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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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Arrive and transfer to the Ozo Colombo for an overnight stay. (N)
Take the Queen of Jaffna train to Anuradhapura for a 2-night stay at the Palm Garden Village. (B)
Visit the ancient sites of Anuradhapura and Mihintale. Anuradhapura was Sri Lanka's first capital and is undoubtedly the grandest city of ancient Sri Lanka with various monastic buildings. Mihintale is widely regarded as the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. (B)
Drive to Wilpattu National Park, a beautiful wildlife sanctuary comprising of open grasslands and dense scrub jungle punctuated with natural water basins and lakes. Stay 2 nights at the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp. (B, D)
Early morning and late afternoon wildlife viewing in 4x4 vehicles. This peaceful park is famous for its large number of watering holes, which attract a variety of water birds and wildlife, including elephants, leopards, sloth bears. (B, L, D)
Drive to Jaffna and spend 3 nights at the Jetwing Jaffna. Afternoon visit to the ancient Naguleswaram Kovil, the hot springs of Keerimalai and the ruins of Kandarodai Buddhist temple. (B)
Morning visit to the bustling Jaffna market. Afternoon visit to the 17th-century Jaffna fort, the revered Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil and ancient churches dating back to the colonial period. (B)
At leisure. (B)
Morning drive to Pasikudah to stay 3 nights at the Anilana Passikudah. Pasikudah is a resort town with a picturesque white sandy beach, known for being one of the longest shallow coastline beaches in the world. (B)
Days at leisure. (B)
Drive to Batticaloa and fly to Colombo. Overnight at Cinnamon Lakeside. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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ANK2019: 12 Nights
Anuradhapura, ancient Sri Lanka’s first capital, was founded during the 4th century BC b...