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Sri Lankan Wildlife Tour” is a special tour for passionate wildlife enthusiasts who specifically aim to see Asian Elephants, Leopard, Sloth Bear, and most of Sri Lankan endemic birds. From lush lowland forests to highland montane habitats, we'll take you on a 7-day journey through the natural habitats of all endemics.  

The tour length is 7 days and it covers the following destinations. 

  • Negombo
  • Diyasaru Wetland Park, Colombo
  • Kithulgala Forest Reserve, and Seethawaka Wet zone Botanic
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Horton Plains National Park
  • Hakgala Botanic Garden & Victoriya Park
  • Yala National Park
  • Udawalawa National Park
  • Sinharaja Rain Forest (Kudawa entrance)

Following is the proposed itinerary. But, this tour can be customized to fit your needs, interests, and budget.


Day 1

Birding at Diyasaru Wetland Park

On arrival, to be met by our English-speaking Guide.

Travel to Diyasaru Wetland Park, Have beakfast and do birding till 10 am.Then travel to Kithulgala

Overnight Stay at Kithulgala

Day 2

Birding at Kithulgala Forest Reserve

Fullday birding at Kithulgala Forest (Makandawa) Reserve and in the evening, birding at the village setup. You can see 6-10 endemic birds and 50+ resident birds.

Overnight Stay at Kithulgala

Day 3

Birding at Hakgala Botanical Garden, Nuwara Eliya

Transfer to Nuwara Eliya (highlands). After lunch, do birding at Hakgala Botanical Garden. Target will be to see highland endemic birds.

Overnight Stay at Nuwara Eliya

Day 4

Birding in Horton Plains National Park

Early morning, we'll checkout and visit Horton Plains for birding. You can see Sambar deer and rare endemic brids in here.
Travel to Tissa through Ella.

Overnight Stay at Tissamaharama

Day 5

Safari at Yala National Park

Yala is famouse for elusive leopards and sloth bears. Early morning at 5.30 am we will visit Yala National Park and do Jeep safari with packed breakfast; we will do wild life watching and birding until 10.30 am in Yala National Park and return to hotel for lunch.

After lunch, tranfer to Udawalawe.

Overnight Stay at Udawalawe

Day 6

Udawalawe National Park

We will do a Jeep safari in the Udawalawa
National Park for 3 hours and back to hotel for breakfast. Expected to see Asian Elephants and 120+ dry zone bird species.
After breakfast we checkout and leave to Sinharaja.

In the evening, we'll do birding in the village setup in Sinharaja. Witness the newly discovered endemic, Serendib Scops-owl.

Overnight Stay at Sinharaja

Day 7

Birding at Sinharaja Rainforest

Sinharaja is home to most of the endemic species. After breakfast, we'll do birding at Sinharaja Rainforest.

After lunch, proceed to the Airport in time.

(Safe trip home)

  • Accommodation (3 star and above) 
  • All meals
  • Transportation (air-conditioned) 
  • English speaking guide 
  • Wildlife specialized guide for safari
  • Entry tickets to excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Liquor
  • Tips

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You can encounter a diverse range of wildlife, including Asian Elephants, leopards, sloth bears, and over 200 species of resident birds, including 25+ endemic bird species found only in Sri Lanka.

The tour spans 7 days, allowing you ample time to explore and immerse yourself in Sri Lanka's wildlife wonders. But we are flexible to give you tailor made plans according to your schedules.

We offer comfortable accommodations (3 to 5 start) in well-selected hotels or lodges that complement the natural beauty of the locations we visit.

Yes, daily meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included, featuring a mix of local Sri Lankan cuisine and international options with one or two tea breaks with refreshments.

Yes, transportation within Sri Lanka, including airport transfers and travel between wildlife destinations, is included in the tour package. Some destinations may have boat rides as well which are also included in the cost.

No special permits are required for this tour. However, it's advisable to consult with your healthcare provider regarding recommended vaccinations before traveling to Sri Lanka.

The best time for wildlife sightings in Sri Lanka is generally from August to April, during the dry season when animals congregate near water sources. However, wildlife can be observed throughout the year.

Yes, this tour is family-friendly, offering opportunities for both adults and children to enjoy and learn about Sri Lanka's rich wildlife. Most of our destinations and hotels are child safe and we take extra care if the child is under 12 years old.

Essentials include comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather, sturdy walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, binoculars, and a camera to capture memorable moments.

Wi-Fi availability may vary depending on the accommodations, but most hotels and lodges offer free Wi-Fi access in common areas.

Local sockets are mainly British standards, and you need to bring adapters or multi plug to charge your phones because most of the Sri Lankan hotels have square pin brackets

When visiting temples, mosques, or any religious sites, it's important to dress modestly, removing shoes and hats before entering and act respectfully.

Yes, we have a ready made first aid kit with us for small accidents and fairly minor health issues, we can quickly arrange any medical assistance if needed for any unexpected reason.

While most expenses such as accommodations, meals, transportation, and guided tours are covered in the tour package, it's advisable to bring some extra money for personal expenses such as souvenirs, optional activities, and tips for guides and drivers. A rough estimate would be around $50 to $100 per person per day for incidental expenses, but this can vary based on individual preferences and spending habits.