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Sailing Sri Lanka - East Coast Adventure Tour

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  • Sri Lanka

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.


Highlights

Explore Koneswaram Temple in Dutch Bay, enjoy a beach barbecue, visit Vakari Lagoon, stand
up paddleboard or relax along stunning beaches


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group, Negombo. 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 paddleboarding equipment. Return transfers between Negombo and Trincomalee. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

4 double/twin bed cabins (6 nts).


Meals Included

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners


Transport

16m (53 ft) sailing catamaran, private minivan.


About our Transportation

Please note that this is a sailing catamaran, and the skipper will be using wind power when the winds are agreeable. Although this is not a learn to sail program, you may have a chance to learn a few tricks of the trade and assist the skipper with navigation while sailing. There are times when motoring the catamaran will be required, due to unfavorable wind conditions.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack. A daypack is also useful. Luggage storage space is limited to under bed drawers, no hard suitcases are permitted.

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.

Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of your tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Day 2 Pigeon Island, Kuchchaveli & Sampur

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.

Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of your tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Day 3 Pigeon Island, Kuchchaveli & Sampur

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.

Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of your tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Day 4 Sallitivu, Passikudah & Ilanativu

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.

Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of your tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Day 5 Sallitivu, Passikudah & Ilanativu

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.

Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of your tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Day 6 Sallitivu, Passikudah & Ilanativu

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.

Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of your tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Day 7 Trincomalee/Negombo

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.

Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of your tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Details

Prices from: €1299.00

Duration: 7 Days

Trip Style: Marine

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max:



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