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.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

Day Activity Location Accommodation
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.

Anuradhapura Ulagalla
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.

Jaffna Jetwing Jaffna
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
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