Encounter in Sri Lanka: Blue Whale & Leopard Experience

Colombo - Weligama- Yala National Park- Colombo
8 Nights / 9 Days
Trip Highlights
  • Tour of Colombo (optional)
  • Galle Fort - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Whales and Dolphins of Weligama
  • Elephants, Leopards and Sloth Bears of Yala
  • Nature Trails and Bird watching
Day 1
The trip begins at Colombo. We will receive you upon your arrival here and transfer you to the hotel, where you stay for a night. If time permits you can go on an optional tour of the city. Colombo is the largest city and the former capital of Sri Lanka. It is a modern city but still retains the old world charm due to the presence of many buildings with colonial architecture and many other ruins from the past.
Day 2 / 3 / 4
Colombo to Weligama
We head towards Weligama in the morning. It is about three and a half hours drive from Colombo. Weligama is a scenic bay, situated on the south coast of Sri Lanka. It is famous for its stilt fishermen and bears the charm of an idyllic fishing village. En route we will be visiting the Dutch built Galle Fort, an UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site

Days 3 & 4 will be spent watching various whales and dolphins out in the sea. In the morning we depart along with our naturalist to the Mirissa Fishery's Harbour. We board a comfortable boat to commence on our journey into the sea. The highlight of the day would be sighting the Blue Whale and the Spinner Dolphin.
Day 5 /6 / 7
Weligama to Yala National Park
Today we leave Weligama and head towards Yala National Park, about three and a half hours away by drive. Yala National Park, located in the southeast region, is the second largest park in Sri Lanka. It is famous for its population of Sri Lankan Elephants as well as its aquatic birds. The commonly seen mammals are the Leopard and the Sloth Bear. In the afternoon, we go on game drives and try to spot the Leopard, Elephant and Sloth Bear. According to some sources, Yala Block 1 has one of the highest densities of Leopards in the world.
Day 8 / 9
Yala National Park to Colombo
Today in the early morning, we may go on a nature trail along with a guide and get to see some birds around the hotel. There is also an opportunity to go on an optional morning game drive for one last time. After lunch, we will drive for about six hours to reach Negombo, near Colombo. We check into our hotel in the evening and and rest for the night.

Day 9: Your trip comes to an end this morning after breakfast. We will arrange for your transfer to the airport in time for your home bound flight.