Sail the Northern Expedition – 8 Days Itinerary

This is a 8 day model itinerary. Within 8 days, 3 nights of sailing included in Jaffna. We drive to Anuradhapura for the first night and the second day we start sailing. On the fifth day, after lunch, we start driving again to Kandy for two nights. Your last night stay is in Colombo. Read the detail itinerary below. (updated on : 7 Sep 2020)

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Intro

The yacht will be decided by us on availability. Find out more details about availability of yachts and boats, here.

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Terms and conditions

Booking : Book online, call us or drop us an email.
Price :
 The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
Per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
Today's Marine Forecast : Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology / Buoyweather
Transportation to a destination : Click Here to reserve with an excursion.

Accommodations : When the rooms are not vacant at scheduled accommodation, we are obliged to consult you first with the options available. But if there is no time left to do so, we always reserve the right to replace the accommodation with fair accommodation.
Supplements : Basic child supplement includes extra bed and meals (For age 6-12) / All inclusive adult supplement includes entrance tickets and all other activities mentioned / All inclusive child supplement includes extra bed and meals plus entrance tickets and all the activities mentioned.
Child : Age 0 - 6 does not incur any costs with the conditions that the bed is shared and no special requests are made. 
Accommodation cancellation policy : a) 21 Days & above no cancellation fee. b) 15-20 Days - 50% cancellation on the basis booked. c) 14 Days and below & No Show - 100% cancellation on the basis booked.
Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.

About this itinerary

Best season : All year around
Available : October - April
Arranging time needed : 3 days
Hottest month : 

Starting point : BIA Aiport
Sailing starting point : Kurikkaduvan Jetty
Whole touring days : 7 nights (8 days)

Room allocation : 1 pax (single room/cabin) / 2 pax ( 1 double room/1 cabin) / 3 pax (1 double & 1 single rooms/2 cabins) / 4 pax (2 double rooms/cabins) / 5 pax (2 double rooms & 1 single room/3 cabins) / 6 pax (3 double rooms/cabins) / 8 pax (4 double rooms/cabins).

Restrictions : Do not touch corals please / Be a responsible and ethical snorkeler and diver / No flash photography of ancient paintings / Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. / Do not leave plastics behind / Please do not feed wild animals.

Price includes : Vehicle reflecting number of guests / Accommodation with breakfast and dinner / Ultra modern yacht with 4 spacious cabins with all drinks and meals onboard / Entrance tickets mentioned / Personal guides mentioned / Water / All Gov taxes.

Child price : Aged 6 - 12 is considered a child / Aged 0 - 6 is free of charge.

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Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.

You may bring : Hat and sun glass / Sun cream / Camera


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ITINERARY

1 Day - Anuradhpura

Samadhi

Excursions - After welcoming at the BI Airport, we drive you straight to Anuradhapura, four and half hour drive, for your first night sleep. (If you have a late arrival we can arrange a nearby accommodation instead).

Read further, here.

Accommodation - Forest Rock Garden / Room category - Deluxe room / Meal plan - Dinner & Breakfast.

2 Day - Analaitivu

Excursions - After enjoying breakfast, enjoy a short guided tour of Anuradhpura UNESCO World Heritage site. After that we drive to Kurikadduwan Jetty, 5 hrs drive,  in Jaffna were the captain will welcome you on-board at 4 PM. The captain shows your cabin and we set sail. For the first night we anchor close to Analaitivu. Enjoy beautiful sunset. Dinner is served onboard.

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Accommodation - Ultra modern Yacht Room category - Cabin / Meal plan - Snacks and Dinner.

3 Day - Delft Island

Jaffna - Sri LankaExcursions - Next day early morning, with a light breakfast with an exquisitely blended local cuppa, we set sail to Delft Island. We briefly enjoy the Island before partaking into a splendid fish curry lunch served by a local family. In afternoon, we visit the Island fully and return to the yacht at sunset for dinner on board.

Read further, here.

Accommodation - Ultra modern Yacht Room category - Cabin / Meal plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

4 Day - Kakarative Island

Kakarative Island - Sri LankaExcursions - Third day morning, after breakfast, set sail to isolated and uninhabited Kakarative Island! In there, we enjoy lunch. A snorkeling session is organized before sailing back to Nainativu Island in this fabulous place!

Read further - here.

Accommodation - Ultra modern Yacht Room category - Cabin / Meal plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

5 Day - Kandy

Peradeniya Garden - KandyExcursions - After breakfast on board, we use our dingy boat to visit Sri Nagapoosani Amman Temple and Naga Viharaya in Nainativu. After lunch on board we say farewell to the crew and drive straight to Kandy. We arrive at the hotel for dinner at 8 PM. 

Read further - here.

Accommodation - Cinnamon Citadel Room category - Deluxe / Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

6 Day - Kandy

Sri Dalada Maligawa - KandyExcursions - After enjoying breakfast, we drive to enjoy a guided tour of Peradeniya Botanical Garden. You may want to try yourself walking and shopping in the city and find a place to enjoy lunch yourself - we have many recommendations and a complementary guide if you need one.

Afternoon, we have arranged a short guided tour to Kandy Temple. And Kandyan dance concludes the day! We leave out the options open for your dinner today.

Read further - here.

Accommodation - Cinnamon Citadel Room category - Deluxe / Meal plan - Breakfast.

7 Day - Colombo

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - Sri LankaExcursions - After enjoying breakfast, we drive toward to Colombo. We visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on the way.

Ideas - Ask us to reserve chairs at Crab Ministry for dinner.

Read further - here.

Accommodation - Kingsbury Hotel Room category - Deluxe room / Meal plan - Breakfast.

8 Day - Departure

Katunayake - Sri Lanka

Excursions - Your may have some time left for a brief Colombo city tour today. If not our driver will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the Airport for farewell.

We will say farewell to you until next time!

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