Sailing Tour of Sri Lanka

11DAYS 10NIGHTS

Day 01

Palk bay is certainly the most untouched part of the country. Situated between India and Sri Lanka this highly strategic area offers pristine beaches and deserted islands virgin of any touristic development while the Jade 52 is the only yacht sailing in the area. You will discover landscapes never seen before and live a full week surrounded by the Sri Lankan culture. This cruise is a 100% new sailing adventure. (About 102 Nautic Miles for the 7 days of cruising)

AIRPORT / KALPITIYA (Approx. 2 Hour & 35 minutes drive – about 125 KM)

Arrive in Sri Lanka. You will be met by a representative of MAC Travels and transferred to the hotel in Kalpitiya. Check-in and relax at the hotel. Optional : free for Horse riding in the hotel area.

Overnight stay at Ruwala Resort Kalpitya

Day 02

KALPITIYA

Leisure at the hotel. Optional : free to enjoy Kite surfing in the lagoon area. (November to April : Can go on Dolphin watching in the sea ) / Wilpattu national park excursion .

Overnight stay at Ruwala Resort Kalpitya

Day 03

KALPITIYA / TALAIMANNER (Approx. 4 Hour & 15 minutes drive – about 215 KM)

After Breakfast leave for Talaimanner. Guests embark onboard Jade 52’ at 4.00 P.m in Tailaimannar and will sail from the pier to the wonderfull island of Iranitivu. After a 03 hours cruise the captain will choose the best spot to drop the anchor un the crystal blue water. A first night in between two countries, at the hearth of history..

Night at anchorage.

Day 04

TALAIMANNER / JAFFNA

You wake up and have time for a swim before or after Breakfast. The crew will sail to Palitivu where a short stop over will be organize for a typical local lunch. In the afternoon, Jade will head toward Jaffna deserted sand banks during a 2 hours cruise.

Night at anchorage.

Day 05

JAFFNA

After an early Breakfast we take you with the dinghy to Jaffna town. A guided visit can be organized for our guests (at an extra cost). After a local lunch in town, the Jade will sail to Nainativu island. At sunset you will spot the amazing and colorful temples of the island.

Night at anchorage.

Day 06

JAFFNA

On the Fourth day, you will sail three hours before spotting the wonderful Delft Island where horses and ponies roam around freely. This is the last island that kept a Dutch name from its colonial past. The afternoon is dedicated to exploring the island, all its historical sites and its deserted beaches.

Night at anchorage.

Day 07

JAFFNA / TALAIMANNER 

On day Five, the boat will sail at 10 a.m to Kachchaitivu. This small virgin island is completely deserted and surrounded by white sand banks and turquoise water. You have a full half day to enjoy the area both inland and underwater.

Night at anchorage.

Day 08

TALAIMANNER 

Around 11 A.m, after a last snorkeling session you sail to the famous Adam’s bridge. The captain chooses the best sand bank to spend the night. You have the whole afternoon to explore the white banks both by walking or swimming.

Night at anchorage.

Day 09

TALAIMANNER / ANURADAPURAYA (Approx. 2 Hour & 50 minutes drive – about 150 KM)

Sailing back to Tailamannar for a drop off just after Breakfast at 10 A.m. Your chauffeur will meet you once you are in Talaimanner and then head to Anuradapuraya. Rest at the hotel in the evening.

Overnight stay at Palm Garden Village

Day 10

ANURADAPURAYA / COLOMBO  (Approx. 5 Hour drive – about 235 KM )

After Breakfast leave for Colombo. Evening rest at the hotel after a long drive. (Optional : visit  Anuradpuraya ancient ruins in the morning time)

Colombo, the largest city in Sri Lanka, is the commercial capital and located on the west coast of the island. Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was well known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. It was made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815 and its status as capital was retained when the nation became independent in 1948. The city is a mish mash of colonial style buildings, commercial high rises, hotels and of course the glorious ocean front known as ‘Galle Face Green.’ Some of the finest structures built during the colonial times are still preserved in a part of the city know as ‘The Fort.’ Among the top sites to visit whilst in Colombo are Independence Square, Galle Face Hotel (which is the country’s oldest hotel built in 1868) and the adjoining Galle Face Green, The Fort, the bustling streets of Pettah, Town Hall and the Parliament building in Kotte.  Nightlife in Colombo is nothing to complaint about as the city boasts ample popular nightclubs and bars, mostly frequented by Colombo’s social elite. Colombo is a great city to unwind in and is a stop worth taking for some rest and relaxation!

Overnight stay at Cinnamon Grand Hotel.

Day 11

COLOMBO / AIRPORT (Approx. 45 minutes drive – about 37 KM )

After Breakfast transfer to the Airport for departure. (You have to be at the Airport 03 Hrs before the flight time in time to catch the flights which leaves at …… Hrs)