A Perfect Sri Lankan Gateway
9 Nights/ 10 Days
Guaranteed fixed departures every month
Wildlife, Nature, Adventure and Amazing Beaches
Wildlife Tours Sri Lanka takes you on an unforgettable journey across the island known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, with an emphasis on its natural wonders: its many national parks and the best beaches in the country. This 10 Days and 9 Nights tour travels to several parts of the country, traverses different terrains and climates, and ends up on the best place to relax – a gorgeous beach.
The tour starts in the cultural epicentre of Kandy. From Kandy, you will get to see the first elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, and take a safari tour on the back of an elephant. Hop on a train for the next leg of the journey and enjoy a scenic ride through Sri Lanka’s Hill Country. Visit a tea plantation and factory in Nuwara Eliya to see how tea is processed. From picturesque Nuwara Eliya, make a visit to the mysterious Horton Plains National Park, an area of serene beauty. On the way downhill, go white water rafting and “canyoning” at Kithulgala. Visit Udawalawe National Park for a great wildlife experience watching all sorts of wildlife including herds of elephants. The ttakes you to Yala National Park, the best place in the world to see leopards in the wild. Days 8 and 9 are spent in the deep south of the island, in the southern capital of Galle, and the resort town of Unawatuna, home to one of the best beaches in the world. Leave on the last day with your batteries recharged, mind rejuvenated, and cameras full of pictures.
Available Guaranteed Departure
|Departures||Twin / Double Sharing per person (USD)||Single Room Supplement per person (USD)|
|10 September 2023||1185||375|
|10 October 2023||1185||375|
|10 November 2023||1185||375|
|10 December 2023||1290||475|
|10 January 2024||1290||475|
|10 February 2024||1290||475|
|10 March 2024||1290||475|
|10 Apr 2024||1290||475|
|10 May 2024||1185||375|
|10 June 2024||1185||375|
|10 July 2024||1200||385|
|10 August 2024||1200||385|
Days 1 and 2 - Airport to Kandy
One of our representatives will meet you at the airport and you will be taken to Sri Lanka’s hill capital of Kandy. The first day will mainly be for relaxation after your long flight and road trip to Kandy. Your overnight stay will arrange at a hotel in Kandy.
Day 2 – Kandy
After breakfast you will proceed to Udawatta Kele is known as a birder’s paradise with its plethora of bird species and its easy accessibility. You will be able to see species including the Layard’s Parakeet, Yellow-fronted Barbet or even the Crimson-backed Golden back.
In the evening there are more history and culture await for you with the visit of Temple of Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa). The Temple is the most sacred site for Buddhists the world over, as this is where the most important object in the Buddhist world, a tooth fragment recovered from the funeral pyre of the Buddha, is located. The relic itself is kept in a golden casket amidst heavy security in the Inner Chamber of the temple. The temple complex is adorned with paintings and sculptures depicting the life of the Buddha and a museum documenting its history.
Kandy also offers the opportunity to see a few traditional Kandyan dances at one of several cultural performance centres. These shows generally last about an hour in non-air conditioned venues. A team of dancers accompanied by drummers, all attire in colourful costumes, will give you a spectacular display of Kandyan dancing embracing both grace and speed, unique to the Hill Country. Your overnight stay will be arrange at a the same Hotel in Kandy.
Days 3 - Kandy to Nuwara Eliya
Along the railway, you will be transferred to Nanu Oya, (Availability of Train Tickets are highly applicable to change) the closest point to Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya is the heart of Sri Lanka’s Tea Country, that was named ‘Little England’ by the British.For the next few hours, your journey will take passed the most beautiful parts of the Sri Lankan Hill Country. At several points, you will get a view of the majestic Adam’s Peak.
Passing Hatton, you will enter the Poolbank Tunnel. This 562-meter-long tunnel is the longest tunnel on this journey, and it curves in the middle so that one end of the tunnel cannot be seen from the other end. As you emerge out of this tunnel, you will notice a contrasting change in the surrounding environment: you are in the area of the best tea in the country - perhaps in the world.
Sri Lanka is one of the biggest and best tea producers. Tea is an integral part of the culture since it goes hand in hand with hospitality and every household offers tea to guests every time without exception.
Take the opportunity before checking in to Nuwara Eliya Hotel to visit a tea plantation and a tea factory to see first-hand how tea is processed from raw leaves to the final product. Your overnight stay will be arranged at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 4 - Horton Plains National Park
After breakfast it's time to have wonderful nature walk in Horton Plains National Park is something special. Considered one of the world’s best nature reserves, it is an area of serene beauty and is known to have very high biodiversity. The sambar deer, spotted deer, giant squirrels, wild boar and the rare Horton Plains slender loris – an endemic, small primate to the national park – call this area home. The grasslands are interspersed with montane forest, giving it a unique position among Sri Lanka’s National Parks. For the sake of conservation of the National Park and its many inhabitants, vehicles are strictly prohibited in the area, and the only way you can see this amazing National Park is a guided nature walk. Unmissable sights in Horton Plains are Baker’s Falls, the Chimney Pool, and World’s End - a 3700 ft (1130m) sheer drop providing fantastic views of the area below. Your overnight stay will arrange at the same hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 5 - Nuwara Eliya to Kithulgala
Leave Nuwara Eliya after breakfast and head to Kithulgala. Kithulgala is famously known as the location used for the acclaimed film “The Bridge on the River Kwai”, made in 1957. After checking in to the hotel you can stay relaxed till evening times. We have arranged an evening Nature Walk in Makandawa Rain Forest which is Spanning over 192 hectares, Makandawa Forest Reserve is one of the oldest forest reserves in the country. This area has a very unique biodiversity, and the rare and endemic birds (such as the black eagle, the trogon, Sri Lanka Orange-billed babbler, Chestnut backed owlet, the blue magpie and the Red Faced Malkoha) make it a must for all the bird enthusiasts!. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kitulgala.
Day 6 - Kithulgala to Udawalawe
After breakfast you will be transferred from Kitulgala to Udawalawe. We have arranged a Evening Safari for you. Udawalawe National Park is one of the best places in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants. It is not uncommon to see a whole herd of elephants at a watering hole during your visit. An afternoon / evening safari tour will let you see elephants and many other animals, such as water buffalos, water monitor lizards, saltwater crocodiles, deer, monkeys and even the occasional leopard. The Park is also ideal for bird enthusiasts, as it is home to several hundreds of bird species. Your overnight stay will be arrange in Big Game Camp Site Udawalawe.
Day 7 - Udawalawe to Yala
After breakfast you will be transferred from Udawalawe to Yala. After checking in to Big Game Camping Site Yala, It's time to experience an evening safari in Yala National Park. It is the most visited and second largest National Park in Sri Lanka. The Park is made up of five areas – known as blocks – of which two are now open to the public. Situated in the south-eastern dry zone of Sri Lanka, it is famously known as the best place in the world to see leopards in the wild. Wildlife Tours Sri Lanka promises you the best leopard safari experience, as our experienced naturalists and guides will take you to the areas known for leopard activity. Leopards are nocturnal, so the best chance of seeing one in the wild is either at dawn or at dusk. This experience gives you an evening safari, enabling you to see leopards as they come out of their daytime slumber. Leopards may be the star attraction at Yala, but elephants, sloth bears, deer, jackals, wild boar, and a few hundred varieties of birds can be found throughout the National Park. Your overnight stay will be arrange in Big Game Camp Site Yala.
Days 8 and 9 - Yala to Unawatuna/Galle
You will be transferred from Yala Unawatuna/Galle for a relaxing beach stay on best beaches in southern Sri Lanka. In the afternoon to the evening hours, enjoy a relaxing time at one of the best beaches in the world. The calm waters of Unawatuna Bay and Thalpe offers you a chance to catch some sun, go for a long walk on a beautiful beach, or just dive in the still waters and enjoy diving and snorkelling. Your overnight stay will be arranged in a hotel near to the beach.
Day 9 –
Full day stay leisure on the beach. You are free to have a walk along main attractions in Galle include the 17th Century Dutch Fort; a World Heritage Site with a culture and style all its own. Rustic houses and shops in the Dutch colonial style still exist within the Fort’s walls. Galle city itself is a bustling metropolis, and due to its location on the coast, is a major hub for fishing, transport and culture in Sri Lanka.
It will be the last leg of this busy tour is designed to be a relaxing experience on one of the most pristine beaches in the world. It will help you revitalise body and soul, and the fresh seafood is an experience to be indulged in wholeheartedly.
Day 10 – Airport
You will transfer from Galle or Unawatuna to the Bandaranaike International Airport for your departing flight.
Terms and Conditions
OUR RATES INCLUDE
- Accommodation in the fully serviced mobile tents / hotels mentioned as per the above itinerary on a DOUBLE sharing basis
- Every day breakfast
- Transportation throughout the tour in an A/C Vehicle with an English-speaking chauffeur guide/national guide.
- Jeep safaris at national parks as mentioned in the programme including,Air transfer from Colombo Airport to Mattala Airport
- Entrance fees to national parks
- 4WD Jeep
- Trekker Fee
- Snacks and water during the safari
- Current prevailing Government taxes and service charges
OUR RATES DO NOT INCLUDE
- Meals not mentioned in the programme
- Any extra beverages or food/snacks consumed
- Whale watching boat safari (during summer season – from May to October)
- Optional activity costs
- Any personal effects not mentioned here
- Tips for the staff
- Personal effects for windy, rainy, warm weather conditions should be considered
- Insect repellents, sun protection creams etc, are highly recommended
- Suitable casual clothing and footwear for outdoor activities
- Full payment with the confirmation
- 90 Days or more - US $ 200 Administrative Fee
- ·60 to 89 Days - 15% of the tour cost will be charged
- ·30 to 59 Days - 25% of the tour cost will be charged
- 14 to 29 Days - 50% of the tour cost will be charged
- 08 to 13 Days - 75% of the tour cost will be charged
- Less than 7 Days -No refund shall be given