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Leopard, Sri Lanka
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Wildlife of Sri Lanka with a twist of history & coast


from £2,440 pp

(ex international flights)


18 days

This 18 day itinerary is a nature lovers paradise showcasing Sri Lanka’s spectacular scenery, an abundance of rare wildlife and the vast tea plantations that occupy it's rolling hills. Highlights Include: ➣ Bird watching at some of Sri Lanka’s well renowned bird sanctuaries, conserving vast arrays of endemic birds and seasonally housing migratory birds ➣ Safaris in Wilpattu National Park, Minneriya National Park and Yala National Park - if you’re lucky you may get to see a leopard in the wild! ➣ Learning all about Sri Lanka’s tea trade as you visit the tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya Aside from the wealth of nature, you'll be taken to some of the country’s cultural jewels and spend some relaxing downtime on the white sands of its magical coast.

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Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, Kalpitiya

Day 1 - Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, Kalpitiya

  • Arrival into Colombo International Airport
  • Transfer from Colombo International Airport to Kalpitiya
  • At leisure at Kalpitiya Beach

Day 2 - Kalpitiya

  • Dolphin watching off the coast of Kalpitiya
  • Anawilundawa bird watching
Wilpattu National Park

Day 3 - Wilpattu National Park

  • Kalpitiya to Wilpattu by Boat with a fisherman
  • Afternoon at leisure at the Hotel
Wilpattu National Park

Day 4 - Wilpattu National Park

  • Full day safari at Wilpattu National Park
Anuradhapura, Habarana

Day 5 - Anuradhapura, Habarana

  • Transfer from Wilpattu National Park to Anuradhapura
  • Explore the historical city of Anuradhapura
  • Transfer from Anuradhapura to Habarana
  • At leisure at The Other Corner
Habarana, Sigiriya, Minneriya Sanctuary

Day 6 - Habarana, Sigiriya, Minneriya Sanctuary

  • Bird watching in Habarana Jungle
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Afternoon safari in Minneriya National Park
Dambulla, Kandy

Day 7 - Dambulla, Kandy

  • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
  • Transfer from Habarana to Kandy
  • Afternoon at leisure in Kandy
Nuwara Eliya

Day 8 - Nuwara Eliya

  • Scenic train journey from Kandy to Nanuoya (for Nuwara Eliya)
  • Tea experience and tasting in Nuwara Eliya
Horton Plains, Welimada

Day 9 - Horton Plains, Welimada

  • Visit Horton Plains National Park
  • Transfer from Nuwara Eliya to Welimada
Welimada, Yala

Day 10 - Welimada, Yala

  • Morning bird watching in Surrey bird sanctuary
  • Transfer from Welimada to Yala
  • At leisure at Yala Adventure Camp

Day 11 - Yala

  • Full day safari in Yala National Park

Day 12 - Yala

  • Morning Safari in Bundala National Park
  • Afternoon safari in Yala National Park
Kalametiya, Mirissa

Day 13 - Kalametiya, Mirissa

  • Transfer from Yala to Kalamatiya
  • Kalametiya Lagoon bird-watching catamaran tour
  • Transfer from Kalamatiya to Mirissa

Day 14 - Mirissa

  • Whale watching off Mirissa
  • At leisure at Mirissa Beach
Sinharaja Biosphere

Day 15 - Sinharaja Biosphere

  • Transfer from Mirissa to Sinharaja
  • Sinharaja Rain Forest Walk
Sinharaja Biosphere, Bentota

Day 16 - Sinharaja Biosphere, Bentota

  • Early morning bird watching trail in Sinharaja Rain Forest
  • Transfer from Sinharaja Rain forest to Bentota
  • At leisure at Bentota Beach

Day 17 - Bentota

  • At leisure at Bentota Beach
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport

Day 18 - Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport

  • Transfer from Bentota to Colombo International Aiport
  • See you soon, have a safe flight back home