Day One

Visit the National Zoological Garden in Colombo and attend a brief lecture on current wildlife conservation projects by world renowned naturalist. In the evening, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner and enjoy the comforts of the finest boutique hotel in Colombo.

Day Two

Listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, hike through Sinharaja Rain Forest, located 140 km south of Colombo. Led by local conservation officers, our curated hikes provide guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in an intense panorama of birds and fauna found only in Sri Lanka. Visitors have the opportunity to record and photograph thousands of rare and migratory birds who call this sacred site home.

Days Three & Four

We travel to Southern Sri Lanka and enter one of the most diverse eco-systems in the world. Yala National Park, home to the world’s highest leopard densities, will be your base camp for the next two days. At Yala, guests leave the crowds behind and head east to the park’s most remote corner.

Whether you chose to hike or take a vehicle, meander through miles of monsoon forests and semi-arid plains scanning the brush for Sri Lanka’s Big Five. Joined by guides steeped in local knowledge of the area, expect to encounter herds of Sri Lankan elephants, elusive leopards, and the exotic sloth bear in this vibrant and diverse landscape.

Days Five & Six

Located in the Matara District of Southern Province, Mirissa is fast becoming the epicenter for Marine life conservation in Sri Lanka. Step aboard your private boat as we spend the day observing one of the largest mammals on earth, the Blue Whale. At more than 98 feet in length and over 180 tons, these massive mammals are a spectacular sight to behold.

Throughout the day learn how local naturalists and advocates fight for the survival of these beautiful creatures, while maintaining healthy tourism and commercial fishing operations to sustain their local communities.

From the largest natural species in the world to the smallest, let’s take the opportunity to switch gears and learn how “Turtle Watch Rekawa” conservation project is protecting hawksbill, green, and leatherback turtles on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. Spend a few hours or the whole day volunteering with the group and assist in protecting these amazing species for future generations.

With time to spare, guests will speak with local community leaders and learn how the area rebounded after the 2004 Tsunami, while observing how U.S. government-funded schools and vocational programs assist in regenerating the community after the devastation.

What’s Included:

  • All overland transfers with private chauffeurs
  • All domestic flights as part of selected itinerary
  • All admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary
  • All meals listed within the itinerary including daily breakfast
  • All accommodations, based on double-occupancy, including breakfast, service charge, and tax
What’s Not Included:

  • International flights and domestic flights not part of selected itinerary
  • Applicable Tourist Visas
  • Travel, health, and trip cancellation insurance
  • Gratuities for guides and chauffeurs
  • Personal expenses