According to wildlife experts, Sri Lanka is the best destination for big game safaris outside Africa. As a treat for animal enthusiasts, it is possible to photograph the largest land mammal in the world - the elephant, the largest mammal of the ocean - the blue whale, leopards, sloth bears, endemic or migrant birds and endemic flora and fauna within two weeks safari on this small island. Described as Asia’s one of the most exclusive safari destinations, Sri Lanka is home to many National Parks that promise fantastic encounters with wildlife. Explore this specially tailor-made journey for the wildlife enthusiasts, to feel the joy of ultimate wildlife encounters in Sri Lanka.
Day 1 – Arrival / Negombo
Arrival and Transfer to the hotel in Negombo. Enjoy an exclusive luxury boutique hotel upon arrival where you can sit back and relax from the long journey surrounded by tropical nature. Enjoy a city tour that includes visiting fish markets, fishing villages, a Dutch canal, a Dutch port and famous Roman Catholic churches. On this famous coastline, you have the opportunity to experience the most exquisite cuisine and satisfy your seafood cravings from a range of restaurants & pubs.
Day 2, 3 – Wilpattu
Day 4, 5 – Sigiriya
At the centre of the Cultural Triangle stands the mighty Sigiriya Rock. En route pause at Dambulla Cave Temple, Sri Lanka’s well-preserved cave complex dating back to the first century BC. Climb the 200 metres high Sigiriya on the beautiful stone-carved steps passing through the water gardens, pools, mirror walls, frescoes and water fountains that still work to this day. Enjoy a traditional cultural village exploration to discover the lifestyles of the traditional locals. Relish the steep climbs of the Pidurangala Rock if you are craving a magical sunset. The famous elephant gathering in the Minneriya National Park is a not to be missed experience when you are in Sigiriya.
Day 6, 7 – Gal Oya
Spend the next two days discovering the fantastic encounters of the swimming elephants among other animals such as birds, monkeys, peacocks and spotted deers feasting on the lush greenery of the Senanayake Samudraya (Lake) during a catamaran boat ride and learn about the Sri Lankan indigenous people by visiting the Vedda Village in Gal Oya and learn the generations-old lifestyles and survival techniques in the wilderness. Gal Oya Lodge adds a perfect touch to your wilderness accommodation.
Day 8, 9 – Kumana National Park
Looking forward to adventurous two days inside a national park in Sri Lanka, set a course to Kumana National Park. Enjoy a highly unique and immersive experience of living with untamed wildlife inside the national park while your luxury campsite is environed by the rivers and wetlands of the Kumana National Park. The diversity of the national park will offer you the opportunity of spotting the elusive leopard, sloth bear, fascinating birdlife and the elephants roaming around. The magical setting under the stars has a
candlelight dinner near the campfire will leave you in awe and a world of incredible stories to tell.
Day 10, 11 – Tangalle
Farewell to the wilds and leave to the glorious southern coast where crystal clear surf crashes beyond and your elegant beach resort welcomes you to the world of sheer relaxation in Tangalle. Visit the Rekawa beach at night to see the incredible sightings of turtles coming to the shore to lay eggs. Relax at your luxury accommodation while getting pampered by the aromatic Ayurvedic spa treatments to make this an exceptional beach stay.
Day 12, 13 – Mirissa
Explore the southwest coastline of Sri Lanka with the ultimate luxury of beach stays. Experience a whale-watching private boat ride or walk along the ramparts of the Galle Dutch Fort to experience the magnificent architecture with the relaxing sea breeze during your stay in Mirissa.
Day 14 – Negombo
Head back to Negombo for your last night in Sri Lanka after completing an unforgettable holiday and experiencing many extraordinary adventures. Take a detour to Colombo to experience a city tour in the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Relax and unwind at the luxury resort before flying back.