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$130 Day Trips & Excursions

Negombo to Wipattu National Park All-Inclusive Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Wilpattu National Park, Saliyapura, Anuradhapura, North Central Province04:00 - 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 NegomboDuration: 18 hours

$65 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Wilpattu National Park Safari

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Wilpattu National Park, Anuradhapura, North Central ProvinceSeek out Sri Lanka’s native wildlife, including leopards and elephants, on a private safari at Wilpattu National Park. Aboard a comfortable, private 4x4 with a driver-guide, roam the forest, grassland, and lakeside trails of the island’s biggest national park. Watch for Sri Lankan leopards, sloth bears, monitor lizards, and crocodile, and see everything from deer and wetland birds to turtles. Admission at own expense, with a choice of a morning, afternoon, or Full day safari.Duration: 4 hours

$700 Cultural & Theme Tours

10 Day Round tour In Sri Lanka

ItineraryDay 1: Airport to NegomboPass By: Negombo Beach, Negombo, Western ProvinceRelax in the beach and Explore the cityNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Negombo To AnuradhapuraStop At: Wilpattu National Park, Anuradhapura, North Central ProvinceA Safari in The wilpattu national park. where people can see different kinds of animals. Specially the willus in Willpattu.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: AnuradhapuraStop At: Thuparamaya DagabaVisit the ancient city of Anuradhapura the first Kingdom of Sri Lanka. Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Anuradhapura to TrincomaleeStop At: Mihintale, Anuradhapura, North Central ProvinceVisit the sacred temple in Mihintale.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: TrincomaleeStop At: Trincomalee Beach, Trincomalee, Eastern ProvinceRelax in Beach.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Trincomalee to SigiriyaStop At: Pigeon Island National ParkEnjoy in the beautiful pigeon island Beach.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: SigiriyaStop At: Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceClimb Sigiriya and explore Sigiriya.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Pidurangala Rock, Sigiriya, Central ProvinceClimb Pidurangala RockDuration: 1 hourStop At: Minneriya National Park, Minneriya, North Central ProvinceHave a beautiful Safari in the Minneriya national park and can watch many elephants.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Sigiriya to KandyStop At: Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceVisit the sacred Temple of Tooth.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kandy City Center, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceExplore Kandy City Center and some shoppingDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 9: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya by TrainPass By: Kandy Lake, Kandy, Kandy District, Central ProvinceExplore KandyNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 10: Nuwara Eliya to AirportStop At: Damro Labookellie Tea Centre and Tea gardenExplore the Tea plantations and the factoryDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Bandaranaike International AirportDrop in The airportNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$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.SKU: LK50060100

$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 ExperienceAnyone 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 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 Day Private Tour to Wilpattu and Anuradhapura from Colombo

Day 01 - Colombo > Panduwasnuwara > Wilpattu > AnuradhapuraStart 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 > ColomboAfter 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 ~

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