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Northern Wonders of Sri Lanka

Kandy, Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Trincomalee & Colombo

Best time to travel
Mar – Sep
Ideal length
12 nights
Perfect for
Couples

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Colombo.
  • All private transfers.
  • 12 nights’ luxury accommodation in Kandy, Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Trincomalee and Colombo.
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, ancient kingdoms and stunning natural wonders as you embark on privately guided tours.
  • Learn more about Sri Lankan culture and spirituality with visits to temples and colourful cities.
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Introduction

Located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, lies the extraordinary island country of Sri Lanka. With miles of pristine coastline and lush tropical jungle, Sri Lanka offers an unparalleled travel experience. On this suggested itinerary, allow us to show you the natural and cultural beauty of Sri Lanka. Embark on exhilarating temples tours in Kandy, explore the ancient ruins of Anuradhapura and journey on city tours of Jaffna. Complete your Sri Lankan discovery with a relaxing beach stay in Trincomalee.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Colombo.

Your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury accommodation in Kandy where you will be staying for the next two nights. That evening, enjoy a cultural visit to the Temple of the Tooth.

Set out by tuk tuk to visit the Three Temple Loop.

Embark on an exhilarating day tour led by your private guide, visiting the lesser-known temples of the area, Gadaladeniya, Lankathilaka and Embekke Devalaya. The following morning, explore the flowering walkways of the Botanical Gardens alongside an expert botanist guide.

seethawaka botanical garden
Transfer to the Cultural Triangle.

Spend three nights in a luxury hotel that is set in the heart of Sri Lanka’s spiritual and cultural heartlands. Catch up on some relaxation as you lounge by the infinity pool and listen to the sounds of the surrounding wildlife.

Kandy, Cultural Triangle
Explore the ancient ruins of Anuradhapura by bike.

Anuradhapura was a spiritual and secular capital for over a millennium. Alongside your local guide, cycle through more than a dozen archaeological sites and alongside beautiful paddy fields.

Anuradhapura
Experience Sri Lankan spirituality and culture as you transfer to Jaffna.

During your three night stay in Jaffna, explore important sites including a visit to Nallur Kovil and a guided tour of the bustling Chunnakam Market and Naguleswaram Temple in Keerimalai.

Nallur Kovil, Jaffna
Rise early and pay a visit to the curious coastal island of Delft.

Explore the island’s quaint dwellings, the famed rock structure and its towering baobab tree, which is said to have been introduced by Arabic traders. The island is also home to remnants of an Old Dutch Fort, a poignant reflection of Sri Lanka’s colonial past.

Delft Island
Next, it’s time for rest and relaxation in Trincomalee.

You will be transferred to the perfect secluded hideaway in northeast Sri Lanka. Spend three nights winding down on the tranquil shores of the beach. Why not indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment or soak up the sun by the infinity pool.

Trincomalee
Transfer to Colombo for an overnight stay.

You will be privately transferred to Colombo. During your overnight stay, be treated to an exciting gastronomic tour of the city, sampling local street food both sweet and savoury.

Colombo
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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Kings Pavilion

Kings Pavilion

The Kings Pavilion is an intimate, boutique hotel surrounded by greenery and birdlife. Stay in tastefully designed suites that highlight exquisite Kandyan art within a contemporary and tranquil setting.

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Ulagalla Resort

Ulagalla Resort

Ulagalla Resort is a beautiful resort that is surrounded by acres of tropical vegetation, paddy fields and orchards. This eco-friendly resort is neighboured by traditional villages and farmlands.

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Jetwing Jaffna

Jetwing Jaffna

Set in the heart of Jaffna, this quaint hotel is an ideal base for exploring the lesser known town. The hotel is situated just ten minutes from one of Jaffna’s main attractions, Jaffna fort.

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Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes

Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes

Set on the remote shores of Trincomalee, Jungle Beach is surrounded by incredible jungle forest and unspoilt coastline. The traditional thatched huts are dotted throughout the tropical forest.

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Uga Residence

Uga Residence

Residence by Uga Escapes is a charming, 200-year-old colonial manor in the heart of Colombo that has been caringly refurbished to retain its old-world charm.

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Taru Villas - Lake Lodge

Taru Villas – Lake Lodge

This beautiful lodge is ideally located in the heart of Colombo making it the perfect base for exploring the area. Park Street Mews, a popular foodie street is just ten minutes away.

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The Elephant Stables

The Elephant Stables

This family friendly property is situated in the hills above Kandy overlooking the busy city. The hotel provides a culturally rich experience whilst maintaining a contemporary design.

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What people are saying

“We recently travelled to Barcelona and Mallorca with the expert help of Oroko and will never book a holiday any other way again! The staff were so friendly and knowledgable and made the process of booking extremely easy. The travel pack was very impressive with our luggage tags, complimentary treats for the airport, and comprehensive guide to both areas with recommended restaurants which didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t speak highly enough of our experience with this company and would highly recommend to friends.”

Orla & partner – Mallorca 2019

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