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Wildlife Tour in Sri Lanka

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Tour Details

The Wonder of Wildlife tour takes you on an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking wilds of Sri Lanka. This 14-day tour is a perfect blend of adventure, nature, and relaxation. Starting from the stunning Kalpitiya peninsula, you’ll explore the untamed wilderness of Wilpattu National Park, home to a plethora of majestic creatures including elephants, leopards, and exotic birds. Then travel to Habarana, the heart of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle, where you’ll witness the iconic Sigiriya Rock Fortress and experience a traditional village life. You’ll also get the opportunity to witness the largest gathering of Asian elephants in the world at Minneriya/Kaudulla National Park. As you continue to the picturesque Nuwara Eliya, you’ll be immersed in the natural beauty of tea-carpeted valleys and cascading waterfalls. From there, journey to the wilds of Yala National Park, where you’ll enjoy a full-day safari, spotting a variety of wildlife including elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rare birds. Finally, relax on the golden beaches of Bentota, soaking up the sun and enjoying the tranquil surroundings. The Wonder of Wildlife tour offers an unforgettable experience of Sri Lanka’s breathtaking wildlife, cultural treasures, and pristine natural landscapes.

Departure & Return Location

Bandaranaike International Airport – CMB

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Tour Guide
  • Air Conditioned Vehicle
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Entrance Fee
  • Flight Tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Guide Tipping
  • Pre Post Accommodations
  • Other Meals & Snacks

Complementaries

  • Beautiful Train Ride
  • Water Bottles
  • BBQ Dinner
Itinerary

Day 1Airport | Kalpitiya

Your journey begins as soon as you touch down at the airport, where you’ll be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide. From there, you’ll be whisked away to the stunning coastal town of Kalpitiya. With its pristine beaches and lush greenery, Kalpitiya is quickly becoming one of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist destinations. After settling into your luxurious hotel accommodations, get ready to embark on a wild adventure like no other. Sri Lanka is home to an incredible array of wildlife, and Kalpitiya is no exception. From majestic elephants to elusive leopards, you’ll have the opportunity to see some of the world’s most incredible animals up close and personal. But the fun doesn’t stop there. In addition to game drives and wildlife sightings, you’ll also have the chance to explore Kalpitiya’s vibrant culture and cuisine. Sample local delicacies and learn about the area’s rich history and traditions.

Day 2Kalpitiya

Wake up to the sound of the ocean and get ready for an exciting day two of your wild life tour in Sri Lanka! After a delicious breakfast, get ready to explore the stunning coastal town of Kalpitiya and its many adventures. If you’re a fan of marine life, you’re in for a treat. Hop aboard a whale watching or dolphin watching excursion, where you’ll have the opportunity to see these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. Watch in awe as they swim and play in the crystal-clear waters, and don’t forget to snap some photos of their majestic tails flipping out of the water. For those who prefer to dive beneath the waves, scuba diving is an absolute must. Discover the vibrant and colorful marine life that calls Kalpitiya home, and witness the beauty of the coral reefs up close and personal. Our experienced guides will ensure your safety and provide a memorable experience. After a day filled with adventure and excitement, return to your comfortable hotel room in Kalpitiya for a well-deserved rest.

Day 3Kalpitiya | Wilpattu

Today, we’ll be leaving Kalpitiya and heading to one of the country’s most beautiful and pristine natural wonders: Wilpattu National Park. After breakfast, we’ll pack up and hit the road, taking in the stunning scenery along the way. Upon arrival, we’ll be met by our experienced camp crew, who will help us settle in at our campsite located right at the border of the national park. Wilpattu National Park has recently reopened after a closure of over 20 years, meaning that the wilderness is truly pristine and undisturbed. Prepare to be amazed by the incredible natural beauty of this park, which is home to a wide array of exotic animals including leopards, sloth bears, and more. Spend the afternoon exploring the park with our expert guides, who will lead us on game drives and help us spot some of the most elusive animals in the world. As night falls, we’ll return to our comfortable campsite and enjoy a delicious meal under the stars.

Day 4Wilpattu

Start the day off with a thrilling morning jeep safari, where you’ll witness the incredible sights and sounds of this breathtaking park. Our expert guides will lead us through the park and help us spot some of the most elusive animals, including leopards, elephants, and more. For those who prefer a more relaxed pace, an evening jeep safari is also available. Take in the stunning sunset over the park and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the wilderness at dusk. No matter which safari you choose, you’re in for a treat. Wilpattu National Park is truly one of the most beautiful and untouched natural wonders in Sri Lanka, and this jeep safari is the perfect way to immerse yourself in its natural beauty. After a day filled with adventure and excitement, return to our comfortable campsite for another peaceful night under the stars. This is truly an experience that nature and animal lovers alike will admire and cherish forever.

Day 5Wilpattu | Habarana

Today, we’ll be departing from Wilpattu National Park and heading towards the cultural hub of Habarana. On the way to Habarana, you have the option to explore the ancient city of Anuradhapura, an incredible UNESCO World Heritage site that showcases Sri Lanka’s rich history and culture. Upon arrival in Habarana, settle into your comfortable hotel and spend the evening embarking on a thrilling Jeep safari at either Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park. These parks are home to a variety of exotic wildlife, including elephants, leopards, and more. Our expert guides will lead us through the park and help us spot some of the most incredible animals in the world. After a day filled with adventure and excitement, return to your hotel in Habarana for a well-deserved rest. This incredible city is the perfect base for exploring Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural wonders, making it the perfect addition to your wild life tour.

Day 6Habarana | Sigiriya | Kandy

After breakfast, we’ll visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, an ancient UNESCO World Heritage site that showcases the incredible history and culture of Sri Lanka. This incredible fortress is perched atop a massive rock formation and is one of the most iconic landmarks in the country. Along the way, we’ll also explore the beautiful village of Hiriwaduna, where you’ll get a firsthand look at traditional Sri Lankan village life. Experience a thrilling bullock cart ride and even a catamaran boat ride, providing a unique and unforgettable experience. After our visit to Sigiriya and Hiriwaduna, we’ll continue on our journey to Kandy. Along the way, we’ll stop at the Dambulla cave temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site that showcases some of the most incredible ancient cave paintings and sculptures in the world. We’ll also visit a spice garden in Matale, where you’ll get the opportunity to learn about the various spices that grow in Sri Lanka and their importance to Sri Lankan cuisine. Finally, we’ll arrive in Kandy, one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities in Sri Lanka. Settle into your comfortable hotel and get some rest before another exciting day of exploration and adventure.

Day 7Kandy

After an early breakfast, we’ll head to the Udawatta Kele Forest Reserve, a beautiful forest reserve that’s perfect for bird watching. Spend a few hours surrounded by nature, listening to the chirping of birds and marveling at the incredible variety of species that call this reserve home. Whether you’re an avid bird watcher or simply looking for a peaceful escape into nature, this reserve is sure to delight. Later, if you wish, we can take a short drive to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peredeniya, a lush garden that’s home to a variety of tropical flora. Here, you can take a leisurely stroll through the gardens and marvel at the incredible colors, textures, and fragrances of the various plants and flowers. In the evening, we’ll visit the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, an important and sacred site for Buddhists around the world. Here, you’ll get a firsthand look at the rich religious and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka, as well as the beautiful architecture and design of the temple itself. After a day filled with exploration and adventure, return to your comfortable hotel in Kandy for a well-deserved rest.

Day 8Kandy | Nuwara Eliya

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll make our way to Nuwara Eliya via Ramboda Falls. Along the way, we’ll visit the Labukale Tea Factory and enjoy the endless views of tea-carpeted valleys and the bright flash of female tea-pluckers in their vibrant saris. Take in the stunning scenery as we wind our way through the hills and valleys of this beautiful region. Once we arrive in Nuwara Eliya, we’ll check into our hotel and spend some time relaxing and settling in. In the evening, we’ll take a leisurely walk by Gregory Lake, a serene and picturesque lake surrounded by lush greenery and offering stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys. As night falls, return to your comfortable hotel in Nuwara Eliya and enjoy a peaceful night’s rest, surrounded by the tranquility and beauty of Sri Lanka’s hill country. With its picturesque landscapes and quaint, charming atmosphere, Nuwara Eliya promises to be a highlight of your wild life tour in Sri Lanka.

Day 9Nuwara Eliya | Yala

After a delightful breakfast, we’ll travel just outside of Nuwara Eliya to the Horton Plains National Park, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience the panoramic mountains of Sri Lanka. We’ll embark on a slow and steady hike through the park, taking in the breathtaking views and the natural beauty that surrounds us. Along the way, we’ll stop to visit Baker’s Waterfall, a stunning cascade that is sure to take your breath away. After our hike, we’ll continue our journey to Yala, where we’ll check into our hotel and settle in for the night. Yala is known for its incredible wildlife, and we’ll have the opportunity to explore the area and witness some of Sri Lanka’s most magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Day 10Yala

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll spend the day on an exciting safari adventure in Yala National Park. Yala is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, leopards, deer, and various bird species. We’ll embark on a thrilling jeep safari, led by an experienced guide who will take us deep into the heart of the park. As we explore the park, we’ll have the opportunity to observe these incredible animals in their natural habitat and learn more about their behaviors and habitats. Keep your camera handy, as you won’t want to miss capturing these incredible moments. As part of our safari adventure in Yala National Park, we’ll also enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in the heart of the park. We’ll find a scenic spot to relax and enjoy our lunch while taking in the stunning surroundings of the park. This will be the perfect opportunity to recharge and refuel for the rest of our day of safari adventure. So get ready for an exciting and fulfilling day exploring the incredible wildlife of Yala, with a picnic lunch to keep us fueled up and energized throughout the day. After a full day of safari adventure, we’ll return to our hotel for a relaxing evening and a good night’s rest. Tomorrow, we’ll continue our journey to explore more of Sri Lanka’s breathtaking wildlife.

Day 11Yala | Udawalawa

After our thrilling adventure in Yala National Park, we’ll travel to the awe-inspiring Udawalawe National Park, situated 200KM south-east of Colombo. This park is a major eco-tourism destination, and it’s not hard to see why. Udawalawe is renowned for its impressive population of over 350 majestic elephants, and it’s not uncommon to see whole herds of these gentle giants feeding, bathing and playing in the water. But that’s not all – this incredible park is also home to buffaloes, water monitor lizards, sambar deer, monkeys and even leopards, as well as thousands of rare birds. A full-day safari through Udawalawe National Park will undoubtedly be a highlight of your Sri Lankan adventure. As you journey through this incredible ecosystem, you’ll be awed by the diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes that surround you. After an action-packed day of safari adventure, we’ll relax and unwind at a comfortable hotel in Udawalawe, where we’ll rest up for another day of excitement and exploration.

Day 12Udawalawa | Bentota

Embark on an adventure-packed morning with a thrilling safari in Udawalawe National Park, known for its vast population of elephants, buffaloes, leopards, monkeys, and a variety of bird species. The park’s diverse terrain of grasslands, shrub jungle, and teak plantations makes it a perfect habitat for wildlife. Enjoy breathtaking views of the park’s landscape, including the Udawalawe Reservoir and Walewe River, which provide a vital source of water for the fauna. After the exhilarating safari, head towards the beach paradise of Bentota, located on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Bentota is renowned for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and palm-fringed shores. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach, indulging in water sports, or exploring the town’s vibrant culture and cuisine. With its perfect blend of wildlife and beach adventures, this day promises to be a perfect conclusion to your Sri Lankan journey. Stay overnight in the hotel in Bentota.

Day 13Bentota

Enjoy a relaxing day at the beautiful beach town of Bentota. Soak up the sun and take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters. If you want to add some excitement to your day, visit the sea turtle protection center in Kosgoda, where you can learn about the conservation of these endangered species. You can also take a scenic boat ride along the Madu River, where you can observe a diverse range of wildlife and marvel at the lush greenery that surrounds you. Whatever you choose to do, you are sure to have an unforgettable day. Stay overnight in the hotel in Bentota.

Day 14Bentota | Airport

Your wildlife tour in Sri Lanka comes to an end today. After a delicious breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to this beautiful island nation. You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight back home with unforgettable memories of your Sri Lankan wildlife adventure. Safe travels!

Things you should know about Family Tour

What is the best time to do a wild life tour in Sri Lanka?

The best time would be from November to April.

What national parks would be best for elephant watching?

Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park, Udawalawa National Park.

Are there any chance spot leopards in this tour?

Yes, in Wilpattu National Park & Yala National Park you may have the chance to spot leopards if you are lucky enough!

Are the tours kids friendly?

Yes of course the kids will love the jeep safaris for sure.

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