Wild World of Sri Lanka – 13 nights Wildlife Safari Tour of Sri Lanka, Option II

Day 01

  • Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge
  • Transfer to Sinharaja – 5 hour drive approximately
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Forest Edge

Day 02

  • 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
  • Rain forest walk - Take a trek through the quaint paths of Sinharaja where placid undergrowth lie 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 Forest Edge

Day 03

  • Trekking in the rain forest through the thick canopy of trees along more adventures jungle trails. This gives to you an unmatched opportunity to explore the dense forest. This trail leads you to two water falls, namely Kekuna Ella and Pathan Oya.
  • Adventure seekers will be guided through the thick canopy of trees long more adventurous jungle trails. This gives to you an unmatched opportunity to explore the dense forest and visit Kekuna Ella water fall and Pathan Oya Ella waterfall. You will get a chance to visit a village and be part of the village family for a moment. You will be amazed with 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.
  • Entire tour will take maximum of 7 hours and you will be out of the jungle before sunset.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Forest Edge

Day 04

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Tissamaharama – 4 hours drive approximately
  • Evening safari at Bundala National Park
  • The bio diversity of this park is immense: A total of 383 plant species have been recorded from 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 harbours 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 at Yala Lake Camp

Day 05

  • Full day safari at Yala National Park
  • YALA NATIONAL PARK, 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 of 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 lake camp

Day 06

  • Full day safari at Yala National Park
  • YALA NATIONAL PARK, 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 of 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 lake camp

Day 07

  • Do bird watching trail in Tissa Tank and the Village
  • Transfer to Udawalawe – 1 ½ hour drive approximately
  • Do evening safari at Udawalawe National Park
  • Overnight stay at Nil Diya Mankada safari Lodge

Day 08

  • Do Morning safari at Udawalawe National Park
  • Transfer to Kitulgala – 3 ½ hour drive approximately
  • Do evening bird watching in Kitulgala Village
  • Overnight stay at Kitilgala Adventures camp site

Day 09

  • Early morning Bird watching trail in Makandawa rainforest patch
  • Bird watching in Kithulgala is considered as a 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 Kitilgala Adventures camp site

Day 10

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Habarana – 4 hours drive approximately
  • 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 The Other Corner

Day 11

  • 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 UNECO 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
  • Transfer to Kalpitiya – 3 hours drive approximately
  • Overnight stay at Dolphin Beach Hotel

Day 12

  • 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 fresh water 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

Day 13

  • 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.
  • Transfer to Negombo – 3 hours drive approximately
  • Overnight stay at Goldi Sands

Day 14

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Airport for departure – 20 min drive approximately

From US$ 2410

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

  • Trekking in Sinharaja Rain forest
  • Safari game drive at Bundala National Park
  • Safari game drive at Yala National Park
  • Safari game drive at Minneriya National Park
  • Safari game drives at Udawalawe National Park
  • Bird watching in Sigiriya Sanctuary
  • Dolphin watching in Kalpitiya
  • Bird watching in Anawilundawa Wetlands
  • Lagoon trip in Kalpitiya Lagoon

Accommodation and meals during this trip (For 2 Adults)

  • 3 nights in Rainforest Edge in Deniyaya on all inclusive basis
  • 3 nights in Yala Lake Camp in Tissamaharama on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night in Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge in Udawalawe on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night in The Other Corner in Habarana on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights in Dolphin Beach in Kalpitiya on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night in Goldi Sands in Negombo on bed and breakfast basis