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Northern Explorer – Tour 01

12 Nights/ 13 Days

Idyllic north Sri Lanka holidays will include visits to many stunning destinations that are enveloped in a charm that is unique to the region. You will be able to enjoy the rich cultural experiences offered in this region for sure!

Our 12 nights and 13 days tour package in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka gives you the chance to witness the beauty of some of the most prominent attractions in the region. Pasikuda, Trincomalee, and Jaffna will be covered extensively during the tour. Places like Pasikuda beach, Jaffna Fort, Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, Koneswaram Temple, Pigeon Island, and Nilaveli beach are included in the tour. Our aim is to offer a well-rounded travel experience to all our valued guests. So, we will include places like Colombo, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Minneriya National Park, Polonnaruwa ancient city and Negombo too in your tour itinerary. Have a truly insightful holiday experience in the beautiful paradise island of Sri Lanka with Tangerine Tours!

Colombo

  • Cultural Triangle
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Polonnaruwa ancient city
  • Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Minneriya National Park
  • Village trekking

Pasikuda

  • Pasikuda Beach
  • Snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Cruise rides

Trincomalee

  • Nilaveli beach
  • Snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Pigeon Island
  • vKoneswaram Temple and Trincomalee city tour

Jaffna

  • Nallur Kandaswamy Temple
  • Jaffna Fort
  • Sangiliyan Statue
  • Muruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple

Anuradhapura

  • Negombo
  • Negombo beach
  • Negombo city tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Colombo
Day 1

Arrival and Transfer

You will arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport where one of the representatives of Tangerine Tours will meet you. You will then travel to Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka and check-in at the exclusive Mount Lavinia Hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and resting while preparing for the epic adventure that will begin tomorrow!

Day 2 - Cultural Triangle
Day 2

Transfer from Colombo to Cultural Triangle

We will be travelling to the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka today as soon as you have your breakfast. The journey will only take 40 minutes as we will be catching a domestic flight by Cinnamon Air. Once you reach the hotel in Sigiriya, get some rest and then prepare to climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which many say is the Eighth Wonder of the World! The majestic fortress was built by King Kasyapa who ruled from 477-495 CE.

Day 3 - Cultural Triangle
Day 3

Explore Cultural Triangle

We will be exploring the key attractions in the Cultural Triangle today. Visits to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park and Dambulla Cave Temple will be included in the itinerary of the day. A village trek in the area will be arranged to give you the chance to see the spectacular charm of the rural landscapes of the island. Return to the hotel in the evening and get some much-needed rest as tomorrow you will be travelling again.

Day 4 - Pasikuda
Day 4

Transfer from Cultural Triangle to Pasikuda

We will be travelling to the exotic Eastern Province of Sri Lanka today. You will reach the mesmerising coastal resort town of Pasikuda, which has one of the longest stretches of shallow reef coastlines in the world. Spend some time drinking in the absolute loveliness of the region and get some much-needed rest. If you are up for some adventure you can even enjoy some water sports today!

Day 5 - Pasikuda
Day 5

Explore Pasikuda

The full day will be spent in the beautiful town of Pasikuda so have a leisurely breakfast. Today you will get the chance to experience many hours of snorkelling and scuba diving! Even exhilarating cruise rides can be arranged for your pleasure. After your day of adventure, return to the hotel and get some rest.

Day 6 - Trincomalee
Day 6

Transfer from Pasikuda to Trincomalee

Travel from Pasikuda to Trincomalee today right after your breakfast. The journey will only take about an hour. Once you arrive in Trincomalee, check-in at the hotel and have some time for yourself. You can then venture out and explore the key attractions of the city. Your delightful city tour will include the iconic Koneswaram Temple, which is a prominent worship site for the Hindus. We will spend the evening at the beautiful Nilaveli Beach and return to the hotel by nightfall.

Day 7 - Trincomalee
Day 7

Explore Trincomalee

Spend the full day admiring the rich marvels of this stunning coastal city today. You will be able to visit the world famous Pigeon Island, which is one of the two marine national parks in Sri Lanka. Enjoy some snorkelling and diving here during the day. A whale and dolphin watching tour will also be arranged for your pleasure within the course of the day. Return to the hotel in the evening and relax

Day 8 - Jaffna
Day 8

Transfer from Trincomalee to Jaffna

We will visit the famous northern city of Jaffna today. The journey will take four hours, so we will start early. Once you reach Jaffna you can spend some time resting. You will then set off to explore the myriad of attractions and appeals that the city possesses. The brutal civil war kept Jaffna hidden from the world for several decades, but now it welcomes visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a thorough city tour and return to the hotel and relax.

Day 9 - Jaffna
Day 9

Explore Jaffa

The full day will be spent in Jaffna so start with a leisurely breakfast. We will be visiting famed sites in the city like Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, Jaffna Fort, Sangiliyan Statue and Marithanamadam Anjaneyar Temple. Return to the hotel after the city tour and spend the rest of the day relaxing.

Day 10 - Jaffna
Day 10

Explore Jaffa

This is the third and final day you will be spending in Jaffna. You can explore the attractions of the city or spend the day relaxing

Day 11 - Anuradhapura
Day 11

Transfer from Jaffna to Anuradhapura

Travel to the beautiful city of Anuradhapura after breakfast today. The journey will take us 5.5 hours, so we will start very early. Once you reach the hotel in Anuradhapura you can get some much-needed rest. Spend the evening exploring the region and visit some of its iconic attractions.

Day 12 - Negombo
Day 12

Transfer from Anuradhapura to Negombo

We will be travelling back to the Western Province today after you have breakfast at the hotel. The idyllic coastal city of Negombo has a myriad of appeals that can be seen and admired! Spend the day relaxing upon the golden shores that the city is famous for and embark on an exploratory city tour. You will be able to visit many churches as you travel in Negombo. Spend the evening at leisure, sampling the exquisite seafood delicacies served at the many beach restaurants.

Day 13 - Bandaranaike International Airport
Day 13

Transfer from Negombo to Bandaranaike International Airport

You will be leaving our beautiful country today! We will take you to the airport when it is time for your flight back home and bid you adieu, hoping to meet you again very soon!

  • Being greeted by a Tangerine Tours representative on arrival at the airport
  • Accommodation at the selected hotels with respective meal basis.
  • All transfers & sightseeing in private transport with the services of an English-speaking driver
  • 24-hour monitoring of ground operations.
  • Early check-in & late check-out to the agreed hotels
  • Camera & video permits. (There are places that you are not allowed to get photographs such as Sigiriya Frescos, Dambulla cave temple due to the light sensitivity of the paintings were done thousands years ago. Please note that special permission need to take if you are planning to use Drone cameras in Sri Lanka)
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned in inclusions
  • Entrances fees. (Most of the entrance fees will not added to the total prices unless requested. We would suggest you to buy the entrance tickets at the entrance with the assistance of your driver. We will make pre reservations in advance when needed.)
  • Flights & air transfers
  • Tips & portages
  • To make changes to the above, select the itinerary and request for the relevant amendments to be made.
  • If this itinerary seems satisfactory, accommodation options can be provided on request.
  • Once your itinerary is ready to be finalised, specific lodging options from categories such as various star hotels (3-5 star), or special options (large resorts, camping, tree houses, boutique hotels etc.) will be recommended.
  • Payments are made possible through our secured online payment gateway or through bank transfers.
  • Please refer our Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions for reservations.

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