Undiscovered North & East

This tour covers the less-explored top end of Sri Lanka, taking in its unique wildlife, local culture and pristine beaches. Veering away from the usual tourist trail you’ll uncover some of the island’s best hidden gems such as the Jaffna Peninsula, the beaches of Trincomalee, the wildlife of Wilpattu and the rural life of Anamaduwa. There is also time to enjoy a tour of Colombo en route.

The north and east of Sri Lanka have great weather in the European summer months, especially in May and June, when the rest of the country is experiencing the south-western monsoon.

Highlights include:

  • Seeking out wildlife in Wilpattu National Park
  • Experiencing rural Sri Lankan life at The Mudhouse near Anamaduwa
  • Exploring history and culture in the towns and islands of the Jaffna Peninsula
  • Relaxing on the secluded and untouched beaches near Trincomalee
  • Discovering a side of Sri Lanka that most other tourists miss

Prices

As every holiday is unique to you, prices vary. To give you an indication, two-week holidays range from roughly £2,500 to £8,000 per adult, with an average price of £3,300. We also offer substantial child and seasonal discounts.

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DAY 1 DEPART THE UK

Depart The UK for Colombo, Sri Lanka.

DAY 2 & 3 COLOMBO SEE THE CITY FROM A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE

On arrival in Sri Lanka your chauffeur-guide will meet you for the transfer to your Colombo Hotel. After time to relax and sleep you’ll spend a full day exploring the city from a range of perspectives with expert guides. Discover colonial heritage on foot and the commercial area by tuk-tuk, stopping to taste Sri Lankan tea and local snacks en route.

DAY 4- 6 JAFFNA DISCOVER SRI LANKA’S FINAL FRONTIER

You’ll take a domestic flight to Jaffna and transfer to your hotel, a comfortable base from which to explore the town and the beautiful peninsula. During your stay you’ll visit the stunning nearby islands and take a tour of the city discovering historic architecture, Hindu temples and culinary delights. This is a fascinating region not least because it only recently emerged from the conflicts of civil war.

DAY 7- 10 TRINCOMALEE HISTORY, CULTURE AND BEACHES

From Jaffna your chauffeur-guide will drive you down to your beach resort near Trincomalee. En route you have the option of visiting some of the Sri Lanka Civil War sites to learn more about this period of history.

Over the next few days you might choose to enjoy the beach, though there are plenty of interesting excursions to take too. You can head out for a tour of Trincomalee town and its old Dutch Fort, go snorkelling or diving around Pigeon Island, visit hot springs or explore Thiriyaya Temple.

DAY11-12 WILPATTU ELEPHANTS, LEOPARDS AND RARE BIRDS

From Trincomalee you’ll travel to Wilpattu National Park– one of the most important conservation areas in Sri Lanka. This is the island’s largest national park and is home to a range of wildlife including leopards, elephants, sambur, water buffalo and a variety of rare birds. Wilpattu is not at all crowded like some of Sri Lanka’s other parks and your visit here is sure to be a fantastic wilderness adventure.

DAY 13-15 THE MUDHOUSE A UNIQUE RURAL EXPERIENCE

It’s a fairly short drive from Wilpattu to The Mudhouse for the final part of your journey through Sri Lanka. A stay here is a very unique experience and a chance to experience local life in the Sri Lankan countryside. Explore the grounds and the organic farm, spend your stay kayaking in the tank (lake), spotting rare birds, exploring temples and bizarre rock formations.

DAY 16 DEPART SRI LANKA

Today you depart Sri Lanka for your journey home.

INCLUSIONS

Your personalised quotation will include:

  • International Flights
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK

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