We Love —
- Allow yourself to be taken on a real adventure in the safe hands of your expert guides as you explore your way around Sri Lanka, staying at 7 different locations
- Sri Lanka boasts some of the most unique and diverse animal life in the world, from lemurs and elephants to the elusive leopard. There really is so much to see.
- Enjoy a range of high quality, relaxing hotels to help you relax after a busy day of safari adventures!
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Your Destination —
Positioned just off the southern coast of India, the teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka is a paradise of emerald-green rainforest and sugary sands. This kaleidoscopic destination boasts some of the wildest, most exotic scenery in the Indian Ocean, with elephants, dolphins and leopards all residents of the island.
National Park is located 26km north of Puttalam (approx. 180km north of Colombo) spanning from the northwest coast inland towards the ancient capital of Anuradhapura (50 km to the east of the park). Covering an impressive 425 sq miles, the park is Sri Lanka's largest, and having reopened in March 2010 it is just a matter of time before it becomes a popular eco-tourism destination. It boasts an impressive variety of flora in huge expanses of forest, and varied wildlife, including deer, elephants, wild boar, sloth bears and leopards.
Sigiriya rock fortress & 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya
Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress which is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. These frescoes are painted in earth pigments on plaster.
Minneriya National Park
The extent of the Minneriya National Park is about 8,889 hectares. There are wet-lands in this National Park, which have international importance, animal and plant species, which are plenty in dry zone are found in this park. Wild elephants, various amphibians, local and immigrant bird species are plenty in this park. About 160 species of birds, 9 amphibians, 25 reptile species, 26 fish species and more than 78 butterfly species have been found in this area. There are bamboo trees which are rare in other parks and wild elephants can be seen conveniently. The significant feature is that these elephants can be seen going closer to them.
The Wasgamuwa National Park is located in the districts of Matale and Polonnaruwa. It is famous for its large herd of elephants and also langur monkeys, wild boar, sambur, buffaloes and on rare occasions, leopards and sloth bears. Wasgamuwa is also home to a variety of species of butterflies and birds. The tropical dry mixed evergreen forestation is evident from the range of trees and plants in the region.
Oya National Park in Sri Lanka was established in 1954 and serves as the main catchment area for Senanayake Samudraya, the largest reservoir in Sri Lanka. Senanayake Samudraya was built under the Gal Oya development project by damming the Gal Oya at Inginiyagala in 1950. An important feature of the Gal Oya National Park is its elephant herd that can be seen throughout the year. Three important herbs of the Ayurveda medicine, Triphala: Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellirica and Emblica officinalis are a mongst the notable flora of the forest. If you are lucky, you might even see elephants swimming between islands.
Udawalawe National Park
The area of this park is 30,821 hectares and is a dry zone park which was declared as a national park in 1972. This park falls within the Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces and between Udawalawe reservoir and the Walawe River and is surrounded by the scenic beauty of the mountain range that keep on winding endlessly on the Balangoda, Kalthota and Haputale escarpments. This park is world famous for its elephants seen in all their playfulness, whole herds of them, adults and babies bathing and playing in the water or feeding. In addition to the elephants, deer species such as spotted deer, sambhur, barking deer and langur, water buffalo and jackal are some of the prominent wild animals found in this park.
The Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe helps to care for injured elephants from all over Sri Lanka. It's on the main road about 5km west of the Uda Walawe National Park entrance. Supported by the Born Free Foundation, the complex is a halfway house for orphaned elephants. After rehabilitation, the elephants are released back into the wild, many into the Uda Walawe National Park. At the time of research 64 elephants had been rehabilitated at the Elephant Transit Home and subsequently released.
Bundala National Park
Covering an area of 6216 hectares of eco tourism appeal, the Bundala National Park is located about 250km southeast of Colombo in the Hambantota district. The bio diversity of this park is immense: a total of 383 plant species have been recorded from the park, including 6 endemics and 7 species that are considered nationally threatened.
Yala is the largest National Park in Sri Lanka which is the home for wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, leopards, bears, deer and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here.
Mirissa beach is located close to the southern-most part of the island and consists of beautiful beaches that promise an absolutely tranquil holiday.
Mirissa is renowned as a prime location for whale and dolphin watching. The beach also provides ample opportunities for deep sea diving, snorkelling and river trips. Whale Watching in Mirissa has been one of the most popular attractions amongst tourists who visit Sri Lanka. It remains the best place to witness blue whales, sperm whales and spinner dolphins. Blue whales are the largest and rarest marine mammal on earth.
Your Itinerary —
Day 1Arrive and transfer from Airport to Chilaw (approx. 50 mins). Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay in Anantya Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from Chilaw to Wilpattu (approx 2.5 hrs) in the late morning. In the afternoon do a Safari at Wilpattu National Park.
Transfer from Wilpattu to Habarana (approx. 2 hrs).
Overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Climb the 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress. Visit the world-renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya. Transfer from Habarana to Minneriya (approx 20 mins).
In the evening do a safari of the Minneriya National Park by jeep. Return to Habarana (approx. 20 mins).
Overnight stay at Cinnamon Lodge.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer from Habarana to Wasgamuwa (approx. 2.5 hrs).
In the afternoon do a game drive in the Wasgamuwa National Park.
Overnight stay at Farcry Boutique Resort.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer from Wasgamuwa to Ampara via Batticaloa (approx. 3 hrs).
In the afternoon do the Gal Oya National Park by boat.
Overnight stay in Monty Hotel (Ampara).
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer from Galoya to Udawalawe (approx. 3 hrs).
Do a safari of the Udawalawe National Park by jeep in the afternoon.
Overnight stay in Kalu's Hideway.
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning (08:45 hrs) visit The Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe. Transfer from Udawalawe to Bundala (approx. 2 hrs).
In the evening do a safari at Bundala National Park. Transfer from Bundala to Yala (approx. 1 hr).
Overnight stay at Cinnamon Wild Yala.
Early morning do a safari of the Yala National Park by jeep.
Late breakfast at at the hotel. Rest of the morning at leisure. Take a dip and relax by the hotel pool, which overlooks the jungle.
In the afternoon do another safari at Yala National park.
Overnight stay in Cinnamon Wild Yala.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Yala to Mirissa (approx. 4 hrs).
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay in Mandara Mirissa.
Early morning proceed for a Whale Watching in the deep sea.
Late breakfast at at the hotel. Rest of the morning at leisure. Take a dip and relax by the hotel pool, which overlooks the beach.
Overnight stay in Mandara Mirissa.
Breakfast at the hotel. Drop clients to Beach Hotel or Airport (afternoon flight).
What's Included? —
• Flights to Colombo with Srilankan Airlines from Heathrow
• Accommodation in standard rooms throughout
• Shared transfers throughout
• £344 of prepayable taxes
Your Hotels —
This offer is based on stays in Standard Rooms in the following hotels:
Step into a world where infinite pleasures await; where the warm azure waters of the ocean lie beside the cool waters of a mangrove fringed lagoon, wrapping you in a sense of serenity. Discover an enchanting getaway where the adventures that await are as limitless as the sea that stretches far into the horizon. Tucked away in the charming coastal town of Chilaw, they offer you a sanctuary that is surreally positioned with a soft sandy beach on one side and a charming lagoon on the other.
Habarana is the centre of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle that is made up of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy; therefore the perfect epicentre to explore the glorious past of Sri Lanka. Sprawled over 27 acres of lush forested land, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, is an exclusive hideaway for the entire family. Rooting over 1700 trees, time stands still enabling guests to experience serenity and tranquillity while walking along the paths that lead up to the chalet-type rooms. The architect of the property derived inspiration from the glorious remains of Ritigala - a monastery that dates back to the 6th century.
The lush expanses of Wasgamuwa, where dry and wet zone intermingle, derives from the Sinhalese words ‘WalasGomuwa’ which translate to ‘Woods of Bear’, for its once prevalent population of sloth bear. It is in this sanctuary, set amidst the lush expanses of Wasgamuwa, between the majestic Knuckles mountain range and the great Mahaweli River that Farcry offers a serene haven for the discerning nature enthusiast.
The lodge is located 25km from Wasgamuwa National Park and is a convenient juncture to a number of neighboring attractions. Here, nature and tradition are just as much a part of your getaway as a luxurious stay, intermingled with rustic charm and gracious hospitality.
The newest luxury Monty Hotel is located in east most point of Sri Lanka. You will experience the most picturesque drives, witnessing historical places of interest on your way to the hotel. From the warm greetings and traditional drink presented on your arrival, Monty Hotel offers an exclusive hospitality experience of a life time. The courteous, experienced and qualified staff will extend their assistance and pamper you from the time you arrive, till your departure.
Nestled along a 5 acres of beautifully manicured garden surrounded by shrubs and forest, neighboring the breath taking Udawalawa Reservoir Kalu’s Hideaway Hotel offers much-needed accommodation for visitors to Uda Walawa National Park. Set amidst a rural and remote dry zone village, just 10 minutes away from the gates of the Uda Walawa National Park, this Eco Friendly hotel is in a picturesque surroundings owned by the famous Sri Lankan Cricketer Mr. Romesh Kaluwitharana turned hotelier after his retirement from Cricket.
Named as a tribute to the surrounding milieu of the Yala National Park which houses the highest density of leopards in Asia, Cinnamon Wild Yala sits adjacent to the park boundary and could very rightfully be positioned as an extension of the park. A property that was first established in 2002 as an eco-friendly resort for wildlife enthusiasts visiting the Yala National Park, Cinnamon Wild Yala opened its doors after an extensive re-construction and refurbishment as a world-class game lodge, conceptualising the unique architectural features of the 'Wild' into its rustic exteriors and luxurious interiors.
Located along the south west coast of Sri Lanka, amidst a tropical setting with palm-fringed golden beaches bordering the mighty Indian ocean, Mandara Resort offers a realm of luxury and comfort in the heart of the tropics.
With a myriad of activities to choose from guests are ensured that there will never be a dull moment during their stay. Luxurious guest rooms and mouthwatering cuisine offered at the restaurant will spoil guests, offering an unforgettable holiday experience. Simply sit back and let the attentive staff attend to you with warm personalised service throughout your stay.
Your Journey —
Flights: Return flights from London Heathrow to Colombo are included.
Outbound: 21:30-12:45 (+1)
Inbound: 13:00-20:00 or 02:20-09:20
Transfers: Shared transfers are included throughout.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.