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Olive Ridley Excursion!

It is that time of the year to experience the beauty of nesting. Nesting means the birth of new life- hatching of the eggs of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle.
Also popularly known as the Pacific Ridley Sea Turtle, this is a medium-sized species of sea turtle found in warm and tropical waters, primarily in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. What more could be more exciting than getting an opportunity to witness this near Mumbai?


23rd to 25th March 2018

Let’s Go Outdoors – a nature-oriented company is organizing its trip of the year, to Velas, 218 km from Mumbai near Harihareshwar on Mumbai Goa highway, to enable the opportunity to witness the nesting of the beautiful Olive Ridley Turtle. Trip Details below:-


Schedule for Velas Turtle Festival

Day 1:
Leave for Velas in Non AC Bus at 2200hrs.

Date 2:
At 0500hrs arrive at Velas. Check in to one of the Konkani houses. Freshen up. Leave for the morning session of Turtle sighting. Come back to the house for breakfast. Leave to visit Bankot Fort, where we will explore and enjoy photography. Back to the house for delicious lunch. Rest for a while or you will always have an option to explore the surroundings. After evening tea, leave for the evening session of Turtle sighting. After the session, there will be an interactive session with the experts & conservationists (TBC). Back to the house to enjoy delicious Maharashtrian style dinner. Rest of the evening at leisure. EOD

Day 3:
Rise early morning. Freshen up. Leave for another Turtle sighting session. Back to the house for breakfast. Leave for Hariharshwar. Take a boat ride to arrive at Hariharesawar. Visit the Temple. Time to explore the Harihareshwar beach and water sports (OYO). Break for lunch (OYO). After enjoying the delicious lunch leave for Mumbai. Arrive in Mumbai late evening with wonderful memories to cherish till we see the Olive Ridley turtles again in life.

Trip Cost: ₹ 3000/- per person

•    Accommodation in a typical Konkani house
•    All Veg Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
•    Sightseeing as per the schedule
•    Expertise & Guide Charges
•    Ferryboat charges
•    All entry tickets and permissions

Cost Excludes:
Lunch on day 3, Cold drinks, Tips, Travel Insurance, Emergency Rescue, Medical Expenses, Extra Stay and Transport other than mentioned in the service and Extra food and drinks apart from specified meals.
What is not mentioned in inclusions

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  • Welcome Ridley Turtles to life
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