(10 days, 9 nights)
Arrival and met by your English-speaking guide/driver at the Airport
Drive to Wilpattu National Park –short evening safari.
Full day safari in Wilpattu National Park
Check out after a leisurely breakfast
Drive to Habarana, register at the hotel
Evening safari in Minneriya National Park
Check out, and drive to Kandy, for the train trip; driver will take your bag by road, and meet you at Ella station
Overnight stay in Ella
Drive to Yala National Park - short evening safari.
Full day safari in Yala National Park
Drive along the beautiful south coast of the island to
Mahamodara, Sea Turtle Centre
Then to Galle, to the hotel
Overnight stay in the walled city of Galle
Hiyare and Kottawa are two rainforest sites less than 20km (half an hour) from the port city of Galle. Further away (one-and-a-half hours) is Kanneliya, the largest remaining tract of lowland rainforest in Sri Lanka. All three provide opportunities for rainforest safari to see some endemic plants and animals, especially the giant dipterocarp trees which are some of the most important timber trees in Asia.
Safari to one or two of the rainforests accessible from Galle (TBC)
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Bentota
Check in to your hotel, enjoy the famous South Beach or take in some shopping
In the evening, sample the cuisine (especially if you like seafood) and amazing sunsets
Overnight stay in Bentota
Leisurely breakfast then your driver/guide will take you to the airport in good time for the flight home