Sailing Sri Lanka - North Coast

Sailing Sri Lanka - North Coast


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Sri Lanka

Cities Visited

Colombo, Jaffna

Tour Itinerary

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

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.

Day 1: Colombo
Arrive at any time.
Activity: The adventure begins today. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. Your G Representative will review the details of your tour.
Accommodation: Hotel Sapphire Colombo (or similar)

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.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Activity: Welcome aboard! Before setting sail, the skipper will deliver a short safety briefing and introduce to your new home away from home.
Transport: Stretch out and stay balanced aboard a roomy double-hulled watercraft.
Meal(s): Breakfast Dinner

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.
Transport: Stretch out and stay balanced aboard a roomy double-hulled watercraft.
Activity: The remote islands just west of Jaffna are home to deserted beaches and small fishing villages. Spend a day relaxing, swimming, and exploring the Nagadeepa Viharaya and Nagapooshani Amman Temples.
Activity: A tour of Delft Island with local guide, will introduce you to its unique Dutch, and colonial history, archaeological sites, coral walls and wild horses. Enjoy a local seafood lunch, and swim in the waters off the coast.
Activity: Explore Jaffna, the historic and cultural centre of northern Sri Lanka. Enjoy guided visits to the Jaffna Fort and Nallur Temple, then sit down to a traditional lunch in a Tamil home, before a stop at the exquisite Hammenheil Fort, sitting off the coast of Karaitivu Island.
Activity: Visit the unique chain of limestone shoals, forming a mythical bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka. Also known as Rama's Bridge, or Rama Setu, the bridge is wrapped in legend, and a diverse range of opinions exist about the nature of its origin.
Activity: This tiny island is home to only visiting fisherman, and migratory sea birds. Get the lay of the land, and explore the regenerating coral reef off the coast.
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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.
Transport: Stretch out and stay balanced aboard a roomy double-hulled watercraft.
Activity: The remote islands just west of Jaffna are home to deserted beaches and small fishing villages. Spend a day relaxing, swimming, and exploring the Nagadeepa Viharaya and Nagapooshani Amman Temples.
Activity: A tour of Delft Island with local guide, will introduce you to its unique Dutch, and colonial history, archaeological sites, coral walls and wild horses. Enjoy a local seafood lunch, and swim in the waters off the coast.
Activity: Explore Jaffna, the historic and cultural centre of northern Sri Lanka. Enjoy guided visits to the Jaffna Fort and Nallur Temple, then sit down to a traditional lunch in a Tamil home, before a stop at the exquisite Hammenheil Fort, sitting off the coast of Karaitivu Island.
Activity: Visit the unique chain of limestone shoals, forming a mythical bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka. Also known as Rama's Bridge, or Rama Setu, the bridge is wrapped in legend, and a diverse range of opinions exist about the nature of its origin.
Activity: This tiny island is home to only visiting fisherman, and migratory sea birds. Get the lay of the land, and explore the regenerating coral reef off the coast.
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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.
Transport: Stretch out and stay balanced aboard a roomy double-hulled watercraft.
Activity: The remote islands just west of Jaffna are home to deserted beaches and small fishing villages. Spend a day relaxing, swimming, and exploring the Nagadeepa Viharaya and Nagapooshani Amman Temples.
Activity: A tour of Delft Island with local guide, will introduce you to its unique Dutch, and colonial history, archaeological sites, coral walls and wild horses. Enjoy a local seafood lunch, and swim in the waters off the coast.
Activity: Explore Jaffna, the historic and cultural centre of northern Sri Lanka. Enjoy guided visits to the Jaffna Fort and Nallur Temple, then sit down to a traditional lunch in a Tamil home, before a stop at the exquisite Hammenheil Fort, sitting off the coast of Karaitivu Island.
Activity: Visit the unique chain of limestone shoals, forming a mythical bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka. Also known as Rama's Bridge, or Rama Setu, the bridge is wrapped in legend, and a diverse range of opinions exist about the nature of its origin.
Activity: This tiny island is home to only visiting fisherman, and migratory sea birds. Get the lay of the land, and explore the regenerating coral reef off the coast.
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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.
Transport: Stretch out and stay balanced aboard a roomy double-hulled watercraft.
Activity: The remote islands just west of Jaffna are home to deserted beaches and small fishing villages. Spend a day relaxing, swimming, and exploring the Nagadeepa Viharaya and Nagapooshani Amman Temples.
Activity: A tour of Delft Island with local guide, will introduce you to its unique Dutch, and colonial history, archaeological sites, coral walls and wild horses. Enjoy a local seafood lunch, and swim in the waters off the coast.
Activity: Explore Jaffna, the historic and cultural centre of northern Sri Lanka. Enjoy guided visits to the Jaffna Fort and Nallur Temple, then sit down to a traditional lunch in a Tamil home, before a stop at the exquisite Hammenheil Fort, sitting off the coast of Karaitivu Island.
Activity: Visit the unique chain of limestone shoals, forming a mythical bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka. Also known as Rama's Bridge, or Rama Setu, the bridge is wrapped in legend, and a diverse range of opinions exist about the nature of its origin.
Activity: This tiny island is home to only visiting fisherman, and migratory sea birds. Get the lay of the land, and explore the regenerating coral reef off the coast.
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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.
Transport: Stretch out and stay balanced aboard a roomy double-hulled watercraft.
Transport: Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Accommodation: Hotel Sapphire Colombo (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8: Colombo
Depart at any time.
Activity: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
Meal(s): Breakfast

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Inclusions

Meals Included
7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport
Train, 16m (53 ft) sailing catamaran, private minivan.

Inclusions
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.

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Accommodations

Standard hotel (2 nts), sailing catamaran (5 nts).

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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