Overview

Flight - 1 night
Negombo - 1 night
Dambulla - 2 nights
Nuwara Eliya - 1 night
Wellawaya - 2 nights
Galle - 2 nights

WILD SRI LANKA

Explore the natural world of this unique island in search of some of world’s largest mammals, the Blue Whale and Sri Lankan elephant

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.

Key Features

Countryside & Wildlife Tour
Jules Verne Sightseeing
3 Lunches and 6 Dinners
Local Expert Guide
Guaranteed Departure
Group Size: 2 – 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. Tour of Gregory Lake. Overnight at the 3-star St. Andrews Hotel. (B, L)

Day 6 Travel to 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 equivalent Jetwing Kaduruketha Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Morning birdwatching excursion at the lake of the hotel grounds. Afternoon optional excursion to Yala National Park in search of the sloth bear, leopard and wild water buffalo (approx. $90). (B, D)

Day 8 Travel to Tangalle for lunch and visit a turtle hatchery en route to Galle. Two nights at the 4-star Le Grand Hotel in Galle. (B, L)

Day 9 Mirissa whale watching excursion by boat in search of Blue, Sperm, Bryde’s and Pilot whales, plus four types of dolphin. Afternoon free or take an optional Kanneliya Forest Reserve walk (approx. $65). (B, D)

Day 10 Return flight to London Heathrow.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

All optional excursions are bookable locally.
Optional excursions on Days 4 and 9 involve many steps and steep inclines.

2020

Saturdays
per person in a twin/double room
SriLankan Airlines from Heathrow

Date Price
January 25 £2195
February 15 £2245
March 7 £2145
March 21 £2095

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Double for sole use £325

Flight Options

SriLankan Airlines Business Class from £1345

Extension Options

Kalutara Extension
3 nights £295
Single supplement £190

Extension Maldives
3 nights £795 (Jan-Mar £975) 
Single supplement £355 (Jan-Mar £495)
All inclusive £125

Privately Guided

2 guests - £595 per person
3-4 guests - £295 per person
5-9 guests - £125 per person
10+ guests - No extra charge

Independent Arrival

Save £650 
Arrival transfer add £30
Departure transfer add £60

Price Includes
Air travel, UK departure taxes, transfers, 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 3 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.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement (ETA), optional excursions, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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