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Sailing Sri Lanka - East Coast

Spend a week sailing along Sri Lanka’s east coast and you’ll see why this island’s starting to emerge as a must-visit destination. Stand-up paddle along deserted beaches, visit Koneswaram Temple, and snorkel in Pigeon Island National Park. When you’re ready to chill out, head back to the catamaran or to the shore where countless untouched beaches await. Don’t just listen to the travel buzz, see it for yourself.

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ASVT/212901
  • Starts: Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Finishes: Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Negombo
  • Trincomalee
  • Kuchchaveli
  • Kalkudah

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Negombo/Trincomalee

Arrive in time for the 11am welcome meeting at the joining point hotel. After, travel to Trincomalee and set sail, spending the night aboard the catamaran.
Have a safety briefing and early dinner on board, then spend the evening in Dutch Bay, getting acquainted with the crew and boat.

02

Day 2: Pigeon Island, Kuchchaveli & Sampur

Spend the next two days exploring the coast north of Trincomalee, with options to visit Pigeon Island, or swim on deserted jungle beaches near Kuchchaveli. Return to Sampur Bay, and opt to explore the Hindu temple, or hike in the jungles. Enjoy a beach BBQ in the evening.
Enjoy the scenery and visit isolated beaches to snorkel, swim, stand up paddle board (SUP), or kayak. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales along the way.

03

Day 3: Pigeon Island, Kuchchaveli & Sampur

Spend the next two days exploring the coast north of Trincomalee, with options to visit Pigeon Island, or swim on deserted jungle beaches near Kuchchaveli. Return to Sampur Bay, and opt to explore the Hindu temple, or hike in the jungles. Enjoy a beach BBQ in the evening.
Enjoy the scenery and visit isolated beaches to snorkel, swim, stand up paddle board (SUP), or kayak. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales along the way.

04

Day 4: Sallitivu, Passikudah & Ilanativu

Spend the next three days discovering the beautiful coast between Trincomalee and Kalkudah. There are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, or head to dry land to explore the Vakarai Lagoon, or beaches of Sallitivu, Passikudah and Ilanativu. Return to Dutch Bay, then enjoy a visit to the Koneswaram Temple at sunset.

05

Day 5: Sallitivu, Passikudah & Ilanativu

Spend the next three days discovering the beautiful coast between Trincomalee and Kalkudah. There are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, or head to dry land to explore the Vakarai Lagoon, or beaches of Sallitivu, Passikudah and Ilanativu. Return to Dutch Bay, then enjoy a visit to the Koneswaram Temple at sunset.

06

Day 6: Sallitivu, Passikudah & Ilanativu

Spend the next three days discovering the beautiful coast between Trincomalee and Kalkudah. There are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, or head to dry land to explore the Vakarai Lagoon, or beaches of Sallitivu, Passikudah and Ilanativu. Return to Dutch Bay, then enjoy a visit to the Koneswaram Temple at sunset.

07

Day 7: Trincomalee/Negombo

After a final breakfast on board, disembark in Trincomalee, and begin the road trip back to Negombo. Arrive back into Negombo in the mid-afternoon. Tour ends on arrival.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Sailing Sri Lanka's east coast
    • Visits to Kuchchaveli and Passikudah beaches
    • Watching for whales and dolphins from the boat
    • Beach barbecue
    • Snorkelling, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding equipment
    • Return transfers between Negombo and Trincomalee
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • 4 double/twin bed cabins (6 nts)
    • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
    Transport
    • 16m (53 ft) sailing catamaran, private minivan
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, skipper, assistant/cook
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore Koneswaram Temple in Dutch Bay
  • Enjoy a beach barbecue
  • Visit Vakari Lagoon
  • Stand-up paddle board or relax along stunning beaches