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WILD LIFE TOURS

Sri Lanka is unmatched for its wildlife for an island of its size. The island has an astonishing array of wildlife and is one of the best places in the world for photographing large mammals in their natural habitats. It is the best place in the world for seeing Blue Whale. It has the largest seasonal concentration of Asian Elephants. The island is arguably the best for seeing and photographing leopard. The Sinharaja Bird Wave is the largest in the world and offers the best viewing. Sri Lanka has a host of other bio-diversity rich features and beautiful landscapes, which make it the Ultimate Wild Discovery

These Wild life tours” take you on a journey through, from Rainforests, National Parks, home to numerous bird species, herds of wild elephants, the elusive leopards, sloth bear and mugger crocodiles etc…. to deep seas in the Indian ocean in search of the giant blue whales & dolphins and to explore the endangered marine turtles come ashore for nestling…… But you still enjoy the cultural, Historical sites and beautiful sceneries of the island, while the tour

SRI LANKA’S BIG FIVE

DURATION: 14 DAYS – 13 NIGHTS TOUR

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
  • Dolphin watching in Kalpitiye
  • Safari in Wilpattu National Park
  • Polonnaruwe Ancient kingdom (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Maligawila ancient rock cut Buddha Image
  • Safari in Udewalewe National Park
  • Safari in Yale National Park
  • Whale Watching in Mirisse
Travel Route Map

Detail Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVEL: AIR PORT TO KALPITIYE 

Arrival in Sri Lanka and transfer to Kalpitiye for two nights

Kalpitiye ,a marine sanctuary with a diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches, has been identified as a hotspot to see several different varieties of dolphins like Spotted, Spinner, Fraser’s, Risso’s and Common Dolphins as well, In Kalpitiya dolphin watching is possible 03 – 04 km off the coast ,often like a sheet of glass on calm days.

Dinner & Overnight stay at a Hotel in Kalpitiye

DAY 2: KALPITIYE

Early mornings take the boat from Alankuda and head out to sea in search of different varieties of dolphins. The early morning light will be provide perfect conditions to capture these flawless acrobats on film as they show off their tricks with an eternal grin, as if posing specially for you. Further beyond the reef, the voyage continues up in search of Sperm Whale - the largest toothed whale in the world. The deep sea off the Kalpitiya Peninsula where the continental shelf lies provides an ideal habitat for these giant oceanic predators, which need to dive several hundred meters to hunt prey such as the Giant Squid. Evening relax on the beach

Dinner & Overnight stay at the same hotel in Kalpitiye

DAY 3: KALPITIYE TO WILPATTU

After breakfast, leave for Wilpattu for two nights and afternoon, game drive at Wilpattu National Park in search of Leopard and Sloth Bear.  Wilpattu; Sri Lanka’s the largest National Park, occupying about a 1100km2 (425 sq mile) tract of shore line and jungle on the northwest coast, The park, become an eco tourism destination to rival Yala in the south, with huge expanses of forest and an array of rare mammal with over 250 species of birds, The park is also a best place to sight Asian Elephant, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Jackal, Asiatic Buffalo ,Crocodiles in addition to Leopards & sloth Bears

Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel nearby Wilpattu National Park

DAY 4: WILPATTU

Early morning and evening again game drives at Wilpattu National Park in search of more Leopards, Sloth Bears etc……

Diner & Overnight stay at the same hotel nearby Wilpattu National Park

DAY 5: WILPATTU TO POLONNARUWE

After breakfast leave for Polonnaruwe and evening visit Polonnaruwa (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), the medieval capital of Sri Lanka. At Polonnaruwa we will encounter troops of Toque Macaques, who were famously featured in both the BBC’s ‘Temple Troop’ and David Attenborough’s ‘Life of Mammals’. One will be intrigued by the power play between the Macaques and Hanuman Langur.

Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Giritale

DAY 6: POLONNARUWE TO BUTTALE

After breakfast leave for Buttale and En route, visit the ancient Maligavile Buddha statue, dates back to the 7th century AD and is the one of largest freestanding images of Lord Buddha in Sri Lanka, reaching a height of about 14 meters. The statue is carved out of a single piece block of limestone and much time can be spent here taking in the peaceful wilderness setting filled with birds and plenty of monkeys.

Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Buttale

DAY 7: BUTTALE TO UDEWALEWE

After breakfast leave for Udawalewe & visit Udawalawe National Park for dry zone birds and Elephants in the evening. The Park is one of the guaranteed and is probably the best place to see wild herds of Elephants, consisting of tightly-knit family groups of up to four generations of related adult and sub-adult females and young. Look for dry zone birds, which include Little Green Bee-Eater, Malabar Pied Hornbill & Blue-faced Malkoha. In a visit to Udawalawe National Park close to 50-60 Elephants can be seen at Elephant transit Home, Nursery Herd which comprise of many baby Elephants is one of the key attractions.

Dinner & Overnight stay at a Hotel in Udewalawe/Embilipitiye

DAY 8: UDEWALEWE TO YALA

After breakfast, leave for Yala  for three nights .Yale ;Sri Lanka’s one of the best National Parks to see a wide variety of Sri Lanka’s wildlife because of its scrub plains, lagoons and rocky sections. A recent study has shown that Yala has one of the highest densities of Leopards in the world, offering great opportunities for viewing and photography. Yala is also home to over 500 Asian Elephant with the highlight being the 10-12 large Tuskers that roam around the park. The Park is also the best place in Asia for sighting the shy and usually nocturnal Sloth Bear. The park is also good for dry zone specialties like Indian and Great Thick-knees, Sirkeer and Blue-faced Malkohas and Malabar Pied Hornbill. A day's birding in the park, during the northern winter, can yield a 100 species

Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel nearby Yala National Park

DAY 9: YALA

Morning and afternoon safaris at Yala National Park in search of Leopards, Sloth Bears ,Asian Elephants and Bird life…..

Dinner & Overnight stay at the same hotel nearby Yala National Park

DAY 10: YALA

Morning and afternoon  again safaris at Yala National Park in search of more Leopards, Sloth Bears ,Asian Elephants and Bird life

Dinner & Overnight stay at the same hotel nearby Yala National Park

DAY11: YALA TO MIRISSE/GALLE

After breakfast leave for Mirisse/Galle and evening relax on the beach

Dinner & Overnight stay at a hotel in Mirisse/Galle

DAY 12: MIRISSE

Mornings Mirissa - marine safaris; take the boat from the fishery harbor out to sea in search of Whales.

Blue Whales and Sperm Whales are both seen regularly in these waters. It is the best place in the world for seeing Blue Whale and almost certainly the best place in the world for sighting both Blue Whales and Sperm Whales. And evening relax on the beach         

Dinner & Overnight stay at the same hotel in Mirissa/Galle

DAY 13: MIRISSE

Morning, again take the boat from the Mirisse’s fishery harbor out to sea, in search of  more Blue Whales and Sperm Whales.  And evening relax on the beach

Dinner & Overnight stay at the same hotel in Mirissa/Galle

DAY14: DEPARTURE: MIRISSE TO AIR PORT

After breakfast, transfer to International Airport

What Tour Included / Excluded

THE TOUR INCLUDES

  • Accommodation on HB basis (breakfast & dinner)
  • Transportation in an A/C Car (Up to 02 Pax) / A/C Micro van (03 - 05 Pax)/A/C Mini coach (06-12Pax)
  • Airport Transfers.
  • Entrance tickets for all activities mentioned above
  • Jeeps for safaris where mentioned
  • Government Taxes.

THE TOUR EXCLUDES:

  • Tips and porterage.
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Lunch & Beverages
  • Flights & Visas
  • Early check-in & Early checkout charges
  • Optional Activities

WHALES AND LEOPARDS OF SRI LANKA

DURATION: 10 DAYS – 9 NIGHTS TOUR

Highlights of The Tour
  • Whale Watching in Mirisse
  • Galle Dutch Fort-UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Leopard Safari in Yala National Park
Travel Route Map

Detail Tour Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVEL: AIR PORT TO GALLE

Arrival at Bandaranayeke International Ari Port and transfer to Hotel in Galle

Dinner & Overnight Stay at a Hotel in Galle

DAY 02: GALLE

Relax at the hotel and Late afternoon, visit the Galle Dutch Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Galle Dutch Fortress, originally built by the Portuguese and then further developed by the Dutch and the British, covers nearly four sq kms, This small walled city with about 300 homes and an old-world feel, still remain with its well preserved bastions, public buildings, churches, and lighthouse. Hours can be spent exploring the maze of narrow streets lined with quaint houses, Dutch and British period buildings still in use, the growing collection of art galleries, antique shops and restaurants.

Dinner & Overnight Stay at the same Hotel in Galle

DAY 03: GALLE TO MIRISSE

Early morning leave for Mirisse for Whale watching; Setting off to the deep sea from Mirissa there is a 90% opportunity to come across Sperm whales and Blue whales. These amazing marine mammals migrate through these vast and fertile stretches during their annual breeding season while some reside throughout the year.

Evening relax on the beach        

Dinner & Overnight Stay at a Hotel in Mirisse

DAY 04: MIRISSE

Morning, again take the boat from the Mirisse’s fishery harbor out to sea, in search of  more Blue Whales and Sperm Whales.  And evening relax on the beach

Dinner & Overnight stay at the same hotel in Mirissa

DAY 05: MIRISSE TO YALA

After breakfast leaver for Yala for four nights and evening relax at the Hotel

Dinner & Overnight Stay at a Hotel in Yala

DAY 06: YALA

Whole day game drive in Yale National Park ; Sri Lanka’s one of the best National Parks to see a wide variety of Sri Lanka’s wildlife because of its scrub plains, lagoons and rocky sections. A recent study has shown that Yala has one of the highest densities of Leopards in the world, offering great opportunities for viewing and photography. Yala is also home to over 500 Asian Elephant with the highlight being the 10-12 large Tuskers that roam around the park. The Park is also the best place in Asia for sighting the shy and usually nocturnal Sloth Bear. The park is also good for dry zone specialties like Indian and Great Thick-knees, Sirkeer and Blue-faced Malkohas and Malabar Pied Hornbill. A day's birding in the park, during the northern winter, can yield a 100 species

Dinner & Overnight Stay at the same Hotel in Yala

DAY 07: YALA

Whole day game drive in Yale National Park in search of more Leopards

Dinner & Overnight Stay at the same Hotel in Yala

DAY 08: YALA

Whole day final game drive in Yale National Park to see more leopards and wild life.

Dinner & Overnight Stay at the same Hotel in Yala

DAY 09: YALA TO COLOMBO

After breakfast, leave for Colombo

Dinner & Overnight Stay at a Hotel in Colombo

DAY 10: DEPARTURE /COLOMBO TO AIRPORT

After breakfast, transfer to International Airport

What Tour Included / Excluded

THE TOUR INCLUDES

  • Accommodation on HB basis (breakfast & dinner)
  • Transportation in an A/C Car (Up to 02 Pax) / A/C Micro van (03 - 06 Pax)/A/C Mini coach (06-12Pax)
  • Airport Transfers.
  • Entrance tickets for all activities mentioned above
  • Jeeps for safaris where mentioned
  • Government Taxes.

THE TOUR EXCLUDES:

  • Tips and porterage.
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Lunch & Beverages
  • Flights & Visas
  • Early check-in & Early checkout charges
  • Optional Activities

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