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Splendors of North

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09 Days & 08 Nights

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Daily Tour

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English, Italian


Enjoy the Sri Lanka with most intriguing religious and cultural attractions, featuring elaborate art and architecture, and spectacular festivals, revealing the essence of the island’s fascinating history, and rich cultural heritage.

Destinations accordingly : Colombo, Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Dambulla, Kandy, & Colombo


  • 01 Night Negombo with free time at leisure
  • 01 Night in Anuradhapura
  • Tour of the Anuradhapura ancient kingdom, a World Heritage Site with its amazing Stupas.
  • 02 Nights in Jaffna. Visit to Madu Church, Tirukeeshwaram Kovil, Nadageepa vihar, Jaffna Public Library, Nallur Kovil.
  • 02 Nights in Sigiriya
  • Afternoon take a Jeep Safari at Minneriya National Park to see herds of elephants and other wild life.
  • Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and afternoon enjoy the Polonnaruwa.
  • 02 Nights in Kandy
  • Visit the Dambulla Royal cave Temple.
  • a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic and shopping time at the main Kandy Market
  • Evening Cultural Show


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Day 01 | Arrival to Negombo
Day 01 | Arrival to Negombo

Having met on arrival you will be met by our representative on arrival and driven to Negombo just 20 minutes from the Katunayake Bandaranaike international airport.

Check in at the hotel and simply rest.

Day 02 | Negombo to Anuradhapura
Day 02 |  Negombo to Anuradhapura

Explore the city specials in Negombo. Located within a fairly close range to Bandaranaike International Airport, Negombo - the cinnamon hub of the Colonization of Dutch - offers some of the most exiting diving stretches in the country. With quite a pleasant beach and lagoon watch how Negombo dishes out some of the best lobsters, prawns and crabs found in the country, right on to your table or simply grab your kiteboards for an enthralling fly over crashing waves.

On completion head towards to Anuradhapura. Commanding a rich Sri Lankan heritage, Anuradhapura - one of the greatest and oldest civilizations in the world spanning over 1300 years in its peak - avows of being the greatest city of ancient Sri Lanka following its reign as the first capital. The sapphire of its crown is certainly the Sri Maha Bodhi - the sacred Bo sapling extracted from the tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment - standing more than 2200 years in its pride. Stroll through the sacred trails of the venerated city to adore the legacy that interweaves Ruwanweliseya - the gigantic dagoba resting alongside the Basawakkulama Tank - shading the Samadhi Buddha Statue & Isurumuniya Rock Temple that empower the culture, heritage and supremacy of arguably the strongest kingdom in Sri Lankan history.

Day 03 | Anuradhapura to Jaffna
Day 03 | Anuradhapura to Jaffna

Proceed to Jaffna, en-route visit Madu Church. Madu is a mystic jungle shrine dedicated to Mother Mary lying on a remote area in Mannar. The church is one of the few churches which is visited by Buddhists as well as Hindus from all over the country.

The history of Madu is interesting. The Portuguese invaded Sri Lanka in 1505 and missionaries started pouring in to the country to convert the Buddhists and Hindus in to Catholicism by various means.

Stop at Tiruketeeswaram which is an ancient Hindu temple in Manthota, about seven miles north of the Mannar Town. According to legend, it was at this ancient temple that Kethu Bhagavan worshiped Lord Siva. Hence the shrine acquired the name of Tiruketeeswaram.

This temple dedicated to the worship of the God Siva has been the most venerated for centuries and the holy waters of the Palavi Tank by its side are venerated in the sacred hymns of two great Saivite saints, Thirugnana Sambandhar and Sundarar, who lived in the 7th and 8th Centuries respectively. This is one of the five main kovils scattered around the country dedicated to God Siva.

Once you done head towards Jaffna, check in to the hotel & relax.

Day 04 | Jaffna
 Day 04 | Jaffna

After breakfast we depart for Nainativ. Only 56km from India, this historic island is home to Nagadeepa Vihara, which legend has it marks the place where the Buddha stayed, and which is commemorated by one of Sri Lanka’s most revered and sacred stupas.

Historically, Nainativu and the surrounding islands were known for the quality and size of their conch shells, which are essential for certain Hindu and Buddhist rituals. Perfect specimens can fetch very high prices

Evening visit the Jaffna Public Library and Nallur Kovil.

Once done, check in to the hotel & relax.

Day 05 | Jaffna to Sigiriya
Day 05 | Jaffna to Sigiriya

Proceed to Sigiriya, which will be a long drive for close to 5 hours. Check in to the hotel & relax.
Afternoon safari in Minneriya National Park. Comprising 88.9 sq kms of scrub and light forest, it provides shelter for a number of animals, including toque macaques, sambar deer, leopards and elephants. The park is also of interest because of its ancient Minneriya Tank, which was built by King Mahasen in the 3rd century AD.

Day 06 | Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa
Day 06 | Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa

This mornig proceed to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

The 5th century rock citadel of King Kasyapa and World Heritage Site - Sigiriya - doesn't only boasts of ancient Sri Lankan engineering & urban planning supremacy but also acclaims to be one of the finest monuments of art & culture. Step through the gigantic 'Lion Paws' - overlooking the symmetrical royal gardens below - to comprehend the absolute splendor that once dominated this rock fortress. Surrounded by ramparts & moats the Lion Rock - resembling the mythological 'City of Gods' - is coated by frescoes that relate to Gupta style paintings found in Ajanta caves of India. Walk in the shade of an eminent 'mirror wall' embracing the Western face of Sigiriya representing an artistic hundred meters laminated with graffiti.

Wander into the well-fabricated museum downstairs for an epic journey of yesteryears to realize how the citadel floated above citizens with the castle, ponds and irrigation systems that pumped water right onto its summit with an ingenious hydraulic system describing a colossal masterpiece of the great king which remained a wonder in Asia for centuries.

Afternoon explore the ancient royal capital of Polonnaruwa, one of the most beautiful centres in Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage. Discover on foot, or by bicycle, the wonderful treasures that remain in the archaeological park including the four beautiful rock-cut Buddha statues at Gal Vihara Temple. This afternoon drive to the nearby Sigiriya Rock Fortress, or Lion Rock, one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic sights. Take the opportunity to climb to the top of this striking rock with its sheer vertical walls supporting the remnants of an ancient 5th century city.

You will have this afternoon to relax and take in the breath-taking views of greenery.

Day 07 | Sigiriya to Kandy
Day 07 | Sigiriya to Kandy

Proceed to Kandy, stopping en-route to visit the Dambulla Cave Temple, the best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. This Buddhist place of worship is thought to date back to the 1st century, and houses the country’s most sacred Buddha images.

Sri Lanka is famous for its spices. At Matale you will have an opportunity to explore the delightful green and fragrant Spice Garden. Trained staff will introduce you to different spices including nutmeg, pepper vines, cloves trees, curry, cinnamon, and the precious cardamom (which grows in the shade of high jungle trees and can only be harvested by hand). They will explain how some of these are grown and show you how they are processed. If you are interested, you can purchase spices, traditional remedies and cosmetics here. (A processing and training unit has been set up in the area and farmers are grouped in a cooperative to ensure fair prices).

On arrival in Kandy, you visit Temple of tooth relic in Kandy. The golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha. During puja (offerings or prayers), the heavily guarded room housing the tooth is open to devotees and tourists. However, you don’t actually see the tooth. It’s kept in a gold casket shaped like a dagoba (stupa), which contains a series of six dagoba caskets of diminishing size.

As well as the revered main temple, the complex includes a series of smaller temples, shrines and museums.

Evening Kandyan Dance performance; the traditional Sri Lankan dance which flourished in the hill country during ancient times. The dancers, who are attired in frilled costumes with glistening head-dresses and breastplates, skip and whirl to the beat of drums executing astonishing acrobatics in mid-air; the highlight is the fire walking at the end of the performance.

Day 08 | Kandy to Peradeniya
Day 08 | Kandy to Peradeniya

Today, you will be transferred to Peradeniya Botanical garden. First developed as a pleasure garden under royalty and later harmonized by the British, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya - today bundled with the most welcoming facilities located just 4 miles off Kandy - is a flourishing national asset in the Wonder of Asia. Walk into this 147-acre bliss of an experience, passing well-tended lawns, pavilions & an octagon conservatory to be greeted by the vast expanse of a magnificently landscaped lush green turf which will encourage you for an exhilarating break. Towards the north of the entrance rests a cafeteria that one might come across before stepping into some of the highlights - the orchid house & giant Javan fig tree - of this place which overflow in grace.

Proceed back to the hotel and afternoon at your leisure.

Day 07 | Colombo to Home
Day 07 | Colombo to Home

Having had breakfast at the hotel, head towards the airport for your departure flight back home.

... Welcome Home!

CityHotelRoom CategoryMeal PlanNights
NegomboJetwing BlueDeluxeHalf Board1 Night
AnuradhapuraForest Rock GardenDeluxeHalf Board1 Night
JaffnaJetwing JaffnaDeluxeHalf Board2 Nights
HabaranaCinnamon LodgeSuperiorHalf Board2 Nights
KandyEarl’s RegencyDeluxeHalf Board2 Nights


  • Accommodation for 08 nights/ 09 days.
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking Chauffeur guide/National Guide.
  • Local government taxes & service charges
  • Breakfast and Dinner from day 1 to day 09
  • All the entrance fees to the places mentioned in the above program – Anuradhapura Ancient city, Jaffna sightseeing, Minneriya National Park and jeep cost, Temple of the Tooth Relic, Cultural Show, Royal Botanical Gardens - Peradeniya, Cultural dance performance, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Cave Temple, Polonnaruwa Ancient city
  • Visas (required to apply before the arrival date)
  • Insurance (Travel)
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Camera & Video permits at Cultural sights
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Tipping for guide, driver, helper

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Extra services provided free of charge:
1. Two 500ml Mineral water bottles per person per day. (With SLS certification)
2. On arrival refreshing wet tissues for every passenger.
3. data sim for access internet and social media
4. 24hour customer service number
Reservation, Cancellation Policy & Notes:
- All reservations subject to availability at time of booking
- Quote is subject to availability of rooms, tax increases, price fluctuations and any peak season supplements.
- The cost is based on cash basis. For any other method of settlement whether it be cheques, drafts, credit cards or debit cards we will entail a service charge.
- For cancellations within 45 days before the date of arrival 100% of the holiday program will be charged
- The standard check in time in Sri Lanka is 14:00 hours and standard check out time is 11:00 hours, this may have slight changes in some hotels.
- All drive times are approximate and are subject to change.
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