Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, Aqua-Firma operates privately-guided tailor-made journeys, plus small group Elephant Conservation & Wildlife Safaris.

Sri Lanka has a long-established reputation for vibrant cultures; rolling hills stocked with the finest Ceylon tea; white sand beaches where men sit on tall poles to fish on the incoming tide; ancient temples and a British colonial heritage. It is also an island where rare tropical species of flora, birds and primates reside in precious rainforest refuges; elephants, leopards and antelope share forest, wetland and savannah habitats … and out to sea we find perhaps the World's richest tropical waters for year-round opportunities to see Blue Whales, Sperm Whales, Bryde's Whales and superpods of dolphins.

Sperm Whale Underwater in Sri Lanka photo by Ralph Pannell Aqua-Firma

Our private safaris can be designed around whatever focus, locations and duration you wish, be that wildlife, expertly guided birdwatching, whale watching, photography, culture, scenery or adventure activities such as trekking, biking and rafting. We are experts at scuba diving too, which for Sri Lanka is best combined with our liveaboard and island-based dive holidays in the Maldives.

Aqua-Firma's private safaris provide you with your own driver / guide and Land Rover Freelander; or a larger vehicle if needed. In wildlife reserves, we switch to off-road open safari vehicles; and if you have a detailed interest in wildlife and birdwatching then we will equip you with a specialist guide with detailed knowledge of species and where to locate them.

Itineraries shown below are samples and can be adjusted according to your interests and needs. Prices are based on two people sharing and will be lower if more than this are travelling together. For additional inspiration, please refer to our Sri Lanka National Park & Reserves Guide and our Cultural Sites & Monuments Guide …. and better still, Contact Us to speak to one of our Sri Lanka experts and guides.

Leopard in Sri Lanka

Aqua-Firma's Ele-Fund

Amid Sri Lanka's many natural assets, the Sri Lanka subspecies of Asian Elephant (Elephas maximumus maximus) is perhaps the most distinctive. Whilst populations are growing in the country's national parks and reserves, their habitat is under growing pressure from invasive species of plant. Their consequent hunger can lead them to break into small holdings and eat crops - something which can lead to a deadly conflict with their human neighbours. Aqua-Firma is committed to helping the plight of these incredibly intelligent and social animals, whilst at the same time providing the opportunity to learn from leading Sri Lanka wildlife researchers and conservationists on location, in some of the country's most prolific wildlife locations. Click here for details about our expert-led small group Elephant Conservation & Wildlife Safaris.

Tea Plantations in Nuwara Eliya

  • Blue Magpie, Sinharaja National Park
  • Purple Faced Langur Monkey, Horton Plains - Charlotte Caffrey
  • Sri Lanka Wildlife & Birdwatching expert guide - AQUA-FIRMA
  • Aqua Firma Safari Guide & Freelander
  • Elephant Wall, Anuradhapura - Charlotte Caffrey
  • Sigiriya & Wetlands, Sri Lanka - Ralph Pannell
  • Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve - Ralph Pannell
  • Crocodile, Sri Lanka Wildlife Safari
  • Elephant Sanctuary in Udawalawe National Park

Sri Lanka National Park & Reserve Guides

Sri Lanka Cultural Sites & Monuments Guide

  • Confident Bull Elephant, Minneriya National Park - Ralph Pannell
  • Birdwatching in Sri Lanka with Expert Guides
  • Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Elephant in Udawlawe National Park - Ralph Pannell
  • Leopard in Sri-Lanka
  • Spinner Dolphins Porpoise off Trincomalee in Sri Lanka
  • Reclining Buddha, Dambulla
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