For almost 30 years the North of Sri Lanka was unexplored by the rest of the world. With the end of the civil war and the birth of peace in the country, the North & East opens its arms out to you. Explore the unexplored North and East with a well-rounded tour of the must-see places. From ancient wonders to the mysterious jungles filled with incredible animals to the sandy beaches of our paradise. Enjoy it all in this tour, travelling to the far north and discovering the hidden jewels.
Upon arrival at the airport you will meet a chauffeur guide from Hayley’s Tours. Thereafter you will travel directly to the ancient sacred city of Anuradhapura. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Buddhism's holiest places - partly because of the 2200-year-old Sri Maha Bodhi tree, grown from a cutting of the Indian tree beneath which Buddha found enlightenment.
You may either spend the day relaxing by the pool, enjoying the ambiance of Sri Lanka or visit the Anuradhapura town.
Overnight in Anuradhapura.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, leave for Jaffna. After a 5-hour journey, you will arrive in Jaffna for lunch and to explore the amazing North town. Visit the glorious Jaffna Library, the iconic Nallur Temple and also, don't forget to relish in some delicious ice cream at Rio Ice cream - the best.
Overnight in Jaffna.
Today, you will set off to a sandy island called the Nagadeepa sheltered by Coconut palm groves and palm trees; you will have to take a 15-minute boat ride from the coast as it is the only possible access to the island.
After returning, have a delicious lunch and continue to have a bath in one of the purest and freshwater ponds in Sri Lanka- the Keeri Malai Kovil & freshwater pond. This destination is historically also known as the Thirutambaleswaram Kovil of Keeri Malai.
Overnight in Jaffna.
Trincomalee houses one of the largest natural harbors in the world. Spend the evening at the pool and tuck in early for a tour of the Trinco town tomorrow.You have the option of an excursion to Pigeon Island- a powdery white sandy beach with glittering coral gardens (best coral site), pigeons and many other fantasies. Thereafter, visit Trincomalee War Cemetery.
Overnight in Trincomalee.
Visit the town of Habarana and take in the ancient culture of Buddhism at the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. If time permits, you may embark on a safari at Minneriya National Park.
However, the main attraction in this park is the elephants, you'll be able to witness around 300 elephants in the annual event often called the Great Elephant Gathering, and this is the largest gathering of Asian elephants.
Overnight in Habarana.
Today is the last day of your adventurous tour of the North and witnessing the elephants. After breakfast, you will be dropped off at the airport to catch your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight.
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