Excluding international flights
- Extensive stays at both Wilpattu and Yala
- Linked by including the little visited Gal Oya national park
- Best tour for leopard and two location whale watching extensions
- Tour can be tailored around your own requirements
Yala and Wilpattu Combined Leopard Safari
Beginning with a night in Kalpitiya, and ending with stay in Tangalle can give you that perfect combination of a relaxed beach stay with marine wildlife tours that are not overly commerical and can often deliver amazing wildlife encounters. In between you have safaris at Wilpattu, which will always be the ‘path less travelled’, and here it is more about the quality of your wildlife encounter, rather than the number of sightings (versus the very popular (and prolific) Yala national park). The real pay-off is the escape from the crowds and that more intimate connection with nature and wildlife. En route there is time for cultural diversions, with the Dambulla cave temples and Sigirya Rock fortress, and further off the beaten track safaris by boat at Gal Oya hoping photograph to ‘snorkelling’ elephants, before the highlights that only Yala can bring.
Best time to visit -MAR
Safari Style -Bespoke Wildlife
PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM COLOMBO AIRPORT TO JETWING BEACH, NEGOMBO
DRIVE FROM NEGOMBO TO KALPITIYA. HALF-DAY DOLPHIN AND WHALE WATCHING BOAT SAFARIS
MORNING FREE IN KALPITIYA THEN TRANSFER TO WILPATTU
THREE FULL DAYS OF MORNING AND AFTERNOON SAFARI IN WILPATTU
Accommodation : Big Game Camp
DRIVE FROM WILPATTU TO DAMBULLA
MORNING VISIT TO SIGIRIYA FORTRESS AND AFTERNOON FREE FOR ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
Accommodation : Amaya Lake
TRANSFER FROM DAMBULLA TO GAL OYA
JEEP, BOAT AND WALKING SAFARI OPTIONS IN GAL OYA
DRIVE FROM GAL OYA TO YALA NATIONAL PARK
THREE FULL DAYS OF JEEP SAFARIS IN YALA NATIONAL PARK
Accommodation : Jetwing Yala
FINAL MORNING SAFARI AND THEN DRIVE TO TANGALLE
MORNING SMALL BOAT WHALE WATCHING SAFARI FROM MIRISSA
Accommodation : Palm Paradise Cabanas
FULL DAY FREE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIVITIES IN MIRISSA
Accommodation : Palm Paradise Cabanas
DRIVE BACK FROM TANGALLE TO COLOMBO AIRPORT
When appropriate you will drive 4-5 hour west back to Colombo airport. We can easily add in a stop en route if required, or have you stay at an airport hotel if your flight home is in the morning
Pricing Info & Dates
- £100 donation to the Tiger Trails Foundation
- A private vehicle and driver throughout
- Private safaris in Wilpattu and Yala
- All activities and transfers as shown
- Cost of international flights (we can quote on request)
- Costs associated with applicable visas
- Lunches in Negombo, Kalpitiya, Dambulla and Tangalle
- Gratuities for your driver and wildlife guides
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Our Clients Say About Us
Recently returned from a trip to Sri Lanka & India. As always, our jointly planned adventures with Wildlife Trails produced another raft of good memories to enjoy. Whilst we have been to both ntries several times, all wildlife trips are uniquely unpredictable & different. It was our first time visiting Wilpatu NP in NW Sri Lanka and would recommend it. It is beautiful forest with plenty of lakes, so very picturesque. Great sightings of leopard, sloth bear, many prey animals & fabulous birds. We were also able to enjoy the company of our regular driver (who has become a good friend), thanks to the efforts of Wildlife Trails. In India we revisited Kanha NP & were rewarded with fantastic tiger sightings; the stuff of dreams. We never tire of these two amazing countries. It is always a pleasure to plan & fulfil our travel arrangements with Wildlife Trails. Satisfaction guaranteed for us through our shared wildlife interests, understanding of our preferences, incredible attention to detail & feeling like we are discussing it with friends rather that a travel company, making hopes become reality.
We did a wildlife and cultural tour of Sri Lanka. We visited Uda Walawe, Yala, Mirissa, buduruwagala, dickwella, Rekawa Turtle Sanctuary, Galle, Kottawa Rainforest and Negombo. The wildlife htings were awesome, we saw everything we were looking for (leopards, whales, elephants, turtles) and one big plus - a Sloth Bear! The Buddhist sites were also really interesting as was the Fort at Galle. The weather was great, the people were really friendly and the accomodation was very nice. We had a really good holiday and we were sorry to have to leave Sri Lanka! I have used Wildlife Trails many times, every holiday has been great and we have always been priveleged to find the Wildlife we have been looking for. I will continue to use Wildlife Trails as they work hard to make the itinerary the customer wants happen, at a good price and in the time you have available for the holiday.