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  • BIRDING TOUR SRI LANKA

Birding Tour Sri Lanka 11 Nights/ 12 Days

Sri Lanka is a bird watching hotspot, with over 400 bird species spread out over a number of different habitats from rainforests and marshes to grasslands and dry zone national parks. This tour covers many of these habitats in addition to a few other bucket list experiences in Sri Lanka, such as climbing  Sigiriya rock and a couple of nights on the beach. Our specialist guides and naturalists will be on hand to add value to your birdwatching experience.

Highlights

  • Rainforest expedition in Sinharaja
  • Multiple birdwatching trails
  • Birdwatching boat safari
  • 3 UNESCO world heritage sites

Arrival --> Negombo --> Miuthurajawela --> Wilpattu --> Dambulla --> Minneriya --> Sigiriya --> Kitulgala --> Nuwara Eliya --> Horton Plains -->  Bundala --> Sinharaja --> Beach --> Departure

DAY 1 

  • Welcome on arrival and transfer to nearby coastal town, Negombo.
  • If time permits enjoy a bird watching boat safari, through the Muthurajawela wetlands.
  • Overnight at hotel in Negombo.

Airport-Negombo: 20 mins

DAY 2 

  • Drive to bungalow located in a village bordering Wilpattu National Park in time for lunch.
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the village and forestlands with a bird watching specialist. 
  • Overnight at bungalow in Wilpattu.

Negombo-Wilpattu: 3-4 hours

DAY 3  

  • Full day game drive in Wilpattu National Park with picnic breakfast and lunch in the jungle.
  • Return to the bungalow for the night.

DAY 4

  • After breakfast travel to Dambulla to visit the ancient Cave Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Proceed to nearby Minneriya National Park in the afternoon, to see herds of elephants and birds. 
  • Overnight at eco lodge in Sigiriya.

Wilpattu-Dambulla: 2 hours / Dambulla-Minneriya: 40 mins

DAY 5

  • Morning relaxing OR climb Sigiriya (UNESCO Heritage site) OR climb Pidurangala rock. 
  • Afternoon drive to eco lodge located in Kitulgala. 

Sigiriya-Kitulgala: 4-5 hours

DAY 6

  • Set off on a morning birdwatching trail in Makandawa Rainforest.
  • Mid-day white water rafting in Kitulgala, followed by a drive to Nuwara Eliya.
  • Overnight at guest house in Nuwara Eliya. 

Kitulgala-Nuwara Eliya: 2-3 hours

DAY 7

  • Early morning drive to Horton Plains National Park for a half day trek to Worlds End.
  • Spend the rest of the day relaxing/exploring Nuwara Eliya.

Nuwara Eliya-Horton Plains: 1 hour

DAY 8 

  • After breakfast travel to Bundala National Park for an afternoon safari.
  • Following the safari, travel to a hotel in Tissamaharama for the night.

Nuwara Eliya-Bundala: 4 hours / Bundala-Tissamaharama: 30 mins.

DAY 9 

  • Morning safari at Bundala National Park. 
  • After the safari travel to rainforest lodge located bordering Sinharaja National Park.
  • Spend the afternoon/evening relaxing and exploring the surrounding forest lands.

Tissamaharama-Sinharaja (South): 3 hours

DAY 10 

  • In the morning enjoy a half day birdwatching trail through the rainforest.
  • Mid-day transfer to a beach hotel on the west/south coast.

Sinharaja(South)-Beach: 2-3 hours

DAY 11 

  • Spend the day relaxing on the beach.
  • Overnight beach hotel.

DAY 12 

  • Transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Beach-Airport: 2-3 hours

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NO: 6, Boyd Place Colombo 3, Sri Lanka

 

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday : 0830 - 1730 Hrs (+5.30 GMT)
Saturday : 0900 - 1300 Hrs (+5.30 GMT)

 

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Email: info@wayfarers.lk

Phone: 
+94 (0) 72 225 1471
+94 (0) 11 232 4343

 

All our itineraries are flexible.
Inquire now to customize it to
your requirements!

  
inquire now

 

Office Address:
NO: 6, Boyd Place Colombo 3, Sri Lanka

 

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday : 0830 - 1730 Hrs (+5.30 GMT)
Saturday : 0900 - 1300 Hrs (+5.30 GMT)

 

Email:
info@wayfarers.lk

Phone: 
+94 (0) 77 138 0770
+94 (0) 11 232 4343

 
 
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