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Sailing Sri Lanka - North Coast
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Seeking to satiate your spontaneous spirit? This eight-day sailing tour around the north coast of Sri Lanka ensures you hit all the region's best highlights but leaves room in the itinerary to explore hidden gems and join activities that best meet the interests of the group. Expect to visit plenty of remote islands with deserted beaches and small fishing villages, experience Tamil traditions with lunch in a local's home, and tour Delft Island to learn about Sri Lanka's Dutch colonial history. There's plenty of time in between for swimming, snorkelling, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking to complete your experience on the water.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: ASVC/261261
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Finishes: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Colombo
  • Jaffna

Itinerary

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Day 1: Colombo

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Colombo/Jaffna

An early start in Colombo to catch the train. Enjoy the scenery as you head north to Jaffna, to meet your Sailing CEO and board the boat. Get settled in to your cabin and set sail from the Kurikkaduwan Jetty.

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Day 3: Northern Islands

Located between India and Sri Lanka, the Palk Bay and Strait are home to tiny islands, unique coral formations, isolated fishing communities, and centuries of history, culture and tradition.
Spend the week exploring temples, beaches, and reefs, and meet the people who call this remote corner of Sri Lanka home.
Flexible itineraries give our experienced skippers the opportunity to showcase all the hidden gems you're looking for, we follow the desires of the group and cater the sailing experience to provide each group a quality journey while on board.

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Day 4: Northern Islands

Located between India and Sri Lanka, the Palk Bay and Strait are home to tiny islands, unique coral formations, isolated fishing communities, and centuries of history, culture and tradition.
Spend the week exploring temples, beaches, and reefs, and meet the people who call this remote corner of Sri Lanka home.
Flexible itineraries give our experienced skippers the opportunity to showcase all the hidden gems you're looking for, we follow the desires of the group and cater the sailing experience to provide each group a quality journey while on board.

05

Day 5: Northern Islands

Located between India and Sri Lanka, the Palk Bay and Strait are home to tiny islands, unique coral formations, isolated fishing communities, and centuries of history, culture and tradition.
Spend the week exploring temples, beaches, and reefs, and meet the people who call this remote corner of Sri Lanka home.
Flexible itineraries give our experienced skippers the opportunity to showcase all the hidden gems you're looking for, we follow the desires of the group and cater the sailing experience to provide each group a quality journey while on board.

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Day 6: Northern Islands

Located between India and Sri Lanka, the Palk Bay and Strait are home to tiny islands, unique coral formations, isolated fishing communities, and centuries of history, culture and tradition.
Spend the week exploring temples, beaches, and reefs, and meet the people who call this remote corner of Sri Lanka home.
Flexible itineraries give our experienced skippers the opportunity to showcase all the hidden gems you're looking for, we follow the desires of the group and cater the sailing experience to provide each group a quality journey while on board.

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Day 7: Jaffna/Colombo

After a final morning on board, disembark at Kurikkaduwan Jetty, and begin the train trip back to Colombo. Arrive back into Colombo in the evening.

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Day 8: Colombo

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Sailing Sri Lanka's north coast
    • Visits to Nagadeepa Viharaya and Nagapooshani Amman Temples
    • Delft Island tour with local seafood lunch
    • Jaffna city tour with traditional lunch in a Tamil home
    • Visit to Hammenheil Fort
    • Visit to Adam's Bridge
    • Explore the coral reef off Kakerativu Island
    • Snorkelling, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding equipment
    • Return train journey from Colombo to Jaffna
    • Transfer from Jaffna to Kurikkaduwan Jetty
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Standard hotel (2 nts), sailing catamaran (5 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Train, 16m (53 ft) sailing catamaran, private minivan
    Group Leader
    • Skipper/CEO (Chief Experience Officer), crew
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Tour Highlights:
  • Visit small fishing villages
  • Relax on deserted beaches
  • Experience Delft Island's unique Dutch history
  • Indulge in a traditional lunch in a Tamil home
  • A flexible itinerary catering to the group's interests