Places Visited: Galle, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Yala National Park, Gal Oya, Dambulla, Mannar, Anamaduwa
With a range of widely contrasting habitats in a relatively compact area, Sri Lanka offers exceptional variety as a wildlife destination. This tour cherry picks all of the island’s top safari and birding hotspots, and strings them into a wonderfully varied two-week trip, during which time you can expect to see leopard, elephant, sloth bear and some of the planet’s most astounding marine mammals, including blue whales and sperm whale (if you plan your trip to coincide with their annual migrations), as well as a wealth of other species.
While the focus of this holiday is squarely on wildlife and bird watching, you’ll also travel through some magnificent mountain and jungle regions, swim in vivid turquoise sea water and explore a wealth of atmospheric ancient monuments and temples.
Most overnight halts featured offer a choice of accommodation – all of it an absolute delight. Whether you’re a wildlife buff or merely travelling with one and looking forward to some down time with a good book while your companion/s are out tracking leopards, we think you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this expertly designed trip.