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Jaffna City Tour

Experience the true colours of “Yalpanam” - Meet the Tamils and discover the unique northern way of life in Jaffna Peninsula


Why should you book this trip?

  • Sri Lanka Day Tours gives you the opportunity to explore the capital of Jaffna Peninsula with a knowledgeable guide from the area who leads you to the most beautiful wonders of this town
  • Ride a tuk-tuk around some streets of Jaffna and experience the different aspects of the city atmosphere
  • Discover 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 the local delicacies and stop for an ice cream at the famous Rio ice cream bar. You are free to be adventurous with street food as well
  • Meet and interact with the local people of Jaffna
  • Visit the Dutch Fort and witness the panoramic views
  • Excellent photo opportunities
  • Most importantly this is an excellent community-based tour led by an experienced local guide, so in turn you contribute to the wellbeing of the local community



 21 USD 

1 PERSON   - 71 USD                        


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  Quick Facts

  • Jaffna City Tour is a half a day program
  • Suggested starting times are at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Witness the sunset during the evening excursion
  • Excursion is available all year round
  • On request, arrival and departure transport can be arranged for an additional cost
  • Within the city centre, the starting point can be set according your wishes

You will meet



A middle-aged, well experienced, guide who has a vast knowledge about history and insights of the Jaffna Peninsula. Since he grew up in the northern region of the country with his family, he has a thorough insight about the day-to-day activities and the native people. Previously, he has worked in various fields but now he is a full-time guide because he chose to follow his passion.

Included in the price

  • Costs of the transportation (car + tuktuk)
  • Entrance fee to Jaffna museum (Tickets to enter museum)
  • 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 jump into a car that takes you to the public library of Jaffna, the source of knowledge in the Jaffna Peninsula. Then, continue via Doreappa Stadium to the (Jaffna) Dutch Fort and enjoy the beautiful views of the deep blue sea. Visit the war memorial of General Kobbekaduwa who sacrificed his life in the civil war. Ride through the Jaffna-Kayts Road and witness the unique scenery over the prawn and crab farms (to see prawn and crab farms is a unique experience).

We spend a considerable time in the city embracing the true colours of Jaffna. You can taste some of the street food, famous 11 – eleven pizza, and even an ice cream on the way to the Nallur Kovil.

Finishing the busy streets and the markets, we visit the ancient Kadurugoda Temple and head to the Jaffna Museum which is the last stop of the tour.


  • Personal effects for warm, windy, rainy conditions should be carried by clients
  • Sunscreen is recommended



Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. It is the administrative headquarters of the Jaffna District, located on a peninsula of the same name. With a population of 88,138, Jaffna is Sri Lanka's 12th largest city. It is strategically located and known for rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Jaffna's suburb Nallur served as the capital of the four-century-long medieval Jaffna Kingdom. Prior to the Sri Lankan civil war, it was Sri Lanka's second most populated city after the commercial capital Colombo. Since the end of civil war in 2009, refugees and internally displaced people have started to return to their homes and the reconstruction has begun.


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