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North and eastern Sri Lanka is a culturally fascinating combination of ocean-orientated Muslim communities, the rich Tamil culture, wildlife and astonishing Hindu temples.
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10 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.
Culture & Heritage
The North and the East of Sri Lanka is a combination of ocean-orientated Muslim communities, rich Tamil culture, astonishing Hindu temples, crumbling colonial forts, rarely visited National Parks, dazzling markets and hidden bays and stretch-for-miles white sand beaches.
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Explore beautiful Jaffna. Recently reopened to
travellers after decades of civil war. The
city beautiful temples and churches.
Kumana National Park is a bird sanctuary and also home to bigger creatures such as the Elephant, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear and Leopard.
The ancient ruins of Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site containing collections of archaeological and architectural wonders.
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On arrival transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy a morning tour of Colombo before proceeding to the ancient city of Anuradhapura to see the central and sacred old Bo Tree, a spiritual reminder of the beginnings of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and the inspiration for Anuradhapura’s great buildings. (B)(L)
Depart for Jaffna, recently reopened to travellers after decades of civil war. The city has attractive palm shaded colonial-era suburbs and beautiful temples and churches. (B)
This morning, visit Jaffna’s charming morning market to enjoy the smells of local coffee, fruit and cigars. Tour several Hindu temples and relax at the Keerimalai Spring. (B)(L)
Travel to Iranamadu Tank, one of the largest reservoirs in the country, before arriving at the beachside town of Trincomalee. (B)(L)
Spend the morning relaxing or snorkelling. The reef here is shallow and home to dozens of corals, hundreds of reef fish and turtles. View some Hindu temples and ruins in the afternoon. (B)(D)
Today, travel south past the beautiful white sand beach at Vakarai before arriving at the beach town of Batticaloa. (B)
See giant monitor lizards, crocodiles, kingfishers, elephants, birdlife and monkeys on a mangrove eco-tour in Pottuvil before heading to Arugam Bay. (B)(L)
Today is a perfect day to unwind on the beach at Arugam Bay. Later, embark on a dusk wildlife safari in Kumana National Park. It’s not rare to spot a leopard, along with elephants, crocodiles, turtles, white cobras, wild buffalo and tons of birds. (B)
Travel via the giant Buddha at Maligawila en route to Colombo. Back in Colombo, stop for some sunset drinks at the colonial gem, the Galle Face Hotel, and enjoy a dinner at a boutique restaurant. (B)(D)
Transfer to Colombo Airport for your flight home. (B)
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