North-East coast beaches


North-East coast beaches in 8 days

8 days of Nature and Culture
880 USD
  • All visits and safaris on the tour are included
  • 4-person group reference rate: 880 USD per person
  • 2-person group reference rate: 993 USD per person

North-East coast beaches in 8 days

Bathe in the Indian Ocean, stroll on the most beautiful beaches in the country

day 1. Airport - Kurunegala - Sigiriya - Optional: visit a rural village

(Approximate transfer duration: 3 hours and a half)

Bandaranaike International Airport

Welcoming at the airport by our representative and transfer to the accommodation in Sigiriya.
Location strategically located to carry out the visits and activities of the next few days.


It’s always nice to get out of the car, observing, feeling and start absorbing the smells and colours of a new country.
For this reason, on the way to the Hotel, we will make the first stop in Kurunegala.
We will stretch out with a walk and a snack along the lake shores, just like the Sinhalese do.

Optional: visit a rural village

We will dedicate the afternoon for rest or with the possibility to participate in a fun activity especially for the little ones: a visit to the rural village.
To reach this place we will take a fun tuk-tuk and we will cross a lake in a canoe.
We will return on a cart pulled by oxen as it was done until recently.
Also, in this small town we will learn how they cook by participating in a small tasting of Sri Lankan food.


Accommodation in the Hotel KASSAPA LIONS ROCK in Sigiriya

day 2. Sigiriya - Sigiriya Rock - Safari: Minneriya National Park - Sigiriya

(Approximate transfers duration:: 20 min)

Sigiriya Rock

We will claim to Sigiriya fortress

This huge magma rock hides the ruins of noble buildings and a breathtaking view on the top

We will pass through the Lions Gate and admire the state of conservation of the frescoes on the walls of the cave


Safari in Minneriya National Park

In the afternoon mounted on a four wheel drive, we will participate to this amusing Safari,

famous for the large herds of elephants that inhabit it.

Sometimes you can admire up to 300 elephant specimens


Accommodation in the Hotel ALAKAMANDA in Anuradhapura

day 3. Sigiriya - Est beach: Trincomalee - Koneswaram Temple - Nilaveli

(Approximate transfer duration to Nilaveli: 2 hours)

Nilaveli beach

The east coast beaches are very similar to the neighbouring Maldives islands.
The long and exotic coasts of fine white sand, coconut trees and the electric blue sea invite you to relax and rest.
So let’s enjoy a couple of days of the serene sea breeze in Trincomalee and Nilaveli.


Koneswaram Temple

Visit the Hindu temple of Koneswaram in Trincomalee, dedicated to the god Shiva

Accommodation in the Hotel PIGEON ISLAND BEACH RESORT in Nilaveli

day 4. Trincomalee / Nilaveli beach - Pigeon Island Marine Park

(Approximate transfer duration: 30 min by boat)

Pigeon Island National Marine Park

In the morning we will visit Pigeon Island National Park.
To do this, we will make a small boat transfer to one of the two islands that make up the park.
On this beautiful island you can snorkel to observe turtles, colourful coral fish, seahorses and much more!


Nilaveli beach

Rest of the day free to enjoy the beautiful beaches of this location.


Accommodation in the Hotel PIGEON ISLAND BEACH RESORT in Nilaveli

day 5. Trincomalee / Nilaveli beach - Optional: Whale watching

(Approximate transfer duration: 30 min by boat)

Nilaveli beach

Free day to take advantage of the wonderful beach

Optional activity

We will leave very early in the morning for the observation of blue whales, sperm whales and fin whales passing in migration through the east of Sri Lanka.
It will also be possible to observe various species of dolphins.

Accommodation in the Hotel PIGEON ISLAND BEACH RESORT in Nilaveli

day 6. Trincomalee / Nilaveli - Dambulla Golden Temple - Spice Garden - Kandy

(Trincomalee - Dambulla: 2 hours; Dambulla - Kandy: 2 hours and a half)

Dambulla Golden Temple

In the morning we will visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla

This complex of caves converted into a temple where inside we will encounter a rich decoration of statues and frescoes on the life of Buddha, of ancient Sinhalese kings and of Hindu Sinhalese deities still revered today with flowers, incense and oil lamps …


Spice Garden

Then we will have the opportunity to get to know a Spice Garden on the way to Kandy.

On this visit we will get to know the plants and trees with which the different spices are produced and we will discover their use in cooking and in the ancient natural medicine of Ayurveda

Note Spice Garden :

This visit is optional and free, we will find an attached shop that no one is obliged to buy

Sri Lanka Eden Travels does not endorse purchases in this or any shop.

Transfer to Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988

Accommodation in the Hotel TOPAZ in Kandy

day 7. Kandy - Peradeniya Botanical Garden - Tooth Relic Temple - Kandy city and dance show

(Kandy - Peradeniya: 30 min)

Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

In the morning we will walk through the the Royal Gardens.

The Botanical Garden of Peradeniya (14th century) is considered one of the best visits to mythical Ceylon.
It is a huge park that runs along the Mahawelli River where we will admire the beauty of ancient trees, palm trees with strange shapes, Ayurvedic plants and the famous orchids collection.


Sri Dalada Maligawa or Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

In the Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple we will find the relic of the Buddha’s tooth.
For this reason we will always meet Buddhist pilgrims with flowers and offerings.
Since ancient times, this relic has played a very important role in the life of Sri Lanka, as it was believed that whoever possessed it wielded power.



For the rest of the day, we will discover the city of Kandy with its bustling centre and its market.


Accommodation in the Hotel TOPAZ in Kandy

day 8. Kandy - Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage (optional) - Airport

(Kandy - Airport: 3 hours and a half)

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage (optional)

We will arrive at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage early in the morning.
This centre was created to house injured or orphaned puppies found in the jungle.

It is the largest captive elephant reserve in the world.
Kids and adults alike will enjoy seeing dozens of elephants walk the city streets and bathe in the river!


Airport transfer

Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport at the appointed time, where we will arrive 3 hours before our departure flight

  • Bed and Breakfast in the selected Hotels
  • Private transport with guide/driver english speaking
  • Welcoming at the Airport on arrival and escorting service in all Tour till departure
  • All the tickets to entry monuments, temples and safari of the itinerary
  • Customer support 24/7  for all the Tour duration
  • Soft drinks and water, lunches and dinners
  • Visits or activities  not covered in the Tour
  • The International flight
  • Travel insurance and PCR
  • Visa entry fees for Sri Lanka ETA

to obtain it follow the link and the steps described in our article in Travel Guide   >   Visa and Passport

Payment methods and cancellation policy

Payment methods:

  • Payment is 10% or 20% depending on the season (low or high), by bank transfer.
  • The remaining 90% or 80% is always paid in cash or by credit card upon arrival in Sri Lanka or by bank transfer.

Cancellation policy: 

  • Up to 30 days before the start of the trip, 100% of the deposit is refunded if a trip cancellation occurs,
    withholding the amount of $100 per person for agency fees.

  • Between 29 days and 15 days before the start of the trip there is a penalty of 50% of the deposit amount.

  • In case of cancellations in the 14 days preceding the trip, no deposit will be refunded.

Note on cancellations:

  • All cancellations have an additional administrative cost of 100 USD per person.
  • In case of cancellation due to COVID-19, cancellations will not suffer any penalty.

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