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  • BLUE WHALES SRI LANKA: Whale watching, sea turtles and Yala elephant safari in three-days

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    With the chance to see blue whales, sea turtles and the Sri Lankan elephant in just three days, Sri Lanka is truly a land of giants. Read the story of our adventure here: http://www.jetwinghotels.co......

    Silence. Just the idling engine of our boat. The soundless rise and fall of the Indian Ocean’s swell. A slight breeze and the sun breaking through the morning haze. Not a noise from the passengers either. We’re all too busy staring out over the gunmetal-grey water looking for that telltale sign: the waterspout. A 10-metre-high exhale from giant lungs that is the signal of a blue whale breaking the surface.

    Galle, Yala and the south coast of Sri Lanka has long been known as a hotspot for whale-watching. Many of the ocean’s iconic cetacean species swim in the warm waters here, including humpbacks, pygmy whales, fin whales, sperm whales, minke whales and killer whales.

    The ace in the sleeve though is the high likelihood of encountering the biggest of them all. The blue whale. Put simply, Sri Lanka - and Galle especially - is the best place on the planet to see blue whales.

    But it’s not just these majestic giants that draw wildlife-watchers to the island. If you’re a lover of the natural world, Sri Lanka is a must-visit destination. The sheer wealth and diversity of the species found on wildlife-specific Sri Lanka tours is dazzling.

    As well as the largest creature in the world, this country is home to the largest sea turtle species – the leatherback. Like green turtles and Olive Ridley, nesting turtles can be seen on the beaches of Jetwing Lighthouse in Galle and Jetwing Yala. Also in Yala National Park is the Sri Lankan elephant, one of the largest land mammals on Earth. And, of course, that great apex predator of this island: the Sri Lanka leopard.

    All in all, this is truly a land of giants. And with a little luck and the right guide and tour, you can see all of them in just 72-hours.

    Visit http://www.jetwinghotels.co...... to start your adventure. Show less
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