Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka boasts of a diverse variety of wildlife and flora. This itinerary is planned so that you can discover all the main wildlife hotspots of Sri Lanka within the span of just 11 days. The variety of ecosystems seen on this tour can be fathomed by the starting point of an afternoon safari right through to the Sinharaja Rainforest, and everything in between!

The hotspots include Minneriya National Park, which is the largest known meeting place of Asian elephants in the world. Bird-watching follows up next at the Udawatte Kele sanctuary. Here you can see several species of endemic birds in Sri Lanka. Even more wildlife can be observed at the Bundala National Park. The tour will take you through some more places of interest, and the full details are provided in the "Package Details" section as you scroll down.

The team at TravelOn will guide you safely through all these locations and back to the airport for your departure (hopefully with a return trip in mind!) We know that you might need to see some of the numerous places that are not included in the preset planner - this is exactly why we give you the option to add or remove places of interest as you prefer. Simply, message us and get in touch using the booking form on this page.



After arriving to Colombo International Airport, a chauffeur/guide will greet and transfer you to Negombo. You will be checked in to a luxurious hotel of your choice from a wide array of hotels to choose from.

Enjoy a hefty breakfast at your hotel. Afterward you will leave to Anuradhapura, and visit the Wilpattu National Park; in search for the elusive Leopards, Sloth Bears, as well as crocodiles and water monitor lizards, en route. After an enjoyable afternoon safari, you will continue to Anuradhapura for dinner (Sri Lankan or Western) and an overnight stay at your preferred hotel for a good night’s sleep.

After a substantial breakfast to keep up with the day’s activities, you will be toured around the ancient city of Anuradhapura; one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization. Then you will head towards Habarana, check in to your hotel and in the late afternoon visit Minneriya National Park for your second afternoon safari. Minneriya National Park gives the opportunity to see herds of Elephants throughout the year. It is the largest known meeting place of Asian Elephants in the world. Return back to your hotel at Habarana for a well-deserved dinner and rest.

After enjoying a breakfast spread at your hotel, depart towards Kandy, stopping by Sri Lanka's single most dramatic sight, Sigiriya; an ancient rock fortress, namely the eighth world wonder. In the evening you will be provided a Kandy city tour with a visit to the sacred Temple of Tooth Relic and witness a cultural dance. Afterwards return to your hotel in Kandy for some peace and quiet.

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then you will visit Udawatte Kele Sanctuary; a historic forest reserve on a hill-ridge in the city of Kandy where you will witness a variety of birds including endemic birds of Sri Lanka. Then you will head toward Nuwaraeliya, stopping for an exciting and informative visit to the tea factory. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure after a checking in to your hotel.

Rise up early for a visit to the Horton Plains National Park. The Horton Plains plateau comes to a sudden end at the popular World’s End, a stunning escarpment that plunges 880m. Be prepared for an adventurous hike and a breath taking view. In the afternoon you will be travelling to Thissamaharama. You will be checked in for a hotel there, to rest after a tiresome day.

Have an early morning visit to Bundala National Park; a thorny scrub jungle home to birds, crocs, wild boar, mongooses, monitor lizards, monkeys and elephants. In the afternoon visit Yala National Park for more exciting animal watching and beach. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure and an overnight stay at your hotel.

After enjoying Sri Lankan Breakfast delicacies, you will be travelling to Sinharaja, where you will be provided a visit to the Udawalawe National Park En route; the best National Park to see Elephants in Sri Lanka. Afterwards check in to your hotel in Sinharaja for the night.

Rise up early to visit the spectacular Rainforest in Sri Lanka, Sinharaja; home to over 50% of Sri Lanka’s endemic species of birds, mammals and butterflies, as well as many kinds of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians. Sinharaja, the last viable remnant of Sri Lanka’s tropical lowland rainforest, bounded by rivers on 3 sides, is a trek to be explored. After the amazing exploration, you will be transferred to a beach hotel down south, where you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Have a day as you please enjoying the golden sand, blue waters and the exciting joy it brings.

The day of departure, where you will be given transport to the airport as you bid adieu to Ceylon.

This trip was just 11 days of Sri Lanka's diverse wildlife! You start to wonder how such a small island in the Indian Ocean can boast of such a variety of wildlife. Exceptional service by TravelOn and its crew!

Praveen Jayakody

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