Welcome to the East!

After 3 decades of war, the Eastern Province opens up to tourism. Facilities are gradually improved, to make sure that visitors to Sri Lanka enjoy the hospitality and unspoilt environment of the Eastern Province.
At East ‘N West On Board, we have spent one year visiting the Eastern Province and developing our network to be able to guide you on and off the tracks in newly opened areas. 
We are happy to help you organize your holidays here: itineraries, accommodation, transport, accommodation… Just ask for it!

Are you guys serious 2Since we are based in the East – and love our environment – we can propose you some itineraries that focus ONLY on the Eastern part of Sri Lanka. Batticaloa, Passikudah, Ampara, Arugambay, Nilaveli, Trincomalee, Kudumbimalai, etc… we do believe we have enough resources to keep you busy for at least 10 days. Below is an example of tour we can organize for you to explore the East.

But before you book this one, remember one thing… The Kandy tooth temple and the tea factory in Nuwara eliya are NOT in the East! And you won’t even climb Sigiriya rock if you book this tour…

If you are thrilled about living an E.E.E (Exclusively Eastern Experience), then this “Focus on the East” itinerary is definitely for you! Have a look below.


kalladyDay 1: Colombo to Batticaloa. Transfer by air, van or by private A/C bus with reception in Batticaloa. Visit of Kallady Beach. Night in Batticaloa.

temple festivalDay 2: Bicycle ride in and around Batticaloa. Discovery of the bird sanctuary, the palmyrah handicraft, offering ceremony at the local Hindu temple, ride along the gorgeous sea and lagoon, visit of the environmental centre and the lighthouse. Night in Batticaloa.

Day 3: Visit to the market and cooking class in a local family. In the afternoon, fishing class on the lagoon with local fishermen.  Night in Batticaloa.

from Kudumbimalaidry fishDay 4: Trekking in Kudumbimalai, visit of the military museum, rock climbing, lunch in a local family, visit of the village and observation of the wildlife. Night in Passikudah.

Day 5: Water sports in Passikudah. Snorkelling session with a local fisherman, bathing. After lunch, sailing session on the Bay. Night in Passikudah.

oluvil longEastern Marvels of Sri Lanka KinniyaDay 6: Day visit to Trincomalee and Nilaveli. Visit of Lanka Patuna, Trincomalee’s natural harbour, Fort Fredrick, Koneswaram Temple, Lovers’ Leap, Hot spring wells, Nilaveli Beach. Night in Nilaveli.

Day 7: Dolphin/Whale watching, visit of Seruwila Mangala temple, transfer to Batticaloa district. Night in homestay in a village.

tankDay 8: Transfer to Ampara district, on the way, visit of the handloom industry. After lunch, boat safari on Senanayake
Lake. Night in Gal Oya Park.

dyed threadDay 9: Visit of Ampara Peace Pagoda, visit of a Buddhist temple, transfer to Arugam Bay. Surfing session (optional), beach barbecue for dinner. Night in Arugam Bay.

Day 10: Visit of Kumana national park, bird watching.
Evening relaxation of the beach and shopping. Night
transfer to Colombo by van or private A/C bus.





So? Are you convinced now that we can keep you busy for 10 days in the Eastern province? Of course, if you reeeeeaaaally miss Matale spice gardens… don’t worry! We’ll build you an “A La Carte” itinerary so that you go back home with your travelling dreams fulfilled…

N.B: Message to travel agencies based in Colombo or elsewhere: If you are willing to include the Eastern province in your itineraries,  we can support you to identify adapted accommodation facilities and organize excursions and unique experiences in the East for your guests. Feel free to ask!

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