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$130 Day Trips & Excursions

All Inclusive Private day tour to Wipattu National Park From Negombo

04:00 - Pick up from your Hotel in Negombo & Transferred to Wilpattu national park.07:00 - On arrival at the park you can take your packed Breakfast & start your morning game drive.The sanctuary lies inland from the coast and is entirely within Northern Province. A safari in Wilpattu is very different from any of the other major national parks. Visitor numbers remain very low and even in high season, it's common for there to be no more than a handful of tourist jeeps in the park at any one time. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, which gives Wilpattu a wonderful, and genuine, wilderness feeling. Here you can also find huge swathes of dense, dry country woodland, masses of birds and, with a little luck, an impressive array of wildlife including leopards, sloth bears, spotted deer, wild pigs, and crocodiles.12:30  - Picnic lunch will be served at a nice location01:30 - 18:00 -  Evening Game drive18:00 - Transferred back to your hotel in Negombo

$56 Outdoor Activities

Private Tour: Wilpattu National Park Safari

Meet up with your driver at the gate of Wilpattu National Park in Anuradhapura at approximately 5:30am or 2:30pm to start your exciting safari tour in Wilpattu National Park.Wilpattu National Park, the largest wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka, spans an area of approx. 131,693 hectares with altitude ranging between the sea-level and 152 meters. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1905 and in 1938 elevated to the status of National Wildlife Park. On November 7th, 1947, the northern area of Wilpattu was declared as Wilpattu North Sanctuary. Wilpattu National Park is situated in the dry zone and is unlike any other wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka. A unique complex of over 50 wetlands called “Villu” is the most prominent topographical feature of the national park. ‘Villu’ are shallow natural lakes filled with rainwater surrounded by open grassy plains amidst the dense scrub jungle. The presence of these Villus with an abundance of water can best be explained in the weather patterns that prevail over the park: while the period of drought is only during the months of May to early September, the main rainy season is during September to December with the heavy downpours of north eastern monsoon; inter monsoon season visits the park March and April. Annual temperature in the Park is around 27.2 Celsius and its annual rainfall is approximately 1000 mm.Wilpattu National Park has various natural habitats - coastal belt, natural lakes (villus), rocky outcrops, scrublands, open grasslands and dense forest provide for numerous species of animals. Among the species are 31 mammals. The biggest draws in Wilpattu are Leopards (Panthera pardus kotiya) and Sloth bears (Melursus ursinus). Apart from those two mammals are Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus), Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, jackals, sambhur, barking deer, mouse deer Wild Pig, Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and Mugger Crocodiles. Butterflies recorded include the Great Eggfly, Blue Mormon, Common Mormon, Common Rose Great Orange Tip, Glad-eye Bushbrown, Blue Mormon, Common Mormon, Common Rose and Crimson Rose.Countless species of birds can also be found and the park plays host to numerous winter migrants from November to March, while menacing crocodiles top the list of reptiles. Also roaming on the grasslands are Star tortoises (Geochelone elegans) at Wilpattu. In the large Villus are Pond turtle (Melanonchelys trijuga) and the Soft shelled turtle (Lissemys punctata). The tour ends at the original departure point.

$403 Outdoor Activities

1 Night Camping in Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park (Willu-pattu) Located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. The park is located 30 km west  Anuradhapura and located  26 km north of  Puttalam  (approximately  204 km north of Colombo). The park is 131, 693 hectares and ranges from 0 to 152 meters above sea level. Nearly sixty lakes (Willu) and tanks are found spread throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world renowned for its Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) population.  The Leopard population in Wilpattu is still not yet known. 41 species of Mammals (4 endemics), 149 Bird species including 3 endemic species, 57 Reptile species (8 Endemic species) have been identified within Wilpattu national park. Mammals that are identified as threatened species living within the Wilpattu National Park are the elephant (Elephas maximus), Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) and water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Sambhur, spotted deer, mongoose, mouse and shrew are more of Wilpattu residents. The Safari & Camping Experience Anyone visiting Wilpattu National Park will experience wildlife safaris that will surely make their stay something memorable and unique. Given a choice between standard camping and premium camping services, the options available are designed to suit almost any type of wildlife enthusiast or visitor. With a two safari sessions that are available for 1 Night 2 Days, in the Wilpattu National Park, this wildlife safari and camping tour caters to the visitor’s needs, either providing an all-out experience of the park, or the must-experience 1-day tour that will cover most of the park’s features and must-see locations.

$389.15 Private & Custom Tours

2 Day Private Tour to Wilpattu and Anuradhapura from Colombo

Day 01 - Colombo > Panduwasnuwara > Wilpattu > Anuradhapura Start your journey at 0700 hrs from your hotel in Colombo. You will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura Travels. After the formalities at the hotel, you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Willapttu, en route make a pause at Panduwasnuwara and visit the Ancient Kingdom. (Travel Time – 2 to 2 ½ hrs) Explore the ancient kingdom of Panduwasnuwara, which was briefly the capital during the 12th century. Wander amongst the ruins of the city with its pagodas, image houses, meeting halls and the citadel. Visit the now restored former temple of the tooth relic, which lies just outside the citadel's walls. View the palace and listen to the many legends that surround it. Thereafter continue to Wilpattu and go on a lovely jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park. (Travel Time – 2 to 2 ½ hrs) Feel the call of the wild with the Wilpattu National Park Safari. Get a chance to catch sight of the elusive Sri Lankan Leopard and famous Sri Lankan Elephant. See hundreds of other wildlife such as deer, buffalo, monkeys, crocodiles, and rare birds. Get the photographs of a lifetime as you become one with nature. On completion of the safari, proceed to Anuradhapura, check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time – 40 to 50 mins)Day 02 - Anuradhapura > Colombo After a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and visit the Sacred City of Anuradhapura. Walk through the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century AD. View the pagodas, monastic buildings and ponds that are scattered all over the vast area. Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings in the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery. Gain more knowledge about Sri Lanka's history as you walk in the footsteps of Kings. On completion start your journey back to your hotel in Colombo. (Travel Time - 4 to 4 ½ hrs) ~ End of Tour ~

$392.60 Private & Custom Tours

2 Day Private Tour to Wilpattu and Anuradhapura from Negombo

Day 01 - Negombo > Panduwasnuwara > Wilpattu > Anuradhapura Start your journey at 0700 hrs from your hotel in Colombo. You will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura Travels. After the formalities at the hotel, you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Willapttu, en route make a pause at Panduwasnuwara and visit the Ancient Kingdom. (Travel Time – 2 to 2 ½ hrs) Explore the ancient kingdom of Panduwasnuwara, which was briefly the capital during the 12th century. Wander amongst the ruins of the city with its pagodas, image houses, meeting halls and the citadel. Visit the now restored former temple of the tooth relic, which lies just outside the citadel's walls. View the palace and listen to the many legends that surround it. Thereafter continue to Wilpattu and go on a lovely jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park. (Travel Time – 2 to 2 ½ hrs) Feel the call of the wild with the Wilpattu National Park Safari. Get a chance to catch sight of the elusive Sri Lankan Leopard and famous Sri Lankan Elephant. See hundreds of other wildlife such as deer, buffalo, monkeys, crocodiles, and rare birds. Get the photographs of a lifetime as you become one with nature. On completion of the safari, proceed to Anuradhapura, check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time – 40 to 50 mins)Day 02 - Anuradhapura > Negombo After a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and visit the Sacred City of Anuradhapura. Walk through the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century AD. View the pagodas, monastic buildings and ponds that are scattered all over the vast area. Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings in the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery. Gain more knowledge about Sri Lanka's history as you walk in the footsteps of Kings. On completion start your journey back to your hotel in Negombo. (Travel Time - 4 to 4 ½ hrs) ~ End of Tour ~

$377.51 Private & Custom Tours

2 Day Private Tour - Anuradhapura from Kandy

Day 01 - Kandy > Dambulla > AnuradhapuraStart your journey at 0700 hrs from your hotel in Kandy. You will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura Travels. After the formalities at the hotel, you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Dambulla. (Travel Time - 2 to 2 1/2 hrs)Visit the historic caves of the Golden Temple of Dambulla, dating back to the 1st Century BC. View the ancient murals depicting the life story of Lord Gautama Buddha. Marvel at the hundreds of Buddha figurines and other deities scattered across the five main caves. Visit the Cave of the Divine King, Cave of the Great King and the Great New Monastery. See the giant golden Buddha Statue just a little distance outside the cave complex and hear the tales of this ancient kingdom. Thereafter proceed to Anuradhapura, check in at the hotel and rest. (Travel Time - 1 to 1 1/2 hrs)Later in the evening visit the Sacred City of Anuradhapura. Walk through the sacred of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century AD. View the pagodas, monastic buildings, and ponds that are scattered all over the vast area. Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings in the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery. Gain more knowledge about Sri Lanka's history as you walk in the footsteps of Kings. Thereafter return to your hotel and rest. Day 02 - Anuradhapura > Wilpattu > KandyEarly in the morning proceed to Wilpattu National Park to go on a lovely jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park. Go on a lovely jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park. Feel the call of the wild with the Wilpattu National Park Safari. Get a chance to catch sight of the elusive Sri Lankan Leopard and famous Sri Lankan Elephant. See hundreds of other wildlife such as deer, buffalo, monkeys, crocodiles, and rare birds. Get the photographs of a lifetime as you become one with nature. Wilpattu National Park is believed to have the highest concentration of Leopard in the entire World. After the safari return back to the hotel, relax, check out and visit Mihintale Rock. (Travel Time – 20 to 30 mins) Visit the place where Buddhism began in Sri Lanka. See the spot where the meeting of King Devanampiyatissa and Monk Mahinda took place. View the monastic ruins at the foot of the mountain. Walk in the footsteps of Mahinda as you visit the cave where he resided. View historic stupas, Ambasthala Dagoba and the Maha Stupa. Enter the ruins of an age long past to understand its impact on the history of Sri Lanka. On completion proceed to your hotel in Kandy. (Travel Time – 3 ½ to 4 hrs) ~ End of Tour ~

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