Sri Lanka Parks and Wildlife Tour

Tour route

  • Wattala
  • Wilpattu
  • Kandy
  • Nuwara
  • Eliya
  • Yala
  • Udawalawe
  • Sinharaja
  • Mirissa
  • Wattala

Prices from £1,799 pp for 14 nights including flights and transfers


  • Wildlife safaris in four national parks
  • Watch a feeding at the Elephant Transit Home
  • Trek the evergreen forest of Horton Plains
  • Walk the nature trails in Sinharaja Rain Forest
  • Enjoy a Tea Plantation tour in Nuwara Eliya
  • Visit Temples in Dambulla & Kandy


Sri Lanka’s oceanfront national parks, mangroves, swamps and tropical rainforests have given rise to the amazing range of animals and birds that inhabit its borders.

Visit Yala National Park, home to the highest density of leopards in the world, trek through Udawattakele Nature Reserve to hidden forest monasteries and cave dwellings and spot endangered birds in the tropical undergrowth of Sinharaja Rainforest as you journey through the richest wildlife regions of this island nation.

Tour Dates:


19 Feb, 05 Mar, 16 Apr, 07 May, 04 Jun, 03 Sep, 17 Sep, 15 Oct, 05 Nov, 19 Nov

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Itinerary changes

The order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction and/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times. Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, the order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions.

Travelling Alone?

We have 2 rooms available on most tour dates for single use where no single supplement will need to be paid. But hurry, these spaces are limited and subject to availability. If however once all the places are sold out and you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner.

Extend your tour with a Sri Lanka Beach Stay 4 nights from £289pp

Extend your tour with a Kerala Beach Stay 4 nights from £429pp

See the Highlights of Kerala 4 nights from £489pp

Extend your trip with a Maldives Beach Stay 4 nights from £739pp

Prices from £1,799 per person for 14 nights including flights and transfers.

Tour itineraries may be subject to change.

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    Day 1: UK to Colombo

    Depart London on your overnight flight to Colombo.

    Day 2: Wattala

    On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel with the rest of the day free before your welcome dinner.
    • Dinner

    Day 3: Wattala to Wilpattu

    Depart for Wilpattu with a stop at Anawilundawa, where the ocean, mangroves and lakes which meet attract flocks of birds. Enjoy a barbeque dinner in Wilpattu.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 4: Wilpattu

    Enjoy a full-day safari at Wilpattu National Park and the chance to spot Sri Lankan leopards and other wildlife.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 5: Wilpattu to Kandy

    Depart for Kandy, stopping to see the Dambulla Rock Temple and have lunch in Matale. Take a short tour of Kandy, with a visit to the Temple of the Tooth.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 6: Kandy

    Head to Udawattakele Nature Reserve for a forest trek, with the chance to spot deer, boar and monkeys. Return to your hotel for the afternoon at leisure.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 7: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

    Explore the spectacular botanical gardens of Peradeniya, then travel to Nuwara Eliya, stopping for a tea plantation tour. In Nuwara Eliya, take a short hike and scenic drive past rolling valleys and cascading waterfalls.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 8: Nuwara Eliya

    Trek the evergreen forests of Horton Plains, a 1.5-3-hour walk that takes you past thundering waterfalls, sheer cliffs and herds of wildlife. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure at your hotel back in Nuwara Eliya.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 9: Nuwara Eliya to Yala

    Journey to Lunugamwehera National Park for an afternoon jeep safari where you can observe the elephants, water buffalo and wild boar that inhabit the reserve. Continue on to Yala for the night.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 10: Yala

    In the early morning, travel by jeep through the oceanfront reserve of Yala National Park, home to the highest density of leopards in the world. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, with the option to visit Kataragama Temple.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 11: Yala to Udawalawe

    Witness an elephant feeding at the Elephant Transit Home, a rehabilitation centre for abandoned elephants, then go on a jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 12: Udawalawe to Sinharaja

    Travel to Sinharaja Rainforest, where you can enjoy the tropical setting on this afternoon’s nature trail.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 13: Sinharaja

    Explore Sinharaja on another trail. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or take an optional rainforest excursion.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 14: Sinharaja to Mirissa

    Journey to the coastal town of Mirissa and enjoy an afternoon at leisure at your beachfront resort.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 15: Mirissa to Wattala

    Enjoy Mirissa with the morning at leisure or take a seasonal whale watching excursion (at a fee). Today marks the end of the tour for those staying on for a beach extension, otherwise, transfer to Wattala.
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 16: Colombo to the UK

    Transfer to Colombo for your return flight to the UK.
    • Breakfast

    Is this the right tour for you?

    This is the tour for you if you are looking for a very affordable way to see the best of Sri Lanka’s rich wildlife and scenery whilst staying in comfortable 3-4* hotels with additional optional excursions at extra cost if you wish.