Sri Lanka Tour Packages- Wildlife Tours
Sri Lanka is famous for its diverse wildlife. National parks are popular for Sri Lanka safari tours. Safari Tours provide a quick and close view of animals. You can click best photographs while doing safari. This is most adventurous task can satisfy you completely. It is very meaningful task while you are on your wildlife tour. Wildlife tour comes under the entire Sri Lanka tour package. It is the best part of the complete package. You cannot take a risk to miss it! This tour duration varies from 13 nights – 15 nights. It depends on the range of area covered by you. So get ready with your cameras and start exploring the wildlife of Sri Lanka. Yala National Parks is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries. This is home to leopards, elephants, monkeys, crocodiles etc. Thousands of bird species are there in the park. Colorful, attractive, different shaped birds are catching the eyeballs of the tourists. Adding to that, there is lot of diversity in plant species as well. This is the best place for Botany students to explore. Spectacular paintings, Buddhist monastery is adding stars to the beauty of the place. Udawalawe National Park was previously used for cultivating purposes. But after sometime it was declared as National Park. It became a shelter for wildlife, plants and birds. Waterbirds and Sri Lankan elephants are the most founded species in the park. While you are on Sri Lanka travel you must visit this site. Reservoir is also present in this site. That’s why it is habitat to Sri Lankan Elephants. It was established in 1995. It was established with the purpose of taking care of elephant calves. Apart from the elephants, rusty- spotted cats, fishing cats are also present in the site. Sinharaja Forest Reserve must be visited during Sri Lanka holidays. It is habitat to mammals , butterflies and reptiles etc. Habarana is the best place for safari when you are out for Sri Lanka holidays. It is habitat for elephants, and if you are animal lover, you can see vast variety of animals over here. You can experience the real jungle camping over here with fire all around. If you want to take a spectacular wildlife safari, you must visit Kandy a city in Sri Lanka. It provides shelter to vast variety of animals and birds. This is the best place to explore and enhance your knowledge related to animals and birds. Monkeys are swinging around, birds are chirping, elephants taking bath in lakes and having grass is a beautiful scene. Rekava is a city based in Sri Lanka where you can check the dolphins and blue whales. It takes half an hour to reach over here from Matara. Its diverse landscapes, coral reefs, wildlife always catch eyeballs. Turtles are all around on Rekawa beaches from November to April. Rekawa Sanctuary is habitat to Marine turtles. Its life is completely peaceful and calm away from modernity which attracts tourists over here. I am damn sure, you must be convinced now that Sri Lanka wildlife tours is must!
Arrival in Colombo- Harbarana (185km/4hrs) Greeted by Sri Lanka Travel Centre representative at the Bandaranaike International Airport and transferred to Habarana, located in the heart of the Cultural Triangle where you will check into the Chaya Village resort. Relax and unwind. Overnight at the resort. (Vehicle for the transfer)
Habarana Begin your wildlife expeditions today.Spend the entire day today at the Minneriya National Park whose geography consists of mixed evergreen forests and scrub areas. The park is the home to sambar deer, reptiles, toque monkeys. One of the key highlights is the huge gatherings of elephants who congregate around the lakes. Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight at the Chaya Village. (Vehicle at disposal)
Habarana – Wasgamuwa (70kms / 2½hrs) Visit the Sigiriya rock fortress today, an awe inspiring palace- cum- fortress sitting atop a 200m rock outcrop. Built in the 5th century by a tyrant king fleeing exile, the fortress, now rated as the eighth wonder of the world, is a jaw-dropping architectural marvel. Travel onwards to Wasgamuwa, bordered by the enchanting Mahaweli and Amban rivers, where you will camp out in the wild for the night. Overnight stay. (Vehicle at disposal)
Wasgamuwa Board an open-topped four-wheel drive jeep and enjoy a jungle safari ride n the morning. After the safari, you will return to the campsite for a refreshing wash in the river (or the camp shower..!). Have lunch in the campsite and spend the afternoon at leisure. Later you could enjoy another evening ride of the park before returning to the campsite for dinner and your overnight stay.
Wasgamuwa – Kandy (140km/4hrs) After breakfast proceed to Kandy. Enroute, you could pay a visit to the Veddah tribal Village in Dambana . On arrival in Kandy visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. You could also enjoy a Cultural show in town featuring traditional Kandyan dance performances. Check into the Chaya citadel for your overnight stay. (Vehicle for transfer)
Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (80km/2.5hrs) Travel to the lush green hills of Nuwara Eliya.You could choose to travel by train, which will take you through some stunning hill country. Alternatively, you could also travel by car, visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens and the stunning Ramboda Falls enroute. You could also visit a tea factory and a plantation, where guided tours are available. Continue to tea hills of Nuwara Eliya and take a tour of the Little English Town. Check in to the St. Andrews hotel for your overnight stay.
Nuwara Eliya – Udawalawe (125km/ 3hrs) Leave the hotel early in the morning and proceed to visit the Horton Plains. There are also 87 species of birds, including many migratory kinds. Baker’s Falls, Chimney Pool and the proverbial World’s End are some of the other attractions of the plains. After the excursion you will head south to Udawalawe. On your way you will visit the Elephant Transit Home, located just outside Udawalawe National Park. You will then travel in to the park by jeep and arrive in your campsite, where you will spend the night. (Vehicle for transfer)
Day 08 : Udawalawe
Board the jeep early in the morning and take a safari tour of the park
Udawalawe – Yala (140kms / 3½hrs) Travel to Yala and check into your hote
Day 10 : Yala
You will spend the entire day at Yala National Park. Yala National Park is renowned for the variety of its wildlife, most notably its many elephants, number of leopards, and its finest coastline associated with beautiful coral reefs. It was at this park that Steve Irwin did his feature for the Crocodile Hunter, on the killer Mugger Crocodile. Return to the hotel and spend your evening at leisure. Overnight stay.
Day 11 : Yala – Rekawa (110kms / 2½hrs)
After breakfast proceed along the southern coast to Rekawa
Day 12 : Rekawa
Have breakfast at the campsite and take part in various activities include bird watching. In the evening you could spend time turtle watching. Overnight stay.
Day 13 : Rekawa – Bentota (135kms / 3½hrs)
Travel along the coast to Bentota where you have the option of taking a whale and dolphin watching excursion in Mirissa on the way . Large pods of dolphins are seen regularly, and, in the migration season (April), blue whales can be found just a few miles offshore. You could also visit the city of Galle on your way. Continue to Bentota and check in to the hotel for overnight stay. (Vehicle for the transfer.)
Day 14 : Bentota – Airport
Departure transfer to the airport for your return flight.