Birding Tour - 10 Days

Bird watching in Sri Lanka is a rewarding experience. Despite her small size of not more than 65,610 km2, Sri Lanka records 459 species of bird. A series of microclimatic conditions, which are much dependent on the Indian monsoons make it possible to have such a diverse range of birdlife in Sri Lanka. An impressive 34 endemic birds make bird watching in Sri Lanka a unique experience as well. Rare virgin rainforest patches in Sinharaja and unique montane rainforests at Horton plains are protected habitats for Sri Lankan avifauna and responsible bird watchers. Furthermore, a set of lowland dry zones provide perfect photographic opportunities for bird watchers who look for aquatic birds and birds of prey. Overall, Sri Lanka is a perfect destination for bird watching.

Overview

Highlights

  1. Muthurajawela  Bird Sanctuary
  2. Anawilundawa bird sanctuary
  3. Sigiriya
  4. Udawattekale sanctuary
  5. Kitulgala region
  6. Sinharaja rain forest
  7. Bundala national park
  8. Udawalawe national park

Itinerary

Day 1
Airport - Negombo

Welcome to Sri Lanka. At the airport, you will be greeted by our guide & he will take you to Negombo. It is a romantic little coastal town with wide sandy beaches and a safe sea coastal area. You can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax and unwind and could enjoy Negombo nightlife. Our guide will lead you to some of Negombo’s curious sites.

Overnight stay at Negombo

Day 2
Muthurajawela Bird Sanctuary

Morning Bird watching session at Muthurajawela Bird Sanctuary.

this tour offers sightings of some 75-bird species, including purple herons, cormorants, and kingfishers, as well as crocodiles, monkeys, and even some very rarely seen otters. Among the total vertebrate species documented 17 are endemic while 26 are nationally endangered.

The day will come to an end stay overnight at Negombo

Day 3
Negombo - Anawilundawa - Sigiriya

After breakfast, you will proceed to Anawilundawa.

Evening Bird watching session at Anawilundawa bird sanctuary.

This is generally unknown outside of bird-watching circles. Indeed, there are over 150 species of birds known to inhabit the sanctuary. A total of 20 species of mammals have also been recorded here, including the Toque Monkey, five threatened species of Slender Loris, Rusty Spotted Cat, Fishing Cat, and the Indian Otter. 74 species of butterflies are also known to breed here.

Then proceed to Sigiriya & overnight stay at Sigiriya Hotel

Day 4
Sigiriya - Kandy

Morning bird-watching session at Sigiriya area.

Then Proceed to Kandy.

An Evening nature trail is organized for you in Udawatta Kele Sanctuary.

Overnight stay at Kandy Hotel

Day 5
Kandy - Kitulgala

After Breakfast proceeds to Kithulgala.

In the evening take a bird watching tour around the Belilena prehistoric cave area. Birds such as Munias, Flower peckkers, sunbirds, flycatchers, Mynas, Babblers, Monarchs, Wobblers, Prinias, Bul Bulls, Wagtails, Drongos, Orioles, Leafbirds, Woodpeckers, barbets, Pigeons, Nuthatches, Hornbills, and Coucals are able to seen in this tour.
Overnight stay in kitulgala

Day 6
Kitulgala - Sinharaja

Early Morning bird watching session around Kithulgala.

Then proceed to Sinharaja.

Evening bird watching tour at Sinharaja Rain forest.

Sinharaja Rain Forest which has been declared as a UNESCO world heritage site is rich in birdlife with an impressive 147 species recorded to dateIt is also the only location where 21 out of 26 bird species endemics to Sri Lanka can be explored.

Overnight stay near the hotel at Sinharaja Rain Forest

Day 7
Sinharaja Forest - Bunadala

Early morning proceeds for a bird watching tour at Sinharaja Rain Forest.

Then Proceed to Thissamaharama. overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 8
Bundala bird watching session

Early Morning Bundala bird-watching session

The Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory waterbirds in Sri Lanka. The water bodies create a good feeding ground for the wetland birds, Migratory birds & Flocks of hummingbirds which attracts many visitors. Bundala harbors 197 species of birds, the highlight being the Greater Flamingo, which migrate in large flocks. Migratory birds can be found in very large numbers during the migratory period.

Overnight stay at Thissamaharama

Day 9
Tissa - Negombo

After Breakfast proceed to Negombo

Leisure at Negombo.

Overnight stay at Negombo Hotel.

Day 10
Negombo - Airport

After breakfast, your guide will take you back to the international airport for a safe journey.

We hope and wish that you will visit this beautiful country again.

Inclusions

  • Hotel or resort with Breakfast
  • 5 dinners
  • Entrance Fees for Udawatta Kele, Sinharaja Rain Forest, Bundala Park
  • Birding Tours at Muthurajawela wetland, Anawilundawa bird sanctuary, Udawatta Kele, Kitulgala, Sinharaja, Bundala park.
  • Transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing tours with the service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • Parking and toll
  • GST/VAT/ Service Charges
  • Price per person on a Double sharing basis

Exclusions

  • Entry fees that are not mentioned on inclusion
  • Dinners that not mentioned on inclusion
  • Lunch
  • Any video/still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit
  • Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, etc.
  • Extra excursions
  • Early check-in and late check-out charges
  • Anything else not mentioned in inclusions

Know before you go

* Airport pick-up will be arranged based on your flight details.
* Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
* Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Colombo hotels.
* You must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees for visiting sacred or holy places.
* The duration of transfers is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
* A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
* Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
* Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
* This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

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Birding Tour
From $1,150.00
per Adult

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