Bird watching tour Sri Lanka (10 Days)

Bird watching tour Sri Lanka (10 Days)

Tour Description

Your tour begins in Kitulgala where you can encounter some fascinating species of birds including the endemic Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon, the White-faced Starling and Green-billed Coucal.

Then visit the virgin Sinharaja rainforest, which is considered a biodiversity hotspot where 95% of Sri Lanka’s 33 endemic bird species can be found.

Udawalawe National Park has also become a popular spot for bird enthusiasts and is home to species including the Red-face Malkoha and Crested Serpent Eagles. Here we can “bag” a good number of “dry zone” residential birds.

Tour the Bundala Park, which was declared Sri Lanka’s first Ramsar site with its 197 species of birds including the migratory Greater Flamingo,and then the famous Yala National Park which is home to 215 different species of birds and Sri Lanka’s flagship mammals the Asian elephant, sloth-bears and leopards.

Then en route to Nuwara Eliya you will visit Hakgala where the endemic Dull-blue Flycatcher is the star of the botanical garden. See the awe-inspiring Horton Plains and spend the night in Sri Lanka’s hill capital Kandy. We will also take you to the KuruluKele Bird Sanctuary in Kegalle to tick off anything you may have missed, before you unwind on the sandy beach of Negombo for a final day of relaxation.


Upon your arrival in Sri Lanka, you will be transferred to Kitulgala which was used as a location in the filming of David Lean’s award-winning film ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ and is considered one of the island’s most picturesque locations as well as a hotspot for endemic birds. Depending on your time of arrival, you can choose to rest at your hotel, or do a short bird-watching trail with your personal guide and hope to encounter some of Sri Lanka’s endemic bird species including the Orange-billed Babbler and the Chestnut-backed Owlet that have been recorded here.

  • Accommodation in the fully serviced mobile tents / hotels mentioned as per the above itinerary on a DOUBLE sharing basis
  • Every day breakfast
  • Transportation throughout the tour in an A/C Vehicle with an English-speaking chauffeur guide/national guide.
  • Jeep safaris at national parks as mentioned in the programme including,Air transfer from Colombo Airport to Mattala Airport
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • 4WD Jeep
  • Trekker Fee
  • Snacks and water during the safari
  • Current prevailing Government taxes and service charges.
  • Meals not mentioned in the programme
  • Any extra beverages or food/snacks consumed
  • Whale watching boat safari (during summer season – from May to October)
  • Optional activity costs
  • Any personal effects not mentioned here
  • Tips for the staff
  • Personal effects for windy, rainy, warm weather conditions should be considered
  • Insect repellents, sun protection creams etc, are highly recommended
  • Suitable casual clothing and footwear for outdoor activities
  • Full payment with the confirmation
  • 90 Days or more - US $ 200 Administrative Fee
  • ·60 to 89 Days - 15% of the tour cost will be charged
  • ·30 to 59 Days - 25% of the tour cost will be charged
  • 14 to 29 Days - 50% of the tour cost will be charged
  • 08 to 13 Days - 75% of the tour cost will be charged
  • Less than 7 Days -No refund shall be given
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