Nature Wildlife Sri Lanka

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If you are fond of nature this is the ideal tour specifically designed for nature lovers. Even though Sri Lanka is a small island it has many nature reserves and wild parks from Tropical Rain Forests to Tropical Montane Cloud Forests spread all over the country due to diverse landscapes and temperature. You can witness animals like Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Bears, Crocodiles and also Whales in the Ocean by the island. Water falls, trekking reserves, mountain ranges, Rice Fields, coconut, rubber and tea plantations, rivers, the beach and the ocean around the country completes the nature and wild life of the island. The tour is complemented by the island’s rich historical culture and the wildlife and nature abundant with indigenous fauna and flora which makes the island a Micro Image of Asia.


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Day 1: Airport / Negombo

Meeting with Assistance at the Airport upon arrival by our Representative, later your tour chauffeur will pick you up at the Exit Gate of the arrival terminal to commence the Tour.

You will leave to Negombo. Negombo is traditionally a Fishing Village with catamarans by the beach at the backdrop to the Negombo scenery; which later developed as a fishing marketing center.

Relax leisurely & stay overnight in Negombo.

Overnight stay in the Cultural Triangle Region.


Day 2 Muthurajawela / Wilpattu

After breakfast, you will visit Muthurajawela by boat.

Muthurajawela is a marsh in the southern region of the Negombo lagoon. It is the island’s largest peat bog in Sri Lanka and is notable for its unique and highly diverse ecosystem. The marsh is a major local and tourist attraction, primarily for sightseeing and boating tours.

In the afternoon, you will go on a jeep safari in the Wilpattu National Park. The unique feature of this park is the existence of “Willus” (Natural lakes) – Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. Nearly sixty lakes (Willu) and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks in the world renowned for its Leopard population.

Dinner & overnight stay in Wilpattu.


Day 3 Wilpattu / Dambulla / Pidurangala / Habarana

After breakfast, you will head towards the cultural triangle region.

En-route visit Dambulla. The ancient Dambulla cave complex dates back to the 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C. The area is also known for bird watching.

In the evening you will visit Pidurangala – a popular historical temple complex but now more popular as View Point to watch Sunset in the evening.

Dinner & overnight stay in Habarana.


Day 4 Habarana / Polonnaruwa / Medirigiriya / Minneriya / Habarana

After breakfast, an excursion to Polonnaruwa where you will see many well-preserved ruins of palaces and monasteries. You will witness many brick structures and monuments, stone monuments, Temples, Lakes, and Pagodas improved by ancient Kings.

Next, you will proceed to Medirigiriya. Which is situated in a beautiful surrounding has a history going in to the pre-Christian era. The Brahmi characters found on the bricks and the some of the stone carvings is an indication of the long history of this site. A well-preserved medicine boat too can be seen here

Later, you will go on a jeep safari in the Minneriya National Park – a hot spot for safari lovers due to its abundance of Elephants and an ideal eco-tourism location in Sri Lanka. The central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank.

Return to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.


Day 5 Sigiriya / Matale / Kandy

After breakfast, visit Sigiriya – famous for its historical Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is over 1000 years old and has landscaped gardens, water fountains, a sanctuary and frescoes of the heavenly maidens of Sigiriya.

Then, you will leave for Kandy. On the way to Kandy, visit a spice garden and a batik factory in Matale.

Later arrive in Kandy – the Royal Capital of Sri Lanka under the King’s Rule until the British Invasion in 1815. It is also known as the center of traditional arts in Sri Lanka. In the evening you can view a Cultural Dance. Then visit the most sacred Buddhist establishment in Sri Lanka – the Temple of Tooth at the evening ceremony. Dinner & overnight stay in Kandy.


Day 6 Udawattekele / Kandy / Peradeniya / Kitulgala

After breakfast, you will visit the Udawattekele Sanctuary situated on the hillside behind the Temple of the Tooth Relic. This precious forest area supplies the much-needed air purification activity to the Kandy city which is enclaved by several hills. This is a giant 200 to 300 years old forest.

Then, you will do a city tour of Kandy.

You also have the option to visit the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya which is best known for having the largest collection of orchids in Asia and many other varieties of plants.

Later, leave for Kitulgala. Dinner & overnight stay in Kitulgala.


Day 7 Kitulgala / Train Ride / Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast at the hotel, you have an option of going white water rafting in the river (minimum 2 persons are required & make direct payment – USD 20 per person).

Afterwards, you will go on a train ride from Hatton to Nanu Oya. Your tour chauffeur will pick you up form the station and take you to Nuwara Eliya – the centre of the hill country. Enjoy a plenty of eye-catching and heart-touching places and spend the evening walking in the cool climate.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.


Day 8 Horton Plains / Ella

In the morning, travel to the Horton Plains Nature Reserve and embark on a guided tour with a resident naturalist guide. It is home to species like the sambar, leopards and the endemic purple-faced langur here. This is a National Park in Sri Lanka in which visitors are allowed to walk & vehicles are not allowed inside the reserve. At the ’Worlds End’ the 2000 meters plateau comes to an abrupt end, plunging 700-1000 meters to the valley floor.

Afterwards, leave to Ella and go on a short trek to Nine Arch Bridge or Nine Arch Viaduct one of the most popular treks in in Ella Regions, as its name means it has only Nine Arches.

Overnight stay in Ella.


Day 9 Lipton Seat / Little Adam’s Peak / Sinharaja

After having breakfast, you will visit Lipton’s Seat – which is the View Point of the surrounding Tea Planation’s / Tea Estates of the region; from where Thomas Lipton would sit with a cup of tea in hand and proudly look over his estate. Today, you can still have one of the best views from the lookout, and there is even a life-sized statue of Lipton on a bench to take pictures with!

Next, you will go on a hike to Little Adam’s Peak – the other most popular Trek/Hike in Ella, this is trekking and hiking the high point of Ella which is a View Point of Ella Region. Landscape and the Scenery from the peak of mountain is stunning and mesmerizing.

Later, you will drive towards the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, one of the least disturbed and biologically unique rain forests in Sri Lanka. Beautiful Streams, springs, rivers, waterfalls, leopards, monkeys, insects, rare trees, valuable shrubs and medicinal herbs are all found within its green canopy.

Dinner & overnight stay in the Sinharaja area.


Day 10 Sinharaja / ETH / Udawalawa

After breakfast, the morning will be spent exploring the Sinharaja rain forest Reserve. A trek along the Sinharaja paths would offer an unforgettable experience of sights, sounds and feelings. (No vehicles allowed inside the reserve)

Then, you will travel to Udawalawa and visit the Elephant Transit Home – a facility within Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka that was established in 1995 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation. Its primary objective is to rehabilitate orphaned elephant calves for ultimate release back into the wild. Dinner & overnight stay in Udawalawa.


Day 11 Udawalawa / Kataragama / Yala

In the morning, you will go on a jeep safari in the Udawalawa National Park.

The Udawalawa National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s Dry-Zone, Dry Evergreen Forests that harbours one of Asia’s largest & most viable Asian elephant populations. This park is known for its large number of elephants as well as its three species of deer.

Afterwards, you will travel to Yala.

En route, you will visit Kataragama – another great pilgrim shrine popular with Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and indigenous Vedda communities of Sri Lanka and South India, which is dedicated to Skanda, a popular Hindu deity. Daily poojas are conducted in the morning and evening, which draw large crowds bringing offerings of fruits, flowers and incense to make and fulfil vows. Diner & overnight stay in the Yala region.


Day 12 Yala / Galle / South Beach

After breakfast, go on a safari in the Yala National Park and enjoy the wilderness as you cruise around in a jeep. The view of the wild elephants seen in small and large herds are undoubtedly the best thing you will see at Yala. You will also witness herds of spotted deer and the sight of a leopard sunning itself or drinking water at a water hole will be a memorable experience. Overnight with dinner included.

Then, you will proceed towards the South Beach. On the way, you will visit Galle – a city with a colourful history. The 300-year-old Dutch atmosphere is still very much alive around the magnificent Portuguese – Dutch fort and its many historical buildings.

Stay overnight at the beach hotel by the South Coast.


Day 13 Beach Day

A day of relaxing and enjoying the sun and sea.


Day 14 South Beach / Airport

The tour ends today, a transfer private vehicle will be provided to take you to the airport for your departure flight.

Services Included

All rates quoted are in US Dollars & nett per person inclusive of all applicable taxes.
Double or twin room sharing basis at mentioned properties or similar.
Welcomed at the airport by our representative.
Check-in 14hrs & Check-out at 12hrs.
Eight nights on half-board basis (breakfast & dinner) and Five nights on bed & breakfast basis (breakfast only). – Total 13 nights. Dinners included on Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 ,Day 6, Day 9, Day 10 & Day 1 1.
Air-conditioned private vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur will be provided (Private Tour).
No vehicle will be provided on any free days if any (as per program).
Fuel & local assurance for vehicle & passengers while travelling included.
The chauffeur will look after his own meals & accommodation by himself.
Private Jeep to visit each reserve included Minneriya reserve/Udawalawe reserve / Wilpathu Reserve & Yala reserve for half a day each.– (Entrance fees to be paid directly by clients at each reserve). Sinharaja & Horton Plains reserves the visits will be done by walking  as vehicles are not allowed to travel inside these two reserves, you will be transported from your hotel & back in a vehicle. If for any reason the mentioned reserves are closed, we shall make arrangements to visit another alternate reserve.

Services Not Included.

All entrance fees as per program to be paid directly only in Sri Lankan Rupees and it will cost around USD 350 per person.
Personal spending (tips, laundry, mini bar, telephone, fax, beverages etc.)
The right to use video cameras at sites – most places will allow you to use video cameras once the entrance fee is paid except at The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy (USD 05 per Videocamera).
Medical expenses, travel insurance, international flights.

Sri Lanka Visa charges USD 50 per person  & for SAARC countries USD 20 per person, can be obtained directly via the internet please visit this site. The process is very simple payments can be paid online & with the confirmation document print out & code you have to submit passport on arrival only. The passport has to be valid for six months from the day of arrival return air tickets & sufficient funds or reservations arranged for the holiday should be with you. All nationals have to obtain a visit / tourist visa prior to arrival.


There has to be a minimum of two clients or more per booking.

If only one client is travelling alone please contact us for further details.

01st May 2023  to 31st October 2023 (Except Kandy Perahara Period 21st to 30th August 2023)

Number of clients Travelling together Comfort Category
02 USD 1655 per person
04 USD 1375  per person
06 USD 1230 per person
Single room extra charges USD 610 per person

Kandy Perahara Period for ten nights from 21st to 30th August 2023 – only if clients are spending the nights in Kandy during the Perahara Period, a extra  supplement will be applicable – USD 60 per room per night extra for only Kandy overnights.

  • All entrance fees as per program to be paid directly will cost around USD 350 per person( Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa / Medirigiriya / Dambulla / Kandy temple / Cultural Dance Show / Kandy Museum / Peradeniya / Udawatta kale Sanctuary / Yala Reserve / Minneriya Reserve / Wilpattu Reserve / Udawalwe Reserve / Horton Plains Reserve / Sinharaja Reserve / Elephant Transit Home / Muturajawela Boat Ride)
  • Please change foreign currency in to SLRS at the airport after customs, there are many 24hrs bank counters at the airport as all these payments have to be made only in SLRS. No credit card payments are accepted at these sites.  Subject to change slightly sometimes details are provided with rates as applicable at the moment. (Children under 12 years will be charged half rate 50%)
  • For Reservations during,  Super Peak Period – 21 December 2023 to 10 January 2024  period please contact us for further details. As Peak supplements apply at hotels during this period & this will change according to the category of hotels and actual days of stay at each hotel.
  • If required we can modify the program to have the last night in a beach hotel south of Colombo or in Negombo  then proceed to the airport. Any other modifications to the program can be arranged as per individual preferences.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY –  You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of  the reservations which has to be acknowledged by our company in writing. If the cancellation is made 30 days before the first date of the reservation we will retain your 1st small deposit to cover our costs. If the cancellation is notified less than 29 days prior to the first date of reservation following additional cancellation charges will apply.
  • Less than 30 days before arrival 25% of total invoice
  • Less than 21 days before arrival 50% of total invoice
  • Less than 14 days before arrival 100% of total invoice
  • No show or early departure 100% of total invoice
  • No more restrictions regarding Covid vaccinations etc. All tourists are allowed entry no requirement of Covid vaccination proof anymore in Sri Lanka with effect from 06th Dec 2022. Anyway we must check back again a few days before arrival if there are any new changes.
Comfort Category
Day 1  Camelot Beach Hotel Coastel Deluxe Room 
Day 2 Big Game Camp Wilpattu
Day 3 The Other Corner  Chalet Room
Day 4 The Other Corner  Chalet Room
Day 5 The Tree Of Life Deluxe Room
Day 6 Rafters Retreat Eco Lodge
Day 7 The Cottage By Jetwing
Day 8 Hideaway Trails 
Day 9 Bird Paradise Deluxe Room
Day 10 Forest Lodge Clamping
Day 11 Big Game Camp Yala
Day 12 The Palms or Coral Sands Deluxe Rooms
Day 13 The Palms or Coral Sands Deluxe Rooms
Day 14 No Hotel 

Price Starting from:USD 1,375

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