Wildlife Tour 

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9 Nights/ 10 Days

Day 1

On arrival you will be welcomed by your private chauffeur guide and transferred to the hotel in Negombo for the much needed rest after the long flight.

Day 2

After an early breakfast you will drive to Wilpattu National Park for a jeep safari. The park’s varying natural habitats; coastal belt, natural lakes (villus), rocky outcrops, scrublands, open grasslands and dense forest provide home for numerous species of animals. Among the species are 31 mammals. The biggest draws in Wilpattu are Leopards and Sloth bears. Apart from those two mammals are Asian Elephants, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Jackals, Sambhur, Mouse Deer, Wild Pig, Water Buffalo, and Mugger Crocodiles. Overnight stay will be in an eco lodge in Wilpattu.

Day 3

Your next stop will be in the heart of the famous cultural triangle Sigiriya. Today you will enjoy an evening jeep safari in Minneriya/Kaudulla/Eco National Park depending on where the elephants are during the time of visit. Spend the night in Sigiriya.

Day 4

In the morning, visit Sigiriya rock fortress – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sigiriya was built in the 5th century during the reign of King Kashapa and is probably the most fantastic wonder of Sri Lanka. It is also known as the Lion’s Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace on the summit of the 600‐foot rock. Your next stop will be a visit to a Spice & Herbal garden in the spice capital of Matale. Here you can enjoy an educational tour on Sri Lankan spices and herbs and their Ayurvedic benefits. On arrival visit the most famous temple in Sri Lanka‐The temple of the tooth, and spend the night in Kandy, which is one of the most favourite cities in Sri Lanka.

Day 5

After breakfast leave for Tissamaharama. Today’s drive is one of the most scenic in the country as you pass through tea country with the mountains carpeted in tea, numerous waterfalls and tea pickers. Stop at a tea factory to see the processing. You will drive passing through the vistas of Nuwara Eliya, Bandarawela, and Ella.

Day 6

Today you will enjoy a jeep safari in Yala National Park. Yala offers one of the best chances in Asia to see leopards. Other large animals you may see include elephant, sloth bear, mugger crocodile, wild buffalo, grey langur monkey and mongoose. Birding highlights include the Malabar pied hornbill, painted stork, lesser adjutant and black‐necked stork. You can spend rest of the day in leisure by the hotel pool.

Day 7

After an early breakfast, you will drive to Udawalawe National Park for a jeep safari. The park is most famous for the many elephants that live there, about 400 in total. It is not unusual to see whole herds of adult and young elephants‐ feeding and bathing, or playing in the water. In addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many water buffalos, monitor lizards, sambhur deer, monkeys and occasional leopards, as well as being an exciting location for bird enthusiasts. Afterwards, you will drive to Unawatuna in the southern coast to enjoy your beach stay.

Days 8 - 9

Spend the days in leisure by the beach.

Day 10

Drop off at airport for departure.