Wildlife Holidays in Sri Lanka

9 Days

Wildlife holidays in Sri Lanka provides wildlife photographers a perfect opportunity to explore the diversity of Sri Lankan wildlife.  Sri Lanka consist of 92 species of mammals, 440 bird species, 242 butterfly & 117 dragonfly species, 190 reptiles of which 98 species are of snakes, while the remaining are of mainly lizards, crocodiles, and turtles. 

Wildlife holiday in Sri Lanka covers top Sri Lankan wildlife safari parks and forest reserves. As a reputed wildlife tour operator in Sri Lanka, Aro Travels provides professional wildlife guides / naturalist and maintain highest service level standards throughout the tour. 


Ayubowan (May You Live Long !!)
Welcome to Sri Lanka.
• Arrival and Transfer to Sinharaja (4 Hrs.)
• Check-in to hotel near Sinharaja Rain Forest
• Overnight stay at Sinharaja

• Explore one of the best-preserved wet zone rain forest in Sri Lanka – Sinharaja Rain Forest. (UNESCO World Heritage)
• Overnight stay at Sinharaja
Sinharaja Rain Forest is a biodiversity hotspot located in lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka. The reserve is home to over 50% of Sri Lanka's endemic species of butterflies, mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and very rare amphibians. Sinharaja Rain Forest is a key destination for wildlife holidays in Sri Lanka.

• Walk through Sinharaja buffer zone before breakfast
• Check-out and leave for Uda Walawe National Park (2 Hrs)
• Check-in to hotel in Uda Walawe
• Afternoon safari in Uda Walawe National Park and return to hotel before dusk
• Overnight stay in Uda Walawe
Udawalawe National Park is the third most visited national park in Sri Lanka. It is well known destination for Sri Lanka wildlife itinerary consist with herds of elephants, wild buffalo, sambar and spotted deer, and giant squirrels and many species of birds.

• Morning jeep safari 6.00 AM at Uda Walawe National Park
• Check-out and leave for Yala by 1.00 PM (2 Hrs)
• Afternoon safari at Yala National Park (3 to 6 PM)
• Overnight stay in Yala

• Full day at Yala National Park (Leave with packed breakfast & lunch / water / snacks )
Yala National Park is the most visited national park in Sri Lanka. It combines a strict nature reserve with a national park. You may witness the Sri Lankan leopard during Yala jeep safari and Yala is most recommended safari park for wildlife holiday in Sri Lanka.

• Explore Bundala National Park (One of the best bird sanctuary in Sri Lanka)
• Transfer to Nuwara Eliya
• En route stop in Ella for nature photographs
• Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya
Bundala National Park is a perfect destination for bird watchers & nature lovers. It harbors 197 bird species and is declared a Ramsar wetland site and a UNESCO biosphere reserve. You will witness many species of native & migrant bird species thus Bundala is a hotspot for birdwatching holidays in Sri Lanka.

• Explore Horton Plains National Park (UNESCO World Heritage) (Note this is not a jeep safari but 7 KM walk on uneven road)
• Transfer to Kandy (2 Hrs)
• En route visit tea estate & tea factory
• Visit Sacred Tooth Relic Temple
• Overnight stay in Kandy
Horton Plains in Sri Lanka is the cold and windy geographical location of the country. It is rich with montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands, and aquatic ecosystems that spread across over 3,169 hectares where you’ll witness several endemic flora and fauna during wildlife holidays in Sri Lanka.

• Check-out from Kandy Hotel and leave for Colombo
• En route visit Royal Botanic Garden
• En route visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage
• Overnight stay in Colombo
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery, and captive breeding ground for Asian elephants. It is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in Asia with 88 elephants, including 37 males and 51 females.

Day 9 :

• End of wildlife photography tour in Sri Lanka and ready for departure
• Sightseeing city tour in Colombo
• Leave for airport according to your flight time.
Colombo, the Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka located on the west coast of the island. Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins and a city population of 640,000. Recommend doing a walk through the main street and experience the local culture.

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Wildlife Holidays in Sri Lanka

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