This is the ultimate tour of Sri Lanka, spending three weeks surfing both the West and East Coast, followed by a week traveling through the beautiful Hill Country, visiting tea plantations, temples and climbing the sacred 5,000ft pilgrimage up ‘ Adam’s Peak.
If you're looking to experience the best of Sri Lanka in one tour, we've done the planning for you! You will spend two weeks surfing and exploring the South West Coast based out of our Surf House in Ahangama, go back in time for a week Surfing in Arugam Bay, before travelling in land to explore Kandy, Ella and Adam's Peak.
What to Expect
We strive to have the most progressive surf coaching package in the game. With a team of instructors led by former WCT surfer Nikita Rob and our dedicated coaching course, we offer an immersive surf course like no other.
Combine this with colourful cuisine, bright blue waves, dreamy beachfront accommodation and a culture overload to stimulate all senses; a once in a lifetime experience awaits...
March or October?
Both tours start during the shoulder of the peak seasons, meaning cheaper flights and quieter line-ups. March means West to East Coast, and October means East to West Coast, with both tours ending with a week in the magical Hill Country. Both trips offer the same incredible experience, so just book which works out best for your calendar.
Surf Camp Accommodation
Trip Leaders For Duration
Video Surf Analysis
All Surf Lessons
Surf Guiding To The Best Beaches
All Surf Transport
Photos Of Your Surfing
Additional Excursions And Activities
Here you'll find a day by day breakdown of your course.
Welcome to Sri Lanka
Upon arrival you will be greeted at the airport by your Trip Leader and other riders, before travelling by private transfer to the surf camp in Arugam Bay (October), or our Surf House in Ahangama (March).
Here you will be introduced to the team and given time to settle in before we tuck in to a traditional Sri Lankan curry :)
Surf, Yoga, Explore
Improve your surfing day in, day out and reap the physical and mental benefits of practicing yoga. Make the most of your surfing down time by discovering Sri Lanka's flavourful food, welcoming people and timeless ruins.
If you're on the March tour, the first 2 weeks will be spent in Ahangama. If you're on the October tour, then you spend the first week in Arugam Bay, followed by 2 weeks in Ahangama. Both trips complete with a final week in the Hill Country.
Travel to the other coast!
Stock up on rotis for the journey through the most beautiful parts of the country and glimpse incredible jungle scenery! The journey itself is an adventure and without fail we’ve spotted elephants casually cruising on the side of the road.
Hill CountrySpend the final week traveling the Hill Country through Ella, Kandy and Adams Peak, visiting tea plantations, monesteries, temples, climbing the famous 5,000ft Sri Pada pilgrimage and receiving a much needed traditional ayurvedic massage before heading home.
On your final night, we will all still be aching from climbing all 5,500 steps at Adam's Peak so a big Sri Lankan curry will be much needed, followed by a couple of cold Lion Beers and a good sleep before your journey home begins :(
What past riders say
Fun waves and the friendliest people - simply the best surf trip ever.Will Jessup
This was one of the best vacations of my life! Surfed a lot, met amazing people and there was a great atmosphere at the surf camp. Beautiful beach right in front of you and the surf camp is situated in a very authentic and local area. Max, Angie and Lee were amazing, ready to meet everybody's needs and create a friendly, chilled out and sparkling vibe.Elena De Besi
I had a great time in beautiful Sri Lanka, surfing in clear blue warm water and making new friends, shame it was all over too quickly!Pat Porter
Sri Lanka is beautiful with blue green sea, unspoilt beaches and perfect waves. Two weeks of paradise with amazing people, eating fantastic food and drinking arrack. Partying from sunset to sunrise...The surfing was pretty sick too. Thank you!Siobahn Hill
Sri Lanka - friendly and beautiful with the funnest waves! Great place to explore and build up confidence in the waterMari O'Connor
My trip to Sri Lanka was insane! The country is absolutely incredible, all of the people I met were super fun and friendly and my surfing ability has come on so much. I can't wait for my next Ticket to Ride Adventure!Ellen Rudge
Fantastic trip and a great atmosphere throughout the entire time. I’ve met so many great people on this trip, with whom I hope to stay in touch and reconnect in the future. I was lucky enough to be put in a single room, which was a bonus and made a huge difference to the overall experience. Great vibes at Sion Surf camp, amazing time and great staff there; their BBQs are legendary by now. Everything was well organised before the trip and during the entire stay, and Max and Josh made sure everything went smooth, were very responsive to anything we have raised with them, or whenever we have asked any questions and also well connected with our group. It was quite intense first two weeks, packed with yoga, surf, and more surf, but in a good sense. I loved that we could see our videos and photos from each day trip and see our progress and receive feedback. I have never had that before in any of my surf trips (even organised ones) and it really makes a huge difference to improve, if you can see yourself and get a feedback on your surfing. Also Olly and Rodger our local surf instructors were very nice and wanted to ensure we had fun and catching waves, even when the swell was small. I can say the same about Fasal from Arugambay, who gave us very useful tips before each session. It was definitely one of my best surf trips, I somehow magically managed to progress to much shorter board, I thought it would take me another two years to ride! It was a great holiday, one of the best.Irena Miroforidu
Sri Lanka, a stunning country to learn to surf in! Perfect for beginners, and intermediates, and made all the more special by a great coaching team of Josh David and Max! Don’t think about it! DO IT!!Lisa
The best way to sum up TTR trips is 'good vibes'. From the surf instructors, yoga, camp staff and the weird and wonderful people you meet on the trip, the good vibes are always flowing. Couldn't recommend a TTR trip more if you want to improve your surf, practice yoga, explore a stunning new country and drink local beers with awesome like-minded people along the way.Ellen
Loved the trip, first surfing experience abroad to remember. Can't speak highly enough of Josh as an instructor and general organiser of daily activities as well as David and the Sion instructors. Will definitely be back to sri lankaElin
For those joining us in March, Ahangama is the first stop on the tour. The journey is around 2 hours.
For those joining us in October, the first stop is Arugam Bay. The journey is around 8 hours East. It's a long way but it's worth it.
The journey from Adam's Peak to the airport is around 6 hours, so please bear this in mind when booking your return flight.
It takes around 6 hours to get from Coast to Coast.
Guests joining us in March will travel to Arugam Bay for 1 Week, after spending the first 2 weeks in Ahangama.
Guests joining us in October will travel to Ahangama for 2 weeks, having spent the first week in Arugam Bay.
In Ahangama (2 weeks) your breakfast and 5 evening meals per week are included (so budget 2 evening meals). In Arugam Bay (1 week) your breakfast and lunch is included (so budget for evening meals) and in the Hill Country (1 week) your breakfast only is included (so budget for lunch and dinners). It's always good to have some spare cash for snacks on the road and evening beers as well!
A meal in Sri Lanka can range from as little as £1 for a simple rice or curry, while a fresh tuna steak and a large Lion beer will set you back about £6. You can get two rotis and a milo for 100RS (50p) and rice and curry for 200RS (£1).
The majority of surfers on our trips are beginners with minimal surfing experience. Sri Lanka is the perfect place to learn with super fun waves and friendly beach breaks but we can also cater to more advanced surfers. Our Trip Leaders are very experienced surfers and coaches that tailor their coaching to your skill level, so you'll leave Sri Lanka an infinitely better surfer than when you arrived.
October Tour: YES! As the transfer from Colombo airport to Arugam Bay on the East Coast is around 8 hours, you will need to arrive by 1pm on the first day of your trip. However, on your departure day you can fly at any time and we will get you to the airport in time.
March Tour: No - You simply need to arrive at Colombo airport any time on the first day of your trip, but ideally not before 4am and depart Colombo anytime on the final day of your trip. As the airport is just a few hours away, we can arrange pick ups throughout the day.
We send out more specific trip information and arrival instructions once you have secured your place, but essentially a trip leader will be there to greet you in the Arrivals hall at Colombo airport.
Everyone traveling to Sri Lanka must have Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for entering in to Sri Lanka. Visit www.eta.gov.lkfor more information.
Before you leave for Sri Lanka, please go and see either your local GP or travel surgery and explain where you are going, so that you can be vaccinated accordingly. It is important to do this is good time and we would suggest sorting this 3 or 4 weeks before you leave. For more information, please check out the following websites:
There are no mandatory vaccination requirements for Sri Lanka. However, the following vaccinations are recommended: Typhoid (monovalent), Polio, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies. The health risks in Sri Lanka are different to those encountered in Europe and North America. Watch out for bowel diseases such as diarrhoea and amoebic dysentery, vector borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, and a variety of fungal infections. Sri Lanka’s physicians are very experienced in dealing with locally occurring diseases.
For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, check http://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
You will surf for 15 full days. This will include a mixture of surf lessons, guided surfs, theory classes and video analysis.
Kumana National Park Tour We will spend an afternoon at Kumana National park where you'll get the chance to see elephants, leopards and a whole host of wildlife in their natural environment.
Pottuvil Lagoon Tour: Led by our local guides, we paddle on traditional crafted catamarans from the main land to a secluded beach inhabited by local fisherman. Expect to see an abundance of wildlife such as elephants, eagles, water buffalo, crocodiles and more.
Tea Plantation Sri Lanka is famous for tea, being one of the countries largest exports so we head to a local tea plantation to find out how our favourite drink is made!
Massage One Ayurvedic Full Body Massage is included. This is an ancient traditional method of massage and will be very needed after three weeks of relentless surfing.
Temple of the Tooth In Kandy we will visit the famous Temple of the Tooth - the cream of the crop when it comes to temples in Sri Lanka.
Botanical Gardens We will also visit the beautiful Botanical Gardens, where monkeys swing freely in the trees and some of the countries most colourful flowers and trees grow.
Adams Peak Climbing Adam's Peak is our crescendo. Adam's Peak or Sri Pada is an important pilgrimage site and we will join other pilgrims as they walk the 5,500 steps up to the top of the mountain! The goal is to be on top of the mountain at sunrise, when the distinctive shape of the mountain casts a triangular shadow on the surrounding plain and can be seen to move quickly downward as the sun rises.
Breakfast and 5 dinners per week in Ahangama. Breakfast and 5 lunches in Arugam. Breakfast only in the Hill Country.