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Sri Lanka Wildlife Big 4 (Leopard, Elephant, Blue Whale and Sloth Bear) and Birds - 13 Nights

Day 01

  • Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative
  • Transfer to Wilpattu – 4 to 5 hour drive approximately
  • Welcome dinner and overnight stay at Wilpattu Safari Camp

Day 02

  • Take a full day safari in Wilpattu National Park from 6 AM to 6 PM with picnic meals. Wilpattu is the largest national park in Sri Lanka situated in the north central province of Sri Lanka bordering the Indian Ocean from the west and historical Anuradhapura city from east. Packed with exciting wildlife, Wilpattu is waiting to be explored! The varying habitats have attracted many species of wildlife, both resident and migrant. 31 species of mammals have been identified; some of them being Leopard (a favorite amongst visitors), Sloth Bear, Elephant, Spotted and Barking Deer, Sambur, Wild Boar and even Crocks. It is also home to an abundance of endemic birdlife such as the Jungle Fowl, Painted Stork, Owl, Terns, Gulls, Eagles, Heron and the winter migrants who home for short periods within the nature reserve. Butterflies such as the Blue and Common Mormons, Common Rose and Crimson Rose amongst many other species can be seen vividly fluttering around. On top of the list of reptiles is the Mugger Crocodile followed by Monitor Lizards, Python, Cobra, Rat Snake along with Star Tortoise, Pond turtle and Soft shelled Turtle amongst many others.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Wilpattu Safari Camp

Day 03

  • Second full day safari in Wilpattu to capture those missing shots of day one. full Like in the day one, all picnic meals will be provided. Wilpattu is the largest national park in Sri Lanka situated in the north central province of Sri Lanka bordering the Indian Ocean from the west and historical Anuradhapura city from east. Packed with exciting wildlife, Wilpattu is waiting to be explored! The varying habitats have attracted many species of wildlife, both resident and migrant. 31 species of mammals have been identified; some of them being Leopard (a favorite amongst visitors), Sloth Bear, Elephant, Spotted and Barking Deer, Sambur, Wild Boar and even Crocks. It is also home to an abundance of endemic birdlife such as the Jungle Fowl, Painted Stork, Owl, Terns, Gulls, Eagles, Heron and the winter migrants who home for short periods within the nature reserve. Butterflies such as the Blue and Common Mormons, Common Rose and Crimson Rose amongst many other species can be seen vividly fluttering around. On top of the list of reptiles is the Mugger Crocodile followed by Monitor Lizards, Python, Cobra, Rat Snake along with Star Tortoise, Pond turtle and Soft shelled Turtle amongst many others.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Wilpattu Safari Camp

Day 04

  • Morning safari in Wilpattu National Park from 6 AM to 10 AM for the one last time with a picnic breakfast. This safari focuses on bird species such as the Brown Fish Owl, White Rumped Shama, Stork Billed Kingfisher, Hawk Eagle, Serpent Eagle, Jungle Fowl, Painted Storks, Terns and Gulls
  • Back to the camp for freshen up and lunch
  • Transfer to Polonnaruwa – 3 hours drive approximately
  • Walk in the garden of Polonnaruwa Monkey Camp in the night to spot and possibly photograph the nocturnal specie, The Slender Loris. (Photographing this specie is extremely difficult given the time of the day)
  • Dinner and overnight at the Monkey Camp in Polonnaruwa(Monkey Camp in Polonnaruwa is not a hotel but a wildlife research centre. So the facilities available at the camp is not up to hotel standards but clean and decent place to stay to enjoy the wildlife)

Day 05

  • Early morning around 5.30 AM take a walking tour to explore primates of Sri Lanka namely Torque Mackaque, Grey Langur and Purple faced Langur. You have the opportunity of making some epic photos of these Monkeys in the backdrop of jungles embellished with the ancient ruins of temples and palaces of a bygone civilization.
  • Lunch at the camp
  • Take a catamaran boat ride in the Parakrama Samudra Lake in the evening to photograph birds and bird’s life in the Bird’s Island. On return you would be able to photograph stunning photographs of the Lake and fishing boats with the back drop of the sunset.
  • Dinner and overnight at the Monkey Camp in Polonnaruwa (Monkey Camp in Polonnaruwa is not a hotel but a wildlife research centre. So the facilities available at the camp is not up to hotel standards but clean and decent place to stay to enjoy the wildlife)

Day 06

  • Breakfast at the camp and relax in the morning
  • Transfer to Habarana – 1 hour drive approximately
  • Afternoon safari in Minneriya National Park from 3 to 6 PM to photograph Elephants who come to drink water in the back drop of large lakes. (Minneriya is very good in the month of July and August as the largest Elephant migration takes place)
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana

Day 07

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Nuwara Eliya – 5 to 6 hours drive approximately
  • Dinner and overnight stay in The Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

Day 08

  • Leave to Horton Plains National Park at 5 AM with a picnic breakfast – 1 ½ hours drive approximately. Horton Plains is a very important bio diversity hot spot in Sri Lanka which is very scenic and is vast grassy plains surrounded by a thick sub montane forest (Cloud forest). Horton Plains is also home for scenic Baker’s waterfall. Early morning photos of Samber Deer against a back drop of grassy plains is a nice shot.
  • Transfer to Yala – 4 hours drive approximately
  • Sun-downer in Yala Camp, enjoy gin and tonic or local arrack cocktail topped with Ginger Beer
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Yala Safari Camp

Day 09

  • Full Day safari in Yala National Park from 6 AM to 6 PM, Yala is the most popular national park of Sri Lanka due to its increasing Leopard density. Apart from Leopards you can see Elephants, Bears, Spotted Deer, Crocodiles and many verities of birds. Picnic breakfast and lunch will be provided
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Yala Safari Camp

Day 10

  • Second Full Day safari in Yala National Park from 6 AM to 6 PM, Yala is the most popular national park of Sri Lanka due to its increasing Leopard density. Apart from Leopards you can see Elephants, Bears, Spotted Deer, Crocodiles and many verities of birds. Picnic breakfast and lunch will be provided
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Yala Safari Camp

Day 11

  • Take an early morning safari in Bundala National Park from 6 to 10 AM which is a very important bird watching site. Bundala is home for some Elephants, Spotted Deer and Crocodiles too. You can photograph resident birds, endemic birds and also migratory birds at Bundala National Park.
  • Breakfast at the camp
  • Transfer to Weligama – 3 hours drive approximately
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Weligama Bay Resort in Weligama

Day 12

  • Boat trip in the Indian Ocean at 6.30 AM with a picnic breakfast to see the Blue Whales of south coast. Expected to return back to the shore by 12 noon.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Weligama Bay Resort in Weligama

Day 13

  • Second boat trip in the Indian Ocean at 6.30 AM with a picnic breakfast to see the Blue Whales of south coast. Expected to return back to the shore by 12 noon.
  • Transfer to Negombo – 3 hours drive approximately
  • Gala dinner with live music and overnight stay in Negombo at Jetwing Blue

Day 14

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Airport for departure – 20 minutes drive approximately

From US$ 3615

Per person on double sharing basis


We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation


The rate includes,

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels
  • Meals as per mentioned meal plans
  • Air conditioned transfers with an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All mentioned activities and park entrance fees

Prices may vary plus/minus depending on the season

Places of visit during this trip

Key highlights of this trip

  • Seeing leopards and other species in Wilpattu National Park
  • Primates watching in Polonnaruwa
  • Nature trail in Horton Plains National Park to see World’s end point and Baker’s Waterfall
  • Seeing leopards in Yala National Park
  • Bird watching Safaris in Bundala national park
  • Whale watching in Indian Ocean

Accommodation and meals during this trip (For 2 Adults)

  • 3 nights in Wilpattu Safari Camping in Wilpattu on all inclusive basis
  • 2 nights in Monkey Camp in Polonnaruwa on Half Board basis
  • 1 night in Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana on Half Board Basis basis
  • 1 night in The Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya on Half Board Basis basis
  • 3 nights in Yala Safari Camp on all inclusive basis
  • 2 nights at Weligama Bay Resort in Weligama on half board basis
  • 1 night at Jetwing Blue in Negombo on half board basis