Wildlife Sri Lankan Tour

Considering a Sri Lankan wildlife adventure tour? Sri Lanka is one of the finest wildlife viewing countries in South Asia with an incredible variety of faunal habitats and wildlife. Sri Lanka is beautiful, thrilling, magnificent, awe-inspiring and you can’t help but be truly impressed by the sight of magnificent elephants, elusive leopards, schools of dolphins, enormous whales, countless types of colourful birds you never dreamt of seeing and so much more that will keep you on the edge. We take you through Sri Lanka’s beautiful and diversified fauna and flora via many thrilling wildlife safaris on this tour that are suitable for families. So, get ready with a pair of binoculars and make the most of the Sri Lankan wilderness by snapping many photographs of the many rare sightings, whilst experiencing the warm and friendly hospitality of our people and different cultures. Prepare yourself for the ultimate travel plunge into the wilderness and to collect unforgettable experiences whilst you witness a blend of history, culture, traditions, festivals, architecture and landscapes at each of our picked destinations. Sri Lanka is home to a bounty of spectacular destinations and scenic attractions, each with a story of its own. Embark on our carefully curated wildlife tour with signature experiences from start to finish, exclusively designed with you in mind. You’ll simply have a wild time here!

  • 10 Days 09 Nights
  • Starting from USD 765
Itinerary

Soon after you touchdown in Sri Lanka, an NKAR representative will welcome you at the airport. Here’s to an exciting wildlife tour ahead, and your first destination is Negombo – a key fishing town on the Western Coast of Sri Lanka. After a 30 mins drive, you will arrive at your hotel to check-in and then proceed for mouth-watering seafood dinner by the Negombo beach. After the delectable dinner, enjoy a relaxing stay at a cozy hotel in Negombo.

Overnight stay at Negombo

Kick start your second day with an English breakfast and head towards Wilpattu National Park, one of the biggest jungles in Sri Lanka filled with mother nature’s best fauna and flora. It is home to a plethora of wildlife, lush greenery and incredible bird species. En-route to Wilpattu, you will be stopping at Anawilundawa bird sanctuary, a unique ecological setting favourable for nesting and breeding for hundreds of bird species. After being awed by the colourful birds, you will continue to Wilpattu and arrive on time to relax in the campsite, before hopping onto the jeep for a thrilling safari expedition in the evening. This safari will be a memorable one for you, as you will witness the Sri Lankan elephant, leopard, sloth bear, spotted deer, buffalo and many other magnificent creatures that live in the wilderness. After retreating from the wilds, you are in for a mouthwatering BBQ dinner and an overnight stay in the tented safari camps, under the star-studded night skies.

Overnight stay at Wilpattu

Today you will visit Anuradhapura (after breakfast), which was made the first capital of Sri Lanka by King Pandukhabaya in the 4th century BC. It is also known as the longest-serving capitals in the Sri Lankan history. The historic and old- glory city is located along a picturesque riverbank and you will witness the ‘Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi’- the oldest Bo tree in the world, ancient monasteries and many ruins of historical importance. Anuradhapura is one of the eight historical heritage sites in Sri Lanka and is home to several unbelievable stone carvings including the ‘Isurumuniya lovers’ and the ‘Aukana buddha statue’. You will be amazed to see the masterwork of the colossal buddha statue with a serene expression and gracefully carved robe reflecting supreme spirituality. After immersing yourself in the ancient history of Sri Lanka and learning interesting facts of the past, you will continue the journey to Sigiriya. Upon reaching Sigiriya, you will check in to your hotel to relax, have dinner and unwind for the day.

Overnight stay at Sigiriya

Your day starts with an early breakfast today, as you will be visiting the country’s most famous rock fortress – Sigiriya. Recognized from miles away, the soaring ‘Lion Rock’ is an archeological wonder and a testament of Sri Lanka’s city planning, water gardens, engineering and fortification in the 5th century AD. The rock peak is home to an incredible blue-green landscape with lush green gardens and advanced irrigation systems. Declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO, you will be thrilled to see the beautiful frescoes and the fascinating mirror wall of the rock fortress.

After descending from Sigiriya, you will proceed to Wasgamuwa. On the way, you will stop by to visit the local authorities where you will learn about human and elephant conflicts, and the use of orange plantations to keep elephants from entering houses and harming humans. Here, you can purchase a batch of orange plants and engage in the planting them with the local villagers.

Next, you will visit the splendid Wasgamuwa tank and engage in elephant watching in the evening, followed by dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Overnight stay at Wasgamuwa

Today, you will start your day early with the Wasgamuwa national park jeep safari (breakfast packet will be provided). The national park has several reservoirs and the Sudu-Kanda mountain range provides the perfect trekking route for enthusiastic hikers. The herds of mischievous elephants that you will see roaming around are incredible to sight, whilst you will also spot other wildlife species. After the wildlife expedition, you will head to Nuwara Eliya via Mahiyanganaya, visiting the Mahiyanganaya temple en-route. The temple is the first stupa built in Sri Lanka during the era of Lord Buddha.

You will continue on the winding roads along the towering mountains passing lush grasslands bursting into bloom and Lankan damsels selling king coconuts by the sideway before stopping for lunch. Take an occasional peek out of the window and you will see mist-covered landscapes studded with pools of cool waters, strolling wildlife, windy brown streets and an abundance 
of lush greenery. Consider yourself lucky if you happen to see a passing elephant or any other wildlife across the road during your travel and do not forget to capture the breath-taking view of the Knuckles range. You will be travelling through Wasgamuwa and zigzagging through the famous ‘18-hair-pin-bends’ road which will be a thrilling journey.

Upon reaching Nuwara Eliya, you will check-in at the hotel to relax and then engage in the Nuwaraeliya city tour that covers the iconic Gregory lake. You can admire the lovely landscape of rising mist capped mountains, colonial buildings with blooming gardens, before heading for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya

After an early breakfast, you will actively take part in the exciting Horton Plains trek that starts at 6.30 am. Horton Plains is one of the windiest and breath-taking locations in Sri Lanka that has a mixed ecosystem of montane evergreen forests, grasslands and marshy lands. After a picturesque trek where you can take snaps of the spell-binding panoramic views, you will proceed to Udawalawa and visit the glorious Ravana falls in Ella en-route. Ravana Falls is a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka and is currently ranked as one of the widest waterfalls in the country.

Upon reaching the safari camp in Udawalawa, enjoy the night with a BBQ dinner by the campfire and unwind in the tents under the serene night skies dotted with stars. After dinner, an exciting bush stroll awaits you in the night where you will witness birds, reptiles and other wildlife creatures resting on trees and in their respective habitats after an active day. This will be an unforgettable experience for you amidst the stillness of the night. After this short night walk, you will return to camp to rest.

Overnight stay at Udawalawa

Following an early breakfast, you will embark on an adrenaline-packed jeep safari at the Udawalawe National Park – a famous tourist attraction, renowned for its outstanding scenic beauty and wealth of faunal and floral species. Situated in the dry zone with unique vegetation and outstanding geographical features, the key ecosystem of the park is made up of forests with scattered grasslands and thorny shrubs. After exploring the park, you will visit the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe in the afternoon. Since inception in 1995, the body has helped care for injured, sick and orphaned baby elephants from all over Sri Lanka. Next, you will proceed to Yala and check into the safari camp to relax.

You will conclude the eventful day with a delightful BBQ dinner at the safari camp followed by an overnight stay at a tented safari camp in Yala. After dinner, an exciting bush stroll awaits you in the night where you will witness birds, reptiles and other wildlife creatures resting on trees and in their respective habitats after an active day. This will be an unforgettable experience for you amidst the stillness of the night. After this short night walk, you will return to camp to rest.

Overnight stay at Yala

Your wildlife expedition continues today at the Yala National Park as you will take part in the jeep safari that starts early morning (breakfast packets will be provided). The Yala National Park is a sprawling forest with watering holes, and home to an abundance of wildlife including leopards, elephants, crocodiles, birds and much more. Yala is home to one of the best leopard spotting places on the planet, with the highest population density of leopards in the world. If you want to see a leopard, there is no better place! So, do appreciate what you see and capture the rare sightings as much as you can!

Once you complete the morning safari you will visit the Sithulpawwa monastery in the Yala park where you will learn about the interesting folklore behind its creation. After lunch, you will continue with the afternoon session of jeep safari in Yala, sighting more wildlife and incredible landscapes adorned with unique blooms and vegetation. After the tiring day, you will check-in at the safari camp for a BBQ dinner under the night skies, followed by a comfortable overnight stay under the tents.

Also, after dinner, an exciting bush stroll awaits you in the night where you will witness birds, reptiles and other wildlife creatures resting on trees and in their respective habitats after an active day. This will be an unforgettable experience for you amidst the stillness of the night. After this short night walk, you will return to camp to rest.

Overnight stay at Yala

After breakfast and travelling from Yala, begin your day by visiting the ‘Wadahiti Kanda’ in Kataragama, where prince Dutugemunu made a wow to the deity in Kataragama to construct a temple once he wins over the invader King Elara. After this visit, you will take a drive to the Ahangama beach, where you will visit the Ussangoda beach park en-route. After an uphill climb, you will reach a strange landscape shrouded in mystery as it is believed by some that an ancient meteoroid fell here which explains the barren nature of the soil and the unusual vegetation at this beach park.

After exploring this location, you will check-in at the beach resort for a relaxed evening by the beach. The resort has a beautiful beach frontage offering you the perfect island getaway from the busy city life. You can unwind, relax and experience the culture and the way of life in southern Sri Lanka here. Your day will conclude with dinner followed by an overnight stay at the hotel in Ahangama.

Overnight stay at Ahangama

Today is your last day on the paradise isle. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Mirissa depending on the season. (If November – April, you will visit Mirissa for whale watching at 5.30 AM with breakfast packets). Mirissa is on the south coast of Sri Lanka and is a key whale and dolphin watching spot in the country with the most stunning sunrises and sunsets to be enjoyed. You will be blown away by the azure waters and long stretches of white sandy beaches buzzed with enigmatic nightlife activities. This will be your final stop before reaching the airport in the afternoon for departure.

This brings you to the end of an exciting, fun-filled and memorable wildlife adventure in Sri Lanka!

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Special Trip Notes
  • 03+ Star Hotels - 765.00 USD
Included
  • Accommodation on DBL sharing on (HB basis) Breakfast & Dinner at Hotels Specified or at Hotels of Similar Standard. From Day 01 Dinner to Day 10 Breakfast.
  • Services of English-Speaking Chauffeur.
  • Transportation by Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Excluded
  • Peak Period Supplements at the Hotels, Lunch & Dinner throughout the Tour, Peak period additional supplements, Video Camera permits, Entrance fees to sites, Cost of beverage throughout the tour, Expenses of a personal nature, Any other services not specified above and Entrance & Activity Fees
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