Welcome To Jetwing Eco Holidays
Jetwing Eco Holidays offer a rare and extraordinary way of exploring the rich landscape of the Sri Lankan wilderness. Crafted with special attention to indigenous flora and fauna, our holidays are aimed at conserving and sustaining the fragile ecosystems that are home to the island’s exotic wildlife.
What sets Jetwing Eco Holidays apart are the incredibly diverse wildlife experiences we offer, many of which are found only in Sri Lanka. For those who love seeing nature at its most pristine, we are proud to be the host of your next eco adventure.
Highlights of the month
Sri Lankan Elephant
Whale Watching Mirissa
Marine Turtles and Elephants in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Blue Magpie
Places to visit in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a small island home to a rich and spectacular array of flora and fauna. It boasts one of the highest rates of biological endemism in the world and ranks among the top five biodiversity hotspots on the planet.
Amidst the lush jungles of the island roam herds of majestic elephant, elusive leopards and swift-footed deer. The mountains and waterways are abundant with a breath-taking array of dragonflies, the fluttering wings of butterflies and hosts of beautiful birds, and rare amphibians. The surrounding ocean also brings the island close to mammoth whales, schools of vivacious dolphin and reefs teeming with colourful fish.
JETWING ECO EXPERIENCES
From expert naturalist and wildlife enthusiasts to island adventurers and the everyday traveller, Sri Lanka offers each and every visitor the most idyllic setting for observing and experiencing the great outdoors.
The leopard is the only species of big cat found in Sri Lanka and resides in the country’s mountainous ranges, rainforests and the dry-zone jungles. Our leopard safaris span across Yala and Wilpattu National Parks enabling good sightings throughout the year. This includes excretions to the Kumana National Park (Yala East); another potential and more secluded area where this big cat maybe seen.
Home to more than 450 bird species, Sri Lanka is a fascinating birding destination for viewing a great variety of birds within a relatively short period of time. Starting from wet zone jungles to the dry zone wetlands our birding tours provide an excellent chance of observing the wonderful diversity of Sri Lankan avian fauna with the guidance of professional birdwatchers.
Dondra and Mirissa, located in southern Sri Lanka, are prime destinations for seeing Blue Whales, Sperm whales and Dolphins in one whale watching tour. The seas of Kalpitiya and Trincomalee, in the east, too provide great opportunity for viewing schools of Spinner Dolphin and both species of whale. The island is also a top location for sighting the largest baleen whale and the largest toothed whale in the world.
The Sri Lankan Elephant is best observed at elephant sanctuaries such as the Udawalawe National Park and the Minneriya National Park. ‘The Gathering’ takes place in Minneriya and finds the highest concentration of Asian Elephants in the world (ranked sixth amongst the World’s Greatest Wildlife Spectacles by the Lonely Planet). The Gal Oya National Park also offers a boat safari that lets you witness ‘The Crossing’, where elephants gather and swim from one island to another.
The whole of Sri Lanka is like a giant wetland complex with thousands of man-made lakes and vast areas of paddy fields and irrigation networks. The abundance of habitat makes the island very good for dragonfly watchers with at least 118 species of dragonflies found throughout the island. Jetwing Eco Holidays have run the most number of dragonfly watching tours in Sri Lanka, including the annual tour for the British Dragonfly Society.
Sri Lanka is a paradise for butterfly enthusiasts with 243 species of butterflies and skippers. Even the wetland reserves near the capital of Colombo hold as many as fifty different species. Seasonally, large migrations of whites and yellows take place in a beautiful display of fluttering wings. All year round a breath-taking array of species can be seen all across the island.