Explore Northwest, East & Central Tour in Sri Lanka

Explore Northwest, East and Central Tour in Sri Lanka is a combination of the best of wildlife, history and culture specifically focusing on covering the Northwest, East and the cultural triangle.

The North East of Sri Lanka is a world distinct from the rest of the island. The community has kept its distinct character while being closer to India than Colombo. Because Tamil migrants from southern India frequently invaded and colonized the Northeast, the culture of the region owes as much to Hindu India as it does to Buddhist Sri Lanka.

In this Explore Northwest, East and Central Tour by Blue Lanka Tours, you are not only going to explore the culture and get to know the stories of the North and East, but also you will explore the North West with Kalpitiya and then discover the wildlife in Wilpattu National Park. With a little bit of everything, this itinerary is sure to cover the main highlights of the Northwest, Northeast, and the NorthCentral parts of Sri Lanka.

At a glance

Trip length

12 Days


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When to go

February to August


Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Picture your self

Explore Negombo’s mash-up of colonial and local architecture

Visit the resplendent ruins of Polonnaruwa

Climb Lion’s Rock – a proposed 8th wonder of the world

Exploring Jaffna, walking through the colourful blocks and markets

Not to miss in this tour

ElephantIsland hopping in Jaffna

ElephantRio Ice cream when in Jaffna

ElephantSnorkelling in Tricomalee

ElephantThe Game Drive in Wilpattu

Day 1 BIA to Kalpitiya

• Airport Pickup and Assistance
• Transfer to Kalpitiya
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Overnight stay in Kalpitiya

Day 2 Kalpitiya to Wilpattu

• Morning Explore the Countryside of Kalpitiya
• Transfer to Wilpattu
• Check-Into The Campsite and Relax
• Enjoy the Sunset Sipping on a Sri Lankan Beer
• Overnight stay in Wilpattu

Day 3 Wilpattu

Full-Day Safari Experience in Wilpattu National Park
Spot Elusive Leopards; Elephants and Sloth Bears
• Savour a Picnic Lunch at an Exclusive Shaded Area in The Park
• Dine Under The Stars by the Campfire
• Overnight Stay in Wilpattu

Day 4 Wilpattu to Jaffna

• Transfer to Jaffna
• Explore Jaffna Museum
• Visit Jaffna Public Library
• Take a Leisurely Walk in Jaffna Fort in the evening
• Overnight Stay in Jaffna

Delft Island in Sri Lanka
Day 5 Jaffna

• Early Morning Leave for Kurikadduvan Jetty and Catch the ferry to Delft Island
• Explore Main Attractions on the Island Including the Following
– Portuguese/Dutch Fort | Delft Island baobab tree | Old Dutch Hospital | Pigeon Nest | Dutch Horse
Stables | Hanuman footprint
• Overnight Stay in Jaffna

Nallur Kandasamy Front Entrance
Day 6 Jaffna to Nilaveli

• Morning Pay a Visit to Nallur Kovil
• Transfer to Nilaveli
• Spend the Rest of the Day at Leisure
• Overnight Stay in Nilaveli

Day 7 Nilaveli

Full-Day Relax By The Beach
• Alternatively, You Can Enjoy Watersports Such as Snorkeling; Diving; Etc.
• Overnight Stay in Nilaveli

Nilaveli Beach in Sri Lanka
Day 8 Nilaveli

• Day at Leisure to Chill Out by The East Coast Beaches
• Late Evening Head to Uppuveli Beach for Drinks by the Water
• Overnight Stay in Nilaveli

cave temples
Day 9 Nilaveli to Sigiriya

• Transfer to Sigiriya
• En Route Explore The Landmarks in Trincomalee
Koneswaram Kovil | Fort Fedrick | Kanniya Hot Water Springs
• Evening Visit to Dambulla Cave Temple
• Overnight Stay in Sigiriya

Day 10 Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa

• Morning Experience a Sri Lankan Village Tour
Enjoy a Catamaran Ride | Bullock-Cart Ride | Paddy Fields Walk
Cooking and Tasting Authentic Rice and Curry Lunch at a Village House
• Transfer to Polonnaruwa
• Explore the Ancient Kingdom of Anuradhapura by Bicycles
• Overnight Stay in Sigiriya

Day 11 Sigiriya to Negombo

• Morning Climb to Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Explore Murals | Royal Garden | Sigiriya Museum |Water Gardens | The Frescoes | Mirror Wall |Lion Paw Staircase | Sigiriya Summit
• Transfer to Negombo
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Overnight Stay in Negombo

SriLankan Airline 02
Day 12 Negombo to BIA

• Airport Transfer

Trail on the ground


Q. Is Dolphin watching available in Kalpitiya?

– Yes, Kalpitiya is famous for Dolphin watching and also whale watching.

Q. How is the weather in Trincomalee?

– Trincomalee is quite warm compared to Colombo.

Q. How long does the full day safari at Wilpattu take?

– Approximately 10-12 hours.

Q. How long does it take to climb Sigiriya?

– Depends on your fitness. In general, climbing up and down will take around 2.5 hours.

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Insightful Tips

  • Explore Negombo’s mash-up of colonial and local architecture
  • Visit the resplendent ruins of Polonnaruwa
  • Climb Lion’s Rock – a proposed 8th wonder of the world
  • Exploring Jaffna, walking through the colourful blocks and markets

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