White sand beach in Trincomalee | Sri Lanka
FROM: USD $2,495 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the delights of northern Sri Lanka and the east coast, on this fascinating 10 day tour. Safari in Wilpattu National Park, explore ancient Anuradhapura and the remote city of Jaffna before heading east to the beautiful beaches of Trincomalee and Passekudah.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Wilpattu National Park - Go in search of wildlife on a jeep safari in Sri Lanka's largest national park, which is renowned for its leopards
Jaffna - Take in the sights of Sri Lanka's northern most city, including Nagadeepa Buddhist Temple, Nallur Hindu Temple and Jaffna Fort
Passekudah - Soak up the sunshine on pristine sandy beaches and swim in crystal clear waters
Anuradhapura - See the archaeological wonders of Sri Lanka's first capital
Trincomalee - Explore this historic harbour city, its revered Konesar Temple, Hot Water Wells and beautiful natural harbour
Sigiriya - Climb the 5th century Lion Rock and see the beautiful Heavenly Maidens

Included

Breakfast daily
Touring - Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Trincomalee and Sigiriya
Train journey from Anuradhapura to Jaffna Escorted by a licensed English speaking chauffeur guide
Escorted by a licensed English speaking chauffeur guide
An airport arrival transfer day 1 and a departure transfer day 10
9 nights SUPERIOR hotels. STANDARD and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park
Entrance and park fees to all included sites
Specialist local guides at some sites
All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned tourism vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Colombo to Chilaw

Colombo - Chilaw. Upon arrival at Colombo International Airport you will be met and transferred north to your beach front resort in the charming coastal of town of Chilaw. Spend the remainder of today at leisure.
Overnight: Chilaw

Day 2

Wilpattu NP & Anuradhapura

Chilaw - Anuradhapura. This morning, we journey north to Anuradhapura, stopping en route for a jeep safari in Wilpattu, Sri Lanka's largest national park. The park is home to up to 50 elephants and more than 50 leopards, as well as spotted deer, sloth, bears, wild pigs and more.

This afternoon e explore Anuradhapura, the first capital and grandest city of ancient Sri Lanka, home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A sightseeing tour of the city takes in both historical and archaeological sites of interest. Highlights include the sacred bo-tree, the oldest documented tree in the world, the 1600 columns of Brazen Palace and Ruwanweliseya - the most famous dagobas in Sri Lanka.
Overnight: Anuradhapura  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Picturesque train journey to Jaffna

Anuradhapura - Jaffna. Transfer to Anuradhapura Railway Station for our scenic train journey to Jaffna, located on the northern most peninsula of the island. During the three hour journey sit back and relax and enjoy the lush scenery. As the train gets closer to Jaffna you can enjoy the views of the shallow lagoons and salt pans. Upon arrival at Jaffna Railway Station, you will be met and transferred to our hotel..
Overnight: Jaffna  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Jaffna sightseeing

After two decades of isolation, the remote and vibrant city of Jaffna is now open to visitors. After breakfast, we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jaffna, highlights include the star shaped Jaffna Fort, the second largest in Sri Lanka, built by the Dutch in 1619 and the huge Nallur Hindu Temple, which is one of the most important places of Hindu worship in Sri Lanka. Another highlight is Nagadeepa Buddhist Temple, which is said to be the site where Buddha came during his second visit to Sri Lanka.
Overnight: Jaffna  |  Breakfast

Days 5-6

Trincomalee

Jaffna - Trincomalee. Leaving Jaffna on day 5, we travel south to Trincomalee on the north eastern coast. Overlooking the beautiful Kottiyar Bay, the historic city of Trincomalee is one of the main centres of the Tamil speaking culture. Upon arrival and check in to our hotel and we spend the rest of day at leisure.

On day 6 we embark on a sightseeing tour that takes in Thirukonamalai Konesar Temple and Hot Water Wells, the Temple of the Thousand Pillars and Dakshina-Then Kailasam - a classical medieval Hindu temple complex. The rest of the afternoon is free for some R&R on the beach.
Overnight: Trincomalee  |  Breakfast x 2

Days 7-8

Ancient Buddhist temple

Trincomlaee - Passekudah. On day 7 bid farewell to Trincomalee and travel down the east coast to Passekudah, stopping en route to see Seruwavila, an ancient Buddhist temple. The coastal resort of Passekudah is blessed with miles of beautiful, white sandy beach, a shallow coastline and crystal clear waters. After hotel check, spend the rest of our time here at leisure, soaking up the sunshine and enjoying one of Sri Lanka's finest beaches.
Overnight: Passekudah  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 9

Lion Rock Fortress

Passekudah - Sigiriya - Negombo. This morning we travel west to Sigiriya to visit the famous ‘Lion Rock’ fortress. Built over 1500 years ago, this beautiful citadel stands 200 meters high in the middle of verdant jungle and was an important stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. It can be viewed from miles around and is definitely one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic and famous sites. You’ll be able to view the world famous paintings of the Heavenly Maidens which stand in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway and climb to the top of the rock for wonderful panoramic views.

From Sigiriya, we drive to the laid-back coastal town of Negombo, just north of Colombo where we spend our final night.
Overnight: Negombo  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Farewell

Negombo - Colombo. Breakfast and hotel check out. Departure transfer to Colombo Airport or consider extending your stay to explore the capital.
Breakfast

Extend your stay!

Consider spending some extra time exploring Sri Lanka's beautiful tropical coastline or simply relax and soak up the sun with a good book. Alternatively, opt to head to one of the other national parks to go in search of Sri Lanka's abundant wildlife. Extend your stay by a day, a week or even two! We offer a variety of properties for you to choose from. Browse our best places to visit, Sri Lanka's best beaches or wildlife in Sri Lanka pages for suggestions on what to see and do on your holiday. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know so we can accommodate your request.

For information about visas, top travel tips, best time to travel and much more, take a look through our travel guide.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply. Please note - if you are travelling over Christmas/New Year period a supplement will apply.

 
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Sri Lanka North East & Beach - 10 Days
USD $2495
USD $1200

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Colombo
Ends
Colombo
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Superior
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 9
Visiting
Colombo, Anuradhapura, Wilpattu National Park , Jaffna, Trincomalee, Passekudah, Negombo
Countries
Scenery of Wilpattu National Park in Sri Lanka
Jaffna High 1
Jaffna High 1
Pristine golden beach with palm dreams and clear water in Trincomalee
Traditional Sri Lankan fishing boat on the sandy beach in Negombo
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