North-East coast beaches
North-East coast beaches in 8 days8 days of Nature and Culture
3/4 * HOTELS with ACCOMMODATION, BREAKFAST and DINNER
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)
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.
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.
day 2. Sigiriya - Sigiriya Rock - Safari: Minneriya National Park - Sigiriya
(Approximate transfers duration:: 20 min)
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
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
day 3. Sigiriya - Est beach: Trincomalee - Koneswaram Temple - Nilaveli
(Approximate transfer duration to Nilaveli: 2 hours)
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.
Visit the Hindu temple of Koneswaram in Trincomalee, dedicated to the god Shiva
day 4. Trincomalee / Nilaveli beach - Pigeon Island Marine Park
(Approximate transfer duration: 30 min by boat)
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!
Rest of the day free to enjoy the beautiful beaches of this location.
day 5. Trincomalee / Nilaveli beach - Optional: Whale watching
(Approximate transfer duration: 30 min by boat)
Free day to take advantage of the wonderful beach
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.
day 6. Trincomalee / Nilaveli - Dambulla Golden Temple - Spice Garden - Kandy
(Trincomalee - Dambulla: 2 hours; Dambulla - Kandy: 2 hours and a half)
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 …
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
day 7. Kandy - Peradeniya Botanical Garden - Tooth Relic Temple - Kandy city and dance show
(Kandy - Peradeniya: 30 min)
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.
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.
day 8. Kandy - Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage (optional) - Airport
(Kandy - Airport: 3 hours and a half)
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!
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 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.
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.