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The Wildlife Experience - Sri Lanka

12 Days / 11 Nights, Summer (May – October)

Peacock at Yala National Park

Highlights of the Itinerary:

  • Dolphin watching off Trinconalee
  • Watching 'The Gathering of Elephants' at Minneriya, ranked amongst the world’s top wildlife spectacles
  • Primate watching at Polonnaruwa
  • Climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Seeking highland endemics and going on a scenic nature walk at Horton Plains
  • Guided safaris to Yala National Park in search of larger animals including Leopard, Asian Elephant, Sloth Bear, Jackal and Mugger Crocodile as well as a number of dry-zone bird species

Travel Map


Date Service Accommodation
Day 01

On arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, transfer to Negombo

Spend 01 night at Jetwing Beach, Negombo

Deluxe Room – B&B
Day 02

Morning, leave for Jungle Beach in Trincomalee via Anuradhapura (5½ hour drive). You have the option of going on a guided tour of this ancient capital.
Remainder of the day at leisure.

Spend 02 nights at Jungle Beach, Trincomalee

Lagoon Cabin – B&B
Day 03

Morning, go dolphin off Trincomalee. Blue whales are seen intermittently.

Overnight at Jungle Beach, Trincomalee

Day 04

Morning, leave for Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana (2 ½ hour drive)

Afternoon, visit Minneriya National Park to view 'The Gathering of Elephants'

Spend 02 nights at Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana

Deluxe Room – H/B
Day 05

Morning, visit the ancient ruins in Polonnaruwa with an added focus on looking for primates which include Toque Macaque, Grey Langur and the Purple-faced Leaf Monkey

Afternoon, visit Minneriya National Park to view 'The Gathering of Elephants'

Overnight at the Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana

Deluxe room – H/B
Day 06

Early morning, climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Morning, leave for Jetwing Warwick Gardens in Ambewala passing through Nuwara Eliya (5 ½ hour drive)

Spend 02 nights at Jetwing Warwick Gardens

Jetwing Warwick Gardens

Deluxe Room – B&B

Day 07

Morning, visit Horton Plains National Park in search of highland flora and fauna and trek to World’s End viewpoint

Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at Jetwing Warwick Gardens

Deluxe Room – B&B
Day 08

Morning, leave for Cinnamon Wild in Yala (5 hour drive)

Afternoon safari at Yala National Park

Spend 03 nights at Cinnamon Wild, Yala

Cinnamon Wild

Jungle Chalet – H/B

Day 09-10

Early morning and late afternoon safaris at Yala National Park

Overnight at Cinnamon Wild, Yala

Jungle Chalet – H/B
Day 11

Early morning, one last safari at Yala National Park

Late morning, leave for the Uga Residence, Colombo (6 hour drive)

Spend 01 night at the Uga Residence, Colombo

Park Suite – B&B
Day 12

Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport (1 hour drive)


B&B = Bed and Breakfast Basis
HB = Half Board (Dinner and Breakfast only)

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COST: Please request for rates

Cost per person based on air conditioned car with English speaking naturalist chauffer guide throughout the tour.

For more information
Dive Discovery
1 800 886-7321
(415) 444-5100

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