Sri Lanka Northern Explorer Tour
From Thalahena Negombo To Dunagaha, Wilpattu National Park, Anuradhapura, Mannar Island, Jaffna, Delft Island, Nilaveli, Habarana, Ritigala, Sigiriya, Colombo - 14 Nights
- Departing from:
- Thalahena Negombo
- Dunagaha, Wilpattu National Park, Anuradhapura, Mannar Island, Jaffna, Delft Island, Nilaveli, Habarana, Ritigala, Sigiriya, Colombo
- 14 Nights
- Tours April to September
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- Undiscovered Destinations
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Sri Lanka is a one of the most culturally rich holiday destinations in the Indian Ocean, mixing Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Christian faiths and traditions. Colonial powers, Portuguese, Dutch and British have too left their mark. Diverse landscapes provide habitats for world class wildlife, while white sand beaches are an off-duty playground for visitors and residents alike. Island cuisine is first class, distinct flavours providing an enlivening culinary subtext to any visit.
On this journey, we head to a working rural coconut plantation where we get a taste for village life. For wildlife lovers we will safari in Wilpattu National Park, intentionally to travel to one of the quieter and lesser visited parks in Sri Lanka, where we hope to spot wildlife such as Sloth Bear, Leopard and Elephants. The next stop is the sun-baked island of Mannar – again few tourists venture here as it is one of the most isolated areas of the country where wild donkeys roam and the landscape is dotted with Baobab trees.
Back in the heart of the country we visit the incredible Sigiriya Rock Fortress; from the summit the views are unparalleled. We hope to see more wildlife and especially elephants at Hurulu Eco Park with the dry season being a particularly good time to see them in numbers.
Finally we explore Colombo with a local to soak up the atmosphere of the crazy streets, sample some local Kottu Roti and wander through Pettah Market.