The Best Budget Safaris in Sri Lanka

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Embarking on a safari adventure? Look no further! We have uncovered the best safari tours in Sri Lanka that promise unforgettable wildlife experiences. Our meticulous analysis of offerings by highly-rated companies has considered key factors like price, guest ratings, service, destinations, and activities to bring you a curated selection of safaris in Sri Lanka that are far above the rest. Get ready to immerse yourself in nature's wonders and make lasting memories. Find your ideal safari from the handpicked options below for your upcoming trip to Sri Lanka.


The Top 3:

  • 9 Days, $825.00

  • 9 Days, $1250.00

  • 7 Days, $955.00

What are budget and low-cost safaris like in Sri Lanka?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 24 trip options analyzed
  • $126 average price per day (USD)
  • 5 to 16 days in length
  • 4.84 of 5 average rating
  • 12 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of budget safaris? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 4.84 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 12 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 5 days, while the longest is 16 days. As for physical activity options, the tours are thoughtfully categorized as easy, moderate, relaxing, and heart-pumping, with the most being easy. For travel styles, the tours are marked as family, honeymoon, and romantic, with a prevalent number on family tours. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 24 budget safaris, you can rest assured that Sri Lanka has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Budget Safaris in Sri Lanka
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for budget safaris.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Sri Holidays



9 Days Start/End in Negombo 13 Destinations 8 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible safari adventure that has received a 5 out of 5 rating from previous guests. You'll love the emphasis on wildlife, local culture, family-friendly activities, safaris, and elephants, too. With a duration of 9 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 8 people, and is good for travelers of any age. Traverse through 13 enchanting destinations, with Mirissa, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Sigiriya among the must-see stops along the route. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Negombo. This fantastic option, organized by Sri Holidays, presents an unbeatable value at just $92 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Safari
  • Elephant
$825
TourRadar
by Sri Holidays



9 Days Start/End in Negombo 13 Destinations 8 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 9 days, this safari adventure has a maximum size of 8 individuals. Welcoming travelers of any age, it is organized by Sri Holidays, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. This trip visits 13 destinations, including Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, and Dambulla along the way. Negombo kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. With an emphasis on wildlife, local culture, family-friendly activities, safaris, and elephants, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. Available at an unbeatable price of only $139 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Safari
  • Elephant
$1,250
TourRadar
by Sri Holidays



7 Days Start/End in Colombo 11 Destinations 8 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional safari trip that has garnered a 4.7 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 7 days, this jouney will have 8 participants, and it warmly welcomes travelers of any age. And since the priority is on wildlife, family-friendly activities, safaris, and elephants, this tour is a great choice. Expertly organized by Sri Holidays, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $136 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Safari
  • Elephant
$955
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by TruTravels



10 Days Negombo to Unawatuna 8 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 18 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

This memorable safari is offered by TruTravels which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $140 per day. Explore 8 incredible locations on this trip, including Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, and Nuwara Eliya. Negombo marks the starting point, while Unawatuna stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. Rest assured, this trip is all about wildlife and safaris, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. The maximum group size is 20 people, welcoming travelers from 18 and up.

  • Wildlife
  • Safari
$1,395
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 40% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for budget safaris.
by On The Go Tours



8 Days Start/End in Colombo 8 Destinations 24 People at Most Ages 18 to 70 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 4.8 out of 5 stars by previous guests. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around wildlife, local culture, and safaris. With a duration of 8 days, this trip offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 24 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers from 18 to 70 years old. Discover a journey that spans 8 destinations, with notable stops in Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Kandy, and Nuwara Eliya. Your adventure starts and ends in Colombo. Brought to you by On The Go Tours, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $114 per day. Act quickly to seize the current limited-time sale and reserve your spot now.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Safari
$1,525 $915
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for budget safaris.
by Sunrise Sri Lanka Travels and Tours



16 Days Start/End in Negombo 15 Destinations 12 People at Most Ages 18 to 60 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled safari for 16 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 12 participants at most. This trip takes you on an adventure to 15 destinations, including Wilpattu National Park, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Sigiriya. Negombo will be the beginning and end of your trip. Sunrise Sri Lanka Travels and Tours, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers from 18 to 60 years old. This terrific trip also highights wildlife and safaris. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $94 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • Safari
$1,500
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 30% Off
by On The Go Tours



10 Days Start/End in Colombo 10 Destinations 24 People at Most Ages 18 to 70 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

This fantastic trip has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. With 10 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe National Park, and Yala National Park, and more. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Colombo. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on wildlife and safaris. Lasting 10 days, the maximum group size is 24 people, and it's good for travelers from 18 to 70 years old. Organized by On The Go Tours, this is a great deal because it's only $157 per day. Act now to take advantage of the special sale price!

  • Wildlife
  • Safari
$2,245 $1,572
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Stelaran Holidays (Pvt) Ltd



15 Days Start/End in Colombo 14 Destinations 12 People at Most Ages 5 to 90 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 5 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary safari trip is the perfect choice. You'll love the emphasis on wildlife, family-friendly activities, and elephants, too. Along the way, this journey encompasses 14 destinations, including Kandy, Kegalla, Nuwara Eliya, and Horton Plains National Park. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Colombo. Spanning across 15 days, the safari trip accommodates 12 individuals, and is suitable for travelers from 5 to 90 years old. Offered by Stelaran Holidays (Pvt) Ltd, this remarkable safari trip is priced at just $147 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Elephant
$2,200
TourRadar
by Sri Holidays



12 Days Start/End in Negombo 10 Destinations 8 People at Most Ages 12 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Sri Holidays has received a 4.8 out of 5 rating. On this 12-day safari trip you can unwind while also making new memories. This itinerary covers 10 captivating destinations, with stops in Yala National Park, Ella, Nuwara Eliya, and Mirissa, among others. Negombo kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. With a group size of 8 people, it's suitable for travelers from 12 and up. With an emphasis on wildlife, beaches, and elephants, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $167 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • Sailing
  • Beach
  • Elephant
$1,999
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 29% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for budget safaris.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by ASY Tours Sri Lanka



12 Days Start/End in Negombo 12 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 1 to 90 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this safari that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 5 out of 5 rating. Immerse yourself in a travel experience that includes 12 destinations, featuring Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, and Nuwara Eliya. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Negombo. And since the priority is on family-friendly activities and safaris, this tour is a great choice. Spanning across 12 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 10 participants, and it's great for travelers from 1 to 90 years old. Brought to you by the renowned ASY Tours Sri Lanka, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $104 per day - an unbeatable value. Hurry and secure your spot while this incredible sale lasts!

  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Family
  • Safari
$1,750 $1,243
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How much do budget safaris in Sri Lanka cost?

Average Daily Price Budget Safaris
$126

Visitors will find a large range of terrific options for budget safaris when planning a visit to Sri Lanka. The price of these specific trips can vary according to length, destinations, and travel style. The average price of budget safaris in Sri Lanka based on data from 24 options is an affordable $126 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in Sri Lanka.

And for more information on Sri Lanka, see Sri Lanka Travel Costs and Sri Lanka Hotel Costs.


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