The place is located in South East of the country, 116 km from Colombo is a fine beach associated with fishing villages. It has been identified as the best surfing beach in Sri Lanka and 4th best in South East Asia. It also included in the list of ten best surfing beaches in the world. Wide sandy beaches and lagoons associated with neighbouring Kumana bird sanctuary are added values for visitors going to Arugambay. Lahugala National Park and Yala East National Park are also located within 10–30 km radius from Arugambay centre. Magul Maha Viharaya (Buddhist temple), Kudumbigala Temple (Buddhist temple), Shastra wela Buddhist Temple, Okanda Hindu Temple are some of the places with heritage values. In addition to beaches, wildlife, cultural heritages and natural places of interest make Arugambay a unique tourist attraction in Sri Lanka.
Highlights of this tour
- Colombo / Negombo Beach
- Sea Turtles at Kosgoda Beach
- Galle Fort
- Whale watching
- Lagoon of Pottuvil
- Pigeon Island National Park
- Marble Beach
- Koneswaram Temple
AIRPORT/ COLOMBO/ NEGOMBO
- The city of Colombo is Sri Lanka’s commercial capital. The most populated city in the country, is also home to many sites from colonial times to newer developments. Visit the city’s main shopping centers to indulge in some shopping experience and stay night at a Colombo or Negombo Beach Side Hotel.
COLOMBO / KOSGODA
- Walk along the beach that inspired the name of the hotel with its saffron sands and blue skies. Visit the turtle conservation project that strives to sustain rare marine life or relax in the 40ft pool in the hotel.
- Kosgoda Beach is a very secluded beach on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The beach is often visited by Sea Turtles to lay eggs and thus the turtle conservation looks after this beach to ensure the survival of this majestic marine creatures.
- Lounge in your very own private plunge pool or head to the quiet, secluded beach to soak up some sun.
- A well-known seaport in ancient times when merchant ships anchored here to trade in the famous Fort in Galle was originally built by the Portuguese in 1589 and named Santa Cruz. After the Dutch occupation, it was destroyed and rebuilt on a larger scale to cover an area over 36 hectares. This world Heritage Site is a very interesting place to visit as the old and modern city blend together in perfect harmony.
- The lagoon of Pottuvil lies lazily as a multitude of bird and animal species flock on its waters. Elephants and crocodiles are seen regularly on its banks whilst a colorful array of birds, including diving birds and eagles, graze the branches and treetops of the surrounding, thick mangrove forest.
- Pottuvil is a quiet, coastal town located in the Ampara District to the East of Sri Lanka. Although major tourism developments are yet to take place in this area, it is close by (around four kilometers) to Arugam Bay, a very popular surfing and holiday destination.
- Pasikuda is renowned because of its extended shallow coastline, making it a great spot for sunbathing and shallow swimming. The mesmerizing, azure waters are hard to resist and, along with the pristine, white-golden sand of the beach, create an incredible sight.
- The Trincomalee town is a beautiful town that has been influenced by all our colonial visitors. Pigeon Island National Park, Marble Beach and the Koneswaram Temple are sights worth seeing.
- After breakfast head to the Eastern shores of Trincomalee. Owning one of the largest natural harbors in the world, Trincomalee is home to beautiful beaches and is a colorful town. Recently it had been a base for the Sri Lankan Army and Navy but now it remains as an amazing multicultural town with lovely beaches and roots dating back to Marco Polo.
- A Whale Watching boat ride into the ocean is a must if one is in Kalpitiya. The spinner dolphins are fun to watch, as they playfully dive in and out of the water, delighting those who are lucky to spot them. During certain times of the year, the majestic blue whale and the sperm whale are also seen gliding through the waters of this area.
- Kalpitiya is gradually becoming one of Sri Lanka’s most sought-after holiday destinations, mostly for its undisturbed natural beauty, luxurious hotels and resorts and promise of seeing dolphins play around in its waters. Rich in biodiversity, owing to the sea and the Puttalam lagoon that borders this village, Kalpitiya is a true paradise to be seen.
- After breakfast head to the airport to end your beach tour in Sri Lanka.