North East Discovery Tour

North East Discovery Tour

A 14 Day Tour
  • Destinations

    North East Discovery Tour

  • What is it about?

    Discover the ruggedly beautiful, architecturally and archeologically unique North of Sri Lanka in this all in one tour. Your first stop is Jaffna, famous for its open landscapes, great cuisine and religious and architectural landmarks. This previously war torn region is now transformed and needs more than a day to explore and appreciate.

    Soak in the sights and sounds of Jaffna before taking off to the pristine beaches of Trincomalee for some fun activities or just plain R&R. This tour will also allow you to experience some of the grandest cultural sites in Anuradhapura, Sigiriya and visit unique destinations in Kandy. We’ve also thrown in a wildlife tour at Minneriya National Park.

NORTH EAST DISCOVERY TOUR

Day - 1
The driver/guide from Magical Isle Holidays will meet you on arrival at the airport and transfer directly to Anuradhapura.
Day - 2
Visit the main historical sights in Anuradhapura, the first ancient Kingdom of Sri Lanka – currently a UNESCO World Heritage city.On completion proceed to Jaffna.
Day - 3
Take a city tour of Jaffna, visit the famous Nallur Hindu Temple, remains of the 17th century Dutch Fort, Jaffna Library and the busy markets in the city.In the afternoon visit and enjoy Casuarina beach.
Day - 4
Visit the Naga Vihara Temple, located in an island close to Jaffna. The journey is done half through land and the rest by boat.In the afternoon you can visit the Kanthoradai Temple with pre-historic tombs, Keerimalee Temple and pond.Also visit Dambakolapatuna, the beach where a sapling of the Sacred Bo Tree in India under which The Buddha attained enlightenment, currently the sacred Bo Tree in Anuradhapura was brought to Sri Lanka by ship from India.
Day - 5
Transfer to Trincomalee, one of the most famous beach destinations on the island’s East coast. En route visit some of the key war sites from the 30 year old civil war in the north and east of the country.
Day - 5 TO 9
Beach stay.You can also explore Trincomalee city, Fort Fredrick the 17th century Dutch Fort, Koneshwaram Hindu Temple inside the fort, Hot Springs in Kanniya, China Bay etc. Activities such as whale watching, diving and boat rides to Pigeon Island Sanctuary can also be arranged at an additional cost.
Day - 9
Transfer to Habarana. Later in the afternoon visit and climb the 5th century Rock Fortress in Sigiriya (UNESCO World Heritage site).
Day - 10
Visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (UNESCO World Heritage site). Do a jeep safari at the Minneriya National Park in the afternoon to see large herds of wild elephants and many other wild animals.
Day - 11
Transfer to Kandy (UNESCO World Heritage City). On-rout visit a Spice Garden in Matale, a district famous for cultivation of spices in Sri Lanka such as pepper, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom etc. Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth of The Buddha in the evening.
Day - 12
Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, a Tea Factory and a Gem Museum.
Day - 13
Transfer to Colombo.Optional: Colombo City Walk in the afternoon with Mark Forbes, an expert in photography, local food, culture, buildings and history.
Day - 14
Departure transfer to the airport.
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