Primate Tours Sri Lanka

What makes this tour so special

*Privately guided insights into the behaviour of primates in the wild and their habitats.
*A unique look into Sri Lanka’s 5 primate species.
*Night trek to search for the mysterious Grey Slender Loris or Red Slender Loris, or both.
*Treks through diverse natural habitats and primate habitats inside World Heritage Suites with knowledgeable guides
*Understand the calls and behaviour of the elusive and endemic Purple Faced Langur
*Understand the affinity to human behaviour among old world species endemic to Sri Lanka - the Toque Macaque
*Safari into one of Sri Lanka’s national parks to observe the majestic elephants and their world.

Many locals will parade a chained monkey for your entertainment - Please don’t pay and encourage monkey slavery as this wild animal is abused for years before its put on a leash for human entertainment.

Sri Lanka Tailor-Made. Just for you!

    Tour Details

    Your primate journey


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    On this primate safari you will observe Sri Lanka’s endemic and resident primate species, glean interesting snippets about the notorious lives of monkeys, spot Loris on a night trek, explore world heritage sites that are unique primate habitats and explore the world of wild elephants. End your tour with a beach stay


    *Includes meet and greet at airport / A Professional Naturalist with detailed knowledge of primate behaviour / English speaking chauffeur with luxury vehicle / 24-hour operational support

    • Duration:
      7 days or tailor-made
    • When to go:
      Available all year

    • Accommodation:
      Tree huts in the midst of wilderness, a night or two at the heart of an ancient royal kingdom, a heritage hotel inside a sacred city and a luxurious beach resort.
    • Perfect for:
      *The eco-conscious traveller *For students and volunteers with a passion for primates *For anyone who loves adventure and monkeys
    • The Guiding:
      We know that the right guide matters for your primate tour! You will be accompanied by a professional naturalist with detailed knowledge of primates of Sri Lanka and their unique behavior.
    • Can it be tailor-made:
      Yes! You can add on a few days by the beach or add on more wildlife experiences. This outline itinerary is meant to inspire you to talk to our Travel Designers who love to customize an itinerary based on your budget and interests.
    • Is it a private tour:
      Yes. It is just you and your guide and Sri Lanka’s mischievous primates.
    • 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

  • What are my wildlife responsibilities as a traveller?

    All primates on tour are wild so don’t pet or feed them or attract them with bait. Many locals will parade a chained monkey for your entertainment - Please don’t pay and encourage monkey slavery as this wild animal is abused for years before its put on a leash for human entertainment.

  • 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

    Gain insights into primate behaviour Gain insights into primate behaviour.
    Primate habitats inside World Heritage Sites Primate habitats inside World Heritage Sites
    Night treks Night treks
    Getting up close on primate treks Getting up close on primate treks
    Toque Macaque in their natural habitat Toque Macaque in their natural habitat
    The endemic Purple-faced Langur The endemic Purple-faced Langur
     




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