Wild Life Tour

Engage in a whirlwind tour of the wildlife of Sri Lanka, as you go on adventurous safaris, visit national parks and witness the magnificence of majestic elephants, reptiles, and birds of all colours!

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Engage in a whirlwind tour of the wildlife of Sri Lanka, as you go on adventurous safaris, visit national parks and witness the magnificence of majestic elephants, reptiles, and birds of all colours!

Days

Nights

Itinerary

Day 1
  • AIRPORT / NEG-NEGOMBO HOTEL

PM:

  • Welcome on Arrival at the Colombo International Airport, by a Representative of Luxe Asia and proceed to Negombo. Check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Overnight stay in Kaluthara.

Day 2
    • NEG-NEGOMBO HOTEL

Lunch at the Local Restaurant

Dinner & Overnight stay at the Negombo Hotel

  • Lunch at the Local Restaurant
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the Negombo Hotel

After Breakfast visit Muthurajawela Wet Land

In Sri Lanka there are many types of wetland, as estuaries, lagoons, sea grass beds, mangroves and marshes. These areas are of immense environmental, economic and social importance, yet not valued by most. Part of the marsh known as Muthurajawela near Negombo is a protected area open to the public. Muthurajawela literally means “swamp of pearls” in Sinhalese.

There was probably an ancient legend connected with royalty and hoards of plundered riches that earned it this name Muthurajawela and it is definitely a treasure trove, not of pearls, but of natural wonders fighting to survive at the edge of a city. A trip by boat makes an exploration of the marsh and seeing the rich bird life and a rare reptile.

Muthurajawela literally means “swamp of pearls” in Sinhalese. There was probably an ancient legend connected with royalty and hoards of plundered riches that earned it this name Muthurajawela and it is definitely a treasure trove, not of pearls, but of natural wonders fighting to survive at the edge of a city. A trip by boat makes an exploration of the marsh and seeing the rich bird life and a rare reptile. Muthurajawela marsh is believed to have originated around 5,000 BCE.

Day 3
  • NEG/ANU/WILPATTU/ANU
    • After Breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed to Wilpattu
    • Lunch at the Local Restaurant
    • Evening visit Wilpattu National Park for Half a Day Safari.

AM:

  • After the safari proceed to Anuradhapura.
  • Dinner & overnight stay at the Anuradhapura Hotel

Wilpattu National Park (Willu-pattu; Land of Lakes) is a park located on the island of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of “Willus” (Natural lakes) – Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. Located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka. The park is located 30 km west Anuradhapura and located 26 km north of Puttalam (approximately 180 km north of Colombo). The park is 131, 693 hectares and ranges from 0 to 152 meters above sea level. Nearly sixty lakes (Willu) and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka.

Day 4
  • ANU/HABARANA

AM:

  • After Breakfast proceed to Habarana
  • Lunch at the Local Restaurant
  • Evening do Elephant Back ride in Habarana
  • Dinner and Overnight stay at the Habarana/Sigiriya Hotel
Day 5
  • HABARANA/MINNERIYA/HABARANA
  • Lunch at the Local Restaurant

After Breakfast, proceed to Minneriya to view the gathering of the Elephants. Large numbers of Sri Lankan Elephants are attracted to grass fields on the edges of the reservoir during the dry season .The Minneriya tank contributes to sustain a large herd of elephants. Individuals of elephants gathered here is numbering around 150-200. Some reports account number of elephants to as high as 700. They migrate here from Wasgamuwa National Park and benefited from food andshelter of the park’s forest. Tourists visit Minneriya largely because of elephants, especially in dry season.

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Day 6
  • HABARANA / KANDY/ NUWARA ELIYA

AM:

    • After breakfast, set out to Nuwara Eliya via Kandy. On arrival in Kandy visit the Kandy Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, one of the most venerated places by Buddhist in Sri Lanka, and all over the world. The Dalada Maligawa as it is also know enshrines the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Gautama Buddha.
    • Lunch at the Local Restaurant

PM:

  • Return to the Habarana hotel for Dinner and Overnight stay.
Day 7
  • NUWARA ELIYA / UDAWALAWE

AM:

    • After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Udawalawe.
    • Lunch at the Local Restaurant

PM:

  • On arrival in Udawalawe, check in to the hotel and proceed to take an afternoon safari at the Udawalwe National Park. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir.Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Dinner & overnight stay at the Udawalawe Hotel
Day 8
  • UDAWALWE / YALA

AM:

    • After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed to Yala .
    • Lunch at the Local Restaurant

PM:

  • On arrival in Yala take an afternoon safari in the Yala National Park. The second largest national park in Sri lanka Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and, along with Wilpattu it was one of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its variety of wild animals. It is important for the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds.
  • After the safari, check in to the hotel for Dinner and Overnight stay at the Yala Hotel
Day 9
  • YALA / BUNDALA /KUDAWELA / GALLE

AM:

    • After an early breakfast, ( or packed breakfast) proceed to Bundala National Park. Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Bundala harbors 197 species of Birds, the highlight being the Greater Flamingo, which migrate in large flocks.[1] Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesignated to a national park on 4 January 1993.[2] In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be Declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka.
    • Lunch at the Local Restaurant

PM:

  • En-route visit the Kudawella Blow Hole, a site breathtakingly mysterious. Volumes of sea water whistle through a natural fine hole from beneath a massive rock in the sea. Located on a rock about 40 ft above sea level, this magnificent site was first discovered after a close scrutiny of photographs taken from the sea. In addition you will also find souvenir shops with a variety of local handicrafts and ornaments made out of sea shells and other marine findings.
  • Continue on the journey to Wadduwa.
  • On arrival, check in to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10
  • WADDUWA/ COLOMBO/ AIRPORT/ DEPARTURE

AM:

    • After Breakfast Morning at leisure at the hotel. 12 noon, checkout from the hotel and proceed to Colombo.
    • Lunch at the Local Restaurant

PM:

  • On arrival in Colombo, take a tour of the Colombo city and if required spend a few hours doing some souvenir shopping for friends and family back home.
  • Dinner at the Local Restaurant
  • Next proceed to a Local Restaurant for Dinner and then transfer to the Airport for Departure.

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