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Turtle Watching Tour - Rekawa - Sri Lanka

: Turtle Watching Camp at Tangalle/Rekawa Beach
: 1 Night / 2 Days

Day 1 - Arrival at the Tangalle/Rekawa Camp/Hotel for lunch. Afternoon at leisure - chance to learn more about the Turtle Conservation Project. Evening turtle watching on beach (guests can choose to stay in the camp and then be woken up when staff have spotted turtles).

Day 2 - Departure after breakfast.

Day 1 - Arrival - Tangalle/Rekawa (FB)

Arrival at Tangalle/Rekawa Turtle Observation Camp.

Eco Team conducts 'Turtle Watch' programme on the Tangalle/Rekawa beach where visitors can observe the ancient ritual of turtles coming ashore and laying eggs. Five out of the seven species of marine turtles that are familiar (but endangered) come to nest in this part of the Sri Lankan coastline, making it an ideal location to marvel at one of nature's most fascinating processes!

Located very close to the Rekawa beach itself, the ECO TEAM TURTLE OBSERVATION CAMP is an ideal location to be based for Turtle Watching because the staff can do the waiting for you - waking you up when the turtles have arrived! Forget any ideas about cramped tents and sitting on the ground for meals - this is camping in style! The camp is set up prior to your arrival, transporting in comfortable tents, a fully equipped kitchen, chairs and tables, hammocks, flushable toilets, showers and even cold beer. In the evening you can enjoy a hearty barbecue meal in a magical setting - the whole area is lit up with traditional flame torches and a roaring campfire. So sit back, relax and let our experienced staff cater to your every need.

Lunch at the Campsite.

Evening at leisure and learn more about Turtles.

Late Evening ( 8.00pm ) turtle watching on beach (guests can choose to stay in the camp and then be woken up when staff have spotted turtles).


Five out of 7 species of marine turtles come ashore to nest in Sri Lanka. "Rekawa" is one of Sri Lanka 's most important marine turtle nesting places, where all 5 species come to nest throughout the year. Even though there isn't any guarantee that marine turtles come to nest every night, you will be guaranteed an exiting night time adventure on one of the world's most beautiful beaches.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Tangalle/Rekawa Beach Camp.


  • Arrival at the Tangalle/Rekawa camp for lunch.
  • After lunch till evening at leisure.
  • Late in the evening Turtle Watching at 8.00 pm . This may continue till 1.00am in the early morning.

Day 2 - Departure

Departure after breakfast.

- End of the Programme -


Number of Pax

2 Pax

Rate per person in US $



*** Discounted rates are available for 3 pax and above.


  • Campsite fees and all the rates applicable in the beach.
  • Accommodation in a camping tent with meals, on full board basis at Rekawa Beach .
  • Experienced guides awaiting Turtles spotting on the beach.
  • All government taxes


  • Transportation up to the camp.
  • Any additional beverages or food, 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.

PAYMENT POLICY : Full payment with the confirmation


  • 90 Days to 30 Days - 250 US $ Administrative fee or 10% of the tour fee which ever 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.
The above mentioned descriptions and programmes have been compiled after long, arduous, exploratory, and expensive work and hence is the property of Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd. Making use of these programmes/descriptions for any public or commercial programmes requires the permission of the said company.

Naturally our ready made programmes will come cheaper than the tailor make programmes. How ever we are flexible enough to do minor changes to the ready made itineraries, with out any charge.? Please write to us

Do you own programme – Visit the location and activity pages on our site and you will come across mini tours in all of those pages. By combining them you can design your own tour. We will complete it by adding on the hotels and other cultural locations you may require.

Your tour will be handled by an experienced travel consultant who will provide a personalized service.

On certain occasions our standard programmes could be cheaper  than a tailor made programme for a specific client. But rest assured that we are flexible enough to effect minor changes to a standard programme as required by you,  our valuable clients  & offer same at no extra cost. Please contact us at reachme@srilankaecotourism.com we will do the needful.  

You also have the facility of designing your own  programmes by visiting our location and activity pages on the website and accessing the mini tours segment in those pages & selecting an appropriate combination. Our experienced travel consultants  will then add the finishing touches to the programme & provide a costing based on same. 

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