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12 Days Wildlife tour itinerary for sri-lanka: Uncover The Island's Rich Culture & Heritage

Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Ella, Galle, Habarana, Kandy, Matale, Minneriya National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Unawatuna, Yala National Park, Colombo, Negombo

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Wildlife Tour

Explore Sri Lanka, home to some of South Asia’s most intriguing religious and cultural attractions, featuring elaborate art and architecture, and spectacular festivals, revealing the essence of the island’s fascinating history, and rich cultural heritage. Historical sites still retain many relics and artifacts of bygone eras.

DAY 01

AIRPORT / ANURADHAPURA

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    Pick up from Colombo International Airport or at the pre-requested location in Negombo as per your arrival time.

  • Transfer to the ancient city of Anuradhapura, the first ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms. You may spend the day relaxing after a long journey in the hotel and in the evening.

Overnight stay at Anuradhapura


DAY 02

ANURADHAPURA / SIGIRIYA

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    After the breakfast, head out to Sigiriya with an en-route visit to Hiriwadunna village. Do you like to feel real traditional Sri Lankan village life and taste of real Sri Lankan rice and curry? The best option is Hiriwadunna Village tour. This tour allows you to understand village life as well as experience a bullock cart ride, village walk, tuk-tuk ride and even a catamaran boat ride.

  • After the traditional lunch at the end of the village tour, travel to Minneriya National Park to visit wild elephant paradise by evening jeep safari.

Overnight stay at Sigiriya



DAY 03

SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA

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    After breakfast, head out to visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the second ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms.

  • After the lunch, back to Sigiriya and visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO world heritage site adorning a palace on its peak. A must-visit for anyone visiting Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay at Sigiriya


DAY 04

SIGIRIYA / KANDY

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    After the breakfast, head out to Kandy.

  • En-route, visit Rock Cave Temple in Dambulla, Ceylon spice garden and Muththumari Amman Temple in Matale with your Sri Lankan guide.

  • In the evening, spend the time touring around Kandy town including a visit the cultural performance, Kandy Lake and Ceremony in the Temple of Tooth Relic at 6:30 p.m.

Overnight stay at Kandy


DAY 05

KANDY / NUWARA ELIYA

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    After the hotel breakfast, head out to Nuwara Eliya, known as ‘Little England’.

  • En-route, visit Gem museum & factory. Sri Lanka’s gem industry has a very long and colourful history. Sri Lanka was affectionately known as Ratna-Dweepa which means Gem Island. The name is a reflection of its natural wealth. Marco Polo wrote that the island had the best sapphires, topazes, amethysts, and other gems in the world.

  • After the Gem Museum, visit Royal Botanical Garden, Ramboda Waterfall and Tea factory.

Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya



DAY 06

NUWARA ELIYA / HORTON PLAINS

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    In the early morning at about 5:30 a.m., head out to Horton Plains on a beautiful, scenic trek. This consists of a visit to Worlds End as well as Bakers Fall.

  • On your way back, visit New Zealand Farm and reach to Nuwara Eliya to have your lunch after a long walking journey.

  • In the evening, spend the time touring around the Nuwara Eliya city including a visit to the Gregory Lake, Post office and Holy Trinity Church, which was visited by Queen Elizabeth when she came to Nuwara Eliya during her 1954 official visit to Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya


DAY 07

NUWARA ELIYA / ELLA

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    After the breakfast, transfer to Nanuoya Railway Station to have an amazing train ride. This is just an amazing train ride to experience Sri Lanka, because of the incredible views across the southern Sri Lankan hill country as the train passes in and out of numerous mountain tunnels through tea plantations, eucalyptus forests and nearby villages. The low lying clouds add beauty to the scenery.

  • After your train ride, have lunch in Ella city and visit Nine Arch Bridge. This name is used since the bridge contains 9 arches and this bridge is 300 feet long and 25 feet wide, located almost 3100 feet above the sea level. The surrounding area has seen a steady increase in tourism due to the bridge's architectural ingenuity and the profuse greenery in the nearby hillsides. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. 

Overnight stay at Ella


DAY 08

ELLA / YALA

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    After the breakfast, head out to Yala.

  • En-route visit Little Adam’s Peak and Ravana Water Fall.

  • After the lunch in Thissamaharama, visit Yala National Park by evening jeep safari. Yala is the wildlife for Highest Leopards Density in the world also Sloth Bears, Elephant Herds are roaming naturally & freely with their colleagues of Wild Buffalos, Bores, Deer Species, Sambur Elks, Crocodiles, Monkeys, Foxes, Wild Cat Species, Alligators, Reptiles, Mongoose and many more animals.

Overnight stay at Yala


DAY 09

YALA / UNAWATUNA

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    After the breakfast, head out to Kataragama. Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. People from South India also visit this place to worship.

  • After transfer to Unawatuna.

  • En-route, you may visit, Mirissa Beach and Slit Fishermen.

  • In the evening, you can have a beach relax after 8 Days journey around Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay at Unawatuna


DAY 10

UNAWATUNA / GALLE

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    After breakfast, you can have a day relaxing with some Sri Lankan beer on the Unawatuna Beach.

  • In the evening visit Galle Dutch Fort, a well-known seaport in ancient times as merchant ships anchored here to trade. The famous Fort in Galle was originally built by the Portuguese in 1589 and named Santa Cruz. After the Dutch occupation, it was destroyed and rebuilt on a larger scale to cover an area over 36 hectares. This world Heritage Site is a very interesting place to visit as the old and modern city blend together in perfect harmony.

Overnight stay at Unawatuna


DAY 11

UNAWATUNA / COLOMBO

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    After the breakfast, head out to Colombo.

  • En-route have a magical boat ride down the beautiful Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares are covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands.

  • After the aquatic experience, you can visit sea turtle hatchery in Kosgoda to have an experience of life stages of sea turtles.

  • In the evening you can have a city tour around Colombo, which is the commercial capital in Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay at Colombo


DAY 12

COLOMBO / DEPARTURE

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    After breakfast, get dropped off at the airport as per your departure time.

It’s time for the safe departure with the awesome memories you collected with Sri Lanka Private Tours.

Service End!


  • 720 USD Per Group (* Maximum 03 Persons)
  • 900 USD Per Group (* Maximum 06 Persons)
  • 1020 USD Per Group (* Maximum 09 Persons)
  • Transportation by luxury car or mini-bus with an English speaking Sri Lankan guide/driver.

  • Parking and highway charges.

  • Passenger Insurance cover USD 2800 Per Passenger.

  • Car Wi-Fi.

  • Drinking bottled water for the whole trip.

  • Driver's accommodation.

  • Fuel cost for the whole trip.

  • Site Entrance fees.

  • Hotel accommodations and food.

  • Safari jeep rental and entrance fee.

  • Driver's tips.

  • This itinerary can be modified according to your preferences.

  • Your accommodations for the whole trip in 5 Star hotels to Budget hotels as per your requirements can be arranged. (Extra cost)

  • Sri Lanka is home to some of South Asia’s most intriguing religious and cultural attractions, featuring elaborate art and architecture, and spectacular festivals, revealing the essence of the island’s fascinating history, and rich cultural heritage. Historical sites such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla, once home to ancient kingdoms, still retain many relics and artifacts of bygone eras.

Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Ella, Galle, Habarana, Kandy, Matale, Minneriya National Park, Nuwara Eliya, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Unawatuna, Yala National Park, Colombo, Negombo

Museum
Museum Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
Wildlife
Wildlife Tour
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