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Amazing Tour

Magical Northern Sri Lanka

Magical Northern Sri Lanka

$5999 / per person
(0 Reviews)
Code: SLNTH20006

TOUR DEPARTURE DATES

15th March, 29th March-2019 (Sold Out), 20th April 2019, 4th May 2019, 15th November, 04th December 2019*

16th January 2020, 28th Feb 2020, 13th Mar’20, 17th April 2020, 9th May 2020.

(Check more departure dates with your travel agent)

 

Magical Northern Tour of Sri Lanka offers you the cultural diversity, culinary wonders especially with different spices, colourful traditions in Hindu Kovils, Cycling ladies with ‘Pottu’ and Jasmine in their hair, breathtaking view of Indian Ocean to the gracious hospitality of the Sri Lankans.

The fishing villages, breathtaking corals and the isolated beaches let you transcend into a magical experience of sea, sand and sun.

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Highlights

  • Sigiriya – Rock Fortress of King Kashyap
  • Polonnaruwa Ancient Kingdom- Adorning the culture of both Buddhism and Hinduism
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Temple of Tooth Relic
  • Traditional Sri Lankan Cultural Show
  • Tour of Kandy
  • Horton Plains National Park Trekking
  • Visit the Tea factory
  • Wilpattu National Park Safari
  • Anuradhapura Ancient Kingdom
  • Nagadeepa Purana Vihara Temple
  • Pannai Bridge and Lagoon
  • Nainatheevu Island
  • Complimentary Vegetarian lunch at Nagapooshani Amman Temple
  • Tour of Point Pedro
  • Nallur Temple and artisanal woodcraftsman village
  • Jaffna– A city tour with the promise of Yalpanam delicacies
  • Cooking class to create your own dish of Sri Lankan delicacies for your lunch
  • Tour of Colombo

Inclusive of Price

  • Accommodation provided for the 19 Nights, on specified or similar hotels – Including breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation in luxury air-conditioned Vehicle
  • National Guide fluent in English
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned attractions

Exclusive of Price

  • Camera/Video permits
  • Personal Expenses/Tips
  • Sri Lankan visa fee
  • Flights
  • Supplement charges will be applicable for the festive season or long weekends

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Tour Plan

1

DAY 01

Airport (Katunayaka) - Negombo

Arrival in Sri Lanka. You will be welcomed by your host and local guide to this magical island. Transferred directly to your hotel in Negombo. Evening you will be provided with a city tour and chance to shop at exotic vintage boutiques.

Overnight stay at Jetwing Blue (Premium)

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DAY 02

Negombo - Anuradhapura

After a delicious taste of tropical breakfast at the hotel, you will be on route to the most historically enriched city of Sri Lanka – Anuradhapura. On route, you will be offered the chance to take a Safari jeep through Wilpattu National Park – which is the only national park to take a glimpse of the Sri Lankan leopard in their natural habitat.

Overnight stay at Palm Garden Village (Premium)

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DAY 03

Anuradhapura – Mihintale- Anuradhapura

Followed with the traditional/western breakfast at the hotel, you will be gracing the land of kings. Anuradhapura was the richest capital of Si Lanka and home to several kings who changed the course of history. Ruwanweliseya – a monument in honour of Lord Buddha is a must-see for any traveller.

Walk alongside to visit the Sri Maha Bodhi, a sapling taken from the Bodhi Tree in India (Oldest recorded tree) – which aided and provided shelter for Lord Gautama Buddha to attain Nirvana. Sit under its magnificent shade and try to experience the peace of mind that many Buddhists seek in worshipping this grandeur Bodhi. Follow on to visit the Mihintale Rajamaha Viharaya.

Anuradhapura Ancient Kingdom

First ancient Kingdom and capital of Sri Lanka during the Royal regime of Sri Lanka. The records state that Anuradhapura is one of the richest and culturally adorned cities of Sri Lanka during the regime of King Dutugemunu. Known to be the centre point of worship for Buddhists, be sure not to miss the magnificent 13-meter high statue of Lord Buddha carved out of solid granite which is adorned as the symbol of Samadhi (Mindfulness). The Bodhi Tree, Lovamahapaya (A building built entirely out of Stones), and gigantic tanks which supplement water to the nearby acres of paddy field, provides evidence for the wisdom of its ancient inmates.

Overnight stay at Palm Garden Village (Premium)

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DAY 04

Anuradhapura – Jaffna

After another breakfast at the hotel which is famous for their freshly squeezed mango juice, you will be visiting Jaffna, the epitome of Hindu and Tamil culture of the island. Be sure to try the sumptuous King Coconut (Locally known as Thambili) on the way to Jaffna, quench your taste buds.

Overnight stay at Jetwing Jaffna (Premium)

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Day 05

Jaffna

Adorned with ‘Yalpanam delicacies ‘be sure to try every dish served in the breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast will be served at 6.15, getting you to embark on the journey to visits Nagadeepa Purana Vihara Temple.

Driving through the Pannai Bridge and Lagoon it will take you an hour to reach the Chatty Beach. Be sure to stay awake and see the magnificent lagoon birds preying in the early morning. From Chatty Beach, reach the Kurikattuwan Jetty, which serves as the sea transportation hub. From here on, in an exciting, yet little bit rocky boat ride will take you to the Nainatheevu Island, in why you will visit both Nagapooshani Amman Kovil (Historical Temple) – Nagadeepa Buddhist Temple.

Nagapooshani Amman Kovil will provide you with the chance to listen to early morning chants, and participate for the Puja. Be sure to request a dab of sindoor and put it on your forehead for good fortune. As evidence to the hospitality of the islanders, you will be served with a complimentary vegetarian lunch, served on a banana leaf, including famous Yalpanam sambar, and Kootu.

On our return journey to the mainland, from Chatty beach you will be taken to explore the realms of the Northern Most point of Sri Lanka – Point Pedro. Then proceed into visits Valvettethurai - Prabakaran's (founder of LTTE, an organisation who embarked on a three-decade war for a separate estate) birthplace from there to the Thondamaanaaru Selvasannithi Kovil. After a tour around this colourful temple it’s a relaxing stroll in Vallai Bridge Achcuveli – Nelavarai, and Through Rajaveethi you will be returning to the Jaffna Town. Take time to relax and rejuvenate yourself after the exotic journey in the capital city of Northern Province in Si Lanka.

Overnight stay at Jetwing Jaffna (Premium)

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Day 06

Jaffna

After another sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, embark you on archaeological exploration to the site of Jaffna fort with our guide. Put on your sun hats, Khaki shorts (Think, Indiana Jones) and try to unearth the wonders of Jaffna fort, proceeding slowly towards the Nallur temple, the most famous iconic monument of Jaffna. The surprise the day would be our chance to indulge yourself in the real Jaffna cuisines in a Tamil home. Make this the highlight of your day since food reveals the beliefs, values and cultural norms of a country. Yalpanam spices, their desserts and even their wonderful snacks will help you to take a glimpse of the extraordinaire cultural bounds of this tiny nation.

Overnight stay at Jetwing Jaffna (Premium)

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Day 07

Jaffna

Enjoy your breakfast, Sit down and relax. At the hotel or if you intend to work on your tan, head onto the beach.

Overnight stay at Jetwing Jaffna (Premium)

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Day 08

Jaffna - Dambulla

After the final taste of Jaffna through a traditional breakfast, Take the scenic route to Dambulla, and enjoy the change of view. Emerge yourself on the little details on the changes you see between different provinces while you arrive at the hotel in Dambulla.


Overnight stay at Jetwing Lake, Dambulla (Premium)

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DAY 09

Dambulla-Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa-Dambulla

After another memorable breakfast at the hotel, proceed to climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress and visit the ancient Kingdom of Dambulla.

Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Visit Polonnaruwa Ancient Kingdom

Overnight stay at Jetwing Lake, Dambulla (Premium)

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DAY 10

Dambulla – Kandy

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Kandy via Dambulla, another historic site.

Visit Dambulla Cave Temple

Dambulla cave temple is a part of the Historical golden triangle in Sri Lanka. Known for the complex architecture of the cave, this cave temple is built adjoining to a magnificent cave encrusted ta rock.

Overnight stay at OZO Kandy, Kandy (Premium)

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DAY 11

Kandy

Since you are in the Central Province of Sri Lanka be sure to wake up early, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy a truly Ceylon cup of tea at the hotel breakfast.
you will be able to enjoy a simple, yet a luxurious trip to this cultural town. Be sure to take a moment to sit still and enjoy the tour. Known to be a bustling city with a lake in middle, Kandy is an epitome of the both Sri Lankan and British empires. Considered as the last kingdom city, it is adorned with various traditional arts and crafts which you will discover during your tour. Be sure to enjoy our visit to the Woodcarving & Gem shop, Gem Museum, Kandy Bazar/markets and a visit to a Batik Factory while going through the upper lake drive.

Temple of Tooth

Temple of Tooth Relic (Dalada Maligawa) is a sacred temple with the history backing down to 1687. The octagonal shape and golden roofs are the most memorable piece of architecture of this place, in which you will be able to visit the Relics of the Lord Buddha.
Head back from Temple to enjoy a cultural show combining the artists from both upcountry and low country traditions.

Overnight stay at OZO Kandy, Kandy

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DAY 12

Kandy – Gal Oya

After a refreshing breakfast enjoys the view from Kandy to Galoya. Gal Oya is famous for the greenery and wildlife, which you will experience abundantly.

Overnight stay at Gal Oya Lodge, Gal Oya

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DAY 13

Gal Oya

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel take time to relax and unwind. Remembering that you are on a wonderful holiday, enjoying the paradise of the Indian Ocean.
Free & easy.


Overnight stay at Gal Oya Lodge, Gal Oya

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DAY 14

Gal Oya

Another day to lounge around the hotel. Maybe take time to go through your photo gallery and revisit the memories, sort out the best moments and take a journal and jot down your thoughts so far. Or Maybe to take this time to arrange your own entertainment or be to spend a few extra bucks and take the route of hotel arranged activities.

Overnight stay at Gal Oya Lodge, Gal Oya

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DAY 15

Gal Oya - Nuwara Eliya

After a sumptuous breakfast take a moment to pay gratitude to the wonderful memories that you have made so far. Buckle up and get ready to embark on the next phase of your journey towards Nuwara Eliya. On route, you will notice the change of landscape and will be provided with a chance to visit a tea factory and see how that perfect cup of Ceylon tea is manufactured.

Tea Factory Visit

During the tea factory visit a) you will see the processing of tea leaves and b) how tea is graded. Be sure to take a moment and taste a cup of Ceylon tea and enjoy its aroma and a slight hint of citrus, unique only to the Ceylon blend.
Overnight stay at Heritance Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya

Overnight stay at Heritance Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya

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Day 16

Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains – Nuwara Eliya

After a hot breakfast at the hotel be ready to explore the Horton plains National park.

Horton Plains National Park

Through the hike of the Horton Plains, you will come to the ‘ Little worlds end” and world ends are high points with more than 1000 feet and 4000 feet falling to the and below. Also, Bakers falls, and cloud forest will sure to engulf you in their scenic beauty.

Return to the hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Overnight stay at Heritance Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya

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Day 17

Nuwara Eliya – Galle

After breakfast at the hotel hop on to the next destination, which you will love at next drop you at Galle, the bustling city of Southern Coast. Take time to travel with ease and arrive at your hotel in Galle.

Overnight stay at Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle

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Day 18

Galle

Whenever you visit a country, it will be fun to take back a piece of it to your everyday life. What better way other than learning to cook a local dish.

Cooking Class & lunch

In this extravagant cooking class, you will be inspired, elevated and all the more indulged on authentic Sri Lankan cooking. Take a walk to the Galle market, choose the ingredients. Head back into the cosy kitchen, roll up your sleeve and indulge in this experience. They say that cooking is like a meditation to the soul, so let your eyes, nose and taste buds really feast in this experience at the end of the class.

Return to the hotel

Overnight stay at Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle

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Day 19

Galle – Colombo

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to Colombo and go on a city tour to enjoy the fast pace of this commercial hub of the island.

Colombo is a busy commercial city with both residential tree lined roads and commercial skyscrapers. home to a newly opened city malls , and various shopping districts , be sure to visit the Fort, the former British administrative centre and military garrison, Sea Street - the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area, Hindu Temples in the Colombo city limit and the elaborate stone carvings of the Dutch Church of Wolfendhal.

Return to the hotel in Colombo

Overnight stay at Jetwing Colombo Seven, Colombo

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Day 20

Colombo – Airport

After breakfast at the hotel, take time to relax, pay gratitude for this amazing experience, gather up your memories and head back to the airport for your departure flight.

Accommodation:

    • The accommodation listed may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible.

 

  • We provide, 3 to 4 star category accommodation for standard option & 4 to 5 star / boutique category accommodation for premium option.

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