Arrival at Wilpattu & Jeep Safari
Today you’ll head North, past rice paddies to Wilpattu National Park. Only reopened in the last few years, this park is the largest in Sri Lanka. Once you’ve arrived at your tented safari accommodation and freshened up, you’ll head out on an afternoon jeep safari. Keep your eyes peeled for leopards, sloth bears and elephants hiding in the park’s dense jungle. In the evening you’ll enjoy a BBQ round the campfire, the perfect end to your safari experience.
Mihintale & Anuradhapura
To escape the midday heat you’ll head out early to visit Mihintale, the birth place of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Then the afternoon is yours to explore Anuradhapura’s ancient ruins. Walk through the sprawling complex and take in the archaeological wonders, crumbling temples and the old royal palace. Then head to Sri Maha Bodhi for some shade – the oldest tree in the world. It’s over 2000 years old and many pilgrims make the journey here daily to make offerings.
Departure from Anuradhapura
Today after breakfast you’ll head to your onward destination. You can carry on heading further North and visit the undiscovered city of Jaffna. Alternatively, you can head to the beaches of the East Coast, or carry onto Polonnaruwa for some more culture and nature.
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If you choose to upgrade your accommodation you’ll stay in our ‘in style’ hotel in Anuradhapura. Your chalet is surrounded by 50 acres of green countryside, and is 6km from the city centre. There’s an outdoor pool, where you can take a refreshing dip to cool down.
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