10 Days / 9 Nights
October 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017

Tour Name : SRI LANKA ELEPHANTS AND OTHER MAMMALS TOUR
Duration : 10 Days / 09 Nights
Season : SUMMER 2016

Day 1                    : Airport – Katunayaka

Meet on arrival and transfer to Katunayaka.
Rest of the day at leisure.
In the evening at 18:00 hrs, meet your guide and other members of the group for tour briefing.
Dinner and overnight stay at Tamarind Tree Hotel, Katunayaka.

Day 2                    : Katunayaka – Minneriya – Sigiriya

After breakfast leave for Sigiriya.
Lunch at the hotel.
In the afternoon do a safari at Minneriya National Park to see elephants and other mammals.
In the night visit to forest garden to see slender Loris and other nocturnal mammals.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Sigiriya.

Possible Mammals:   Fishing cat, Jungle Cat and Rusty-spotted Cat, Ring-tailed or small Civet, common Palm-civet or Toddy Cat, Spotted Deer, Sri Lanka Giant Squirrel, Palm Squirrel, Grey Slender Loris, Mouse Deer, bats, Black-naped hare, Jackal, Ruddy Mongoose, Elephant, Grey Mongoose, Otter, Toque Macaque, Grey Langur, purple faced leaf monkey, wild buffalo, Grey Slender Loris.

Day 3                     : Sigiriya – Minneriya – Sigiriya

After breakfast visit nearby forest areas for birding and mammal watching.
Lunch at the hotel.
In the afternoon do a safari at Minneriya National Park to see elephants and other mammals.
In the night driver in the area to see nocturnal mammals.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Sigiriya.

Possible Mammals:   Fishing cat, Jungle Cat and Rusty-spotted Cat, Ring-tailed or small Civet, common Palm-civet or Toddy Cat, Spotted Deer, Sri Lanka Giant Squirrel, Palm Squirrel, Grey Slender Loris, Mouse Deer, bats, Black-naped hare, Jackal, Ruddy Mongoose, Elephant, Grey Mongoose, Brown Mongoose, Toque Macaque, Grey Langur, purple faced leaf monkey, wild buffalo, wild Boar.

Day 4                   : Sigiriya – Kandy

After breakfast leave for Kandy.
Lunch at the hotel.
In the afternoon do a city tour of Kandy and visit Temple of Tooth Relic.
In the evening walk around the hotel garden to see small mammals.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Tree of Life.

Possible Mammals:   Jungle cat, Rusty-spotted Cat, Ring-tailed or small Civet, common Palm-civet or Toddy Cat,  Sri Lanka Giant Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Palm Squirrel, Mouse Deer, bats, Black-naped hare, Ruddy Mongoose, Stripe-neck Mongoose, Toque Macaque, wild Boar, porcupine, barking deer.

Day 5                    : Kandy – Nuwara Eliya

Do early morning walk in the hotel garden to see mammals.
After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya.
Lunch at the hotel.
In the afternoon visit Hakgala Botanical Gardens.
Dinner and overnight stay at Leisure Village Hotel.

Possible Mammals:   Duskey palm Squirrel, Palm Squirrel, bats, Black-naped hare, Stripe-neck Mongoose, Bear Monkey.

Day 6                    : Nuwara Eliya – Kirinda

After breakfast leave for Yala.
Lunch at the hotel.
In the late evening do a safari outside the National Park to see mammals.
Dinner and overnight stay at Cinnamon Wild Hotel.

Possible Mammals:   Jungle cat, Rusty-spotted Cat, Fishing cat, Ring-tailed Civet, common Palm-civet Cat,  Sri Lanka Giant Squirrel, Palm Squirrel, bats, Black-naped hare, Ruddy Mongoose, Brown Mongoose, Toque Macaque, Grey Langur, Purple Face Leaf Monkey, Elephant,  buffalo, mouse deer, wild Boar, barking deer, Sambhur, Leopard, Sloth Bear.

Day 7                    : Kirinda – Yala – Kirinda

Leave for full day safari at Yala National Park with packed breakfast and lunch.
Dinner and overnight stay at Cinnamon Wild Hotel.

Possible Mammals:   Jungle cat, Rusty-spotted Cat, Fishing cat, Ring-tailed Civet, common Palm-civet Cat,  Sri Lanka Giant Squirrel, Palm Squirrel, bats, Black-naped hare, Ruddy Mongoose, Brown Mongoose, Toque Macaque, Grey Langur, Purple Face Leaf Monkey, Elephant,  buffalo, mouse deer, wild Boar, barking deer, Sambhur, Leopard, Sloth Bear.

Day 8                    : Kirinda – Udawalawa

After breakfast leave for Udawalawa.
Lunch at the hotel.
In the evening do a safari at Udawalawa National Park.
Dinner and overnight stay at Centauria Hotel.

Possible Mammals:   Jungle cat, Rusty-spotted Cat, elephant, Palm Squirrel, Spotted Deer, Wild Buffalo, Black-naped hare, Grey Mongoose, Toque Macaque, wild Boar, Ruddy Mongoose, Jackal.

Day 9                    : Udawalawa – Katunayaka

After breakfast leave for katunayaka.
Lunch at the hotel.
Evening is at leisure at the hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay at Tamarind Tree Hotel.

Day 10                    : Katunayaka – Airport

After breakfast transfer to Airport.

Important notes :

  • Visits to wild life parks will be at client’s own risk. Safari Vehicles available are non air-conditioned and basic.
  • You are strongly advised to obey the instructions given by the interpreter and the Wild Life Officers while you are seeing animals.
  • It is advisable to wear soft-shoes.
  • It is advisable to have sunglasses, sunburn lotion, insect repellent and personal effects for warm, windy and rainy conditions.
  • Respect the local customs and accept the differences.
  • Please bring your own binoculars.

Cost : (In U.S. Dollars)

Cost per person sharing Double room : US$ 1750.00 per person
Single Room Supplement : 330.00

Please Note:

The above rates are nett and include all government taxes.
These rates are subject to change without prior notice in the event government changes the tax policy.

  • The official check-in time at all hotels will be 14:00 hrs.
  • The official check-out time at all hotels will be 11:00 hrs.

Please obtain Online Visa Authentication prior to arrival by visiting   www.eta.gov.lk

The above prices include:

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary on Full board basis for 9 nights from Dinner on day 1 to Breakfast on day 10.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle from Airport to Airport.          (safari Vehicles are none A/C)
  • Entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cost of safari vehicles at Minneriya, Yala and Udawalawa National Parks.
  • Services of an English Speaking Birding & wildlife chauffeur interpreter from 1-6 pax and interpreter from 7 pax onwards.

Above prices does not include :

  • Entrance fees to sites not specified above.
  • Cost of beverage throughout the tour.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Tips and porterage.
  • Any other services not specified above.

Cancellation policy

  • 21 days or less  – 100% cancellation charge.
  • Between 21 days and 28 days –  50% of the tour cost.
  • Above 29 days  – No cancellation charges provided no commitment or advances are made to 3rd parties.

Cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of rooms after the release period.