The Undiscovered North of Sri Lanka

Hindu Temple, Jaffna
Hindu Temple, Jaffna
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    Prices from £2,995 per person sharing for departures in May.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights.
    • 13 nights accommodation.
    • Breakfast daily & 3 dinners.
    • Road transfers and tours with an English-speaking driver throughout your stay.
    • A first class train journey from Colombo to Anuradhapura.
    • Private wildlife safaris in Wilpattu & Minneriya National Parks.
  • Departure Information

    Daily departures year round.

    Flight options available:
    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

     

This adventurous and unique tour gives you a taste of Sri Lanka's Northern and Eastern Provinces, which are re-emerging after over 25 years of isolation during the Sri Lankan Civil War. This is a varied itinerary with elements to satisfy every seasoned traveller, from those who love ancient culture, to wildlife enthusiasts, to those whose ideal holiday involves time relaxing on untouched beaches and exploring undiscovered Islands. The itinerary moves from the bustling capital, Colombo, to the ancient capital of Anuradhapura, travelling by train. Here you will see the sacred Buddhist heart of the cultural triangle and do a private wildlife safari in Wilpattu National Park, one of Sri Lanka's less visited, before continuing north to the previously closed off city of Jaffna. Spend 3 days exploring Jaffna and its nearby islands with their colourful Hindu temples and distinctly Tamil culture, quite different from elsewhere in Sri Lanka. Continue down the east coast, spending 4 days split between 2 fabulous beach resorts in the quiet village of Kuchchaveli, near Trincomalee and on the white sand of Passekudah beach. Stop for 2 further nights in the Cultural Triangle on the way back to the west coast, climbing Sigirya Rock and indulging in another wildlife safari, this time in the Minneriya National Park, before your final night in a fabulous boutique hotel just a short drive from the airport.

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow - Colombo: with Sri Lankan Airlines.
  • 2
  • Colombo: transfer to your hotel in the city for 2 nights.
  • 3
  • Colombo: morning sightseeing tour of Colombo.
  • 4
  • Colombo - Anuradhapura: morning train journey to Anuradhapura. Afternoon tour of Anuradhapura & Mihintale.
  • 5
  • Anuradhapura - Wilpattu NP - Jaffna: morning safari in Wilpattu National Park. Continue to Jaffna for 3 nights.
  • 6
  • Jaffna - Nainativu Island - Jaffna: morning visit Nainativu Island. Afternoon tour of Jaffna.
  • 7
  • Jaffna - Delft Island - Jaffna: morning visit Delft Island. Afternoon tour of Jaffna.
  • 8
  • Jaffna - Kuchchaveli: drive to Kuchchaveli for 2 nights of luxurious relaxation.
  • 9
  • Kuchchaveli: day at leisure on the beach.
  • 10
  • Kuchchaveli - Trincomalee - Passekudah: morning city tour of Trincomalee. Afternoon continue to Passekudah for 2 nights.
  • 11
  • Passekudah: day at leisure.
  • 12
  • Passekudah - Polonnaruwa - Habarana: morning tour of Polonnaruwa. Continue to Habarana for 2 nights.
  • 13
  • The Cultural Triangle: morning climb Sigiriya Rock. Afternoon safari in Minneriya National Park.
  • 14
  • Habarana - Dambulla - Kotugoda: morning tour of Dambulla cave temples. Continue to Kotugoda for 1 night.
  • 15
  • Kotugoda - Colombo – London: morning transfer to the airport. Fly to London Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines. Evening arrival.
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