Big Game Safaris in Sri Lanka – Winter Itinerary

9 Nights & 10 Days, Seasonal: November – April only.

1

Upon arrival at Sri Lanka you will be greeted by a Classic Sri Lanka representative and be transferred to Colombo (30 min drive) where you will be checked in to your hotel.

Spend 01 night in Colombo.

Galle Face Hotel, Colombo

  • Room Landmark Room
  • Basis Bed & Breakfast
2

In the morning, head towards Uda Walawe National Park 4 hrs drive).

Take part in an afternoon safari at Uda Walawe National Park. The park is famous for its year round population of elephants. Get up close and personal with these majestic giants.

Spend 02 nights in Uda Walawe.

Grand Uda Walawe Safari Rersort, Uda Walawe

  • Room Deluxe Room
  • Basis Half Board
3

Early morning and late afternoon safaris at Uda Walawe National Park. Keep a lookout for the elusive Jungle Cat which is seen occasionally at Udawalawe.

A visit to the Elephant Transit Home (a facility which rehabilitates orphaned elephants and releases them back into the wild) will be included after your morning safari.

Grand Uda Walawe Safari Rersort, Uda Walawe

  • Room Deluxe Room
  • Basis Half Board
4

Early morning, one last visit to Uda Walawe National Park.

After breakfast, leave for Yala.

Take part in an afternoon safari at Yala National Park. Yala is world famous for its diverse wildlife from an array of bird species to larger terrestrial mammals such as the Wild Buffalo, Sloth Bear, and Elephant and most famous of all the Leopard.

Spend 03 nights in Yala.

Cinnamon Wild, Yala

  • Room Jungle Chalet
  • Basis Half Board
5

Early morning and late afternoon safaris in Yala National Park. Keep a sharp eye open for movement among the thick shrub, as it might be a Sloth Bear, “the ghost of the forest”.

Cinnamon Wild, Yala

  • Room Jungle Chalet
  • Basis Half Board
6

Early morning and late afternoon safaris in Yala National Park. Spend some time at a waterhole of many of the man-made lakes inside the park. It is interesting to see the activities one can observe in these water bodies, from basking crocodiles, to Spotted Deer coming to drink water, to a myriad of water birds wading around looking for fish. If one is lucky to come across a leopard it’s a sight to behold. The apex predator of the Sri Lankan wilderness, the elusive leopard is a beautiful and stealthy hunter.

Cinnamon Wild, Yala

  • Room Jungle Chalet
  • Basis Half Board
7

arly morning, take part in one last game drive at Yala National Park.

Afterwards, head towards the town of Mirissa (3 hour drive).

Spend 03 nights in Mirissa.

Casa Mirissa, Mirssa

  • Room Palm Suite
  • Basis Half Board
8

Early morning, go on a whale and dolphin watching tour from Mirissa. Blue Whales and resident pods of Spinner Dolphins are seen on most outings. Pods of migrating Sperm Whales, Killer Whales, Bryde’s Whale and Short-finned Pilot Whale are some of the other marine mammals occasionally encountered.

In the afternoon you have the option of a guided boat safari along the Nilwala river in Matara famed for its Saltwater or Estuarine Crocodiles. These living dinosaurs can grow over 15 feet long and are the ultimate predator of the river ecosystem.

Casa Mirissa, Mirssa

  • Room Palm Suite
  • Basis Half Board
9

Early morning take part in one more whale and dolphin watching from Mirissa.

Spend the remainder of the day at leisure enjoying the golden beaches and blue waters.

Casa Mirissa, Mirssa

  • Room Palm Suite
  • Basis Half Board
10

Today you will be transferred to the Bandaranaike International Airport (3 hour drive)

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