Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives

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Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives

Wild side of Sri Lanka and Maldives

 

Duration

21 Days

Price

Starting From USD 2996 per person

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in small hotels, Eco Lodges, tented safari lodges, 3 star hotels, small simple hotels to 5 star beach resorts for 20 nights with
  • Private transfers with an English speaking chauffeur during the Sri Lankan sector
  • Shared Sea Plane transfers to and from Male International Airport to South Ari Atoll

Day 01 and Day 2 - Mirissa

Arrival in Sri Lanka, meet with our representative at the arrival lounge and transfer to Mirissa, approximately 3 hours drive. Mirissa is a coastal town in south of Sri Lanka and is popular for its beaches. Mirissa is so close to the continental shelf, hence within 1 hour boat trip in the Indian Ocean you could encounter with resident Blue Whales of the Indian Ocean. Boat leaves by 7 AM off the coast of Mirissa from Mirissa Fisheries Harbour and return to the shore by noon. Whale watching trip off the coast of Mirissa, guarantees 95% chances of seeing Blue Whales in the Indian Ocean. So you will be picked up at 6 AM from your hotel for the Whale watching excursion. Upon return to the shore, you could spend some relaxing time by the beach. You will be staying in a small hotel by the beaches of Madihe, near Mirissa.

Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives

Day 3 and Day 4 - Sinharaja Rain Forest

You will be then going to the south end of Sinharaja Rain Forest for two nights staying in simple eco lodge almost inside the rain forest. While at the rain forest you could take part in guided rain forest walks to witness endemic and resident birds of Sinharaja and also several insects. There are several Leopards in the forest but spotting them is no easy. If you wish you could also do a night walk by the border of the forest to see some nocturnal species.

Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives

Day 5 and Day 6 - Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe NP is a primary location to see the Asian Elephants in large herds in close quarters. We do one afternoon and one morning game drives to see these giants in their utmost natural habitat. You will be staying two nights in a small hotel near the park entrance.

Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives

Day 7 and Day 8 - Yala National Park

Stay in a simple tented safari lodge near Yala for two nights and go on one afternoon and one full day guided safari with an experienced naturalist to see Leopards, Elephants and Sloth Bears, not to forget various resident, endemic and migratory birds. Yala NP is one of the best places in the world to see the elusive big cat, Leopard.

Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives

Day 9 - Nuwara Eliya

To break the long journey to Habarana from Yala, we stop for one night in Nuwara Eliya, the Tea capitol of Sri Lanka in a small simple hotel at the heart of Nuwara Eliya town. In the afternoon you may either relax at the hotel or do some leisurely walks in Nuwara Eliya town.

Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives

Day 10 to Day 12 - Habarana

Again due to a long journey from Nuwara Eliya to Habarana, we make this stop a three nights stay at the very heart of the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. You will be staying at a comfortable eco lodge in Habarana surrounded by nature. The hotel’s garden is a good place to see some birds. While at Habarana, we take you for a guided safari in Minneriya NP, another top spot to see Asian Elephants in large herds, especially from July to August. That is not all; a walk in Sigiriya sanctuary near the Sigiriya Rock Fortress enables you to see many varieties of birds while Polonnaruwa cultural site is a good place to get up close and personal with three types of primates of Sri Lanka. If you are interested in history, you may also make a visit to Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives

Day 13 and Day 14 - Wilpattu National Park

Yes, we cover Wilpattu NP too, another good place to see the big cat, Leopard. Wilpattu NP is the largest NP in Sri Lanka and in our opinion is the most beautiful NP in Sri Lanka. You will be staying in a simple safari lodge near Wilpattu National Park where you will be accompanied by a well experienced naturalist during one afternoon and one full day safari in Wilpattu NP. Other than Leopards, Wilpattu is home for Sloth Bears, Crocodiles and many varieties of birds.

Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives

Day 15 - Negombo

The last night in Sri Lanka, you will be staying a 3 star hotel in Negombo, on the beach and very close to Colombo International Airport.

Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives

Day 16 to Day 20 - South Ari Atoll

Today, you will be flown to Maldives, 1 hour flight from Sri Lanka and upon arrival in Male International airport you will be flown to Ari Atoll by Sea Plane, a 25 minute scenic sea plane journey.

For three full days you could go diving in various dive sites in South Ari Atoll which is famous for its Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, and Turtles. South Aril atoll is the ideal place for go diving to see Whale sharks as they tend to inhabit the warm waters of Aril Atoll. You could also see an abundance and variety of other marine creatures found on the living reef, including 150 species of tropical fish such as sweet lips, trigger fish, butterfly fish, porcupine fish and many more.

Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives
Wildlife and Diving Tours in Sri Lanka and Maldives

Day 21 - Flight back home

Your Sri Lanka and Maldives Wildlife Adventure comes to an end. You will be flown to Male International Airport by a 25 minutes sea plane flight to catch you flight back home.