Explore the wonders of Sri Lanka by experiencing their rich culture, tasting their melting-pot cuisine, visiting their ancient Buddhist monastery, watch the leopard, elephant and crocodile in their natural habitat and surf amazing waves days on end.
Let us guide you in booking an unforgettable Sri Lankan surf trip!
From R12 490 per person sharing
- Meet & assist, Arrival / Departure transfers & tour as per the itinerary by air-conditioned high roof van with services of an English-speaking driving guide from Day 01 – Day 05 & Day 11
- Accommodation in hotels listed on twin/double sharing basis.
- Entrance fees: Pinnawela elephant orphanage / Kandy Temple of Tooth / Yala national park
- 02 Complimentary Cultural Show tickets
- 02 Complimentary water bottles ( 500 ml ) per person per day during the tour days
- Jeeps to visit the Yala national park
- Meal Plan on Bed & Breakfast basis
- Hotel service charges, VAT & all Government taxes.
- Tips, bar, laundry, telephone calls and other personal expenses not specified above.
- Lunches, dinners & drinks
- Flights (enquire for cost)
- Travel insurance (enquire for cost)
DAY 01 ARRIVAL TRANSFER / COLOMBO
On arrival you will be met by an Asian Adventures Representative at the Bandaranaike International Airport and transferred to Colombo. Check-in at Cinnamon Lakeside (Superior room) or similar. In the afternoon proceed on a drive through city tour of Colombo
The trade and commercial capital has long been the traditional gateway to the Orient. Sri Lanka’s largest city, it is located on the west coast and draws together all the cultures, religions and influences of foreign lands into a pot-pourri of sounds, smells and a kaleidoscope of colour. The original traders and settlers – the Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch and the British have left in their wake churches and monuments, names and religions, costumes and food and smatterings of their languages which have been absorbed into the speech of the Sri Lankan. Today, Colombo is a fascinating city – a happy blend of east & west, past & present, with a charm of its own. A less known but amazingly true fact is that Colombo has a superb range of high quality restaurants serving food from all over the world and some of the best shopping opportunities in Asia. The main seaport of Sri Lanka is in Colombo & adjoining it, is Pettah, a local bazaar & trading area. Other places of interest are the beautiful Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, mosques, the historic Wolfendhal church, (1749) residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, the, the Folk Art Centre, Art Galleries, Parks, Independence Square, the Ceramic Corporation famous for its well-known brand “Noritake” and ODEL the renowned shopping centre.
On completion return to the hotel for the Overnight stay.
DAY 02 COLOMBO / KANDY
After breakfast leave to Kandy. En route proceed to visit the Pinnawela elephant orphanage
Set amongst the verdant hills of Kegalle is a unique orphanage, where the babies weigh 60 kg or more. This is the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, established to feed, nurse and house young elephants lost or abandoned by their mothers. Other occupants are elephants displaced from their natural by development projects or those found wounded. Visitors could see the baby elephants being fed milk from large feeding bottles or bathed in the river which flows nearby an unforgettable sight! Established in 1975, by the Wildlife Department and National Zoological gardens which subsequently led to a breeding programme through which more than twenty five elephants have been born since 1984.On completion leave to Kandy.
Check in at Cinnamon Citadel (Superior room) or similar
In the late afternoon proceed on a city tour. A lovely exotic city, the Hill Capital and last stronghold of the Sri Lankan Kings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which still retains an aura of grandeur. Encircled by hills, with a tranquil lake in its centre, it is the site of the renowned temple that enshrines the Tooth Relic of the Buddha and the Royal Botanical gardens home to one of the world’s best collections of Orchids. A cultural sanctuary where many legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive, Kandy and its satellite villages are the centre of the islands handicraft industry (items of wood, brass & silver) exquisite silver or gold jewellery and precious gems of many varieties including the world’s best blue and star sapphires.In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Return to hotel for the overnight stay.
DAY 03 KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA
After breakfast leave to Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit a Tea plantation and a Tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Sri Lanka’s premier hill resort with a fine bracing mountain climate, Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, producing some of the world’s best tea. The mountain slopes and valleys are a carpet of velvety green tea plantations, interspersed with gushing streams and tumbling waterfalls. Red or green roofed plantation bungalows, English country style homes and hotels with lovely flower gardens, a fine 18 hole golf course and a racecourse gives Nuwara Eliya a decidedly British character.
Check in at Araliya Green Hills (Deluxe room) or similar for the overnight stay.
DAY 04 NUWARA ELIYA / YALA
After breakfast leave to Yala.
Check in at Chaarya Resort & Spa (Deluxe room) or similar. In the afternoon proceed to visit the Yala national park for the afternoon game drive.
Sri Lanka’s most known National Park is popular for Elephant, Leopard, Bear, Crocodile and Wild Boar. 97,800 hectares in extent, this is the second largest of Sri Lanka’s National Parks. Its open undulating terrain made it famous for elephants for many years, but recently the park has also received much fame through publicity by National Geographic and the Discovery TV channels, which focused on a leopard research/conservation and identification project. Claims have subsequently been made that Yala National Park has the world’s highest concentration of leopard per square kilometre. Vegetation is primarily grassland and shrub jungle with patches of dense growth while several salt and fresh water lagoons are a haven for a large variety of resident and migrant birds. Areas popular with leopard are rock strewn hillocks with dense shrub in which the animals hide. The uniqueness of the park is the sheer diversity of the habitat: dense jungles suddenly give way to lagoons and open plain areas and the park has a simply beautiful sea front.
On completion return to the hotel for the overnight stay.
DAY 05 – DAY 11 YALA / HIKKADUWA
After breakfast leave to Hikkaduwa. Check in at Hideaway Hikkaduwa for 6 nights. Leave to the airport to connect with your departure flight back home.
Hikkaduwa is one of the most developed surf tourist towns, originally a fishing village, now a hub for surfing and scuba diving and partying. There are a number of local breaks, sometimes waves reaching 10ft in the right surf conditions. Main season is May to October.
Benny’s – left hander, reef break – works well over 6ft and for experienced surfers
Main Reef – left and right handers – deep reef so relatively safe
North Jetty – long lefts, reef break by the harbour wall
Beach Break – sand and reef shore break – safe and great for beginners
Be super chilled in the line-up as some of the local surfers here can be quite residential.
Owakanda Surf Point, Rathgama
Rathgama is off Galle Road about 8 kilometers south of Hikkaduwa, 12km north of Galle. If Hikkadwa breaks are overcrowded, head over to Owakanda with three surf breaks next to each other. The beach break, a reef break and a beginners point near the reef. Owakanda Surf Point is an uncrowded, low power, left reef break.Consistent and holds to 5ft with a 200m ride. The reef is quite deep so suitable for all levels. Some good seafood restaurants on the beach if you get peckish.
Galle’s Clossenburg Beach break is great for beginners. Mainly 100m rights with a sand bottom and holds to 4ft. The bay is overlooked by the Closenberg Hotel, an old colonial style hotel with a modern bar/pool areas with weekend parties, easy to find in a Tuk Tuk.
Jungle Beach is between Weligama and Midigama and is tucked away from the main road so you have to look for it. Overlooked by Super Luxury, Cape Weligama Hotel. Main left hand break with similar form to Lazy Left Midigama – only not as lazy, and a right that works well between the months of January to March. The left holds up to 7ft with long 500m rides. Mainly deep but has very shallow reef. The right is more shallow than the left. Also easily accessible from Ketatura Beach.
Unawatuna Beach Break
Unawatuna is about 5km south of Galle, its a developed tourist area with a range of hotels, guest houses and restaurants. The bay has a shallow sand break and there is a left hand reef break for more advanced surfers. This area is excellent for diving, snorkeling, spear fishing and sun-bathing. Happy Banana Night Club just around the corner!
Wijaya Beach Right
There is an excellent seafood and wood-fired thin-crusted pizza restaurant on Dallwella Beach. Its a great spot to relax with cocktails and sun loungers on the beach. Just on the right of the restaurant there is a big rock and a cheeky little right close to the shore that holds 3-4ft waves, December to March. Plenty of rocks and shallow reef in various areas, so really an intermediate fun break!
Kabalana Beach Break
The Kabalana beach break is great for beginners! There are some more challenging steep lefts and rights on the beach side close to the main point. There are no lifeguards here, so be careful!
Kabalana, The Rock
Kabalana Main Surf Point or commonly known as The Rock, has a reputation of being the best A-Frame reef break in Sri Lanka. Generally it is quite powerful with fast left and rights around 400m. Between January to March, waves can hold to 8-10ft, making it a popular break for intermediates, advanced and locals.
Sticks Break Kathaluwa
Just between South Beach and Kabalana there is an awesome shallow reef left for advanced surfers. South Beach’s deep reef is perfect for long boarders and beginners.
South Beach Surf Point
Just north of Kabalana there is an uncrowded beach, deep reef break great for a longboarder, with slow lefts and rights that hold to 4ft. The beach is quite exposed so can get blown out easily in the afternoon winds.
Rajith Surf Point
Just south of the Ahangama fishing poles you can find Rajith Surf Point. Peeling classic A-frame holds up to 5ft with up to 350m rides. Intermediate reef break.
Sion Surf Point, Devil Rock
Outside Sion Surf Camp there is a great intermediate reef break with both left and rights, holds to 6ft with sliding 350m rides.
Midigama Lazy Left
This mellow left hander breaks on a deep reef that holds up to 6ft on a good day with some 500m long rides. Great for intermediate surfers and advanced with a big swell. Works better on a low tide and good news if your goofy and a late riser. Evening sessions tend to be busy. There is also a Lazy Right a short paddle from the left.
Just shallow reef break, north of Lazys, Midigama Right is close to the main road and a short paddle out from the beach by the rocks.
Ram’s Right Surf Point, Midigama
This quiet village, situated between Midigama and Weligama has an epic surf and laid back vibe. There are two local intermediate, reef surf breaks called Coconut Point and Plantation Point. It’s pretty chilled.
Ketature Beach has a shallow reef break right and left that holds to 4ft, however it is not safe at low tide. Only works on a big swell with up to 200m rides. There is a reef on either side of the beach restaurant and sand bottom entry in the middle. This is mainly for intermediate surfers.
Opposite Marriott Hotel, there is a deeper beach break for beginners to intermediates with long lefts and rights. Normally holds up to 5ft.
Weligama Beach Break
Weligama, translated as sandy village, is a great place to learn to surf, about a two kilometre stretch of shallow sandy beach. The bay is protected somewhat from the wind, if the rest of the coast is blown it can be better here. The best swell here is South West with 400m slow rides, and can hold up to 5ft.
More advanced surfers can find reef breaks close by in Mirissa just 3km South or Gurubebila just 3km north.
Weligama Fisherman’s Reef
Peeling 300m right break that holds between 3 and 5ft, works well in a big swell. 800m paddle out from a beach entry point, near Weligama Harbor, across very shallow reef. Perhaps a better idea to pay a fisherman for a ride to backline.
Madiha Surf Point
This reef break, mainly for intermediate and advanced surfers, has super consistent swell.
Dickwella, Hiriketiya Bay Reef Break
A powerful and popular left hander that holds up to 8ft and can be rather unforgiving on a shallow corral reef. Consistent wave most of the year. Beginners can check out Hiriketiya Bay beach break.
SK Town Beach Break, Medawata
Just south past Matara, its a signposted turning to S’K. Town. A quiet village, away from the main A2 road. Lakshawaththa Beach is a sandy beach break, perfect for beginners only, less crowded and a bit cleaner than Weligama.
Hiriketiya Bay is a 500m beautiful horseshoe shaped cove with left reef and beach surf break. It is a perfect place for surf families to stay, catering for beginner to intermediate level. The reef break is a powerful peeling left hander on a very shallow reef and holds up to 6ft with a 350m ride round the bay. Can get crowded.