Wild World of Sri Lanka – 9 nights Wildlife Safari Tour of Sri Lanka, Option I

Day 01

  • Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative at the arrival lounge
  • Transfer to Colombo – 1 hour drive approximately
  • Do a jeep safari in Attidiya Wetland in the evening
  • According to a study done by the Society for Environmental Education, there are some 166 species of birds sighted in the area of which most are residential and around 40 migratory. The area also has a recorded 71 species of butterflies and 44 species of fish.
  • Overnight stay in Cinnamon Red

Day 02

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Anuradhapura – 4 hour drive approximately
  • Evening safari at Wilpattu National Park
  • Wilpattu is a fairly thick dry zone jungle interspersed with a number of flood plain lakes banked with delicate white sands. It boasts an impressive variety of flora in huge expanses of forest, and varied wildlife, including deer, elephants, wild boar, sloth bears and leopards.
  • Overnight stay in Palm Garden Village Anuradhapura

Day 03

  • Full day safari at Wilpattu National Park with picnic meals
  • Overnight stay in Palm Garden Village Anuradhapura

Day 04

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Habarana – 1 ½ hour drive approximately
  • Do evening game drive at Minneriya National Park
  • Night jeep drive at Habarana Jungle Boarder
  • Overnight stay at The Other Corner

Day 05

  • 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
  • Night walk at Popem's Arboretum for witness the Slender Loris
  • Overnight stay at The Other Corner

Day 06

  • Breakfast at the Breakfast
  • Transfer to Kitulgala
  • Do evening bird watching in Kitulgala Village
  • Overnight stay at Kitilgala Adventures camp site

Day 07

  • 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 08

  • Breakfast at the Camp Site
  • Transfer to Yala National park
  • Do 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 09

  • 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 10

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Airport for departure – 5 hours drive approximately

From US$ 1685

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

  • Safaris in Wilpattu National Park
  • Seeing elephants and some wild life at Minneriya National Park
  • Bird watching in Sigiriya sanctuary
  • Night wild life at Habrana Jungle boarder
  • Explore Night life of the Slender Loris
  • Birding at Anawilundawa sanctuary

Accommodation and meals during this trip (For 2 Adults)

  • 1 night in Cinnamon Red in Colombo on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights in Hotel Sinharagama in Nochchiyagama on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights in The Other Corner in Habarana on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights in Kitulgala Adventures in Kitulgala on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights in Yala Lake camp in Tissamaharama on bed and breakfast basis