Sri Lanka's Undiscovered North & East
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Sri Lanka's Undiscovered North & East

This tour covers the less-explored top end of Sri Lanka, taking in its unique wildlife, local culture and pristine beaches. Veering away from the usual tourist trail you’ll uncover some of the island's best hidden gems such as the Jaffna Peninsula, the beaches of Trincomalee, the wildlife of Wilpattu and the rural life of Anamaduwa. There is also time to enjoy an Experience Travel Group signature tour of Colombo en route.

The north and east of Sri Lanka have great weather in the European summer months, especially in May and June, when the rest of the country is experiencing the south-western monsoon.

Highlights include:

  • Seeking out wildlife in Wilpattu National Park 
  • Experiencing rural Sri Lankan life at The Mudhouse near Anamaduwa
  • Exploring history and culture in the towns and islands of the Jaffna Peninsula 
  • Relaxing on the secluded and untouched beaches near Trincomalee
  • Discovering a side of Sri Lanka that most other tourists miss

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative price for this holiday is £3,600 per person inclusive of flights from the UK. Prices may be less in low season and higher in peak season.

Call our Sri Lanka experts on 020 3411 6196 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates.   

Inclusions

Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include:

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers 
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences 
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK 

For more on our pricing policy read here.  

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Sri Lanka's Undiscovered North & East

DAY 1 DEPART THE UK

Depart The UK for Colombo, Sri Lanka.

DAY 2 & 3 COLOMBO See the city from a unique perspective

On arrival in Sri Lanka your chauffeur-guide will meet you for the transfer to your Colombo Hotel. After time to relax and sleep you’ll spend a full day exploring the city from a range of perspectives with expert guides. Discover colonial heritage on foot and the commercial area by tuk-tuk, stopping to taste Sri Lankan tea and local snacks en route.

DAY 4- 6 JAFFNA  Discover Sri Lanka’s final frontier

You’ll take a domestic flight to Jaffna and transfer to your hotel, a comfortable base from which to explore the town and the beautiful peninsula. During your stay you’ll visit the stunning nearby islands and take a tour of the city discovering historic architecture, Hindu temples and culinary delights. This is a fascinating region not least because it only recently emerged from the conflicts of civil war.

DAY 7- 10 TRINCOMALEE  History, culture and beaches

From Jaffna your chauffeur-guide will drive you down to your beach resort near Trincomalee. En route you have the option of visiting some of the Sri Lanka Civil War sites to learn more about this period of history.

Over the next few days you might choose to enjoy the beach, though there are plenty of interesting excursions to take too. You can head out for a tour of Trincomalee town and its old Dutch Fort, go snorkelling or diving around Pigeon Island, visit hot springs or explore Thiriyaya Temple.

DAY11-12   Wilpattu    elephants, leopards and rare birds

From Trincomalee you’ll travel to Wilpattu National Park– one of the most important conservation areas in Sri Lanka. This is the island's largest national park and is home to a range of wildlife including leopards, elephants, sambur, water buffalo and a variety of rare birds. Wilpattu is not at all crowded like some of Sri Lanka’s other parks and your visit here is sure to be a fantastic wilderness adventure.  

Day 13-15 The Mudhouse   A unique rural experience

It’s a fairly short drive from Wilpattu to The Mudhouse for the final part of your journey through Sri Lanka. A stay here is a very unique experience and a chance to experience local life in the Sri Lankan countryside. Explore the grounds and the organic farm, spend your stay kayaking in the tank (lake), spotting rare birds, exploring temples and bizarre rock formations.

DAY 16 DEPART SRI LANKA

Today you depart Sri Lanka for your journey home. 


Customer Feedback
It was clear that Nick was immensely knowledgeable about Sri Lanka and we felt his overall service to assist in identifying the type of holiday we required was superb. All places we stayed in were brilliant but, for novelty value, the Mudhouse was one of the most memorable. From pick-up to departure we can only say that out guide and driver was absolutely magnificent. Always helpful, smiling, knowledgeable we became good friends over the two weeks.

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