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Sri Lanka Elephant Safari From Colombo, Bentota and Kalutara (Private)


Search for wild elephants and other animals on a private day trip to Sri Lanka’s Udawalawe National Park from the Bentota, Kalutara, Beruwala, Induruwa, or Ahungalle area. Journey into the mountain-backed interior by private vehicle and take a 4x4 game-spotting drive: looking for the park’s herds of elephants—often seen with young—and water monitor lizards, water buffalo, deer, and leopard. Includes a lunch stop (own expense), entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.


Highlights

  • Private full-day Udawalawe National Park day trip from Bentota, Kalutara, Beruwala, Induruwa, or Ahungalle areas
  • Venture into central Sri Lanka to Udawalawe, an important haven for wild elephants
  • Open-top 4x4 game drive through the forests, marshlands, and plains
  • Watch for elephants, sometimes seen in herds, with young, and bathing in the water
  • Look for water monitor lizards, water buffalo, leopard, and birds such as eagles and peacocks
  • Includes a choice of departure times and entrance fees, with a stop for lunch at own expense
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle, including hotel pickup and drop-off

Trip includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation from hotel to national park and back
  • English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • Bottled water

Trip excludes

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Jeep hire

Book now & pay later

Reserve your tour now and pay when you meet us. Send us the duly filled tour booking form, we will arrange your tour and you can make the payment as you meet us on the first day of the trip.


Best price guaranteed

We guarantee the best price. If you find the same tour package at a cheaper price elsewhere, we do match the price of other tour packages and furthermore add a further 10% discount to it.


No hidden fees and commissions

The price you see on the product pages is the exact same rate that you see in the final stage of the trip booking. There are no hidden fees and taxes such as GST, BTT, service charge, nation-building tax, hotel tax etc.


Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats, available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.

COVID-19 special information

  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • To reduce crowds, all tours are private
  • Masks are required they are provided by Seerendipity tours
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

For more information or changes to the itinerary please write to us at admin@seerendipitytours.com.


Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 5:00 am

BENTOTA / UDAWALAWE / BENTOTA

Early morning meet our driver/guide at your hotel in Colombo and drive to Uodawalawe nationl park. Your pick-up will take palce at 5.00 AM. The drive from West coast to Udawalawe national park takes around 2 hours and your jeep is ready by the time you reach the national park.

3-hour Jeep safari at Udawalawe National Park

After the jeep safari, which lasts between 3-4 hours, you will start the return journey at around 11.00 AM, en-route stopping at

Udawalawe for Lunch (optional)

Unawatuna beach

Galle Fort for a guided walking tour. The walking tour lasts around 1 hour and your driver/guide takes you to important places withing the Fort and explains you about the medivela period fort (UNESCO), which was built by Dutch east Indian company.

Hikkaduwa beach to beach hopping

Sea turtle conservation center to see endangered sea turtles

You will be returning to your hotel in Colombo or in any other place on the west coast ay around 05.00 PM.

  1. :

    We started the trip early morning from the hotel at 05.00. other than the early wake everything is good.

  2. :

    We have seen many animals during the 2 hours safari including elephants, deer, jackal, crocodile, wild boar etc.

  3. :

    Safari is good we could see a lot of wild elephants, however, not much other wild creature to see.

  4. :

    After reading good reviews on Seerendipity website, we too were not disappointed with our wildlife safari of Udawalawe, and visiting Pinnawala elephant orphanage was a bonus for us, which was not highlighted in the trip itinerary. All arranged through Email and WhatsApp, very simple and very quick to respond. Great job Seerendipity.

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    Keep in mind that entrance fees of the national park are not within the price.

  6. :

    It is a very bumpy drive in the park, but interesting. We could see many animals within a short period of time.

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    A lot of wild elephants never thought we could see such a large number of wild elephants in one place. Actually, you do not need to enter the park to see the elephant because you could see many of them even before entering the park.

  8. :

    We booked the Udawalawe safari before we left England. It was an absolutely fantastic day out we hadn’t realised it was a private tour just for us so that was a bonus. Lakmal the manager rang us the evening before we went to confirm times and drivers name. We had Dinesh who was amazing he picked us up at 5 am and we got back after 6 pm. He pointed out lots of interesting facts on our journey too.

    We decided we would book the Galle trip with seerendipity (https://seerendipitytours.com/itinerary/galle-city-tour-2/) to go on the following week so messaged Lakmal to see if we could book same driver and the vehicle and not do everything that was on the list and it was no problem. We did Galle fort then silk factory and tsunami museum which was all very interesting. We stopped to have some lunch in Hikkaduwa on the way back to hotel. Would highly recommend this company. If we come back to Sri Lanka again will certainly be using them. Thank you Seerendipity.

  9. :

    Long drive from the beach hotel but did not feel as we started early morning. Interesting tour and our guide Gomez was very good.

  10. :

    We only stayed in Sri Lanka for 8 days and wanted to spend more time on the coast and time on the beach. So we wanted to make a maximum of 2 one day trips with maximum experience. Wild safari was one of our key interests. We contacted Seerendipity after got recommended by one of the friends who visited Sri Lanka early last year. We received a prompt reply to our request with few options with clear information. After a few email conversations, we selected Udawalawe & Galle tours as there are lots of attractions and few activities spreading over 2 days. Our driver Kapi Silva was a super guy with very friendly service and also he knows all the nice spots and things. Fully paid package and we did not have to worry about anything. They provided us with, a very nice modern sedan, which was nicely chilled during the midday. The wild safari was amazing, saw heaps of elephants and many kinds of birds.

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    Super day with our exact expectation. Got picked up at 5 am as exactly as promised in the booking. Our driver Lakmal was very punctual and very knowledgeable. Visited Elephant Transit Home and witness milk feeding to Baby Elephants. It was so phenomenal to watch as all the elephant waited for their turn and some of the baby ones were so cute. Our wild safari was amazing as well. Our keep driver spotted all the animals and explain about them all the time. Great with nature and animals. Few groups of elephants; crocodiles; deers; wild buffalos; many kinds of local birds were seen in the forest. Huge thank to Seerendipity our driver Lahiru for making our day so amazing one. Highly recommend.

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