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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.
Explore the natural lakes of Wilpattu National Park and search for Sri Lankan Leopards, elephants, sloth bears and an array of other wildlife; visit the rock fortress of Sigiriya and spend time in Minneriya National Park, home to a large population of elephants; enjoy the beautiful flora of Peradeniya Botanical Gardens in Kandy; and spend the day at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Horton Plains.
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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 visit the revered Temple of the Tooth. (B)
This morning take a scenic train ride through the picturesque tea-growing highlands 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 to spectacular World’s End. You may even encounter herds of sambar or wild boar. The trek takes approximately four hours. (B)
Transfer to Yala National Park and in the evening take an infrared night safari in search of nocturnal wildlife. (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)
Drive to Uda Walawe, famous for its elephants. Also visit the Elephant Transit Home, where rescued elephants are rehabilitated for release back into the wild. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
NOTE: Yala National Park is closed 01 Sep - 15 Oct.
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