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Sri Lanka Adventure:

Arugam Bay Tour

Duration

4 Days | 3 Nights

Tour Type

Adventure

Arugam Bay Tour Overview

What experience you will get after this tour?

  • The better surfing skills earned by riding at Arugam Bay.

  • The safari in Kumana National Park has been a great opportunity for me to learn more about the wildlife of Sri Lanka and how diverse it is.

  • This can be done by visiting historic sites such a Mududu Maha Viharya and develop cultural understanding.

  • Relaxing and getting new energies from things like going to the yoga class or walking on the beach.

  • The knowledge of the tea plantation and the tasting at a traditional plantation in Ella.

  • Wide array of unforgettable experiences such as breathtaking vistas, adrenaline rush, and cultural delight that will probably remain in your mind long after the conference.

Included | Excluded

Included 

  • Accommodation in Arugam Bay, including hotels or guesthouses.
  • Transportation by car for transfers and sightseeing activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Guided surfing lessons or surfing equipment rental in Arugam Bay.
  • Entrance fees for attractions such as Kumana National Park and Muhudu Maha Viharaya.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Activities such as bird watching on Pottuvil Lagoon, safari in Kumana National Park, and tea plantation visit in Ella.
  • English-speaking guide throughout the tour.

Excluded

  • International or domestic flights to and from Colombo.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional snacks or drinks, and optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
  • Visa fees for entry into Sri Lanka (if applicable).
  • Any additional transportation or activities not specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any medical or health-related expenses incurred during the tour.

Detail Itinerary

Arrival in Arugam Bay (Travel Day)

  • Morning: Arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. (Flight arrival time not included in itinerary)
  • Midday (8 hours): Meet your guide and transfer to Arugam Bay by car. Enjoy the scenic drive along the east coast.
  • Late Afternoon: Check-in to your hotel or guesthouse in Arugam Bay.
  • Evening (2 hours): Relax on the beautiful beach and savor a delicious dinner at a beachside restaurant.

Surfing and Exploring Pottuvil (Full Day)

  • Morning (2 hours): Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation.
  • Mid-Morning (3 hours): Head to Arugam Bay Beach for your surfing adventure. Choose between a beginner’s lesson (if you’re new to surfing) or hit the waves on your own (experienced surfers).
  • Afternoon (4 hours):
  • (2 hours): Take a boat ride on the Pottuvil Lagoon for some bird watching and explore the surrounding mangrove forests.
  • (1 hour): Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local Pottuvil restaurant.
  • (1 hour): Visit the Muhudu Maha Viharaya Buddhist temple, a historic site offering stunning views of the Indian Ocean.
  • Evening (2 hours): Return to Arugam Bay for dinner and overnight stay.

Kumana National Park Safari and Leisure Time (Full Day)

  • Early Morning (2 hours): Grab an early breakfast and depart for Kumana National Park (approx. 1-hour drive).
  • Morning (3-4 hours): Embark on a thrilling morning safari in Kumana National Park, known for its diverse birdlife, including migratory birds. Be on the lookout for elephants, wild boars, and deer.
  • Midday (2 hours): Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the park’s scenic beauty.
  • Afternoon (Free Time): Return to Arugam Bay by afternoon. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Explore the local shops, stroll along the beach at sunset, or try some optional activities like yoga classes or cooking demonstrations.

Evening (2 hours): Dinner and overnight stay in Arugam Bay.

Ella Day Trip and Departure (Full Day)

  • Early Morning (2-3 hours): Start your day with a scenic hike to Little Adam’s Peak, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding tea plantations and valleys. The hike typically takes 1-1.5 hours to reach the summit.
  • Mid-Morning (1 hour): Descend from Little Adam’s Peak and head towards the Nine Arch Bridge, a marvel of architecture nestled amidst lush greenery. Enjoy a walk along the railway tracks and witness the scenic beauty.
  • Lunch (1 hour): Savor a delicious Sri Lankan lunch at a local restaurant in Ella. Try traditional dishes like rice and curry, hoppers, or kottu roti.
  • Afternoon (1 hour): Visit a nearby tea plantation and learn about the process of tea cultivation, from plucking the leaves to processing them into the aromatic beverage. Enjoy some tea tasting and shop for souvenirs.
  • Late Afternoon (30 min – 1 hour): Transfer to Colombo Airport for your departure flight (approx. 4-5 hour drive). Ensure you factor in enough time for check-in procedures. (Flight departure time not included in itinerary)
What are the flight arrival and departure times?

Flight arrival and departure times are not included in the itinerary, thus making the travel planning a challenging task. You will need to book flights that are not only convenient but also fit in with the tour schedule, taking into account the transfers and the check-in procedures.

We have range of options, from guesthouses to budget hotels to luxury resorts. Choose the one that best suits your budget we can guide you on that when you are ready to travel

No, this tour caters to both beginners and experienced surfers. Beginners can take a lesson, while experienced surfers can enjoy riding the waves on their own.

We will provide your required equipment if you are a beginner, Experienced surfing people can come along with their own

Kumana National Park is known for its diverse birdlife, including migratory birds. You may also see elephants, wild boars, deer, and other wildlife.

The hike is considered moderately easy and typically takes 1-1.5 hours to reach the summit. Good walking shoes are recommended.

Arugam Bay has a tropical climate with warm weather year-round. The best surfing season is from May to September.

Visa requirements can vary depending on your nationality. Check with the Sri Lankan consulate or embassy in your home country for current information.

Still have questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact the tour operator for further details and clarifications to ensure this Sri Lanka Adventure perfectly suits your travel desires!

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