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North & East Explorer, Exciting Holiday to Unexplored Beaches

For almost 30 years the North of Sri Lanka was unexplored by the rest of the world. The tensions also lead to the picturesque East to be avoided. With the end of the civil war and the birth of peace in the country, The North & East opens its arms out to you. Walkers Tours takes you to the unexplored North and East with a well-rounded tour of the must see places.

Visit the remnants of one of Sri Lanka’s ancient kingdoms before touring the North and East of the country while enjoying the costal highlights our little island of wonder has to offer. Visit little coastal towns, religious points of interest and even go on a wild life safari. Spend your evenings on the soft sandy beaches with a cool drink in your hands and get lost amidst the sound of waves.

Day 01
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Palm Garden Village
Upon arrival at the airport / or pre requested location in Colombo you will meet our English speaking Chauffeur/Guide. Thereafter you will travel directly to the ancient city of Anuradhapura. You may either spend the day relaxing by the pool or visit the Anuradhapura town.
  • Standard Room
  • TV with Satellite Channels
  • Spa
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Palm Garden Village
Day 02
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Jaffna Heritage
After an early breakfast at the hotel leave for the town of Jaffna. After a 5 hour journey arrive in Jaffna for lunch and to explore the lost town. Visit the now restored Jaffna Library, the iconic Nallur Temple or even indulge in an ice cream sundae at Rio Ice cream. Make sure to see as much as possible before retiring for the night at Expo Pavilion Hotel.
  • Standard Room
  • Air Condition
  • TV with 52 channels
Nallur Temple Jaffna - One of Sri Lanka's cultural monuments
Day 03
Tour of Jaffna Town and Overnight Stay at Jaffna Heritage
Set off to the island of Nagadeepa which houses a temple and kovil. A 15 minute boat ride from the coast is the only possible access to the island. After returning have lunch and continue onto the Keeri Malai Kovil & Freshwater Pond.
  • Standard Room
  • Air Condition
  • TV with 52 channels
Jaffna Public Library one of Jaffna's notable landmarks
Day 04
Trincomalee and Overnight Stay at Chaaya Blu
Trincomalee houses one of the largest natural harbors in the world. Recently it had been a base for the Sri Lankan Army and Navy but now it remains an amazing multicultural town with roots dating back to Marco Polo. Spend the evening at the pool and tuck in early for a tour of the town is eminent the next day.
  • 4 Star Luxury
  • Superior Room
  • Wi-Fi facility
  • 3 restaurants
Stunning green sea of Trincomalee Beach
Day 05
Tour of Trincomalee Town and Overnight Stay at Chaaya Blue
You have the option of an excursion to Pigeon Island. Named after the Rock Pigeon that colonized it the island, it has some of the best coral sites in Sri Lanka. Thereafter, visit Trincomalee War Cemetery one of the six commonwealth war cemeteries in Sri Lanka.
  • 4 Star Luxury
  • Superior Room
  • Wi-Fi facility
  • 3 restaurants
The vast pool & day beds overlooking the Trinco beach
Day 06
Tour of Trincomalee Town and Overnight Stay at Chaaya Blue
After breakfast head out to Pasikudah. Pasikudah is a popular tourist destination boasting one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the world. Walk kilometers into the ocean with it only reaching your knees, a truly amazing experience.
  • 4 Star Luxury
  • Superior Room
  • Wi-Fi facility
  • 3 restaurants
The dining area of the restaurant at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon
Day 07
Leisure at Trincomalee Town and Overnight Stay at Chaaya Blu
Since the day has been spent enjoying the sights of the town, sit back and relax with a cocktail on the undisturbed, quiet beach.
  • 4 Star Luxury
  • Superior Room
  • Wi-Fi facility
  • 3 restaurants
A couple enjoying romantic private dining by the beach
Day 08
Tour of Habarana Town and Overnight Stay at Chaaya Village
Visit the town of Habarana and take in the ancient culture of Buddhism at the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. If time permits you may embark on a safari at Minneriya National Park to sight some lovely elephants before retiring for the evening.
  • 4 Star Luxury
  • Superior Room
  • Wi-Fi facility
  • 3 restaurants
Tranquility at the Chalets of Habarana Village by Cinnamon
Day 09
Back to Colombo
After breakfast you will be dropped off at the pre requested location in Colombo after seeing what many haven’t in the North and East.
Amazing capture of Beira Lake & Colombo city view
Available Attractions

Anuradhapura in the northern centre of Sri Lanka is where a sapling of the Bhodi tree of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in India, under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, was planted. The Sri Maha Bodhiya is the oldest documented tree that is still living. The city also has palaces, monasteries and monuments (all in ruins) that are fascinating to visit.

Ruwanwelisaya, an ancient stupa, is revered by the Buddhist community. Thuparamaya enshrines the collarbone of the Buddha and is considered to be the first dagaba, or pagoda, built in Sri Lanka. Lovamahapaya also known as the Brazen Palace is between the Ruwanvaliseya and Sri Maha Bodhiya. Jetavanarama is the largest stupa in Sri Lanka. As well as these beautiful places there are other stupas and relics, soaring over the vast acres of paddy fields in the area.

Anuradhapura in sri lanka

Located in the Northern Province is the colourful city of Jaffna, on a peninsula that is like an island with only a narrow connection with the rest of Sri Lanka at Elephant Pass. The Jaffna Market is thrilling to visit with its vibrant atmosphere and variety of locally produced goods, fruits and vegetables. As a contrast to the bustling commerce of the town there is the spirituality of the Hindu temple known as the Nallur Kovil. Visits can also be made by boat to the Buddhist shrine on the island of Nagadeepa.

A contrast is Delft Island with its ruins of forts and wild ponies that roam carefree. There is even a beach, some 35km from Jaffna, fringed with Casurina trees, after which it is named. To visit Jaffna is to appreciate yet another aspect of multi-cultured Sri Lanka.

Jaffna Public Library one of Jaffna's notable landmarks

Trincomalee, popularly known as Trinco, has a huge, natural harbour, however it was never developed - apart from being a base of the Sri Lanka navy today, and being guarded by Fort Frederick, which bears the date 1676 above its arch. The fort is open to visitors who can walk to the summit for a view of the harbour and of Swami Rock behind the Koneswaram temple.

The Hot Wells in Trincomalee are another popular attraction. This is an unusual place as there are seven hot wells in which the water is naturally of different temperatures. Close to Trincomalee, at Uppuveli, is a broad strip of beach with smart hotels as well as beachside guest shacks for divers and beach lovers. Trincomalee is 257km by good road from Colombo and is served by a daily Night Mail train.

Trincomalee in sri lanka
Passikudah is a popular tourist destination boasting one of the longest stretches of shallow coastline in the world. Walk kilometers into the beautiful ocean with it only reaching your knees, to gaze at the glistening horizon. A truly amazing experience.
Passikudah in sri lanka
Habarana is the central point of Sri Lanka's cultural and historic triangle and the most convenient base for excursions to the Ancient historical cities. Located in the north central part of the island, Habarana is a part of Sri Lanka's dry zone. Thanks to the genius of our ancient kings dating as far as the 05th Century AD, the Sri Lankan dry zone is anything but dry, with hundreds of lakes and reservoirs which are connected by an elaborate network of canals making up an old but great irrigation system. Aside from the benefit for agriculture and industry, the waterworks of the dry zone provide some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery and fertile habitat for the islands incredible bio-diversity.
Sri Lanka's native flower - The Olu (White Water Lotus)
Minneriya National Park
Minneriya National Park. Sitting in the centre of the cultural triangle, Minneriya is a good alternative to the busier parks in the south and it's easy to weave in a day here between visiting the ancient cities. The dry season, preferably from June to September, is the best time to visit the 8,890 hectare park when the ancient tank, the lake that dominates the area, dries out and the grasses and shoots push through. During this time it is possible to see herds of up to 150 elephants feeding and washing, as well as toque macaques, sambar deer and leopards. The hungry bird flocks include cormorants and painted storks. Minneriya, closest by car to the ancient city Polonnaruwa, was upgraded from a nature reserve to a national park because of the increased number of tourists coming to see the elephants.
Elephants graze among wetlands of the Minneriya National Park
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Description Price
Per person in a double room Approximately US$ 1,050
Inclusions & Exclusions
The above cost includes:
  • 8 nights’ accommodation on bed & breakfast basis while at Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Trincomalee and Habarana.
  • Transport in an Air-Conditioned car with an accompanying English speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • Government Tax (11%)
The above cost does not include:
  • Early check-in & Late check-out.
  • Entrance/excursion fees to the places mentioned in our itinerary.
  • Tips and other expenses of personal nature.
Availability at hotels is subject to confirmation of the tour and travel dates
Payment Policy
Please note we require 50% of the payment on confirmation and the balance 2 weeks prior to arrival or the full payment can be settled on confirmation.
Payment Methods
  • On-line payment using a personal credit card (Amex/Visa/Master). Log in details will be sent on confirmation.
  • Bank transfer.