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1 half-day safari by Backwaters Lodge

Low carbon footprint
Support local business
On-the-ground prices

Description

Group trip
2 days 1 night
In addition to a night's stay at Backwaters Lodge, enjoy a 4-hour game drive in Wilpattu National Park. Depending on your time of arrival, the game drive can be a morning or afternoon game drive. Please indicate at the time of booking what your preference is.

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Backwaters Lodge

Our Pick!
Fluent English
1 year experience
Backwaters Lodge have fused urban living concepts with untamed wilderness. The peaceful location is a perfect spot to delve into nature as well as experience a truly unique place to stay - in rooms housed in refurbished shipping containers. Let your host, Tarique, introduce you to the area and share the stories of Sri Lanka

Prices

Prices start from USD$40 per person Prices start from 6,744 LKR
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Backwaters Lodge - Wilpattu National Park Safari

Today you'll get to embark on an exciting safari game drive!

  • 6am: Pick-up from Backwaters Lodge, drive to park
  • 10:30am: Return to Backwaters Lodge

What's included

  • Jeep
  • Driver
  • 1 Game Drive (morning or afternoon)
  • Transfers to and from Wilpattu National Park entrance to Backwaters Lodge
  • Meals
  • Park entrance tickets (approximately $20 per adult, $10 per child, and $10 total taxes per entry)

Where you'll be staying

Bed Types
  • Twin Beds
  • Queen Bed
Amenities
  • Breakfast
  • Towels
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Cold Shower
  • Hot Shower
  • Fan
  • Wifi (Common Area Only)

Transport Information

No transport included

Meet-up Time
Flexible
Meet-up Point
Backwaters Lodge

What to bring

Binoculars
Casual clothing (ideally breathable as it may get hot)
Hat
Insect Repellent
Insect Repellent
Sunglasses
Sunscreen

What others are saying

4.9
Exceptional 5 helpful reviews
nanceke, Luxembourg
3 months ago on Tripadvisor
We chose this lodge as we like the idea of an eco lodge which tries to make a difference for the environment. We were not disappointed. The container bungalows were very nice with all the necessary equipment for a back to nature experience with the necessary comfort. Staff and the owner were very friendly. Food was very good( please note that in Sri Lanka mild is not the same as not spicy - no chili should normally do the trick ). We loved the fact that you could swim in the river and we saw elephants near the river during our boat trip. Location of the lodge is very good , only a couple of minutes foto the entrance to Wilpattu NP which made it easy to be there first thing in the morning. Very good price- quality stay !
khairy60, Colombo, Sri Lanka
4 months ago on Tripadvisor
We chose this lodge as we like the idea of an eco lodge which tries to make a difference for the environment. We were not disappointed. The container bungalows were very nice with all the necessary equipment for a back to nature experience with the necessary comfort. Staff and the owner were very friendly. Food was very good( please note that in Sri Lanka mild is not the same as not spicy - no chili should normally do the trick ). We loved the fact that you could swim in the river and we saw elephants near the river during our boat trip. Location of the lodge is very good , only a couple of minutes foto the entrance to Wilpattu NP which made it easy to be there first thing in the morning. Very good price- quality stay !
Ashans1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
4 months ago on Tripadvisor
Stayed here for 2 days and it is easily one of the best places to immerse yourself in nature and relax. Lounging by the river on a hammock with a book in hand is highly recommend. Also recommend is the food! Sri Lankan food done right and even improved. Rooms were cozy and comfortable. The staff was great! Helpful and friendly. Plenty of great activities, we did the morning bird watching boat ride with a guide who was super knowledgeable and highly recommended. Entrance to the Willattu national park is just 10 minutes away as well and that’s superb to get an early start into the park. Can highly recommend
tarawik49, Colombo, Sri Lanka
5 months ago on Tripadvisor
I spent two nights at this awe - inspiring location with a friend. This place never fails to enchant me (this was my second visit). The environment preserved so thoughtfully, with recycled materials used wherever possible, was well maintained. The cabins were comfortable and clean. For birders such as my friend and I, this is truly a paradise. Water containers placed discreetly under trees and bushes attracted many birds which drank and splashed about enjoying a bath. Many butterflies of different species were also observed. An early morning boat ride along the Uppu Aru was another attraction. I did not want to miss this after my experience on my previous visit. The boatman Sanoos is very interested in birds and took us to areas which he knew were frequented by them. I had 33 species on my list for the boat ride. The smooth, soundless gliding along the river is an exhilarating and relaxing experience. I would love to return to this remarkable place to experience nature at such close quarters. Tara Wikramanayake
Michael Richardson
5 months ago on Facebook
A must visit place! Discounted rates for now!

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 3 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Flexible cancellation policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. If the adventure is cancelled more than 7 days before the adventure start date, the adventure will be fully refunded as well. Cancellations within 7 days of the adventure start date, will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.

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Earliest available 17 Oct 2019
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Adventure
USD$141 x 1

Total
USD$141
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