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Wild Elephants in Sri Lanka
Sigiriya Rock
Wild Leopards
Knuckles scenery
Temple Tooth Relic in Kandy
Botanical Gardens in Kandy
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka by 4x4 (Tour code: 11546)

Starts and Ends
in Colombo
Travel Periods
01 Jan 24 - 30 Jun 24
Experience
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Embark on a 10-day Sri Lanka adventure in a 4x4 jeep! Explore national parks, historical sites, and Colombo in style.

Highlights

Tour of the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy

Explore Wilpattu National Park by Jeep Safari

Explore Minneriya National Park by Jeep Safari

Climb the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress 

Tour of Dambulla Cave Temples

City Tour of Colombo by Jeep

10 days
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per person, twin share
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Overview

If you're looking for a thrilling way to uncover the beauty of Sri Lanka, then this 10-day private escorted adventure is perfect for you! This tour takes you to some of the prominent attractions in Sri Lanka which you can capture by hopping on aboard a 4x4 jeep. Your journey starts with an exploration of Wilpattu National Park consists of a variety of wildlife and where "Willus" exists.  

Climb the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress which consists of 1,200 steps. Then embark on a 4x4 jeep safari at Minneriya National Park where you can capture animals such as leopards, deer and wild elephants. Your fifth day will include a tour of Dambulla Cave Temples where you'll admire ancient statues and paintings.  Walk the streets of Kandy and catch a glimpse of its colonial elegance blended within the natural beauty then visit the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic. Afterwards, marvel around the Royal Botanical Garden, largest botanical garden in Sri Lanka. Drive yourself around the city of Colombo and be delighted by stunning views perfect for photographs. 

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Inclusions

2 nights in Wilpattu
2 nights in Dambulla
2 nights in Knuckles
2 nights in Yala
1 night in Colombo
Private transfers with English speaking driver guide
Breakfast and Dinners as per itinerary
Wilpattu National Park Jeep Safari
Sigiriya Rock Fortress Tour
Minneriya Jeep Safari
Dambulla Cave Temple Tour
Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic Tour
Cultural Show
Jeep Safari at Yala National Park
A Guide Bush Walk tour at Wilpattu
A Guide Bush Walk tour at Yala
City Tour Colombo by Jeep

Day 1 Airport Wilpattu

Arrival in Sri Lanka / Meet & Greet at the airport where you will meet your private guide.

You will then proceed to Wilpattu in your private car. (approximately 4 hours travel time) Check in at resort and spend the day time at your own leisure. 

Overnight stay in Wilpattu at Big Game Camp in a Standard Tent. 

Dinner

Day 2 Wilpattu

Enjoy a packed breakfast at the resort.

Today, you'll take a 4x4 Jeep Safari at Wilpattu National Park. The park located on the island of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater.

Return to the resort and enjoy the rest of the evening at your own leisure.

Overnight stay in Wilpattu at Big Game Camp in a Standard Tent.  

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wilpattu
Deer in Wilpattu National Park

Day 3 Wilpattu Dambulla

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

You'll head to Sigiriya (approximately 3 hours travel time). Check in at the resort and enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure. 

Overnight stay in Dambulla at Water Garden in a Deluxe Villa. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Wilpattu → Dambulla
Elephants around Dambulla

Day 4 Dambulla Sigiriya Minneriya Dambulla

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

You'll then proceed to the beautiful Sigiriya Rock Fortress. It is consists of 1200 steps. The first part of the visit is a leisurely walk through the pleasure gardens. Then one starts to climb. There are two areas where one can take a break on the way up. The entire duration of the experience takes approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours depending on the speed at which you want to climb.

Later in the day, enjoy a 4x4 Jeep Safari at Minneriya National Park. The park covers 8,890 hectares and consists of a mixed forest of evergreen shrubs, a favourite habitat for animals, which include leopards, deer and wild elephants. You can also see huge flocks of birds, including cormorants and painted storks that come to fish in the shallow waters.

Return to the resort.

Overnight stay in Dambulla at Water Garden in a Deluxe Villa. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Dambulla → Sigiriya → Minneriya → Dambulla
4x4 Jeep Safari at Minneriya National Park

Day 5 Dambulla Knuckles

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Then you'll head to Knuckles (approximately 4 hours travel time). En route, you'll be able to visit Dambulla Cave Temples, largest and best-preserved rock cave temple complex in Sri Lanka, towering 160 m over the surrounding plains with more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area.

Afterwards, explore the Kandy Temple of the Tooth Relic and indulge in cultural dance performances lasting approximately 2 hours in the evening. Return to the hotel afterward to unwind and enjoy leisure time for the remainder of the day. Please note, while your local guide possesses extensive knowledge about the Knuckles Mountain Range, their English proficiency might be limited—your patience is appreciated during interactions.

Check in at the resort in Knuckles and spend the evening at your leisure.

Overnight stay in Knuckles at Wild Glamping in a Luxury Tent. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Dambulla → Knuckles
Dambulla Cave Temple

Day 6 Knuckles

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Relax and spend the day at leisure.

Overnight stay in Knuckles at Wild Glamping in a Luxury Tent. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Knuckles
Tooth Relic Temple

Day 7 Knuckles Yala

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Then you'll head to Yala (approximately 5 hours travel time). Check in at the resort and enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure. 

Overnight stay in Yala at Tribe Yala in a Deluxe Tent.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 Yala

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Then you'll head to Yala National Park and enjoy 4X4 Jeep Safari  ( Approximately 3 hours)

Yala’s arid boulder-scattered parklands are dramatically different from the lush jungles and paddy fields that cover so much of the island. Spanning 100,000 hectares of dry thorny scrub and dusty glades, you could easily be in an African bushveldt, right down to the long-thorn bushes. This background was so suited to viewing elephants, leopards, wild boar, spotted deer, crocodiles and jackals that the entrepreneurial South African Englebrecht, who was shipped over as a POW after the Boer War, rightfully instigated it as a sanctuary – Sri Lanka’s first – at the turn of the twentieth century. It’s now the oldest and most prominent of them all.

Take a stroll through the wild forest walkways while taking in the magnificent landscape that surrounds the camp site where you have the option to choose to go in the morning or evening.

To guarantee your safety and pleasure, each walk is accompanied by one of our safari experts who are knowledgeable about the area and its fascinating sights. During our 1 hour nature strolls, our seasoned rangers will guide you into the depths of a nearby historical cave, where you will hear about its rich history and the treasures it once held.

Overnight stay in Yala at Tribe Yala in a Deluxe Tent.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 Yala Colombo

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

Then you'll head to Colombo (approximately 4 hours travel time). You'll continue the City Tour of Colombo by Jeep. Colombo city tour in an open air jeep will give you a unobstructed 360 degree visibility which is great for taking photographs and filming while sightseeing.

Starting with Galle face green, about 20 Archaeological and tourist attraction sites including Aththidiya Bird Sanctuary will be covered. Guests can enjoy self drive in our classic jeeps in aththidiya sanctuary. Photographs and video clips of the tour will be given to the guest free of charge.

Check in at your resort in Colombo. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight stay in Colombo at Galle Face Hotel in a Superior Room. 

Breakfast
Yala → Colombo
Colombo by Jeep

Day 10 Colombo Airport

Enjoy breakfast at the resort.

You will then be transferred at the airport for departure. 

Breakfast

Accommodation

Big Game Camp

Wilpattu
Situated at the border of Wilpattu National Park, the safari tents are generously arranged to provide an ideal backdrop for witnessing the stunning sunset amidst the wilderness. Amidst the campsite's secluded bush forest, there is a lively pond inhabited by kingfishers, storks, and lapwings. On the outskirts lies a lake frequently visited by elephants and other wildlife from Wilpattu National Park.

Wild Glamping Knuckles

Knuckles
Wild Glamping offers an unconventional outdoors experience. Including extravagant tents in a perfect world amid the murky slopes. Enjoy nature and make ready for present-day comfort. Embark on an extraordinary Knuckles camping adventure by immersing yourself in the luxurious comfort of a private tent, enveloped by the awe-inspiring Knuckles Mountain range. Begin your day with the breathtaking views as you savor a refreshing cup of tea, relishing the crisp mountain air. Wild Glamping Knuckles serves as the perfect haven for adventurous nature enthusiasts seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, offering an opportunity to explore the pristine wilderness of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka—a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.

Water Garden Sigiriya Hotel

Sigiriya
The Water Garden Hotel offers a luxurious boutique experience, allowing you to explore the enchanting ancient landscapes and scenery of Sigiriya. This upscale accommodation boasts a variety of premium features, including sophisticated villas with private pools, scenic water streams enhancing the gardens, and abundant lush foliage. Situated in Sigiriya, this exceptional hotel showcases a modern water harvesting design inspired by the ancient water garden on Sigiriya Rock, which has a history dating back 2,000 years.

Tribe Yala

Yala
Discover a haven of natural splendor nestled within Yala's forests. Visit Yala National Park, renowned for its remarkable leopard population, offering a glimpse of these elusive cats. Explore Sri Lanka's diverse wildlife, stunning southern coast, and myriad attractions, promising an abundance of choices for an unforgettable vacation.

Galle Face Hotel

Colombo
The Galle Face Hotel, an iconic landmark in Sri Lanka, is centrally located in Colombo along the seafront, overlooking the renowned Galle Face Green. Boasting the distinction of being one of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, it proudly embraces its storied history and timeless traditions. This heritage serves as the foundation for creating compelling and immersive experiences that resonate with travelers of both bygone eras and the present generation.

Additional information

Official language
Sinhala and Tamil
Local currency
Sri Lanka Rupee (₨)

We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation.

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