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Birdwatching & Wildlife Tour Sri Lanka

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Duration

10 Days 9 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, German

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through Sri Lanka’s breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife. Our 9-night, 10-day birdwatching & wildlife tour Sri Lanka is the perfect way to explore the natural beauty of this island nation and discover some of the most fascinating and unique animals on the planet.

If you’re a birdwatching enthusiast, you won’t want to miss this tour. Our expert guides will take you to the best birdwatching spots in Sri Lanka, where you can witness the colorful and exotic birdlife that calls this country home. From endemic species to migratory birds, there’s something for every birdwatcher on this tour.

Highlights

  • Birding Kithulgala
  • Birding Sinharaja Rainforest
  • Udawalawe
  • Bundala National Park
  • Yala National Park
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Horton Plains National Park
  • Negombo

Day 01 - Arrival / Kithulgala
Day 01 - Arrival / Kithulgala

Arive at airport. Drive to Kitulgala, afternoon birding around Kitulgala village.

Kitulgala- crossing the beautiful Kelani River takes us to high density rain forest. The village is surrounded by forest attracting many species of birds. The river itself is famous for white water rafting.

Highlights- Sri Lanka Chestnut backed Owlet (E), Sri Lanka Layard’s Parakeet (E), Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot (E), Serendib Scops Owl (E), Sri Lanka Green Billed Coucal (E), Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill (E), Sri Lanka Spurfowl (E), Brown Capped Babbler (E), Spot Winged Thrush (E), Indian Pitta (M), Dwarf Kingfisher.

Overnight at Kitulgala.

Day 02 - Kithulgala / Transfer to Sinharaja
Day 02 - Kithulgala / Transfer to Sinharaja

After breakfast drive to Sinharaja Rain Forest. Afternoon birding.

Sinharaja Rain Forest- A UNESCO World Heritage Site, for lowland endemics and mixed species flocks. The area has the richest biodiversity in Asia and is home to most endemic flora and fauna species.

Highlights- Green Billed Coucal (E), Red Faced Malkoha (E), Sri Lanka Blue Magpie (E), White Faced Starling (E), Orange billed babbler (E), Ashy-Headed Laughing Thrush (E), White Throated Flowerpecker (E), Sri Lanka Mynah (E), Sri Lanka Spurfowl (E), Serendib Scops Owl (E), Brown Capped babbler (E), Scaly Thrush (E), Spot Winged Thrush (E), Sri Lanka Crested drongo (E

Overnight at Sinharaja.

Day 03 – Sinharaja

After breakfast, full day birding at Sinharaja.

Overnight at Sinharaja.

Day 04 - Sinharaja / Transfer to Udawalawe
Day 04 - Sinharaja / Transfer to Udawalawe

After breakfast drive to Uda Walawe National Park. Afternoon safari in Uda Walawe National Park.

Uda Walawe- situated in dry zone comprising a diversity of habitats including scrub jungles, grasslands, water reservoirs and riverine habitats. The best park in the country for viewing herds of wild elephants at close range.

Highlights- Sri Lanka Green Pigeon (E), Orange Breasted Green pigeon, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Plum Headed Parakeet, Indian Pitta (M), Sirkeer Malkoha, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent eagle, WhitevBellied Sea Eagle, Grey Headed Fish Eagle.

Overnight at Embilipitiya.

Day 05 - Udawalawe / Thissamaharama

After breakfast drive to Bundala National Park. Afternoon birding around Thissamaharama.

Bundala Ramsar Wetland- borders the sea and comprises of scrub jungle, salt pans. A very good area to watch water birds and migrant waders during the northern winter.

Highlights- Red Necked Phalarope (M), Marsh , Wood, Green and Terek Sandpipers (M), Greater Flamingo (M), Turnstone (M), Pintail Snipe (M), Black Tailed Godwit (M), Great Crested, Lesser Crested, Caspian, Gull Billed and Little Terns, Eurasian and Greater Thick-knees, Yellow & Black Bitterns, Cinnamon Bittern.

Overnght at Thissamaharama.

Day 06 - Thissamaharama / Yala
Day 06 - Thissamaharama / Yala

Early morning leave for full day birding and mammals Jeep safari in Yala National Park.

Yala National Park- situated in dry zone comprising a diversity of habitats including scrub jungles, water reservoirs, brackish lagoons, and riverine habitats. The best park in the country to see Leopards and Sloth Bear.

Highlights- Malabar Pied Hornbill, Ble Faced Malkoha, Brahiminy Mynah (M), Rosy Starling (M), Sirkeer Malkoha, Black Necked, Painted, Woolly Necked and Adjutant Storks. Mammals- Elephant, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Wild Boar, Grey Langur, Marsh & Mugger crocodiles

Overnight at Tissamaharama.

Day 07 - Thissamaharama / Transfer to Nuwara Eliya
Day 07 - Thissamaharama / Transfer to Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast drive to Nuwara Eliya. Afternoon birding visit to Victoria Park.

Victoria Park- small park situated in centre of Nuwara Eliya.

Highlights- Kashmir Flycatcher, Pied Thrush, Indian Pitta, Indian Blue Robin, Yellow Eared Bulbul, Sri Lanka White Eye, Dull Blue flycatcher.

Overnight at Nuwara eliya.

Day 08 - Visit Horton plains / leisure at the hotel
Day 08 - Visit Horton plains / leisure at the hotel

Early morning drive to Horton Plains National Park. Afternoon at leisure.

Horton Plains- a montane and cloud forest area.

Highlights- Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush (E), Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon (E), Sri Lanka White Eye (E), Dull Blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka Yellow eared Bulbul (E), Sri Lanka Bush Warbler (E), Hill Swallow, Velvet fronted Nuthatch, Grey Headed Canary flycatcher, Kashmir Flycatcher, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Black Eagle, Common Kestrel.

Overnight at Nuwara eliya.

Day 09 - Nuwara Eliya / Transfer to Negombo / Leisure at the beach

After breakfast drive to Negombo beach. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in Negombo

DAY 10 – Departure

  • Accommodation – Subject to availability at the time of Confirmation
  • English speaking Chauffeur
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner as Specified above 14 day accommodation
  • All Parking, taxes and fuel charges etc.
  • Driver's allowances and all other expenses related to the Vehicle
  • Surface transportation by air-conditioned Vehicle
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • Any kind of entrance fee.
  • Safari jeep fee, & any kind of activity fee
  • Lunch & Dinner you have to pay yourself on the restaurant
  • Cost of Extra Meals & Beverages
  • Laundry at any hotels
  • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Meal, Tipping etc.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Camera Fee at Monuments
  • Gratuities: We do not include tipping when quoting the tour price. If you are traveling independently, we suggest per day $ 8
  • (Note: We do not charge guide fees. We are always willing to give you the best holiday experience in Sri Lanka. Thus, it’s totally up to you to pay a guiding fee based on your satisfaction)

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