Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour

South Coast, Sri Lanka

On Request

Close  The Sri Lankan leopard is native to Sri Lanka classified as ‘endangered’.

Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour

This private tour of Sri Lanka is ideal for anyone seeking a relaxed holiday on a beachfront with exciting wildlife watching and fascinating cultural sightseeing. It features private cultural touring, a private wildlife safari, a private cooking lesson and other activities based on the interests of the travellers. Accommodation is at the country’s two most exclusive resorts, Amangalla and Amanwella. This tour can easily be extended with the Cultural Triangle, Kandy, Colombo and other popular destinations in Sri Lanka. This is also an excellent place for diving, snorkelling and whale watching.

UNLEASH YOUR MOJO:  ON THIS 6-DAY PRIVATE WILDLIFE TOUR OF SRI LANKA’S GALLE AND YALA NATIONAL PARKS.
 

We Love
  • Your own private guide and driver for flexible touring based on your interests.
  • Accommodation is in the most luxurious hotels in Sri Lanka with breakfast.
  • Trouble-free travel experiences, as we take care of all the logistics, so that you avoid irritations and delays.
  • Highly personalised itinerary designed by Sri Lanka specialists with insider knowledge.
  • Around-the-clock support with our local contacts at our associate offices throughout Sri Lanka.
Need to Know
  • AwimAway can book your international and domestic flights.
  • We also arrange activities such as riding elephants, tea tastings, bird watching, whale watching, interacting with Buddhist monks, appointments at Ayurvedic spas, philanthropic activities, touring important buildings designed by architect Geoffrey Bawa and more.
  • Our Sri Lanka tours easily combine with destinations in India, the Maldives and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Sri Lanka Wildlife Experience Designed for travellers who want a slower pace and time to relax at exclusive resorts.
(6 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Galle, Tangalle, Yala National Park


Begin in Galle, the capital of the southern province and one of Sri Lanka's most cosmopolitan cities. Famous for its 17th century Dutch Fort, it is possibly the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions.

During private touring, visit local museums, explore evocative backstreets, walk on the sea walls to the lighthouse, look for reminders of the Dutch and British colonial years, observe daily life, and browse local shops, some of the best in Sri Lanka. Additional activities include visit to a sea turtle hatchery, a traditional mask workshop and the private country estate of Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s most acclaimed modern architect.

Next, spend time at Amanwella, an exclusive ultra-luxury resort overlooking a palm tree-shaded beach on the southern coast of Sri Lanka outside Tangalle. The advantage of a staying at Tangalle is the proximity to the major wildlife reserves of Sri Lanka. Yala National Park is about 1.5 hours away, Uda Walawe National Park is about 1 hour away and Bundala National Park only 40 Minutes away. If you are travelling between January and July, you can see giant sea turtles coming ashore at night to lay their eggs (esp. Rekawa and Kahandamodara beaches). One day visit Mulkirigala, a fascinating ancient rock temple about 30 minutes inland.

Return to Colombo to connect with your onward flights.


Day 1 – Arrive
Galle Private transfer to resort for 2 nights.

Day 2 – Tour
Galle Morning private tour.

Day 3 – Tour
Tangalle Private transfer to resort for 3 nights with touring en route.

Day 4 – Yala National Park
Tangalle Private safari in Yala National Park or Udawalawe National Park.

Day 5 – Experience
Tangalle Morning private cooking lesson.

Day 6 – Depart
Tangalle Private airport transfer.


Hotels

  • Galle:          Amangalla
  • Tangalle:     Amanwella

Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h

 
Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour South Coast, Sri Lanka

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There Sri Lankan Airlines flies twice daily from Heathrow to Colombo. Sri Lanka airlines and BMI fly direct to Colombo while other International carriers like Emirates fly via Dubai and Jet Airways via India. Direct flights take 10 hours. If your itinerary includes India, then you can take domestic carrier (Indian Airlines or Jet Airways), which operates daily flights to Colombo from a number of southern Indian cities. The airport Colombo airport is located 32 km north of capital. You should leave at least an hour and a half for the drive to/from the city centre.

When to go Sri Lanka is a year-round destination with a tropical climate. However, the best time to go is between December and April when there are less rains and the climate is cooler. It is also the peak time for whale-watching in the south of the island where both blue and sperm whales can be seen. Rains arrive in May and stay until September during which it is hot and humid in the cultural triangle and the west coast. However, the hill country around Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains and Bandarawela remains cooler. June is a good time to visit the eastern port of Trincomalee, where blue and sperm whales are observed closer to land. There can be rains between September and November.