Spectacular Natural Encounters by Day, Soul-Satisfying Indulgences by Night

Aggressor Safari Lodges guests are whisked away on thrilling excursions to the Wilpattu National and Minneriya National Parks, home to the largest population of elephants on the island. The parks are also the protected home of the sloth bear, leopards, crocodiles, jackels, water buffaloes and monkeys.

Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest. Its documented history spans 3,000 years. Your visit will include some of Sri Lankas ancient World Heritage Sites including the ancient city of Anuradhapura and Sigiriya Rock Palace known as the 8th wonder of the world. A diverse adventure you will never forget.

Below is a sample itinerary and description of the tours. Tours include Daily Jeep Safaris with private guide to Wilpattu National Park and Minneriya National Park and entrance fees to both. All transportation is in an air-conditioned coach/minibus or car with private driver. All excursions include a private local guide.

Sri Lanka Itinerary

  • Minneriya National Park

  • Sigiriya Rock Palace

  • Wilpattu National Park

  • Sri Lanka Primate Center

Sample Itineraries

7 Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Wilpattu National Park
Departing from Negombo at 8:00 am, guests travel to the Aggressor Safari Lodge® near the Wilpattu and Minneriya National Parks. The travel time is several hours.

After check-in and lunch, guests will be taken on an afternoon safari into Wilpattu National Park around 2:30pm to experience big game viewing of the parks Leopards, Elephant, Bear, Buffalo, Deer, Crocodile, Jackal and many other animals and birds in their natural jungle habitat and then back to the Safari Lodge for dinner at night fall.

Day 2 - Sigiriya Rock Palace & Minneriya National Park
After breakfast, guests will leave the lodge at 7:00 am and travel to the 5th Century AD Sigiriya Rock Palace. The palace and fortress complex takes several hours to climb from the bottom to the top.

After lunch at a local restaurant, guests will go on an afternoon safari around 2:30pm into Minneriya National Park. It is home to the largest Asian elephant gathering known to exist on the planet. Guests sit and watch as these huge animals drink, play and snack on the green, lush grasses that have been exposed by the receding water. Dinner follows at the Safari Lodge.

Day 3 - A day of rest & relaxations at the lodge
A local guide is available for a village walk or exploring the flora & fauna on the grounds.

Day 4 - Anuradhapura & "Monkey Kingdom" Primate Center
After breakfast, guests will leave the lodge at 7:30 am to travel to the 3rd Century BC ancient city in Anuradhapura. It served as the capital city of the country for nearly 1400 years until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period, it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The city also houses the Jetavana, the Abhayagiri Dagaba and Ruwanwelisaya stupa’s that house many ancient Buddhist relics and remains of Buddhist monks and nuns. The Jetavana stupa, is the largest stupa in the Buddhist world in both its dimensions and its mass. It is 231 feet high up to its broken pinnacle and it has been calculated that it is made up of 160 million bricks.

•After the morning tour, guests will be driven to Polonnaruwa and check into a luxury hotel for lunch and an overnight stay. At around 6:00 pm in the evening, guests will set out on a 2 to 3 hour evening night safari to see the elusive and shy Sri Lanka Slender Loris in its natural jungle habitat, before returning the hotel for dinner.

Day 5 - "Monkey Kingdom" Primate Center

After an early breakfast you will leave the Hotel at 5:30 am and head to Sri Lanka’s Primate Center for a Sri Lankan Monkey excursion. Established over 50 years ago, the Primate Center is where Disney Studios filmed the movie "Monkey Kingdom". It is home to 3 types of Sri Lankan monkeys, the Toque Macaque, the Gray Langur and the Purple Faced Langur. While visiting the monkeys in their natural jungle communities, you can observe their interaction with family, friends and even their enemies. You will witness displays caring, courtship, passion, cooperation and teamwork as well as greed, jealousy and aggression as they go about their daily business.

 After the Monkey Kingdom tour the guests return to the Aggressor Safari Lodge for lunch and have the afternoon free to relax on the grounds or around the swimming pool.

Day 6 - Half day of rest & relaxations at the lodge + Half Day Wilpattu National Park

Guests can decide if they wish to do a morning or afternoon half day Safari in Wilpattu National Park. Lunch is done inside the Wilpattu National Park in an area frequented by troupes of monkeys. Local guide is available for exploring the flora and fauna on the lodge grounds for the other half a day or the guests can simply relax around the swimming pool.

Day 7 - Early breakfast and final look around the Aggressor Safari Lodge™ before leaving for Negombo and your journey home.

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What Our Guests Say

  • We loved our stay with Aggressor and very much hope to return one day

    A Hobert

  • Everyone of the staff was amazingly friendly and professional. It was a pleasure to meet them all and have lots of talks together. We felt very welcomed. The itinerary is a very interesting and diverse mix of game drives & cultural sights.

    M Setznagel

  • Marlon, our guide for the stay, is extraordinary. He is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, caring and just a delight to journey with. Juan, our driver, was considerate, careful and also has great jungle-eyes.

    E Ingulli