Life in Wild Sri Lanka 6 Days

Life in wild Sri LankaLife in Wild Sri Lanka 6 Days

Discover the magic and ethereal beauty of Sri Lanka's largest wildlife parks by jeep, foot and boat! 


 
Wilpattu & Minneriya National Parks • World Heritage Sites of Sigiriya & Anuradhapura
 
  • Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 – Australia – Wilpattu
    Fly with Singapore Airlines to Colombo airport where you will be met and transferred north to Wilpattu National Park. Begin your wildlife experience with a sunset safari on the lookout for nocturnal animals such as the Loris, Night Jars and Civet Cats. Stay three nights in a 4 star nature retreat in Anuradhapura, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. (D)

    Day 2 – Anuradhapura
    Tour the old city this morning. See RuwanweliSeya monument, the sacred Bo tree planted from a sapling from the historical tree in India under which Lord Buddha became enlightened, and the 3rd century BC Thuparama Dagoba. Return to Wilpattu for an educational safari with discussions on animal behaviour, animal tracks, and alarm calls of the wild. There are excellent photographic opportunities at the sand rimmed lakes. (B,L,D)

    Day 3 – Wilpattu
    Your community based guide will take you on an early morning bush walk, then after breakfast travel to the boundaries of Wilpattu to meet a Jungle farmer and learn of his experience farming in the wild. You will be touched by the simplicity of his ways and lack of concern for the modern world. Return to the park for a safari, with lunch served at a scenic location. A post-lunch discussion will follow with insights on leopard behaviour and recent sightings. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 – Sigiriya
    Visit Sigiriya and climb the 600 ft to the top. This fortress in the sky was the seat of an Ancient Sinhala King and the base of it is as stunningly beautiful as the vistas from the top. An afternoon safari with the resident naturalist will get you up close to herds of Asian elephants, birds and plants. See the world famous elephant ‘gathering’ in July and August. Stay overnight in an eco lodge. The cottages have hot and cold water and ceiling fans (no air-conditioning). (B,L,D)

    Day 5 – Depart Colombo
    Take one last early morning safari to view aquatic birds, this time on an ‘Oruwa’- two traditional outrigger canoes modified to hold a safari platform. After breakfast transfer to Colombo airport for the flight home. (B)

    Day 6 – Arrive Australia

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  • Departure Dates and Prices
    Season Twin Share ex Aust Twin Share Land Only Single supp.
    16Jan-31Mar, Apr-Jun, Sep-Nov Prices on application $ $
    Jul-Aug $ $ $
    01Dec-15Jan $ $ $

     Prices are per person, in Australian dollars. Please confirm prices when booking.

  • Price Includes:

    Price Includes:

    • International air travel with Singapore Airlines, economy class, ex Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth (based on N class fare)
    • 4 nights in 4 star retreat and eco-lodge
    • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners and 1 litre bottled water daily
    • All transfers and internal transportation in air-conditioned vehicles with an English speaking driver
    • Guided safari drives, bushwalks, boat trails, nature trails and visits to cultural heritage sites with entrance fees

    Price Excludes:

    • International air taxes and fuel surcharges of approximately $840 and subject to change – actual amount at time of ticket issue will apply.
    • Gratuities

     

    Depart any day. Minimum of 2 passengers, maximum of 5. All safari activities are designed to provide a source of income to the local community.

Life in Wild Sri Lanka

 

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Life in Wild Sri Lanka 6 Days
 

Highlights

  • Sri Lanka is one of the world’s biodiversity hot spots
  • Bushwalks on centuries-old animal trails with experienced community based guides
  • Cruise to view exotic water birds