Wildlife in Srilanka

4 Days


Sri Lanka’s wildlife is as varied as the island itself, Sri Lanka is second to none in terms of its biodiversity and can be considered the best for big game safaris outside the African continent.  Sri Lanka’s Big Fiveleopard, elephant, sloth bear, blue whale, and sperm whale – are known as the country’s great wildlife attractions. These species are just some of the country’s plethora of wild species of fauna. With 12% of the country designated for wildlife protection, it is easy to get a taste of Sri Lankan wildlife: safari parks and sanctuaries, particularly in the southern and central zones, offer the easiest way to see animals in their natural habitat. Stay alert for a sighting of the endangered leopard; take your time as you watch the elephants feeding and washing in a tank or lagoon, or walk quietly along the beaches of the west and south coast near to marine turtles as they lay their eggs.

Trip Highlights

  • Sigiriya rock
  • Habarana jungle Safari
  • Spice garden
  • Esela perehera
  • Botanical Garden
  • Temple of the tooth relic temple
  • Dinner arrangement in local family


Soon after you touchdown in Sri Lanka, an ECO TRAVELS representative will welcome you at the airport. Here’s to an exciting tour ahead to get a quick glimpse of the beautiful tropical isle. After a 4 hours’ scenic drive from the airport, you will reach your first destination – Minneriya, where you will enjoy an adventurous jeep safari in the evening at the Minneriya National Park. The Minneriya national park situated 182 km away from Colombo in the North Central Plains of Sri Lanka, is home to a variety of fauna and flora. At the massive Minneriya Rainwater Reservoir, (the highlight of the park) you will witness the most awaited elephant gathering. This is a thrilling sight and experience, plus a memory to cherish for the rest of your life. The park is home to 24 species of mammals and over 170 species of birds, and out of the 25 species of reptiles recorded in the park 8 are endemic to Sri Lanka. After an exhilarating 3-hour safari in the wilds, you will take a short and picturesque drive towards Habarana, which will be your next place of visit. Upon reaching Habarana, you will check-in at your hotel and then proceed for a delectable dinner followed by a relaxing overnight stay in Habarana. Thereafter the drive to Habarana. Check into the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at a hotel in Sigiriya/Habarana
Day 2 :
Your day starts early today, with the climb to the country’s most famous and iconic rock fortress – Sigiriya. Recognized from miles away, the soaring ‘Lion Rock’ is an archeological wonder and a testament of Sri Lanka’s city planning, water gardens, engineering and fortification in the 5th century AD. The rock peak is home to an incredible blue-green landscape with lush green gardens and advanced irrigation systems. Declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO, you will be thrilled to see the beautiful frescoes and the fascinating mirror wall of the rock fortress. It is undoubtedly the most treasured historical monument in Sri Lanka and the most visited tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. Once you climb down the rock fortress. After absorbing the majestic view, you will proceed to the ‘Hill Capital’ – Kandy. En-Route to Kandy you will visit the Matale spice garden to enjoy your Lunch, where you will see many different types of Sri Lankan spices and understand how the island is famous for its spices in the past and present while enjoying a complimentary head massage. Situated, just 25 km from Kandy, the Matale spice garden is one of the best spots for spices on the island, and here you will be introduced to various spices and be shown how these spices are grown and processed much to your awe. spend the night in Kandy. Check in to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy.
Day 3 :
Today you will embark on a city tour in Kandy (after breakfast) to visit The Sacred Tooth Relic temple – Kandy‘s key attraction and symbol of sovereignty enshrined in great splendour. The Esala Perahera held in August each year is a must-see, and this spectacular pageant honours the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. After visiting the tooth relic temple, you will drive around the iconic Kandy lake admiring the serene and stunning landscape merged with the beauty of nature. Next, you will visit the Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, a magnificent 57-hectare garden that treasures the best of tropical flora, aromatic spices, palms, rare medicinal herbs and endangered plant species. The Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya is among the finest gardens in the world that display a great variety in plant life. Delight in a lunch (purchased by you) under the shady orchards while engrossing in the beauty of nature before heading to Colombo in the evening. Upon reaching the commercial hub of the country – Colombo, you will then take part in a Colombo city tour from Fort and Pettah covering the key commercial and residential areas of the city whilst sighting the important landmarks – Galle Face Green, old parliament, the lighthouse clock tower, Colombo harbour, Gangarama Temple on the Beira Lake, Independence Square and the Viharamahadevi Park. This exciting tour will bring you back to the buzzing city life and show you the interesting nightlife happenings of the Colombo city. Overnight stay in a hotel in Colombo. Relax after checking in to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo.
Day 4 :
Today is your last day on the paradise isle. Indulge in a lavish spread of breakfast before proceeding to the airport for departure. In Case the departure flight happens to be late in the night an appropriate Sri Lankan Dinner arrangement will be made with a Local Family. This brings you to the end of an exciting, fun-filled and memorable adventure in Sri Lanka!


Cost Includes

  • Accommodation on Double or Triple Sharing
  • Accommodation on BB Basis.
  • Transportation by Air-Conditioned Vehicle with an English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • Government Tax and Service Charge at all the Hotels

Cost Excludes

  • Peak Period Supplements at the Hotels, Lunch & Dinner throughout the Tour, Video Camera and Still Camera permits at the visiting places, Entrance fees to sites not mentioned above, Cost of beverage throughout the tour, Expenses of a personal nature, Any other services not specified above and Entrance & Activity Fees


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Wildlife in Srilanka