A luxury holiday journey exploring the Wildlife of Sri Lanka

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A luxury holiday journey exploring the Wildlife of Sri Lanka

£3900 per person

Take in the best wildlife spots in Sri Lanka in the hunt for the elusive leopard and sloth bear whilst also experiencing seemingly up close encounters with the other wildlife of this thriving island.

Take a trip of a lifetime exploring the wildlife of Sri Lanka in the hopes of spotting the ‘big five’ of this vibrant island.  Journey across the west and Southern coasts of Sri Lanka in the hopes of being up close and seemingly personal with leopards, sloth bears, elephants, sperm whales and blue whales.

Spend your days in luxurious campsites and tasteful boutique hotels and resorts, carefully curated for the discerning wildlife enthusiast.

Your time will begin in Wilpattu staying at a luxury campsite with daily private safaris and guided walks in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the most elusive leopard. From here journey to the centre of the island with a stay at a stunning chalet surrounded by a lake, couple your time here with a trek to the iconic Sigiriya Lion’s Rock Fortress followed by a day spent at a local village learning about the intricacies of village life. Next, your journey will take you to the mountains of Gal Oya to witness wild swimming elephants via a private boat safari on a expansive reservoir. Your stay in Gal Oya will be at a top end luxury lodge complete with a picnic by a river. Afterwards you will be driven south to the National Park of Uda Walawe for yet another private safari and a visit to an elephant transit home. Your wildlife journey does not end here! Finally reach the shores of Southern Sri Lanka for a final few days by the beach complete with a whale watching excursion and to end it all, a core memory moment of releasing turtle hatchlings.

 

Highlights

  • Private safaris throughout
  • Stays at luxurious campsites and boutique hotels
  • Decadent Al a carte daily breakfast and dinner
  • Insights into the wildlife of Sri Lanka

 

Typically, this trip costs an average of £3,900 per person.

And like all of our tours, this Wildlife of Sri Lanka itinerary can be customised to create an individual holiday, unique to you.

The exact cost will be dependent on your preferences such as the duration of the trip, how fare in advance you book, your preferred room / meal type and any activities you may wish to include.

Contact our expert travel team to discuss the details.

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Day 1: Departure from the UK
Depart from London Heathrow.
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Day 2: Negombo
Arrival at Colombo International Airport where you will meet our representative at the arrivals hall and be transferred to your hotel in Negombo Check-in to the resort & spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay at Uga Riva Hotel Negombo.
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Day 3: Negombo - Wilpattu
After breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed to check out and be transferred to your next stay in Wilpattu National Park. This evening you will experience a Game Drive to Wilpattu National Park. Dinner & Overnight stay at Leopard Trails
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Day 4: Wilpattu
After breakfast at the resort you will proceed to experience a Bush walk around the campsite. This evening you will experience a Game Drive to Wilpattu National Park. Dinner & Overnight stay at Leopard Trails
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Day 5: Wilpattu - Dambulla
After breakfast you will proceed to your stay in Dambulla En-route you will proceed to climb Dambulla Cave Temple Check-in to the resort & spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay at Kalundewa Retreat
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Day 6: Sigiriya
Wake up early for a hike to the Sigiriya Lion's Rock Fortress. Afterwards return to the hotel for breakfast followed by an excursion to a local village. Upon completion return to the hotel and spend your evening at leisure Dinner & Overnight stay at Kalundewa Retreat
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Day 7: Gal Oya
After an early breakfast proceed to Gal Oya. Check in at Gal Oya Lodge and spend the rest of your day at leisure at this serene lodge Dinner & Overnight stay at Gal Oya Lodge
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Day 8: Gal Oya
After breakfast proceed to experience a Boat safari & picnic at Makara river Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay at Gal Oya Lodge
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Day 9: Uda Walawe
After breakfast proceed to Uda Walawe National Park En-route visit the Udawalawe elephant transit home Spend the rest day at leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay at Mahoora Tented Campsite
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Day 10: Uda Walawe
Wake up before dawn for a private safari in the hopes of spotting wild elephants and maybe even a leopard! Afterwards return to the campsite and spend the rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch proceed on your second safari. Return back to the campsite for dinner and an overnight stay.
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Day 11: Galle
After breakfast proceed to Galle. Late afternoon visit Koggala lake for a scenic boat tour Spend the rest day at leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay at Jetwing Kurulubedda
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Day 12: Galle
Spend the morning at leisure before checking out and proceeding to the beach resort of Jetwing Lighthouse. Late afternoon visit the Galle Fort and also release some baby turtles. Return back to the hotel in time for dinner and an overnight stay.
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Day 13: Galle
Wake up before dawn for a whale watching excursion before returning back to the hotel for a full day at leisure.
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Day 14: Airport - UK
After an early breakfast check out and depart to the airport for your flight back home with memories of wild Sri Lanka.
  • International flights in economy class
  • Private transfers by air-conditioned vehicle with your personal chauffeur guide
  • Accommodation as specified above or equivalent standard for 12 nights
  • Safaris as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • All applicable taxes
  • Lunch throughout
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Camera/video permits
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers, wait-staff, maid service, porters, telephone calls and items of a personal nature.
  • Vehicle whilst at leisure unless specified otherwise
  • Any other expenses not mentioned above