Blessed with picturesque coasts, Sri Lanka is also one of the best places in the world to observe turtles and this fun family activity can be enjoyed in such locales as Rekuwa. This area can be found around 7 kms from Tangalle in the island’s southern coast and those in search of Sri Lanka tour packages that let you explore the region can make use of the tours offered by Shanti Travel Sri Lanka. This reputed company provides some of the best holiday packages Sri Lanka has to offer and lets you experience a truly authentic holiday adventure.
Sri Lanka attracts five of the world’s seven marine turtle species, namely Olive Ridley, Green, Hawksbill, Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles. These species can be observed at the Turtle Sanctuary in Rekuwa which gives visitors a unique opportunity to view these endangered turtles in their natural habitat. One of the best ways to see them is by taking a night time safari walk since it is under the cover of darkness that female turtles come to shore in order to lay their eggs. The laying of eggs can take place anytime between 7 at night to 3 in the morning. If you are lucky, you may also have a chance to see baby turtles that have hatched, race their way across the sand to the welcoming arms of the sea.
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