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Wilpattu National Park Jeep Safari from Negombo / Waikkal (All Inclusive)
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Wilpattu National Park Jeep Safari from Negombo / Waikkal (All Inclusive)

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Today you will enjoy an adventurous full-day safari at Wilpattu National Park including breakfast and lunch at the Park. Wilpattu National Park is the largest national park in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu National Park is well worth as a standalone attraction as it records the second-highest leopard density in Sri Lanka, after Yala. It also admits a fewer number of visitors, which sets it in stark contrast to Yala National Park, which tends to get overcrowded. These reasons alone make Wilpattu National Park a perfect alternative for proper safari-goers who prefer to see magnificent wild animals in their natural habitat while avoiding annoying crowds.
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Duration: 10–16 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Hotel pick up and drop off to most closely located hotels in as mentioned.
  • Pick up and drop off will be provided by a air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Refreshments and water bottles during the safari.
  • Cost of the safari jeep
  • Entrance fees to Wilpattu National Park.
  • Packed breakfast and lunch.
  • All government taxes.
What's not included
  • Gratuities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Negombo, Sri Lanka
    Pick up and drop off at most closely located hotels in Negombo area.
  • Option 2
    Waikkal, Sri Lanka
    Pick up and drop off at most closely located hotels in Waikkal area.
  • Option 3
    Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
    Pick up and drop off at most closely located hotels in Wilpattu area.
  • Option 4
    Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
    Pick Up and drop off at most closely located hotels in Anuradhapura area.
  • Option 5
    Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Pick up and drop off at most closely located hotels in Colombo area.
  • Option 6
    Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
    Pick up and drop off at most closely located hotels in Mount Lavinia area.
  • Option 7
    Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
    Pick up and drop off at most closely located hotels in Trincomalee area.
  • Option 8
    Kandy, Sri Lanka
    Pick up and drop off at most closely located hotels in Kandy area.
  • Option 9
    Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
    Pick up and drop off at most closely located hotels in Sigiriya area.
  • Option 10
    Dambulla, Sri Lanka
    Pick up and drop off at most closely located hotels in Dambulla area.
  • Option 11
    Habarana, Sri Lanka
    Pick up and drop off at most closely located hotels in Habarana area.
  • Option 12
    Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Pickup details
  • Pick up and drop off to most centrally located Hotels in Negombo, Waikkal, Colombo, Mount Lavinia, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Habarana, Dambulla, Trincomalee and Kandy.
Additional pickup options
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
  • Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Waikkal, Sri Lanka
  • Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
  • Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
  • Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
  • Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Dambulla, Sri Lanka
  • Habarana, Sri Lanka
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 332854P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Please be ready at the hotel lobby 15 minutes before the pick up time.
    • Please bring valid passports for entering to the national park.
    • Please come with a comfortable attire for a safari.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Wilpattu National Park Jeep Safari from Negombo / Waikkal (All Inclusive)?
    Wilpattu National Park Jeep Safari from Negombo / Waikkal (All Inclusive) price starts from £119.53. Discover and book Wilpattu National Park Jeep Safari from Negombo / Waikkal (All Inclusive) on Tripadvisor
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    Wilpattu National Park Jeep Safari from Negombo / Waikkal (All Inclusive) cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Wilpattu National Park Jeep Safari from Negombo / Waikkal (All Inclusive) on Tripadvisor
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    Wilpattu National Park Jeep Safari from Negombo / Waikkal (All Inclusive) is hosted by Wondrous Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Wondrous Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Wilpattu National Park Jeep Safari from Negombo / Waikkal (All Inclusive) on Tripadvisor

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      04.00 AM - You will be greeted and picked up by our driver and taken to Wilpattu National Park. 07.00 AM - Before starting your safari, you will be able to enjoy your packed breakfast near the Wilpattu National Park. After breakfast, you will start the first half of your safari. The leopards at Wilpattu National Park are elusive, yet the high density makes spotting leopards at Wilpattu National Park easier. 01.00 PM - Enjoy your lunch at the park. 02.00 PM - Now you will start the second half of your full-day safari in Wilpattu National Park. The Wilpattu National Park is also a haven for aquatic sea birds as its western boundary is the Indian Ocean. In addition, Wilpattu national park is home to 31 mammals including the Sri Lankan sloth bear, water buffalo, spotted deer, ruddy mongoose, mugger crocodile, Bengal monitors and mouse deer, all of which are threatened species. 06.00 PM - After a memorable full-day safari at Wilpattu National Park, you will be taken back to your hotel.
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      Waikkal
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      Mount Lavinia
      Kandy
      Sigiriya
      Dambulla
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      Kalpitiya
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    • Wondrous Tours
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      Katunayake, Sri Lanka
      Joined in December 2021
    • 486melania
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Knuckles mountains exploration is a must do hike by any nature lover. Nipuna Basnayake’s team is brilliant on guiding.
      An amazing experience for life. The support we got from our tour guide , Janaka Soyza, was brilliant. A challenging hike, but the experience is just wonderful!
      Written 19 February 2024
    • 997stefanys
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      One of the most authentic Sri Lankan experiences we ever had
      It was absolutely fantastic- one of the most authentic Sri Lankan experiences we ever had where nature and culture were both present! We booked the trip in the last minute (evening before) after reading an article online. The coordinator called us soon after and sent via whatsapp the itinerary and the price quote and we agreed on a pick up time. The jeep arrived reasonably on time, took us to breakfast, and then to the hike starting point. They distributed special anti-leech socks, water and raincoats for those of us who did not have (it was rainy). The route was not very challenging, the pace was very good and our guide was the best ine we ever had- super kind, knowledgable and entertaining, with insights on both nature and local culture - we saw a the rich variety of flora, the most sweet and smiling locals (much different from those you meet in the hustling towns) and even caught a close glance at an eagle. We had lunch by the waterfall and for the end of the tour some tea to warm us up after the rain that got us quite wet. Despite the rainy weather (we did get quite wet and did not have a change of clothes which would have saved us from being so called on the ride back) and the many leeches (really bear in mind that there are a lot of them and are more disgusting than harmful) the experience was totally worth it and we highly recommend this hike - especially with the great guide (we did not catch his name) we were so lucky to have! :)
      Written 12 December 2023
    • 755sarahv
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Safari experience
      We like the proximity with animals. We were lucky to see a lot of elephant in their environnement. Some monkeys, birds and crocodile. Was a great and beautiful experience
      Written 13 May 2022
    • Tharukv
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      Most awaited jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park
      We always wanted and interested on visiting udawalawe national park from years now. Wild elephants were the highlight of the tour. Driver who picked us from Ella was very good, he drove very safely to the park. Even though the safari was for 3 hours, we saw everything we wanted to see. Jeep driver kasun tried his best to catch the best places to see the creatures where he is very good at. Very well organized tour. We are happy
      Written 8 May 2022
    • Hansa H
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      Jeep Safari in Udawalawe national park
      We booked a half day safari in Udawalawe National Park couple of days back before we heading to Galle from Ella. It was for me and 4 of my friends and was a fantastic experience. We saw many elephants, peacocks and crocodiles yes we were very lucky! Our jeep safari driver was really good and well desciplined. He took us safely and patiently waited for us till we get some nice captures of those incredible elephants. A memorable experience and highly recommended!
      Written 28 April 2022
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    Marc R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    The safari really went above our expectations, in terms of the amount of animals we saw and how close we got to them, it really is full day of animal spotting! We ended up seeing the big 5 all in one trip plus many others, in total we saw 3 leopards, one less than 3 metres from the jeep! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and a very skilled animal spotter, he cared a lot and really hustled to get us good spots. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and water were provided, local food, it was good considering you’re in the middle of nowhere. We went from Colombo through the tour company, about 3-3 1/2 hours to get there, air conditioned van, no complaints.

    Most of the animals are quite close, there were a couple in the distance, so if you have binoculars I would suggest to bring them, we didn’t have them, which was fine in the end.

    Given the early start, and rural location if you need caffeine in the morning I suggest to bring it with you.
    Written 5 February 2024
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    Thushani S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    Me and my partner took a day tour from Negombo to Wilpattu National Park a few weeks back. Started early in the morning at 04.00 am at this park. After nearly three hours I managed to arrive at the park. Lots of credit to the guide who knew how to find the animals. We gave the Guide a very good tip 5000 Rupees for his very efforts. We were lucky to have Abey who was the driver. His objective is to show you Leopards first. Some wildlife you can expect are Wild Water Buffalo, Monkey, Sri Lankan Flapshell Turtle, Sri Lankan Junglefowl, Peacock and Deer. It is a highly valued wildlife destination for both local and foreign tourists. And if you are looking for a day tour from negombo, this is the one you should keep an eye on.
    Written 26 November 2023
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    Ailton007
    Seattle, WA1,168 contributions
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    Easy to book and any question answered via WhatsApp. Pick up from Colombo hotel at 4 a.m. drive to park and back (arrived 9.30 p.m.) safe and on time. We spent 10 hours (!) in Wilpattu so plenty of time to take in the scenery, and wait in a couple of spots for wildlife to show up. This is how we spotted a leopard which took her time to show herself where she hadn't been seen for hours. Many cool birds (i.e. owls, eagles etc.) as well in addition to buffalo, wild boar, elephant to name a few, it was an amazing (long) day. Since I only had a Sunday to do this, next time I would spend a night near Wilpattu and do two full days or 1 1/2.
    Written 18 May 2024
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    Shelley C
    Walsall, UK15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent trip from start to finish. Our driver arrived at the hotel perfect time and drove us carefully to Wilpattu national park despite numerous floods along the way. We then Embarked on the safari of a life time seeing more animals than I could have imagined including a leopard mum with her 2 cubs! Breakfast, hot tea, lunch & refreshments were severed during the trip by the MOST amazing guide ever! Some of the wildlife we saw were bears, leopards, buffalo, snakes, deer, birds, monkeys, crocodiles and many more! Could not recommend enough! Just watch out for the cheeky monkey who like to steal orange juice ☺️
    Written 17 December 2023
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    ninra
    Kuwait City, Kuwait114 contributions
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    We saw leopards in their natural habitat! Our guide was very observant, knowledgeable and drives very comfortably through the rough terrain. I have been to other parks in Sri Lanka but often times the safari guide only drives through the route with nothing to add.

    What is wonderful about our guide Nuwan was that he isfriendly and answered our gazillion questions about the park/animals well. We booked through Hiran who was also very attentive and responded quickly.

    Highly recommended.
    Written 26 February 2024
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    Samantha Jones
    Derbyshire, UK1 contribution
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    We booked this tour couple of months ago with this agency. We picked up from negombo by a car with a very good driver called viraj. We have researched about this Wilpattu national park before we book and found that this is the biggest national park in sri lanka and the best place to spot leopards. It was a tight day by the way but worth a visit. We saw elephants, bears, deers, birds and one leopard. Breakfast and lunch was good and delicious. I recommend this tour to everyone who is visiting sri lanka.
    Written 10 April 2022
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    Ayodya Silva
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Friends
    First of all we should thank our jeep driver thushan as he was a very good driver and most importantly he knew where to go to see the animals. Second of all we are so glad that we saw 2 leopards during the safari.

    This was our first tour after the arrival. We saw many birds, eagles, elephants, crocodiles, owls, water buffaloes, deers, bears and leopards 😍. We were staying at Negombo but our driver came to pick up us to Wilpattu national park. It was so amazing to experience such a safari and we love it. We would do it again for sure.
    Written 21 May 2022
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    Ranjika S
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    We were staying at Heritance Negombo hotel on our first day in Sri Lanka. Searched for something to do surfing the internet and we came up with this full day safari to Wilpattu National Park. Even Though it was a last minute booking the company was very prompt with their replies and gave us clear information about the tour. We were picked early in the morning to the park. Long drive but served breakfast when we arrived. Then the best part of the tour begins. Drove all over the park for hours to see so many different animals and birds. Three leopards are the highlight of this tour. Since they are not very likely to be seen, we were so lucky to see three. We had a refreshing pack during the safari too. It was very enjoyable and worth every penny.
    Written 15 December 2023
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    ash s
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Couples
    We were so lucky to start our journey early in the morning from Negombo hotel. We could see lots of elephants at the beginning of the safari. Such an awesome experience. That's the highlight of our jeep safari. Addition to that we saw many endemic birds which we are not aware of. But still it was really interesting to see them and get some pictures of them. Deers and wild buffalos are very common in the park, we saw them at every single place we stopped. Less crowd and full day safari is the best way to discover the beauty of the park. Highly recommend it.
    Written 12 March 2024
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    Senali
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Couples
    We never thought Wilpattu national park will be this much home to many wild animals and fauna plus several lakes. We were so lucky to spot two bears and one leopard crossing the road while we were searching for them. All of a sudden one leopard came in front of our jeep. It was an amazing experience. My husband was very happy took many photos as much as can. The biodiversity of the park is fascinating. This is worth doing when traveling from Negombo or Colombo. Full day would be a beteer option to see many creatures including leopards. Do the jeep safari as early as possible. Our last advise is to find a good driver like we just did. He is the only reason we saw so many animals because he was keen on showing wild animals to us. It is truly a great tour.
    Written 10 June 2022
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