Sri Lanka Wildlife Mini Hop (Private Tour)

5 Days


With this amazing holiday experience in Sri Lanka, you will cover most of the wildlife experience that Sri Lanka has to offer in a relatively short time – in just 05 days.

Sri Lanka is blessed with diverse and abundant wildlife throughout the island and in the seas around it. Thanks largely to the establishment of vast National Parks, the variety of wildlife encountered here is simply staggering. Leopards, Elephants, Sloth Bears are just some of the more famous animals in Sri Lanka, but the island has a whole lot more to offer to all types of wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. During this tour you will visit the 02 biggest National Parks, go on multiple Private Safaris.

Your accommodation will consist of glamping campsites, designed to minimize time spent in travel. This will allow you to have the maximum time to focus on your wildlife holiday in Sri Lanka and enjoy your accommodation, destinations, and the amazing cuisine.

Ideal For –  Recommended for Solo Travelers / Couples / Friends / Families with kids and teenagers / Groups consisting of friends and family.

Highlights at a glance

  • Visit the Elephant Transit Home, where orphaned baby elephants are nurtured and injured elephants are nursed back to health.
  • Meet the giants of the forests - the Sri Lankan elephants - as you explore Udawalawe National Park.
  • Explore the world’s best park for Leopards, Yala National Park, with multiple safaris.
  • Stay at Tented Safari Camps bordering the National Parks in Sri Lanka and experience guided safaris, candlelight dinners under the stars, night walks and delicious BBQ served by roaring campfires.


Welcome to Your 5-Day Wilderness Expedition in Sri Lanka!

Arrive in Udawalawe [ own arrangements ] and meet our team at Udawalawe at 2.00pm. If you need assistance, we can arrange transfers to Udawalawe from any location.

Then we will head to the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe where over 50 elephants are being cared for, before being released to the wild. Next: an evening Guided Jeep Safari at Udawalawe. After dinner under the stars, you will be taken on a night drive at the buffer zone of Udawalawe National Park to observe the nocturnal behaviour of elephants. Stay night at Big Game Campsite Udawalawe.

an owl at udawalwe in sri lanka xperiential journeyBird watching in Sri Lanka is quite a rewarding experience and the camp’s resident naturalist will take you on a morning birding trail, which will culminate just in time for breakfast.
You will have some more free time at the campsite or you have the option of visiting a forest hermitage located very close the campsite on your own. A morning jeep safari would be an optional activiity too as  the scheduled activity of the day would be an afternoon Jeep Safari in Udawalawe National Park.

Back at the campsite at dusk, enjoy the sun down tea with cookies and refreshements before you head off to your tent to prepare for the dinner. Enjoy the dinner under the stars and overnight stay at your campsite in the eastern border of Udawalawe National Park.

Breakfast, Dinner

After having breakfast at your campsite, drive to Yala and check in at your tented safari campsite. You’ll have a Cooking demonstration arranged at the campsite for your lunch before you’re off for an evening safari drive in Yala National Park to capture big shots in their natural habitat. Back to the campsite, enjoy a hearty bbq dinner followed by a night walk around the camp vicinity before you wind up your day.

Breakfast, Dinner

An early morning start will see you set off on a full day safari with packed breakfasts, lunches, and refreshments. Full day safaris are the best when it comes to getting the most sightings in, as it allows you to be inside the park for an extended period of time. A significant part of Yala borders the Indian Ocean and your picnic-style lunch on this day will be served in a safe location by the beach, where Park visitors are permitted to disembark from their vehicles.

Breakfast, Dinner

We’ve reached the end of your 04-night short wilderness getaway break in Sri Lanka and it is time to depart.  You have the option of going an early morning Jeep Safari in Yala National Park with a packed breakfast or enjoy the breakfast leisurely and check from the campsite and depart to your onward destination.

As you prepare to continue your journey, we can assist in arranging additional services, whether you’re interested in a beach extension or planning a post-trip adventure to the south. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences of the Pekoe Trail Sri Lanka as you look forward to your next destination.



Our Services Include

  • 04 nights accommodation at the glamping sites on double/twin sharing basis
  • All breakfasts and dinner starting from dinner on day 1 till breakfast on day 05
  • Packed lunch during the full day safari in Yala National Park
  • Transfers between two locations in a local vehicle.
  • 02 afternoon jeep safaris in Udawalawe National Park in a private jeep.
  • 01 afternoon and 01 nos of full day Jeep Safaris Yala National Parks in private Jeep.
  • All relevant entry permit costs & government tracker fees at the national parks.
  • Jeep cost of night drive at Udawalawe buffer zone.
  • Entry permits to Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe
  • Service charges at the hotels & current applicable taxes by the Sri Lankan Government.


  • Any Transprotation upto Udawalawe and beyond Yala (Could be arrange from/to any location in Sri Lanka at a supplement)
  • Cost of optional Jeep Safaris in National Parks
  • Any Visa fee
  • Any additional beverage or food.
  • Early Check-in or Late Checkout Charges at Hotels.
  • Any tips to the staff.
  • Any expense of personal requirements telephone, laundry, hotel extra bills etc.)
  • Any additional expenses , other than mentioned in the inclusions list above.
What happens after I confirm the tour?

When it comes to the accommodation, all the reservations are subject to availability at the time of confirmation, and as soon as we have received the payment, our Tour Operations Team will take in charge of your tour and proceed with the reservations. In case a hotel mentioned in your itinerary has no availability, we will find you an alternative. No changes will be done without your approval!

Will I receive a schedule with exact timings for my tour?

We will make a rough day-by-day schedule for your tour, but won’t set you exact timings for each and every activity – unless there is a an activity which start at a specific time. Since you will be traveling by private vehicle, with a knowledgeable driver-guide, we want you to have your part in decision making. With the help from him, you may tune the schedule to your rhythm.

Am I allowed to do any extra stops or visits?

Along the destinations included in your itinerary, you are free to take as many stops as you want to. When it comes to additional visits and destinations that are located out of the original route, the extra kilometers will be taken in consideration. For your journey, we will calculate a total mileage that is sufficient for the whole tour and mentioned in your itinerary. If this limit is exceeded, we will charge a supplement according the extra mileage.

Am I allowed to do any changes to my itinerary during the tour?

We’ll do our best to accommodate the programme in your needs and wishes, if something urgent occurs during your tour. In a situation that requires changing the accommodation, the cancellation policies of the hotels concerned are to be taken on account.

Will I need a visa?

Since the 1st of January 2012, all travelers must be in possession of a visa when arriving in Sri Lanka. Citizens from Singapore and The Maldives are the only exempt. Visitors can apply for the official Electronic Travel Authorization (visa) via, or upon arrival at the airport. There is a small fee to pay, and you must have at least six months left on your passport at the time of travel to obtain one.

Are credit cards widely accepted?

MasterCard and Visa are widely used and accepted by many local shops, restaurants and hotels, but it’s always better to double check. Other major cards such as AmEx and DinersClub are accepted often also.

The important stuff

Sri Lanka is a nation where religion and culture occupy an important place in the day-to-day lives of the local people. It is important to be aware of the customs and practices that are particular to the location you are visiting, so here are a few general tips to keep in mind during your travels. Your chauffeur will assist you with more detailed information.

  • If you plan on visiting any temples, ancient or current, you should wear clothing that covers your body from your shoulders down to your knees. Head coverings such as caps or helmets should be removed and shoes must be taken off at the entrance. White coloured clothing is generally a good choice to go with here.
  • Some religious places do not allow photography or videography without prior permission and some may not allow it at all. Refer to signage or ask your chauffeur guide about the policy or protocol. Don’t try to photograph or take videos without permission.
  • If you have any tattoos associated with Buddhism, Hinduism or Islamism, it’s best that you cover them completely in public places. 
  • Smoking is prohibited in indoor public places, workplaces and on public transport.

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Sri Lanka Wildlife Mini Hop (Private Tour)
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  • Weve taken every possible measure to ensure your safety and comfort during this tour.

     The hotels, tours, add-ons, and guides who are part of this programme are carefully vetted, so that you enjoy the highest quality standards and enjoy your tour with peace of mind. At any given point of the tour you will always be within reach of your guide, either physically or via phone (e. G: when you are out exploring on your own), for any assistance.