Get the very rare opportunity to observe the magnificent big three mammals of Sri Lanka, from the world’s largest sea mammal the blue whale to the largest land mammal the elephant and the jungle dominating Sri Lankan leopards. Take an adventurous Yala safari ride and catch a glimpse of the 44 varieties of mammals and 215 bird species that the jungle is home to. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles.
The deep blue expedition gives you the chance to explore the depths of the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean and catch a glimpse of the glorious blue whales, ever friendly dolphins and of course the famous island sea turtles. The always smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback, Omura’s whale, Bryde’s whale, Sperm whale and blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you, when you embark on a whale and dolphin watching excursion off the entire coastline of Sri Lanka. You will also get the chance to visit some of the most important attractions of the tropical island throughout the expedition.
Take a night trail through the dark yet glimmering paths of the dense forest cover to observe the endangered loris, frogs and owls who bring the excitement and liveliness of the night. If you are lucky you might even sight the spotted deer and fishing cat who come out with gleaming eyes to catch their meal for the day. The night tours are perfect for both frog enthusiasts and novice explorers. While the focus will be on night trails, the tour will also give you a touch of Sri Lanka’s culture and heritage.
Observe the variety of endemic birds that fly about, adding more color and brightness to the lush rainforest with their chippering songs and busy flights around the tropical island. Sri Lanka is home to 33 endemic bird species and seven proposed endemic species. The total number of bird species recorded in the island is 492 of which 219 are breeding residents. Likewise enjoy the picturesque blue oceans, historical ruins and dense forests of Sri Lanka, covering the iconic trio; wings, waves and woods.
Take a stroll among the lush scenic surroundings of the island in the sun that is home to an abundant variety of striking winged insects from bright colored butterflies to fairytale like dragonflies and fascinating moths. All in all, witness the painted flutters of the beautiful pearl of the Indian Ocean while exploring some of the most important sights that Sri Lanka has to offer.