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.
Our Northern Sri Lanka Explorer tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
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.
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.
Places Visited: Colombo (1N) - Negombo (1N) - Anuradhapura (2N) - Jaffna (2N) - Trincomalee (2N) - Kandy (1N)
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