Explore the undiscovered areas of the north, including wildlife, temples and less crowded coastal areas
Save up to £200 (February - March 2021)
Flight - 1 night
Kalpitiya- 1 night
Anuradhapura - 2 nights
Jaffna - 2 nights
Trincomalee - 2 nights
Dambulla - 1 night
Chilaw - 1 night
Explore the emerging northern region of Sri Lanka which has retained its unique style and culture after being off limits during decades of civil war, ending in 2009. Since then, the region has developed significantly and slowly detached itself from a period of isolation to transition into one of Sri Lanka’s best kept secrets.
Wilpattu National Park, named after the hundreds of ponds scattered over the vast area, is known for leopard sightings and home to thirty species of mammal, including the sloth bear, water buffalo and spotted deer. The immense bird population of the park includes the painted stork, open bill and little cormorant.
The regional capital of Jaffna offers a wide cross-section of influences, including Muslim, Portuguese, Dutch, British and Sinhalese, with colourful temples set next to huge churches, and streets dotted with ancient Dutch and British residences.
Trincomalee, preferred for its beaches, has a sense of charm and character with faded colonial buildings and a picturesque seafront.
Culture, Countryside & Wildlife Tour
Jules Verne Sightseeing
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
5 Lunches and 9 Dinners
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 4 – 22
Day 1 Fly overnight from Heathrow to Colombo.
Day 2 Transfer to the Seth Dev Lagoon in Kalpitiya for overnight. (D)
Day 3 Enjoy a boat trip to visit Wilpattu National Park for a full day Jeep safari. Perhaps spot the Sri Lanka Jungle fowl with many owls, terns, gulls, eagles, kites and buzzards. Two nights at the 3-star Lake Forest Hotel in Anuradhapura. (B, L, D)
Day 4 At leisure or take an optional excursion to Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s first capital (approx. $90 bookable locally). (B, D)
Day 5 Visit a ‘Purana Gama’ an ancient village. Continue to Jaffna by road (4 hrs). Two nights at the 4-star North Gate Jetwing Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Visit Kadurugoda Temple and Dambakola Patuna. Curry cookery demonstration including lunch. Later, visit the Nallur Hindu Temple and the Dutch Fort. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Travel to Trincomalee (5 hrs) famous for its deep-water natural harbour. Two nights at the 4-star Trinco Blu Hotel. (B, D)
Day 8 Optional whale (Sep-Oct) or dolphin watching (Nov-Mar) by boat (approx. $80 bookable locally). Afternoon tour of Trincomalee includes the British War Cemetery, Koneswaram Hindu Temple, the Dutch Fort and Marble Beach. (B, D)
Day 9 Visit the ancient site of Polonnaruwa. Continue to Dambulla. Visit Dambulla Cave Temple in the evening. Overnight at the 4-star Jetwing Lake Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 10 Farm visit in Melsiripura. Continue to the 4-star Anantaya Resort & Spa Hotel in Chilaw for overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 11 Return flight to Heathrow. (B)
Dambulla excursion on Day 9 involves many steps.
Located in the town of Kalpitiya and surrounded by lush palm trees with the beach a few steps away. Pool, bar, restaurants, WiFi (free) and 22 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer and satellite TV.
A peaceful 3-star hotel located amongst many tree species in Anuradhapura. Restaurant, pool, WiFi (free) and 22 air-conditioned rooms with balcony and private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
A centrally located 4-star property overlooking the vibrant city of Jaffna. Pool, bar, restaurant, WiFi (free) and 44 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
A 4-star hotel in the port city of Trincomalee on Uppuveli beach. 81 rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities satellite TV and WiFi (free).
A 4-star hotel in the quiet surroundings of Dambulla with 94 rooms. Restaurant, pool, spa, gym, restaurant, bar. Air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.
A 4-star hotel located in the charming coastal town of Chilaw, positioned with a sandy beach on one side and charming lagoon on the other. Pool, bar, restaurants, spa, WiFi (free) and 87 air-conditioned rooms with private facillities, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
Relax at the 3-star Fun Island Resort on Bodufinolhu Island, on full board basis including flights to and from Male airport in the Maldives from Colombo and return speedboat transfers to Fun Island. Discover serenity on this exotic island surrounded by white powder sand and pristine turquoise water.
Day 1 Fly to Male and transfer by speedboat to the Fun Island Resort for three nights. (B,L,D)
Day 2 Day at leisure. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Day at leisure. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Transfer to the airport by speedboat for the return flight via Colombo.
A 3-star hotel on Bodufinolhu Island, surrounded by white powder sand and pristine turquoise water. Restaurant, bars, spa, WiFi (free), 75 air-conditioned rooms with mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.
per person in a twin/double room
SriLankan Airlines from Heathrow
Save up to £200 (February - March 2021)
Supplements per person
Double for sole use £425
SriLankan Airlines Business Class from £1345
Extension - Maldives
3 nights £795 (Jan-Mar £975)
Single supplement £355
All inclusive (3 nights) £125
Extra nights – Chilaw
Anantaya Resort £90 (per night)
Double for sole use £70 (per night)
Half Board £20 (per night)
Full Board £35 (per night)
Departure transfer £40
2 guests - £345 per person
3-4 guests - £195 per person
5-9 guests - £75 per person
10+ guests - No extra charge
Arrival or departure transfer add £40
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 9 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 9 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, visa procurement (ETA), optional excursions, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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