Explore the North of Sri Lanka
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Travel away from Sri Lanka’s typical tourists attractions and discover the incredible historical, cultural and natural beauty of the northern parts of the island. You can be enchanted by the marvelous Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka with its astounding rock fortress and murals carved out of stone that has lasted for almost a thousand years. Don’t miss out on scenic road trips to the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka that still has well-preserved ruins of ancient palaces, temples, bathing pools, murals and statues showcasing the island’s glorious past. You will get to visit the yet largely unexplored northern peninsula of the island and discover the many stunning lagoons and lovely Buddhist and Hindu temples on islets. Be one of the travelers enthralled by the tropical magic of this “pearl of the Indian Ocean.”

Explore the North Sri Lanka

Dambulla Golden Temple

Day 1
Arrival – Colombo Airport – Habarana

Begin your holiday in this tropical paradise with a fascinating tour of the Cultural Triangle. Once you arrive at the airport, our representative will greet you and drive you to Dambulla, in the north-central province. Your drive to this UNESCO World Heritage Site will take you through lush scenery of rice fields, coconut groves and mountains in the horizon. Arrive in Dambulla and go on to tour the incredible Cave Temples, which have stunning Buddhist murals in a system of five caves. Also, enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding area here. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Standard hotel

culture and heritage tour

Day 2
Habarana – Sigiriya – Habarana

Go on an early morning tour of the legendary Sigiriya rock fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited site in Sri Lanka. You will go on a guided tour of this incredible structure and discover impressive frescoes, gardens with natural caves and ruins of the ancient royal palace at the top. Afterwards, enjoy some time on your own to relax or to take a refreshing stroll. Return to hotel for overnight.

Accommodation: Standard hotel

Polonnaruwa Buddha statue

Day 3
Habarana – Polonnaruwa – Habarana

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and visit Polonnaruwa, an ancient historic capital of Sri Lanka where you can discover incredible ruins of ancient palaces, bathing pools, Hindu kovils and temples. You can tour Polonnaruwa either on foot or by bike. Explore the main attraction, the Gal Vihara, which has captivating Buddha statues carved from granite stone. Don’t forget to visit the archeological museum for an illuminating tour. When you are done, your driver will take you to the hotel for overnight.

Accommodation: Standard hotel

Sri Lanka East Coast

Day 4
Habarana – Trincomalee

Take a morning drive towards Trincomalee, a harbor town located on the north eastern coast. Settle in at your hotel and go on to discover the stunning Nilaveli beach, famed for its clear-blue waters and the paradise-island remoteness. Relax and sunbathe on the beach or, if you’d like, you can go diving near Pigeon Island (not included in tour package). Return to hotel for overnight.

Optional: Go on an early morning jeep safari to the Minneriya National Park, well known for its elephant population and other exotic wildlife such as crocodiles, monkeys and pelicans. The park also has a variety of habitats, such as jungles and swamps, to explore.

Accommodation: Homestay

north sri lanka : Jaffna

Day 5
Trincomalee – Jaffna (30 minute drive and 1 hour flight)

Early morning, catch a domestic flight to Palali, near Jaffna on the island’s northern peninsula. If you prefer, you can make this trip by road. Arrive in Jaffna and go on an exciting city tour to explore the beautiful Nallur Temple, the magnificent Jaffna Library and the historic Fort of Jaffna. Spend the night at hotel.

Accommodation: Standard hotel

Point pedro beach

Day 6

Visit Point Pedro, the northernmost point of the island, and meet the local fishermen. Discover the largely unexplored north coast of the island divided between the sea and the many lagoons. Afterwards, return to hotel and relax.

Accommodation: Standard hotel

Explore the North of Sri Lanka

Day 7

In the morning, depart to the island of Nainativu. Admire the Nagadeepa Buddhist temple and Naga Pooshani Hindu temple. Spend the rest of the afternoon in leisure at the hotel.

Accommodation: Standard hotel

Anuradhapura dagoba Ruvanelisaya SL

Day 8
Jaffna – Vavuniya – Anuradhapura

After a delicious breakfast, hit to road for a bumpy ride to Anuradhapura in the north-central region. Anuradhapura is one of the most celebrated ancient capitals of Sri Lanka and a venerated city adorned with ancient temples and ruins of royal palaces. Transfer to hotel for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Charming hotel

Thuparama Dagoba in Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

Day 9
Anuradhapura – Colombo Airport

Go on an exciting morning tour of the city of Anuradhapura. Many ancient Buddhist temples are still popular religious sites, including the temple of the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree, a staple of the island’s ancient civilizations. Your driver will take you through the most beautiful dagobahs and tell you wonderful stories about the glorious past of the city. Transfer to the international airport in time to catch your flight back home. End of our services.

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