Highlights of Wildlife

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13 Days 12 Nights

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Daily Tour

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Our 13-day wildlife and sightseeing tour commences with a warm greeting from our tour guide at the airport, where the adventure officially begins. From that point on, you will be immersed in an infinite stream of breathtaking experiences, ranging from incredible wildlife to some of Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist hotspots and cities. Wildlife hotspots such as Wilpattu National Park, Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary, Kaudulla National Park, Minneriya National ParkHorton Plains National Park, Galway,s National Park, Udawalawe National Park, and Yala National Park are featured. At the same time, historical sites like Sigiriya and Kandy are also included. Apart from that, beach towns (Negombo, Mirissa and Bentota) provide you with a pleasant, adventurous time on the beach while also providing you with gorgeous sunsets.

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  • Negombo
  • Wilpattu National Park
  • Kaudulla National Park
  • Sigiriya
  • Minneriya National Park
  • Kandy
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Horton Plains National Park
  • Ella
  • Udawalawa National Park
  • Yala National Park
  • Mirissa
  • Hikkaduwa
  • Bentota

<span> Day 1 </span> Airport - Negombo

Welcome to the breathtaking lovely paradise of Sri Lanka. Our team representative will pick you
from the Colombo International Airport (CMB). Then proceed to Negombo. You can enjoy the
rest of the day at leisure to relax.

<span> Day 2 </span> Negombo - Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary - Wilpattu

After breakfast proceeds to Wilpattu. Enroute visit Anawilundawa bird sanctuary. This is
generally unknown of outside of bird watching circles. Indeed, there are over 150 species of
birds known to inhabit the sanctuary. A total of 20 species of mammals have also been recorded
here, including the Toque Monkey, five threatened species of Slender Loris, Rusty Spotted Cat,
Fishing Cat and the Indian Otter. 74 species of butterflies are also known to breed here.

Evening, you will be escort to the Wilpattu National Park. Wilpattu is the largest national park in
Sri Lanka. Wilpattu national park is well worth as a standalone attraction as it records the
second-highest leopard density in Sri Lanka, after Yala. Wilpattu national park is home to 31
mammals including the Sri Lankan sloth bear, water buffalo, spotted deer, ruddy mongoose,
mugger crocodile, Bengal monitors, and mouse deer, all of which are threatened species.

<span> Day 3 </span> Wilpattu - Kaudulla - Sigiriya

After breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed to Sigiriya. En route visit Kaudulla National Park. Kaudulla national park is one of the best places in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants. Altogether, Kaudulla records 24 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles, 26 species of freshwater fish and 160 species of birds. Endangered mammals list at Kaudulla include the Sri Lankan leopard, Sri Lankan sloth bear, wild boar, mouse deer, spotted deer and albino axis deer.

Afternoon you will proceed to Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Sigiriya, a UNESCO
World Heritage Site, is one of the world’s greatest examples of ancient architecture, showcases
ageless Sri Lankan ingenuity in the shape of fortified moats and beautiful water gardens with
sophisticated irrigation systems typical of our early kings.

<span> Day 4 </span> Sigiriya - Minneriya - Dambulla - Sigiriya

After breakfast, and you will be taken to Minneriya National Park. Minneriya Nationa park located in
the district of Polonnaruwa (Pulathisi Pura) of North Central Province Sri Lanka middle of Sri
Lanka's cultural triangle, is well known for its amazing elephant gathering which is one of Asia's
best animal experiences.

Afternoon, you will be escort to Dambulla golden rock cave temple. Dambulla Cave Temple is unarguably the most famous tourist attraction in Dambulla. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temple is home to the best-preserved cave complex in Sri Lanka.

<span> Day 5 </span> Sigiriya - Kandy

After breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed to Kandy. Firstly, you will proceed to temple
of the tooth relic. This temple houses the venerated left canine Tooth of the Buddha. It is a
UNESCO world heritage site and one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist
world. Thousands of pilgrims regularly visit Kandy in memory of Buddha, which gives the city a
religious atmosphere.

Afternoon, you will be taken to Peradeniya Royal botanical garden. The gardens are home to
over 4000 separate types of plants, known to be among the largest in Asia. The highlight is the
impressive array of Orchid and the majestic line of palm trees. In addition to a variety offlowering plant species, there is also a wide array of medicinal plants and herbs that can be found
around the gardens during your stroll. After that, you will be able to enjoy a city tour and cultural

<span> Day 6 </span> Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En route visit
Udawaththakele Forest Reserve.

Afternoon you will be taken to Galway’s Land National Park. Sri Lanka is home to a staggering
number of national parks. There are just a few well-known national parks in the city, and
Galway’s Land National Park is one of the smallest. Biodiversity is created as a result of the
coexistence of several exotic birds and animals. If you like being in the middle of nature, this is a
must-see in Nuwara Eliya. There are roughly 20 uncommon migratory bird species and 30 local
species in the park, spread across 27 acres.

<span> Day 7 </span> Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains National Park

After breakfast, and you will be taken to Horton Plains. Horton Plains Trekking is all about
walking through spellbinding grasslands, cloud forests, and evergreen forests. Trekking in
Horton Plains takes you closer to an array of flora and fauna. About 750 plant species, 87 bird
species, 24 mammal species, and nine reptile species to explore through trekking in stunning
Horton Plains.

<span> Day 8 </span> Nuwara Eliya - Ella

One of Ella’s wonders is the Ella Rock. Ella rock is a huge rocky peak that looms over Ella
town. It is a moderate level tropical hike. The views from the top of Ella rock on a clear day are
nothing less than rewarding. Little Adam’s peak is a pyramid-shaped rock located opposite the
relatively huge Ella rock. Nonetheless, it offers amazing views of the Ella rock, Rawana falls and
surrounding valleys.
Afternoon you will proceed to Demodara nine arch bridge. This beautiful colonial railway
bridge made of brick, which is a really nice place for photo lovers. When one stands underneath
it and looks up there is a beautiful sight of ‘nine skies’ through the nine arches, hence it’s called
as Nine Skies Bridge.

<span> Day 9 </span> Ella - Udawalawa National Park

After breakfast proceed to Udawalawa National Park. En route visit Rawana Water Fall and
Rawana Cave. The demon deity Ravana is believed to have taken refuge in the Ravana Falls and
the surrounding caverns. Many tourists are drawn to this Ella destination by its intriguing tales
and beautiful surroundings. About 82 feet high, the waterfall cascades in three distinct levels.
After a steep rock climb, you’ll reach the third tier, where you’ll be rewarded with stunning
views of the surrounding lush greens and rocky terrain.

After you will proceed to Udawalawa national Park. Udawalawe National Park which is one of
the best places in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants. An Asian elephant herd, no less than 250, is
permanently residing at Udawalawe national park. The park is capable of sustaining large
numbers of elephants because of its abundant water sources. Hundreds of elephants annually
migrate to the park from nearby protected areas as well. Udawalawe national park was created
for elephants displaced by the construction of the adjoining Udawalawe reservoir.

<span> Day 10 </span> Udawalawa - Yala - Mirissa

After breakfast proceed to Yala National Park. It is a huge land area of lagoons and grasslands,
making it a perfect and lusty living home for various animal species. The Yala Safari takes you
closer to all this glory. Known as the world’s leopard kingdom, Yala is also the home of many
other captivating mammals. Yala National Park Safari is a perfect wildlife experience in all
terms; 215 bird species, 44 mammal species, 47 reptile species, 18 amphibian species, and 21
fish species live in Yala. All these facts and figures are remarkable in any wildlife safari
standards. The elephant herd of Yala may contain up to 350 individuals; again, it is also one of
the highest recorded elephants in one place. About 25 individual leopards wander in block one.

Afternoon you will be taken to Mirissa. You can enjoy the
rest of the evening at leisure to relax.

<span> Day 11 </span> Mieissa Whale Watching

Early morning transfer to whale watching. Mirissa is the number one hotspot for whale watching in Sri Lanka. It is a small fishing village on the south coast of Sri Lanka, in the Matara district. although the best time for whale watching tour is from November to April in Mirissa.

Afternoon, You can enjoy the
rest of the day at leisure to relax.

<span> Day 12 </span> Mirissa - Hikkaduwa - Bentota

After breakfast, you will be taken to Hikkaduwa. Hikkaduwa beach is a beach for revelers and travelers. This colorful beach line is blessed with spectacular sunsets. The best time to visit is from November to April. Hikkaduwa marine national park is also known as the Hikkaduwa coral sanctuary. It is a good place for a swim with your snorkel on. The coral reef is very shallow and is filled with colorful fish. The reef is still recovering from the damage caused by the 2004 tsunami. The current changes after the new breakwater of Hikkaduwa fishing harbor were built caused some havoc in the reef as well. Today it is in a state of regeneration.

Afternoon, you will proceed to Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and Madu River Boat safari. Visiting the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery is the best option to witness a large number of turtles in Sri Lanka. The officials collect and preserve eggs until hatching, making it a world-famous turtle hatchery center. And The river Madu is indeed very rich in biodiversity. The Madu River area around the river is all swampy marshland dominated by mangrove forests and occupies more than 61 hectares or more than 150 acres.

<span> Day 13 </span> Departure

  •  12 nights’ accommodation on BB basis at above mentioned hotels.
  •  Pickup and drop-off at the airport or local hotels.
  •  Transport by air-conditioned vehicle (Car).
  •  Service of an English-speaking driver for the entire tour.
  •  Mineral water during sightseeing tours and overland trips.
  •  All parking and highway chargers.
  •  Fuel & local insurance for the vehicle.
  •  Welcoming and paging in Airport.
  •  All current taxes.
  •  Lunch and Dinner.
  •  Entrance fees to sites.
  •  Cost of water sports, Jeeps and boats.
  •  Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  •  Gratuities (recommended)

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