Group Tour 8 days from £1365 per person

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  Places Visited: Colombo, Waikkal, Udawalawe, Yala, Galle, Colombo

Discover the remarkable natural diversity of Sri Lanka, from the birds and reptiles in the rainforests to large mammals in the national parks and the abundant marine life in the waters off the south coast. Starting from the Waikkal biosphere, renowned for its endemic birds, this tour visits the Udawalawe and Yala National Parks in search of wild elephants and leopards. Continue to the west of the island to look for blue whales and sperm whales off the coast of Galle and see turtles hatch in Kosgoda, before returning to Colombo.

Yala, leopard

Holiday Types


Travel Arrangements

  • Group Size 6 - 16 people
  • Internal Travel Arrival & departure transfers, internal travel by road
  • Accompanying Guide English-speaking guides and naturalists (accompanying tour escort when minimum group size achieved)
  • Accommodation 7 nights
  • Meal Plan Half Board


Itinerary for Wildlife of Sri Lanka

Day 1
Colombo, Waikkal

Greeted on arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, and transferred to your hotel in Waikkal, an hour’s drive away. Stay overnight at Suriya Resort or similar. Late afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Negombo lagoon to observe the bird life. A welcome dinner is arranged this evening.

Day 2
Waikkal, Udawalawe

Drive to Udawalawe National Park in the morning, visiting en route an elephant shelter. Stay for two nights at Grand Udawalawe or similar.

Day 3

Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris in the park. Udawalawe National Park is a wonderful place to see wild Asian elephants in their natural habitat. The park is home to approximately five hundred elephants. Other wildlife includes sambar deer, water buffalo, jackals and monkeys including the grey langur and the endemic toque macaque. A total of 183 species of birds have been recorded here, some of which are resident and the others, migrant. The endemic Sri Lanka jungle fowl, brown-capped babbler, malabar pied hornbill and the Sri Lanka spurfowl are all excellent sightings for birdwatchers. Of the water birds, the rare osprey and Indian cormorant are also of note.

Day 4
Udawalawe, Yala

After a leisurely breakfast, we drive for about two hours to arrive at Yala National Park. Stay for two nights at Laya Safari or similar

Day 5

Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris in Yala Park. One of Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest national parks, Yala covers an area of 1500 sq km and has one of the highest densities of leopards in the World. The park is home to variety of wildlife including spotted deer, crocodiles, wild boar, wild buffaloes, langurs, peacocks and over 200 species of birds.

Day 6
Yala, Galle

Drive to Weligama in the morning to see stilt fishing, a tradition unique to Sri Lanka. Later drive on to Galle. Stay for two nights at Amari Galle.

Day 7

Today we have an option to visit Mirissa for a whale watching expedition (November to April) or cycling tour through Eluvila bird sanctuary. In the afternoon visit a turtle hatchery at Kosgoda. In the evening enjoy a walk through Galle city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to visit Galle Fort, Maritime Museum, the old Church, the Sun and the Moon bastions and the lighthouse.

Day 8
Galle, Colombo

Today we drive to Colombo airport in the morning to board our return flight home.

Group Tour 8 days from £1365 per person

What's included

✓   7 nights accommodation
✓   Arrival & departure transfers, internal travel by road
✓   English-speaking guides and naturalists (accompanying tour escort when minimum group size achieved)
✓   Meal Plan: Half Board
✓   Entrance fees, game drives and nature activities listed in tour itinerary

Holiday Extensions for this tour

Wildlife of Sri Lanka - Sinharaja Rainforest

3 days, 2 nights from £495 per person

Single supplement £ 115 per person
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Day 8
Galle, Sinharaja

Drive to Deniyaya, a large reserve of virgin rainforest inside Sinharaja national park. Check-in to the Rainforest Edge eco retreat for a two night stay.

Day 9

Spend a day inside the magnificent tropical jungle with your specialist guide to explore the endemic flora and fauna.

Day 10
Sinharaja, Colombo

An early start back to the Bandaranaike International Airport for your onward flight.

Wildlife of Sri Lanka - Waskaduwa Beach Break

4 days, 3 nights from £355 per person

Single supplement £ 295 per person
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Day 8

Drive to Waskaduwa. Stay for three nights at Citrus Waskaduwa. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 9, 10

Day at leisure.

Day 11
Waskaduwa, Columbo

An early start back to the Bandaranaike International Airport for your onward flight.

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