Sailing Sri Lanka - North Coast

Marine, Colombo to Colombo

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • Sailing Sri Lanka's north coast
  • Visits to Nagadeepa Viharaya and Nagapooshani Amman Temples
  • Delft Island tour with local seafood lunch
  • Jaffna city tour
  • 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

Highlights

  • Visit small fishing villages
  • Relax on deserted beaches
  • Experience delft island's unique dutch history
  • A flexible itinerary catering to the group's interests

Itinerary

Colombo Arrive at any time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colombo Depart at any time.
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