13 Days
Duration
Bundala, HortonPlains, Sinharaja, Udawalawa, Waikkala, Yala
Destination

You can select your destination with accommodation and transport. Ceylon Island has its own unique and adventurous tour packages that you can choose from. Also we organize special packages to celebrate your special occasions with dear ones.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bandaranayake International Airport, Negombo
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable clothing and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Hotels Accommodation for 10 nights on Half board basis
Transport by air-conditioned Car/Van/Mini Bus
English speaking chauffeur guide throughout the tour
 Meals: Breakfast & Dinners at all hotels
4WD drive Jeep for Horton Plain, Yala, Bundala, Udawalawe Parks
Water bottles for every day
All mentioned sightseeing
All Government Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Lunches & Dinners unless specified
Entrance to any sites
Cost of any beverages / Personal expenses
 Tips, Porter cost, and any other extras
Travel Insurance
Visa fees if any or any International or domestic airline costs
Any services which do not mentioned under price include

 

Day 1

AIRPORT / NEGOMBO - WAIKKALA

Upon your arrival welcome and assistance by our representative and transfer to Negombo – Waikkala resort check in and refresh at Hotel, afternoon explore the Waikkala area for some bird watching.

Waikkala – Waikkala in the mid of marine, coastal, estuarine, mangroves, marshland and manmade habited system. Much of Avifaunal diversity is characteristically wetland. More than 60 spices can be observed here Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Purple Coot, Painted stock, stock billed Kingfisher can be seen around this area.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Wakkikala resort, Waikkala (B,D)

Day 2

NEGOMBO – WAIKKALA / SINHARAJA

After breakfast leave for Sinharaja (04hours) check into Sinharaja nature resort refresh and relax and afternoon trekking to Sinharaja rain forest to observe lot of bird’s lives in Sinharaja rain forest .

Sinharaja Rain Forest – The UNESCO world Heritage which covers an area of 11,185 hectares of primary and secondary forest, Sinharaja is the best location to see mixed species bird flocks. 40 individual birds are found in the flocks on average which makes this the world’s largest mixed species bird flock. Birding trip to Sinharaja a birdwatcher can see close to 18 to 27 endemic bird species.

The birding highlights include Red – faced Malkoha, Green – billed Coucal, Indian Scimitar Babbler, Black – napped Monarch, Brown – backed needle tail,  Sri Lanka spur fowl, Spot – winged Thrush, Sri Lanka Myna, Legge’s Flower pecker, Brown backed Needle Tail, Green Imperial Pigeon, Sri Lanka Blue Magpie,  Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Scaly Thrush, Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, Black – throated Munia, Dark- fronted Babbler and Velvet- fronted Nuthatch.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Sinharaja nature resort, Sinharaja (B,D)

Day 3

SINHARAJA BIRD WATCHING

After breakfast full day trekking for bird watching in Sinharaja Rain Forest.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Sinharaja Nature Resort, Sinharaja (B,D)

Day 4

SINHARAJA / UDAWALAWE

After breakfast leave for Udawalawe (02 ½ hours) reach to Udawalawe Hotel check in and refresh at Hotel afternoon Jeep Safari to Udwalawe National Park.

Udwawalwe National Park – Uda Walawe National Park lies within the Ratnapura and Monaragala districts. It is largely inhabited by elephants, spotted deer, sambhur, water buffaloes, mongoose, bandicoots, foxes, water monitor lizards, crocodiles, wild boars, toque monkeys, grey langur, leopards and various varieties of snakes, also you could spotted number of birds in Udawalawe National park.

Spot – Billed Pelican, Oriental Darter, Cormorants Lesser Adjutant, Montagu’s Harrier, Pied Harrier, Crested Hawk – Eagle, White – Bellied Sea Eagle, Grey Headed Fish Eagle, Barred Buttonquail, Ceylon & Orange – Breasted Green Pigeon, Plum – Headed Parakeet, Blue – Faced Malkoha, Sirkeer Malkoha, Malabar Pied Hornbill can be spotted in Udawalawe National Park.

 Dinner & Overnight stay at Udawalawe Hotel, Udawalawe (B,D)

Day 5

UDAWALAWE / KALAMATIYA / YALA

After breakfast drive for Kalamatiya bird sanctuary (01 hour drive) there you could view Purple Heron, Brahminy Kite, Shikra Purple Swamphen, Pheasant – tailed Jacana and other common water birds, Pipits & Wagtails

Thereafter proceed to Yala (45min) check in and refresh at Yala Nature resort afternoon Jeep Safari in Yala National Park. Yala is approximately 1259 sq Kms. In extent to located in south eastern corner of the Island Sri Lankan largest and most popular national park where world best place to observe leopards natural habited in the noon time, you can enjoy wild life including Elephants, Bears, wild Bears, Buffalos, Monkeys and many more animals if you lucky also you could see lot of different types of birds.

Possible noteworthy birds species are Spot Belled Pelican, Oriental Darter, Cormorants, Lesser Adjutants, Black Winged stilt, Eurasian Stone Curlew, Great Thick – Knee, Small Pratincole, Yellow – wattled & Red – Wattled Lapwing Pacifica Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Little – Ringed, Little Stint, Kentish, Mongolian & Greater sand Plover, Marsh, Wood & Curlew Sandpiper, Brown Headed Gull, Caspian, Gull – Billed & Whiskkered, Tern, Bengal Bushlark, Ashy – Crowned Finch – Lark.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Yala Nature resort, Yala (B,D)

Day 6

YALA / BUNDALA / YALA

After breakfast full day bird watching at Bundala bird sanctuary & Tissa wetland area.

Bundala bird sanctuary where the best place to observe endemic & migrate birds in Sri Lanka Bundala bird sanctuary is one of Sri Lanka’s foremost destinations for birdwatchers, protecting an important area of coastal wetland famous for its abundant aquatic (and other) bird life. The sanctuary is also home to significant populations of elephants, marsh & estuarine crocodiles, turtles & other fauna, including the leopard.

Possible noteworthy birds species are in Bundala bird sanctuary Greater Flamingo, Northern Pintail, Water cock, Black – Winged stilt, Eurasian Stone Curlew, Grist Thick – Knee, Small Pratincole, Yellow- Wattled & Red Wattled Lapwing Pacific Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Little Ringed, Kent fish, Mongolian & Greater sand Plover, Marsh, Wood, Terek & Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Brown – Headed Gull, Caspian, Great – Crested, Lesser – Crested, Gull Billed, Whiskered, White – Winged, Saunders’s & Little Tern, Bengal Bush lark, Oriental Skylark, Ashy – Crowned, Finch – Lark & Indian Little Night jar.

Afternoon bird watching in Tissa wet land area Possible Noteworthy species Purple Heron, Black – crowned Night Heron, Yellow Bittem, Black Bittern Brahminy Kite, Shikra Purple Swamp hen, Pheasant – Tailed, Jacana and other common water birds, Pipits & Wagtails, Streaked & Bava Weaver.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Yala Nature Resort, Yala (B,D)

Day 7

YALA / NUWARA ELIYA

After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya (04 hours) en route visit enjoy the view of the famous Ella gap, Rawana waterfalls & Haggala Botanical gardens. We ascend from low land the Central Highlands through enchanting scenery & waterfalls.

Some bird watching in Haggala Botanical Garden, The Haggala Botanical Gardens were founded in 1860 by the eminent British botanist Dr.G.H.K Thwaites who was superintendent of the more famous gardens at Peradeniya. The Dull Blue Flycatcher, a Highland bird species that is endemic to Sri Lanka, is probably the star of Haggala. Through its privacy is restricted by human presence, this sparrow – sized flycatcher is abundant in the park. The- eye, a tiny sociable bird a frequent visitor to the flowers at Haggala garden.

Afternoon reach to Nuwara Eliya hotel refresh and relax at hotel, Nuwara Eliya has a cool climate changing around 13 C this is an exquisite and healthy city famous for its wide range in flowers, the Highest town in Sri Lanka and middle of town is beautiful Victoria Park. Yellow – eared Bulbul, black bird, In Winter Pied thrush and Kashmir flycatcher are common.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya hotel or Bungalow, N – Eliya (B,D)

Day 8

NUWARA ELIYA / HORTON PLAINS / NUWARA ELIYA

Early morning with packed breakfast leave for Horton Plains (01 hour drive).

Horton Plains – Perhaps the most awesome and forbidding region in Sri Lanka, located on a high windswept plateau at about 7000 feet elevation. A visit to this plateau is well worth of effect. The most awe – inspiring site is the world end, considering the finest view in Sri Lanka. The traffic escarpment drops vertically approximately 1000 feet. Black Eagles, Blue magpies and other rare birds can be found here.

Afternoon leisure walks around the Colonial city.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya Hotel or Bungalow, N – Eliya (B,D)

Day 9

NUWARA ELIYA / KANDY

After breakfast leave for Kandy (02 hours drive) Kandy – Nuwara Eliya Road is one of the most scenic roads in Sri Lanka. Driving along a winding ascending road amidst seamless tea plantations covering hills from top to bottom to skirt the road all the way up to the destination interspersed by cascading waterfalls.

En route visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden it was pleasure garden in Sinhalese Kings period later converted to Botanical Garden by British, thousands of verities of trees and flowers can be view in this gardens. There are number of birds species can be spotted in this garden. Common Hawk- Cuckoo, Alexandrine Parakeet, Ceylon Small Barbet, Large Cuckoo shrike, Indian Pitta Can be seen here.

Reach to Kandy hotel check in and refresh at Kandy hotel afternoon visit Udawattakelle bird sanctuary, vegetation comprise fairly dense forest, mostly plantation and secondary formations. About 80 species of bird have been records here. Emerald Dove, Ceylon Hanging Parrot, Layard’s Parakeet, Black Backed Dwarf Kingfisher, Yellow – fronted Barbet, Ceylon Small Barbet, Crimson – Backed Flame back can be seen in Udawattakelle sanctuary.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Kandy Hotel, Kandy (B,D)

Day 10

KANDY / SIGIRIYA

After breakfast visit Kandy Temple where enshrined the Buddha’s Tooth relic, this temple built for its protection and veneration within the Royal Palace The Tooth relic is encased in seven caskets one kept inside the other outermost of which has the shape of a Stupa adorned with a large number of or gold ornaments.

Thereafter drive to Sigiriya (02 hours) check in and refresh at Sigiriya Hotel afternoon climb Sigiriya rock fortress The Lion Rock Citadel, Sigiriya was the Royal Citadel of King Kasayapa who ruled in The 05th Century A.D. Moats, Terrace Gardens, water Gardens, Fountain Garden Boulder Gardens & Stone Stairways and the beautiful ancient frescos of heavenly maidens in a pocket of the rock, on the top of rock are ruins of the palace & two intact man – made pools of water.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Sigiriya Hotel, Sigiriya (B,D)

Day 11

SIGIRIYA / POLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA

After breakfast bird watching in Sigiriya sanctuary, Grey-bellied Cuckoo, ‘Square-tailed’ Drongo-cuckoo, Indian Cuckoo, Crested Tree swift, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Coppersmith Barbet, Indian Pitta, Ceylon Wood shrike, Large Cuckoo shrike, Black-headed Cuckoo shrike, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Ceylon Small Barbet, White-browed Fantail, Tawny-bellied Babbler, Orange-headed Thrush, Jungle Prinia, White-rumped Shama, Purple Sunbird, Thick-billed Flower pecker can be viewed in Sigiriya Sanctuary.

Afternoon drive to Polonnaruwa (01 ½ hour’s drive) The ancient city of Polonnaruwa rose to fame as the new capita after decline of Anuradhapura (11th – 13th Century). Its period of greatness was from tenth of 12th Centuries AD. The entire landscape of the region is punctuated by huge man – made reservoirs, veritable inland seas, the most famous of which is the Prakrama Samudra or the Sea of Parakrama, larger in size than the Colombo harbor. The monuments of this medieval city are relatively well preserved and give clear evidence of the glory of Sri Lanka’s past, see the Royal Palace complex the Quadrangle with its concentration of ancient heritage and the spectacular Gal vihare complex of four massive images of the Buddha, cut from a single slab of granite – a highlight of ancient Sri Lanka rock carving.

Evening return to Sigiriya Hotel.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Sigiriya Hotel, Sigiriya (B,D)

Day 12

SIGIRIYA / NEGOMBO

After breakfast leave for Negombo (04 hours) via Kurunegala en route visit Dambulla Cave Temple, Dambulla is a magnificent rock temple consists of 5 caves, on a hill 340 m high, containing 150 serene statues of Buddha, numerous carvings & murals. The fascinating & memorable site was founded by King Valagambahu during the 1st century BC in gratitude for the shelter he found in the caves during an invasion by marauding Dravidians from southern India.

Afternoon reach to Hotel in Negombo evening some bird watching in Negombo Lagoon Area.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Negombo Hotel, Negombo (B,D)

Day 13

NEGOMBO / AIRPORT

After breakfast leave for Airport for departure transfer (01 hour drive).

Standard Package – (COST BASED ON PER PERSON BASIS)

Duration between : 16th January 2016 – 31th July 2016 – 01ST September – 20th Dec 2016

HOTEL CATEGORY SINGLE ROOM STAY DOUBLE ROOM SHARING TRIPLE ROOM SHARING
01 PAX COST US$ 1940.00
02 PAX COST US$ 1630.00  US$ 1210.00 US$  1170.00
 03 – 05 PAX COST US$ 1515.00 US$ 1160.00 US$  1120.00
06 – 08 PAX COST US$ 1435.00 US$ 1100.00 US$  1060.00
09 – 15 PAX COST US$ 1350.00 US$ 1020.00 US$   980.00
Standard Package – (COST BASED ON PER PERSON BASIS)

Duration between :  – 01st – 31st August 2016

01 PAX COST US$ 2100.00
02 PAX COST US$ 1910.00  US$ 1350.00 US$ 1300.00
03 – 05 PAX COST US$ 1810.00 US$ 1280.00 US$ 1220.00
06 – 08 PAX COST US$ 1730.00  US$ 1220.00 US$ 1150.00
09 – 15 PAX COST US$ 1650.00  US$ 1160.00 US$ 1100.00

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Deluxe Package – (COST BASED ON PER PERSON BASIS)

Duration between : : 16th January 2016 – 31st July 2016 – 01st September – 20th Dec 2016

HOTEL CATEGORY SINGLE ROOM STAY DOUBLE ROOM SHARING TRIPLE ROOM SHARING
01 PAX COST US$  2700.00
02 PAX COST US$  2230.00  US$ 1580.00 US$  1535.00
 03 – 05 PAX COST US$  2100.00 US$ 1515.00 US$  1465.00
06 – 08 PAX COST US$  2020.00  US$ 1430.00 US$  1385.00
09 – 15 PAX COST US$ 1950.00 US$ 1350.00 US$  1310.00
Deluxe Package – (COST BASED ON PER PERSON BASIS)

Duration between : 01st – 31st August 2016

01 PAX COST US$ 2900.00
02 PAX COST US$ 2525.00  US$ 1680.00 US$ 1615.00
03 – 05 PAX COST US$ 2395.00 US$ 1620.00 US$ 1550.00
06 – 08 PAX COST US$ 2250.00  US$ 1550.00 US$ 1500.00
09 – 15 PAX COST US$ 2150.00 US$  1490.00 US$ 1430.00

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  • Prices are per person based on sharing basis entire program.
  • Above rates are net and includes all taxes.
  • It is recommended for travelers to our destinations to have a travel insurance covering also the cost of a medical evacuation flight. A travel insurance is the best purchased in your of origin/ residence and cannot be purchased on arrival.
  • Services as per availability at the time of request.
  • Tour programs could be changed or re-routed due to natural causes or unavoidable other conditions which are beyond our control. Such changes will be done in consultation with guests locally as and when required for the best interest of the safety and comfort of guests.
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Waikkal - Sandpiper
Sinharaja
Kalametiya - European Thick Knee
KJalametiya Sanctuary
Yala - Eurasian Curlew
Udawalawe - Orange Breasted Green Pigeon
Bundala - Greater Flamingo
Udawttakele - Ceylon Hanging Parrot

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