Bird Watching and Wildlife Safaris

Tour Details

Your wilderness Journey

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We love exploring the remoteness of Belihuloya, two stunning escapes in Uva, visits to Galle and Negombo


*Includes meet and greet at airport / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support

  • Duration:
    11 days or tailor-made
  • When to go:
    Available all year but best during May to September
  • Accommodation:
    Intimate tented campsites, exclusive star beds, Eco Resort and a Boutique Villa
  • Perfect for:
    *Nature and wildlife lovers
    *Avid photographers
    *Ornithologists and keen birdwatchers
    *Stargazers searching for tranquillity
    *Families who love the outdoors and exclusivity
  • The Guiding:
    right guide matters for wildlife journeys. Each privately guided walk or jeep safari is led by an Ayu in the Wild local guide who loves to bring natural history to life. In the 3-4 tent intimate campsites the bushwalks will be led for the entire group by naturalists at each camp.
  • Can it be tailor-made:
    This is just our personal favourite combination of national parks, accommodation, activities and experiences. It is meant to inspire you to talk to our Travel Designers who love to customise an itinerary based on your budget and interests
  • National Parks and bucket list experiences:
    On this wilderness journey you will explore the Udawalawe NP and a remote part of Yala in blocks 3,4 or 5 on jeep safaris and be able to visit the Galle Dutch Fort, Ella, and enjoy a Ceylon Tea experience at a tea factory
  • How much will it cost:
    100% of what you pay stays right here in Sri Lanka.

    Send us an enquiry to cost out this tour for you.

Map

Map

FAQs

FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • How difficult are the walking safaris?

    You will typically walk 1 to 2 hours on a walking safari. Your itinerary will specify the duration. It can take longer if you trek up an incredibly stunning mountain to spend some inspiring hours with the mountain farmers – a must do for the active explorer. It’s not suitable for those with mobility issues, as walking safaris and wilderness treks are on uneven tracks.

  • Food on this wilderness journey:

    We can cater to any food preferences. Please let us know any allergies at the time of booking. In some campsites, meals are mainly vegetarian, plentiful and delicious!

  • Can I make this a longer/shorter tour?

    Yes. We can adjust the tour to fit your holiday period.

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value Accommodation:

    The accommodation has been handpicked and are the best places to stay in these pristine landscapes in Sri Lanka; so they cannot be changed. We are happy to add on a few extra nights of luxury at the start or end.

  • How much traveling is involved?

    You need to be prepared for long journeys on some days through some beautiful landscapes.

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, we can add on a beach stay. From November to April, the West, South West and Deep South of the island are bathed in sunshine and with calm seas. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    Grey-headed Fish Eagle Grey-headed Fish Eagle
    Dining with a view Dining with a view
    Bushwalks for offbeat photography Bushwalks for offbeat photography
    Walking safaris to track Elephants on foot Walking safaris to track Elephants on foot
    Star beds by day, luxury camp by night Star beds by day, luxury camp by night
     

    Look to the skies

    Tour Details

    Your wilderness journey

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    Explore iconic sites in Kumana, Udawalawe, Yala, a remote escape in Uva, and visit Galle and Minuwangoda


    *Includes meet and greet at airport / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support

    • Duration:
      15 days or tailor-made
    • When to go:
      Available all year except December and January
    • Accommodation:
      Exclusive private tented campsite set up just for you, a luxury wilderness escape with a spa, Eco Resort and Boutique Villas
    • Perfect for:
      *Wildlife and bird Photographers
      *Wildlife lovers who also love creature comforts
      *Families who love adventure, wildlife and the outdoors
    • The Guiding:
      We know that the right guide matters for wildlife journeys. Each privately guided walk or jeep safari is led by an Ayu in the Wild local guide who loves to bring natural history to life. In the 3-4 tent intimate campsites the bushwalks will be led for the entire group by naturalists at each camp.
    • Can it be tailor-made:
      This is just our personal favourite combination of national parks, accommodation, activities and experiences. It is meant to inspire you to talk to our Travel Designers who love to customise an itinerary based on your budget and interests.
    • National Parks and bucket list experiences:
      On this wilderness journey you will explore the dramatic Kumana NP, Udawalawe NP and a remote part of Yala in blocks 3,4 or 5 on jeep safaris, walks in the wilderness and be able to visit the Galle Dutch Fort, Ella, and enjoy a Ceylon Tea experience at a tea factory
    • How much will it cost:
      100% of what you pay stays right here in Sri Lanka.

      Send us an enquiry to cost out this tour for you.

    Map

    Map

    FAQs

    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • How difficult are the walking safaris?

    You will typically walk 1 to 2 hours on a walking safari. Your itinerary will specify the duration. It can take longer if you trek up an incredibly stunning mountain to spend some inspiring hours with the mountain farmers – a must do for the active explorer. It’s not suitable for those with mobility issues, as walking safaris and wilderness treks are on uneven tracks.

  • Food on this wilderness journey:

    We can cater to any food preferences. Please let us know any allergies at the time of booking. In some campsites, meals are mainly vegetarian, plentiful and delicious!

  • Can I make this a longer/shorter tour?

    Yes. We can adjust the tour to fit your holiday period.

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value Accommodation:

    The accommodation has been handpicked for the pristine landscapes and cannot be changed but we can add in a few extra nights of luxury at the start or end.

  • How much traveling is involved?

    You need to be prepared for long journeys on some days through some beautiful landscapes.

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, we can add on a beach stay. From November to April, the West, South West and Deep South of the island are bathed in sunshine and with calm seas. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    Exclusive camping inside the jungles Exclusive camping inside the jungles
    Learn about the world of wild Elephants Learn about the world of wild Elephants
    Perfect safari vehicles for photographers Perfect safari vehicles for photographers
    Stunning mountainscapes Stunning mountainscapes
    The prima donna of Sri Lanka The prima donna of Sri Lanka
    The shy and elusive Sloth Bear The shy and elusive Sloth Bear
     

    Wilderness luxury in Sri Lanka

    Tour Details

    Your wilderness Journey

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    Explore iconic sites in Tangalle, Yala, Sigiriya and Kandy, see the Gathering in Minneriya or the herds in Kaudulla, escape to Uva, and visit Galle and Colombo


    *Includes meet and greet at airport / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support

    • Duration:
      15 days or tailor-made
    • When to go:
      Available all year
    • Accommodation:
      Eco conscious campsite, eco lodges that take pride in sustainability, tea bungalow
    • Perfect for:
      *The eco-conscious traveller
      *Wildlife and nature Photographers
      *Families who love adventure, wildlife and the outdoors
      *People who love to meet locals
    • The Guiding:
      We know that the right guide matters for wildlife journeys. Each privately guided walk or jeep safari is led by an Ayu in the Wild local guide who loves to bring natural history to life. In the 3-4 tent intimate campsites the bushwalks will be led for the entire group by naturalists at each camp.
    • Can it be tailor-made:
      This is just our personal favourite combination of national parks, accommodation, activities and experiences. It is meant to inspire you to talk to our Travel Designers who love to customise an itinerary based on your budget and interests.
    • National Parks and bucket list experiences:
      On this wilderness journey you will explore the Minneriya or Kaudulla NP, Udawalawe NP, Yala NP on jeep safaris, walks in the wilderness and be able to visit the Sigiriya Rock, learn drumming and dance, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Galle Dutch Fort and experience the Ceylon Tea story.
    • How much will it cost:
      100% of what you pay stays right here in Sri Lanka.

      Send us an enquiry to cost out this tour for you.

    Map

    Map

    FAQs

    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • How difficult are the walking safaris?

    You will typically walk 1 to 2 hours on a walking safari. Your itinerary will specify the duration. It can take longer if you trek up an incredibly stunning mountain to spend some inspiring hours with the mountain farmers – a must do for the active explorer. It’s not suitable for those with mobility issues, as walking safaris and wilderness treks are on uneven tracks.

  • Food on this wilderness journey:

    We can cater to any food preferences. Please let us know any allergies at the time of booking. In some campsites, meals are mainly vegetarian, plentiful and delicious!

  • Can I make this a longer/shorter tour?

    Yes. We can adjust the tour to fit your holiday period.

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value Accommodation:

    The accommodation has been handpicked for the pristine landscapes and cannot be changed but we can add in a few extra nights of luxury at the start or end.

  • How much traveling is involved?

    You need to be prepared for long journeys on some days through some beautiful landscapes.

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, we can add on a beach stay. From November to April, the West, South West and Deep South of the island are bathed in sunshine and with calm seas. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    A sleep out in remote escapes A sleep out in remote escapes
    Delicious local cuisine at Eco Lodges Delicious local cuisine at Eco Lodges
    Insightful Insightful safaris to see Elephants
    Sand dune treks Sand dune treks
    Sustainable hotels Sustainable hotels
    That perfect photograph That perfect photograph
     

    Wildlife and Barefoot Ceylon

    Sri Lanka under Canvas

    Tour Details

    A glimpse into your experiential holiday

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    * Unwind in boutique hotels, luxuriate in Realis and Chateaux Resorts and take in magnificent views from sea planes.
    * Walk back in time at the eclectic Dutch Fort in Galle
    * Navigate through beautiful landscapes of the Royal botanical gardens
    * Learn dance and drumming the Sri Lankan way
    * Be touched by the human faces that is the Ceylon-tea-experience
    * Spend the night in a luxury camp by the beach amidst the wilderness- dune
    * Take a wilderness trek to witness the golden sunsets
    * See those Blue whales on a private luxury yacht


    10-day Sri Lanka luxury tours

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    Luxury east – Hatton | Kandy | Sigiriya | Paasikudah | Anuradhapura
    Luxury south – Sigiriya | Kandy | Hatton | Yala | Weligama
    Or many more…. Sri Lanka is our home and we know a hundred more routes!


    *Includes meet and greet at airport / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support

    • Duration:
      10 nights/ 11 days .
    • When to go:
      Luxury East – May to October
      Luxury South – November to April
    • Accommodation:
      Sri Lanka offers you luxury boutique villas, to tented camping by the beach, to Relais and Chataeux Resorts set in the midst of endless tea estates.
    • Is this holiday for me:
      Yes, if a glimpse into the heart of Sri Lanka in comfort and luxury is what you are looking for.
       
       
       
    • Activity level:
      Low to moderate.

    • Can it be tailor-made:
      Yes! Sri Lanka is our home and we know it’s classic routes plus many off beat gems to curate your luxury bespoke holiday itinerary!
    • How much will it cost:
      100% of what you pay stays right here in Sri Lanka.

      Send us an enquiry to cost out a luxury Sri Lanka holiday for you.

    Map - Luxury South

    Map

    Map - Luxury East

    Map

    FAQs

    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • Can I make this a longer/shorter tour?

    Yes. We can help you select the experiences to suite your travel dates. If you need to add the North, we can add on our Northern adventures to this tour.

  • Is this Sri Lanka tour available all year?

    The two itineraries are made for travel at different times of the year. Tell us when you wish to travel and we will advise you on the best route depending on where it is likely to rain during the two monsoons that fall on our island.

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value Accommodation?

    Yes, we can tweak it around the suite your budget

  • How much traveling is involved?

    Quite a bit. You need to be prepared for a few long journeys on some days through some beautiful landscapes, villages and bustling towns to see everything that is worth seeing!

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, we can add on a beach stay. From November to April, the West, South West and Deep South of the island are bathed in sunshine and with calm seas. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    Experience Sri Lanka's flavourful cuisine Experience Sri Lanka’s flavourful cuisine
     
    Human faces behind the Ceylon-tea-experience Human faces behind the Ceylon-tea-experience
    Learn dance and drumming the Sri Lankan way Learn dance and drumming the Sri Lankan way
     
    Luxuriate in Relais and Chateaux Resorts Luxuriate in Relais and Chateaux Resorts
    Luxury camp by the beach in Yala Luxury camp by the beach in Yala
    Luxury yacht to spot blue whales Luxury yacht to spot blue whales
     

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