Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer - 12 Days

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Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer - 12 Days - On The Go Tours
Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer - 12 Days - On The Go Tours
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Nuwara Eliya


  • Visit the oldest tree in the world
  • Unwind on stunning beaches
  • Explore the Temple of the Tooth
  • Admire scenic train views
Age range
18 to 70 year olds
Hotel, Resort
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Private Vehicle, Mini-coach
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure, Discovery, Christmas & New Year
On The Go Tours
Start in Colombo and end in Nuwara Eliya! With the in-depth cultural tour Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer - 12 Days, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through Colombo, Sri Lanka and 10 other destinations in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer - 12 Days includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Negombo
  2. Day 2: Anuradhapura
  3. Day 3: Jaffna
  4. Day 4: Trincomalee
  5. Day 6: Dambulla
  6. Day 7: Polonnaruwa
  7. Day 8: Kandy
  8. Day 9: Nuwara Eliya
  9. Day 10: Udawalawe National Park
  10. Day 11: Colombo
  11. Day 12: Colombo

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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4 Reviews

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  • SR
    Written on February 13, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was an excellent and interesting mixture of activities and sites throughout the 11 days. The trip up to Jaffna is long particularly with the speed limits and traffic police and really demands a two night stay. Our guide here had only ever been to... Read more

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  • MM
    Written on October 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The North east explorer was certainly worth the journey - the disappointment was that half way through the trip 2 trips combined ... sadly there were then 25 people on a huge bus ... the trip lost a lot of its appeal. The buffet was tiresome but a necessity... Read more

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  • T
    Written on June 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful places I've visited and this tour was so valuable in showing me those amazing places. The destinations we visited took my breath away and Anuradhapura was certainly a highlight for me. Everything ran extremely smoothly... Read more

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  • PP
    Written on April 5, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great but only problem was having to join a large group when we had been six, and we expected a small tour of 16-18 as we had been told at time of booking.

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  • What hotels do you use for the "Sri Lanka Northeast Explorer" Tour?

    The hotels listed below are ones which On The Go frequently use on this tour. Please note that On The Go reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

    - Paradise Beach Hotel, Negombo
    - Rajarata Hotel, Anuradhapura
    - Jetwing Jaffna, Jaffna
    - Pigeon Island Resort, Trincomalee
    - The Paradise Resort & Spa, Sigiriya
    - OZO Kandy Hotel, Kandy
    - Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya
    - Jetwing St Andrew's, Nuwara Eliya
    - Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, Udawalawe National Park and Embilipitiya
    - OZO Colombo, Colombo

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Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


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Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Sri Lanka. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 1 month before travel.


Colombo is the starting point and Nuwara Eliya is the endpoint.
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Covering a total distance of approx 1,192 km.
  • Colombo (Sri Lanka)
  • 29 km
  • Negombo (Sri Lanka)
  • 139 km
  • Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)
  • 157 km
  • Jaffna (Sri Lanka)
  • 182 km
  • Trincomalee (Sri Lanka)
  • 102 km
  • Dambulla (Sri Lanka)
  • 15 km
  • Sigiriya (Sri Lanka)
  • 75 km
  • Kandy (Sri Lanka)
  • 94 km
  • Udawalawe National Park (Sri Lanka)
  • 122 km
  • Colombo (Sri Lanka)
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