Leopard Trails Sri Lanka

Traverse the World Heritage site of Sinharaja & the jungles of Yala with our Leopard Trails in Sri Lanka & see a myriad of wildlife including the ferocious Sri Lankan Leopard.

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1

Arrive in Sri Lanka and transfer to The Blue Water, Wadduwa for three nights.

Day
2

Spend the day at leisure at Blue Water. Designed by Geoffrey Bawa, The Blue Water offers a spectacular view of the sea and stands amidst a cool cluster of coconut palms that line the water. It is a world on its own, appreciating the elements of nature…water, light and space. The rooms are elegantly designed with a white on white interior.

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3

After breakfast leave for Sinharaja, which has the world’s largest and longest studied bird flocks. Birding at Sinharaja Rainforest (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) for lowland endemics and mixed species bird flocks. According to a study of the mixed species bird on average 42 individual birds occur in the flocks, which makes this world’s largest mixed species bird flock. The mixed species Bird flock study of Sinharaja forest has been continuing since 1981 and is considered as the World’s longest studied bird flock study. Birding highlights include Red-faced Malkoha, Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, White-faced Starling and Scaly Thrush.

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4

After breakfast leave for Jetwing Yala for three nights. After arriving, spend the afternoon at leisure or take a dip in the pool.

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5

Morning safari to Yala National Park in search of Leopard, Elephant, Sloth Bear and other wildlife. Yala Block one is a home to over 40 big cats and is one of the best sites in the world to see them in the wild. It is also home to around 300 elephants, other animals seen are Mugger Crocodile, Jackal, Sambhur, Spotted Deer, Buffalo, and Peacock. The park is also situated along the Southern coast of Sri Lanka and allows for some spectacular landscape photography especially around dawn and dusk. Return to the hotel for a dip in the pool & lunch, before an afternoon safari to Yala National Park in search of Leopards.

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6

Spend the morning at leisure. Afternoon safari to Yala National Park.

Day
7

After breakfast leave for Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle for four nights, which is one of five members of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World” in Sri Lanka. Inspired by the majesty of the old Dutch Fort in the Southern capital of Galle, is the Jetwing Lighthouse. Designed by Geoffrey Bawa, this architectural masterpiece looks out to the Indian Ocean, and is bordered by a stretch of golden beach. You may take a walk around Bawa’s creation admiring the austere architecture. Optionally, you may dive into the crystal clear swimming pool, which seamlessly blends into the adjoining sea. Visit the Dutch Fort in Galle, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Visit the Bastians including the Sun, Moon, Star, Zwart (with the old water-gate and hidden entrance identified as the Santa Cruz Bastion of the Portuguese), Akesloot (where the first Breadfruit tree was planted by the Dutch), Old Gunpowder Magazine, Aeloes, Triton, Neptune and other Bastians. Spend the evening lazing out in your balcony, sipping a glass of champagne, watching the sky change its color from soft blue to a blend of yellow, orange, red…

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8

Spend the next few days at leisure on the beach. Optional visit nearby Unawatuna Beach & Jungle Beach.

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9

After breakfast leave for Jetwing Beach, Negombo for one night.

Day
10

Transfer to International Airport for departure

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