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Sri Lanka’s northern region and east coast have been slowly emerging since the civil war officially ended in 2009; because of the years of isolation these parts of the island are untouched and devoid of many tourists, making them ideal for more intrepid travellers. Due to Sri Lanka’s unique island climate, the north and western areas are also best visited during our summer months, in complete contrast to the rest of the country. Our 12 day Northern Explorer starts by heading directly north to Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Sri Lanka’s original ancient cities. From here the trip heads right to Sri Lanka’s far north, Jaffna; argued to be more like India than Sri Lanka, this region was hit extremely hard by the civil war. The journey then heads west to Tricomalee or Passikudah (depending on your accommodation) for some time to relax on the coast. It then continues inland and uphill to Kandy, a city flanked by luminous hills. Kandy is also home to the Temple of the Tooth. This intriguing trip ends in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s contemporary capital. This route, or one similar, is ideal for those with a deep interest in history and the civil war, it’s also suitable for those tied by school holidays.