12 Days 11 Nights Tour
Kandy, Ancient Cities, Trincomalee & Jaffna
Meeting & Tour Starting Point: Colombo or Bandaranaike International Airport
- Day 1, 2 / Kandy
Morning leave for Kandy, visiting a tea estate & elephant orphanage at Pinnawala. Evening visit the Dalada Maligawa the golden roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha. Overnight Kandy. Next Day Morning visit many interesting temples Lankatilake, Gadaladeniya, Embekke closeby and handicrafts, gem & jewellery shops. Overnight Kandy
- Day 3, 4 / Anuradhapura & Wilpattu National Park
Morning leave for Anuradhapura, first capital of Sri Lanka dating back 3 c. BC – 8 c. AD. Visit ruins. The “Rajarata” Kings’ country dotted with magnificent stupas and picturesque lakes which has irresistible charm to the visitor. Overnight Anuradhapura. Next day Early morning leave for Wilpattu National Park famous for leopards. Unique in its topography having several inland “villus” (lakes) that attracts thousands of water birds. Bear and herds of Deer and Sambhur are common. Overnight at Anuradhapura.
- Day 5 / Polonnaruwa
Morning leave for Polonnaruwa Medieval capital. Beautiful evocative ruins in stone. The Gal Vihare sculptures are the glory of Polonnaruwa and the peak of its artistic achievement. Overnight Polonnaruwa.
- Day 6, 7, 8 / Trincomalee
Morning leave for Trincomalee famed for its natural harbor. Picnic lunch. Overnight Trincomalee. : In Trincomalee at leisure. On the beach & sightseeing. Many interesting sights such as tha Koneswaram Kovil, Kanniyai hot springs and a deep blue sea. All water sports are available here including fishing, scuba diving, sea angling and exciting whale watching.
- Day 9, 10 / Jaffna
Early morning leave for Jaffna the magnetic north. Starkly beautiful. Delft island famous for its Wild ponies, Buddhist historical site “Kandarodei", spread amidst Palmyrah trees, Nallur Kandaswamy temple, Jaffna’s premier place of worship Nagadipa, popular Buddhist shrine and of course the Casuarina beach named after the casuarinas trees along the coral strewn shore. The sea is very shallow and you must wade out some distance to swim. In Jaffna market you can buy the famous Jaffna mangoes, see a wide variety of mats, baskets, hats, and other items woven from Palmyrah leaves
- Day 11, 12 / Colombo
Proceed to Colombo. At leisure in Colombo