Wild and Scenic Sri Lanka


  • Asia & The Far East

  • Steady pace

Tour : WSSL

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Overview

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Explore the grasslands and lagoons of Udawalawe and Yala National Parks on a jeep safari and meet the orphan elephants. Journey into the misty hills of Nuwara Eliya, and wander the colonial remnants of Colombo on this striking Sri Lankan experience.

Highlights

  • Elephant Transit Home See orphan elephants being fed in this wild setting.
  • Udawalawe National Park Explore this handsome habitat on a jeep safari and spot wild buffaloes and crocodiles.
  • Yala National Park Home to Panthera pardus katiya, a majestic leopard endemic to Sri Lanka.
  • Nuwara Eliya Train journey from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy.
  • Kandy Visit the Temple of the Tooth, home to one of Sri Lanka’s most important relics.
  • Colombo Stroll the lawns of the Galle Face Green promenade and Dutch Hospital precinct.

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners

Colombo

Day
1

Welcome to Sri Lanka's capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Colombo - Udawalawe

Day
2

Pass by green paddy fields, rubber plantations, and lush tea estates as you make your way to Udawalawe, via Ratnapura, the location for much of the country's gem mining. Continue into Udawalawe National Park, which has one of the highest densities of wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Take a game drive around this stunning area, looking for elephants as well as other wildlife-the National Park boasts sambar deer, wild buffaloes, mongooses, bandicoots, foxes, water monitor lizards, crocodiles, and sloth bears.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Udawalawe - Yala

Day
3

Journey south this morning to visit the elephant transit home where orphaned elephants are cared for before being returned to the wild. Continue to Yala National Park for an afternoon game drive. The park is home to a number of leopards; sightings of these beautiful creatures are not uncommon. Yala is also a birdwatcher's paradise, with around 230 species recorded in the park. Also look out for elephants, sloth bears, water buffalo, macaques, and mugger crocodiles-Yala really is Kipling's Jungle Book brought to life.

Note-During the months of Sep/Oct Bundala Park will be used instead of Yala Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Yala - Nuwara Eliya

Day
4

Take a scenic journey through the forests and tea plantations to the misty hills of Nuwara Eliya, also known as "Little England." Set high above sea level and surrounded by rolling hills, its cool temperatures, humidity, and rainfall provide the perfect climate for tea production. Tour a tea factory and take a sightseeing tour around the town.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Nuwara Eliya - Kandy

Day
5

Take a train to Kandy. After lunch, visit the Peradeniya Botanic Gardens, which are renowned for their collection of orchids, spices, and medicinal plants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kandy

Day
6

A jumble of culture, history and colonial buildings, Kandy is nestled amongst forested hills and is one of Sri Lanka's most interesting cities. This morning visit the famous Temple of the Tooth, where it is said that the relic tooth of Buddha is enshrined. Later, enjoy a comprehensive tour of this green city, taking in the colourful market place, the upper lake drive and the Gem Museum. Also there is a visit to the Arts & Crafts Centre. This evening, why not take part in a cultural show where you can marvel at drummers, dancers and fire walkers?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kandy - Colombo

Day
7

Travel back to Columbo for an afternoon sightseeing tour of this bustling city. Along the way, you will see the Galle Face Green promenade, Dutch Hospital precinct, Fort Railway Station, a Hindu Kovil, the Beira Lake, and Independence Square.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Colombo

Day
8

Your tour ends today.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

 

What's included

Tour only

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals

Tour with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes

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