East Coast Tour of Sri Lanka (April – Sept)


If you want to visit Sri Lanka in May, June, July or September you are more restricted by the weather than at other times of year. Luckily however while the rain falls on the west coast, the less visited east coast experiences blue skies and calm seas. You can combine a beach stay here with a few days in the Cultural Triangle, which is located in one of Sri Lanka’s dry zones and a tea plantation bungalow in the hills where it rains all year anyway.

Day 1 - Arrival in Colombo

Arrive in Colombo and transfer immediately to Vil Uyana in Sigiriya (3.5 hours). Spend the rest of the day resting and exploring your hotel.


Day 2 - Minneriya National Park

Spend a leisurely morning at the hotel before departing in the afternoon for Minneriya National Park where you are likely to see wild elephants.

Day 3 - Sigiriya Rock & Village Tour

Wake for an early breakfast and then depart your hotel at approx. 07:45am to climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Once you descend the rock enjoy a local village tour during which you will be hosted for lunch by a local rice farmer.

Day 4 - Polonnaruwa Ancient City

Leave the hotel after breakfast and make your way to the east coast. Stop on route to explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa.

Day 5-7 - Passekudah Beach

Enjoy 3 full days of relaxation on the beach at Passekudah.


Day 8 - The Knuckles Range & Plantations

Leave the east coast and make your way towards Kandy where you can stay at Rangala House for two nights. Set on a working tea plantation you can visit the factory and tea fields as well as enjoy some stunning views.


Day 9 - Tea Factories, Trekking & Golf

Rangala House is located near to the Victoria Golf Course for those who play. Alternatively the hotel borders the stunning Knuckles Mountain Range which is extremely popular with walkers. Rangala House can provide maps or guides for you.

Day 10 - Kandy & The Elephant Orphanage

After an early breakfast depart Rangala House for a Kandy City Tour. Visit the Temple of the Tooth and Botanical Gardens, before making your way to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. End your trip with a stay at the Wallawwa just 20 minutes from the airport.