Jaffna City Tour [4 - 5 hours]
Sri Lanka Day Tours gives you the opportunity to explore the capital of Jaffna with a dynamic guide from the area, who will lead you to the most beautiful wonders of Jaffna. Ride a tuk-tuk around some streets of Jaffna and experience different aspects of the city. Discover some of Jaffna's most interesting religious and cultural attractions, including Nallur Kovil, Kadurugoda Viharaya, and the ancient wonders of the Jaffna museum. Learn about Sri Lanka's history at the war memorials and the Jaffna Public Library that used to be one of the biggest libraries in Asia before the civil war. Taste local delicacies and stop for an ice cream at the famous Rio Ice Cream Bar. Take the liberty to be adventurous with street food and cuisine as well: authentic Jaffna experience with mostly vegetarian dishes prepared with aromatic spices can only be found in this part of Sri Lanka. Meet and interact with the local people of Jaffna Visit the Dutch Fort and take in breathtaking panoramic views. Excellent photography opportunities This is an excellent community-based tour, so in turn you contribute to the wellbeing of the local community.
You will meet: Mohan [SID: 21]
|Availability: the Jaffna excursion can be done all year round.|
|On request, arrival and departure transport can be arranged for an additional cost.|
|Tour start time : 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Jaffna City Tour is a half a day program|
|Within the city centre, the starting point can be decided|
|Witness the sunset during the evening excursion|
|Costs of the transportation (car or tuk tuk)|
|Entrance fee to Jaffna museum (entrance tickets)|
|Snacks and water during excursion|
|Experienced local guide|
|All applicable Gov. taxes|
|Transportation to and from starting point|
|Extra food and beverages consumed during the tour|
|Any tips to the staff|
Tour In Brief
Meet your guide in Jaffna city and embark on your car or tuk tuk ride to the Public Library of Jaffna, the beacon of education and source of knowledge for the Jaffna Peninsula. Then, continue via Doreappa Stadium to the Jaffna Dutch Fort, an impressive structure built in the 17th century and enjoy the uninterrupted majestic ocean views. Next, visit the War Memorial of General Kobbekaduwa who sacrificed his life in the civil war. Then look forward to riding through the Jaffna-Kayts Road and view the landscape taken over by prawn and crab farms, which promises to amaze you. Thereafter, much time will be spent in the city embracing the true colours of Jaffna. A highlight will be to taste some of the street food; authentic Jaffna cuisine can only be enjoyed here, on the way to the Nallur Kovil.
Wrapping up on the busy streets and the markets, we head for the ancient Kadurugoda Temple and then finally to the Jaffna Museum - the last stop of the tour.