Surfing Holiday at Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka - Awesome surf at Arugam Bay

Surfing Holiday at Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay & more, Sri Lanka   (Holiday ref: AH130106)
11 nights / 12 days, from £1,300 for two people

Head to Sri Lanka for a superb Surfing Holiday at one of the World's top ten surf spots. On this tour you will have adventures in rainforests, visit exciting cities and see amazing wildlife too!

Enjoy a Surfing Holiday at its best at one of the world's top ten surf spots. Come to Sri Lanka and discover Arugam Bay – exotic escapism at its prime!

The surfer's paradise of Arugam Bay is mostly remote and away from the busy tourist spots and other activities, so it is mostly left for surfers to dominate the entire beach. It has a great bunch of friendly locals, offers excellent food at good prices and a warm ocean to ‘play’ in! Because of all these factors, Arugam Bay has a great many loyal surfers all around the world.

Although world class surfing is at the heart of this Surfing Holiday, you will also observe and experience the rich culture and history that the beautiful island of Sri Lanka has to offer. We ensure that you enjoy some delightful and exotic ‘tropical essence’ of this beautiful Asian country.

Some of the incredible places you will visit on your Surfing Holiday in Sri Lanka are:

  • The fishing town of Negombo with its delicious seafood
  • The Tropical Rainforest at Kitulgala in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka
  • The superb surfing of Arugam Bay
  • Buduruwagala, an ancient Sri Lankan Buddhist temple and its huge statues
  • The tropical forest at Yala, with Leopards, the Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Water Buffalo, Crocodile, Peacocks and more
  • The historical city of Galle and its beautiful golden beaches with excellent water sports and more surfing

You can find out more about Arugam Bay and the other great places you will visit on this Surfing Holiday in Sri Lanka by clicking on the itinerary tab above.

With great accommodation, friendly people and world class surfing, this Surfing Holiday in Sri Lanka is not to be missed!

Dates and Prices

Surfing Holiday at Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka Dates

These fantastic 12 day Surfing Holiday at Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka run all year around.

Surfing Holiday at Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka Prices

Prices begin at £1,300 – This includes transport in Sri Lanka and accommodation for two in one double bedroom on a bed & breakfast basis (11 nights / 12 days).

Accommodation on this superb Surfing Holiday in Sri Lanka have been especially chosen to be surfer friendly, comfortable and fun. At times you will accommodated in exciting cities or close to amazing beaches, and at other times your accommodation will be in tents on stilted platforms situated over a river!

Single supplements may apply. For further details and prices please use the enquire now button above to request more information.

Price includes: Air conditioned comfortable car transfers (in new model vehicles) and friendly English speaking professional chauffeur guides.

Price does not include: Flights to Bandaranaika International Airport, Sri Lanka.

Location

Stunning Sri Lanka!

Sri Lanka is a country island of approximately 20 million people in the Indian Ocean. It was known as Ceylon until 1972, and Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.

Sri Lanka has a well documented history that spans over 3000 years, and its location and deep harbours made it of strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to World War II. It is a diverse country that is home to many religions, ethnicities and languages. Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings were composed on the island. Even today almost 99% of Sri Lakans claim that religion is an important part of their daily lives.

Geography

The island consists mostly of flat-to-rolling coastal plains, with mountains rising only in the south-central part. The climate is tropical and warm, and average yearly temperature ranges from 28 °C to 31 °C during the day and night temperatures may vary by 14 °C to 18 °C.

There are 103 rivers in Sri Lanka, and these waterways give rise to 51 natural waterfalls of 10 meters or more. Sri Lanka’s stunning coastline is 1,585 km long and the coastline and adjacent waters support marine ecosystems such as fringing coral reefs and estuarine seagrasses. Sri Lanka also contains 45 estuaries and 40 lagoons too. The island is rich with minerals and the existence of Petroleum in the Gulf of Mannar has also been confirmed and extraction attempts are underway.

Flora and fauna

Although the country is relatively small in size, it has the highest biodiversity density in Asia. Sri Lanka has declared 24 wildlife reserves, which are home to a wide range of native species such as Asian elephants, leopards, sloth bears, the unique small loris, a variety of deer, the purple-faced langur, the endangered wild boar, porcupines and anteaters.

Flowering acacias grow in abundance on the dry Jaffna Peninsula. Among the trees of the dry-land forests are valuable species such as satinwood, ebony, ironwood, mahogany and teak. The wet zone is a tropical evergreen forest with tall trees, broad foliage, and a dense undergrowth of vines and creepers. Subtropical evergreen forests resembling those of temperate climates flourish in the higher altitudes.

The Yala National Park in the southeast protects herds of elephant, deer, and peacocks whilst The Wilpattu National Park in the northwest preserves the habitats of many water birds, such as storks, pelicans, ibis, and spoonbills. The Minneriya National park is an important source of water for numerous elephants inhabiting the surrounding forests. The Park also encompasses a range of micro-habitats which, include classic dry zone tropical monsoonal evergreen forest, thick stands of giant bamboo, hilly pastures and grasslands.

Sri Lanka is also home to over 250 types of resident birds and it has declared several bird sanctuaries.

Please see the itinerary tab above to learn more about all the places you will visit on your Surfing Holiday at Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka.

Accommodation

Accommodation on this superb Surfing Holiday in Sri Lanka have been especially chosen to be surfer friendly, comfortable and fun. At times you will accommodated in exciting cities or close to amazing beaches, and at other times your accommodation will be in tents on stilted platforms situated over a river!

Whatever the accommodation, you can be sure that all the accommodations have been handpicked to ensure that they all possess high quality levels of service and comfort.

Full details will be given to you upon your enquiry. Please use the enquire now button above to ask for further details.

Other Information

Arrival

You will arrive at Bandaranaika International Airport in the suburbs of Colombo. Central Colombo is about 1 hours drive but the upcoming express highway will take you there in less than 20 minutes. The Airport is also located perfect for tourists transferring to Negombo where it is less than 30 minutes drive away.

Electricity & Adaptors

Electricity – 220 Volts/50 Hz Ac. Sri Lanka has various sockets thus it is advisable to have full range of travel adaptors. Adaptors are widely available in many hotels and shops too.

Laundry

Most hotels have quality laundry services with one day delivery and prices will vary at each hotel. You can also find laundry establishments outside of hotels but the quality may vary.

Money & Security

Although Sri Lanka is known as one of the safest tourist destinations in the world, it is advisable to keep your belongings safe at all times. US Dollars, Sterling and Euros are widely accepted but the rates may vary at different cities.

Tipping

It is custom to tip taxi drivers, guides and hotel staff (room service and restaurant/bar ) if the service you receive is satisfactory. 10% is the usual for tour guides, restaurant staff and 100 rupees on average for housekeeping. These tips are completely at your discretion.

Responsible and Eco friendly travel

This is a request more than a fact or advice. Sri Lanka is a very beautiful and natural place. Because of this we request that all tourists be responsible when using facilities.

Water is one of the most essential resources in Sri Lanka as it is used widely for farming and producing electricity. As a part of our water conservation request you could consider the following while you are enjoying your holiday.

  • Consider quick baths.
  • Refrain leaving the tap open while brushing teeth or shaving
  • Refrain throwing away drinking water

Use your waste considering the environment and we recommend using re-usable bags for shopping. Electricity, since it is produced by water, is also important not to waste. Please do not leave on lights or TV/radio while you are out and keep the Air Conditioning running only while you are in the room.

Wildlife conservation is a priority, especially the most endangered species. Please consider this when you go shopping and refrain from buying anything made out of an endangered species. Please also consider the sustainability and refrain from buying anything that is seemingly made in an unsustainable manner.

We advise that you strongly refrain from purchasing ancient artifacts. If you have any doubts please consult your guide.

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