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2D1N Safari and Eco-Lodge Stay (1 Game Drive)

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At a Glance

At a Glance

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.

Details

2 days 1 night
Join-in trip
Up to 6 persons

Activities

Hiking
Wildlife & Animals
Nature Walks
Safari Tour

Suitable For

Families with Kids
Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

Choose this if...

You are into sustainable living! Switch on your zen mode and surround yourself with Wilpattu National Park's nature and Backwaters Lodge's eco-friendly set-up

What's included

What's included

  • Backwaters Lodge - Double Room (Private) or Backwaters Lodge - Twin Room (Private)
  • 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)
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Availability

Availability

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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • The Backwaters Lodge 04:00pm Details

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Backwaters Lodge
Backwaters Lodge

Arrive at Backwaters Lodge at your leisure

  • The Backwaters Lodge (The Backwaters Lodge - Wilpattu, Eluwankulama, Sri Lanka) - 04:00pm
  • Arrive at Backwaters Lodge and check-in.
  • Relax in nature.
  • Dinner and Overnight at the lodge
Day 2: Backwaters Lodge - Wilpattu National Park Safari
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
  • The Backwaters Lodge - 12:00pm

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Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Backwaters Lodge

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. The furniture here is upcycled and they also avoid single-use plastics as much as possible at the lodge. Let your host, Tarique, introduce you to the area and share the stories of Sri Lanka!
3 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Refuse Plastics
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.9 out of 29 helpful reviews
nanceke, Luxembourg
26 Jul 2019
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
25 Jun 2019
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
16 Jun 2019
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
24 May 2019
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
18 May 2019

A must visit place! Discounted rates for now!

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Cancellation Policy
If there are strict Covid-19 regulations that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits (can be used on multiple bookings with no expiry) or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Policies

Policies

Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
Cancel for free 7 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Backwaters Lodge would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.

Helpful Questions from Other Travellers

Q
What should I pack?
A
Binoculars
Casual clothing (ideally breathable as it may get hot)
Hat
Insect Repellent
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
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