Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), you will be met and escorted by our HTCey Leisure Tour Guides to your vehicle of choice to whisk you away to the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Base in Colombo. There you will join a group of fellow travellers in exploring the Northern most part of Sri Lanka. The views from aboard the SLAF helicopter will take your breath away as you fly over the beautifully landscaped Island of plush green surrounded by emerald blue water.
Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province. Once the second most populated city in Sri Lanka, it is undergoing a reconstruction phase with development taking place at a rapid pace. After you have checked in to your hotel in Jaffna, you will have the opportunity to drive around the city and peek in to the Jaffna Library, or take a stroll around the Jaffna Fort. Locally produced wines and Nelli juice that are a favourite amongst the locals are available for sale in some shops and might be worth a taste. If you are up for some spicy food, you could taste the typical Jaffna or South Indian flare that is served in many restaurants.
(Approximately a 50 minute journey by domestic aircraft after a 1 hour journey from BIA to the Rathmalana airport)
Recommended hotels: Boutique: Expo Pavilion | 3 Star: Jaffna Heritage Hotel | Economy: Pillaiyar Inn