Wildlife and Barefoot Ceylon

What we love about this wildlife journey

* An eco-conscious holiday in Sri Lanka, a world’s biodiversity hot spot
* Tread lightly in the wild with Sri Lanka’s best light footprint accommodation – tree huts, eco lodges and campsites
* Twinkling lanterns, solar power, lodges built from salvaged material, but – with all the right creature comforts
* The chance to escape the safari vehicle, walk, see, hear and feel the bush
* Extraordinary wildlife in some of Sri Lanka’s iconic national parks
* Sand dune treks
* Option to sleep out under the stars as dusk falls on the summit of the mountain farmers
* Cook like the locals with a rural family
* Tick the bucket list - explore Sigiriya, Kandy, Galle and be inspired by the Ceylon Tea story

Sri Lanka Tailor-Made. Just for you!

    Tour Details

    Your wilderness Journey


    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.




    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.

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    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

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