Sri Lanka Wildlife and Beach Break
Sri Lanka Wildlife and Beach Break
Sri Lanka Wildlife and Beach Break
Sri Lanka Wildlife and Beach Break

Sri Lanka Wildlife and Beach Break

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$3,301.00
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Private Holiday
7 Days ex Colombo

Explore one of the world’s great wildlife reserves on a jeep safari through the incomparable Yala National Park before retiring to a serene beach-side paradise to recharge for a few days.

Highlights

  • Search for the elusive leopard in the park with the highest concentrations of these great cats
  • Explore in your own time and fashion with plenty of space set aside for your leisure
  • Your own driver and vehicle in Bentota ready for your whims
  • Relax on a picture perfect Sri Lankan beach and let your cares melt away
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation

Day 1: Negombo

Upon arrival you will be met by our local operator inside the airport and taken to your air conditioned private vehicle for transfer to Negombo and check in at your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to unwind from your travels.

Overnight in Negombo.

Day 2: Negombo – Yala (B)

Following breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to Yala (approximately five hours drive). After arrival and check in, the remainder of the day is at leisure to explore your hotel and surrounds.

Overnight in Yala.

Day 3: Yala (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, spend some time at leisure. Towards afternoon you will be transferred to Yala National Park for a safari.

Spread over a vast 1259 Km2 Yala National Park is rightfully known as the heartland of wildlife in Sri Lanka. As your jeep passes through the giant gates of Yala you are not only stepping into the most visited national park in the country but also the lands of a civilisation which thrived during the reign of Sri Lankan kings. With inhabitants including herds of elephant, sloth bear, spotted dear, jackal, extensive bird life, and the highest density of leopards in the world, the park is one of the finest destinations in the country. Over the course of three hours your guide will help you to spot as many of the species as possible.

Once complete return to the hotel & spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Yala.

Day 4: Yala – Bentota (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and continue your way to Bentota – your beach paradise home for the next few days. On arrival at the hotel, check in and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight in Bentota

Day 5: Bentota (B)

Today is set aside at leisure to spend as you see fit, with an air conditioned car and driver available for a mileage of 80 km’s. Alternatively take the opportunity for an optional day tour to visit the Galle Dutch Fort & a River boat ride at the Madu River in Balapitiya (supplement applies).

Optional tour:
Galle the epic Southern capital is where classic Dutch architecture sits in a tropical setting creating a vividly beautiful atmosphere.

Walk the Dutch streets as you observe how European architecture mingles with South Asian traditions, creating a unique cultural smorgasbord. Its original ramparts and bastions showcase evidence of a heritage preserved for more than 3 1/2 centuries. Walk clockwise within the fort to observe the 'old gate' carrying the British coat of arms. Flanking the old gate is the Zwart bastion and the lighthouse standing in its glory next to the Point Utrecht Bastion. Hop into the Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex to be mesmerized by an array of souvenir selections. Or simply soak in the atmosphere of the Dutch fort which remains a working community, with its usual buzz of administrative offices, court complex, commercial buildings, churches, and Southern folks.

Next partake in a river safari at the Madu River in Balapitiya.

Madu River is a complex coastal ecosystem of mangroves and islands. A boat tour is an ideal way to experience hundreds of species of plants and animals in their natural habitat. There are around 64 islands in the river and lagoon, from tiny speck housing and a deserted shrine to one housing 250 families connected to the mainland via a long footbridge. You can visit an island with a Buddhist monastery where the friendly young monks will show you a 150-year-old book made of palm leaves, and how they cook on cinnamon wood on an open fire.

Overnight in Bentota.

Day 6: Bentota (B)

After breakfast, the day is at leisure. Your driver and vehicle will be at available for a mileage of up to 80 km’s for the day.

Overnight in Bentota.

Day 7: Bentota - Airport (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, check out and transfer to the airport in time for your scheduled departure flight.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in chosen class of hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to Yala National Park
  • Jeep safari at the Yala National Park
  • English-speaking chauffeur guide.

Exclusions:

  • International airfares
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Accommodation based on the below or similar

Negombo

First Class: Pledgescape (Deluxe Room)
Deluxe Class: Jetwing Beach (Deluxe Room)

Yala

First Class: Jetwing Yala - Superior Room
Deluxe Class: Cinnamon Wild – Jungle Chalet Room

Bentota

First Class: Avani Bentota – Standard Room
Deluxe Class: Taj Bentota Resort & spa – Superior Charm Sea View Room

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable). All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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