Sri Lanka - Wildlife and Wonders

18 days
FROM £ 3570
Countries Visited: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka - Wildlife and Wonders

This incredible private tour takes you to Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Gal Oya National Park, Yala National Park, Sinharaja Reserve and Galle staying in luxury accommodation throughout.

You have your own private English-speaking tour guide for the duration and you start your tour with the main cultural highlights of this fascinating and beautiful country. Highlights include: the world famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Dambulla Cave temple, Polonnaruwa, Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth Relic. You then head into the countryside where you can see the wild elephants swim at Gal Oya National Park, enjoy a leopard spotting safari in Yala National Park and visit the elephant rescue centre at Udawalawe before exploring the rainforest of the Sinharaja Reserve, You then head to the coast and some R&R at Galle where you can enjoy an incredible whale watching tour.

You stay in luxury accommodation throughout including colonial style 5 star hotels, modern resorts and eco-lodges.

You will visit several national parks which are home to important conservation projects on the Sri Lankan leopard and the Asian elephant,. By visiting the parks you are bringing in much needed income which supports the vital conservation work they do with many different species. The Real World Conservation Trust works with many different conservation charities such as Save the Rhino, Save the Elephant, Animals Saving Animals and African Parks.

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Holiday Itinerary


Arrive in Colombo International Airport where you will be met and transferred to Kotugoda and your hotel, the Wallawwa. Rest of day at leisure to relax in the gardens of this beautiful colonial manor house.

DAY 2 - 4

Sigiriya, Ritigalala and Polonnaruwa
Today you head into the Cultural Triangle of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya that date back to the C4th. After checking in to the Aliya Resort in Sigiriya you will visit the Minneriya National Park on a jeep safari to see the wild Asian elephants. The following day you head off into the Ritigalala nature reserve in a stunning mountain range. Visit the monastery ruins also found there. Afterwards visit the world famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress. on Day 4 you enjoy an early morning bird tour before heading to Polonnaruwa which was once a medieval capital with lots of ancient sites and temples.

DAY 5 - 6

Dambulla and Kandy
Today head to the Dambulla Cave Temple complex full of unique sculptures and murals and a UNESCO world heritage site. You then head to Kandy where you will spending the next few days. Wander around the lake and botanical gardens before visiting the Temple of the Tooth Relic. You also have a day of leisure to do your own exploring here.
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  • Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
  • All transfers and transport with driver/guide in air-conditioned car
  • All entry fees and activities as listed
Not Included: International flights, visas, travel insurance, some meals and drinks, tips and gratuities, personal expenses and some optional excursions.

Price Guide

Per person sharing: from £3,570 (low season); from £3,850 (high season)

  • This trip is available all year round (supplements apply for Christmas and New Year)
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

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