Wildlife tour

Wildlife Safari

14 Days of wild safari experience

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TOUR ROUTE

Tour Highlights: 

Minneriya National Park
Sigiriya National Park
Minneriya National Park
Yala National Park
Lunugamvehera National Park 
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Day 1

AIRPORT/ CHILLAW.
 
Upon your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be welcomed and assisted by a Representative of Silver Tree Norway. You will then be escorted to your vehicle and transferred to Chillaw.
 
Check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
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Day 2

CHILAW - HOTEL.

Breakfast at the hotel.
The day is free to relax and enjoy.
 
Overnight stay at the hotel.
 
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Day 3

CHILLAW/WILPATTU.

Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Wilpattu.
 
En route, visit Kalpitiya.
 
It is now developing as an attractive tourist destination. It is a marine sanctuary with a diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches. It provides nursing grounds for many species of fish and crustaceans. The coastal waters are also home to spinner, bottlenose and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and even the elusive dugong that are of great appeal to potential tourists.  The Sri Lankan government has now formulated a master plan for the development of tourism industry here. Alankuda is a stretch of beach in Kalpitiya that is home to popular beach hotels in the area. The beach is a starting point for off-shore whale watching and dolphin watching in Kalpitiya and offers various water related activities.
 
Arrive in Wilpattu and check into the hotel for overnight stay.
 
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Day 4

WILPATTU.
 
Proceed with a packed breakfast early morning, for a full day jeep safari at the Wilpattu National Park.
 
Occupying a vast swathe of land stretching all the way up to the border of the Northern Province, Wilpattu National Park is the largest in Sri Lanka, and was formerly the most popular until the onset of the civil war, when its position straddling the frontline between Sinhalese and Tamil areas led to the widespread destruction of local infrastructure and killing of wildlife. The park finally reopened in 2009 and its wildlife is now gradually recovering, although the effects of long-term poaching mean that the overall density of wildlife remains significantly lower than in parks such as Yala, Uda Walawa and Minneriya, although there’s a small but significant chance of spotting the leopards and sloth bears for which the park was once famous, not to mention elephants, deer, and many types of bird. Equally, the lack of visitors and the size of the area open to visitors (around eight times larger than that at Yala, for instance) means that it’s also supremely peaceful compared too many other parks.
An unusual feature of Wilpattu’s topography is its numerous villus. These look like lakes (indeed the park’s name derives from villu-pattu, “Land of Lakes”), though they’re actually just depressions filled with rainwater which expand and contract with the seasons, attracting a range of water-birds and wildlife.
 
 
Return to the hotel for Overnight stay. 
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Day 5

WILPATTU/SIGIRIYA/MINNERIYA.
 
Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Sigiriya.
 
En route, proceed to visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
 
You’ll need two or three hours to explore Sigiriya Rock; it’s best to visit in the early morning or late afternoon, when the crowds are less dense and the temperature is cooler – late afternoon also brings out the rock’s extraordinary ochre coloration, like a kind of Asian Ayers Rock. The site is best avoided at weekends (especially Sun) and on public holidays, when its narrow staircases and walkways can become unbearably congested. The ascent of the rock is a stiff climb but less grueling than you might imagine when standing at the bottom of the towering cliff-face, and sufferers from vertigo might find some sections unpleasant. Guides can usually be hired at the entrance, though it pays to ask a few questions to check their knowledge and level of English before committing to anyone.
 

Afterwards, enjoy a jeep safari in Minneriya, later in the afternoon.

Located between Habarana and Polonnaruwa, the 8,890 hectares of Minneriya National Park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to favorites such as Sāmbhar deer and elephants.  However the central feature of the park is the ancient Minneriya Tank (built in 3 rd. century AD by King Mahasena). This tank is an incredible place to observe the elephants that come to bathe and graze, as well as the huge flocks of birds (cormorants and painted storks to name but a few) that come to fish in the shallow waters.
 
Check into the hotel for Overnight stay.
 
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Day 6

SIGIRIYA/RANGALA – BIG FOOT ADVENTURE CAMP.
 
Breakfast at the hotel.
Check out from the hotel and proceed to Rangala.
 
Check into the tent for Overnight stay.
 
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Day 7

RANGALA – BIG FOOT ADVENTURE CAMP
 
Breakfast at the tent.
The day is free to relax and enjoy.
 
Overnight stay at the tent.
 
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Day 8

RANGALA/YALA – BIG GAME CAMP
 
Breakfast at the tent.
 
After Breakfast check out from the tent and proceed to Yala.
 
Check into the tent in Yala for Overnight stay. 
 
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Day 9

YALA/LUNUGAMVEHERA – BIG GAME CAMP
 
Proceed with a packed breakfast for a jeep safari at the Yala National Park in the morning.
 
Around 20km southeast of Tissamaharama lays the entrance to Yala National Park (properly known as Yala West or Ruhunu National Park); Sri Lanka’s most visited and most rewarding wildlife reserve. Yala covers an area of 1260 square kilometers, although four-fifths of this is designated a Strict Natural Reserve and closed to visitors. On the far side of the Strict Natural Reserve is Yala East National Park, which is only accessible via Arugambay. There’s no public transport to Yala, and you’re only allowed into the park in a vehicle, so you’ll have to hire a jeep.
 
Afterwards, proceed for jeep safari at the Lunugamvehera National Park in the late afternoon.
 
The Lunugamvehera National Park was opened to the public on February 01, 2005.
The Lunugamvehera National Park was established for protection as a corridor for elephant migration from the Yala National Park to the Uda Walawa National Park’s Western region and for the protection of the catchment areas of the Lunugamvehera Reservoir. Even though the Lunugamvehera National Park covering an extent of 23,498.8 ha. Was established on December 08, 1995, it had not been opened to the public. The Lunugamvehera Reservoir within the park covers 3,283 ha.
 
Return to the hotel for Overnight stay.
 
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Day 10

YALA/TANGALLE - BEACH HOTEL.
 
Breakfast at the hotel.
 
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Tangalle.
 
Arrive at Tangalle and check into the hotel for Overnight stay.
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Day 11

TANGALLE – BEACH HOTEL.
 
Breakfast at the hotel.
The day is free to relax and enjoy.
 
Overnight stay at the hotel.
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Day 12

TANGALLE – BEACH HOTEL.
 
Breakfast at the hotel.
The day is free to relax and enjoy.
 
Overnight stay at the hotel.
 
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Day 13

TANGALLE/NEGOMBO BEACH HOTEL.
 
Breakfast at the hotel.
After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Negombo via Colombo.
 
Arrive at Negombo and check into the hotel for Overnight stay.
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Day 14

NEGOMBO/AIRPORT – DEPATURE
 
Breakfast in the hotel.
Then you’ll be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport in time for your departure.  Please do note that you must be at the airport three hours before the flight.
 
 
END OF TOUR

Included:

  • Rooms are superior and standard. Possibility to upgrade at additional supplementary rate.
  • Accomodation for 13 nights based on B/B basis.
  • Airport transfers, hotel transfers and sightseeing trips.
  • English speaking Chauffer guide. 
  • Entrance tickets for the above mentioned itinerary

Excluded:

  • Lunch/dinner unless specified.
  • compulsary suppliments high season/Christmas/New Year.
  • All other beverages.
  • Any tours indicated as OPTIONAL. 

Requirements:

  • Travel insurance for travellers.
  • Visa applied via online application.
  • Passport at least 6 months valid before departure. 

 
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