Relaxing beach stays, forts and temples.
A port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka, set on a peninsula, it has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. Trincomalee has a rich history and is home to Fort Frederick and an array of temples. There are fine beaches here too, providing a great place to relax at the end of your tour. Best for beach stays from March to September.
Note: For stays between 1st August 2019 and 31st January 2020, the Sri Lankan government has relaxed the visa requirements, meaning you can travel there VISA-FREE!
Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Trincomalee.
This revered temple at the summit of a rocky outcrop is one of Sri Lanka’s pancha ishwaram, five historical Hindu temples dedicated to Shiva and established to protect the island from natural disaster. It is an ancient place of worship, but the current building dates from 1952.
Fort Frederick has been a defensively important site for centuries. A fortress was first built here by the Portuguese in 1623 and later rebuilt by the Dutch, before the British took over in 1782. Even though the fortress is now used by the Sri Lankan military, you are still able to explore most of it.
The site for Kandasamy Kovil, Swami rock is also considered the world's greatest vantage point for spotting blue whales.
A selection of tours to Trincomalee
Sri Lanka Tailor Made Nature
Explore Sri Lanka
16 day tour from £2,599
This itinerary delves deep into this fascinating and diverse country, revealing an abundance of sights and experiences.
Sri Lanka Tailor Made Beach
Trincomalee Beach Stay
6 day tour from £270
Relax on a Sri Lankan beach, with six days in Trincomalee