Starting from Sri Lanka's oldest wildlife reserve, this itinerary offers an insight into the distinct culture of Jaffna and provides opportunities for relaxation on one of the scenic beaches along the east coast of Sri Lanka, best visited during the summer months.
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Overnight flight from London to Colombo. (N)
Arrive and transfer to Jetwing Blue for a 1-night stay. (N)
Drive to Wilpattu National Park. Stay 2 nights at the Aanawila Eco Lodge. (B)
Early morning and late afternoon wildlife viewing. (B)
Drive to Jaffna and spend 3 nights at Fits Margosa. Afternoon visit to the ancient Naguleswaram Kovil, the hot springs of Keerimalai and the ruins of Kantharodai Buddhist temple. (B)
Morning visit to the bustling Jaffna market. Afternoon visit to the 17th-century Jaffna Fort, the revered Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil (temple) and ancient churches dating back to the colonial period. (B)
Morning visit to the remote Delft island. (B)
Morning drive to Pasikudah and stay 3 nights at the luxurious Uga Bay Resort. (B)
At leisure. (B)
Drive to Batticaloa and fly to Colombo. Overnight at Cinnamon Lakeside. (B)
Fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Tucked away between a sandy beach and a mangrove fringed lagoon, the Anantaya Resort & Spa is located in the charming resort of Chilaw and a mere 20 minute drive from Colombo. It lies in close proximity to some of Sri Lanka's most enduring sights such as Wilpattu National Park and Negombo town. Spacious, luxurious rooms are set against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean whilst sun loungers are dotted beneath the palm trees or by the outdoor pool.
Features: 87 rooms, open air restaurant, pool terrace and bar, lounge bar, spa, beach volleyball, badminton, cycling, boat rides, gym, outdoor pool and sun loungers.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, rain shower, mini fridge, hairdryer, private balcony, complimentary internet access, tea and coffee maker, television and...
Nestled in the heart of Colombo, on the edge of the Beira Lake, the Cinnamon Lakeside is set among 2.8 hectares of lush landscaped gardens. With elegant interiors and a modern design, the hotel features 349 air-conditioned rooms and suites, which overlook Colombo's skyline or Beira Lake. The hotel has an eclectic range of food and beverage outlets ranging from a Chinese restaurant to casual al-fresco dining by the pool, and other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, spa and a...
Palpatha Eco Lodge, Wilpattu National Park
Located a 15-minute drive from Wilpattu National Park, Palpatha Eco Lodge features simple eco-friendly chalets and tents with private facilities. Offering a back-to-nature experience, the accommodation enjoys a peaceful and serene setting. Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, using locally sourced ingredients, is served in the open air restaurant. Fishing trips on the banks of the Kala Oya, village walks and safari 4x4s and guides for Wilpattu National Park can be organised on site.
Features: 3 chalets, 1 fixed tent, complimentary internet access, restaurant, barbecue facilities, garden and tour desk.
Room amenities: Private bathroom with open-air shower, private seating area, natural ventilation and solar...
Tilko Jaffna City Hotel, Jaffna
Located in the heart of Jaffna, the Tilko Jaffna City Hotel is a stone's throw away from the famous Jaffna Library, Jaffna Fort and Lagoon. With a wealth of leisure facilities, including a spa and indoor pool, this hotel offers an ideal base for an array of activities from cycling and hiking to further exploration of Tamil's ancient temples.
Features: 42 rooms, indoor pool, spa, wellness centre, restaurant, lounge, water sports facilities, complimentary internet access, garden and terrace, fitness centre, bicycle rental, bar, tour desk and currency exchange.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, seating area, en suite bathroom with bath and shower, minibar, coffee and tea maker, safe and...
Set along the beachfront of Pasikudah Bay, the Uga Bay resort offers 46 spacious and elegantly decorated rooms, arranged semi-circularly to provide the best sea views and equipped with air conditioning, flat screen television, mini bar and WiFi access. The restaurant offers Asian and International cuisine and other resort facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a spa offering Ayurvedic, Asian and European style treatments and massages available indoors or in poolside...
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