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Northern Sri Lanka Explorer | 10 days | Go Beyond Group Tour | from $5,790pp
Discover the wonders of Northern & Eastern Sri Lanka. The east coast introduces you to the tranquil harbour and fine beaches. Travelling inland you will experience temples, history, heritage and colourful arts and crafts at local bazaars.
Discover the well preserved ruins of Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage city.
Jaffna Fort an archaeological monument showing the destruction caused by a cival war.
This golden roofed temple houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha.
Walk along Galle Face Green for amazing views and experience the true ambiance of this city.
Our Northern Sri Lanka Explorer Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
Wilpattu National Park offers spectacular sights and is well known for its population of
elephant, sloth bear, spotted deer, mongoose and water buffalo. Enjoy a jeep safari
through the park to spot the many species of wildlife that reside here.
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.
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There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.
Fly to Colombo. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Negombo, the rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure.
In the morning drive to Anuradhapura, experiencing a jeep safari through Wilpattu National Park en route. This park is known for its elephant, sloth bear and water buffalo population. Anuradhapura's greatest treasures are its dagobas domes which enshrine sacred relics, here you will discover its most renowned relic, the 2,250-year-old sacred Bo Tree.
Rise early for a city tour to learn more about the history and archaeological sites of the city. Anuradhapura was one of the first capitals of Ancient Ceylon and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and still a sacred centre for the Buddhist faith in modern day Sri Lanka. Brazen Palace's stone columns are all that is left of magnificent residence for monks.
This morning, hit the road on a picturesque coastal drive to Jaffna. This afternoon, a city tour takes you to Naguleswaram Temple, the Hot Springs of Keerimalai and the ruins of the Kantharodai Buddhist Temple. Keerimalai is a freshwater pond located a few feet from the sea. The water is clean and refreshing with two ponds segregated for male and female devotees.
Today, enjoy your morning visiting Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil Temple, considered the most prominent Hindu religious attraction. Jaffna Fort is the second largest fort in Sri Lanka, constructed with black corals. Later you will visit vibrant Jaffna market.
Enjoy a scenic drive through the northern tip of Sri Lanka to Trincomalee. On arrival enjoy, the afternoon & evening by the harbour-side.
Enjoy a day at leisure to do your own exploring of one of the world's finest natural harbourside, its Shiva Temple, and sacred and religious sites, or simply relax at your hotel.
Rise early this morning to travel to Kandy. Explore this small lakeside town set amongst the hills and discover the bazaar, arts and crafts offerings, museums and fruit markets. Kandy is home to the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, the Temple of the Tooth Relic – one of the most sacred places of Buddhist worship. This evening you will enjoy a cultural show.
Enjoy the changing scenery driving through the heart of Sri Lanka from Kandy to Colombo. Once in Colombo enjoy a city walking tour, visiting the Lighthouse, Galle Face Promenade, the National Museum and many more historical landmarks in Colombo. Enjoy a farewell dinner before transferring to the airport for your flight home.
Most nationalities require a visa when travelling to Sri Lanka. Travellers should arrange visas well in advance of departure. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your visa in the price of your tour. We handle the entire application process – all you need to do is complete the paperwork and send your passport to us eight weeks prior to departure. We are always on hand to help you with any queries you may have while completing the application form.
While travelling overseas, the Wendy Wu Tours contact number during business hours is +61 2 9224 8888. Emergency Assistance (24-hours) is 0044 1888 288 288. You will find mobile phone coverage to be quite high throughout Asia. We recommend contacting your mobile carrier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated call and data costs before you leave Australia. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi, which usually comes at a cost.
Tipping is not commonplace in Australia. In Asia however, it is anticipated that a tip be given to reward good service. With that in mind, we have a tipping system for our group tours. Each passenger ‘tips’ a set amount to the National Escort at the start of the tour or on arrival in each country. They then distribute this as appropriate. Tipping is appreciated for Private and Tailor-Made travel. In your final documents, we include guidelines for tipping when travelling independently.
We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or too unusual. Breakfast at your hotel includes local and western dishes. A myth about Sri Lanka is that the food is of poor quality and always spicy. This is definitely not the case! In addition, a great deal of Sri Lankan cuisine is vegetarian. Drinks are at your own expense. Beer is widely available. Bottled drinking water and soft drinks are widely available – you should only have ice, juices, or lassies from a trusted source that uses boiled or bottled water.
Shopping is a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests while on holiday, your tour includes a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. Included are visits to establishments that provide locally produced goods, unique to your destination. Witness the creation of these products, and see first-hand how their production supports the local economy. As most travellers like to take home souvenirs, we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
Wendy Wu Tours inspects all hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service, which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family-run guesthouse in a smaller town. Chosen hotels are also chosen for ease of navigation around tourist sights.
At Wendy Wu Tours we are all avid adventurers, constantly seeking out the best ways for you to experience the world. That's why we are touring experts - our customer reviews and numerous awards say it all. This website is all about showcasing top sights magnificent hidden gems; about the plethora of different types of authentic and exciting experiences that we can offer you; and about giving you the very best holiday, whether it's your first visit or your 10th. Wendy Wu and the team look forward to welcoming you soon!