Take the Slow Road North, Sri Lanka

Why don’t you slow down for a while and get under the skin of Sri Lanka?

Slow travel is for those who don’t need to conquer the mountain to enjoy life around it. Choose a slow holiday that touches the mystical and unexplored North of Sri Lanka. Each journey is less about monuments and more about people. Journeys that make the inner you connect with outdoor Sri Lanka through people, their authentic daily life, watching sunsets on bird filled lagoons and tasting the aromatic northern flavours.

Sri Lanka Tailor-Made. Just for you!

    Tour Details


    A glimpse into your experiential slow holiday

    • * Find the inner you in our jungle farmer’s village foodie experience
    • * Experience the sunrise at the birthplace of Buddhism – Mihintale and sunset in he sacred city of Anuradhapura
    • * Pass by the former conflict zones to the heart beat of the north – Jaffna * Take a local market walk that delights you with sounds, sights and smells * Go on a private speed boat to Delft island with its wild ponies and coral and limestone walled houses. * Explore the myriad hues of Mannar – the hidden gem of the North and it’s bird filled lagoons, the Adam’s bridge, the old Fort * Indulge in the aromas and flavours of northern cuisine

    10 Day Sri Lanka slow travel itinerary

      ————–   Negombo | Jaffna | Mannar | Anuradhapura   *Includes meet and greet at airport / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support
    • Duration: 10 nights/11 days.
    • When to go: All year – but, to avoid the north-east monsoon, travel during May to September
    • Accommodation : From 4 star hotels to villas and lodges or a Small Luxury Hotel of the world
    • Is this holiday for me: It’s for those who love to linger longer, talk to locals, immerse yourself into a curious culture and walk around to explore the wind, the sunsets and the wilderness while taking in the some of the best highlights of Sri Lanka.
    • Activity level: Low

    • Can it be tailor-made: Yes! We personally curate the experiences at any pace you prefer.
    • Is it a private tour: Yes, you will travel in a private chauffeur driven vehicle while each experience will be hosted only for you by a local who is part of our team of location specific guides.
    • How much will it cost: 100% of what you spend, stays right here in Sri Lanka. Send us an enquiry to cost out a bespoke holiday for you.




    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • Can I make this a longer/shorter tour?

    Each route can be tailor made to suite your travel dates.

  • Are these Sri Lanka tours available all year?

    It can be offered all year but if you like to avoid the north-east monsoon May to September will be the ideal time.

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value Accommodation?

    Yes, wherever, there is a choice of accommodation we can always offer a mix.

  • How much traveling is involved?

    If you want to cover all locations in a route you will need to travel a fair distance between each place, but once you get there, it all slows down to a leisurely pace.

  • Is this good for a family holiday?

    Yes, this tour has some lovely adventures for kids on holiday in Sri Lanka.

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, our Travel Designers can advise which beach to stay at. From November to April when the monsoons hit the east, the best beaches are in the West, South West and Deep South of the island. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    Brilliant Mannar skies Brilliant Mannar skies
    Lifestyles of the North Lifestyles of the North
    Greater flamingos in the norther lagoons Greater flamingos in the norther lagoons
    Jetwing Jaffna, Sri Lanka Jetwing Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Sunset in Anuradhapura Sunset in Anuradhapura
    The nothern Palmyrah culture The nothern Palmyrah culture

Not what you are looking for...