Turquoise Seas – 12 Nights 13 Days
This tour starts off in style with two nights in an individual luxury chalet with its own jetty on an island in a lagoon in the northwest of the country. Then from the lushness of mangroves to coconut palms that fringe the long curving beach close to Trincomalee on the opposite, eastern, coast. There’s another beach with shallow water in the newly developed resort of Passikudah to the south and then on to a small resort within easy reach of Arugam Bay, the surfers’ paradise.
It’s back to the west coast with a drive along the southern shore to Galle and a nearby luxury boutique hotel set on the beach just north of the old colonial fort. At Kosgoda guests are based in a fully staffed holiday bungalow with its own pool. There’s an opportunity to tour Colombo before rounding off this experience of the beaches and seas with a night at a luxury beach hotel close to the airport.
Kalpitiya is fast becoming one of Sri Lanka’s most sought-after holiday destinations, mostly for its undisturbed natural beauty, luxurious hotels and resorts and promise of seeing dolphins play around in its waters. Rich in biodiversity, owing to the sea and the Puttalam lagoon that borders this village, Kalpitiya is a true paradise.
DAY 02 – Kalpitiya Beach and Overnight Stay at Dutch Bay Resort, Kalpitiya
A Whale Watching boat ride into the ocean is a must if one is in Kalpitiya. The spinner dolphins are fun to watch, as they playfully dive in and out of the water, delighting those who are lucky to spot them. During certain times of the year, the majestic blue whale and the sperm whale are also seen gliding through the waters of this area.
DAY 03 – Trincomalee Beach – Overnight Stay at Jungle Beach Resort
After breakfast head to the Eastern shores of Trincomalee. Housing one of the largest natural harbors in the world, Trincomalee is home to beautiful beaches and a colorful town. Recently it had been a base for the Sri Lankan Army and Navy but now it remains an amazing multicultural town with lovely beaches and roots dating back to Marco Polo.
DAY 04 – Tour of Trincomalee Town and Overnight Stay at Jungle Beach Resort
The Trincomalee town is a beautiful town that has been influenced by all our colonial visitors. Pigeon Island National Park, Marble Beach and the Koneswaram Temple are sights to see.
DAY 05 – Passikudah Beach & Overnight stay at Uga Bay, Passikudah
Pasikuda is renowned because of its extended shallow coastline, making it a great spot for sunbathing and shallow swimming. The mesmerizing, azure waters are hard to resist and, along with the pristine, white-golden sand of the beach, create an incredible sight. Check in to your hotel and spend the day at leisure.
DAY 06 – Pottuvil Beach and Overnight Stay at Kottukal Beach House
Pottuvil is a quiet, coastal town located in the Ampara District in the east of Sri Lanka. Although major tourism developments are yet to take place in this area, it is in close proximity – around four kilometers – to Arugam Bay, a very popular surfing and holiday destination.
DAY 07 – Pottuvil Beach and Overnight Stay at Kottukal Beach House
The lagoon of Pottuvil lies lazily as a multitude of bird and animal species flock to its waters. Elephants and crocodiles are seen regularly on its banks whilst a colorful array of birds, including diving birds and eagles, graze the branches and treetops of the surrounding, thick mangrove forest.
DAY 08 – Galle Beach and Overnight Stay at Aditya Resort
A well-known seaport in ancient times when merchant ships anchored here to trade The famous Fort in Galle was originally built by the Portuguese in 1589 and named Santa Cruz. After the Dutch occupation it was destroyed and rebuilt on a larger scale to cover an area over 36 hectares. This world Heritage Site is a very interesting place to visit as the old and modern city blend together in perfect harmony.
DAY 09 – Galle Beach and Overnight Stay at Aditya Resort
The Aditiya Hotel is perfect for relaxing. Lounge in your very own private plunge pool or head to the quiet, secluded beach to soak up some sun.
DAY 10 – Kosgoda Beach and Overnight Stay at Saffron & Blue
Kosgoda Beach is a very secluded beach on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The beach is often visited by Sea Turtles to lay eggs and thus the turtle conservation looks after this beach to ensure the survival of this majestic marine creature.
DAY 11 – Kosgoda Beach and Overnight Stay at Saffron & Blue
Walk along the beach that inspired the name of the hotel with its saffron sands and blue skies. Visit the turtle conservation project that strives to sustain rare marine life or relax in the 40ft pool in the hotel.
DAY 12 – Colombo City and Overnight Stay at Jetwing Blue
The city of Colombo is Sri Lanka’s commercial capital. The most populated city is home to many sites from colonial times to newer developments. Visit the city’s main shopping centers to indulge in some shopping before heading off to Negombo Beach.
DAY 13 – End of Tour
After breakfast head to the airport to end your beach tour in Sri Lanka.
Said to be the famous Tarshish of the Bible where King Solomon obtained gems and spices, this “Living” UNESCO World Heritage Site is the port where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka in 1505. Captured and fortified by the Dutch who ruled maritime Sri Lanka in the 17th and 18th centuries, the city still retains the air of old Holland. Within the well preserved 90 acre fort and ramparts built in 1663 are Old Dutch churches and monuments with armorial bearings, an imposing crested and monogrammed gateway dated 1669, many well preserved Old Dutch houses and narrow alleys still bearing Dutch names. The New Oriental Hotel, built for a Dutch governor in 1684, a colonial gem now converted to the internationally renowned Amangalle Hotel and several other excellent boutique hotels are testimony to the importance of this location.
Kalpitiya is fast becoming one of Sri Lanka’s most sought-after holiday destinations, mostly for its undisturbed natural beauty, luxurious hotels and resorts and promise of seeing dolphins play around in its waters. Rich in biodiversity, owing to the sea and the Puttalam lagoon that border this village, Kalpitiya is a true paradise.
Divers can be ensured an enthralling experience in the waters of Kalpitiya, as corals and marine life make up a vibrant and fascinating sight. Boat rides can be arranged for dolphin watching, best season between the months of November and April. The spinner dolphins are fun to watch, as they playfully dive in and out of the water, delighting those who are lucky to spot them.
The vibrant town of Unawatuna remains one of the top holiday destinations, even considered by some to have one of the best beaches in Asia. During the Dutch colonial period, the Dutch settlers, who fought for Galle in 1640, built houses for their officers in this town, some of which are seen to date, in their untouched exteriors.
Today, the town is alive during most times of the year, drawing tourists and fun-seekers to its tranquil beaches. The coral reef and shipwrecks in this area can be explored through the many scuba diving and snorkeling activities offered by various diving centres along the beach. Rich in biodiversity, Unawatuna is home many endemic birds as well as an enthralling variety of fish and turtles. The Turtle Hatchery of Habaraduwa gives visitors the opportunity to observe the hatching process of endangered turtle species.
The sleepy district of Puttalam lies on the west coast of Sri Lanka, lying serenely between the vast, blue sea and the tranquil Puttalam Lagoon. It is deeply embedded in the history of Sri Lanka as a significant destination of foreign settlers and explorers.
Prince Vijaya, who set foot in the island 2,500 years ago, found himself in the area of Puttalam when his boat washed ashore. Today, Muslims make up the majority of its population, and salt and coconut production, and prawn farming act as the main livelihoods of those living in the area. Puttalam is the second largest producer of both salt and coconut in Sri Lanka.
Located on the east coast of Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay has become one of the hippest travel destinations, especially amongst young, urbane globetrotters who are enchanted by its magical landscapes and big, bold waves. Arugam Bay has gained international fame as one of the best surfing destinations of the world and is home to the annual Arugam Bay Surf Competition, which draws is many pro-surfers from around the world.
The best time for surfing is between the months of May to November. The offshore and right hand breaks during this time period are ideal conditions for surfing. There are many excellent points of break in the area for surfers, including The Point, Pottuvil Point, Peanut Farm and Crocodile Rock.
Around thirty-five kilometers northwest of Batticaloa town on the east coast of Sri Lanka lies Pasikuda, a coastal town with a spectacular, blue bay and soft, sandy beaches.
Pasikuda is renowned because of its extended shallow coastline, making it a great spot for sunbathing and shallow swimming. The mesmerizing, azure waters are hard to resist and, along with the pristine, white-golden sand of the beach, create an incredible sight. Much of the town was destroyed during the 2004 Asian tsunami, but since then, tourism has gradually picked up. Today, Pasikuda is home to many stylish and luxurious resorts and boutique hotels that offer guests breathtaking views and a tranquil atmosphere.
More northeast of Sri Lanka, is the nation’s port harbor, Trincomalee. Apart from its commercial reputation as a strategic maritime location, the coastal city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country for both travelers and locals alike. Whether it’s traveling with children, loved ones, and friends or merely by yourself, the city has a lot to offer. Elements of spiritual experiences, natural wonders and elements of relaxation come together in serving guests the best journey they’ve made.
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Inclusions & Exclusions
The below cost includes:
- Accommodation on half board basis while at Kalpitiya. Bed & breakfast basis while at Trincomalee, Passikudah, Pottuvil, Galle, Kosgoda.
- Transport in an Air-Conditioned vehicle with an accompanying English speaking Chauffeur Guide.
- Government Tax (11%).
The below cost does not include:
- Early check-in & Late check-out.
- Entrance/excursion fees to the places mentioned in our itinerary.
- Tips and other expenses of a personal nature.
Availability at hotels is subject to confirmation of the tour and travel dates.
Please note we require 50% of the payment on confirmation and the balance 2 weeks prior to arrival or the full payment can be settled on confirmation.
- On-line payment using a personal credit card (Amex/Visa/Master). Log in details will be sent on confirmation.
- Bank transfer.