escorted photography holiday to sri lanka
Photography Holiday in Sri Lanka
Wildlife and Seascapes

Take amazing photographs of Sri Lanka on this 12-day private tour of Sri Lanka. We've designed this trip in a way you can take different types/themes of photos. This trip is 'Tell Tale light', you'll have great guides but not quite have the one-on-one local experiences you could have on some of our other itineraries.

Saturday Fly from the UK to Colombo with a choice of airports including London, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Sunday: Arrive at Colombo airport and transfer to boutique hotel, settle in and enjoy the pool. In the late afternoon, you can visit Colombo's famous Galle Face Green for spectacular sunset pictures.

Monday: Time to head off, you'll be driving to Tissamaharama, near Yala National Park. When you get there, you'll settle into a resort which will be your base for the next few days. In the late afternoon, you'll explore the area, including the large Tissa Wewa lake, this is an artificial lake part of an irrigation system dating back to the 3rd century BC, and surrounded by majestic trees with colourful tropical birds flitting in and out of them.

Tuesday: Time to start snapping some animals! A very early start and then a day with a wildlife guide in Yala National Park. You'll definitely see deer, peacocks, crocodiles and more, though we usually see wild elephants and often leopards too. This will be a full day though you will have time for a picnic lunch and a walk on the beach which fringes the park.

Wednesday: Another early start and visit to Bundala, a wetlands teeming with birds. You'll then head back to your resort and have the afternoon free to relax by the pool. This evening, you will visit atmospheric Kataragama, a town which attracts people from all of Sri Lanka's faiths (Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim) and see elephants in one of their many jobs (they are often used by temples as well as plantations).

Thursday: Leisurely morning then you'll go via car to Sinharaja rainforest, the last virgin rainforest in Sri Lanka and UNESCO world heritage site.

Friday: A chance to take photos of colourful birds with a day in Sinharaja rainforest with an expert birdwatching guide.

Saturday: Pack up and drive to a resort in Bentota on Sri Lanka's winding west coast. On your way, you can take take seascapes, including photographs of fishermen on stilts.

Sunday: Leisurely start then a day trip to historic Galle, a UNESCO world heritage site and considered the best remaining fortified city built by Europeans (in this case Dutch) in Asia. Sunsets taken from the ramparts are particularly lovely.

Monday: A very early start. You'll be Beruwala in time to see the brightly-coloured fishing boats being unloaded this morning. The harbour is home to more than 600 boats and catches include shark! Then you'll visit Kechimalai Mosque, thought to the oldest Islamic mosque in Sri Lanka (Beruwala is probably where the Arab traders who introduced Islam to Sri Lanka first landed).

Tuesday: Day at leisure.

Wednesday: Transfer to Colombo airport. Fly back to the UK.

This 12-day tour usually costs £1,800pp including flights to Colombo, accommodation, sightseeing and other activities/excursions, guides, some meals and transport in private comfortable cars. Please allow around £50 per person for entrance fees.

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Large leopard photo: Fred Barrington.