14 days Private round-trip 

The best of the East coast                                                

✓ Complete Round trip visiting the best beaches of Sri Lanka 

✓ Comfortable AC car or van with local driver / guide 

✓ Overnight at special locations 

✓ Visiting off the beaten paths or Touristic highligts at own pace

✓ We offer you the oppertunity to upgrade or customize your trip

The best of the East coast 

Traveling in Sri Lanka 

The best season to travel to the East Coast is between May and September, when the Southwest monsoon is active. Enjoy you stay at one of the most beautiful beaches with clear waters of the turquoise sea.

If you fancy whale watching you have a chance to do that in Trincomalee. The biggest chance to see a blue whale

is during the months May and June

Although the Southwest monsoon is active between May and September, it is still very nice to spend some time at the south part of Sri lanka. This season can give short heavy showers and after the rain you will get a clear blue sky with sunshine again. Note that in this season the sea is rough and windy. It is dangerous to swim in the sea.

During this tour you will stay at small Beach accommodations.

You will be traveling in a comfortable car or van with our local driver who will also be your personal tour guide. This gives you the opportunity to learn a lot about Sri Lanka and the culture. If you do not want to visit all the listed landmarks, no worries, just inform our driver. We can customize these places and you can shorten or extend your trip. Let us know your expectation so that we can plan the perfect adventure for you!

The best of the East Coast 

Discover the best of East Sri Lanka on this extensive tour from

Golden Beaches, ancient monuments, Turquoise seas, serene surroundings and culture. We will take you on a magnificent beach paradise tour, 

from the West Coast to the pristine beaches of the East Coast. 

  • Here you will find a day to day travel program 

    Day 1 Negombo Beach 

    Our driver will be waiting to welcome you on arrival at the airport. After he has introduced himself to you, 

    he will take you to your hotel in Negombo where you can relax.


    Negombo is a perfect place to explore the local culture and meet friendly people. It is a multi-religious city where you can admire Roman Catholic Churches, the famous Buddhist Temple or a Hindu temple. A must do is to make a visit to the big fish market. It is a great way to observe the local fishing trade and see the amazing variety of fish and seafood.

    Explore nature and make a boat trip along the Dutch canal where locals mend their nets.

    Sail to the mangroves and see the water monitors and the colourful birds.

    Day 2 Habarana 

    Early morning our driver will take you, in a 4 hour drive to Habarana. On your way you will get many impressions of this beautiful country. Do not hesitate to ask the driver to stop along the way for you to make beautiful photo’s. Also he will be happy to share all the information he knows about Sri Lanka. In the afternoon or the next morning you can visit the ancient City of Sigirya, The kingdom of King Kasyapa. Wander through the impressive and ancient water gardens before your 200 meter ascent to the summit of Lion Rock. During your climb, you can see the world famous frescoes. On the top of the rock the view is outstanding!

    During your stay in Habarana you should not miss a safari in the Minneriya National Park. It is a beautiful sight to see elephants from all over the area, gathering by the lake. This park is a real paradise with many natural wonders.

    Day 3 & 4 Trincomalee 

    Our driver will take on a 3 hours drive to Trincomalee situated at the East coast. Enjoy your stay at one of the most beautiful beaches, Uppuveli and Nilaveli. Take a dip in the clear water of the turquoise sea and feel that you are in paradise. Go snorkelling at Pigeon Island, situatedonly 1 km of the coast of Nilaveli. If you are a fan of diving you can visit one of the dive centres in Uppuveli, where they can take you to some very nice dive spots.


    Whale and Dolphin watching is becoming more known in Trincomalee. Put sun cream and your cap on and step early morning on board of a boat that will take you to the deep blue see where you can see dolphins and if you are lucky sometimes even blue whale. (The best season to see a blue whale is during the months May and June)


    Trincomalee has its own natural harbor known as one of the largest in the region.

    For a spiritual experience the Koneswaram Temple of Trincomalee is a great place to be.

    It is a classical-medieval Hindu Temple where the surroundings are amazing, serene and peaceful

    Day 5 & 6 Pasikudah 

    You will enjoy the (+/- 2 hour) ride to Pasikudah. The scenery is different from what you have seen until now. You can stop along the way and buy the delicious seasonal vegetable or fruit treats, which are sold by locals on the road.

    Enjoy the tranquility and serenity at the wonderful beach resort just before Pasikudah. 

    This resort is directly situated at a calm and shallow bay

    Find your inner peace during a Yoga class or a special Ayurvedic treatment.

    Make a guided tour through nature and discover the wildlife not far from the resort.

    A wonderful place to enjoy tranquility, sun, beach, sea, food, book,…. 

    Day 7 & 8 Arugam Bay  

    Arugam Bay is a lovely fishing village and a tropical getaway where you can enjoy and relax. 

    It is a true surfers paradise suitable for both beginners and more advanced surfers. Rent a surfboard or take lessons from one of the qualified surf instructors for the ultimate surfing experience.


    In this amazing place you can see wild elephants from the Crocodile Rock, at almost any given time. 

    You can do a two-hour canoe tour through Pottuvil Lagoon where you will  experience the serenity and beauty of the mangrove ecosystem. The mangrove forest is home to a huge variety of birds where in the trees you might see Sri Lanka’s macaque monkeys. The rest of your day you can spend your time relaxing at the lovely beach.

    Day 9 Ella 

    Leaving the beautiful beach of Arugam Bay we will take you up the hills to Ella. ( 3 hour drive)

    Discover the secrets of Ella, a town located high in the mountains surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. Ella has a refreshingly cool climate, ideal for scenic walks. 

    Bring some warmer clothes for the highlands especially for when it gets cold at night.

    For a challenging hike you can climb “little Adam’s Peak”. This hike will take about two hours to reach the top of the mountain. If you wish, you can visit the Rawana Waterfall and see the 9 Arch Bridge, one of the iconic bridges in Sri Lanka. 

    Day 10 Udewalawa 

    Time to get up early in the morning to leave the highlands and drive towards Udewalawa.

    After 1.5 hours drive, you can visit the off the beaten path, the ancient Buddhist Buduruwagala Temple

    Admire the seven giant Buddhist statues from the 10th century. After another 1,5 hours drive you will arrive in Udewalawa. 

    This is a great opportunity for you enjoy a jeep safari where you can admire wild elephants, buffalos, sambar deer’s, wild boars and peacocks. This park is a very good birdwatching site, there are 184 recorded species of birds (33 of which are migratory).


    Bring a visit to the genuine elephant orphanage "The Elephant Transit Home" where young orphans are taken care of and get the medical care they need. After a few years when they are big and strong enough, they are gradually released into the wilderness of the Udawalawe National Park.

    Day 11 - 12 - 13 Unawatuna Beach 

    To the Beach again! Today whenever you are ready our driver will take you during a 3,5 hour drive to the lovely beach in Unawatuna. This little town has a wonderful "laid back" atmosphere and is known for its beautiful coastline surrounded by clear blue waters.


    Unawatuna has a few nice bays you can visit. Our driver or a tuk tuk can take you to "White Jungle Beach” where after a walk through the jungle you will find yourself on a little piece of paradise. "The place to be" is Wijaya Beach, here you can have lunch and enjoy your time at beach and the shallow bay.

    In the afternoon, it is very nice to visit Galle Fort less than 10 minutes from Unawatuna. This Fort was built in 1588 first by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch. Walk around the fort on the ramparts and within the quiet streets. Feel the atmosphere of the history and wonder around the boutique shops. The perfect place to watch the beautiful sun set. 

    Day 14 Unawatuna to the Airport 

    Today, your beautiful tour in Sri Lanka has ended , after so many various impressions we will take you, in about 2,5 hours, to the airport for you departure flight. With this unique experience you will take a suitcase full of new experiences, dreams and ideas with you. And we hope to meet you all once again.  

    Accommodations 

    $ 1247,-

    from US $ 1157,- pp (by 2 persons)

    The Best of the East Coast

    • Complete Round trip visiting the highlights of Sri lanka
    • Comfortable AC car or van with local driver / guide + Car SEAT
    • Overnight in family rooms at special locations
    • Visiting off the beaten paths or Touristic highligts at own pace
    • Trainride on one of the most beautiful places in the world
    • We offer you the oppertunity to upgrade or customize your trip

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