8 Days from$1625 p/p in USD
Guided, Small Group
Budget, Mid Range
This special expedition visits Wilpattu National Park, known for its leopards and sloth bears; Minneriya National Park, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Sri Lanka; Sigiriya, a world renowned archaeological site; and Mirrissa on the southern most tip of Sri Lanka to see dolphins and whales. For a small island nation, Sri Lanka is extremely bio-diverse and is blessed with several national parks, hill country and magnificent coast line with plenty of opportunities to see wildlife. Contact us for the next departure date.
Safari types:Dolphin Safari, Guided Safari, Whale Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Wilpattu National Park, Minnieyera National Park, Chilaw, Mirissa, Sigiriya Archeological Site
Wildlife:Leopard, Elephant, Sloth Bear, Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Toque Macaque, Golden Palm Civet, Birds, Dolphin, Whale
Activities:Game Drive, Whale Watching
Getting around:Transfer Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Colombo
Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea The island is home to many cultures, languages and ethnicities. The majority of the population are from the Sinhalese ethnicity, while a large minority of Tamils have also played an influential role in the island’s history. Sri Lanka is one of 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world. Although the country is relatively small in size, it has the highest biodiversity density in Asia. Sri Lanka has declared 24 wildlife reserves, which are home to a wide range of native species such as Asian elephants, leopards, sloth bears, the unique small loris, a variety of deer, the purple-faced langur, the wild boar, porcupines and Indian pangolins. Sri Lanka is home to over 250 types of resident birds, it has declared several bird sanctuaries in the last few years.
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,625 per person
Please contact us to find out the next departure date
- Accommodation as per the hotels/resorts as per the itinerary
- All meals
- Full Day safari at Wilpattu National Park on shared basis
- Wildlife Permits
- Whale Watching at Mirssia
- Visit to Sigiriya Archaeological site
- Airport pick and drop
- Road transportation throughout the trip
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
- Visa cost
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Jehan Numa Wilderness Expeditions‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Jehan Numa Wilderness Expeditions‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
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Day by Day Overview
On arrival at Bandaranayaka International Airport in Colombo, you will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality. A representative from BAURS Travels will welcome you at the airport and you proceed to Chilaw (approx. travel time 1 hr). Check-in to the Anantaya Resort & Spa after the journey. Inaugurated with the vision of delivering an unrivalled and luxurious coastal retreat to the discerning holiday seeker of today, Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw warmly welcomes you to an experience that is refreshingly Sri Lankan. Seen as a strategic initiative of Laugfs Leisure Limited, Anantaya affords a memorable stay blanketed in serenity and luxury.
Dinner & overnight stay at Anantaya Resort and Spa
After breakfast, proceed to Wilpattu National Park for a half day safari (approx. 4 hrs). In the evening check-in to Big Game Camp in Wilpattu. This camp is located close to the southern boundary of Wilpattu National Park, adjoining a lake and surrounded by bush forest. Being this close to the park feels like being inside the park itself. Enjoy alfresco meals near the lake, amongst the serenity of nature. There is plenty of wildlife within the campsite wandering across from the park itself. The camp is visited by elephants and has a very rich birdlife.
Dinner and overnight stay at Big Game Camp
Wilpattu National Park is among the oldest and most important of protected areas in Sri Lanka, located in the northwest coast dry lowland zone. Wilpattu is among the top national parks in the world renowned for its leopard population. There are many types of vegetation found here and 31 species of mammals have been identified as well as abundant bird life. The unique feature of Wilpattu National Park is the existence of ‘willus’ which are natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater
Dinner & overnight stays at Big Game Camp
After breakfast proceed to Minneriya National Park to stay in Hotel Sigiriana, a tranquil luxury resort in the heart of Dambulla surrounded by paddy fields and orchards with modern amenities at your fingertips. Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka offers an authentic experience of Sri Lanka in the most luxurious setting hidden away in the jungle. You will leave in a state of complete rejuvenation in body, mind and soul.
Minneriya National Park, located in Sri Lanka’s North Central Province, was designated as a national park in 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for this declaration is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in the third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in the forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa and Trincomalee districts.
Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel Sigiriana
After breakfast start to climb to Sigiriya Archeological Site. The 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which is a World Heritage Site, was built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The ‘Lion Rock’ is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned Water Gardens ring the base of the Rock.
In the evening proceed to Twenty-Two Weligamabay in Mirissa (max 6 hrs). Mirissa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District of the Southern Province. It is approximately 150 km south of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 4 metres above sea level. Mirissa’s beach and nightlife make it a popular tourist destination.
Dinner & overnight stay at Twenty-Two Weligambay
Head off on a whale and dolphin watching excursion off the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback and the blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you. The ideal location for whale watching is Dondra Point (Mirissa).
Dinner & overnight stay at Twenty-Two Weligambay
After breakfast, proceed to Colombo International Airport in time for your departure flight (approx. travel time 2½ to 3 hrs).