Nature and Wildlife
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Overview

Sri Lanka is renowned for its flourishing range of diverse Flora and Fauna spread throughout the island. Long has the country been a hotspot nestling majestic forests and exotic jungles, animal sanctuaries and parks, biological endemism and a myriad of natural habitats. At Whittalls, we have meticulously designed tours to give you the finest experiences of nature and wildlife, exploring habitats that will leave you spellbound. Trust in Whittalls to take you on an exotic ride to witness nature’s extraordinary realm in all its glory.

Blue Magpie
Leopard
Sri Lankan Elephant
Sri Lankan Junglefowl
Tour
Day 01: Airport | Negombo
Airport – Negombo: 35 minutes
AM : Arrival at the airport. Transfer to your hotel in Negombo.
PM : boat excursion to Muthurajawela.
Overnight stay at your Hotel
Day 02: Negombo | Kalawana
Negombo - Kalawana
AM : Leave for Kalawana.
 
Check-in to Hotel.
 
PM : Evening trail at the majestic Sinharaja Rainforest.
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 03: Kalawana | Udawalawe
Kalawana - Udawalawe
AM: Morning trail at Sinharaja Rainforest
PM: Departure to Udawalawe
 
Check-in to Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 04: Udawalawe | Gal Oya
Udawalawe - Galoya
AM: Udawalawe National Park Jeep Safari in 4WD Jeeps.
PM: Departure to Gal Oya.
 
Check-in to Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 05: Gal Oya
Gal Oya
AM: Gal Oya National Park Safari in Jeeps.
PM: Boat safaris in the Gal Oya reservoir. The highlight of your stay will be to witness elephants swimming from one island to another in the Gal Oya Park reservoir. You will have a rare opportunity to meet the only indigenous, tribal community of the country – Aadi Vaasi or the Veddas – the true natives of Sri Lanka. Thereafter you will return to the hotel.
 
Check-in to Hotel
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 06: Gal Oya | Yala
Gal Oya - Yala.
AM: Leave to Yala. 
 
Check-in to Hotel
PM: Afternoon safari at Yala National Park.
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 07: Yala
Yala.
AM: Early morning safari at the Yala National Park.
PM: Afternoon at leisure.
 
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 08: Yala | Bundala | Galle
Bundala - Galle
AM: Early morning safari at Bundala National Park.
 
Leave for Galle.
PM: Discover the Fortress of Galle.
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 09: Galle | Airport
Galle - Airport
AM: Transfer to airport.
 
 
Accommodation
Boulder Garden - Kalawana
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Flameback Eco Lodge - Wirawila
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Wild Coast Tented Lodge - Yala
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Cinnamon Wild - Yala
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EKHO Safari Tissa Hotel - Weligatta
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Uga Bay by Uga Escapes - Passikudah
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Jetwing Blue - Negombo
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Anantaya Resort and Spa - Passikuda
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Gal Oya Lodge - Gal Oya
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Sigiriya Water Garden - Sigiriya
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Excursion

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Horton Plains
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The tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka is a 240m (709ft) can be accessed from the hill town havens that are Haputale or Kalupahana and is ...

Bambarakanda Falls
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Badulla is among the larger cities in Sri Lanka’s famed hill country. Though it isn’t a traditional tourist spot, Badulla does provide easy access to ...

Dunhinda Falls
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Devon Falls
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Everyone loves the sight and smells of a rampaging waterfall - seen from a safe distance, they are magnificent examples of the many dramas nature stages ...

Ramboda Falls
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Kanniya Water Springs have a history that is lost in the mists of time, but visitors today can still experience the ritualistic draw that brought - ...

Kanniya Water Springs
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A narrow, but crucial plot of land that connects mainland Sri Lanka to the northern peninsula, Elephant Pass is also home to Sri Lanka’s largest ...

Elephant Pass
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Even if this is a visitor’s first time in Sri Lanka, there is a likelihood he has seen the Kitugala Bridge before; it was here, ...

Kitulgala Bridge
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Belilena
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A truly distinctive looking waterfall, Bopath Ella is named after the leaf of the sacred Bo Tree whose shape it seemingly takes. The falls has ...

Bopath Ella Falls
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One of the oldest bird sanctuaries in Sri Lanka, the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary is home to around 150 species of birds. Visitors going to Kalametiya ...

Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary
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The Southern Coastal Belt of Sri Lanka is renowned for its incredible beaches, and abundant marine life that venture close to these shores. One of ...

Hikkaduwa National Park
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At 220 m (720 ft) in height, Diyaluma is among the most picturesque and inviting. Located in Kosalanda, close to Badulla, Diyaluma is derived from ...

Diyaluma Falls
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Gregory Lake
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Mahaweli River, literally meaning the Great Sandy River, is at 335 km (208 miles) the longest river in Sri Lanka. From its beginnings in the ...

Mahaweli River
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Known as ‘Little Niagara’, St. Clair’s Falls is located close to Nuwara Eliya and often one of the most idyllic, picture postcard-perfect landscapes in Sri ...

St. Clair's Falls
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Thoppigala, literally translated means ‘hat shaped rock’, is a bio-diversity hotspot that has enjoyed a renewed interest since being reopened in the last decade. From ...

Thoppigala
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One of the jewels of Sri Lanka’s eastern coast, Trincomalee has long been sought after by navies around the world. This deep natural harbour is ...

Trincomalee Harbour
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Located in the midst of the magnificent Knuckles Mountain Range, Riverstone Mountain is a nature-lover’s dream come true. The mountain itself is home to cloud ...

Riverstone
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Delft Island
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Located inside the southern town of Matara, the Matara Star Fort was constructed by Dutch in 1765 and was originally called Redoute Van Eck. Built ...

Matara Star Fort
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This mythical mountain, another supposed remnant from The Ramayana, offers Galle’s most panoramic view. The Rumassala Kanda (Kanda is Sinhala for Mountain or Hill) is ...

Rumassala Kanda
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The Ridiyagama Safari Park is Sri Lanka’s first safari park, and was open to the public in 2016. This 500 acre property close to Sri ...

Ridiyagama Safari Park
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Located in Tangalle, an important coastal outpost for the Dutch keen to protect their strategic interests from other European colonial powers, this fort is unique ...

Tangalle Dutch Fort
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Turtle Hatcheries
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Bundala National Park
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Another one of Sri Lanka’s lesser known national parks, Lunugamvehera is renowned for being home to a variety of migratory birds, its layered vegetation, and ...

Lunugamvehera National Park
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Mulkirigala Raja Maha Vihara
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It isn’t surprising that Sri Lanka, upon first sight, comes across as something out of a fairytale - much of the island is referenced throughout the ...

Ravana Falls and Caves
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Tea Plantations
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Hakgala Botanical Gardens
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Knuckles Mountain Range
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Close to the World Heritage city of Kandy, the Hanthana Mountain Range is a favourite among Sri Lanka’s mountaineering and hiking communities. It is a ...

Hanthana Mountain Range
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Udawattakele Forest Reserve
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Batticaloa Dutch Fort
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Pidurangala
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Another paradise for bird-watching, Anawilundawa is unique in that the park owes its existence to three different eco-systems crashing into one another - zoological residents of ...

Anawilundawa Wetland
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Gal Oya National Park
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Located in the Ampara district, and once known as Yala East National Park, Kumana National Park is an ornithological wonder. Avifauna species that can be ...

Kumana National Park
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One of two national marine parks in Sri Lanka, Pigeon Island is a gateway to an underwater kingdom. Visitors coming to Pigeon Island via Trincomalee ...

Pigeon Island National Park
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The waters off Sri Lanka’s southern and south-western coast is feeding ground for dolphins and whales - and is a must-see for visitors who are enthralled ...

Marine Mammal Watching
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Located within the Hurulu Forest Reserve, the Hurulu Eco Park offers visitors jeep safaris within the park. The park is home to a number of ...

Hurulu Eco Park
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Spanning the Matale and Polonnaruwa districts, the Wasgamuwa National Park is home to abundant wildlife and endemic plants. Wasgamuwa, roughly translated, means ‘sloth bear woods’, ...

Wasgamuwa National Park
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Once upon a time it was among many ancient, man-made reservoirs, the Kaudulla National Park has since become a veritable eco-system for a variety of ...

Kaudulla National Park
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Minneriya National Park
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Wilpattu National Park
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‘The Swamp of Royal Treasures’, Muthurajawela is a marsh that begins in southern region of the Negombo and measures around 7500 acres, earning a reputation ...

Muthurajawela Wet Lands
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Elephant Transit Home
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Udawalawe National Park
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Yala National Park
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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Demodara Nine Arches Bridge
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Galle Face Promenade
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Colombo’s most scenic location, next to the Galle Face promenade, is Viharamahadevi. Named after the mother of the legendary King Dutugemunu, but also called ‘Victoria ...

Viharamahadevi Park
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Royal Botanical Gardens
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Ella Rock
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Little Adam’s Peak
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Point Pedro
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A small, unassuming town in the Jaffna District, Nilavarai’s Bottomless Well is a hidden gem. Quite literally the colour of topaz, the Bottomless Well is ...

Nilavarai Bottomless Well
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Sinharaja Forest
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Sigiriya
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Dambulla
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Anuradhapura
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Martin Wickramasinghe is one of Sir Lanka’s most well-known authors and considered the father of modern Sinhala literature. His books delved into the lives of ...

Martin Wickramasinghe Museum
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Lankathilake Gadaladeniya and Embekke Temples
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Spice Gardens
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Just 16km from Sigiriya Rock, visitors can immerse themselves in a truly Sri Lankan experience by visiting Hiriwadunna Village. The village allows visitors a peek ...

Hiriwadunna Village
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Ketheeswaram Temple
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Located just 1.2km northeast of Mannar Town, in Pallimunai, this Baobab Tree is thought to have been planted by Arabic traders around 700 years ...

700 Year Old Baobab Tree
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Adam’s Peak
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Just 5 km from beautiful Nuwara Eliya, is Sita Eliya, a place shrouded in and mythology. According to the Hindu epic, Ramayana, Sita was a ...

Sita Eliya
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Being one of the largest cities in Sri Lanka’s eastern province, Trincomalee has a coastal belt of its own that, while not the most secluded, ...

Trincomalee Beach
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Kalpitiya Beach
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Passikudah Beach
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Among Sri Lanka’s most scenic beaches, Marble Beach in Trincomalee is a cloud-soft, white sand beach that will bedazzle with its clear blues. Start early ...

Marble Beach
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Arugam Bay
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Easily the most well-known beach in Sri Lanka’s northern coastal belt, Casuarina Beach is named after the lining of Casuarina Trees. Very popular on weekends, ...

Casuarina Beach
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Weligama
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Unawatuna (or Una as the locals call it) was the primary beneficiary of increased tourist visits to Hikkaduwa and Galle. For decades it was a ...

Unawatuna
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Hikkaduwa
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Sighting Beruwela’s beaches lets travellers know that the Sri Lanka’s incredible southern coastal belt is starting. This town of gem merchants is home to high-end ...

Beruwela
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Bentota is the grand old dame of Sri Lankan beach resorts. Colonial powers from the Portuguese to the British came upon its picturesque beach, especially ...

Bentota
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Matara
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Mirissa
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Tangalle
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Galle
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Medirigiriya is a tiny hamlet off the World Heritage city of Polonnaruwa and is best known for its imposing Medirigiriya Vatadage, an ancient temple that ...

Medirigiriya Vatadage
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