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11-DAYS SRI LANKA WILDLIFE TOUR
Take on the Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour, suitable for nature-lovers eager to meet a variety of wildlife. You will enjoy your day at Wilpattu National Park, the oldest and largest national wildlife park in Sri Lanka that houses the majestic Sri Lanka leopard, sloth bears and a host of endemic bird species. Get a chance to camp at the Yala National Park, a park that boasts the largest density of leopards in the world. In addition, you will get to experience many other wildlife and national parks available on this tour.
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Cost is subject to class availability and exchange rate, may change without prior notice.
Day 1: Depart Australia
In-flight meals included.
Day 2: Colombo Arrival
Once you arrive at the airport in Bandaranaike, your personal chauffeur driver will escort you to your hotel in Negombo. Overnight in Negombo.
Day 3: Negombo - Wilpattu
Today you will enjoy a comprehensive full-day safari at the Wilpattu National Park. Known as Sri Lanka's oldest and largest national wildlife parks, Wilpattu will give you the chance of experiencing some of the country's most renowned wildlife highlights including the majestic Sri Lanka leopard, sloth bears, and a host of endemic bird species. Overnight in Wilpattu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4: Wilpattu - Kandy
Today you will be transferred to Kandy (approximately 5 hours travelling distance). En route you can visit Spice Garden at Mathale. Kandy was a last stronghold in Sinhalese royalty. Kandy highlights most of the magnificent monuments, and the temple of tooth relic as well. Its architectural monuments date mainly from the 19th century, when King Vikrama Rajashinha went on a building spree, the cost of which hastened the downfall and eventual surrender to the British forces in 1815. Overnight in Kandy.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 5: Kandy - Udawalawe
Today you will transfer to Udawalawe where you will first visit the Elephant Transit Home, a project that has proven vital in the conservation of these magnificent beasts. You may observe these rehabilitated elephants from a safe distance as the project attempts to reduce human contact before their release back into the wild. Later you can enjoy an evening at the Udawalawe National Park before dinner. Overnight in Udawalawe.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 6: Udawalawe - Yala
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Yala. Here, you will spend your final three nights at the comfy tented camp we have set up bordering the Yala National Park, which is home to a range of ecosystems found nowhere else in Sri Lanka. Go on an evening safari at the park which boasts the largest density of leopards in the world. With a density of one leopard per square mile, Yala is known as one of the best places on earth to film and photograph these regal beasts. Overnight in Yala.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7: Yala
Your first full day in Yala will be spent thoroughly exploring the Yala National Park with a full-day safari inclusive of packed lunches. Yala boasts the highest density of leopards not only in Sri Lanka but in the whole world, which is why it is commonly considered to be the best place to film and photograph these elusive beasts. The park also boasts a stunning array of other creatures, from Sloth Bears, Golden Palm Civet cats and Wild Water Buffalo to Hornbills, Black-capped Bulbuls and peacocks. After your adventure in the wild, you will once again be able to rest in the cosy setting of the tented camp with a campsite dinner before an optional night walk with your guide. Overnight in Yala.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8: Yala - Mirissa
You will be transferred to Mirissa in the afternoon, which is located along the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Relax on the golden sandy beaches of this vacationer's paradise and recharge your batteries. You can spend the day basking under the sun, explore the area and learn about the local culture or even stay at your hotel and enjoy the facilities available to you. You will be staying at the beautiful and serene Imagine Hotel located close to the famous Mirissa beach. Overnight in Mirissa.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 9: Mirissa
Another early start awaits you in Mirissa as an exciting whale watching tour has been organised for you (season from November to March). These coastlines are known as some of the best locations to spot pods of Blue Whales and Sperm Whales. You will be taken to the Mirissa harbour by 6.15am where you will set off to catch a glimpse of the whales on their migratory path from the Horn of Africa to the Bay of Bengal. You will later visit the Galle Fort which was built by the Portuguese colonists and later fortified heavily by the Dutch in the 17th century. This Fort is considered a historical and archaeological heritage monument. Then head back to your hotel for dinner. Overnight in Mirissa.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 10: Mirissa - Colombo Airport
Your last day on the tour can be spent lounging on the beaches of Mirissa. You can reflect upon the numerous memories you would have no doubt acquired throughout this exciting tour before you are transferred to the airport in time to catch your flight back home.
Day 11: Australia Arrival
In-flight meals included.
- International flights from Australia to Sri Lanka
- 9-nights in good quality accommodation
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Private return international airport transfers
- Professional driver, English speaking chauffeur guide
- Meals as per itinerary
- All touring and transfer in air-conditioned vehicles
- Jeep Safaris at national parks
- 4WD Jeep
- Trekker/Naturalist fees
- Snacks and water during safari
Our price for this tour will depend on the number of passengers, level of accommodation and your chosen departure date. Please contact us or your local travel agent for quotation.
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