Wild Xp Sri Lanka 13 days

 
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There are so many thrilling wildlife safaris in Sri Lanka. You'll see a lot of elephants and birds, will be able to take lots of photographs, as well as experience our unique ever-smiling mix of people and cultures. You'll simply have a great time here!

A wide range of national parks, nature reserves and safari lodges and camps have been established throughout Sri Lanka, covering vast areas of bio-diverse terrain, all the way from Willpattu National Park in the north of the country, down to Yala National Park in the south with many others in between. Plenty of wildlife for you to see and lots to do, and no, not about hunting that was done away with about a century ago after the Sri Lankan elephant population were decimated by big western game hunters. You're out there to enjoy, get close to and photograph Sri Lankan wildlife and birds in their natural environment. On your Sri Lankan Safari Tour you'll also tour through some outstanding scenery.


Day 1 Katunayake Airport - Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Arrive at Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge. Proceed to Sinharaja.

Dinner & overnight stay in the Blue Magpie or similar hotel.

Day 2 Sinharaja Rain Forest

Early morning bird watching trail - Sinharaja Rain Forest is home to over 25 endemic species and a myriad of others, Sinharaja is fondly referred to as a bird watcher's paradise. Indulge in the sound silence of the leafy everglades, in wait of the prize, blue magpie or the Sri Lanka white eye.

Breakfast at the hotel, then rain forest walk - take a trek through the quaint paths of Sinharaja where placid undergrowth lies in wait for the appreciation of all who wish to indulge in the tranquil wilderness of Sri Lanka's world-renowned rainforest.

Dinner & overnight stay in the Blue Magpie or similar hotel.

Day 3 Sinharaja Rain Forest

Trekking in the rain forest through the thick canopy of trees along with more adventures jungle trails. This gives you an unmatched opportunity to explore the dense forest. This trail leads you to two waterfalls, namely Kekuna Ella and Pathan Oya.

You will get a chance to visit a village and be part of the village family for a moment. You will be amazed by their hospitality.

This tour is more suited for adventure seekers. Proper jungle clothing is appropriate because the torrential rain might be challenging sometimes. You will have to expect leeches but your guide will assist you in preparations. You can have a bath in cool shallow water pool down the Kekuna Ella water fall. You must be prepared with swim suits. The entire tour will take a maximum of 7 hours and you will be out of the jungle before sunset.

Dinner & overnight stay in the Blue Magpie or similar hotel.

Day 4 Sinharaja Rain Forest - Bundala National Park - Yala National Park

Breakfast at the hotel, then proceed to Tissamaharama. Evening safari at Bundala National Park. The biodiversity of this park is immense: a total of 383 plant species have been recorded in the park, including 6 endemics and 7 species that are considered nationally threatened. It is also home to 32 different species of mammal, 5 of which are classified as threatened. The birdlife is also diverse. For keen bird-watchers, the complex wetland system harbors a rich bird life (approximately 197 species), including several species of migratory waterfowl. This has led to the declaration of the park as Sri Lanka's first ‘ramsar' wetland - one of great international importance especially for migratory waterfowl.

Overnight stay Yala Adventure or similar hotel.

Day 5 Yala National Park

Full day safari at Sinharaja Rain Forest.

Sinharaja Rain Forest, one of Sri Lanka's premier eco-tourism destinations, lies 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and 305 km from Colombo on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, spanning a vast 97,878 hectares over the Southern and Uva provinces. The vegetation in the park comprises predominantly semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest. Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons.

Overnight stay at Yala Adventure or similar hotel.

Day 6 Yala National Park - Udawalawe National Park

Do bird-watching trail in Tissa Tank and the village. Proceed to Udawalawe National Park. Do evening safari at Udawalawe National Park.

Overnight stay at Senturiya Wild or similar hotel.

Day 7 Udawalawe National Park - Kitulgala

Do morning safari at Udawalawe National Park. Proceed to Kitulgala. Do evening bird watching in Kitulgala village.

Overnight stay at Forest Edge or similar hotel.

Day 8 Kitulgala - Makandawa Forest

Early morning bird watching trail in Makandawa Forest. Patchbird watching in Kitulgala is considered as the main interest of a nature lover and can result in you seeing many of the country's endemic bird species such as Sri Lanka orange-billed babbler and chestnut-backed owlet, as well as reptiles such as green pit viper and earless lizard and a variety of butterflies. Do evening bird watching.

Overnight stay at Forest Edge or similar hotel.

Day 9 Kitulgala - Habarana - Minneriya National Park

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Habarana. Evening safari at Minneriya National Park. Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, the 8890 hectares of Minneriya National Park is an ideal eco-tourism location in Sri Lanka. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka's favorites such as sambar deer, leopards, and elephants. However, the central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built-in 3rd century ad by king Mahasena).

Overnight stay at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala or similar.

Day 10 Habarana - Sigiriya Rock - Kalpitiya

Breakfast at the hotel. Bird watching at Sigiriya sanctuary. Surrounding of Sigiriya rock fortress is a designated forest reserve and is a very good birding destination. Sigiriya Sanctuary is a well protected area as it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, waterways and thick canopied forests make it a heaven for birds. You will be accompanied by our expert bird watching naturalist for the birding trip in Sigiriya Sanctuary in the morning. Proceed to Kalpitiya.

Overnight stay at Dolphin Beach Hotel or similar.

Day 11 Dolphin Watching - Anawilundawa Wetland - Kalpitiya

Do a chartered dolphin watching excursion. Watching the delightful dolphins swimming alongside and diving under your boat, riding waves in perfect synchronization and twirling and leaping out of the water in a joyous display, is a magnificent experience and one that will be cherished for years to come.

Evening bird watching in Anawilundawa Wetland. What makes Anawilundawa so special is the fact that it sits at a point where three very distinct eco-systems collide. Bordering the coast, Anawilundawa is also flanked by mangroves and freshwater lakes. This results in a huge diversity of resident and migratory species of animals and birds. Indeed, there are over 150 species of birds known to inhabit the sanctuary.

Overnight stay in Dolphin Beach or similar hotel.

Day 12 Kalpitiya - Negombo

Breakfast at the hotel. Lagoon trip in the Kalpitiya Lagoon. Your boat ride will take you across the pristine waters of the lagoon in Kalpitiya towards the sand dunes and salt pans in a distance. The little fishing villages and local community living on the border of the lagoon and the stretch between the lagoon and the mighty ocean will let you see the hard work the locals put in to earn their livelihood from the locally available natural resources. From small fishermen to the large scale fishermen share the same space in the lagoon. Shrimp farms which are a booming business in the lagoon area of Kalpitiya can be observed in a distance.

For the nature lovers young and old the time spent on the boat will give you a delightful surprise of the marine life in the lagoon. One can have a closer look at the diversity of flora, fauna, and birds endemic and common creatures to the area that make the lagoon their habitat. Proceed to Negombo.

Overnight stay at Rani Holiday resort or similar hotel.

Day 13 Departure from Sri Lanka

Breakfast at the hotel. Colombo city tour. Transfer to the airport for departure.

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Inclusions and exclusions

  • Accommodation in 4 Star Hotels & Eco Lodge with breakfast & dinner
  • Experience English speaking guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable A/C Vehicle
  • Safari Jeep
  • Mineral Water Bottle
  • All Government Tax & Charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Any other tour or service not mentioned above

Available in

English
(Spanish)


Available for

Adults



Departure & Return

Start city: Katunayake , Western Province, Sri Lanka

Pick up times available: 7:00

Pick up location: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport or your hotel in Colombo

Ends at: Airport or hotel in Colombo

Nearest airport: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB)



Eco Features:

  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $1500 per person

* Minimum of 2 adults are required on this tour

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  • Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Willpattu National Park
  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve
  • Kekuna Ella Waterfall
  • Pathan Oya Waterfall
  • Yala National Park
  • Udawalawe National Park
  • Bundala National Park
  • Sigiriya Rock
  • Sigiriya Sanctuary
  • Minneriya National Park
  • Habarana
  • Makandawa Forest
  • Kitulgala
  • Kalpitiya
  • Colombo