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Sri Lanka East Coast Tour (7D/6N)

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Sri Lanka East Coast Tour Itinerary (7 Days/6 Nights) *

The East Coast of Sri Lanka offers all the attractions you can expect from a tropical island. World-class beaches, the finest snorkelling and scuba diving, whale and dolphin watching (in season), ancient Buddhist and Hindu sites and top surfing in Arugam Bay.
Most importantly, the East Coast is not as overcrowded as you might find the West- and South Coast during holiday season.
This East Coast Tour can be booked all year round, however May and October is the best time to visit.

The Sri Lanka East Coast Tours can be easily combined with another Sri Lanka Tour or a Sri Lanka Holiday Package.
If you have any questions and/or need to customization, please contact us or use the "Notes" field in the form below.


Day 1 : Depending on your arrival time, you will proceed either directly to Sigiriya or visit en route the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala and the Dambulla cave temple: Like Sigiriya, Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass, which houses a rock temple (formerly caves). Some of its frescoes are over 2,000 years old – and there is a colossal figure of the recumbent Buddha caved out of the rock, some 14 meters long.
Overnight at the Wewa Addara Hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 2 : After breakfast visit Sigiriya: This rock fortress was a royal citadel for more than 18 years. In a sheltered pocket, approached by a spiral stairway, are the famous frescoes. The summit of the rock, with an area of nearly one hectare, was the site of the old palace – the outer wall of which was built on the very brink of the precipice. The UNESCO-sponsored Central Cultural Fund has restored Sigiriya’s 5th century Water Gardens to be former glory.
After checking in to your hotel in Nilaveli, a beach resort 8 km outside Trincomalee, you can go to the beach or on a snorkel tour to the Pigeon Island Marine National Park. In the area of ​​Pigeon Island, 1 km off the Nilaveli Beach, you'll see corals, eels, small groups of different fish or colourful drawn boxfish. Let yourself drift while iridescent parrotfish and damselfish pass slowly. Filigree Lined sweetlips fish standing elegantly in the flow , butterfly fish and banner fish dancing before the dark blue curtain of the sea. With some luck you have encounters with turtles, various species of ray or even blacktip reef sharks there.
Overnight at the Palm Resort in Trincomalee.

Day 3 : The ancient town of Trincomalee is the third-largest city in Sri Lanka and best known for its harbour, one of the world’s largest deep-water anchorages. The former Dutch Fort Frederick is on the way to Swami Rock – a breathtaking cliff that is topped by the Koneswaram Hindu Temple, one of the holiest Shiva shrines in Sri Lanka.
There are more colourful Hindu temples due to the predominantly Tamil population. Don't miss the views over the Inner Harbour, dotted with fishing boats. In the afternoon you can visit the Kanniya Hot Water Springs. It is believed that the hot water is good for Arthritis and Rheumatic problems. Please note that the Kanniya Hot Water Springs is a religious place.
Overnight at the Palm Resort in Trincomalee.

Day 4 : A day dedicated to beach, snorkelling and of course, whale & dolphin watching.
Trincomalee is THE whale-watching destination in Sri Lanka. Blue whales and sperm whales can regularly be seen to the east of the city. If you are lucky you might see them from Swami Rock otherwise just hop on one of the available whale watching boats.
Overnight at the Palm Resort in Trincomalee.

Day 5 : On our way to to the small village of Passikudah, you have can visit local markets, explore some 'secret' bays or visit one of the many temples.
Passikudah is famous for its golden beach and the clear, shallow waters in which you can wade 50m out to sea. It is a virgin beach and renowned throughout the Sri Lanka for its beauty.
If you are a scuba diver, then there are some excellent diving spots, including the wreck of the HMS Hermes, a WW2 British naval ship. You can also enjoy exploring the Maduru Oya National Park where you have a good chance of seeing elephants.
Overnight at the Kay Jay Beach House in Passikudah.

Day 6 : En-route to Arugam Bay, we pass the city of Batticaloa. The colonial fort, overlooking the lagoon is certainly worth a visit. Like the Galle Fort, you'll find old Dutch-era buildings with courtyards, temples and many churches, dating back to the colonial times.
Arugam Bay is located at the “end of the road” on the East Coast of Sri Lanka. If you’re after laid-back life with all the atmosphere of jungle and beach this is the place for you. Arugam Bay is listed as one of the top ten surf points in the world. Situated on the southeast of Sri Lanka , Arugam receives the same Antarctic winter swells that hit Indonesia 's southern shores in the middle of the year. The best time of the year for surf is between May and November when the predominant wind is offshore for at least the first half of the day.
Overnight at the Blue Wave Hotel in Arugam Bay.

Day 7 : After checking out of your hotel we drive you back to the airport or your next destination in Sri Lanka.
You also can with one of our Sri Lanka Tours or Sri Lanka Holiday Packages. End of Tour.

The Sri Lanka East Coast Tour includes transportation by a/c luxury limousine or Japanese Mini Van with driver / guide, accommodation in selected Hotels, excluding entry fees.
Accommodation in double room, on b&b basis.
Private transportation by a/c limousine from day 01 to day 07.
Rate (per person): US$ 495

*can easily be combined with our other Sri Lanka Tours or one of our Sri Lanka Holiday Packages

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