Kandy Festival & Yala Wildlife

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Enjoy an up close and personal interaction with the gentle giants during your Elephant Walk Experience at the Millennium Elephant Foundation
  • Witness the colorful and vibrant Perahera celebration in Kandy from the comforts of your hotel's private balcony
  • Join a morning and evening game drive safari in Yala National Park for better chances to see wildlife including the elusive leopards

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9 nights from £4,699 per person
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This tour is great for culture vultures and is a fantastic way to learn more about Sri Lanka and see two of the most scenic parts of the island.

The Esala Perahera is one of the oldest and grandest festivals in Sri Lanka. Combine witnessing this spectacular event with seeing the Kataragama Perahera in Yala.




Day 1  Arrival in Colombo

Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel in Colombo (approximately 20 minutes transfer time).

Staying at  The Wallawwa
Day 2  Colombo – Kandy

Enjoy breakfast before flying to Kandy. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. 

Day 3  Kandy

After breakfast, you will visit the Millennium Elephant Foundation and enjoy the Elephant Walk experience.

This afternoon arrive at Queen’s Hotel, where you will have your own private balcony with a fantastic view of the Esala Perahera procession. Make sure to be in your room by 4 pm, since the roads will be closed afterwards due to the procession. Return to your hotel after the procession for a good night’s sleep!

Day 4  Kandy

After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy sightseeing around Kandy, including the famous and sacred Temple of the Tooth.

Day 5  Kandy – Yala

Board your morning flight to Weerawila, before transferring to Yala (approximately 30 minutes flight time). The rest of the day is at leisure to explore or relax. 
Accommodation: Wild Coast Lodge, Yala

Day 6  Yala National Park

This morning, take a jeep ride through Yala National Park in search of leopards, sloth bears, wild elephants, wild boar, sambar and spotted deer, water buffalo and many species of bird; this is one of the best places in the world to see leopards. Early morning and late afternoon are the best times for wildlife sightings.

In the evening enjoy the Kataragama Festival, which is very vibrant and colourful.

Today enjoy morning and evening game drives in the park.

Day 8  Yala – Colombo

After breakfast take a Cinnamon Air Flight to Colombo Airport (approximately 2 hours flying time). Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, The Wallawwa, Kotugoda.


Staying at  The Wallawwa
Day 9  Return to UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight. Alternatively, speak to a Travel Specialist to arrange extending your trip.

Kandy Festival & Yala Wildlife
9 nights from £4,699 per person
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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