Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
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.
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.
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
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.
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
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. Try and avoid travelling between September and November when cyclones may occur with heavy rains.
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.
Passport/Visa UK Passport holders travelling to Sri Lanka for business or tourist purposes are required to get the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) Visa. ETA holders are issued a 30 day short visit visa at the port of entry in Sri Lanka. Upon arrival, you are required to produce your passport to the immigration officer to obtain the necessary clearance. It is advisable that you keep a copy of the ETA approval with you. Passports should have one blank page and be valid for no less than six months from the date of arrival.