Sri Lanka wildlife vacation, tailor made

Chauffeur-driven private tour of Sri Lanka's wildlife-abundant national parks. Tailor ten days of safaris, big game camps and lesser-known locations.
Wilpattu National Park Big game tented camp Kandy Udawalawe National Park Yala National Park Whale watching from Mirissa Animals to keep your eyes out for: elephants, leopards, civet cats, buffalo, lorises, owls and chameleons
Price
£2100 excluding flights
Duration
10 Days
Type
Tailor made
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A comprehensive, private wildlife tour in Sri Lanka from £ 2100 per person with overnight stays at handpicked wilderness accommodations.
All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners, dedicated chauffeur and scheduled safaris/walks with naturalists included.
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Description of Sri Lanka wildlife vacation, tailor made

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Price information

£2100 excluding flights
A comprehensive, private wildlife tour in Sri Lanka from £ 2100 per person with overnight stays at handpicked wilderness accommodations.
All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners, dedicated chauffeur and scheduled safaris/walks with naturalists included.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Sri Lanka wildlife
Whale watching
There is something mysterious and almost mystical about whales. Thanks to their epic migrations, their phenomenally deep dives, their great age and th...

Vacation information

Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Reviews

7 Reviews of Sri Lanka wildlife vacation, tailor made

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Reviewed on 07 Feb 2020 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was photographing and seeing a wild Leopard about 20" away. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2019 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was Yala National Park and Polwaththa Eco-Lodge. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Sep 2019 by

It was all amazing. I couldn’t choose one thing. The main things were seeing leopard and also hundreds of nesting painted storks on a lake in Yala, the elephants and their young at Minneriya and seeing turtles and sharks when snorkelling. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Mar 2019 by

Seeing the leopards in Yala National Park Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2019 by

The trip was well planned and the guide was well organised and very pleasant and helpful. It was great and I would definitely go back to Sri Lanka. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2018 by

Seeing leopards in the wild was the most memorable part of the vacation Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2016 by

We especially loved the second day of our tour, when we climbed the Sigiriya rock fortress in the morning, had a traditional lunch in a village near Habarana and interacted with the villagers in the afternoon, then saw elephants in Minneriya National Park in the evening. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

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Eco C-R-E-A-M

Community-Responsibility-Environment-Awareness-Management

Eco team’s Environment & Community policy

We at Eco Team aim to re-invent the tourism model in Sri Lanka by staying ahead to ensure that our business has a long term benefit for our communities, the environment and our customers.We believe that the people, our community, are central to any strategy that involves protecting the environment and its communities.

We, more than any other tour operator and accommodation provider in Sri Lanka, depend on the unspoilt and pristine outdoors of this magical island to run our business. Our wilderness and Eco system is our heartbeat therefore protecting our most important resource is not only a responsibility but a necessity for our own existence as a company.

Wildlife and the Environment
• We protect endangered species in line with the red list issued by the ICUN.
• We actively educate our communities and campaign against animal abuse of all forms. We educate and invest in protecting our fauna and flora whilst supporting development projects including environment education, wildlife conservation and reforestation as we work closely with the Sri Lanka Wildlife Foundation.
• We discourage the collection, removal or cutting of any plant or plant parts (seeds, roots or leaves) by our customers, staff and communities.
• We participate in programmes that involve the removal of invasive species such as cactus and lantana whilst setting up our operations with scientists in and around the national parks for reforestation activities.
• We have launched conservation programmes for the protection of endangered species. Our clients are also welcome to actively participate in these endeavors.

Waste Management
• We avoid using products packaged in plastic in keeping with our plastic free philosophy. The biggest challenge that we face is the lack of an alternative to the PET water bottles used. However, all empty bottles are being collected and sent to the Balangoda town Council Recycling Center.
• We convert all organic waste into compost waste.
• All paper, cardboard, aluminum and metal waste is collected separately and recycled through the Balangoda town Council Recycling Center.

Energy
• Safari Jeeps that run during the day charge the DC batteries which are used at night as renewable energy through an inverter. Grid power is used only for an emergency.
• Experiments are taking place for the use of Kekuna Thel, a traditional sustainable nut oil extracted from a wild nut, and other renewable oils for night torches in camp sites.
• We recycle used coconut shells for BBQ’s and campfires.Wood for the campfire is collected from the area.No trees are cut for this purpose.
• LPG gas is used for hot water whileSolar energy and Bio gas projects are to be launched in the near future.

People

Community Responsibility

• We recruit and train staff from the locality we work in and purchase locally produced goods and services.
• We build products around the local community knowledge in fauna, flora and farming methods.
• We support community tourism initiatives by incorporating community lifestyles seamlessly into our programmes, such as picnic stops in village homes and fishing with local fisher communities etc.
• We work towards capacity building in schools, communities, in entrepreneurship, knowledge farming and value additions.
• We, along with our clients, contribute financially to uplift the standards of the underprivileged schools, children’s homes, homes for the elders, hospitals and places of worship.

Our research projects
Mahoora Tented Safari Camps actively support minimizing human leopard conflict in the border areas of the parks and the active participation of soloist clients.At the end of a safari our clients fill a research document on their own sightings and this data will be used for important planning conservation activities.

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