12 Days/11 Nights|From A$3055 per person twin share

Sun & Surf Sri Lanka

Private Tour

Discover Sri Lanka’s best east coast surf breaks. This surfing holiday features the country’s best surfing destination on the east coast couple with a leisurely journey to explore the backroads of Sri Lanka. Suitable for travel from April to November when surfing is at its best in the region. Vehicles with roof racks are provided so you can bring your own board. Envisaged as a barefoot luxury style holiday, the itinerary can be tailored to suit different accommodation preferences.

HIGHLIGHTS :

  • Discover surf breaks in and around Arugam Bay
  • Enjoy the beach bar and café scene in Arugam Bay
  • Take a jeep safari in one of Sri Lanka’s most remote wilderness parks
  • Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Hike Pidurangala Rock
  • Go barefoot at low-key, authentically Sri Lankan accommodation

IDEAL FOR :

Enthusiastic surfers who like to travel and surf

Sun & Surf Sri Lanka

Day 01Arrive Colombo - Makandura

Welcome to Colombo.You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your accommodation in Makandura, a journey of an hour. Your accommodation is a small boutique hotelwith a mix of traditional and contemporary architectural designs set amidst a large garden and a coconut grove in rural Sri Lanka. Later today, discover the countryside on a gentle walk or be at leisure.

Day 02Makandura - Sigiriya

Depart to Sigiriya in thearea best known as the ‘Cultural Triangle’ on a journey around 3 hours. Upon arrival check into your accommodation, a private hideaway set in a peaceful rural area surrounded by wilderness and paddy fields where wild elephants, elusive civet cats and peacocks roam free. This afternoon hike the Pidurangala Rock, a massive rock formation that is said to have been the royal temple at the time when King Kashyapa was at the helm of the Sigiriya fortress.

Day 03Sigiriya

Rise early this morning to visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO Heritage site. This colossal Rock Fortress, also known as ‘Lion Rock’, is possibly Sri Lanka’s best-known attraction and one of its biggest draw cards. Remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 04Sigiriya - Arugam Bay

This morning drive to Arugam Bay on a journey of five and a half hours.Arugam Bay known locally as "Arugam Kudah", is a bay situated on the Indian Ocean in the dry zone of Sri Lanka's southeast coast. Due to itspositioning,Arugam Bay has earned a name for surfing attracting many surfers across the world. Your accommodation here is 14 room villas surrounded by a tropical garden with a relaxed atmosphere.

Day 05Arugam Bay

Full day for surfing. Arugam Bay has a number of surf spots to select from including Whiskey point, main point, Elephant Rock and baby point. Your vehicle is available to travel 80km to any surfing point that you prefer.

Day 06Arugam Bay

Full day for surfing. Your vehicle and driver guide are available for 80km of travelling. You may decide to travel between surfing points today. Surf spots are scattered around the coast. 20km north to Arugam Bay along the coast is Whiskey point. Both main point and baby point are just round the corner 3km away, while Elephant Rock point is 6km down the coast to the south of Arugam Bay town. Your Driver guide will assist you in travel between points and help you to obtain local knowledge if required.

Day 07Arugam Bay

Full day for surfing. Your vehicle and driver guide are available for 80km of travelling. You may decide to travel between surfing points today. Your Driver guide will assist you in travel between points and help you to obtain local knowledge if required.

Day 08Arugam Bay

Full day for surfing. Your vehicle and driver guide are available for 80km of travelling. You may decide to travel between surfing points today. Your Driver guide will assist you in travel between points and help you to obtain local knowledge if required.

Day 09Arugam Bay - Kumana - Aurgam Bay

Rise early this morning for a full day jeep safari in Kumana National Park.Adjacent to the famous Yala National Park with access only from the east coast, Kumana National Park is a hidden wildlife reserve with viewing which are almost always private and an approximate an hour and a half drive from Arugam Bay. It is renowned for its avifauna, particularly its large flocks of migratory waterfowl and wading birds as well as for favourable sightings of the elusive Sri Lankan leopard

Day 10Arugam Bay - Kandy - Doluwa

This morning drive to Kandy, a journey of around five hours. Kandy, the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings is also known as the hill capital. It belongs to the fabric of legends. While Sri Lanka was under Portuguese and Dutch rule, the Kings of Kandy remained defiant and independent. It was much later during the British rule that the city finally fell to the biggest Empire in the world. Today Kandy still retains touches of its colonial history in buildings along with its lovely centrepiece Kandy Lake.Head to your accommodation, located in hills 18 kms to the south of Kandy, on a 45-minute drive.

Day 11Doluwa

This morning visit a tea factory to witness the age-old tea making process. Remainder of your day is at leisure. Your accommodation is the perfect retreat to simply laze by the pool and do nothing. However, if you are after something more energetic, the peaceful and rural area around the property is perfect for walking and biking.

Day 12Doluwa - Depart Colombo

Today travel to Colombo's International airport for your departure flight, a journey of around three and a half hours.

Testimonials

Felt in safe helpful hands from the start. Everyone we came into contact with were perfectly chosen for their jobs. They all made Sri Lanka come alive.

Prices & Inclusions

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  • 1 Feb 2021 to 30 Nov 2021 From A$3055^

Prices are indicative only & subject to change.

Inclusions

Included:

  • Accommodation with breakfast at hotels listed
  • Pinic Lunch on Day 9 at Arugam Bay
  • All transfers, touring and sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking driver /guide
  • Private sightseeing with English speaking driver / guide
  • Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • A walk in the village in Makandura
  • Ahike to Pidurangala Rock
  • A visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Full day safari in Kumana National Park
  • A visit to a tea factory
  • Assistance on arrival and departure at the airport and at train stations
  • 24-hour support through our local representative office
  • Bottled water available in the vehicle
  • Sri Lankan government taxes

Not Included:

  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, communications, gratuities, etc
  • Meals, excursions and activities other than those specified as included
  • Visa fees and Electronic Travel Authorisation

Additional inclusions may vary from private tour to private tour. A full list of inclusions and exclusions will be provided with each individual enquiry/quote.

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