Endemic and Migrating Birdwatching Tour (15 Days)

Sri Lanka is a country which is a home to 439 species of birds of which 236 are breeding residents, 203 migrants and the rest vagrants.
In addition, there are close to 200 seasonal migratory birds both terrestrial and aquatic, moving away from the Northern winter travelling from as far as Siberia. Exploring Sri Lanka in a Motor Home will give you a unique experience.

per adult from

$6,577

NZD

Duration

15 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Fully-equipped Motorhome.
    • Inclusive of all chauffeur accommodation, cost of fuel, parking & highway tolls.
    • Service of an English-Speaking Chauffeur throughout the tour.
    • All prevailing taxes and service charges (Except for Credit Card Charges)
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance Fees
    • Any expenses of personal nature.
    • International / Domestic Airfare
    • Tips & Portages.
    • Parking site Fee
    • Entry/Admission - Makandawa Forest Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Sinharaja Forest Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Bundala National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Horton Plains National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanical Gardens

  • Day 1: Negombo > Kithulgala

    Pass By: Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
    Arrive at Colombo International Airport. Here, you will be met by a designated chauffeur guide from Lakpura. After the formalities at the airport you will be escorted to your air-conditioned Vehicle Motor Home and proceed to Kithulgala.
    If time permits with-in the day You can do a short Birding tour around Kithulgala

    Possible noteworthy species are: Ceylon Green-pigeon, Green-Billied Coucal, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, Black-Backed Dwarf Kingfisher, Yellow-Fronted Barbet, Crimson-Backed Flameback.

    Overnight stay in Kithulgala.


    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Kithulgala

    Stop At: Makandawa Forest Reserve, Yatiyantota D.S, Kithulgala South GS division, Kitulgala Sri Lanka
    Possible noteworthy species are: Black Eagle, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Ceylon Spur fowl, Ceylon Jungle fowl, Ceylon Green-pigeon, Ceylon Hanging-parrot, Layard’s Parakeet, Green-billed Coucal, Serendib Scops-owl, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Brown Hawk-owl, Ceylon Frog mouth, Black-backed Dwarf Kingfisher, Ceylon Swallow, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Black-capped Bulbul, Gold-fronted Leaf bird, Spot-winged Ground-thrush, Legge’s Flowerpecker, Brown-capped Babbler, Ceylon Rufous Babbler, Ceylon Hill-myna, Ceylon Crested Drongo.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Kithulgala

    Stop At: Makandawa Forest Reserve, Yatiyantota D.S, Kithulgala South GS division, Kitulgala Sri Lanka
    Possible noteworthy species are: Black Eagle, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Ceylon Spur fowl, Ceylon Jungle fowl, Ceylon Green-pigeon, Ceylon Hanging-parrot, Layard’s Parakeet, Green-billed Coucal, Serendib Scops-owl, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Brown Hawk-owl, Ceylon Frog mouth, Black-backed Dwarf Kingfisher, Ceylon Swallow, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Black-capped Bulbul, Gold-fronted Leaf bird, Spot-winged Ground-thrush, Legge’s Flowerpecker, Brown-capped Babbler, Ceylon Rufous Babbler, Ceylon Hill-myna, Ceylon Crested Drongo.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Kithulgala > Sinharaja

    Stop At: Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sinharaja Access Road, Mederipitiya, Deniyaya, Galle 81524 Sri Lanka
    After the breakfast leave Kithulgala & proceed the journey to Sinharaja Forest Reserve
    Reach Sinharaja & enjoy a short Birding tour around Sinharaja
    Possible Noteworthy Species are: Ceylon Hanging-parrot, Plum-headed Parakeet, Ceylon Small Barbet, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Ceylon Swallow, Forest Wagtail, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Gold-fronted Leaf Bird, Loten’s & Purple-rumped Sun Bird.
    Overnight stay at Motor Home park in Sinharaja.

    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Sinharaja

    Stop At: Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sinharaja Access Road, Mederipitiya, Deniyaya, Galle 81524 Sri Lanka
    After Breakfast Explore the Sinharaja World Heritage Wilderness Area

    Possible Noteworthy Species are: Crested Goshawk, Besra Sparrowhawk, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Black Eagle, Mountain Hawk-eagle, Ceylon Spur Fowl, Ceylon Jungle Fowl, Ceylon Wood Pigeon, Red-faced Malkoha, Green-billed Coucal, Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, Serendib Scops-owl, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Ceylon Frog Mouth, Malabar Trogon, Yellow-browed Bulbul, Himalayan Black Bulbul, Spot-winged Ground Thrush, Ceylon Scaly Thrush, Ceylon Rufous Babbler, Ashy-headed Laughing Thrush, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Ceylon Blue Magpie, White-faced Starling, Ceylon Hill-myna. Purple-faced Leaf Monkey, S L Giant Squirrel, Layard’s Striped Squirrel, Indian Palm Squirrel.
    Overnight stay at Motor Home park in Sinharaja
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Sinharaja

    Stop At: Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sinharaja Access Road, Mederipitiya, Deniyaya, Galle 81524 Sri Lanka
    After Breakfast commence a full day bird watching tour in Sinharaja Rainforest

    Possible Noteworthy Species are: Crested Goshawk, Besra Sparrowhawk, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Black Eagle, Mountain Hawk-eagle, Ceylon Spur Fowl, Ceylon Jungle Fowl, Ceylon Wood Pigeon, Red-faced Malkoha, Green-billed Coucal, Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, Serendib Scops-owl, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Ceylon Frog Mouth, Malabar Trogon, Yellow-browed Bulbul, Himalayan Black Bulbul, Spot-winged Ground Thrush, Ceylon Scaly Thrush, Ceylon Rufous Babbler, Ashy-headed Laughing Thrush, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Ceylon Blue Magpie, White-faced Starling, Ceylon Hill-myna. Purple-faced Leaf Monkey, S L Giant Squirrel, Layard’s Striped Squirrel, Indian Palm Squirrel.
    Overnight stay at Motor Home park in Sinharaja

    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Sinharaja > Embilipitiya

    Stop At: Udawalawe National Park, Udawalawe National Park
    After the breakfast proceed to Embilipitiya for another exciting wild life safari experience
    Reach Udawalawe & enjoy a wild life safari by a safari Jeep in Udawalawe National Park
    Possible Noteworthy Species are: 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 Button Quail, Ceylon & Orange-breasted Green-pigeon, Plum-headed Parakeet, Blue-faced Malkoha, Sirkeer Malkoha, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Prinias. Toque Monkey, Grey Langur, Golden Jackal, Mongoose, Elephant, Spotted Deer, Water Buffalo, Sl Giant Squirrel.
    Overnight stay at Motor Home park in Embilipitiya.

    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Embilipitiya > Tissamaharama

    Pass By: Tissamaharama, Tissamaharama, Southern Province
    After breakfast, do a Short birding tour around Udawalawe National Park.

    Thereafter proceed to Tissamaharama

    Next visit Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary & engage with another short Bird watching Tour.

    Possible Noteworthy Species are: Waders And Other Water Birds, Eurasian Stone Curlew, Great Thick-knee, Pintail Snipe, Water Cock, Alexandrine Parakeet, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Coppersmith Barbet, Ceylon Small Barbet, Ceylon Woodshrike, White-browed Bulbul.

    Overnight stay in Kirinda Motor Home park


    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 9: Tissamaharama

    Stop At: Yala National Park, Yala National Park
    After breakfast, Enjoy a Wild life safari in a jeep safari in Yala National Park.

    Possible Noteworthy Species are: Painted & Black-necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Black-winged Stilt, Eurasian Stone Curlew, Great Thick-knee, Small Pratincole, Yellow-wattled & Red-wattled Lapwing, Pacific Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Little-ringed, Kentish, Mongolian & Greater Sand Plover, Marsh, Wood & Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Bengal Bushlark, Ashy-crowned Finch-lark, Brahminy Starling, Rosy Starling. Toque Monkey, Grey Langur, Golden Jackal, Mongooses, Sloth Bear, Leopard. Elephant, Wild Boar, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Water Buffalo, Sri Lanka Giant Squirrel.
    Later in the afternoon do a Short birding tour around Tissamaharama Tanks
    Overnight stay in Kirinda Motor Home park

    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 10: Tissamaharama

    Stop At: Bundala National Park, A 2 Road .bundala Junction Hambantota, Weligatta 82000 Sri Lanka
    Enjoy a Wilde life safari in Bundala National Park.
    Possible Noteworthy Species are: Greater Flamingo, Northern Pintail, Garganey, Watercock, Eurasian Stone Curlew, Great Thick-knee, Small Pratincole, Pacific Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Little-ringed, Kentish, 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 & Little Tern, Oriental Skylark, Brahminy Starling, Rosy Starling. Toque Monkey, Grey Langur, Golden Jackal, Mongoose, Elephant, Water Buffalo.
    Next enjoy a Birding tour around wetlands in Tissamaharama area.
    Possible Noteworthy Species are: Spot-billed Pelican, Black-crowned Night-heron, Yellow Bittern, Black Bittern, Lesser Whistling-duck, Cotton Teal, Oriental Darter, Purple Heron, Brahminy Kite, Watercock, Pied Crested Cuckoo, Indian Scops-owl, Brown Fish-owl, Stork-billed Kingfisher, White-naped Flameback, Indian Reed-warbler.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 11: Tissamaharama / Nuwara Eliya

    Stop At: Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Central Province
    After breakfast leave Tissamaharama & proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Next visit a Tea Estate & Tea Factory.
    Reach Nuwara Eliya enjoy a Short Birding tour in Victoria Park.

    Possible Noteworthy Species are: Forest Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Yellow-eared Bulbul, Indian Blue Robin, Pied Ground-thrush, Indian Pitta, Kashmir Flycatcher, And Ceylon White-eye.
    Overnight stay in Motor Home park Nuwara Eliya.

    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 12: Nuwara Eliya

    Stop At: Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
    Early morning proceed to Horton Plains National Park with a packed Breakfast
    Possible Noteworthy Species are: Ceylon Wood Pigeon, Yellow-eared Bulbul, Pied Bush Chat, Ceylon Scaly Thrush, Ceylon Whistling Thrush, Common Blackbird, Sri Lanka Bush-warbler, Grey-headed Canary, Kashmir & Dusky Blue Flycatcher, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Ceylon White-eye. Purple-faced Leaf Monkey, Sambar. Thereafter proceed to Colombo and go on City and Shopping tour in Colombo City. (Travel Time: 1 ½ to 2 hrs)
    Return from Horton Plains National Park & do a short Birding tour in Nuwara Eliya area.

    Possible Noteworthy Species are: Ceylon Wood Pigeon, Forest Wagtail, Pied Flycatcher-shrike, Yellow-eared Bulbul, Pied Bush Chat, Ceylon Scaly Thrush, Common Blackbird, Sri Lanka Bush-warbler, Rusty-rumped Warbler, Large-billed Leaf-warbler, Great Tit, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Dusky Blue Flycatcher, Kashmir Flycatcher, Ceylon White-eye, Pied Bushchat.
    Overnight stay in Motor Home park Nuwara Eliya.

    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 13: Nuwara Eliya / Kandy

    Stop At: Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya Road, Peradeniya 20400 Sri Lanka
    After the breakfast proceed to Kandy.
    Reach Kandy & visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya.
    Possible Noteworthy Species are: Common Hawk-cuckoo, Alexandrine Parakeet, Ceylon Small Barbet, Large Cuckooshrike, Indian Pitta.
    Realex at your Motor home till the afternoon.
    Later in the afternoon, enjoy a Sri Lankan Cultural Dance Show.
    Thereafter proceed & witness the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.
    Overnight stay in Motor Home park in Kandy.

    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 14: Kandy > Colombo

    Pass By: Colombo, Colombo, Western Province
    After the breakfast proceed to Colombo & in the evening enjoy a city tour of Colombo


    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 15: Colombo > Airport

    Pass By: Katunayake, Katunayake, Negombo, Western Province
    After the breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to airport after spending a memorable time in this island.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    12/17/2019 - 7/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A maximum of 4 people per booking
    • Safari is not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
    • If you require shopping free tour please advise at time of booking.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Lakpura LLC

Activity ID: V-16052P1170

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