36 Days from$5707 p/p in USD
Guided, Small Group
Camping, Mid Range
Birds are the glory and splendor of Sri Lanka’s wildlife: among its 433 bird species, 233 are residential birds. On this epic bird safari, discover the diverse bird life in many of the country’s birding hot spots including Kaudulla National Park, Wilpattu National Park, Bunadala National Park, Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park and Horton National Park as well as many superb bird sanctuaries. Together with stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences, Sri Lanka provides a truly memorable adventure.
Safari types:Birding Safari, Guided Safari
You will visit:Yala National Park, Wilpattu National Park, Udawalawe National Park, Horton National Park, Minnieyera National Park, Sinharaja National Park, Bundala National Park, Hill Country, Chilaw, Anuradhapura, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary, Kitulgala, Habarana, Negombo , Sinharaja Forest, Kumana National Park, Gal Oya National Park, Lunugamwehera NP, Kelani Valley Reserve, Kaudulla National Park, Ritigala Natural Reserve
Wildlife:Leopard, Elephant, Sloth Bear, Spotted Deer, Wild Water Buffalo, Toque Macaque, Golden Palm Civet, Red Slender Loris, Fishing Cat, Birds, Wild Boar, Langur, Jackal, Toddy Cat, Monkey, Mongoose
Activities:Game Drive, Walking Safari, Nature Walk, Birding
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle, Game Viewing Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle, Bus
Start/end:Start in Colombo, end in Negombo
Day 01 | Airport – Sri Jayawardanapura Sanctuary – Colombo
Day 02 | Full day birding safari in Bellanvila – Attidiya Sanctuary – Thalangama Tank & Salagala Forest
Day 03 | Full day birding safari in Meethrigala Forest Reserve – Labugamuwa Kalathuwewa Forest – Sinharaja
Day 04 | Full day birding safari in Sinharaja Rain Forest
Day 05 | Sinharaja – Kanneliya Forest Reserve and back to Sinharaja
Day 06 | Sinharaja – Ruhunu National Park – Yala
Day 07 | Full day safari in Yala National Park
Day 08 | Kumana – Bundala Nps Half-day safaris
Day 09 | Yala – Luugamwehera National Park back to Yala
Day 10 | Yala – Kalamatiya Sanctuary Park – Udawalawe
Day 11 | Full day birding safari in Udawalawe National Park
Day 12 | Udawalawe – Kithulagala
Day 13 | Full day safari in Kelani Valley Forest Reserve
Day 14 | Kithulagala – Peak Wildness Sanctuary – Nuwara Eliya
Day 15 | Full day safari in Horton Plains National Park
Day 16 | Half day safari in Galway’s Land National Park & Sanctuary – Kandy
Day 17 | Kandy – Udawattekele Sanctuary
Day 18 | Full day birding safari in Knuckles Range
Day 19 | Kandy – Victoria, Randenigala & Rantambe Sanctuary – Mahiyanganaya
Day 20 | Full day birding safari in Gal Oya National Park
Day 21 | Full day birding safari in Wasgamuwa National Park
Day 22 | Mahiyanganaya – Habarana
Day 23 | Half-day safaris in Minneriya National Park & Girithale National Park
Day 24 | Half – day safari Kaudulla National Park – Anuradhapura
Day 25 | Full day safari in Ritigala Natural Reserve
Day 26 | Anuradhapura – Jaffna Peninsula
Day 27 | Full day safari in Chundikulam Sanctuary back to Jaffna
Day 28 | Jaffna – Mannar
Day 29 | Full day safari in Vankalali Sanctuary
Day 30 | Mannar – Wilpattu
Day 31 | Full day safari in Wilpattu National Park
Day 32 | Wilpattu – Chilaw
Day 33 | Half-day safaris in Chilaw Sand Spits & Anawilundawa Sanctuary
Day 34 | Morning safari in Nawadankulama Tank – Negombo
Day 35 | Full day leisure in Negombo
Day 36 | Negombo – Airport
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 5,707 per person
Prices range from USD 5,707 – 14, 218 depending on the number of guests and accommodation options taken which include single, double, and triple rooms. Please enquire for further details.
- Accommodation in camps and 5* hotels on a sharing basis
- Meal plan on full board basis as per itinerary
- Transportation throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle and 4×4 safari jeep
- English speaking naturalist and a driver throughout the tour
- Entrance fees to all sites and activities as per itinerary
- Unlimited drinking water during all transfers and tours (available in the vehicle)
- Service charges and all Government taxes
- Flights & visas
- Optional activities
- Anything not mentioned in the includes
- Any optional tours or transfers
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Day by Day Overview
Upon arrival, Our Naturalist and team will meet and greet you at Bandaranayake International Airport. We will proceed to Sri Jayawardanapura Sanctuary to observe birds in the sanctuary. Thereafter, check in to the hotel and relax for the rest of the day.
Rise in the morning and leave at 0600 hrs to Bellanvila, Attidiya, Thalangama Tank and Salagalal Sanctuaries half-day safaris. You will be served a packed breakfast, lunch and soft drinks during the safari.
Wake up early and depart on another birding half-day safari in Meethrigala and Labugamuwa Forests. Enjoy a packed breakfast and lunch during the safari. We will drive you to Sinharaja and check in to the hotel for the overnight.
After breakfast, we will begin our birding safari in the Sinharaja Rain Forest. A knowledgeable bird watching naturalist leads this tour. Thereafter we will go back to the hotel.
Wake up early and leave the hotel and head to Kanneliya Forest to observe the beautiful birds. You will be served a packed breakfast and lunch during the safari in the evening for a game drive. On completion, you will return to the hotel.
After a relaxed morning and breakfast, we leave for Yala and check in to the hotel. In the evening visit Ruhunu National Park for the evening safari. After you will head back to Yala for your overnight.
Rise early and depart from the hotel around 0600 hrs to Yala National Park for a full day safari. A packed breakfast and lunch will be provided during the safari. Afterwards go back to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Wake up early for a half-day safari to the famous National Parks of Kumana and Bundala. During the safari you have a packed breakfast and lunch. The safari will be conducted by a birding expert.
Today you will rise in early and proceed to Lunugamwehera National Park to start your full day safari with a packed breakfast and lunch. Thereafter head to Yala for your overnight.
Today you will have breakfast then leave for the hotel to Kalamatiya Sanctuary Park for a day safari. Afterwards you proceed to Udawalawe National Park to ready for another safari for the next day. Check in to the hotel and then spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Rise early and you make your way into Udawalawe National Park for a full day safari with packed meals. You explore all that it has to offer then come back to the hotel for overnight.
You will have breakfast at the hotel’s main restaurant then check out from the hotel and transfer to Kithulgala. Check in to the hotel in Kithulagala, thereafter enjoy your dinner.
Enjoy breakfast before heading out to enter Kelani Valley Reserve for a full day safari. Afterwards, you come back to the hotel for relaxing and overnight.
After breakfast, you will drive to the hill country of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya en route visiting Peak Wildness Sanctuary to observe the birds. Continue to Nuwara Eliya and check in to your hotel there.
Wake up early and leave around 0600 hrs from the hotel to Horton Plains National Park for an exciting safari. You will have a packed breakfast and lunch during the safari. Afterwards return to the hotel for a delicious dinner.
Late breakfast at the hotel then you visit Galway’s Land National Park and Sanctuary to explore the bird life. Later you drive to Kandy to start an amazing safari experience.
You will have breakfast at the hotel’s main restaurant then leave towards Udawattekele Sanctuary for a walking safari. Afterwards you explore the World Heritage city of Kandy. In the evening you return to the hotel for your dinner and overnight. Before dinner, our bird expert will give safety instructions for the next day’s journey.
Rise early and leave around 0600 hrs from the hotel, heading out with a packed meals. Enter the World Heritage UNESCO Knuckles Range to start another wonderful birding safari. Complete the safari and return to the hotel for your overnight.
Enjoy breakfast before heading to Mahiyanganaya, stopping en route to visit Victoria, Randenigala & Rantambe Sanctuary for an opportunity to explore the birds. Later you arrive in Mahiyanganaya and check in to the hotel. Relax and enjoy the evening.
Wake up early and head out with packed meals and visit Gal Oya National Park for another exciting full day safari. Complete your safari and head back to the hotel.
Today get ready for an amazing safari in Wasgamuwa National Park. Rise early and you will proceed to Wasagamuwa for the safari and enjoy it with a packed breakfast and lunch. Afterwards you will be back in the hotel for a relaxed evening and overnight.
You will have breakfast at the hotel’s main restaurant and then head to the north of the country, Habarana, for more birding. Check in to the hotel for overnight and dinner. Before the overnight, you have a little walk around the hotel to see some birds of the night.
Rise early, leave with packed meals from the hotel and enter the Minneriya National Park to enjoy the bird life. Later visit Girithale National Park to discover more birds. After the safari return to the hotel.
Today you drive to another destination, Kadulla National Park, to search further for Sri Lanka’s birds on a half-day safari. Late afternoon you drive to Anuradhapura and check in to the hotel for a relaxing evening before for the next journey.
Enjoy breakfast and later proceed to Ritigala National Reserve for a full-day safari after which you return to the hotel for a quiet evening.
Today you will have breakfast at the hotel’s main restaurant. Afterwards, you will drive to the Jaffna Peninsula to start the beautiful safari in the northern province in the country. Stop en route at the Elephant Pass for an opportunity to see elephant. Upon arrival in Jaffna town, check in to the hotel.
You will have breakfast then drive to the Chundikulam Sanctuary. You will spend a full day here on safari and then return to the hotel for another night.
Today you proceed to Manner for more bird watching. Upon arrival in Mannar, check in to the hotel and later enjoy a little walk in the evening.
Wake up early and leave around 0600 hrs from the hotel with packed meals. Enjoy a full day safari in Vankalali Sanctuary. Then you will be back at the hotel to relax before the long journey the next morning.
Today you will have breakfast and leave for Wilpattu National Park for a magnificent safari experience. Check in to the campsite and this evening experience it lit with traditional flame torches and a roaring campfire.
Wake up early and make your way into famous Wilpattu National Park for a full day safari, allowing you to explore the wonderful surroundings and search for spectacular wildlife. After enjoying the safari return to the hotel.
Today you will have a savory breakfast and proceed to Chilaw. Check in to the hotel, relax for a few hours and visit Chilaw beach to enjoy the evening.
Today you have half-day safaris after breakfast. Visit Chilaw Sand Spits and Anawilundawa Sanctuary to complete the safaris with our birding expert.
Enjoy your breakfast and before you depart for Negombo enjoy a morning safari experience in Nawadankulama Tank. Later you arrive in Negombo for your overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. The entire day is free to relax by the beach or swimming pool. Today is your last night in Sri Lanka and we will arrange a special dinner to reminisce about your remarkable memories and experiences.
After breakfast we check out from the hotel and travel to Bandaranaike International Airport in time for your flight.