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Sun & Fun on the East Coast - 3

Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days

These tours have been designed to include Sri Lanka’s golden beach experience together with its culture and wildlife.


Ayubowan! A warm welcome to our Island Nation!!!

On arrival at the Colombo Airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in Sigiriya (Approx. 4 hours drive).

Evening at leisure!

Overnight in Sigiriya


An exciting day awaits you today! In the cool of the morning, you will start off with a climb of the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

The shortest lived but the most extraordinary of all Sri Lanka’s medieval capitals, declared a world heritage site, this ancient ruin was once the Capital of Kind Kasapa1. A lover of beauty, he ruled Sigiriya for 18 years, transforming the surroundings of his historical palace into a thing of beauty. Only 19 of the original 500 immortal frescoes, representing celestial maidens remain today. Its extensive network of beautifully laid out gardens; reservoirs and other structures including its unique plumbing system stand witness to the grandeur of its architecture, during its day.

It can be a hard 200m climb to the top, but once there, the view is magnificent.

Relax a short while after your descent from Sigiriya. Sip a cool iced tea or healthy coconut water (thambili) and make your way to Trincomalee, driving through undulating countryside past the famous Kantalai Tank. (Approx. 2 hours drive)

Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Trincomalee


You may choose to explore the town or go snorkeling to Pigeon Island.

“Few things surpass the tropical beauty of this harbor” – Samuel Baker, Eight Years in Ceylon, 1855.

Lord Nelson aged seventeen, sailing through here in 1775, declared that this was "the finest harbour in the world”.

This is indeed no exaggeration or hyperbolic description for Trincomalee’s, appealing tropical beauty is one that lures visitors to it over and over again. Foreign powers were attracted to Trinco because it was a conduit for trade between countries throughout the world, from the Middle East to China and the Far East.

With its great watery labyrinth of coves, islets, jungle tufted headlands & bays, little wonder then, that from ancient times, world powers that wanted control over the island and the seas surrounding it, regarded Trinco as a prize possession.

From the Pandyan Kings to the Portuguese, followed by the Dutch, the French and finally the British who renamed the Fort, the previous occupiers had built, Fort Fredrick and the Naval Dockyard, are outstanding landmarks.

Raven-Hart called it a 'starfish ramified’. The great historian Tennent became a little purple with his comparisons to Carthage. To geographers, it is our planets 2nd best natural harbour. North of Trincomalee are two of the most beautiful beaches along the coast – Nilaweli & Uppuvelli. Across, lies Pigeon Island, popular for snorkeling. Further out to the deep, one may view the largest mammals, the Blue & Sperm whales, swimming amidst schools of frolicking dolphins.

Evening at leisure!

Overnight in Trincomalee


You may choose to spend your day at leisure or go whale watching today.

Overnight in Trincomalee


You will set off for Pasikuda this morning, a beautiful drive along the Eastern coast (Approx. 3 hours drive)

is shaped like the crescent moon. Located 35 km north west of Batticoloa, it is a popular tourist destination amongst locals and international travellers. Famous for its longest stretch of shallow coastline in the world, you may walk kilometers into the sea, the water is only a few inches deep and the current is relatively weak compared to the rest of Sri Lanka’s coast. The Bay provides great opportunities for windsurfing and water skiing.

Evening at leisure!

Overnight in Pasikuda

Day 6 & 7 - PASIKUDA

Choose between spending your day at leisure or trying out some water sports activities that are on offer:

Overnight in Pasikuda


You will be transferred by Air Taxi from Batticoloa to Colombo (Approx. 2 Hrs). The flight takes you over some stunningly beautiful landscape, a fitting end to a memorable holiday!

Overnight in Colombo


If time permits, we recommend an optional tour of the City of Colombo en route to the airport.

A dynamic capital that can vie with many a city around the world, it has evolved to be the commercial hub of the island connecting with several towns linked by a fine system of roads and railways connecting both the North, the South, the East and the hill country. A new expressway, one of many coming up, connects the international airport at Katunayake, with the capital - a 20 minute drive avoiding the busy sprawling towns on the old route. Crowded streets and peak hour traffic are the results of a long and formless urban straggle overflowing from Colombo.

Nevertheless, the city’s impressive commercial and cultural life grows apace and a heady mixture of Asian anarchy, colonial charm and modern progress defines its character. Showily opulent and shiny office blocks rub shoulders with tumbledown local cafes and shops while serene Buddhist shrines and colonial churches stand cheek-by--jowl with ornate, colourful Hindu temples - all evidence of a rich mix of races and religions, that has blossomed into this cosmopolitan city.

And for sheer adrenaline, a walk through the crowded bazaars of the Pettah or a high speed tuk-tuk ride amid the kamikaze traffic of the Galle Road have no rival anywhere else in the country.

A rebuilt and revitalized Pettah, the more colonial styled Fort area, the renovated Dutch Hospital, the Independence Square, the Nelum Pokuna theatre hall, the Victoria Park, now ablaze with lights are all elegant architectural landmarks, that the city can justly be proud of. Not always the bustling metropolis today with its crowded bazars and tuk-tuks weaving among the kamikaze traffic of a vibrant city, Colombo developed from small beginnings as a garden city with its tranquil suburbs, when it took precedence over the ancient Kotte Kingdom. The Beira Lake in Colombo and a network of canals around the city extending to Negombo, is yet another unused Dutch legacy.

With the construction of a new harbour, Colombo builds itself as one of the vital entrepots of Asia, acquiring the sobriquet the ' Charing Cross of the East ' thanks to its location at the crossroads of Indian Ocean trade.British legacy has undeniably come to stay in Sri Lanka. While the Sri Lankan Parliament modeled on the British system - located today in Kotte, stands like a memorial, a cross between the old and the new.

Depending on your time of departure, you will be transferred to the airport (Approx. 2.5 Hrs. drive) for your onward destination.

Safe journey!

Price includes

  • Accommodation at star category hotels
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • Local government taxes & service charges
  • Meals: Breakfast at Hotels
  • Price excludes

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Airfare
  • Airport taxes
  • Camera & video permits at the Cultural sites
  • Any expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips and porterage
  • Toll Fees
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Lunch & Dinner on Tour

  • Highlights

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Trincomalee Beach
  • Pasikuda Beach
  • Colombo
  • Optional Tours

  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Pigeon Island
  • Snorkling
  • Whale Watching
  • Kovaneswaram Temple
  • Hot Water Wells
  • Wind Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Spa Treatment
  • Kalkuda Fishing Village Experience
  • Colombo City Tour
  • Shopping Tour
  • Your Route