Wild Sri Lanka

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5.0 Based on 14 Reviews
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  • Safari
  • Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Wildlife
  • Marine wildlife
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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ends Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • +5
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Private whale watching from a chartered boat
  • Four game drives within Yala and Udawalawe National Parks
  • Sinharaja Rainforest and Dickwella beach
  • Naturalist guides throughout
Start and end in Colombo, the "Wild Sri Lanka" trip is a guided wildlife tour that takes 10 days. You will travel through Sinharaja, Udawalawe, Talalla and 3 other destinations in Sri Lanka. "Wild Sri Lanka" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Sri Lanka is well known for its cultural heritage and picture perfect beaches, but perhaps less known is that it is also one of the best locations in Asia for wildlife. The wide range of altitudes found in this small island results in a variation of climate and diversity normal only found across a whole continent. Blue whales congregate off the southern coast of Sri Lanka, elephant herds gather in Udawalawe and the elusive leopard rules in Yala. As well as game drives in Sri Lanka’s most famous national parks we visit the steamy Sinharaja Rainforest and relax on the south coast, where the warm waters of the Indian Ocean lap the shore and days can easily drift by from the shade of a palm tree.
5 - Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 01 2019
5 - Excellent
Brilliant introduction to Sri Lankan wildlife
“Im writing this from my Sri Lankan poolside as just about to embark on a more cultural highlights tour but having completed the Wild Sri Lanka trip Im even more excited about whats in store, this is a wonderful country.If you arrive with realistic expectations of hotels, food and especially wildlife sightings, you will not be disappointed.All accommodation has been clean, tidy and comfortable. Kithala resort was idyllic and a real treat, whilst at the other extreme Talalla retreat was eclectic and not my cup of tea but an experience none the less. It was fun watching the monkeys in the trees while I showered in the open roofed area but I did wonder if they may come and grab my shower gel!The game drives were varied and generous, each being at least 3 hours giving as much opportunity as possible to view the animals on offer. Being Wild, nothing can be guaranteed, but our trip did see a Leopard, Sloth bear, multiple close encounters of Elephant, several wild boar, hares, mouse deer, ever present displaying peacock a Civet cat and, for the bird lovers, in excess of 140 different species.Food has been plentiful, of an acceptable standard. Not surprisingly, curry has been a staple, but be prepared for them to be spicier than their Indian counterpart. There are some long days of travel (as identified in some earlier reviews) but this is clearly stated in the itinerary and.........Sri Lanka is a big country and this trip sees a lot of it.For a real taste of wildlife from the Tropical rainforest to a coastal game reserve this trip offers it all.”
  • Anonymous
  • On May 28 2019
5 - Excellent
Wonderful wildlife
“This was a fantastic trip! From the whales and dolphins to the elephants and leopards (yes, we saw one!) every day had an unforgettable highlight. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country of lovely welcoming people and was very well represented by our two wonderful guides. The hotels were very varied in character but of a high standard as was the food. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone looking for a relaxing trip in the beautiful nature of Sri Lanka.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 09 2019
4 - Very Good
Sri Lanka - An Experience
“A wonderful country and friendly people who love their home. We got to see a variety of habitats in the south during this trip which makes for an interesting trip with great variety. Our tour manager went out of his way to give us the best "Sri Lankan Experience". We were able to see a wide range of wildlife. For birders the variety seen was good. Mammal life is restricted in what Sri Lanka has but we managed to see many of what there is, exceptions the Sloth Bear and Leopard. The scenery was fantastic in places, loved the tea plantations and trees. Hotels were average, clean and comfortable, what you might expect on a tour to some remote areas, this is not a 5* hotel tour. The weather was good, tropical downpour in the rain forest and hot, dry, dusty days in the parks.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 06 2019
5 - Excellent
The tour was good, Exodus UK repsonse to critical incident was poor
“i returned from Wild Sri Lanka, the tour was good. If your a birder you will love the trip but you will need to take binoculars. I did not take mine as prior the trip did another trip to the Ancient cities and Jaffna.The accommodation is ok , although the last hotel was really hot and is the one that is not air conditioned. The heat made it quite uncomfortable.The tour guide, driver and assistant were excellent. The naturalist seemed more interested in talking to people with big cameras, chatting to the two young women and at times taking pics for InstagramOn the trip you will see a great variety of birds and some mammals. On this trip we saw Blue Whale, Pilot Whale, Spinner Dolphin, Bottle nose Dolphin. Elephant, Mongoose, Purple faced Leaf Monkey, Macaque Giant Squirrel , another type of squirrel, water buffalo, Hare, Wild Pig. Alas no Leopard or Sloth Bear. I think it was the wrong time of year to see Leopard.Unfortunately i was assaulted by another member of the tour group and it took Exodus UK more than 24 hours to remove the person. The guide and country rep have no power to take action. Exodus UK dealt with the issue during UK business hours. It was a very scary 24 hours having to be around the perpetrator for 3 meal and 2 activities. I chose not to do the extra safari and the perpetrator was going on it. After the removal of the person , no contact from Exodus UK about how i was.IT is only on my return to Australia and after complaining in writing and then to my travel agent that a company representative did contact me. I found there response to my concerns not satisfactory, they were really defensive.So if you do go on this tour , i really hope nothing bad happens and you wont get a prompt response.”
  • Day 1: Start Colombo; transfer to Ahangama beach hotel.
  • Day 2: Morning private whale watching excursion; afternoon visit Galle Fort.
  • Day 3: Transfer to Sinharaja Rainforest; afternoon walk.
  • Day 4: Full day to discover Sinharaja Rainforest.
  • Day 5: To Udawalawe; afternoon game drive in Udawalawe N.P.
  • Day 6: Morning game drive in Udawalawe N.P.; visit Elephant Transit Home at feeding time.
  • Day 7: Transfer to Tissamaharama; afternoon game drive in Yala N.P.
  • Day 8: Morning game drive in Yala N.P.; to Dickwella.
  • Day 9: Relax by the beach in Dickwella; optional whale watching excursion.
  • Day 10: To Colombo; end Colombo.
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 9 dinners included
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Arrival and departure transfers (if booking incl. flights)
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to/from Colombo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Wild Sri Lanka tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Wild Sri Lanka tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 28 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Wild Sri Lanka tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Wild Sri Lanka tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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