Birds & Butterflies Tour – 16 Days

Start / End : Colombo | Duration : 16 Days / 15 Nights

Birds & Butterflies Tour – 16 Days

Birds migrating from the harsh Siberian winter along with a multitude of brightly colored butterflies appear during specific seasons. The National Parks like the Sinharaja Rain Forest, Horton Plains, Yala and Bundala  are good places to watch the ab abundance of birds and butterflies. The Birds & Butterflies Tour is ideal for birdwatching enthusiasts.

Tour Summary

Duration: 16 Days / 15 Nights

Start / End: Colombo

Available : All year round

Highlights

  • Visit Bandara Kelley with an option of white water rafting
  • VisitHot wells in Suriwawe & Bundala bird Santuary
  • Safari at Uda walawe national park
  • Detailed Tour
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Day 01 Airport – Waikkal

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Arrive in Sri Lanka and received at the Airport. Transfer by air conditioned vehicle to Waikkal. The hotel where
you will relax is popular for bird watching.

Overnight stay in Waikkal.

 

 

Day 02 Waikkal

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Inland walks can be arranged with a bird watching guide or you can opt to have your own free walk through the
mangroves and shrub Jungles.

Overnight stay in Waikkal.

 

 

Day 03 Waikkal – Kitulgala

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After breakfast you will leave for Kitulgala where you will track Banadara Kelley which is on the boundaries of
the famous Singharaja Forest. At Kitulgala you have another option to have a fun filled white water rafting.

Overnight stay in Kitulgala.

 

Day 04 Kitulgala – Singharaja

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After breakfast leave to Sinharaja, an experience of Sinharaja is like nothing else in Sri Lanka. Trekking through this magnificent jungle – the last surviving stretch of virgin rainforest on the island. Sinharaja is particularly renowned as a hotspot for birdlife. There are 140 bird species seen here during a calendar year including 34 out of 36 species endemic to Sri Lanka.

Overnight stay in Sinharaja

 

Day 05 Singharaja

Full day explore Singharaja.sinharaja-2-thumb

Overnight stay in Sinharaja.

 

 

 

Day 06 Singharaja – Embilipitiya

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After breakfast leave to Uda Walawe. Lunch at Uda walawe. After lunch you will visit Uda Walawe Park in a Jeep. This park is popular for herds of Elephants and many types of birds from the Eagle family.

Overnight stay in Embilipitiya

 

 

Day 07 Embilipitiya – Tissamaharama

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After breakfast leave for Hambantota en-route an optional brief stop at the hot wells in suriya wawe and proceed to Hambantota. Lunch at Hambantota. Evening visit Bundala sanctuary in jeeps. Bundala is a fascinating wetland home for over 150 species of birds, and particular famous for its flamingoes. It is a hot spot for Migrating birds to escape the winter.

Overnight stay in Tissamaharama

 

Day 08 Tissamaharama – Yala

yala-thumbAfter breakfast city tour of Tissamaharama. At Tissamaharama you will have the option to visit few ancient temples. Proceed to Yala. After lunch you will explore Yala looking for herds of elephants, sloth bear, crocodiles, wild boar, wild buffalo, peacocks, and varieties of deer. Yala arguably provides the best leopard sanctuary in Asia.

Overnight stay in Yala.

 

Day 09 Yala – Bandarawela

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After breakfast we will leave inland to the hill country. At Haputale you will find Tangamalai, a natural bird sanctuary, with blue magpies, paradise fly-catchers, green barbets and many more. An optional visit to Benedict monastery.

Overnight stay in Bandarawela.

 

 

Day 10 -Bandarawela – Nuwara Eliya

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Breakfast at the hotel and we would leave to the famous hill country Nuwara Eliya better known as “Little England” At Nuwara Eliya you will be at leisure and free to walk to the city centre and also to visit “Victoria gardens”.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya.

 

 

Day 11 -Nuwara Eliya

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After a good night of sleep and rest we will have an early breakfast and leave to Horton Plains National Park which is more than 7,000 feet above sea level. Look for the endemic yellow-eared bulbul, Ceylon white eye, Ceylon warbler, spot-winged thrush, whistling thrush and blue magpie. The walk to ‘World’s End’ and “Little World’s End” offers one of the finest views in Sri Lanka. Also grab a look at Baker’s fall before you return to the hotel for a well deserved rest.

Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

 

Day 12 Nuwara Eliya – Wadduwa

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After breakfast leave to Kaluthara for your beach stay. At this beach resort you will spend three more nights at your leisure.

Overnight stay in Kaluthara.

 

 

Day 13 Wadduwa

Leisure at the beach resort

 

Day 14 Wadduwa

Leisure at the beach resort

 

Day 15 Wadduwa

Leisure at the beach resort

 

Day 16 Wadduwa – Air port

Depart in good time for your flight home.

  • 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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