- National parks
- Cultural, religious and historic sites
- Farm and plantation visits
- duration 12 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18+ yrs
- max group size 24
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Anuradhapura See the ancient wonders of Sri Lanka's first capital, including sacred Ruwanweliseya, Sri Lanka's most famous dagoba
- Jaffna Take in the sights of Sri Lanka's northern most city, including Nagadeepa Buddhist Temple, Nallur Hindu Temple and Jaffna Fort
- Trincomalee Relax on the beach and explore this historic harbour city, with its revered Konesar Temple, Hot Water Wells and beautiful natural harbour
- Colombo – Enjoy a guided tour of the city including the Old Fort area and impressive Gangaramaya Temple
Take in the classic sights of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle, but not before exploring ancient Anuradhapura, the northern city of Jaffna. Village visits, Elephant game viewing, scenic tea plantations and a couple days by the stunning coast in Trincomalee are all included within this incredible 12 day tour.
Day: 1 Negombo
Day: 2 Anuradhapura
Day: 3 Jaffna
Day: 4-5 Trincomalee
Day: 6 Dambulla
Day: 7 Polonnaruwa
Day: 8 Kandy
Day: 9 Nuwara Eliya
Day: 10 Udawalawe National Park
Day: 11 Colombo
Day: 12 Colombo
- 11 nights 3-5 star hotels and heritage properties
- Breakfast daily and 1 lunch
- Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 12
- All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned tourism vehicles
- Guided sightseeing - Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Trincomalee, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe, Gem Mine and Colombo
- Escorted by an English speaking national guide for groups of 6 or more (professional chauffeur guide for groups of 5 or less)
- Jeep safari/game drive in Udawalawe National Park
- Scenic train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, canoe and tuk tuk trips
- International flights and visa
- Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
- Entrance Fees: USD$150-170pp, paid in local currency
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer - 12 Days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 26 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 26 December 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer - 12 Days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer - 12 Days tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and during transport.
- Solo travelers are required to purchase a single room for your personal use.