Walking tour with local experts trained by Dudley Fernando
Luxury Camping & Trekking in the Sinharaja Rain Forest
Dolphin & whale watching boat cruise (December - April)
Morning & Evening Leopard Safari
Explore the local wonders of the UNESCO World Heritage Site
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Escorted private tour - Nightly accommodation in 3-4 star standard hotels with breakfast
1 Night tented safari camping
Guided walking tour in Colombo, by famous Dudley Fernando & Experts
Entrance fees to all the mentioned attractions
Transport in luxury air-conditioned Vehicle
English Speaking Driver Guide
Sinharaja & Yala National Park Safari Jeep Hire
Bottled water & Free WiFi
Supplement charges for the festive seasons if applicable (Xmas & New Year Season)
What you can expect
Outside Africa, no other country or even continent for that matter can boast of the five big and enigmatic creatures with an exceptional strike rate of sightings as Sri Lanka can.This exotic Sri Lanka wildlife tour lets you step into the depths of the Sinharaja rainforest and Yala.
DAY 1 -Airport (Katunayake) -Colombo
You will be picked up from Airport or your hotel in Kalutara, Mt Lavinia, Negombo. (Pick up time and place, are flexible)
Don't miss the opportunity to explore the city by foot with an local expert trained by “Dudley Fernando”.
DAY 2 -Colombo–Sinharaja
Drive pass busy cities and villages as locals go about their day to day activities.
DAY 3 - Sinharaja
You are based in the midst of Sinharaja, Sri Lanka’s last surviving area of primary tropical rainforest. Enjoy both a morning and evening private bird watching trek in the Sinharaja Rain Forest led by a naturalist guide.
DAY 4 - Sinharaja-Mirissa
Explore the local wonders of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the 17th century Dutch fort. The ancient port city of Galle is Sri Lanka’s oldest living city and retains a unique old-world atmosphere. Get immersed in the old colonial feel in this maze of cobbled pathways lined by petite town houses. Continue south to the bay of Mirissa. During the drive witness a curious feature – the stilt fishermen of Weligama who carefully balance themselves before casting their fishing lines.
DAY 5 - Mirissa - Yala
Set off early morning on your expedition accompanied by the naturalist guide. As you set off on the boat cruise, listen to the cacophony of tunes created by spinner dolphins, travelling in pods. In the deeper waters, you will spot the blue whales travelling in groups. As you venture further out are the sperm whales that travel in solitude.
DAY 6 - Yala
Set out again on a morning and evening jeep safari accompanied by a naturalist guide. Explore the extensive Yala National Park such as the five lakes.
This safari is a unique opportunity to observe rural agrarian life which is revolving around these water bodies. This visit will enlighten you on the traditional irrigation methods, including intricate canals, channels, locks, some of which are centuries old.
DAY 7 - Yala - Airport
Head back to Airport for a safe journey home. Alternatively, you could always soak up some sun on Sri Lanka’s pristine beaches.
- Around Sri Lanka
- Kalutara Western Province