Undiscovered wildlife of Sri-Lanka in 07 Nights - 08 Days Leopard safaris, elephant tours and trekking tours

Location:

Negombo

Chilaw

Wilpattu National Park

Knuckles

Mahiyanganaya

Habarana

Negombo

Category:
Nature & Adventure
Duration:
OVERNIGHT
Days:
8
Nights:
7

Undiscovered wildlife of Sri-Lanka in 07 Nights - 08 Days Leopard safaris, elephant tours and trekking tours 8 days tour

£ 1300.00Book Tour

This itinerary has been carefully designed to give you a Taste Of the Exciting, Endless possibilities and can be Tailored to suit your exact preferences.

  ITINERARIES

Day 01 Arrive Airport – Chilaw (Approx. 1 hr 30mins)

  • On arrival at the Bandaranaike International airport, you will be warmly greeted by your very own chauffeur guide and transferred to Chilaw. On arrival in the hotel, spend the day at leisure relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities.
  • Spend overnight at a Hotel in Anantaya Resort and Spa on Bed & Breakfast basis.

 

Chilaw liesjust a few kilometres south of Puttalam and is an admirable city where peopleof varying backgrounds, religions and ethnicity live together in peace andharmony. The beach is calm and tranquil allowing you to lay back in completerelaxation and swim at ease. Relating to the post Portuguese and Dutch colonialera, the town is famous for pearls and a large fishing community whichspecialize in crab and prawn farming.

 

Day 02 Chilaw– Wilpattu (Approx. 2 hrs and 30 min. drive)

  • 08.00: Breakfast at Hotel
  • 10.00: Procced to Wilpattu National Park
  • 12.30: Check-into a campsite in Wilpattu National Park.
  • 15.00: Safari at Wilpattu National Park
  • Spend overnight at Safari type tent on Half Board basis

ImportantFactors

* Personal effects for Warm/Windy/Rainy conditionsshould be carried by clients

* Insect repellent, sunburn lotion etc. arerecommended

* Special dietary requirements for elders andinfants should be notified in advance


Safari atWilpattu National Park

Wilpattu is thelargest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Which is among thetop national parks world-renowned for its leopard population. A safari inWilpattu is very different from any of the other major national parks. Theunique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Naturallakes) that gives Wilpattu a genuine wilderness feeling. Sloth bears, spotteddeer, wild pigs, and crocodiles are frequent sightings.

 

Day 03 Wilpattu- Knuckles (Approx. 5 hrs and 30 min. drive)

  • 08.00: Breakfast at Campsite
  • 09.00: You will be moved to Knuckles
  • 14.30: Check in to Dumbanagala Chalet in Knuckles and enjoying the hotel facilities
  • 15.00: Enjoy a short trekking in Knuckles.  
  • Spend overnight at Dumbanagala Chalet on Half Board basis

 

Short Trekking

Shorttrekking in the forest surrounded by the resort. Breathe taking views andnatural breeze will make this trekking more interesting.

 

Day 04 Knuckles

  • Breakfast at Dumbanagala Chalet
  • 08.00: Program start from Knuckles
  • 10.15: Visit to Hulu Waterfall & Thaliya Waterfall (2 km)
  • 12.00: Visit to Babarella Fall
  • 12.40: Lunch by the Waterfall
  • 14.00: Enjoy a short trekking through the mountains
  • 16.00: Back to Dumbanagala Chalet for overnight
  • Spend overnight at Dumbanagala Chalet on Half Board basis

 

WaterfallTrekking at Knuckles Mountain Range

On arrival, a brief description of the routeand the hike will be provided by your very own Nature Guide who knows the areaintimately. The Forest Range supports a rich biological diversity with 128species of birds, 20 species of amphibians, 53 species of reptiles, 15 freshwater species and 31 mammal species. During this trekking, you will have theopportunity to witness many of these species.

 

 

Day 05 Knuckles- Mahiyanganaya(Approx. 3.5 hrs. drive)

  • 07:00: Breakfast at Dumbanagala Chalet
  • 08.00: Leave Knuckles and proceed to Mahiyangana
  • 12.00: Enjoy a traditional lunch at Rathna Ella village
  • 15.00: Safari at Safari at Maduru Oya National Park
  • 18:00: Check in to Kevan's Casa in Mahiyanganaya and enjoying the hotel facilities
  • Spend overnight at Kevan's Casa on Full Board basis

 

Safari at Maduru Oya National Park

Make sure to explore the wildlife in Mahiyangana bypaying a visit to the Maduru Oya National Park. The specialty of the park isthat you will find a lot of endemic species both in the form of animals as wellas plants. Hop on a safari tour around the park and enjoy the wilderness.

 

Day 06 Mahiyanganaya- Habarana (Approx. 3 hrs. drive)

  • 06.30: Early Breakfast at the hotel
  • 07.00: Morning Safari at Wasgamuwa National Park
  • 11.00: On completion proceed to Habarana
  • 14.00: Check in to Cinnamon Lodge and enjoying the hotel facilities
  • Spend overnight at Cinnamon Lodge on Half Board basis

 

Safari at WasgamuwaNational Park

The Wasgamuwa National Park isone of Sri Lanka’s most beloved wildlife parks, while a herd of 150 elephants residewithin its boundaries as well as over 140 species of birds. In fact, the parkis renowned for attracting visitors who come to witness the iconic elephants aswell as birding enthusiasts who take a keen interest in the endemic andmigratory bird species that frequent these lands.

 

 

Day 07 Habarana- Sigiriya/Dambulla

  • 06.30: Explore a majestic 5th century fortress in the sky.
  • 11.30: Village tour in Sigiriya with authentic Sri Lankan Lunch.
  • 15.00: Safari at Minneriya National Park
  • Spend overnight at Cinnamon Lodge on Half Board basis

 

SigiriyaRock Fortress

In the 5thcentury, King Kashyapa domesticated the Lions Rock, by building a palace atopits summit & well designed for its defenses by having ramparts and moatsbuilt around it. The Rock itself has its unique identity due to its shape notfound anywhere else on the island.

 

SigiriyaVillage Experience

This Villagetour begins with a short walk along to a man-made reservoir. This beautiful villageis surrounded by scrub jungle, marshlands, and agricultural farms. The amazingbirdlife, butterflies and possible sightings of crocodile only add to the charmof seeing the villagers as they go tasks of fishing, or washing clothes at theperiphery of the lake. You will experience a boat ride, bullock cart ride,rural vegetable cultivation and paddy fields.

 

MinneriyaNational Park

The park is a dry season feeding ground for theelephant population thus the national park is one of the best places in thecountry to see wild elephants, which are often present in huge numbers, andwading birds. Dominated by the ancient Minneriya Tank, the park has plenty ofscrubs, forest, and wetlands which are a home to approx. 24 species of mammals,160 species of birds, 9 species of amphibians, 25 species of reptiles, 26species of fish, and 75 species of butterflies. We provide light refreshmentsand water bottles during the safari.

Day 08 Habarana- Airport (Approx. 4 hrs. drive)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free at leisure till departure
  • As all good things come to an end, you will be safely driven to the airport for your flight back home having sweet memories of the tour with Beyond Escapes!!!????

 

****END OF SERVICES****

 

  INCLUDES

  • • 07 nights’ Accommodation in above hotels or similar as per the mentioned basis

  • • Transport is based on 01 Air-conditioned Luxury private vehicle

  • • Service of an English-speaking Chauffeur Guide during sightseeing tours

  • • 01 Safari at Wilpattu National Park

  • • Short trekking & Waterfall trekking in Knuckles

  • • 01 Safari at Maduru Oya National Park

  • • 01 Safari at Wasgamuwa National Park

  • • Sigiriya Rock Fortress & Village tour with authentic Lunch

  • • 01 Safari at Minneriya National Park

  • • All current taxes as on date

  • • Parking and highway tickets

  EXCLUDES

  • • Sri Lanka Visa

  • • Cost of Lunch & Dinner during the tour (if not mentioned in the itinerary)

  • • Any International Airfare / Airport taxes

  • • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in published tariff.

  • • Items of personal nature like tips, laundry, phone calls etc.

  • • Any video / still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit

  • • Any other item not explicitly mentioned under price includes.

  • • Bar, telephone and laundry bills

  • • Tips to guides, restaurants, and hotel lobby. Tipping is expected.

  • • Any others expense

  CONDITIONS

  • • Child rate applies only when sharing with 1 paying adult

  • • Children 4 Years +11 months and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • • Children must be accompanied by an adult


  CANCELLATIONS

  • • 60 Days prior to the scheduled starting date: Lost of Deposit

  • • 60-45 Days prior to the scheduled starting date: 50% Cancellation Fee

  • • 45-30 Days prior to the scheduled starting date: 75% Cancellation Fee

  • • Within 30 days prior to the scheduled starting date: 100% Cancellation

  HINTS

  • • Airport pick up will be arranged based on your flight details.

  • • You must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting sacred or holy places.

  • • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

  • • The duration of transfers is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.

  • • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.

  • • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.

  • • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • • Accommodation in above mentioned hotels will be subjected to availability at the time of booking. If any case the mentioned hotels are not available, similar grade hotels will be provided.

  • IMPORTANT REMARKS

  • • Hotel Check-In 1400 hours, Check-out time 1200 NOON

  • • Prices are subject to change as per change in Government / Hotel / Airline policy without prior notice.

  • • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.

  • • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on re

  • • In the case of any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly. The due increase or decrease will be communicated accordingly.