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Exploring the East Coast

19 Nights/ 20 Days

Sri Lanka’s dazzling eastern coast has many stunning beaches. The area’s white sandy shores and turquoise waters are indeed breathtaking! During east coast, Sri Lanka holidays many types of water sports too can be enjoyed.

Our comprehensive 19 nights/ 20 days tour helps you admire the breathtaking allure of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attractions. Explore the dazzling southern coast of the island and visit world famous national parks like Yala and Minneriya to witness the majesty of the flourishing wildlife of the country. Explore prominent places of worship to be enchanted by the vibrant colour of this land’s glorious culture. Once you reach the stunning shores of the east coast, you will get the chance to visit prominent attractions like Koneswaram Temple, Pigeon Island and Pasikuda. You can also enjoy many hours of snorkelling and diving to see the splendid beauty of the flourishing marine life of the region.

Southern Beach

  • Galle Fort
  • Stilt fishing

Yala

  • Yala National Park
  • Kataragama and Sellakataragama religious sites
  • Bundala National Park
  • Buduruwagala, Maligawila ancient temples

Belihuloya

  • Village walk
  • Trekking and hiking
  • Experience local life
  • Cook with a chef
  • Swim in natural swimming pool

Ella

  • Little Adam’s Peak
  • 9 Arch Bridge
  • Ravana Cave
  • Ravana Falls
  • Ella Gap

Nuwara Eliya

  • Nuwara Eliya city tour
  • Tea factory and tea plantation
  • Waterfalls
  • Horton Plains National Park/ World’s End
  • Pidurangala Mountain

Kandy

  • Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Udawattakele Sanctuary
  • Commonwealth War Cemetery
  • Gadaladeniya, Lankathilaka and Embekke ancient temples
  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
  • Independence Square

Cultural Triangle

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Polonnaruwa ancient city
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Minneriya National Park (seasonal)
  • Ritigala Sanctuary
  • Village trekking

Pasikuda

  • Pasikuda beach
  • Snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Cruise rides

Trincomalee

  • Nilaveli Beach
  • Snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Pigeon Island
  • Koneswaram Temple
  • Trincomalee city tour

Negombo

  • Negombo beach
  • Negombo city tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Southern beach
Day 1

Arrival and Transfer

Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport a representative of Tangerine Tours will meet you. You will then travel to the shores of the south to enjoy a time of rest. While you are here, you can visit the iconic Galle Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fort, which was built back in the year 1588, is one of the most prominent attractions in the region. You will also get the chance to see stilt fishermen as you travel in the area.

Day 2 - Yala
Day 2

Transfer from southern beach to Yala

After having your breakfast, you can prepare to travel to Yala. You will reach Yala in two hours. Upon arrival, get some rest and prepare to enjoy an adventurous safari tour in the Yala National Park, which is known to have one of the highest leopard densities in the world. A safari tour here will often give one the chance to spot elephants, sloth bears and wild water buffalos too. After your exciting safari tour you can return to your hotel and relax.

Day 3 - Yala
Day 3

Explore Yala

Today too you will be spending your time in Yala. If you wish to enjoy yet another safari tour in the national park, you may do so. The other attractions that you will be able to explore today include Kataragama religious sites, Sellakataragama religious sites, Buduruwagala temple and Maligawila temple. These ancient sites vividly portray the richness of Sri Lanka’s beautiful culture. The world famous Bundala National Park can also be included in the travel itinerary for the day.

Day 4 - Belihuloya
Day 4

Transfer from Yala to Belihuloya

After your breakfast at the hotel you will be travelling to Belihuloya which is located two hours away from Yala. Once you arrive here, enjoy some time of relaxation and repose. This picturesque village gives you a great opportunity to witness the colourful charm of the rural aspects of Sri Lanka. Mingle with the locals and relish the tantalizing tastes of local cuisines while enjoying the perfectly laidback atmosphere of the region.

Day 5 - Belihuloya
Day 5

Explore Belihuloya

Spend the day drinking in the absolute loveliness of this idyllic village. You can add colour to your day by enjoying a village walk which will help you witness the raw and unspoiled beauty of the lives of the simple locals. Trekking and hiking tours in the region can also be arranged for those who like to be at one with nature. You can cook a meal with a local chef and have a swim in a glistening, natural pool to complete your thrilling experience.

Day 6 - Ella
Day 6

Transfer from Belihuloya to Ella

Have your breakfast and set off to visit the picturesque town of Ella in the Hill Country. You will reach this mesmerizing destination in an hour from Belihuloya. Once you reach it, take time to explore its myriad of marvels. Places such as Little Adam’s Peak, 9 Arch Bridge, Ravana Cave, Ravana Falls as well as Ella Gap will be included in your travel itinerary for the day. Do take your cameras with you as the sights that greet you here are truly breathtaking!

Day 7 - Nuwara Eliya
Day 7

Transfer from Ella to Nuwara Eliya

From Ella you will be travelling to Nuwara Eliya today, which will only take two hours. Once you reach this glorious city, get some rest while feasting your eyes on misty mountain ranges. You can enjoy a delightful stroll in the city during the day too. The cold weather of the region makes exploratory tours quite enchanting indeed! Be sure to wear warm clothes as Nuwara Eliya can often become rather cold. Unwind at night while relishing delicious local fare.

Day 8 - Nuwara Eliya
Day 8

Explore Nuwara Eliya

Today too you will get the chance to explore the attractions of the city of Nuwara Eliya. Learn more about the timeless tea culture of the land by visiting tea factories and tea plantations. Witness the breathtaking allure of cascading waterfalls of the region and visit the stunning Horton Plains National Park to be enthralled by sites such as the World’s End. You can also explore the majestic Pidurangala Mountain while you are travelling in the beautiful city of Nuwara Eliya.

Day 9 - Kandy
Day 9

Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy

Have a good breakfast at your hotel and prepare to drive to Kandy. This grand city is filled with many appeals that portray the grandiosity of its past. It is the last kingdom of ancient Sinhalese kings. Breathe in the allure of this city while exploring its many attractions and create enchanting memories. During the day you will get the chance to visit The Temple of the Tooth Relic, where a relic of a tooth of Buddha is enshrined.

Day 10 - Kandy
Day 10

Explore Kandy

You can take the full day to visit the many attractions in Kandy today. The Udawattakele Sanctuary is a perfect place to explore as is the Independence Square. The Commonwealth War Cemetery, Gadaladeniya Temple, Lankathilake Temple and Embekke Temple can also be explored today. If you wish to admire the beauty and grace of Sri Lankan elephants, you can schedule a visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which is located in close proximity to Kandy.

Day 11 - Cultural Triangle
Day 11

Transfer from Kandy to Cultural Triangle

Today you will be travelling to the Cultural Triangle from Kandy. The journey will take you approximately two hours. Once you reach the hotel you can check in and relax for a while as you will be spending three days in the region. Be enthralled by the loveliness of the rural setting of this destination and relish flavoursome local fare. A perfect time of relaxation and rest is always guaranteed in the enchanting Cultural Triangle.

Day 12 - Cultural Triangle
Day 12

Explore Cultural Triangle

You can spend the whole day exploring the Cultural Triangle so start your day early! You will be able to explore the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress today, which was built by King Kasyapa who ruled in the island between 477 CE to 495 CE. Marvel at the manner in which such an incredible castle has been built upon a rock and fall in love with the ethereal beauty of the Sigiriya damsels as you spend your day absorbing the magic of this world famous destination.

Day 13 - Cultural Triangle
Day 13

Explore Cultural Triangle

Have an early breakfast and set off to discover more attractions in the Cultural Triangle today. You will get the chance to visit Polonnaruwa ancient city, Dambulla Cave Temple and Ritigala Sanctuary today. If you visit during the dry season, you will get the chance to spot many herds of Sri Lankan elephants at the Minneriya National Park. An enchanting village trek will complete your stay in the majestic Cultural Triangle.

Day 14 - Pasikuda
Day 14

Transfer from Cultural Triangle to Pasikuda

You will leave your hotel in the Cultural Triangle and travel to Pasikuda on the eastern shores of the country. This journey will take you approximately three hours. Once you reach Pasikuda, take some time to rest and relax upon the shores as the glorious beaches here are truly inviting! Spend a few hours idling at the beach and then go on to explore some of the prominent appeals of the region before you retire to rest.

Day 15 - Pasikuda
Day 15

Explore Pasikuda

You can take the full day to witness the appeal of Pasikuda to your heart’s content. The idyllic town has one of the longest stretches of shallow reef coastlines in the world. You will be able to walk for approximately a kilometre out in to the sea as the water is only a few inches deep! Spend the day absorbing the loveliness of this tropical haven and relish tantalizing local delicacies too. A perfect day is always guaranteed in beautiful Pasikuda!

Day 16 - Pasikuda
Day 16

Explore Pasikuda

You will be spending yet another day in the magical coast of Pasikuda. Plenty of water sports are offered here so you can really look forward to an exhilarating experience! You can do snorkelling and scuba diving to witness the spectacular charm of the world beneath the rippling waves. Cruise rides can also be arranged for those who are yearning for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Once your day of adventure is over, return to your hotel and rest peacefully in the night.

Day 17 - Trincomalee
Day 17

Transfer from Pasikuda to Trincomalee

Have a good breakfast at your hotel and prepare to travel to Trincomalee. The journey will only take you an hour. You can rest here as soon as you arrive and then go on to explore the region’s stunning appeals. Places such as Pigeon Island and Koneswaram Temple are quite popular in the city. There are plenty of water sports that you will be able to enjoy while travelling in Trincomalee too.

Day 18 - Trincomalee
Day 18

Explore Trincomalee

You can visit Pigeon Island today too if you wish and enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving. Pigeon Island is one of the two marine national parks in Sri Lanka. It offers great opportunities to witness the charm of the underwater world. You can even go on an exciting whale and dolphin watching tour during the day. Visit the iconic Nilaveli Beach and spend a few hours idling upon the golden shores to have a truly remarkable experience of tropical bliss!

Day 19 - Negombo
Day 19

Transfer from Trincomalee to Negombo

Have an early breakfast at your hotel and get ready to leave to Negombo. This journey will take approximately five hours. Upon arrival, you can get a few hours of rest and then go on to explore the stunning appeals of the region. Relax upon the golden shores of the beach in Negombo and then enjoy a city tour to discover the myriad of marvels the city is blessed with. There are many beautiful churches to see and admire here too.

Day 20 - Bandaranaike International Airport
Day 20

Transfer from Negombo to Bandaranaike International Airport

When it is time for your flight, we will drop you at the Bandaranaike International Airport which is located 30 minutes from Negombo. We will bid you adieu until next time!

  • Being greeted by a Tangerine Tours representative on arrival at the airport
  • Accommodation at the selected hotels with respective meal basis.
  • All transfers & sightseeing in private transport with the services of an English-speaking driver
  • 24-hour monitoring of ground operations.
  • Early check-in & late check-out to the agreed hotels
  • Camera & video permits. (There are places that you are not allowed to get photographs such as Sigiriya Frescos, Dambulla cave temple due to the light sensitivity of the paintings were done thousands years ago. Please note that special permission need to take if you are planning to use Drone cameras in Sri Lanka)
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned in inclusions
  • Entrances fees. (Most of the entrance fees will not added to the total prices unless requested. We would suggest you to buy the entrance tickets at the entrance with the assistance of your driver. We will make pre reservations in advance when needed.)
  • Flights & air transfers
  • Tips & portages
  • To make changes to the above, select the itinerary and request for the relevant amendments to be made.
  • If this itinerary seems satisfactory, accommodation options can be provided on request.
  • Once your itinerary is ready to be finalised, specific lodging options from categories such as various star hotels (3-5 star), or special options (large resorts, camping, tree houses, boutique hotels etc.) will be recommended.
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  • Please refer our Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions for reservations.

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