Overview

Apart from surfing and the enjoyment of beach life, there are so many things to see around Arugam Bay, mainly cultural sites and wildlife. The area has a lovely, romantic gently sloping landscape without mountains. You can either rent a push bicycle, a motorbike or explore the area by tuktuk. Separately you can hire a local tour-guide or if you want to have your excursion fully organized, select an appropriate touroperator.

Below you will find a list of prices for hiring surf boards, bikes, jeeps and tuktuks, to give you an indication to compose your budget. Mind that the rates are an indication, based on our information dated January 2015. Prices may change in due of time and vary from one to another tourism provider.

Hiring surfing equipment

Rps. 250 (per hour)

Rps. 1000 (per day)

Rps. 5600 (per week)

Bike hire

Rps. 1000 (per day)

Surfing instruction, including equipment

Rps. 1800 (per hour)

Rps. 3000 (2 hours)

Okanda Temple + Sastrawela (tuktuk)

Rps. 3000 (06.00 a.m  to 01.00 p.m.)

Okanda Temple + Kudumbigala Monastery

Rps. 3000 (06.00 a.m  to01.00 p.m.)

Okanda + Sastrawela + KudumbigalaMonastry

Rps. 4500 (06.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.)

Kumana National Park (Yala East)

Rps. 2100 (entrance fees for 1 person)

Rps. 3600 (entrance fees for 2 persons)

Rps. 7500 (entrance fees for 5 persons)

Rps. 9000 (jeep hire from 05.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.)

Panama Watertank by tuktuk (reservoir with crocodiles, elephants, peacocks and other birds)

Rps. 1500 (for 2 hours)

Kumana NP + one of the ancient temples/monastery

Rps. 12000 (jeep hire from 05.00 to 01.00 p.m.) + the above-mentioned entrance fees)

Lahugala + MagugulMaha Temple by tuktuk

Rps. 2500 (06.00 to 11.00)

Kota Vehera + Neelageri temple complex

Rps. 1000 (2 hours)

Lahugala + Kota Vehera/Neelageri temple by tuktuk

Rps. 2000 (06.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.)

Pottuvil Lagoon ride

Rps. 2500 (04.00 p.m. to 06.00 p.m.)

Urani Lagoon boat ride

Rps. 1000 (for tuktuk)

Rps. 2500 (for the boat ride (04.00 to 06.30 p.m.)

Sea tours and dolphin watching

Rps. 8000 (max. 4 persons) (06.00 a.m. to 08.00 a.m.)

 

Pottuvil Lagoon Eco Tour

List of Surf shops (Chill in, Banana Surf Shop, Ocean Surf Shop, A-Bay Surf Shop)

List of surfing instructors/surfing schools (rates) (Safa Surf School, Arugam Bay Surf School, Banana Surf Shop) 1 hour 1,800; 2 hrs. 3,000 (Banana incl. equipment); Safa Surf School (Fawas), Phone Number: +94 77 955 2268, Main Street Arugam Bay,

Ayurveda

Arugam Bay Ayurveda Treatment Centre

Address: Main Street, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Phone Number: 71 883 6 883

 

Taxi rates

Excursion rates (ancient places and temples + dolphin safari’s)

Okanda + Sastrawela half day tuktuk 3000 from 06,00 – 13.00

Okanda + Kudumbigala Monastery half day 3000 06.00 – 13.00

Okanda + Sastrawela + Monastry full day tuktuk 4500 06.00 – 17.00

Kumana NP (Yala East) entrance fee 1 pers. 2100; 2 pers. 3600; 5 pers. 7500; jeep 9000; 05.00 – 13.00

Panama Watertank(crocodiles, elephants, peacocks) 1500 (2 hrs)

Lahugala evening 15.00 – 19.00 2000 + Tharulengala 2500 14.00 – 19.00

Lahugala + MagulMaha 14.00 – 19.00 2500

Kota Vehera + Neelageri 2 hrs 1000

Lahugala + Kota Vehera/Neelageri 2000

 

 

Lagoon boat ridesUrani Bridge 10 km from Arugam Bay 1000 + 2500 boatride 2 to 3 hrs. 16.00a