North Special Tour (8D|7N)

Day 1 – AIRPORT -NEGOMBO  ( overnight stay at Negambo)

Day 2 – NEGOMBO – WILPATTU – ANURADHAPURA (overnight stay at Anuradhapura)

Day 03 – ANURADHAPURA (overnight stay at Anuradhapura)

Day 04  – ANURADHAPURA – JAFFNA (overnight stay at Jaffna)

Day 05 – JAFFNA (overnight stay at Jaffna)

Day 06 – JAFFNA – DAMBULLA (overnight stay at Dambulla)

Day 07 –  DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA (overnight stay at Dambulla)

Day 08 -DAMBULLA – NEGAMBO (End of tour)

Day 1 | AIRPORT – NEGOMBO

You will meet your driver/guide at the airport, afterwards you will check in at your hotel in Negombo before you start your tour programme on that day.

Muthurajawela Boat Tour

The Muthurajawela Marshes are situated just south of Negombo and cover an area of approximately 6,000 hectares inclusive of the Negombo lagoon. The daily high tide brings in seawater from the ocean into the wetland. Continuous mixing of these two waters for thousands of years has led to a brackish, integrated coastal ecosystem that is biologically diverse and teeming with life. A variety of mangroves and other types of flora including medicinal plants are found alongside numerous types of birds, butterflies and fish, some of which are endemic. Crocodiles, monitor lizards, and Sri Lanka’s largest snake, the Python, are also native here.
Negombo Fish Market & City Tour

The Negombo Fish Market is the second largest and most spectacular fish market in Sri Lanka . The local people call it Llelama. The fish market is situated near the Old Dutch Fort Gate and is held every day except on Sundays. You should not miss this impressive sight.

A city tour to the most impressive sights of the town including the picturesque harbour will complete the day before you return to your hotel for a walk along the beach and a refreshing dinner.

Overnight stay: Negombo

Day 2 | WILPATTU – ANURADHAPURA

After breakfast you will drive to wilpattu, & afternoon safari at wilpattu national park.

Wilpattu National Park and its surrounding are steeped in history and covered with legend.Popular legend says that in 543 BC King Vijaya landed at Kudrimalai and that he married Kuweni. According to some ancient ruins identified, it is said that Kuweni lived in the place now identified as the Kali Villu. Both Kudrimalai and Kali Villu are found in the Wilpattu. Furthermore history shows that Prince Saliya, son of King Dutugemunu, lived with Asokamala in Maradanmaduwa in Wilpattu over 2000 years ago.

After safari drive to your hotel in Anuradhapura

Day 3 | ANURADHAPURA

After breakfast sight seen in Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura – the most extensive of the Sri Lankan ancient cities and a World Heritage site. It was the national capital for over 1300 years up to the 10th Century AD. Today the monuments of Anuradhapura’s heyday survive for you to visit surrounded by the solemn umbrage of trees and an ancient parkland. During the tour, you will visit an Archeological museum, The sacred Bo Tree, Brazen Place, Royal Palace, Samadhi Buddha, Kuttam Pokuna, and more

Enjoy a city tour of Anuradhapura & Overnight stay at Anuradhapura

Overnight stay : Anuradhapura

Day 4 | ANURADHAPURA – JAFFNA

After breakfast drive to Jaffna & stay 2nights doing some sight seen

Jaffna town-After the independence from Britain in 1948, Jaffna town was ranked as the second largest town next to Colombo. Due to the three decades old civil war, the town was torn apart and now in the process of emerging as phoenix. Jaffna is the cultural capital of Tamils in Sri Lanka and the unique features are needed to be witnessed.

Overnight stay : Jaffna

Day 5 | JAFFNA

After breakfast drive to Jaffna Dutch Fort

Dutch fort-Even though It’s called as the Dutch fort, it has more than, 2,000 years old history as archeologists recently have unearthed 2,000 years old Chinese clay pots and 1,500 years old Romanian coins in order to prove the ancient history. Despite the fact that this 22 acres fort badly affected by the bombing, for certain extent it has been renovated.

Famous Library-It’s a pity this world famous library was burnt by the hooligans in the early eighties with more than 97,000 books and manuscripts but tries to provide the esteemed services once again to the needy in the region after it had been reconstructed.

Old park-Once used by the British in the past for several administrative purpose and recreation needs now serving as one of the relaxing area for the Jaffna populace.

Nallur temple -It’s almost impossible to explain the art and culture of Jaffna without mentioning sculpture and beauty of Nallur temple that has more than 500 years history. The most spectacular cultural and religious place in Jaffna is Nallur temple and this is a must visit destination for a traveler in north and still attracts thousands of locals daily.

Boat trip to holy Island It takes about 20 minutes to reach the beautiful island by passenger boats which are available in every 15 minutes during the day time. Prior to that, we have to cross several islands from Jaffna town by causeway and roads for one hour. On the way we may check the Chatty beach and other island life including colorful Hindu temples and architectural churches.

Nainatheevu Hindu temple This Nagapooshani (wife of Lord Shiva) Hindu temple has more than thousand years old history and the staggering tower can be seen from several kilometers. Temples’ architectural works with colorful sculptures are attractive to watch and daily free meal ensures no one will suffer from hungry in this village. History books tell that thousands of pilgrimages visit this temple from South India annually in the past and yearly festival attracts the same numbers but only locals at present.
Nagadeepa Buddha temple According to Buddhists, Lord Buddha visited 03 times to Sri Lanka from India and this island was given that fortunate honor once in the past to settle a war between two rivals.
Overnight stay : Jaffna

Day 6 | JAFFNA – DAMBULLA

After breakfast drive to Dambulla stay 2 nights & doing some sight seen. Evening visit Dambulla Cave Temple

The Dambulla Rock Temple had first been constructed during the rein of King Vattagamini Abhaya ( 103 BC and 89-77 BC ). The Sinhalese often call him as King Valagamba. During a South Indian invasion the king had to abandon his Anuradhapura Kingdom . For 12 years, King Valagamba was in hiding and had frequented these caves for his safety. After regaining the kingdom of Anuradhapura and becoming the King, to show his gratefulness for his safe place, he converted those caves into Buddhist Temples by constructing walled partitions under the rock overhang which spans the entire area as a single large cave. He got drip ledges made along this large cave and made it suitable to withstand rainy weather and avoided water seeping inside the caved areas. The three cave temples named as Devarajalena, Maharajalena and the Paccimalena were constructed by him.

After King Vattagamini Abaya’s rein, for several centuries this cave temple had not come under the patronage of any other Kings until Vijayabahu I (1055-1110 AD ), who made Polonnaruwa his kingdom. He had done renovations to the Cave temples and it is believed that there were Buddhist monks dwelling in this and nearby caves at that times. King Keerthi Sri Nissankamalla (1187-1196 AD ) was much involved in uplifting the place with many additional Buddha images being constructed and gold plating some seventy three Buddha images in the cave temple.

Day 7 | DAMBULLA – SIGIRIYA

After breakfast drive to Sigiriya.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress of Sri Lanka is situated in Matale district near Dambulla. It can be reached along Colombo- Habarana highway by turning towards east from Inamaluwa. Proceeding about 10 km from Inamaluwa and passing Kimbissa township one arrives at Sigiriya.
Before Sigiriya became a Kingdom, Sigiriya Rock base and the places such as Pidurangala which were endowed with many caves and a temple had been dwelled by Buddhist monks from around 3rd Century BC. It is also found that these areas had been inhabitant by people prior to King Kassapa’s rein. Many caves have Brahmi Inscriptions dating back from 3rd Century BC to 1st century AD.
After King Mahanama who ruled Anuradhapura from 410- 432 AD, a prince named Dhatusena became the King of Anuradhapura in 459 AD, defeating the Indian invader ‘Pandu’. King Dhatusena was the ruler who constructed Kala Wewa or the Kala Wewa Tank, by building a dam across Kala Oya , which is a small river type. The man-made 54 mile long Yoda Ela, which takes water from Kala Wewa to Tissa Wewa is considered as an Irrigation engineering wonder even at the present day. It has a gradient of 6 inches per mile along the first 17 miles , which means the level different is just over 8 feet even after the first 17 miles along the canal. During his rein the famous full-relief Aukana Buddha statue was constructed out of a rock which stands 42 feet high.He had two sons from two of his queens. Mugalan [ also called as Moggallana ] from the head queen and Kassapa’s [ also called as Kashyapa ] from a companion queen. Prince Kashyapa, with the help of the general of the army of King Dhatusena, named Migara, got his father killed and became the King. Prince Mugalan, fearing for his life, escaped to India. The Buddhist Bhikkus and the people were against his conduct and favoured Price Mugalan for the rulership. Fearing that Mugalan will come with an army from India to avenge him at a later day, King Kassapa decided to make Sigiriya as his kingdom. During his rule of eighteen years from 477 AD to 495 AD Sigiriya Kingdom was created. It is believed that he sought the refuge of Sigiriya rock for his safety fearing for his life.After 18 years, Prince Mugalan came with an army from India to fight with King Kassapa. During the battle Kassapa killed himself thus Mugalan became the King. He went back to Anuradhapura and ruled the country from there and handed over Sigiriya back to the Buddhist priests. Sigiriya as a Kingdom was abandoned in around 1150 AD and was almost forgotten for the next seven centuries Though King Kashyapa is not regarded in high esteem in Sri Lankan history due to his dubious conduct, he is credited as the ruler with unsurpassed imagination put into reality to create a Sri Lankan style marvel of high caliber art and engineering skills that could even challenge the other world structures at that time, which definitely is amazing even in the 21st century with whatever is remaining as ruins of Sigiriya Kingdom.
Evening visit Minneriya National Park

Day 8 | DAMBULLA  – NEGOMBO

After breakfast drive back to airport or your beach hotel tour end.

Budget Middle Class Luxury
1- Person
(Single room)
1500 USD 1800 USD 2850 USD
2 – Person
(Double room)
1700 USD 2000 USD 3150 USD
3 – 4 Person
(Double room)

800 USD

(Per Person)

950 USD

(Per Person)

1525 USD

(Per Person)

5 – 6 Person
(Double room)

750 USD

(PerpPerson)

900 USD

(PerpPerson)

1475 USD

(PerpPerson)

Including

  • Air conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver
  • Your accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • Driver accommodating and meals, fuel and taxes
  • All entrance fees
  • Jeep safaris