef in Sri Lanka ('Bar reef') is only an hour's boat trip from Kalpitiya. This beautiful reef is home to an incredible variety of tropical fish as well as offering sighting of manta rays, reef sharks and the occasional turtle!

Diving and Snorkelling are not possible during the southwest monsoon period (May to November). The best times are therefore between late November and early May. Transportation to dive/Snorkelling sites is by a fiber glass dinghy of 25 horse power engine. For the more serious divers who want more detailed information on the area, please refer to Nautical Map 1586 (Pamban to Cape Cormorin).

The underwater currents in the seas off Kalpitiya are generally not strong, but are influenced by small tide changes of two high water and two low water tides. The underwater temperature is approximately 75°F so no wetsuits are required (but thin wetsuits could be worn to protect from any bruising from the coral).

Lunch at the campsite.

We will leave for a 4 WD Adventure Ride along the Tip of the Kalpitiya Peninsula.
Another pleasant way of exploring the coastline, a 4WD jeep rides along the deserted sand dunes between the ocean and the lagoon offer a unique way of watching the colourful evening sunsets.

Back to the campsite.

BBQ dinner and overnight stay at the Campsite.

Day 04 - Departure

Leave for your next destination after the breakfast.

-End of the Programme-


Standard Camping

Number of Pax
Rate per person in US $

02 Pax
03 Pax
04 Pax
05 Pax 6 Pax & Above
1 night / 2 Days






2 nights / 3 Days






3 nights / 4 Days







Luxury Camping

Number of Pax
Rate per person in US $

02 Pax
03 Pax
04 Pax
05 Pax 6 Pax & Above
1 night / 2 Days






2 nights / 3 Days






3 nights / 4 Days






Optional:  Scuba Diving & Snorkeling in Kalpitiya

  Rate per person in US $

Snorkeling  (maximum 4 Pax)


01 Dive with equipment and boat


2 Dive package with equipment inclusive of boat




  • Camp Toilets and washing facilities with running water.
  • Spacious tents provided with all basic needs would be made up in the most pleasing manner [Raised beds /mattresses and linen].
  • Comfortable dining arrangements with tables and chairs.
  • Well stocked bar to purchase your drinks.
  • Chilled beverages will be available during the boat trip/ excursions.
  • Freshly prepared food and beverages would be served, as requested and any other needs would be attended to. [Full board operation]
  • Basic Ala-cart menu / fully illuminated site in the night / Uniformed experienced courteous & Friendly staff.


  • Personal toilets and washing facilities [Hot and Cold water]
  • Raised beds / Ultra spacious tents with “bed room” and “living open areas”
  • Fully furnished site.
  • Unlimited alcoholic non alcoholic beverages from a well stocked bar.
  • Unlimited Chilled beverages will be available during the boat trip/ excursions.
  • Special Lunch and Dinner settings in the camp / 7 course dinner menu / live cooking for breakfast / Staff in VIP uniforms with 3 years camping experience attending to every need.
  • Laptop & Digital camera charging facilities.


  • Accommodation in fully serviced movable campsite on the beach.
  • Meals on full board basis starting from lunch on day 01 till breakfast on day 04.(according to the length of stay)
  • Charges for Boats with safety jackets for Whale & Dolphin Watching.
  • Cost of the visit to the Kalpitiya Town and Fishing Villages.
  • Cost the Sand dune excursion.
  • All government taxes.



  • Transportation up to the Campsite.
  • Any additional beverages or food, which would be ordered extra.
  • Any tips to the staff.
  • Any personal effects not mentioned here.



  • Accommodation – 2/4 persons in an insect & waterproof tent
  • Hot meals will be prepared at the site by professional cooks.
  • Toilet facilities - toilet tent and pit. [Camping commodes]
  • Personal effects for Warm/Windy/Rainy conditions should be carried by clients.
  • Insect repellent, Sunburn lotion etc. are recommended.


Full payment with the confirmation.



  • 90 Days to 30 Days - 250 US $ Administrative fee or 10% of the tour fee whichever is higher.
  • 14 Days to 29 Days - 250 US $ admin fee will be charged and 50 % of the tour cost will be kept to be utilized for a future booking. Balance will be refunded. 
  • 8 Days to 13 Days - 250 US $ admin fee will be charged and 75 % of the tour cost will be kept to be utilized for a future booking. Balance will be refunded. 
  • Less than 7 days - 250 US $ admin fee will be charged and 100 % of the tour cost will be kept to be utilized for a future booking

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