Essence of Sri Lanka – Wildlife

13 Days

Our 13-day wildlife and sight-seeing tour commences with a warm greeting from our tour guide at the airport, where the adventure officially begins. From that point on, you will be immersed in an infinite stream of breath-taking experiences, ranging from incredible wildlife to some of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist hotspots and cities. Wildlife hotspots such as Wilpattu National Park, Minneriya National Park, Horton Plains National Park, Udawalawe National Park, and Yala National Park are featured. At the same time, historical sites like Sigiriya and Kandy are also included. Apart from that, beach towns (Negombo and Bentota) provide you with a pleasant, adventurous time on the beach while also providing you with gorgeous sunsets. The most scenic part of the 13-day vacation package is Nuwara Eliya, which takes your breath away.

Overview

Our local travel specialists meticulously planned this 13-day wildlife tour in Sri Lanka to ensure that you get the opportunity to witness the whole island’s wildlife in a variety of hotspots. When you visit Sri Lanka’s main national parks, you will have the opportunity to witness the Sri Lankan leopard, Sri Lankan elephant, and many more species. In addition, we have added the other most-visited towns in Sri Lanka, which is the cherry on top of the icing on the cake! 

Itinerary

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Welcome to Sri Lanka. At the airport, you will be greeted by a guide and he will take you to Negombo. It is a romantic little coastal town with wide sandy beaches and a safe sea coastal area. You can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax and unwind and could enjoy Negombo nightlife. Our guide will lead you to some of Negombo’s curious sites.

Checking to the hotel and leisurely spend the day at Negombo beach.

Overnight stay in Negombo

After Breakfast proceed to Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu national park

If need to explore the natural beauty of wildlife, Wilpatthu is an ideal national park which you are able to visit. Wilpattu includes the Little egret, the Yellow Bittern, the Spoonbill, the Purple Coot, ruffs, the Indian stone curlew, and even the Ceylon lorikeet. The peacock might make the dry plains of the park its dance floor as a drizzle gently showers the wilderness.

Proceed to Sigiriya and overnight stay in Sigiriya

Today, head out to experience a taste of Sri Lankan wildlife at Minneriya national park. Minneriya national park is a dry zone protected area with beautiful panoramic views, which is known for its high density of Asian elephants. The famous “Gathering” of wild elephants occurs here annually between June and September. It is the largest known Asian wild elephant gathering in the world. The park is an important habitat that is home to purple-faced langurs, toque macaques, sambar deer, axis deer, grey slender loris, leopards, and sloth bears. It is also one of the “Important Bird Areas” (IBAs) on the island. Lesser adjutants, painted stork, spot-billed pelicans, grey heron, jungle fowl, brown capped babbler, grey hornbills, and many rare bird species have been sighted in the park as well.
Overnight stay in Sigiriya

After breakfast, you will proceed to the Sigiriya. Then head to Sigiriya (Lion) rock fortress and climb the steps to the top of this captivating site to discover UNESCO-listed ruins and take in stellar views.

Evening proceeds for a village around Sigiriya for a bird watching tour. Waterways and thick canopied forests make it a haven for birds in the area of Sigiriya. The grey-bellied cuckoo, the crested treeswift, the Ceylon wood shrike, the orange-headed thrush are some of the endemic species which are able to find in this magical area.

The day will come to an end stay overnight in Sigiriya

After Breakfast proceed to Kandy

Then you will be visited the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, where we explore this historic location of significant Buddhist influence. We will also make our way to Upper Lake Drive (for a great view of the city), and a Gem Museum. In the evening we will enjoy a cultural performance of traditional Kandyan dancers and drummers, including devotional fire walking rituals.

Highlights

Temple of Tooth Relic
Traditional Cultural Dance
Overnight in Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya

Nuwaraeliya also called Little England starts feeling the cold, lovely greenery and gets into the hilly countryside. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. We will make our first stop at Huggala Botanical Gardens to explore the thrilling nature of Sri Lanka. Later after lunch, we proceed to Gregory Lake to enjoy water sports have a mini trip on the boat. Before Late evening drive through the place you dreamed of since morning Little England here, we come.
Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.

Trek in Horton Plains
Today, head out to experience Sri Lankan wildlife at Horton Plains national park. Horton Plains is a national park, located in the central highlands at an altitude of 2100 – 2300 meters. Montane grasslands and cloud forests cover most of the park, which is a haven for thousands of rare wildlife. It belongs to the central highlands UNESCO world heritage site.
Leisurely spend the evening. Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

After Breakfast proceed to Udawalawa national park

Udawalawe national park is an important protected area in Sri Lanka, which covers 30,821 hectares. It was declared as a national park in 1972 as a sanctuary for the displaced wildlife during the construction of the Udawalawe reservoir. It is one of the best places to spot herds of Asian wild elephants in Sri Lanka. A herd of no less than 250 are believed to be permanent residents. Many species of birds can be seen inside the park as well. Some of them are red-faced malkoha, brown capped babbler, black-capped kingfisher, Asian open bill, black-headed ibis, and lesser pied kingfisher.

Overnight stay in Udawalawa

After Breakfast, you will proceed to the Thissamaharama. Evening you can visit the Thissamaharama lake and explore the bird habitat around the lake and enjoy the dry zone natural beauty around the area.

Overnight stay at Thissamaharama

Early Morning proceed to Yala national park

Yala National Park is 2nd largest National Park situated in the southeast region of the Island and home to Sri Lanka’s broad variety of wildlife. it has one of the highest leopard densities in the world and It is thrilling to observe leopards in graceful movements, majestic elephants with a powerful body, peacocks, wearing their finest dress, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, and crocodiles.

After finishing the safari you will be transferred to Bentota.
Overnight stay in Bentota.

Leisurely spend the day in Bentota beach

Leisurely spend the day in Bentota beach

After breakfast, your guide will take you back to the international airport for a safe journey.

We hope and wish that you will visit this beautiful country again.

Inclusions

  • * Hotel or resort with Breakfast
  • * 4 dinners
  • * Entrance Fees for Sigiriya Lion Rock, Kandy
  • Temple Tooth Relic,
  • * Safari Tours at Wilpattu Park, Udawalawa Park, Yala Park, Minneriya Park
  • * Transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • * Sightseeing tours with the service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • * Parking and toll
  • * GST/VAT/ Service Charges
  • * Price per person on a Double sharing basis

Exclusions

  • * Entry fees that are not mentioned on inclusion
  • * Dinners that not mentioned on inclusion
  • * Lunch
  • * Any video/still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit
  • * Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, etc.
  • * Extra excursions
  • * Early check-in and late check-out charges
  • * Anything else not mentioned in inclusions

Know before you go

* Airport pick-up will be arranged based on your flight details.
* Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
* Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Colombo hotels.
* You must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting sacred or holy places.
* The duration of transfers is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
* A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
* Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
* Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
* This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

Cancellation Policy

* 30 Days prior to the scheduled starting date: No Cancellation Fee.
* 29-14 Days prior to the scheduled starting date: 50% Cancellation Fee.
* 13-8 Days prior to the scheduled starting date: 75% Cancellation Fee.
* Within 7 hours prior to the scheduled starting date: 100% Cancellation Fee.
* No Shows – 100% Cancellation Fee.

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Essence of Sri Lanka – Wildlife
From $980.00
/ Adult

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