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Our 12-day ‘Wildlife in Sri Lanka’ tour is absolutely perfect for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts who also want some relaxation on the beach after safari time. Sri Lanka has an incredibly high concentration of national parks considering its size and also a region of untouched primary rainforest. It’s home to a high density of wild elephant and leopard, and has a huge variety of migratory and endemic birds.
The tour starts with a night upon arrival in the fishing town of Negombo only 20 mins from the airport, or inland in rural Gampaha to relax after your flight. The following morning transfer 5 hours inland to Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve, Sri Lanka’s last remaining area of primary tropical rainforest, and a UNESCO World Heritage site because of this. Sinharaja escapes the tourist crowds and its undisturbed lands are home to over 50% of the island’s endemic species! Next up you’ll visit Udawalawe National Park, a wild area home to elephants, followed by Yala, a coastal national park with a great population of leopard and the nearby local village of Tissamaharama where you can experience traditional activities like buffalo curd making, fishing and Palmyrah weaving.
This trip also includes some time on the beach from which you can visit a turtle hatchery and go on a whale and dolphin watching boat trip. If you are a keen bird watcher, the nearby Bundala National Park is an easy reach on this itinerary and really is a hidden gem. Finally, end with a couple of nights in the charming old city of Galle within the Fort walls, its cobbled streets flooding with character.
1 night Negombo – 1 night Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve – 1 night Udawalawe National Park – 2 nights Yala National Park – 3 nights Tangalle Beach – 2 nights Galle