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Yala leopard safaris with East coast beach stay, Kandyan hills and culture

15 days from £2430*

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This is a Private Tour

  1. Day 1

    meet and greet at Colombo airport and transfer South to Galle, time to explore the Dutch Fort and Harbour and overnight at the ‘Sun House’

  2. Day 2

    option to visit Kottawa Rainforest nearby, before taking the coastal route via Weligama and Dickwella to Yala.  Check in to ‘Jetwing Yala’ for your 4 night stay

  3. Day 3, 4, 5

    morning and afternoon private jeep safaris inside Yala National Park

  4. Day 6

    morning jeep safari and later transfer via the Maligawila Buddha statue to the ‘Stardust Beach Resort’ at Arugam Bay

  5. Day 7, 8, 9

    three full days to relax and enjoy this chilled out location, popular with watersports enthusiasts

  6. Day 10

    morning drive north-west to the ‘Rangala House’ at Udispattuwa, near Kandy

  7. Day 11

    visit the Knuckles range of mountains, or explore the local tea plantation tracks, rich in bird, amphibian and reptile species

  8. Day 12

    you have time to explore Kandy and its lakeside before continuing via the spice plantations of Matale to the ‘Giritale Hotel’, near Polonnaruwa

  9. Day 13

    morning guided tour of Polonnaruwa (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and later visit Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park (according to recent herd movements)

  10. Day 14

    take your time over the journey West to Negombo, stopping to visit Dambulla and/ or Sigiriya along the way.  Overnight at the ‘Jetwing Lagoon’

  11. Day 15

    transfer to the airport and bid a reluctant farewell to your driver and to Sri Lanka


Accommodation: a private tour throughout, tried and tested hotels and lodges, with upgrade options on request. Half-board at Yala and Giritale, full-board at Rangala House, breakfast only in Galle, Arugam Bay and Negombo.

AC car and driver for round trip transfers.  Private standard safari jeep with local park guide.  It is possible to upgrade to a deluxe jeep at Yala, and/ or to be accompanied throughout by a specialist naturalist.

Cost: from £2430 per person based on two sharing or from £2010 per person based on four travelling, (excludes international flights)

Dates: valid from 1st May 2017 to 31st October 2017

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* Based on 2 persons and not including flights

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