Wildlife Safari Tours in Sri Lanka | driverlankatours.com

Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour 14 Days

Sri Lanka is a more attractive destination for Wildlife. Driver Lanka Wildlife Tours allow you to experience multiple National Park, Rain Forest around the Island and Whale Watching at Southern Coast of Sri Lanka.

  • Day 1-Negombo

    Airport / Negombo (Approx. 20 minutes)

    On your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will get your first taste of warm Sri Lankan hospitality; Representatives from Driver Lanka tours will welcome you at the Airport and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

    Negombo City Tour in evening

    Negombo is a modest beach town located just 10km from Bandaranaike International Airport. With a stash of decent hotels and restaurants to suit all pockets, a friendly local community, an interesting old quarter and a reasonable (though somewhat polluted) beach, Negombo is a much easier place to find your Sri Lankan feet than Colombo.

    Overnight stay at Negombo Hotel

    Wildlife Safari Tours Packgage in Sri Lanka | driverlankatours.com
    Negombo Beach | driverlankatours.com
    Negombo City Tour in evening | driverlankatours.com
    Stay at Negombo
  • Day 2 - Wilpattu

    After the breakfast drive to Wilpattu

    Wilpattu National Park

    Experience the wonders of a jungle safari at Wilpattu National Park – the largest and one of the oldest National parks in Sri Lanka. With over 30 species of mammals and an impressive variety of flora and fauna spanning its jungles and nature trails, a visit here is definitely something to remember for a lifetime. In addition to the flood plain lakes that are banked with white delicate sands, the park is full of endless dense, dry zone woodland forest interspersed with masses of birds and an awesome array of wildlife including spotted deer, wild boar, sloth bears, elephants and leopards.

    Participate for a Jeep Safari across the national park and you will be the luckiest if you can capture a leopard to your camera.

    Wilpattu National Park | driverlankatours.com
    Wilpattu National Park Leopard | driverlankatours.com
    Wilpattu National Park Wild Life | driverlankatours.com

    There after proceed toproceed to Anuradhapura for your stay in a hotel.

  • Day 3- Anuradhapura

    After breakfast drive to visit Anuradhapura

    Sri Maha Bodhiya

    The Bodhi tree was planted on a high terrace about 21 feet. It was surrounded by railings and today is the one of the most sacred place of Buddhist in sri lanka. There are other bo-trees in close proximity to this sacred bo-tree. The parapt wall around the compound where bo-tree is planted about 700ft. in length. This wall was constructed during the reign of king kirthi Sri Rajasingha to protect from wild elephants. It is the most sacred and religious place in sri lanka.

    Anuradhapura | driverlankatours.com
    sri maha bodhi| driverlankatours.com
    Anuradhapura Ancient City | driverlankatours.com

    Ruwanveliseya

    Ruwanweli maha Seya was built by the great king Dutugamunu who reigned from 137BC to 119BC from Anuradhapura.Ruwanweli Seya temple is the most venerated Buddhist site in Anuradhapura.This is also known as swarnamali chitya, Rathnamali chaitya. This dagaba was built on firm foundation. There was recorded that inside the dagaba are enshrined valuable gems statues made of gold. Courtyard on which the stone tablets were laid is known as the salapatala courtyard. Near the Salapatala courtyard is made of sand.

    Ruwanweli maha Seya | driverlankatours.com
    Ruwanweli Seya temple | driverlankatours.com
    Anuradhapura Ruwanweli Seya | driverlankatours.com

    Thuparama

    In a beautiful woodland setting north of the Ruvanvelisaya Dagoba, the Thuparama Dagoba is the oldest dagoba in Sri Lanka – indeed, probably the oldest visible dagoba in the world. It was constructed by King Devanampiya Tissa in the 3rd century BC and is said to enshrine the right collarbone of the Buddha. Its ‘heap-of-paddy-rice’ shape was restored in 1862 to a more conventional bell shape and to a height of 19m.

    Thuparamaya | driverlankatours.com
    Thuparamaya Dagoba | driverlankatours.com
    Oldest Dagoba in Sri Lanka | driverlankatours.com

    Then proceed to the hotel in Habarana and overnight stay there.

    Stay at Habarana
  • Day 4 -Minneriya/Polonnaruwa/Habarana

    After breakfast you will be drivent to Minneriya National Park

    Jeep safari in Minneriya National Park

    Minneriya national park is located 182 kms away from Colombo, in the North Central Plains of Sri Lanka. The major city closest to Minneriya National Park is Polonnaruwa. The recently renovated, the ancient Minneriya Rainwater Reservoir irrigates a considerable area of the district of Polonnaruwa and is the focal point of the Minneriya National Park. May to October is the best period to visit Minneriya National Park in view of the famous Gathering of the wild elephant herds. It is the largest known meeting place of Asian Elephants in the world. During this period herds up to 300 elephants are seen at the 8,890 hectare park within a few square kilometers of the Minneriya Reservoir.

    Minneriya national park | driverlankatours.com
    polonnaruwa national Park| driverlankatours.com
    Minneriya Reservoir | driverlankatours.com

    Polonnaruwa

    Gal Vihara

    The Gal Vihara,also known as Gal Viharaya, is a rock temple of the Buddha situated in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in north-central Sri Lanka. It was constructed in the 12th century by Parakramabahu I. The central feature of the shrine are four images of the Buddha, which have been carved into the face of a large granite rock. Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya ( Uththararamaya) is one of the main attraction in Polonnaruwa. The name Uththararama means the temple by the north side. This was done by king Parakamabahu (year 1153 -1186) in Polonnaruwa Kingdom time.

    Samadhi Buddha Statue  | driverlankatours.com
    Polonnaruwa Gal Vihara | driverlankatours.com
    Polonnaruwa Rock Temple | driverlankatours.com

    Polonnaruwa Vatadage

    The centerpiece of the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, the Dalada Maluwa (the hall of the Tooth Relic), was a sacred precinct containing 12 magnificent buildings. Although there are numerous vatadage across Sri Lanka, the Vatadage at Polonnaruwa is the most famous. As with many other vatadage, it had a stupa in the centre with four Buddha images facing the cardinal directions.The Vatadage, one of the oldest & most beautiful monuments in Polonnaruwa, is to our left as we enter the Dalada Maluwa. In spite of its modest proportions, the circular building with concentric terraces is a superbly planned & executed 12th century masterpiece. It was certainly intended to house the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha, which is now deposited at The Sacred Temple of Tooth in Kandy. Built by King Parakrambahu the great (1164-1196AD), it was later embellished by King Nissankamalla (1198-1206).

    Polonnaruwa Vatadage | driverlankatours.com
     Polonnaruwa Dalada Maluwa | driverlankatours.com
    most beautiful monuments in Polonnaruwa | driverlankatours.com

    After that proceed to hotel in Habarana

    Stay at Habarana
  • Day 5 - Sigiriya/Kandy

    After breakfast drive to Sigiriya

    Sigiriya Rock Fortress

    Sigiriya was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. A millennium publication listing the 70 wonders of the world features Sigiriya quite high in the order.Sigiriya refuses to reveal its secrets easily, and you'll have to climb a series of vertiginous staircases attached to sheer walls to reach the top. On the way you'll pass a series of quite remarkable frescoes and a pair of colossal lion's paws carved into the bedrock.

    colossal lion's paw in Sigiriya | driverlankatours.com
    Sigiriya Murals | driverlankatours.com
    Sigiriya Rock Fortress | driverlankatours.com

    Dambulla Rock Cave Temple

    The beautiful Royal Rock Temple complex sits about 160m above the road in the southern part of Dambulla. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area

    Dambulla Rock Cave Temple | driverlankatours.com
    Dambulla Golden  Temple | driverlankatours.com
    Dambulla Cave  Temple | driverlankatours.com

    Then after visit Dambulla Cave Temple get lunch and drive to Kandy

    Kandy

    Evening visit Spice Gardens

    Spice Gardens

    Visit a spice garden, enjoy the Sri Lanka’s world renowned spices at their source where smells of cinnamons, pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and mace overwhelm the senses and the visitors are provided an insight into an age old industry of spice production, which attracted many a European and Asian merchants to the ports of ancient Sri Lanka.

    Matale Spice Garden |  driverlankatours.com
    Spice Garden |  driverlankatours.com
    Spice Garden Matale |  driverlankatours.com

    Overnight stay at the hotel in Kandy.

    Stay at Kandy
  • Day 6 -Kandy/Nuwara Eliya

    Today visit The Temple of Tooth Relic after breakfast.

    The Temple of Tooth Relic

    The golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic – a tooth of the Buddha.It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.

    Royal Botanical Garden

    Golden roofed Temple |  driverlankatours.com
    Temple of Tooth Relic |  driverlankatours.com
    Kandy Tooth Relic |  driverlankatours.com

    Royal Botanical Garden

    Just outside of Kandy is the lovely Peradeniya Botanic Garden, who once were reserved exclusively for Kandyan Royalty. Today is it open to the public, making it the largest botanic garden in Sri Lanka, covering 60 hectares.

    Royal Botanical Garden |  driverlankatours.com
    Peradeniya Botanic Garden |  driverlankatours.com
    Botanical Garden Kandy |  driverlankatours.com

    Then after visit Botnical Garden get lunch and drive to Nuwara Eliya

    Overnight stay at the hotel, Nuwara eliya.

    Stay at Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 7 - Nuwara Eliya (Horton plains)

    Leave from the hotel at 5.30 a.m. to go to horton plains

    horton plains

    Horton plains in Sri Lanka, is the coldest and windiest location in the country. It consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystem. At an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level, Horton Plains spreads across over 3,169 hectares of the highest tableland of the island. In view of the large number of endemic flora and fauna species, Horton Plains was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 30th July 2010. . The Horton Plains plateau comes to a sudden end at World’s End, a stunning escarpment that plunges 880m. The walk here is 4km, but the trail then loops back to Baker’s Falls (2km) and continues back to the entrance (another 3.5km). The 9.5km round trip takes a leisurely three hours. Unless you get there early, the view from World’s End is often obscured by mist, particularly during the rainy season from April to September.

    Horton Plains |  driverlankatours.com
    Sri Lanka Wildlife Holidays |  driverlankatours.com
    Horton Plains Nuwara Eliya |  driverlankatours.com

    Overnight stay at the same hotel, Nuwara eliya.

    Stay at Nuwara Eliya
  • Day 8 - Nuwara Eliya to Rathnapura via Kithulgala

    After the Breakfast Nuwara Eliya to Rathnapura via Kithulgala

    Kitulgala White Water Rafting

    In the wet zone forest area you'll find one of Sri Lanka's finest locations, splendid and rich with nature's gifts. The town is called Kitulgala, where wildlife lives, plants grow, fishes and water creatures strut about with no inhibitions at all. Sri Lanka preserves natural beauty by protecting it, the people do not let any harm come to the nature of animals and plants. Kitulgala goes through two monsoons each year and is titled the wettest place in the whole country. Kitulgala is famous for the exotic birds that roam the sky above it, the mouth-watering rice-curry lunch that's served and the Kelani River.

    kithulgala |  driverlankatours.com
    Kitulgala White Water Rafting |  driverlankatours.com
    kithulgala Water Rafting |  driverlankatours.com

    Then proceed to Rathnapura

    Rathnapura

    Ratnapura District is most famous for its gems, one of our island’s first exports, like tea, tusks and spices. Certainly most of the people of this district have connections with the gem trade, in its many facets, either mining, cutting, polishing and making Jewellery. At the centre of this, quite the most beautiful of industries, is Ratnapura (City of Gems). Here you will find stones of excellent quality, luster and variety..... sapphires, rubies, amethysts, topaz, garnets, tourmaline, cat’s eyes, star rubies and sapphires and the mysterious moonstones (feldspar), to name a few. Craftsmanship of high quality, all cutting and polishing is being done the traditional way by hand.

    Rathnapura Gems |  driverlankatours.com
    Rathnapura Waterfall |  driverlankatours.com
    Rathnapura Sri Lanka |  driverlankatours.com

    Over night stay at Rathanapura hotel

    Stay at Rathnapura
  • Day 9 - Sinharaja Rain Forest

    Sinharaja Rain Forest

    Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988. The reserve's name translates as Kingdom of the Lion.

    Sinharaja Rain Forest  |  driverlankatours.com
    Sri Lanka Wild Life in Sinharaja  |  driverlankatours.com
    Sri Lanka lowland rain forest |  driverlankatours.com

    Evening visit surrounding in Ratnapura to see the Tea plantations and waterfalls.

    Over night stay at same hotel

    Stay at Rathnapura
  • Day 10 - Udawalawe

    After breakfast in the hotel proceed to Udawalawe.

    Udawalewe National Park

    Framed by soaring highlands on its northern boundary, the Udawalawe National Park is one of the world's best places to see wild elephants. Largely comprised of grasslands and bush forest, it's also one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka for game spotting.

    Udawalewe National Park  |  driverlankatours.com
    Udawalawe wild elephants  |  driverlankatours.com
    Udawalawe grassland forest |  driverlankatours.com

    Over night stay at Udawalwe hotel

    Stay at Udawalawe
  • Day 11 - Yala National Park

    After breakfast in the hotel in Udawalewe proceed to Yala National park where you will find the highest density of the Leopards in Sri Lanka.

    Yala National Park

    Yala National Park is Sri Lanka's most famous national park. Forming a total area of 1268 sq km of scrub, light forest, grassy plains and brackish lagoons, it's very rich in wildlife and you're virtually certain to encounter elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes and monkeys. Plan your trip carefully, however – such is Yala's appeal that the main tracks and viewing spots can be crowded.

    Leopards in Sri Lanka |  driverlankatours.com
    Yala National Park  |  driverlankatours.com
    Wildlife Safari in Yala  |  driverlankatours.com

    Overnight stay at a hotel in Yala.

    Stay at Yala
  • Day 12 - Ahangama

    After the Breakfast drive to Ahangama Beach Hotel

    you will have different Beach stay options as you are travelling through the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka.

    Tangalle, Unawatuna, Mirrissa, Galle, Hikkaduwa, Benota are few beach options you have.

    Tangalla is the gateway to the wide-open spaces and wide-open beaches of southeast Sri Lanka. It's the last town of any size before Hambantota and has some old-world charm. But you're really here to find your perfect beach, and there are several nearby.

    Southern Coast of Sri Lanka |  driverlankatours.com
    Tangalla Beach |  driverlankatours.com
    Beach in Sri Lanka |  driverlankatours.com
    Stay at Ahangama
  • Day 13 - Ahangama (optional depending on the season whale watching)

    If you are staying Near to Galle-Hikkaduwa you will be having the option of Whale Watching depending on the season.

    Hikkaduwa beach is a very popular destination to international tourists. It is a beautiful beach where you can relax, enjoy the sun and have the option of surfing, snorkeling or scuba diving. Being the site of the famed coral garden, glass bottomed boats are available on hire and visitors can explore the underwater fantasies. It is also an internationally popular destination for board-surfing and surfing. Hikkaduwa is also well known for its upbeat night life and delicious roadside cuisine which presents a fusion of Sri Lankan and western food. The extraordinarily attractive beach of Hikkaduwa is a place of fun and excitement and always has something for everyone.

    Hikkaduwa Beach |  driverlankatours.com
    Tourist attraction in Hikkaduwa |  driverlankatours.com
    City of Hikkaduwa |  driverlankatours.com
    Stay at Galle
  • Day 14 - Departure via Colombo

    Today is the last day of the tour. After breakfast proceed to the airport via Colombo which is the commercial heart of Sri Lanka.

    You will be dropped to the Airport in the evening

    Dropped to the BIA

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