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What’s included

  • An English speaking Sri Lankan leader
  • All meals included from dinner on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 16.
  • Good standard hotel accommodation, full board, twin share basis
  • All hotel/airport transfers by private vehicles
  • All road journeys in a private vehicle
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight inclusive option
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • A free Mountain Kingdoms high quality micro fleece.
  • Public ferry to Nainativu Island

Northern Sri Lanka Explorer

Tour

Sri Lanka | Tour

New for 2017
Northern Sri Lanka Explorer

Duration:  16 days from the UK  
Walks on: 7 days (optional)

Flight inclusive from £2,460,
Land only from £1,910

Book now or call 01453 844400

Discover the rich culture, natural beauty and authentic way of life of this little-explored region.

Highlights

  • Discover authentic Northern Sri Lanka, before mass tourism arrives
  • Spot wildlife in Wilpattu National Park
  • Explore the ancient ruined cities of Mihintale, Anaradapura and Polonnaruwa
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock and visit the Temple of the Tooth at Kandy
  • Enjoy some easy walks to experience the peaceful rural areas and bird life

Reviews          

Visiting the north of the island while it still has few tourists was a privilege and greatly interesting and enjoyable. It was an authentic experience and to be encouraged for anyone who is not afraid to go off the beaten track a bit.
Liz Noakes MK Operations Manager

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Our journey through Northern Sri Lanka takes in the most significant cultural and natural sights of this relatively undiscovered and engaging region. We visit the ruined cities of Mihintale, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, venture into the wildlife-rich environs of Wilpattu National Park, explore the many attractions of the Jaffna peninsula and chill out on the enticing, golden beaches of Trincomalee.

Close to southern India, and shaped by many historical influences, the north has retained a unique character and culture. It has an intriguing blend of Hindu and Buddhist, Tamil and Sinhalese, Sri Lankan and colonial which is evidenced in the contrasting language, cuisine, architecture and traditions we encounter. Far less developed than the south, the roads are quieter, the pace of life is slower and transport is still largely by bike. To visit now is an opportunity to experience life little-touched by mass tourism or the 21st century.

We end our tour in the cooler, central highlands with visits to the impressive Lion Rock of Sigiriya, a tea estate and the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.


At a glance

Duration:  16 days from the UK  
Walks on: 7 days (optional)

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Colombo

Accommodation types: Hotels

Meal arrangements: All meals included from dinner on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 16.

Leader: Local leader, Sri Lanka
Local leader, Sri Lanka

Your Sri Lankan guide will have an in-depth knowledge about the culture, history, flora and fauna of this beautiful island which they will be very happy to share with you.  By nature they will extend a warm welcome to their country and they will also speak good English.


DayActivity
1-3
Fly to Colombo. Drive to Ranweli. Take a boat trip around the lagoon and a guided forest walk. Drive to Wilpattu.
4-5
Morning game drive in Wilpattu National Park. Tour of Anuradhapura and Mihintale. Drive to Mannar.
6
Walk and birdwatching on the Mannar peninsula. Drive to Jaffna.
7
Visit the temples at Nainativu Island on foot. Evening walk around Jaffna Fort.
8
Explore Jaffna and its surrounds.
9-11
Drive to Trincomalee. Visit Fort Frederick. Nature walk to Buddhist ruins. Optional whale watching, snorkelling or beach day.
12
Drive to Polonnaruwa. Visit ruined city.
13-14
Climb Sigiriya. Drive to Kandy. Tea Plantation visit and Temple of the Tooth.
15-16
Drive to Colombo. Guided tour by bus. Fly back to the UK.

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sat 6 May - Sun 21 May 2017Available£1910 Book£2460 Book
Sat 7 Oct - Sun 22 Oct 2017Available£1910 Book£2460 Book

Hold your place

Not quite ready to book? Why not call us on 0044 (0)1453 844400 to hold a no obligation place while you make up your mind?

 
Optional supplements
  • Single Room Supplement
    From £520
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £89
No Surcharge Guarantee

No surcharges will be applied to your holiday after you book. Prices on this website are updated regularly. The Flight Inclusive holiday price, or Land Only holiday price, will be confirmed to you at the time you make your booking. There will be no surcharges after your booking has been confirmed.

Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • An English speaking Sri Lankan leader
  • All meals included from dinner on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 16.
  • Good standard hotel accommodation, full board, twin share basis
  • All hotel/airport transfers by private vehicles
  • All road journeys in a private vehicle
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight inclusive option
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • A free Mountain Kingdoms high quality micro fleece.
  • Public ferry to Nainativu Island

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Sri Lankan airport departure taxes
  • Tips
  • Optional excursions – whale watching or snorkelling


Review your holiday

Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Away from the crowds          

Visiting the north of the island while it still has few tourists was a privilege and greatly interesting and enjoyable. It was an authentic experience and to be encouraged for anyone who is not afraid to go off the beaten track a bit.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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