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Sri Lanka is full of wildlife with some of the densest populations of elephants and leopards in the world. Take a journey through some of the best wildlife parks the country has to offer.
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10 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, services of a private car and an English speaking chauffeur guide.
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The lesser known Wilpattu National Park
Infrared night safari in Yala
Trekking Horton Plains
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On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Embark on a walking tour via the bustling bazaar, Independence Square, the national museum and finishing at a Barefoot fair trade shop.
Depart for Wilpattu National Park, studded with natural lakes and home to a vast number of Sri Lankan leopards. Along with big cats there is the chance to see elephants, sloth bears and an array of other wildlife and flora on a jeep safari. Continue to Anuradhapura. (B)
Enjoy a morning of sightseeing around the ancient city of Anuradhapura before continuing on to Sigiriya. (B)
Visit Sigiriya’s impressive rock fortress this morning and then continue to Minneriya National Park. Spread over 8800 hectares, Minneriya is a sanctuary for elephants in particular, but also deer and birdlife. Return to Sigiriya. (B)
After breakfast depart for Kandy. On arrival a city tour will showcase the heritage, culture and history of the region. In the late afternoon experience a cultural show. (B)
This morning visit the peaceful Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Explore pavilions, manicured gardens and beautiful flora. Afterwards continue to Nuwara Eliya. (B)
Spend the day at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Horton Plains. Incredible landscapes are uncovered as you trek through green pastures, evergreen forests and waterfalls sheltering all sorts of flora and fauna. You may even encounter herds of sambar or wild boar. The trek takes approximately four hours. (B)
En route to Yala stop at the Elephant Transit Home in Uda Walawe, a facility established to rehabilitate orphaned calves to release back to the wild. In the evening take an infrared night safari in Yala National Park. (B)
The day is at your leisure until an afternoon jeep safari where you can search for elephants, leopards, sloth bear, spotted deer and much more. (B)
Transfer to Galle where a city tour will uncover European architecture mingled with South Asian traditions. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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13 Days / 12 Nights
From Colombo to Sigiriya, southern beaches to the tea plantations, Kandy to the national parks - you'll love Ceylon!
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