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Ultimate Bird Watching Tour of Sri Lanka - 14 nights

Day 01

  • Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative
  • Transfer to Negombo – 20 minutes drive approximately
  • Overnight stay in Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo

Day 02

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Anawilundawa Wetlands – 2 hours drive approximately
  • Afternoon bird watching in Anawilundawa Wetlands which is one of the two most important birding sites in Sri Lanka named by RAMSAR. In Anawilunda Wetlands you would be able to see birds types such as Cormorants, ducks, egrets, herons, storks, eagles, terns, swallows, swifts, kingfishers and other resident birds
  • Overnight stay Palmyrah House in Mannar

Day 03

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning bird watching in Mannar beach and lagoon area where you would be able to see birds such as Waders, migratory bird, resident birds, Terns, Ducks, Gulls, Flamingos during the migratory season, Frigate birds, boobies, eagles, cormorants, snipers, plovers, sand pipers, noddies and skuas
  • Transfer to Wilpattu National Park – 2 to 3 hours drive approximately
  • On the way visit Thanthirimale ruins and surrounding lakes for bird watching (Water birds and resident birds)
  • Overnight stay in Sinharagama Hotel in Wilpattu

Day 04

  • Full day safari in Wilpattu National Park from 6 AM to 6 PM to see 8 endemic birds, eagles, water birds and other resident birds (Picnic meals will be served during the safari)
  • Overnight stay in Sinharagama Hotel in Wilpattu

Day 05

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Sigiriya – 2 ½ hours drive approximately
  • On the way see some birds near lakes of Kekirawa (Water birds and resident birds)
  • Afternoon bird watching in Sigiriya Sanctuary to see Endemic birds, migratory and resident birds, eagles, water birds, swifts, swallows and Falcons
  • Late evening walk in Habarana Jungle to see nocturnal bird species such as Owls and Nights Jars. Optionally visit Popem’s Arboretum in Dambulla to see Slender Loris.
  • Overnight Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habarana

Day 06

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning bird watching in Sigiriya Sanctuary to see endemic birds, migratory and resident birds, eagles, water birds, swifts, swallows and Falcons
  • Transfer to Kandy – 2 hours drive approximately
  • A walk in Peradeniya Botanical Garden to see Parrots, Pigeons, Woodpeckers, barbets, Bul buls, Warblers, sunbirds, flower peckers, Ioras and fly catchers
  • Overnight stay in Thilanka Hotel in Kandy

Day 07

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning walk in Udawattakale Sanctuary in Kandy for bird watching. You can see birds such as Parrots, Pigeons, Woodpeckers, barbets, Bul buls, Warblers, sunbirds, flower peckers and fly catchers
  • Transfer to Nuwara Eliya – 3 hours drive approximately
  • Bird watching walk in Victoria Park Nuwara Eliya to see birds such as Parrots, Pigeons, sunbirds, flower peckers, fly catchers, Chats, Thrushers, Wabblers, and Wagtails
  • Overnight stay in Glenfall Reach Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 08

  • Transfer to Horton Plains National Park at 5 AM – 1 ½ hours drive approximately
  • Early morning bird watching walk in Horton Plains National Park to see bird such as Pigeons, Parrots, Barbets, Minivets, Cisticolas, Priniyas, Green Wabblers, Thrushes, Chats, Flycatchers, sunbirds, flower peckers, bul buls and White Eyes (Picnic breakfast will be provided during the walk)
  • Transfer back to Nuwara Eliya – 1 ½ hours drive approximately
  • Afternoon bird watching walk in Hakgala Botanical Garden to see birds such as Mainas, Bul buls, Pigeons, Parrots, Woodpeckers, Shrikes, Blue Magpie, Drongos, Prinias, Warblers, Mynas, Thrushes and flycatchers
  • Overnight stay in Glenfall Reach Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 09

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Kitulgala – 2 ½ hours drive approximately
  • Afternoon bird watching in Belilena pre historic cave area to see birds such as Munias, Flower peckkers, sunbirds, fly catchers, Mynas, Babblers, Monarchs, Wabblers, Prinias, Bul Buls, Wagtails, Drongos, Orioles, Leafbirds, Woodpeckers, barbets, Pigeons, Nuthatchs, Hornbills and Coucals
  • Overnight in Plantation hotel in Kitulgala

Day 10

  • Morning bird watching in Makandawa Rain Forest in Kitulgala to see birds such as Munias, Flower peckkers, sunbirds, fly catchers, Mynas, Babblers, Monarchs, Wabblers, Prinias, Bul Buls, Wagtails, Drongos, Orioles, Leafbirds, Woodpeckers, barbets, Pigeons, Nuthatchs, Hornbills, Owls and Coucals
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Sinharaja Rain Forest near Kudawa entrance – 2 to 3 hours drive approximately
  • Walk for bird watching in a bordering village of Sinharaja Rain Forest to see birds such as Munias, Flower peckkers, sunbirds, fly catchers, Mynas, Babblers, Monarchs, Wabblers, Prinias, Bul Buls, Wagtails, Drongos, Orioles, Leafbirds, Woodpeckers, barbets, Pigeons, Nuthatchs, Hornbills, Blue Magpie, Owls and Coucals
  • Overnight in Sinharaja Blue Magpie Guest House

Day 11

  • Early breakfast at the guest house
  • Full day bird watching in Sinharaja Rain Forest in search for birds such as Munias, Flower peckkers, sunbirds, fly catchers, Mynas, Babblers, Monarchs, Wabblers, Prinias, Bul Buls, Wagtails, Drongos, Orioles, Leafbirds, Woodpeckers, barbets, Pigeons, Nuthatchs, Trogans, Hornbills, Blue Magpie, Frogmouths, and Coucals
  • Overnight in Sinharaja Blue Magpie Guest House

Day 12

  • Breakfast at the guest house
  • Morning bird watching village walk by the border of Sinharaja Rain Forest to see birds such as Munias, Flower peckers, sunbirds, fly catchers, Mynas, Babblers, Monarchs, Wabblers, Prinias, Bul Buls, Wagtails, Drongos, Orioles, Leafbirds, Woodpeckers, barbets, Pigeons, Nuthatchs, Hornbills, Blue Magpie, Owls and Coucals
  • Transfer to Tissamaharama – 4 hours drive approximately
  • Overnight stay in Yala Lake Camp in Tissamaharama

Day 13

  • Morning safari in Bundala National Park from 6 to 10 AM to see birds such as Terns, Gulls, Ducks, Snipers, Cormorants, Egrets, Quails, Flamingos in the season, Storks, Ibises, Bitterns, Herrons, Pelicans, Eagles, Kites, Ausprey, Eagles, Crakes, Rails, Water cocks, Plovers, Lapwings, Snipers, Godwits, Curlews, Sand pipers, Stints, Pigeons, Cuckoos, Malkohas, Cuckoos, Swifts, Swallows, Bee Eaters, King fishers, Shrikes, Pipits, Larks, Prinias, Tailorbirds, Fantail, Starlings, Weavers and Munias (A picnic breakfast will be served during the safari)
  • Afternoon bird watching walk near Tissa Lake and Debarawewa Lake to see birds such as Terns, Ducks, Cormorants, Egrets, Storks, Ibises, Bitterns, Herrons, Pelicans, Eagles, Kites, Lapwings, Sand pipers, Pigeons, Cuckoos, Malkohas, Swifts, Swallows, Bee Eaters, King fishers, Shrikes, Pipits, Larks, Prinias, Tailorbirds, Fantail, Starlings, Munias, Jacana and Owls
  • Overnight stay in Yala Lake Camp in Tissamaharama

Day 14

  • Breakfast at the Camp
  • Transfer to Colombo – 5 to 7 hours drive approximately
  • On the way visit Kirala Kele Sanctuary to see birds such as Terns, Ducks, Cormorants, Egrets, Storks, Ibises, Bitterns, Herrons, Pelicans, Eagles, Kites, Lapwings, Sand pipers, Pigeons, Cuckoos, Malkohas, Swifts, Swallows, Bee Eaters, King fishers, Shrikes, Pipits, Larks, Prinias, Tailorbirds, Fantail, Starlings, Munias and Jacana
  • Overnight stay in Cinnamon Red Hotel in Colombo

Day 15

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Airport – 1 hour drive approximately

From US$ 2350

Per person on double sharing basis


We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation


The rate includes,

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels
  • Meals as per mentioned meal plans
  • Air conditioned transfers with an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All mentioned activities and park entrance fees

Prices may vary plus/minus depending on the season

Places of visit during this trip

  • Anawilundawa
  • Sinharaja Rain Forest
  • Mannar
  • Thanthiriale
  • Wilpattu National Park
  • Kekirawa
  • Sigiriya Sanctuary
  • Peradeniya
  • Udawatta Kele
  • Horton Plain National Park
  • Victoriya Park Nuwara Eliya
  • Hakgala Botanical garden
  • Belilena caves
  • Kitulgala
  • Tissamaharamaya
  • Bundala
  • Kirala Kele

Key highlights of this trip

  • Bird watching in Sinharaja
  • Horton Plain
  • Victoria Park
  • Hakgala Botanical Garden
  • Sigiriya Sanctuary
  • Habarana
  • Anawilundawa
  • Mannar
  • Thanthirimale & surrounding Lakes
  • Wilpattu
  • Kekirawa
  • Peradeniya Botanical Garden
  • Udawatta Kele Sanctuary
  • Belilena caves
  • Makandawa Rain Forest
  • Tissa Lake
  • Bundala National Park
  • Kirala Kele Sanctuary

Accommodation and meals during this trip (For 2 Adults)

  • 1 night in Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night in Palmayrah House in Mannar on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights in Sinharagama Resort & Spa on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night in Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habarana on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night in Hotel Thilanka in Kandy on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights in Back of Glenfall Reach Hotel in Nuwara Eliya on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night in Plantation Hotel in Kitulgala on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights in Blue Magpie Guest House in Sinharaja on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights in Yala Lake Camp in Tissa on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night in Cinnamon Red in Colombo on bed and breakfast basis