Bird Watching essentials of Sri Lanka



Overview

This trip covers all “not to miss bird watching sites” in Sri Lanka which includes Sinharaja Rain Forest, Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya Hakgala Botanical Garden, Nuwara Eliya Victoria Botanical Garden, Sigiriya Sanctuary and Anawilundawa Wetlands. This is Sri Lanka’s most essential bird watching trip for the keen bird watcher.

Destination

Negombo Day 1
Sinharaja Day 2
Sinharaja Day 3
Sinharaja Day 4
Horton Plains Day 5
Nuwara Eliya Day 6
Sigiriya Day 7
Sigiriya Day 8
End of the Tour Day 9

Detailed Itinerary

  • Welcome to SriLanka, meet with our representative

    Your will be warmly received with by our representative at the Arrival Lounge of Colombo International Airport

    • Transfer to Negombo – 20 minutes drive approximately

    • Accommodation

      Overnight stay in Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Transfer to Sinharaja Rain Forest near Kudawa entrance – 4 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

    • Accommodation

      Overnight in Sinharaja Blue Magpie Guest House

  • 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

    • Accommodation

      Overnight in Sinharaja Blue Magpie Guest House

  • 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 Nuwara Eliya – 4 hours drive approximately

    • Accommodation

      Overnight stay in Glenfall Reach Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

  • 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

      • Accommodation

        Overnight stay in Glenfall Reach Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • 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

  • Transfer to Habarana – 5 hours drive approximately

    • Accommodation

      Overnight stay in Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habarana

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Morning jungle walk in Habarana to see birds such as migratory birds, resident birds, eagles, water birds, swifts and swallows

  • Late afternoon bird watching in Sigiriya Sanctuary to see endemic birds, migratory and resident birds, eagles, water birds, swifts, swallows and Falcons

    • Accommodation

      Overnight stay in Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habarana

  • 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 Anawilundawa – 3 to 4 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

    • Accommodation

      Overnight stay in Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Transfer to Airport for departure – 20 minutes drive approximately

Starting at USD 1320 per person
9 days
on double sharing basis
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