Wild Escapes – 12 Days 11 Nights Tour
Sri Lanka is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, making it one of the top destinations for wildlife enthusiasts. The island’s lush forests, grasslands, and wetlands are home to an abundance of wildlife species, many of which are endemic to the island. Visitors can expect to encounter a range of fascinating creatures, including majestic elephants, stealthy leopards, graceful deer, colorful birds, and mischievous monkeys. In addition to the larger animals, the island is also home to a rich variety of reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Exploring Sri Lanka’s national parks and nature reserves, visitors can experience the thrill of watching wildlife in its natural habitat, amidst stunning landscapes and breathtaking vistas. With its stunning biodiversity and unparalleled natural beauty, Sri Lanka truly is a wildlife lover’s paradise. Safari Tours in Sri Lanka
Beyond Getaways is a pioneer of catering wildlife tours for wildlife enthusiasts who visit Sri Lanka for a truly amazing holiday. Our tour itineraries can be customized as per your wish in both tour plan, duration of the tour and accommodations.
- Perfect for : Solo Traveler / Couple Travelers / Leisure Travelers/ Family Travelers/ Group Travelers
- Hotels : 3 Star Hotels / 4 & 5 Star Hotels, Resorts, Bungalows or Villas
- When to travel : All around the year
- Tour Price : On Request Safari Tours in Sri Lanka
*This itinerary can be customized based on your interests and time constraints. Also, note that the attractions’ visiting hours may vary, so it is always advisable to check beforehand.
DepartureFrom Colombo Airport/Colombo Fort or Negombo.
Departure TimeAs required
Return TimeAs required
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable and light
DAY 01- Arrival | First night in the beach town of Negombo
- Arrive at the Colombo Airport- You will welcomed by a tour guide of Beyond Getaways and transfer to the famous beach town Negombo for your first day. It is just a 20 minute drive from Colombo Airport to Negombo
Relax & Unwind at a beach resort in Negombo
DAY 02- Evening Safari Game drive of Wilpattu National Park
- Leave from Negombo after breakfast and proceed to Wilpattu. -3 to 4 hour drive
Wilpattu National Park is a pristine wilderness area located in the northwestern part of Sri Lanka. The park is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, including its dense forests, grasslands, and shimmering lakes. It is one of the largest and oldest national parks in the country, spanning over 1,300 square kilometers, and is home to a rich diversity of wildlife species, including the elusive leopard, majestic elephant, and the endangered sloth bear. Visitors to Wilpattu can experience the thrill of a wildlife safari, spotting a variety of creatures as they roam freely in their natural habitat. The park's quiet and serene atmosphere, interrupted only by the calls of birds and the rustling of leaves, provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With its stunning landscapes, unique wildlife, and peaceful surroundings, Wilpattu is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
- Check-in to your hotel in Wilpattu and you may have your lunch before the safari tour of Wilpattu National Park
- Start the evening private Jeep safari tour of Minneriya National park at around 14.30pm- 3 hour safari tour
Overnight in Wilpattu
DAY 03- Ancient Wonder- Sigiriya Lion Rock | Safari Game drive of Minneriya National Park
- Leave from Wilpattu after breakfast and proceed to UNESCO World Heritage site and the main cultural hub, Sigiriya – 2 hour drive
- Explore the most visited site of Sri Lanka, the ancient marvel- Sigiriya Lion Rock.
Sigiriya Lion Rock is an ancient fortress and palace situated in the heart of Sri Lanka. Rising majestically from the surrounding jungle, this iconic rock formation features intricate frescoes, sprawling gardens, and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. At the summit, visitors can marvel at the remains of King Kasyapa's palace, built more than 1,500 years ago. But the real highlight of Sigiriya Lion Rock is the awe-inspiring Lion Staircase, a massive stone stairway that once led to the palace at the summit and was flanked by two giant lion paws - now only the paws remain. With its fascinating history and spectacular natural beauty, Sigiriya Lion Rock is truly a must-visit destination for any traveler to Sri Lanka.
- After exploring Sigiriya Lion Rock, you can have your lunch in Sigiriya
- Do the Safari Tour to Minneriya National Park in a private Safari Jeep- 3 hour safari tour
Overnight in Sigiriya
DAY 04- Nature Walks & Birdwatching in dense forest, Kithulgala
- After breakfast, travel to scenic village in the hill country, Kithulgala- 4 hour drive
Kithulgala is a small, picturesque town nestled in the lush greenery of Sri Lanka's hill country. It is located in the district of Ratnapura and is renowned for its natural beauty and adventurous activities. The town is situated on the banks of the Kelani River, which is a popular destination for white water rafting, kayaking, and other water sports. Kithulgala is surrounded by dense forests, cascading waterfalls, and rugged hills, making it an ideal destination for hiking and trekking. The town is also home to a large number of bird species, making it a birdwatcher's paradise.
- Check-in to your hotel in Kithulgala
- Optional: You may can do an adventurous & fun filing white water rafting session in Kelani River in the afternoon. Also you can do other adventure sports activities such as waterfall abseiling & Confidence Jump
Overnight in Kitulgala
DAY 05- Morning Birdwatching Trail | Night in City of Lights- Nuwara Eliya
- Early Morning birdwatching walk in ‘Makandawa Rain Forest’ in Kithulgala
- Another adventurous day- Leave from Kithulgala after breakfast and travel to the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya via a scenic route
Nuwara Eliya is a charming town located in Sri Lanka's hill country, known for its cool climate, stunning tea plantations, colonial architecture,beautiful natural scenery, Cascading waterfalls, offering breathtaking views at every turn. The town is often referred to as "Little England" due to its colonial architecture and cool climate that resembles the English countryside.
- On the way to Nuwara Eliya, Stop at a tea plantation & a tea factory to experience the production of world’s best Ceylon tea.
- Scenic stop at ‘Ramboda Waterfall’
- Reach Nuwara Eliya in the afternoon and take a good rest at the hotel
- Have a nice walk in Nuwara Eliya town & the Gregory’s Lake park in the evening
Overnight in Nuwara Eliya
DAY 06- Trekking of Horton Plains National Park | Evening Game Drive of Yala National Park
- Early morning, travel to Horton Plains National park for a scenic nature trail. (Leave from Nuwara Eliya town at around 05.00am)- 1 hour drive
- Do a scenic nature trail of Horton Plains National Park- Approximately 3 hour trail
Horton Plains is a breathtakingly beautiful nature reserve located in Sri Lanka's hill country. It is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare and endemic species, and features stunning scenery such as rolling hills, dense forests, and cascading waterfalls. One of its most unique attractions is the World's End, a sheer cliff that drops 880 meters into the valley below, providing a breathtaking view. Horton Plains is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and hikers looking for an unforgettable experience in Sri Lanka.
- Back to your hotel after a scenic nature trail of Horton Plains National park, get a refresh and leave for your next safari destination, Tissamaharama- 5 hour scenic drive
- Stop at one of most scenic towns in Sri Lanka, ‘Ella’ for a nice break.
- Proceed to Tissamaharama
- Do the evening game drive of Yala National Park in a private safari jeep – 4 hour safari
Yala National Park is a wildlife sanctuary located in Sri Lanka, known for its diverse range of flora and fauna including elephants, leopards, and a variety of bird species, set against a backdrop of stunning natural landscapes.
Overnight in Tissamaharama/Yala
DAY 07- Morning & Evening Game drive of Yala National Park
- Set off a morning and evening safari adventure of Yala National Park. Doing a Morning & evening safari session in the park is an ideal opportunity search more animals in the park.
Overnight in Tissamaharama/Yala
DAY 08- Sinharaja Rain Forest
- After breakfast, proceed to ‘Deniyaya – 3 and half hour drive
- Spend a leisure evening at the hotel enjoying the sounds of birds and the nature in Sinharaja Rain Forest.
Sinharaja Rain Forest is a breathtakingly beautiful and ecologically diverse tropical rainforest located in southwestern Sri Lanka. Home to a vast array of flora and fauna, including many endemic species found nowhere else on earth, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. With its mist-shrouded mountains, cascading waterfalls, and ancient trees draped in exotic vines and creepers, Sinharaja Rain Forest is a true natural wonder that never fails to enchant and inspire.
Overnight in Deniyaya
DAY 09- Birdwatching in Sinharaja Rain Forest
- Birdwatching and nature trail after breakfast. A guided tour with a birdwatching guide. You will have a great opportunity to spot and learn about different species of Birds, reptiles as well as flora of the forests.
Overnight in Deniyaya
DAY 10- Night in historical Galle
- After breakfast, leave from Deniyaya to Galle – 2 hour drive
Nestled on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, Galle is a captivating blend of rich history, cultural diversity, and natural beauty. The city's UNESCO-listed fort, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and fortified by the Dutch in the 17th century, is a testament to its colonial past and offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Also Galle has picturesque sandy stunning beache and one of major beach destinations in Sri Lanka.
- Check-into your hotel in Galle and enjoy the sea breeze of Indian ocean while tasting mouthwatering dinner. If you are a sea food lover, Galle is one of best places to try fresh & delicious sea food dishes.
Overnight in Galle
DAY 11- Embark on Blue Whale watching | Exploration of Galle Dutch Fort
- Leave from your hotel in Galle at around 05.00am to Mirissa fishing harbor for the well-known “Blue Whale watching Tour”- 3 to 4 hour boat trip.
Mirissa whale watching trip, where you can witness some of the world's largest and most majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Set off on a comfortable boat, accompanied by experienced guides who will share their knowledge and insights into the behavior and migration patterns of the whales.
- Come back to the hotel after an amazing adventure of Blue Watching Take a rest until the evening.
- In the evening, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, renown ‘Galle Dutch Fort’ and explore the Dutch Fort. A guided tour to the major attractions of the Dutch Fort.
Step back in time and explore the enchanting Galle Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site that stands as a testament to Sri Lanka's colonial history. Wander through the narrow streets and alleys of this perfectly preserved 17th-century fortress, admiring the exquisite colonial-era architecture and soaking up the vibrant cultural atmosphere.
Overnight in Galle
DAY 12- Back to the Airport after an amazing tour with Beyond Getaways
- After breakfast, proceed to Colombo International Airport for your departure flight
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