ENCHANTING NORTH & EAST
A 16 Day Tour
NEGOMBO – CULTURAL TRIANGLE – JAFFNA – KUCHCHAVELI – PASSIKUDAH – ARUGAM BAY – KOSLANDA – COLOMBO
This journey opens up the spectacular destinations of the North and East of Sri Lanka, with surfing at Arugam Bay in the South-East and time in the forested hills of Koslanda, and Diyaluma Falls. The journey combines fascinating landscapes that vary dramatically to that of the rest of the country. Explore cultural heritage sites shaped by Buddhism, dive into turquoise seas, home to sunken Hindu sites and forgotten shipwrecks and enjoy the scenes of a simple and rural life away from the city. Visit Hindu kovils that come alive with drumming at pooja time. The cuisine is also a real highlight of the region; supersized crab and prawn curries, and other local treats include fragrant karthacolomban mangoes in season, and the Palmyra sweets that come wrapped in woven palm leaf parcels.
- Forest trails and private waterfalls
- Surfing in Arugam Bay
- Temple visits in Sri Lanka’s Hindu heartland
- Laze on the best beaches of the east coast
- Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
|Day 1||Arrive into Colombo Airport where you will be met and transferred the short distance to The Wallawwa||Negombo||The Wallawwa|
|Day 2||After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed to Anuradhapura and check in at Ulagalla.
Rest of day at leisure.
|Day 3||Morning is free to relax and enjoy. This afternoon visit the UNESCO World Heritage site at Anaradhapura, including the 3 largest man-made stupas in Sri Lanka, which were – at the time of the pyramids of Egypt – the second largest man-made structures in the world as well as the Sri Maha Bodhi, is a Sacred Fig said to be the southern branch from the tree under which lord Buddha was enlightened.||Anuradhapura||Ulagalla|
|Day 4||Checkout and proceed to Jaffna, the Capital city of the North of Sri Lanka. Drive through the scenic countryside Plus Omanthai and Elephant Pass.
Arrive in Jaffna in the late afternoon. Check into Jetwing Jaffna. The rest of the day is free to explore the surroundings of your hotel.
|Day 5||Breakfast at the hotel. Today take a tour of the Jaffna Peninsula, visiting Jaffna Fort, Jaffna Library and Kayts and visit a typical Jaffna house and farm. It is an opportunity to get acquainted with the typical Jaffna life, as you meet village folk and their families. In the evening you will visit the Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil in Jaffna. It is one of the most significant Hindu temples in the Jaffna District.||Jaffna||Jetwing Jaffna|
|Day 6||Check out and proceed to Kuchchaveli. En route visit Trincomalee and the famous Koneswaram temple and the Fort Frederick. Check into Jungle Beach, a luxury beach resort which has artfully incorporated existing trees and natural plant life into the hotel’s design, making you feel like you’re in a luxurious tree house.||Kuchchaveli||Jungle Beach|
|Day 7||This morning do a Dolphin watching safari with a packed breakfast.||Kuchchaveli||Jungle Beach|
|Day 8||Checkout from the hotel and proceed to Passikudah. You will arrive at Passikudah in the afternoon and check in at Uga Bay Resort.. The rest of the day is free to relax.||Passikudah||Uga Bay Resort|
|Day 9||At leisure||Passikudah||Uga Bay Resort|
|Day 10||At leisure||Passikudah||Uga Bay Resort|
|Day 11||Checkout from the hotel and proceed to Arugam Bay where you will check in to Hideway.||Arugam Bay||Hideway|
|Day 12||At leisure||Arugam Bay||Hideway|
|Day 13||Checkout from the hotel and proceed to Koslanda where you’ll stay 2 nights at Living Heritage Koslanda||Koslanda||Living Heritage Koslanda|
|Day 14||Day at leisure||Koslanda||Living Heritage Koslanda|
|Day 15||Have an early breakfast at the hotel and checkout from your hotel and transfer to Colombo. Upon arrival check in at the Galle Face Hotel – evening street food tour will round off your travels in Sri Lanka.||Colombo||Galle Face Hotel|
|Day 16||Transfer to the airport for your onward flight|