Elephants in Sri Lanka

Wildlife, Culture & South Coast of Sri Lanka Immerse yourself in the cultural beauty and iconic wildlife of Sri Lanka
11 Days, 10 Nights | From USD 5 513 | Horathapola Estate, Sigiriya, Hill Country, Yala National Park, Weligama

Your journey at a glance

Immerse yourself in the exquisite natural beauty of Sri Lanka, and explore vast textured landscapes brimming with iconic wildlife. Delve into the archaeological masterpieces of the extensive ruins of Polonnaruwa, and the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress steeped in history. Delight in a charming tea experience in the tranquil serenity of fragrant tea plantations. Several exquisite wildlife havens dot the vast terrain, including the incredible Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, as well as the Hurulu Forest Reserve, and it is here that you can savour the opportunity of seeing massive herds of Asian Elephant roaming in the wild. Kayak on sparkling lagoons, observing myriad animals’ crisscrossing paths to the water’s edge to quench their thirst. Sink into luxurious comfort on the beaches of Weligama and spends hours in the aquamarine depths frolicking in the waves, or sipping colourful cocktails gazing at the vast liquid expense. Glide out on a boat where you can no longer see the land, and be utterly awe-struck as you watch magnificent whales and dolphins breaching and performing spectacular aerial stunts. Meander through atmospheric cobblestone streets in the historic Galle Fort and lose yourself in stunning, classic Dutch architecture juxtaposed with beautiful European buildings highlighting a sensational cultural fusion.

  • 1 night Horathapola Estate
  • 2 nights Sigiriya
  • 2 nights Hill Country
  • 3 nights Yala National Park
  • 2 nights Weligama

What we love about this journey:

  • Relax in the beautiful tranquillity of the comfortably chic Horathapola Estate
  • Creep quietly through the jungle at night in search of Slender Loris and other nocturnal animals
  • Climb to the top of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and explore this magnificent ancient ruin
  • Delve into peaceful Polonnaruwa, abundant with crumbling ruins and beautiful ancient temples
  • Traverse Hurulu Forest, Minneriya or Kaudulla National Parks seeking out iconic wildlife
  • Visit the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic, preserving the sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha
  • Delight in a charming Ceylon Tea Trails Tea experience and discover the intricate art of tea
  • Enjoy game drives searching for leopards and other iconic wildlife at Yala National Park
  • Make a splash and go kayaking in the sparkling lakes at Yala National Park
  • Cast your eyes to the sky and glimpse spectacular birdlife at Bundala National Park
  • Revel in a glamorous camping experience
  • Spend time on the balmy beach revelling in seaside activities and glorious relaxation
  • Be captivated with spectacular whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa
  • Explore the enchanting Galle Fort, meandering through a labyrinth of cobblestone streets

Perfect for:

Wildlife and nature enthusiasts, adventure travellers, families with teenage children and groups


The unforgettable journey featured here showcases just a few of our favourite combinations of activities, attractions and accommodation options in this iconic destination. It is merely an example from which you can use to start dreaming and creating your own adventure. Chat to one of our dedicated Travel Planners, who will be able to help customise the ideal itinerary for you based on your interests, preferences and budget.