East Coast Sri Lanka

13 days
FROM £ 1870
Countries Visited: Sri Lanka

East Coast Sri Lanka

Explore extraordinary ancient temples in the Cultural Triangle
Search for elephants in Minneriya National Park
Learn to cook Sri Lankan style by preparing snacks with the locals
Discover the tranquility of Sri Lanka’s eastern beaches
Stand with pilgrims to catch a glimpse of the Temple of the Tooth Relic
Tuk-tuk between traditional flavours on a streetfood tour of Colombo

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Holiday Itinerary

DAY 1

Kotugoda / Kaleliya
Begin your Sri Lankan adventure with a night in the country's rural landscape at a choice of boutique properties which are both conveniently located within 45 minutes drive of Colombo airport. Enjoy a night at the Wallawwa or Notary’s House: soak up the serenity in the secluded gardens, refresh with a dip in the pool or treat yourself to a relaxing massage.

DAY 2 - 3

Cultural Triangle
Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle stretches from Anuradhapura at its northern point, to Polonnaruwa in the east and Kandy in the south. The region covers approximately one thousand square miles, incorporating five of the country’s seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, with the Sigiriya rock fortress and the cave temple of Dambulla at its heart. Explore scores of temples, ruins and dagobas scattered throughout the region, and roam through the Minneriya National Park, which hosts the largest annual gathering of Asian elephants in the world, finding wonder in a new wilderness.

DAY 4 - 7

East Coast Beach
Sri Lanka's relatively undeveloped east coast is a tropical beach haven, especially between April and September, with Passekudah the top pick of the bunch. The reef-protected bay allows for excellent swimming compared to the wilder waters of the south, and you can explore the surrounding area by bike, visiting local fishing villages and colourful markets as yet unseen by most visitors. Arugam Bay is a blissful beach further down the coast where surfing takes centre stage during high season, and there are opportunities to explore Kumana National Park, the nearby temples, and embark on lagoon safaris through the mangroves.
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Includes

  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned saloon car / minivan (for small group). Please ask for vehicle upgrade supplement if required.
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation
Not Included: Flights to/from Asia. We are an ATOL bonded operator and can arrange flights for all our clients, regardless of whether you are departing from the UK or from almost any other worldwide destination * Entry visas * International airport departure taxes * Any meals not listed in the itinerary * Drinks, other than water on activity days * Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...) * Travel insurance * All other services not listed in 'inclusive', PCR Covid testing and/or quarantine.

Price Guide

Price per person starts from £1,870 based on two people sharing.

Price depends on the season of travel and availability at time of booking. Price per person reduces if there are more than two people travelling. We will provide a tailormade quote based on your dates and requirements - please complete an enquiry form below so that we can put you in touch directly with one of our Asia specialists. 

We provide private tailormade guided holidays - this means that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can start your holiday on the day you choose.

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