Arrive in Colombo and be met by your guide and transfer to your hotel in Colombo for a night after your long flight.
After breakfast, departure to Anuradhapura. Sri Lanka’s first capital is situated in the dry zone. It is one of Sri Lanka’s premier ancient cities. Visit the sacred Bo Tree, temples, Brazen Place, Samadhi Buddha, Kuttam Pokuna, an Mihintale (12 kilometers from Anuradhapura) – a rock dotted with shrines and dwellings – a grand stairway of 1,840 steps made of granite slabs that leads to a summit with a splendid view of the countryside and Aukana Buddha statue. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Anuradhapura.
Start for half day countryside tour through Elephant Pass and ending at your Jaffna Hotel. During your tour a comfortable stay and convenient location from which to explore, with your guide, the beautiful peninsula of Jaffna from. Throughout your stay you can visit the stunning islands of Jaffna, do a Jaffna City tour, or a Jaffna Peninsula tour. Please talk to your guide to set up your local visit programme in accordance with your preferences. Stay 3 nights in Jaffna.
From Jaffna drive down to the beach resort of Nilaveli, close to Trincomalee. During this drive you have the option of visiting the Sri Lanka Civil War sites, and learning 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 do if you feel like it. You can head out for a tour of Trincomalee town and Old Dutch Fort, go snorkeling or diving around Pigeon Island, visit some hot springs, and explore Thiriyaya Temple.
Drive down the coast to Pasikudah Bay famous for its shallow waters and flat seas. Spend the next three nights relaxing in peace and comfort in the center of the finest swimming bay in Sri Lanka.
Spend the day driving back to the West coast, via Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya. If you want, you could extend your trip and stay in the cultural Triangle for a few extra nights. Upon arrival in Negombo, overnight at this beach resort, close to Colombo Airport. (If your flight leaves in the evening, you can omit this overnight and drive straight from Pasikudah to the Airport)
Europe, departure and end of the tour