Wildlife Tour of Sri Lanka

Enjoy a close-up encounter with Sri Lanka's fascinating wildlife on this exciting five day wildlife tour.

This four night, five day Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour offers the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of interesting wildlife. Spot elusive leopards in Wilpattu National Park, admire the magnitude of Asian elephants in Minneriya National Park and watch the bottle-feeding of elephants at Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage. Other highlights include visiting Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the ancient ruins of Anuradhapura.

Tour highlights

    - Spot leopards in Wilpattu National Park

    - Explore the ancient ruins of Anuradhapura and see the oldest tree on earth

    - Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya Rock Fortress

    - See elephants and birds on a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park

    - Visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage and watch the elephants being bottle-fed

Itinerary

Day 1

Airport / Anuradhapura

Upon arriving at Colombo International Airport, you will be met by a professional representative and transferred in an air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Overnight in Anuradhapura.

Day 2

Anuradapura / Wilpattu / Anuradapura

Visit Wilpattu National Park, known for its “Willus” (natural lakes formed out of rainwater) and impressive leopard population. At 131,693 hectares, it’s the largest and oldest national park in Sri Lanka. Look out for common reptiles like monitor lizard, mugger crocodile, common cobra, and pond turtle. Continue to Anuradhapura for a tour of the ruins, home to the largest number of ancient monuments of a great civilisation. Visit Sri Maha Bodhi, the oldest tree on earth which draws Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. Other highlights include the Samadhi Buddha, the Ruwanveli Seya Dagoba with its famous elephant wall from 2nd century BC, and the Thuparama Dagoba from the 3rd century BC. Overnight in Anuradhapura.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3

Anuradapura / Sigiriya / Dambulla

Visit the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress located in the heart of Sri Lanka. Built in the 5th century, Sigiriya Rock, also known as Lion Rock, is an amazing feat of engineering, rising 200 metres above the surrounding landscape. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, Sigiriya Rock is the best preserved city of the first millennium in Asia. Have a look at the evidence of complex urban planning at the base of the rock and the irrigation skills involved in the palace on the summit. Overnight in Dambulla.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4

Dambulla / Minneriya National Park / Dambulla

Enjoy an early morning bird watching programme with an expert Nature Guide in front of Sigiriya Rock Fortress and trek through the surrounding lakeside forest area. Keep an eye out for birds such as the Indian cuckoo, Purple sunbird, Thick-billed flowerpecker and the Greater Racket-tailed drongo. Head back to your hotel for breakfast before embarking on a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park. Enjoy fascinating game viewing with elephant and birds gathering around the ancient Minneriya Tank. Overnight in Dambulla.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5

Dambulla / Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage / Airport

A visit to Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is the perfect way to end off your trip. Home to young elephants that have been displaced from their natural habitat, the orphanage is a great place to enjoy a close encounter with these gentle giants. Watch the elephants being fed milk from handheld bottles before departing for the airport for your flight home.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Pricing

4 night tour 1st March 2017 - 31st October 2017

Supplements

Single supplement will apply - please call for price

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