Surfing in the East

Have an extraordinary experience in the tropics and create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Enjoy the best of Sri Lanka beach holidays with us as we take you to the stunning east coast of the island where white sandy beaches dazzle under the golden sun.

 

dayLocation/RoutedurationOvernight
Day 01Airport to SigiriyaOne night in SigiriyaValue: Amaya Lake
Signature: Heritance Kandalama
Day 02Sigiriya to TrincomaleeThree nights in TrincomaleeValue: Trinco Blu
Signature: Jungle Beach
Day 03TrincomaleeSecond night in TrincomaleeValue: Trinco Blu
Signature: Jungle Beach
Day 04TrincomaleeLast night in TrincomaleeValue: Trinco Blu
Signature: Jungle Beach
Day 05Trincomalee to PasikudaThree nights in PasikudaValue: Amethyst
Signature: Uga Bay
Day 06 – Day 07 Pasikuda Last two nights in PasikudaValue: Amethyst
Signature: Uga Bay
Day 08Pasikuda to ColomboOne night in ColomboValue: Mirage Colombo
Signature: Cinnamon Grand
Day 09Departure
Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Built by King Kasyapa (477 to 495 CE), the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress stands as a testament to the grandeur of Sri Lanka’s glorious past. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it features stunning boulder and water gardens and world-famous frescoes. At the summit, you’ll find the ruins of the king’s palace and a breath-taking view of the surroundings.

Rediscover Trinco by Boat

Situated along Sri Lanka’s east coast, Trincomalee has long been a favourite location. Rest your weary feet and join our naturalist aboard an 18-foot, fibreglass motorboat. Enjoy a three hour cruise, touring the town’s highlights. Feast your gaze on attractions such as the ruins of an ancient Buddhist monastery and Swami Rock located within the 17th century fort.

See if you can make out the scattered remnants of an almost 2,000 year old Hindu temple which was demolished by the Portuguese in the fort’s making. The tour begins either at 07:00am, during the cool morning hours or at 04:00pm, and concludes with a spectacular setting sun as it paints the sky pink and orange.

Day 01
AIRPORT TO SIGIRIYA

Airport to Sigiriya
Ayubowan! A warm welcome to our Island Nation!!!

On arrival at the Colombo Airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in Sigiriya (approx. four hours drive).

Evening at leisure!

Overnight in Sigiriya

Day 02
SIGIRIYA TO TRINCOMALEE
Sigiriya (UNESCO World Heritage Site)x
The most extraordinary of all Sri Lanka’s medieval capitals, this ancient ruin once belonged to King Kassapa. A lover of beauty, he ruled Sigiriya for 18 years, transforming the surroundings into a thing of wonder. Its extensive network of gardens, reservoirs and other structures including the unique plumbing system stand witness to the grandeur of this architecture. It’s a 200m climb to the top, offering a magnificent view at the summit.
Relax a short while after your descent from Sigiriya. Sip a cool iced tea or healthy coconut water (thambili) and make your way to Trincomalee, driving through undulating countryside past the famous and scenic Kantalai reservoir. (approx. two hours drive).
Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Trincomalee

An exciting day awaits you today! In the cool of the morning, you will start off with a climb up the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Day 03
TRINCOMALEE
Trincomaleex
“Few things surpass the tropical beauty of this harbour” – Samuel Baker, Eight Years in Ceylon, 1855. Trincomalee’s appealing tropical beauty is one that lures visitors to it repeatedly. Foreign powers were attracted to Trinco because it was a conduit for trade between countries throughout the world, from the Middle East to China and the Far East. With its great watery labyrinth of coves, islets, jungle tufted headlands & bays, the Trincomalee harbour; one of the deepest natural harbours in the world was regarded as a prize possession.
Evening at leisure!
Overnight in Trincomalee

You may choose to explore the town or go snorkelling off Pigeon Island.

Day 04
TRINCOMALEE

You may choose to spend your day at leisure or go whale watching today.

Overnight in Trincomalee

Day 05
TRINCOMALEE TO PASIKUDA
Pasikudax
Pasikuda Bay takes the shape of a crescent moon. It is a popular tourist destination amongst locals and foreign travellers, as it’s famous for its longest stretch of shallow coastline, providing visitors the possibility of walking a couple of kilometres into the sea. The Bay provides great opportunities for windsurfing and water skiing.
Evening at leisure!
Overnight in Pasikuda

You will set off for Pasikuda this morning, a beautiful drive along the Eastern coast (approx. two and a half hours drive).

Day 06 Day 07
PASIKUDA

Choose between spending your day at leisure or trying out some water sports activities that are on offer.

Overnight in Pasikuda

Day 08
PASIKUDA TO COLOMBO

You will be transferred by Air Taxi from Batticoloa to Colombo (approx. two hours). The flight takes you over some stunningly beautiful landscapes, a fitting end to a memorable holiday!

Overnight in Colombo

Day 09
DEPARTURE

If time permits, we recommend an optional tour of the city of Colombo en route to the airport.
Depending on your time of departure, you will be transferred to the airport (approx. five hours. drive) for your onward destination.

Safe journey!

Add on

  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Pigeon Island
  • Snorkelling
  • Whale Watching
  • Koneswaram Temple
  • Kanniya Hot Springs
  • Wind Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Spa Treatment
  • Kalkuda Fishing Village Experience
  • Colombo City Tour
  • Shopping Tour

 

Entrance Fees & Miscellaneous

Cost per person in USD

Dambulla Cave Temple $17.00
Sigiriya Rock Fortress$30.00
Hiriwaduna Village Tour$45.00
Snorkelling at Pigeon Island$35.00
Fishing in Trincomalee$140.00
Whale Watching$40.00
Kanniya Hot Springs$3.00
Gangarama Temple$3.00
Urban cycling tour - Colombo$55.00

What to Pack!

  • Socks – as footwear must be removed when visiting places of worship. You could be walking on heated paving, gravel or cement. Also, shoulders and knees should be covered.
  • Footwear – choose comfy shoes - sneakers, sandals or similar.
  • Shawl – to cover your shoulders or dress up!
  • A sweater or light jacket if you plan to visit the Hill Country.
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, travel umbrella or lightweight raincoat.

Cancellation & payment policy:

  • 100% cancellation
  • 50% payment upon tour confirmation.
  • Balance payment prior to arrival

Notes:

  • The quote is subject to room availability and price fluctuations prior to booking.
  • The quote is based on settlement by cash. If the settlement is by credit card, a bank service fee of 2% -2.5% applies.
  • All drive times are approximate and subject to road conditions
  • Alcohol is not served on “poya days” (full moon) and other days prohibited by the Government.
  • The standard check-in time is 14:00 at hotels.
  • The standard check-out time is 11:00 from hotels.
  • Gratuity: tour guides & drivers are tipped at the end of the tour.
  • Online visa application link: http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/
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Discover the unquestionably beautiful beaches of the East!