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Are you looking for the perfect vacation? Look no further than Sri Lanka! This beautiful country has something to offer everyone, from stunning beaches to lush rainforests to ancient ruins. And with our help, you can easily book your trip and start your adventure.

We offer a wide range of travel packages to Sri Lanka, so you can find the perfect one for your needs and budget. Whether you're looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an action-packed adventure, we have something for you.

We also offer a variety of customized travel packages, so you can create the perfect trip for your group. Whether you're traveling with family, friends, or colleagues, we can help you plan the perfect itinerary.

And because we're a local company, we know all the best spots in Sri Lanka. We can help you find the best hotels, restaurants, and activities, so you can make the most of your trip.

So what are you waiting for? Book your trip with us today and start your Sri Lanka adventure!

Here are some of the benefits of booking your trip with us:

  • We offer a wide range of travel packages to Sri Lanka, so you can find the perfect one for your needs and budget.

  • We have a team of experienced travel experts who can help you plan the perfect itinerary.

  • We're a local company, so we know all the best spots in Sri Lanka.

  • We offer competitive prices and excellent customer service.

To book your trip with us, simply visit our website or contact us today.

We look forward to helping you plan your Sri Lanka adventure!

It is unfortunate that the tourism industry can indirectly contribute to instances of animal cruelty.

We, at WCJ, are committed to actively discouraging our travellers from participating in activities that exploit both wild and domesticated animals. As a concrete manifestation of our commitment, we implemented a comprehensive ban on elephant rides and feeding animals on the road or inside the parks. Moreover, we strictly prohibit any engagements that involve our passengers petting or interacting with wildlife. Our guiding principle underscores the importance of observing wildlife in their natural habitats without any form of contact or interaction, ensuring their well-being and conservation.

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ABOUT SRI LANKAN WILDLIFE

Sri Lanka is a biodiversity hotspot, meaning that it is home to a high number of endemic species. Endemic species are species that are found only in a particular area. Sri Lanka is home to over 200 endemic species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

Sri Lanka, often referred to as the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean," is a biodiversity hotspot renowned for its rich and diverse fauna and flora. Despite its small size, the island is home to a remarkable array of wildlife, including endemic species found nowhere else on Earth. Here's a brief description of the fauna and flora you can encounter in Sri Lanka:

Fauna:

  1. Asian Elephants: Sri Lanka is famous for its population of Asian elephants, and several national parks provide opportunities to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitats.

  2. Leopards: Yala National Park is known for its leopard population, offering visitors a chance to spot these elusive big cats during their safari expeditions.

  3. Sloth Bears: These unique bears can be found in the forests of Sri Lanka, particularly in Wilpattu and Yala National Parks.

  4. Birdlife: Sri Lanka is a birdwatcher's paradise, with over 430 recorded bird species. The island boasts endemics like the Sri Lanka junglefowl, Sri Lanka grey hornbill, and Sri Lanka blue magpie, among others.

  5. Marine Life: The coastal areas of Sri Lanka are teeming with marine life, including dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and vibrant coral reefs, offering excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving.

Flora:

  1. Rainforests: Sri Lanka is home to lush rainforests, such as Sinharaja Forest Reserve, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These forests host a variety of tropical trees, plants, and ferns.

  2. Orchids: Sri Lanka is renowned for its vibrant and diverse orchid species. The island boasts around 200 native orchid varieties, many of which can be found in botanical gardens and forest reserves.

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  1. Tea Plantations: The central highlands of Sri Lanka are covered with picturesque tea plantations, creating a scenic landscape. The tea industry has played a significant role in the country's history and economy.

  2. Medicinal Plants: Sri Lanka has a long history of Ayurvedic medicine, and many native plants have traditional medicinal uses. Herbal gardens and Ayurvedic centers offer insights into the island's medicinal flora.

  3. Endemic Trees: Sri Lanka has a remarkable number of endemic tree species, including the Sri Lankan ironwood, Sri Lankan ebony, and Ceylon satinwood, which contribute to the country's unique forest ecosystems.

  4. These descriptions only scratch the surface of the incredible fauna and flora found in Sri Lanka. The island's natural beauty and biodiversity make it a captivating destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

WILDLIFE CALENDER OF SRI LANKA

LEOPARD (All around year-Except Rainy days)

Wilpattu, Yala & Kumana National Parks are the best to offer exceptional opportunities for leopard sightings and photography, particularly during the dry season. The reduced ground cover and open terrain enhance visibility, leading to regular leopard sightings. With an average density of one leopard per square kilometre and the absence of larger predators, these parks provide ideal conditions for observing and photographing leopards, making them prime destinations for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

To add to the List the Elusive Mountain Leopards have become very famous among the Wildlife enthusiasts as there is a vigorous improvement in the sightings in Horton Plains Cloud Forest National park.

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SLOTH BEAR (MAY – SEPTEMBER)

The Sloth bear is generally a nocturnal mammal with occaisional day time sightings possible in well visited national parks such as yala. In late May, the Palu tree begins to bear fruit. The Palu (iron wood) is a beautiful tall tree with a bark textured with reticulations. The Bears take temporary absence of leave from thier role as a semi- specialist in termites. With berries a plenty, they go on a feeding spree with some reportedly showing signs of inerbation from gorging themselves on the palu fruit.

SRI LANKAN ELEPHANTS (JULY – December)

Ranked among the world's top wildlife spectacles, 'The Gathering' peaks in September. At Minneriya Reservoir, over three hundred wild Asian Elephants converge on receding shores, forming an extraordinary concentration within a small area. This event offers a unique opportunity for observing the intricate social dynamics of these elephants. Throughout the year, Asian Elephants can be spotted in dry-zone national parks such as Galoya, Kumana, UdaWalawa, Yala, and Wasgamuwa, Kaudulla.

Unless it's the Rainy season Elephants are usually around the national parks and boarder Villages.

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BIRDING MARCH – (APRIL-JUNE, NOVEMBER – FEBRUARY)


Nearly 550 species of birds have been recorded in Sri Lanka including migrants. Endemics and resident avian species can be observed throughout the year. No less than 33 species of birds are endemic, found nowhere else in the world.

March – April The south-west zone where the bio-diversity rich rainforests are relatively free from rain. A window of opportunity for extended rainforest safaris before the start of the south-west monsoon. The mixed species feeding flocks of birds in Sinharaja are special. One of the longest running field studies of mixed species flocks have shown them to be the largest in the world. It is not unusual to encounter flocks with over twenty
species of birds. On many occasions over half a dozen endemic birds can be seen in a flock. Small mammals such as the Dusky Squirrel, Layard’s Squirrel and Giant Squirrel also join these feeding flocks.

November – February: The winter migrants have arrived in force. Every bush in Yala seems to have a Brown Shrike perched atop it. Every shaded copse seems to have an Indian Pitta screeching from it at six o’ clock. Migrant waders are stopping over in the freshly ploughed paddy fields of Talangama en route down south to the rich wader habitats of reserves such as Kalametiya, Bundala and Palatupana. The coastal flats teem with tens of thousands of Curlew Sandpipers, Lesser Sand Plovers, Little Stints, Black-winged Stilts, Common and Wood Sandpipers, etc.

PRIMATES (JUNE – SEPTEMBER)


The North central plains are cooler and it is a good time to observe hanuman langurs, the endemic Toque Monkeys and the endemic Purple Faced Leaf Monkeys around the archeological sites of Anuradhapura, Polunaruwa and Sigiriya.

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BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES (JANUARY – DECEMBER)

Around February the North East monsoon begins to subside. By mid February the mud puddles on the jeep tracks in the north central province are already swarming with newly emerged butterflies which can feed on the luxuriant folliage which has been fed by the monsoon rains. Clouds of ‘whites’ and ‘yellows’ gather. Clear days and freezing nights are experienced in the highlands. A good time of year to visit Horton Plains National Park for spectacular views from world’s end and to see montane endemics such as the Black- lipped Lizard and Rhino Horned Lizard. Dragonflies however can be seen right throught the year.

SPERM WHALE (JULY – SEPTEMBER)

Sri Lanka is amongst the top ten places in the world for seeing Sperm Whales. Sightings of Sperm Whales along with Blue Whales peak in December and again in April during their migration from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. The deep seas off the Kalpitiya Peninsula in the North-west where the continental shelf runs in parrallel to the land, provide an ideal habitat for these giant oceanic predators, which need to dive several hundred meters to hunt prey such as the Giant Squid. Sperm Whales may also be seen off Mirissa in the South from December to April and off Trincomalee in the East from February to April.

BLUE WHALE (JULY – SEPTEMBER)

Mirissa in the South and Trincomalee in the East of Sri Lanka are the world’s top two locations for watching the largest ever creature to have inhabited our planet, the Blue Whale. The number of Blues peak in December and again in April during their annual migration as they travel between feeding areas in the Bay of Bengal and up welling off Somalia in Africa. There is also a sufficient resident population of Blue Whales to provide an extended viewing season up to about August. Between November and April (until the South-west monsoon arrives), Blue Whales can be observed off Mirissa with a strike rate of over 90%. The North-east monsoon begins to ease from around February and Blue Whales can be seen off Trincomalee till late August.

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