NATURE & WILDLIFE OF SRI LANKA

A 16 Day Tour
NEGOMBO – WILPATTU – SIGIRIYA – KANDY – NUWARA ELIYA – YALA – UDAWALAWE – SINHARAJA – BENTOTA

Sri Lanka is home to over twenty National Parks, two with unique UNESCO World Heritage status. Spread all across the island, these parks are mostly untouched habitats that vary in terrain and climate from one another, and are filled with amazing wildlife. This journey ties in the most iconic of Sri Lanka’s nature, wildlife and cultural destinations. Starting at Wilpattu, in the Island’s North West, with its gorgeous forest canopy, then head inland into the interior to the Cultural Triangle to take in its ancient ruins, before climbing up into the Hill Country. From here, it’s straight into the jungles of Yala, the rolling plains of Udawalawe and a rainforest trek through Sinharaja before winding down by the sea.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy game drives at three main National Parks of Sri Lanka which are home to leopards, elephants, sloth bear and a rich birdlife
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Sigiriya and Temple of the Tooth
  • Visit the unique Biosphere reserve at Sinharaja
  • Beach time

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

Day Activity Location Accommodation
Day 1 Arrive into Colombo Airport where you will be met and transferred the short distance to Negombo. Check in to Jetwing Beach. Negombo Jetwing Beach
Day 2 This morning travel north to Wilpattu National Park which is famed for its healthy population of leopards, sloth bar and herds of Asian Elephants, as well as a rich bird life. Stay 2 nights at Leopard Trails Wilpattu. Wilpattu Leopard Trails Wilpattu
Day 3 Enjoy an early morning and afternoon jeep safari into the heart Wilpattu National Park. Wilpattu Leopard Trails Wilpattu
Day 4 After breakfast transfer to the Cultural Triangle and check into Cinnamon Lodge which is located a short distance from Sigiriya. Rest of day at leisure. Sigiriya Cinnamon Lodge
Day 5 In the morning climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress followed by an afternoon jeep safari into Minneriya National Park, which is famed for its large number of elephants. Sigiriya Cinnamon Lodge
Day 6 Morning travel to Kandy and check into Clove Villa. In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic in time for the evening pooja. . Kandy Clove Villa
Day 7 Today travel on the scenic hill train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. Stay 2 nights at Stafford Bungalow. Nuwara Eliya Stafford Bungalow
Day 8 In the morning visit Horton Plains followed by a visit to a local tea factory. Nuwara Eliya Stafford Bungalow
Day 9 Transfer by road to Yala National Park and check into Cinnamon Wild. Yala Cinnamon Wild
Day 10 Today you will be taken on an early morning and an afternoon jeep safaris of the Yala National Park, which is Sri Lanka’s most famous parks, and has a rich variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and insects. Keep an eye out for the Sri Lankan leopard, Asian elephants, sloth bear, mugger crocodiles and many many more species. Yala Cinnamon Wild
Day 11 Transfer to Udawalawe this morning, a park which is famed for its herds of wild elephants.. Upon arrival in Udawalawe visit the Elephant Transit Home, which rescues, rehabilitates and returns to the wild the elephants in their care. Udawalawe Grand Udawalawe Safari
Day 12 Enjoy a morning jeep safari of the Udawalawe National Park. Transfer to Sinharaja and stay at Rainforest Edge. (Optional: Night walk of the Sinharaja Rain Forest) Sinharaja Rain Forest Edge
Day 13 Enjoy a morning trek of the Sinharaja Rain Forest. In the later evening enjoy a walk of the Sinharaja Forest. Sinharaja Rain Forest Edge
Day 14 Transfer to Bentota. En route to the hotel visit Brief Garden. Stay 2 nights at Rock Villa. Bentota Rock Villa
Day 15 At leisure Bentota Rock Villa
Day 16 Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
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