Explore the Birds Paradise in Sri Lanka - 13 Days / 12 Nights

  • Arrival at the Bandaranaike International airport Katunayake
  • Meeting you on arrival – Our airport staff members will meet you and provide all assistance
  • Transfer to Colombo – You will be taken to the commercial capital, Colombo, which is approximately an hour’s drive from the airport.
  • Check in at the hotel in Colombo – with overnight stay where applicable
  • Packed breakfast for the journey
  • Leave for Kandy. En-route, you can visit the Kurulukele Bird Sanctuary in Kegalla.(81 km, approx. 2 hour drive), which is renowned for birding
  • Proceed to Kandy(35 km, approx. 1 hour drive). In the evening visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, specially for birding. The Garden is famed for its a rare collection of tropical exotic and indigenous flora, including the famous Orchid House. More…
  • Overnight stay at Kandy hotel
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit Udawattakele (Udawatta Forest) for birding.  Covering an area 257 acres in extent  More…
  • Leave for Knuckles forest reserve (45 km, approx. 1 ½ hour drive) More…
  • Overnight stay at Knuckles Hotel
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Follow the bird trails through dense forest, with 128 species recorded so far, including 23 endemic species of Sri Lankan birds. More…
  • Spend an evening out in the forest, among the bird trails
  • Overnight stay at Knuckles Hotel
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Leave for Nuwara Eliya. (125 km, approx. 4 hour drive)Nuwara Eliya, the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, rising 6000 feet above sea level.
  • Visit this picturesque area with ample opportunities to see a variety of species
  • Visit Galway’s Land Bird Sanctuary, close to Lake Gregory.
  • Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya Hotel
  • Leave early for Horton Plains with a packed Breakfast (40 km, approx. 1 ½ hour drive). The National Park is famous for 12 species of endemic birds.
  • Overnight stay at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Leave for Yala. (197 km, approx. 4 ½ hour drive) More…
  • Check in at hotel. Jeep safari through Yala National Park. Kumana, which is situated within Yala, is renowned for its variety of birds.
  • Overnight stay at a hotel in Yala
  • Make an early start towards the for RUK area ( Rakawa, Ussangoda & Kalamitiya) (67 km, approx. 1 ½  hour drive), close to Hambantota, with over 425 bird species
  • Visit the Rakwana Turtle Hatchery en-route.
  • In the evening, leave for Bundala National Park( 2 km, approx. 5 min. drive) and view the visitor centre.
  • Leave for Hambantota (4 km, approx. 10 min drive)
  • Overnight stay in a hotel in Hambantota.
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Leave for Udawalawe (60 km, approx. 1 ¼ hour drive). Visit the Elephant Transit Camp, where orphaned baby elephants are nurtured until ready for reintegration into the wilds.
  • Jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park and reservoir, renowned for its rare visitors and breeding resident species of birds.
  • In the evening leave for Ratnapura (60 km, approx. 1 ½ hour drive)
  • Overnight stay at a hotel in Ratnapura.
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Leave for Sinharaja Nature Reserve.(60 km, approx. 1 ½ drive), where a prominent feature is the presence of bird ‘Feeding Flocks’
  • Overnight stay at a hotel in Ratnapura.
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Leave for more birding at Sinharaja Forest
  • Overnight stay at a hotel in Ratnapura
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Leave for Colombo ( 101 km, approx. 3 hour drive)
  • Check in at hotel
  • Sightseeing tour of the city of Colombo.
  • Drive through the city’s main commercial area, known as ‘Fort’, drive past bustling bazaars, National Museum Town Hall, Independence Square, the B.M.I.C.H (International Convention Centre), Cinnamon Gardens residential area
  • Visit a Buddhist Temple and a Hindu Kovil
  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Colombo.
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Leave for the airport for your departure. Our staff will accompany you to the Bandaranaike International Airport and help you complete all formalities.