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Bird Watching Sri Lanka 14 Nights & 15 Days

Day 01: Airport – Kithulgala

On Arrival at Colombo International airport you will be welcomed by our representative/Chauffer guide/National Guide. Upon completion of arrival formalities leave for your chosen hotel at Kithulgala for a birding session.


MEAL/S No breakfast will be served on Day 01
ATTRACTIONS Kithulgala Rain Forest
ACTIVITIES Birding in Kithulgala Area
THINGS TO NOTE Light cotton clothes / Warm clothes for up country visit / Waterproof jackets / comfortable shoes / Sun hats / Sun lotions / Insect repellents are recommended

The adventure sports capital of Sri Lanka, Kitulgala – a small village on the Kelani River in the Western hills, offers the thrills of white-water rafting, jungle trekking, bird watching and cave explorations to travellers looking for an action packed holiday.



Day 02 : Kithulgala

After breakfast, proceed on a full day bird watching safari.


MEAL/S Breakfast at the hotel
ATTRACTIONS Kithulgala Rain Forest
ACTIVITIES Birding in Kithulgala Area.
THINGS TO NOTE Light cotton clothes / Warm clothes for up country visit / Waterproof jackets / comfortable shoes / Sun hats / Sun lotions / Insect repellents are recommended

Day 03 : Kithulgala - Singharaja

After breakfast proceed to Sinharaja for a birding session in Sinharaja periphery.


MEAL/S Breakfast at the hotel
ATTRACTIONS Sinharaja Periphery
ACTIVITIES Birding in Sinharaja periphery
THINGS TO NOTE Light cotton clothes / Warm clothes for up country visit / Waterproof jackets / comfortable shoes / Sun hats / Sun lotions / Insect repellents are recommended

Day 04 : Singharaja

After breakfast, full day birding at Sinharaja Rain Forest.


MEAL/S Breakfast at the hotel
ATTRACTIONS Singharaja Rain Forest
ACTIVITIES Birding in Sinharaja Rain Forest
THINGS TO NOTE Light cotton clothes / Warm clothes for up country visit / Waterproof jackets / comfortable shoes / Sun hats / Sun lotions / Insect repellents are recommended. Overnight stay in Sinharaja.

The ancient city of Polonnaruwa 216 km northeast of Colombo is a cornerstone of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. One of the most significant kingdoms in Sri Lankan history this medieval capital (11th - 12th Century AD) remains a well-preserved city of ancient stupas, moonstones, beautiful parks, massive buildings and imposing statues.


Day 05 : Singharaja - Udawalawe

After breakfast at leisure. In the evening proceed to Udawalawe National Park.


MEAL/S Breakfast at the hotel
ATTRACTIONS Udawalawe National Park
ACTIVITIES Evening 4wd jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park
THINGS TO NOTE Light cotton clothes / Warm clothes for up country visit / Waterproof jackets / comfortable shoes / Sun hats / Sun lotions / Insect repellents are recommended. Overnight stay in Udawalawe.

Day 06 : Embilipitiya - Tissamaharama

With a picnic breakfast proceed to a morning jeep safari In Udawalawe National Park



MEAL/S Breakfast at the hotel
ATTRACTIONS Udawalawe National Park / Wetlands of Tissamaharama
ACTIVITIES Morning 4wd jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park / Birding in Tissamaharama Wetlands in the evening.
THINGS TO NOTE Light cotton clothes / Warm clothes for up country visit / Waterproof jackets / comfortable shoes / Sun hats / Sun lotions / Insect repellents are recommended. Overnight stay in Yala.

Day 07 : Tissamaharama - Yala - Tissamaharama

After breakfast proceed to Yala National Park ( Morning or evening jeep safari ).



MEAL/S Breakfast at the hotel
ATTRACTIONS Yala National Park
ACTIVITIES Morning 4wd jeep safari in Yala National Park
THINGS TO NOTE Light cotton clothes / Warm clothes for up country visit / Waterproof jackets / comfortable shoes / Sun hats / Sun lotions / Insect repellents are recommended. Overnight stay in Yala.

Situated in the arid South East region of Sri Lanka, Yala National Park is home to the greatest variety of the nation’s wildlife and therefore, its most popular wildlife destination.


Day 08 : Tissamaharama - Bundala -Tissamaharamaya

After breakfast proceed to Bundala National Park.


MEAL/S Breakfast at the hotel
ATTRACTIONS Bundala National Park / Tissamaharama Wetlands
ACTIVITIES Morning 4wd jeep safari in Bundala National Park / Birding in Tissamaharama Wetlands in the evening.
THINGS TO NOTE Light cotton clothes / Warm clothes for up country visit / Waterproof jackets / comfortable shoes / Sun hats / Sun lotions / Insect repellents are recommended. Overnight stay in Yala

One of the three most venerated religious sites in Sri Lanka Kataragama is held sacred by Buddhists and Hindus, even Muslims and Christians visit here in hope of divine intervention.


Day 09 : Tissamaharama - Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast proceed to Nuwara Eliya.


MEAL/S Breakfast at the hotel
ATTRACTIONS Victoria Park
ACTIVITIES Victoria Park
THINGS TO NOTE Light cotton clothes / Warm clothes for up country visit / Waterproof jackets / comfortable shoes / Sun hats / Sun lotions / Insect repellents are recommended. Overnight stay in Nuwaraeliya.

Hidden away high in the central mountains at an altitude of over 6000 feet, Nuwara Eliya is the resort capital of the hills – and a world away from the hot tropical beach atmosphere of the coast, not just in climate but in its character too.


Day 10 : Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains - Nuwara Eliya

With a picnic breakfast proceed to Horton Plains National Park


MEAL/S Breakfast at the hotel
ATTRACTIONS Horton Plains National Park / Bomuru Ella Forest Reserve
ACTIVITIES Early morning safari at Horton Plains National Park / Bomuru Ella Forest Reserve in the evening
THINGS TO NOTE Light cotton clothes / Warm clothes for up country visit / Waterproof jackets / comfortable shoes / Sun hats / Sun lotions / Insect repellents are recommended. Overnight stay in Nuwaraeliya

A truly unique natural wonder, Horton Plains National Park is a protected reserve of montane grassland and cloud forest in the central highlands at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft), located around 28km from Nuwara Eliya in the central hills.


Day 11 : Nuwara Eliya - Kandy

After breakfast proceed to Kandy.


MEAL/S Breakfast at the hotel
ATTRACTIONS Tea Factory / Peradeniya Botanical Garden
ACTIVITIES Tea Factory in the morning / Peradeniya Botanical Garden in the evening. Overnight stay in Kandy.

The cultural epicentre and the hill capital of the island, Kandy is Sri Lanka’s second city and home to the Temple of the Tooth - the country’s most important religious shrine, and the traditional pageant the Esala Perahera. Although modernity and urban sprawl has changed the face of this once quaint hill station, it still carries a regal atmosphere with graceful Kandyan style architecture mingling with colonial buildings set around a tranquil lake surrounded by green hills.


Day 12 : Kandy - Habarana / Sigiriya

After breakfast proceed to Udawattekele Sanctuary and then you will be transferred to Habarana.


MEAL/S Breakfast at the hotel
ATTRACTIONS Udawattekele Sanctuary
ACTIVITIES Udawattekele Sanctuary
THINGS TO NOTE Light cotton clothes / Warm clothes for up country visit / Waterproof jackets / comfortable shoes / Sun hats / Sun lotions / Insect repellents are recommended. Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

Habarana is large village strategically placed at the centre of cross roads on the primary route to the North and East of Sri Lanka. Being almost of equal distance between Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Dambulla (and close to Sigiriya and Ritigala too) it is the ideal base to explore the major sites in the Cultural Triangle – or as a stopover on the journey to Jaffna or Trincomalee.


Day 13 : Habarana / - Sigiriya - Habarana / Sigiriya

After breakfast proceed to Sigiriya Sanctuary for a full day birding session.


MEAL/S Breakfast at the hotel
ATTRACTIONS Sigiriya Sanctuary
ACTIVITIES Full day birding session in Sigiriya Sanctuary.
THINGS TO NOTE Light cotton clothes / Warm clothes for up country visit / Waterproof jackets / comfortable shoes / Sun hats / Sun lotions / Insect repellents are recommended. Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

The ultimate icon of Sri Lanka’s historic past, the giant rock fortress of Sigiriya arises high above the flat landscape, surrounded by jungle on all sides.


Day 14 : Habarana / Sigiriya - Negombo

After breakfast proceed to Negombo.


MEAL/S Breakfast at the hotel
ATTRACTIONS Only the hotel transfer. No specific activity. Overnight stay in Negombo


Day 15 : Negombo - Airport

After breakfast proceed to Airport.


MEAL/S Breakfast at Hotel
ATTRACTIONS Departure transfer to the airport.
THINGS TO NOTE End of the tour and the services.


 

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  • Accommodation as above in standard rooms. Alternate hotels / higher category rooms will be provided on unavailability. Cost may change with the alternative hotel and higher category room changes.
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