The first destination of your Wildlife adventure will begin in Sinharaja. After an early breakfast, you will make your way to the Sinharaja Forest Reserve which is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka as well as a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO. It is home to a wide variety of endemic flora and fauna and is one of the lushest forests in the country.
Depending on the time you start your journey to Sinharaja, you may have the opportunity to visit the Muthurajawela Wetland situated just south of Negombo. The Muthurajawela Marshes cover an area of approximately 6,000 hectares, inclusive of the Negombo lagoon.The wetland has a high density of fauna due to its nutrient rich nature. A variety of mangroves and other types of flora including medicinal plants are found alongside numerous types of birds, butterflies and fish, some of which are endemic. Crocodiles, monitor lizards, and Sri Lanka’s largest snake, the python, are also native. This wetland is also important in the water management of the city areas surrounding it.
Uda Walawe National Park
On your second day, you will travel to the south-central sector of Sri Lanka to the Uda Walawe National Park. This destination which reflects the identity of an African game park is home to over 500 elephants who roam in herds. Among the other animals spotted at Udawalawe are leopards, buffalo, deer and sloth bears as well as mongooses, bandicoots, foxes, water monitor lizards and crocodiles. You will be provided with a guide who is well informed about the species and their habitats in the area to ensure that you get to witness as many creatures of the wild as possible.
Uda Walawe National Park
You will remain at Udawalawe for another day to experience a full day Safari at the park. You will be provided with lunch with the Safari and have the option of enjoying a river bath after the tour. During the latter part of the day you will be guided to the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe. This animal shelter serves as a home to orphaned elephant calves who need special care and protection before being released to the wild.
Yala National Park
The next destination of the tour will take you to yet another hotspot for wildlife. The Yala National Park is a sought after Wildlife destination around the world due to its reputation of being one of the best places to site leopards. You will be taken on an exciting Safari with Leopard Trails, during which, you will get the chance to witness a large spectrum of wildlife. Yala is also a great place for bird ringing and enables the sighting of over 100 species of bird during a two night stay. Yala is also home to a large density of mugger crocodiles and tusked elephants.
Yala / Rekawa Turtle Watch
You will travel to Kandy after an early breakfast, a world-renowned city of Sri Lanka with beautiful landscapes, rich history and warm people. The drive to Kandy is relatively long. Therefore, the rest of the evening will be best spent enjoying a quiet meal or relaxing at your hotel. Towards the latter part of the day you will get to witness a wonderful Kandyan cultural dance show which will give you a glimpse of the unique culture the hills of Sri Lanka has to offer.
The last day of the tour will take you to a location where blue whale watching is said to be the easiest when compared to anywhere else in the world. At Mirissa, you will get to travel to the middle of the ocean and watch the beauty of not just whales, but also Whale watching in Mirrissa. whale sharks, turtles, and some kinds of dolphins. This will be a perfect end to an adventure of seeking on nature’s wonders.