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Wild World of Sri Lanka IV, The big trip - 25 nights

This is the ultimate wildlife safari tour in “Wild World of Sri Lanka” safari trip series. This is for the hardcore nature enthusiasts, Bird watchers and Wildlife photographers. This tour covers all most all important National Parks and forest reserves in Sri Lanka in terms of good game and bird watching.

In certain parks you will be staying inside the national parks in tented safari camps to maximize the game viewing opportunities. During this trip you will be witnessing many resident, endemic and migratory birds in Sinhraja Rain Forest, Bundala National Park, Kitulgala Makandawa Rain Forest, Anawilundawa Wetlands, Nawadankumala Wetlands, Bundala National Park and Kalpitiya Lagoon. Blue Whales and Dolphins in the Indian Ocean of the coast of Mirissa. Big mammals such as Leopards, Elephants and Bears in Yala, Udawalawe and Wilpattu National Park.

Accommodation options are selected on character and ease of access to game viewing areas and parks. Whale and Dolphin watching is a seasonal activity during mid November to end of April, for other periods this can be switched with another activity.

Day 01

Meet with our driver in Colombo

Transfer to Sinharaja Rain Forest in Deniyaya side – 4 to 5 hours drive approximately

Afternoon walk to arboretum at Sinharaja Rain Forest Eco Lodge

Dinner and overnight stay in Sinharaja Rain Forest Eco Lodge

Day 02

Early morning bird watching trail

Breakfast at the hotel

Trek in Sinharaja Rain Forest for Birding

Dinner and overnight stay in Sinharaja Rain Forest Eco Lodge

Day 03

Early morning bird watching trail

Breakfast at the hotel

Trek in Sinharaja Rain Forest for Birding

Night trek in the vicinity of Sinharaja Rain Forest Eco Lodge to see Nocturnal species

Dinner and overnight stay in Sinharaja Rain Forest Eco Lodge

Day 04

Early morning bird watching trail

Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer to Mirissa – 3 hours drive approximately

Evening at leisure by the beach

Dinner and overnight stay at Paradise Beach Club Hotel in Mirissa

Day 05

Morning Whale watching trip in the Indian Ocean at 6.30 AM

Back to the shore by noon

Transfer to Kalamatiya bird sanctuary for a catamaran ride in the lagoon for a bird watching trip (4 to 6 PM) – 1 ½ hours drive approximately.

Dinner and overnight stay at Paradise Beach Club Hotel in Mirissa

Day 06

Morning Whale watching trip in the Indian Ocean at 6.30 AM

Back to the shore by noon

Transfer to Tissamaharama (Yala) – 3 hours drive approximately

Dinner and overnight stay in Chandrika Hotel in Tissamaharama

Day 07

Morning safari in Bundala National Park at 6 AM for bird watching with a picnic breakfast (Advisable to check out from the hotel in time for safari)

Lunch at our border camp in Yala

Transfer to Yala National Park with the afternoon safari at 3 PM in Yala

Dinner and overnight stay in safari camp inside Yala National Park

Day 08

Full day safari in Yala National Park with picnic breakfast and lunch from 6 AM to 6 PM

Dinner and overnight stay in Yala Safari camp inside Yala National Park

Day 09

Full day safari in Yala National Park with picnic breakfast and lunch from 6 AM to 6 PM

BBQ Dinner and overnight stay in Yala Safari camp inside Yala National Park

Day 10

Morning safari in Yala National Park at 6 AM

Back to the camp for breakfast by 10 AM

Checkout and transfer to Buttala – 2 hours drive approximately

Lunch at Tree Tops Jungle Lodge

In the afternoon, after 4 pm go with in house tracker team on a walk in the vicinity of the camp. You will see more of the camp surroundings, be introduced to the main elephant tracks and would get more understanding of the wild nature of the place. Return at 6 pm. Get ready for the evening; hurricane lamps will be placed outside your room. A sun downer is served around 6.30 pm

Dinner is served around 8 pm under the moon or the canopy of stars

Overnight stay at Tree Tops Jungle Lodge

Day 11

Breakfast at the lodge

Around 9 am start on a walk that will take you inside the dry zone, mature and tall virgin forest. As soon as you are under the forest cover the air is different and cool. This is a protected forest connected to the Yala National Park, about 7 km further to south. Walking on animal tracks, we may see signs from the previous nights’ activity. We might come across footprints of sloth bear and paw marks of leopard as well as wild elephants’ footprints. All dry zone forest birds can be spotted in this forest. There are still ebony trees here, a rare tree to see in the forest today. We might make a small trek up on a mountain, to an open rock place from where you’ll see a panoramic view to the east and south. All jungle, in fact you can see into an almost complete overview of the total Yala National Park. Return to the camp around 11–11.30 am

Lunch at the lodge

In the afternoon around 4.15 pm start on an excursion to the lakes in close proximity to the camp. Stay for some time at a lake; enjoy the scenery and the birdlife unfolding. With a bit of luck, elephants can be observed drinking water. Get back to camp around 5.45 pm in time for a shower before the 6.30 sun downer

Dinner and overnight stay at Tree Tops Jungle Lodge

Day 12

Breakfast at the lodge

Recommended is to try to 'do nothing' but follow the natural rhythms of the jungle. Relax and listen to the sounds. There's a small library with books about the Sri Lankan elephant, nature, and history. The local staff is highly skilled in the art of interpreting the signs of nature and visitors could learn to understand some of the sounds and smells of the jungle

Lunch at the lodge

If you still want to be active, we can make similar walks as described for the first day but slightly different. Planning of walks always depends on the movement of wildlife.

Dinner and overnight stay at Tree Tops Jungle Lodge

Day 13

Breakfast at the lodge

Transfer to Udawalawe National Park – 4 hours drive approximately

Lunch at Udawalawe Safari camp

Afternoon safari at 3 PM in Udawalawe National Park

Dinner and overnight stay at Udawalawe Safari Camp inside Udawalawe National Park

Day 14

Morning safari in Udawalawe National Park at 6 AM

Back to the camp for breakfast

Relax at the camp by the river

Lunch at the camp

Afternoon safari in Udawalawe National Park at 3 PM

Back to the camp for BBQ dinner and overnight stay at Udawalawe Safari Camp inside Udawalawe National Park

Day 15

Morning safari in Udawalawe National Park at 6 AM

Back to the camp for breakfast

Check out and transfer to Kitulgala – 3 hours drive approximately

Dinner and overnight stay in Plantation Hotel in Kitulgala

Day 16

Morning bird watching trail in Makandawa Forest in Kitulgala (Refreshments will be provided)

Back to the hotel for breakfast

Afternoon bird watching trail in Makandawa Forest in Kitulgala (refreshments will be provided)

Dinner and overnight stay in Plantation Hotel in Kitulgala

Day 17

Breakfast at Hotel

Transfer to Habarana – 4 hours drive approximately

Relax in the afternoon or visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress (Optional)

Dinner and overnight stay in Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana

Day 18

Nature trail in Habarana Jungle for bird watching

Breakfast at the hotel

Safari in Minneriya National Park to see large herds of Elephants at 3 PM

Dinner and overnight stay in Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana

Day 19

Nature trail in Sigiriya Jungle for bird watching

Breakfast at the hotel

Safari in Minneriya National Park to see large herds of Elephants at 3 PM

Night safari in Habarana Jungle at 8 PM

Dinner and overnight stay in Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana

Day 20

Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer to Wilpattu – 1 ½ hours drive approximately

Lunch at Palpatha Eco Lodge

Do some bird watching in Palpatha Eco Lodge’s garden

Dinner and overnight stat at Palpatha Eco Lodge in Wilpattu

Day 21

Full day safari in Wilpattu National Park with picnic meals from 6 AM to 6 PM

Dinner and overnight stat at Palpatha Eco Lodge in Wilpattu

Day 22

Bird watching in the garden of Papatha Eco Lodge

Breakfast at the lodge

Transfer to Kalpitiya – 2 hours drive approximately

Dinner and overnight stay at Bar Reef Resort in Kalpitiya

Day 23

Dolphin watching trip in the Indian Ocean at 6.30 AM

Back to the shore by noon

Relax in the afternoon

Dinner and overnight stay at Bar Reef Resort in Kalpitiya

Day 24

Transfer to Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary early morning at 5.30 AM with picnic meals

Back to the hotel

In the afternoon visit Nawadankulama Bird sanctuary

Dinner and overnight stay at Bar Reef Resort in Kalpitiya

Day 25

Dolphin watching trip in the Indian Ocean at 6.30 AM

Back to the shore by noon

Lagoon trip in Kalpitiya Lagoon

Dinner and overnight stay at Bar Reef Resort in Kalpitiya

Day 26

Breakfast at the hotel

Transfer to Colombo – 3 to 4 hours drive approximately

Wild World of Sri Lanka

IV Tour Route

US$ 5050

For per person on double sharing basis

Places of visit during this trip

Sinharaja Rain Forest

Mirissa

Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary

Bundala National Park

Yala National Park

Buttala, buffer zone of Yala National Park

Udawalawe National Park

Makandawa Rain Forest in Kitulgala

Habarana Jungle

Minneriya National Park

Wilpattu National Park

Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary

Nawadankulama Bird Sanctuary

Kalpitiya Lagoon

Animals that can be seen during this trip

Blue Whales

Sperm Whales

Dolphins

Leopards

Elephants

Sloth Bear

Primates

Spotted Deer

Crocodiles

Many endemic, resident and migratory birds

Key highlights of this trip

Birds in Sinharaja Rain Forest

Leopards in Yala National Park

Elephants in Udawalawe National Park

Sloth bears in Yala

Blue and Sperm Whales in the Indian Ocean

Dolphins in the Indian Ocean

Many varieties of endemic, resident and migratory birds

Tented safari camping experience

Boat trip in the Indian Ocean to see Whales

Night safari in Habarana jungle

Large herds of Elephants in Minneriya National Park

Accommodation and meals during this trip

Three nights in Sinharaja Rain Forest Eco Lodge on half board basis

Two nights in Paradise Beach Club in Mirissa on half board basis

One night in Chandrika hotel on half board basis

Three nights in Yala Tented safari camp on all inclusive basis

Three nights in Buttala Tree Tops Jungle Lodge on all inclusive basis

Two nights in Udawalawe Tented safari camp on all inclusive basis

Two nights in Kitulgala Plantation Hotel on half board basis

Three nights in Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana on half board basis

Two nights in Palpatha Eco Lodge on all inclusive basis

Four nights in Bar Reef Resort on half board basis

What is included ?

Accommodation in mentioned hotels

Meals as per mentioned meal plans

Air conditioned transfers with an English speaking driver

All mentioned activities and park entrance fees