14N / 15D
Unexplored North / East Tour of Sri Lanka

Discover the lesser-known beauty of Sri Lanka’s North and East with package 04, “Unexplored North / East Tour of Sri Lanka.” Explore Jaffna’s rich history and the magnificence of Anuradhapura. Enjoy the beaches in Nilaveli, observe the wildlife in Udawalawa, and discover Bentota’s attractions. Experience Galle’s serene pleasure and take it easy on the days.

Day 01
Arrival/ Negombo
Upon your arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, the Green Tour Gate team will be eagerly waiting to extend a warm Sri Lankan welcome. Your dedicated representative will guide you through the arrival process, ensuring a smooth transition. A comfortable transfer will take you to your hotel in Negombo, allowing you to relax and unwind after your journey. As you settle in, feel the gentle coastal breeze and the promise of the adventures that lie ahead.
Day 02,03
Anuradhapura (Ancient City)
On Day 2, explore the Anuradhapura Ancient City by bicycle, a unique way to connect with the heritage. Pedal through the vast complex, guided by the intricate architecture of stupas, moonstones, and palaces. Witness the awe-inspiring Jetavanaramaya, once one of the tallest structures in the ancient world. Encounter the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi, an ancient fig tree revered as one of the oldest historical trees in the world. As the sun sets, the city's serene reservoirs come to life, reflecting the golden hues of twilight.

Day 3 continues the exploration with renewed vigor. Venture deeper into the city's rich history, uncovering the mysteries of ruins and relics that stand as testament to a glorious past. The Brazen Palace, Abhayagiri Dagoba, and Thuparamaya Stupa are among the many highlights that reveal the city's architectural prowess. As you traverse the ruins, imagine the bustling streets of yesteryears, where pilgrims and traders converged. The ancient city's symphony of stone whispers stories of devotion, culture, and heritage that have stood the test of time.
Day 04,05,06
Jaffna (Nallur Temple, Jaffna Fort, Casuarina beach, Keerimalai Pond, Sangupiddy Bridge, Jaffna City Tour)
Jaffna beckons with its distinct charm, inviting you to uncover the layers of history and culture that define the city.

On Day 4, the Nallur Temple takes center stage. With its vibrant fa├žade and intricate sculptures, it's a visual marvel and a spiritual haven. Allow the devotion of pilgrims to inspire your own sense of wonder. As you traverse its sacred grounds, absorb the rhythmic chants and the scent of incense that infuse the air.

Days 5 and 6 are dedicated to Jaffna's multifaceted beauty. Jaffna Fort stands as a silent witness to the city's history, offering panoramic views of land and sea. Casuarina Beach provides a tranquil escape, where the rhythmic waves offer moments of reflection. The Keerimalai Pond, known for its therapeutic waters, invites you to experience the spiritual essence of the site. Walk the Sangupiddy Bridge, which stands not just as a physical connection but as a bridge between past and present. Your comprehensive city tour on Day 6 will reveal Jaffna's soul, from bustling markets to historic sites, allowing you to grasp the pulse of this resilient city.
Day 07,08
Nilaveli (Relax on the Beach, Pigeon Island, Koneswaram Temple, Hot Water Wells)
Day 7 begins with the symphony of the sea, as you bask on the soft sands of Nilaweli's tranquil beaches. The azure waters invite you to swim, snorkel, or simply savor the serenity. Pigeon Island, a short boat ride away, immerses you in a vibrant underwater world, with colorful coral reefs and diverse marine life.

Day 8 embraces spirituality and rejuvenation. The Koneswaram Temple stands at the precipice of the ocean, offering panoramic views and a spiritual connection to the elements. The Hot Water Wells provide a unique experience, allowing you to soak in natural thermal waters renowned for their healing properties.

These detailed experiences ensure that your journey through Anuradhapura, Jaffna, and Nilaweli will be rich with insights, tranquility, and a deep connection to Sri Lanka's history and nature.
Day 09,10
Sigiriya (Sigiriya Rock, Minneriya Safari, Village Tour, Ayurvedic Spa)
Your day begins with a journey to the iconic Sigiriya Rock, an ancient fortress that rises dramatically from the surrounding plains. Ascend to the summit, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Marvel at the exquisite frescoes that adorn the rock's walls, each one telling a story from a bygone era. Your journey through time continues as you explore the ancient gardens and water features that once graced the feet of this majestic monument.

In the afternoon, a thrilling Minneriya Safari awaits. Venture into the wilderness of Minneriya National Park, renowned for its vast gatherings of elephants during the dry season. Witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, their silhouettes against the setting sun creating a scene that will be etched in your memory forever.
Day 10
Village Tour and Ayurvedic Spa:
Immerse yourself in the rural life of Sri Lanka as you embark on an authentic village experience. Engage with local villagers, learn about traditional farming techniques, and perhaps even try your hand at plowing a paddy field or husking rice. This cultural exchange allows you to connect with the heart and soul of the island's countryside.

In the afternoon, indulge in the age-old traditions of Ayurveda with a rejuvenating spa session. Ayurveda, a holistic approach to wellness, is deeply ingrained in Sri Lanka's culture. Relax under the expert hands of therapists, who use natural ingredients and ancient techniques to restore balance to your body and mind. This blissful experience is a fitting way to conclude your time in Sigiriya.
Day 11,12
Kandy (Dambulla Cave Temple, Temple of Tooth, Royal Botanical Gardens, Traditional Dance Show in Kandy, Kandy city tour)
Begin your Kandy exploration with a visit to the Dambulla Cave Temple, a *UNESCO* World Heritage Site renowned for its intricate cave paintings and sculptures. Marvel at the devotion that has shaped these sacred spaces over centuries, and let the tranquility of the surroundings envelop you.

In the afternoon, venture to the revered Temple of the Tooth, home to a relic believed to be the tooth of Lord Buddha. This temple is not only a religious icon but also a repository of history and culture. Experience the evening ceremony, where the relic is honored amidst traditional rituals and captivating drumming performances.

Day 12 -

A journey to Kandy wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. Wander through a lush paradise, where a symphony of colors and scents dances before your eyes. The sprawling gardens house a diverse collection of flora, from towering palm trees to delicate orchids.

Your exploration continues with a Kandy city tour, where you'll encounter colonial architecture, bustling markets, and the vibrant heart of the city. As the sun sets, the city transforms into a canvas of lights, inviting you to relish the enchantment of Kandy's evening ambiance.

These comprehensive experiences in Sigiriya and Kandy are designed to immerse you in the cultural and natural wonders that define Sri Lanka.

Your journey through Kandy begins with a visit to the captivating Dambulla Cave Temple, a *UNESCO* World Heritage Site adorned with remarkable cave paintings and sculptures. As you ascend the steps to the temple complex, the intricate artwork unfolds before your eyes. Explore the intricate chambers, each one a testament to devotion and artistic skill. The panoramic views from the temple grounds offer a breathtaking perspective of the surrounding landscape.

In the afternoon, you'll experience the heart of Kandy's spirituality at the revered Temple of the Tooth. Home to a relic believed to be the tooth of Lord Buddha, this temple is a pilgrimage site for Buddhists from around the world. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere, witnessing the rituals and offerings that pay homage to this sacred relic. The evening ceremony, with its melodious drumming and traditional rituals, is a truly mesmerizing experience that will leave an indelible mark on your journey.

Day 12 -

Your exploration of Kandy continues with a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, a haven of natural beauty that transports you to a world of serenity. Stroll through meticulously landscaped gardens that showcase a diverse array of plant species. In the afternoon, embark on a Kandy city tour that offers a glimpse into the city's colonial past and vibrant present. Explore bustling markets, where the aroma of spices and the vibrant colors of fresh produce create a sensory experience. The city's colonial architecture, exemplified by the Old Royal Palace, adds a historical dimension to your exploration. As the sun begins to set, the city takes on a magical hue, and the illuminated streets come alive with energy.
Day 13,14
Bentota (Giragama Tea Factory, Turtles hatchery, Madhu River Boat Ride, Relax on the Beach)
Day 13 - Giragama Tea Factory and Turtles Hatchery

Begin your day with a visit to the Giragama Tea Factory, where you'll be introduced to the art of tea production. Gain insights into the meticulous process, from plucking to processing, that creates Sri Lanka's renowned Ceylon tea. Immerse yourself in the aroma of freshly brewed tea and savor a cup while enjoying the picturesque views of the tea plantations.

In the afternoon, a visit to the Turtle Hatchery is a poignant encounter with nature's wonders. Learn about the conservation efforts to protect these majestic creatures and their nesting grounds. Witness the hatchlings making their way to the sea, a testament to the dedication of those working to preserve Sri Lanka's biodiversity.
Day 15
Departure
Your journey culminates with a serene boat ride on the tranquil waters of the Madhu River. Drift through mangrove forests, passing by quaint villages and verdant landscapes. The soothing ambiance is a perfect way to reflect on the experiences and memories you've gathered throughout your journey.

As your remarkable adventure draws to a close, the Green Tour Gate team ensures your departure is seamless and memorable. Depending on your flight schedule, a timely transfer will be arranged to take you to Bandaranaike International Airport. Carry with you cherished memories of Sri Lanka's landscapes, heritage, and the vibrant tapestry of experiences that have woven the fabric of your journey.
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