Explore the natural world of this unique island in search of some of world’s largest mammals, the Blue Whale and Sri Lankan elephant
Flight - 1 night
Negombo - 1 night
Dambulla - 2 nights
Nuwara Eliya - 2 nights
Wellawaya - 2 nights
Galle - 2 nights
Sri Lanka is a gem to discover with much more to offer than culture, history and golden sandy beaches. The island’s isolation from the mainland and varied climatic conditions means it is one of the finest environments in Asia for spotting wildlife, with an extensive biodiversity normally only found across an entire continent.
Vast areas of Sri Lanka are protected, with National Parks ideal for spotting wild elephants such as Udawalawe and Hurulu Eco Park included on the tour.
Bird spotting opportunities are in abundance throughout Sri Lanka including the Grey Hornbill, Hanging-parrot, Emerald-collared Parakeet and Small Barbet. Whale watching is a must on the south coast where the Blue Whale forms a distinct resident population.
Countryside & Wildlife Tour
Jules Verne Sightseeing
2 Lunches and 6 Dinners
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 4 – 20
Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Colombo.
Day 2 Transfer to the 4-star Jetwing Lagoon Hotel in Negombo for overnight. (D)
Day 3 Morning bird watching boat trip at Muthurajawela, a wetland ecosystem. Travel to Dambulla (3 ½ hrs) for two nights at the 4-star Paradise Resort & Spa Hotel. (B, D)
Day 4 Optional excursion to Dambulla Cave Temple (approx. $14) or Sigiriya Rock Fortress (approx. $54). Afternoon jeep safari at Hurulu Eco Park. (B, D)
Day 5 Travel to Nuwara Eliya visiting the Botanical Gardens of Kandy en route. Two nights at the 3-star St. Andrews Hotel. (B, L)
Day 6 Visit Moon Plains for spectacular views of the Sri Lankan countryside and nine peaks. Afternoon tour of Gregory Lake. (B)
Day 7 Visit the Elephant Transit Home (3 hrs) which retrieves, rehabilitates and releases orphaned elephants into the wild. Jeep safari at Udawalawe National Park. Travel to Wellawaya area for two nights at the 3-star Jetwing Kaduruketha Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 8 Morning birdwatching excursion at the lake of the hotel grounds. Afternoon excursion to Yala National Park in search of the sloth bear, leopard and wild water buffalo. (B, D)
Day 9 Travel towards Galle. Visit the bio-diverse Kanneliya Forest Reserve. Two nights at the 4-star Le Grand Hotel in Galle. (B)
Day 10 Mirissa whale watching excursion by boat in search of Blue, Sperm, Bryde’s and Pilot whales, plus four types of dolphin. Later, visit a turtle hatchery. (B, D)
Day 11 Return flight to London Heathrow. (B)
All optional excursions are bookable locally.
Optional excursions on day 4 and the Kanneliya Forest Reserve excursion on day 9 involve many steps and steep inclines.
A 4-star hotel located next to the peaceful lagoon area. Restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 55 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
A 4-star hotel nestled in the jungle area of the ancient city of Dambulla. Restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 67 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
A former colonial style country house 4-star hotel, located in the hill country town of Nuwara Eliya. Bar, restaurant and WiFi (free). 56 rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee facilities and satellite TV.
An eco-friendly boutique hotel (3-star equivalent) located in the peaceful village surroundings of Wellawaya. Bar, restaurant, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 25 rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.
Overlooking Galle Fort and the Indian Ocean sits this attractive 4-star hotel with 57 air-conditioned rooms, pool, restaurants, bar, spa and WiFi (free).
Relax at the 4-star Citrus Waskaduwa Hotel, located on the southwest beachfront of Kalutara. Half board included. Enjoy an unspoiled 400m long beach and stunning views over the Indian Ocean. Restaurant, bars, pool, spa and free WiFi. 150 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities and satellite TV.
Day 1 Transfer to the Citrus Waskaduwa for three nights. (B, D)
Day 2 Day at leisure. (B, D)
Day 3 Day at leisure. (B, D)
Day 4 Transfer to the airport for the return flight.
A 4-star resort situated on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, the property boasts an unspoiled 400m long beach and stunning views over the Indian Ocean. Restaurant, bars, pool, spa and free WiFi. 150 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hair dryer, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities and satellite TV.
per person in a twin/double room
SriLankan Airlines from Heathrow
Supplements per person
Single supplement £345
SriLankan Airlines Business Class from £1345
Extension - Kalutara
3 nights £325
Single supplement £215
Full board £15 (per night)
All inclusive £45 (per night)
2 guests - £595 per person
3-4 guests - £295 per person
5-9 guests - £125 per person
10+ guests - No extra charge
Arrival transfer add £30
Departure transfer add £60
Air travel, UK departure taxes, transfers, 9 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 6 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, visa procurement (ETA), optional excursions, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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