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

Highlights

  • 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

Overview 

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:

2019

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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Itinerary

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.