Bird Watching & Elephants Tour – 12 Days

Start / End : Colombo | Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights

Bird Watching & Elephants Tour – 12 Days

An exciting tour that will give you plenty of opportunities to see the many species of birds and animals that have made this beautiful island their home. You will see birds that are endemic to this country and also those that migrate during specific times of the year. You will be able to trek through natural reserves such as the Sinharaja Forest and Horton Plains, and enjoy a safari through the Uda Walawe National park which is home to a great number of Elephants. An exciting and rewarding 12 days is what you can look forward to!

Tour Summary

Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Start / End: Colombo

Available : All year round

Highlights

  • Bird watching Waikkal
  • Half day safari Uda Walawe
  • Detailed Tour
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Day 1 Airport – Waikkal (Negombo)

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Arrival and transfer to hotel in Waikkal, Waikkal is coastal village which is situated approx 18 km from Negombo.

Dinner and over night stay at Waikkal.

 

 

 

Day 2 Waikkal

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Leisure at Waikkal exploring the bird life in the surrounding areas and Mangroves.
Enjoy a relaxing holiday in the scenic and tranquil surroundings or engage in numerous Eco-friendly activities and sports both land and water based. If you wish to explore the flora & fauna in our extensive garden and its environs.

Dinner and over night stay at Waikkal.

 

Day 3 Waikkal – Kitulgala

After breakfast leave for Kitulgala to visit Bandara forest.kithulgala-forest-thumb
Kitulagala Forest is another popular location for bird watching. This forest is the second best location after the Singharaja Forest. The Kitulgala forest is a continuation of the Singharaja forest. One can watch most of the endemic birds in and also the flora.

Dinner & over night at Kitulagala.

 

Day 4 Kitulgala – Singharaja

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After early breakfast leave for Sinharaja for a half a day trek to the forest.
This is the last remaining virgin rain-forest, and it was declared a world heritage site since 1988. This is arguably the most important site in Sri Lanka and is internationally important for its biodiversity. The reserve encompasses some of the few remaining sizable tracts of undisturbed primary lowland rain-forest. Regarded as a birdwatcher’s paradise it also contains 50% of Sri Lanka’s endemic mammals & butterflies.

Dinner and over night at Sinharaja.

 

Day 5 Sinharaja

A whole day at Sinharaja forest.sinharaja-2-thumb
This is the last remaining virgin rain-forest, and it was declared a world heritage site since 1988. This is arguably the most important site in Sri Lanka and is internationally important for its biodiversity. The reserve encompasses some of the few remaining sizable tracts of undisturbed primary lowland rain-forest. Regarded as a birdwatcher’s paradise it also contains 50% of Sri Lanka’s endemic mammals & butterflies.

Dinner and over night at Sinharaja.

 

Day 6 Sinharaja – Uda Walawe

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After breakfast leave for Uda walawe for half a day safari. One could sight Elephant, spotted deer, jackal, mongoose and several species of birds could be sighted very frequently.

Dinner & over night stay Uda walawe.

 

 

 

Day 7 Uda walawe – Nuwara Eliya

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After breakfast leave for Nuwara Eliya. Rest of the day at you leisure or you have an option of having w walk to the city center.The center of the hill country also called the Hill station in British colonial jargon. This ruggedly picturesque location almost 6200 feet in elevation with it’s soft English spring climate is very English in it’s landscape & buildings; which of course was started by the British, who made it their hill resort, during their rule in Sri Lanka.

Dinner & over night stay Nuwara Eliya.

 

Day 8 Nuwara Eliya

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Early breakfast and leave for Horton Plains.
The rugged mountain route to the plains is a tough drive; but the hauntingly beautiful surroundings & majestic scenery will keep them enthralled throughout the journey. Horton Plains is a highland plateau comprising montane grassland and elfin forest. It is home to a large variety of endemic birds & flora. The full day nature trail covering World’s End, a scenic viewpoint with a dramatic drop & Baker’s Falls.

Dinner & over night stay Nuwara Eliya.

 

Day 9 Nuwara-Eliya – Kandy

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After breakfast leave for Kandy – en route visit a Tea Factory to view tea production. City tour of Kandy. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, which fell to the British in 1815. This hill capital is situated in a valley 1600 feet above sea level, surrounded by mountains & virtually encircled by the scenic Mahaweli river; the longest in Sri Lanka. Due to it’s Its cultural and religious significance UNESCO designated the Sacred City of Kandy as a World Heritage Site in 1988.

Dinner & over night stay in Kandy.

 

Day 10 Kandy – Giritale

After breakfast leave to visit to Sigiriya sigiriya-2-thumb
Sigiriya the lion rock is more than just a fortress which rises 600ft from the shrub jungle surrounding it. This famous rock fortress was built in the 5th Century AD by King Kashyapa.

Dinner and over night stay at Giritale.

 

 

Day 11 Giritale – Colombo

After breakfast, leave for Colombo en route visiting Pinnawala.pinnawala-2-thumb
The Elephant Orphanage located in Kegalle approx 80km from Colombo. This orphanage was established to give shelter to elephants who are displaced from their natural habitats.

Dinner and over night at Colombo.

 

 

Day 12 Colombo – Airport

Leave on time to airport for departure.

  • Accommodation sharing twin on Bed and Breakfast Basis while on tour at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Air-conditioned private transport
  • English speaking chauffeur-guide
  • Government tax and service charge
  • International airfare
  • Lunch, Dinner & Beverages.
  • Expenses of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry etc,.)
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Departure airport tax
  • Compulsory Cricket/Peak and any Seasonal supplements at selected hotels.( To be notified by the time of the booking)
  • Entrance fees, Jeep hire costs, Trekker chargers etc at sites and locations as per itinerary.

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