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Taking photographs on vacation has become increasingly common and required with the introduction of digital cameras. Some of the most well-known categories of travel photography are those focusing on landmarks and other points of interest along the way. Bird and wildlife photography is more advanced and important than other types of photography for two reasons: Equipment: Taking good pictures of birds and other animals often need more complex and specialised camera gear. Capturing wildlife without disturbing them requires a strong telephoto lens. It might be difficult for photographers to travel with such pricey and bulky equipment. The same may not be true for other sorts of trip photography, such as photographing landmarks or streets. Wild birds and other animals don’t sit still for photographs the way humans and lifeless objects do. Photographers require an in-depth knowledge of animal behaviour if they want to capture subjects in their natural environments. Doing so requires foresight about when and where to discover certain species, confidence in one’s ability to approach them without frightening them off, and patience to catch the ideal moments. Some forms of travel photography do not need such an in-depth familiarity with subject behaviour.

Opportunities for photography in Sri Lanka

Because of the country’s great ethnic, cultural, religious, biological, and climatic diversity, Sri Lanka offers an abundance of chances for photography. When you start from the sun beaming over blue ocean and sandy beaches, you will be able to reach the hills covered with mist and rich green flora in about four hours’ time. And as you travel from the coastal plains to the hills, you will find Sinhala and Tamil Catholic communities in the coastal plains, Sinhala Buddhist communities in the central part of the island, and Tamil Hindu communities in the hills, which will provide you with a vibrant contrast of the island’s ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity.

Bird and wildlife photography

The small country of Sri Lanka is home to a diverse array of endemic plants, animals, and microbes that can only be found there. Because of its many different ecosystems and its high level of plant and animal diversity, the island is a globally hotspot. We have every kind of mammal there is, from leopards to blue whales to sloth bears to Asian elephants, as well as a wide variety of other species. And of those almost 520 bird species, around half call the island their home. Thirty-four of those bird species are endemic, meaning they are only found in Sri Lanka. With our decades of combined tour experience, our assistance may prove to be even more valuable in the field of bird photography. When accompanied by knowledgeable direction, the potential opportunities that may be encountered are almost endless.

Price Includes

  • Entrance fees to site visits and excursions mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All game drive jeep service charges are listed in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation for 23 days in the hotels included in the package on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • According to the tour plan, transportation by air-conditioned car.
  • For the round tour, an English-speaking chauffeur guide will accompany you.
  • Reusable water bottles for each individual.
  • Photo Album in Printable PDF format of the Trip.

Price Includes

  • Flight tickets/ Visa Charges
  • Excursions and Site visits not mentioned in Itinerary.
  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Any expenses of personal nature like laundry charges, tips, etc.
  • Early check-in & late check-out.

Accommodation and excursions are subject on availability.

Please be advised that costs for site visits, excursions, and hotel stays may change depending on the current situation.)


You can design your own tour.

Tour Map

Tour Route

Airport > Negambo > Chilaw > Wilpattu > Sigiriya > GalOya > Knuckles > Kandy > Nuwera-Eliya > Kithulgala > Singharaja ( Weddagala) > Sinharaja (Deniyaya) > Udawalawa > Yala > Galle > Airport.

Tour Route


Muturajawela Wetland / Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary (RAMSA wetland) / Birdwatching Walk Ibis Hotel / Wilpattu National Park Jeep Safari / Anuradhapura Ancient City (UNSECO world heritage site) / Dambulla Cave Temple (UNSECO world heritage site) / Sigiriya Royal City Complex ( UNSECO world heritage site) / Minneriya , Kaudulla or Eco-Park Jeep Safari / Polonnaruwa Medieval City (UNESCO World Heritage Site) / Gal-Oya Kiriporuwa Lake walk / Gal-Oya National Park Iginiyagala Lake Boat Safari / Gal-Oya National Park Jeep Safari / Manigala Hill Climb / Pitawala Pathana Grassland / Sera Ella Water Fall / Kandy Food & City Walk / Temple of the Tooth Relic (UNSECO world heritage site) / Udawattha Kelle Forest / Royal Botanical Gardens / Train Jounery / NuwaraEliya City Walk / Horton Plains (UNSECO world heritage site) / Kithulgala Rain Forest / Sinharaja Rain Forest (UNSECO world heritage site) / Udawalawa National Park Jeep Safari / Yala National Park Jeep Safari / Bundala National Park Jeep Safari (RAMSA wetland) / Galle Dutch Fort (UNSECO world heritage site)

This trip is highly unique since it either goes by the name “Birdwatching Wildlife and Nature Tour” it visits all eight of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Horton Plains and the Sinharaja Rain Forest are the only two natural heritage sites on Sri Lanka’s list of eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The other heritage sites are cultural or religious in characteristics and have historical connections. Although birding, wildlife, and nature are the primary focuses of our trip, you will also be seeing other historical sites as bonus visits along the way. And for this particular trip, we chose hotels that are eco-friendly and supportive to the natural environment so that you could take pleasure in the sights and sounds of the local flora and fauna throughout your stay.


Villa Hundira – Negambo (A portion of the larger body of water known as the Negombo lagoon, which is surrounded on all sides by mangroves. ) / Anantaya Resort -Chilaw (The warm, turquoise waves of the ocean meet the cold, green waters of a mangrove-fringed lagoon to welcome you to a world of limitless pleasures.) / Ibis – Wilpatth (Overlooking a picturesque lake, tucked away in the middle of thick vegetation, and situated in a rural location that is teeming with bird life.) / Elephas Resort- Sigiriya (While dining at the hotel, you may enjoy views of the rice paddies outside from your seat. This eco-hotel is surrounded by lush vegetation. Birdwatchers will enjoy the area.) / Wild Glamping – Bibila (Wild Glamping Gal Oya is located in “Rathugala, ” a magnificent mountain-locked settlement populated by the Veddas, Sri Lanka’s indigenous people. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind glamping experience in Sri Lanka.) / Sir Johan Bungalow – Knuckles (Known for its stunning peaks, clear streams, enchanting cloud forests, and rich flora and animals. Built by the British as a home for the Superintendent of the 1,300-acre Laggala tea plantation, ) / Fox – Kandy (The private get-a-ways provided by Fox Kandy Resort are surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views and lush vegetation) / Jetwing St. Andrews- NuwaraEliya (Colonial structure Located in the hills, surrounded by beautiful green flora and abundant bird life.) / Palmstone Retreat – Kithulgala (The luxurious getaway is located amid magnificent natural woodlands.. ) / Rainforest Edge – Waddagala (Sinharaja) ( The lodge’s quiet, peace, birds buzzing, river running, and pleasant wind make us feel relaxed. Natural cold wind from Sinharaja frost and stream soothe Mind, Body, and Soul.) / Rainforest Eco Lodge – Deniyaya (Sinharaja) (Located at a perfect 1025m elevation, the Rainforest Ecolodge is within easy reach of both lowland and highland bird species found in Sinharaja. Some bird species are native to the hills, while others are considered to live only there. ) / Kalus Hideaway – Udawalawa ( Located next to the breathtaking Udawalawa Reservoir and encircled by a beautifully groomed garden that spans five acres and is flanked on all sides by plants and woodland.) / Elephant Reach – Yala ( The hotel’s location on the edge of the Ruhuna Yala National Park makes it possible for guests to appreciate the abundant natural beauty of the area while also being treated to traditional Sri Lankan hospitality) / Owl and the Pussycat – Galle. (As the sun sets and the light fades, the roaring Indian Ocean becomes the music to the most private of clubs, where you may dine on mince and slices of quince” against a stunning moonlight background.)

Day - 01

One of our representatives will be there to meet you at the Bandaranaike International
Airport and will then transport you to your hotel when you arrive.

Drive: 15km, approximately 30 minute’s drive.
Leisure day at Villa Hundira

Accommodation : Villa Hundira

Villa Hundira is a well-kept secret that can be found tucked away in the peaceful embrace of the lagoon’s calm waves and sheltered by the canopy of thick, green trees. It is a haven for people in search of solitude and peace, a haven from the clamor and chaos of daily life. This secret jewel provides its elite visitors with a private sanctuary where the lines between outside and inside dissolve.

Day - 02

Today, early in the morning, you leave the hotel with your naturalist and photographer chauffeur guide to go to the Muturajawela swamp. After your trip, you return to the hotel for breakfast. You will drive to your next stop, Chilaw, after breakfast.

Muthurajawela Wetlands

In the heart of Sri Lanka, nestled along the western coast, lies a place of mystical beauty and unparalleled biodiversity – the Muthurajawela marsh. The name, “Muthurajawela,” translates to “Swamp of Royal Treasure,” a moniker that hints at the invaluable ecological wealth it holds. This unique marsh, believed to have originated some 7,000 years ago, has captured the imagination of biologists, ecologists, and nature enthusiasts from around the world.

In 1996, a significant portion of this natural wonder, comprising 1,777 hectares (4,390 acres), was officially designated as a wetland sanctuary by the Sri Lankan government, protected under the Flora and Fauna Protection Act. This conservation status reflected the marsh’s importance as one of the 12 priority wetlands in Sri Lanka.

Muthurajawela is not just a swamp; it’s a living treasure chest of life. Its diverse ecosystem is a haven for countless species. The region boasts 192 distinct species of flora, each a unique thread in the vibrant tapestry of this ecosystem. Among them, Phoenix zelanica stands out as an endemic treasure, found nowhere else in the world. These species thrive across seven major vegetation types, including marsh, lactic flora, shrub land, reed, swamp, grasslands, stream banks, and mangrove forests. Shrub lands, adorned with 115 different species, form one of the marsh’s dominant landscapes. Meanwhile, the mangrove forests and stream banks, both exquisite and vital, each host 23 unique species.

The marsh’s ecosystem thrives with various types of vegetation, making it a wonderland of botanical diversity. But the magic of Muthurajawela doesn’t end with its flora. It’s a symphony of life, where 209 distinct species of fauna call it home. The region is a haven for a staggering 102 species of birds, making it a birder’s paradise. The melodies of these avian inhabitants fill the air, forming an auditory backdrop that mirrors the lush diversity of the ecosystem.

Among the fauna, the Slender Loris, a remarkable and elusive primate, swings through the trees in the marsh’s secret corners. This is a testament to the marsh’s unique role as a habitat for creatures that are both charismatic and reclusive. Additionally, 40 species of fish, 14 species of reptiles, and 22 species of mammals are part of the marsh’s vibrant web of life. Notably, among the vertebrate species that have been documented, 17 are endemic to Sri Lanka, showcasing the marsh’s role as a unique refuge for the island nation’s treasures.

Furthermore, 26 species fall under the category of nationally endangered, underscoring the importance of Muthurajawela as a sanctuary for the country’s fragile wildlife. And the fascination doesn’t stop there. Within the marsh, you’ll find a world of invertebrates, where 48 species of butterflies and 22 species of dragonflies create an enchanting dance of colors and patterns, further enriching this mystical wetland. As visitors step into Muthurajawela, they become part of a story that began thousands of years ago.

It’s a story of resilience, adaptation, and biodiversity. Muthurajawela marsh, the “Swamp of Royal Treasure,” is a living testament to the wonders of nature, a place where the secrets of Sri Lanka’s ecological heritage are preserved, celebrated, and shared with the world.

Accommodation : Anantaya Resort

Chilaw, a picturesque seaside village, is home to a hidden treasure, a haven where idealistic vacations become reality. It’s the kind of location where time stands still and the tides move at their own pace. The distinctive and peaceful atmosphere of this enchanted sanctuary is the result of its bizarre positioning, with a gentle sandy beach on one side and a gorgeous lagoon on the other.

Day - 03

Today, before breakfast, you will go for Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary with your naturalist and photographer chauffeur guide, and after breakfast, you will drive to Ibis Wilpattu, where you will be able to do a birding stroll in the afternoon.

Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary

In the heart of Sri Lanka’s Puttalam district, nestled between the coastal towns of Chilaw and Puttlam, lies the Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary. This hidden paradise is a gem for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers, offering a unique experience that is unlike any other.

What makes Anawilundawa truly exceptional is its immediate proximity to three vastly different ecosystems. It’s a place where the coast meets the mangroves and fresh water tanks, all converging to create a mosaic of diverse habitats. It’s no wonder that Anawilundawa is recognized as one of the six RAMSAR Wetlands in Sri Lanka, a testament to its ecological significance. Spread across 1,397 hectares of forest land, this sanctuary is a haven for birdlife, boasting nine interconnected tanks. Among them are six giant manmade cascading tanks with names that evoke a sense of wonder – Pinkattiya, Maradansola, Anawilundawa, Mayyawa, Surawila, and Vellawali. These tanks, designed not only for water storage but also as natural habitats, serve as a refuge for over 150 species of water birds. They aren’t the only inhabitants, though. Anawilundawa is also home to a few species of threatened fish, amphibians, mammals, and reptiles, making it a treasure trove of biodiversity.

The birdlife in this sanctuary is simply astounding. You can witness the impressive spectacle of a large breeding colony of herons, along with other charismatic species like the open-bill, great cormorant, white ibis, egret, stalk, pheasant-tailed jacana, and the majestic purple swamp hen. The symphony of birdcalls that fills the air is a testament to the thriving avian population in this unique oasis.

But Anawilundawa is not just about birds. It’s a sanctuary that offers a home to 20 species of mammals, from the elusive rusty-spotted cat to the graceful fishing cat and the playful Indian otter. The slender loris and the toque monkey add a touch of charm to the sanctuary’s terrestrial inhabitants. The landscape is further adorned by the vibrant colors of 74 butterfly species, adding a touch of magic to the surroundings.

Most enticingly, Anawilundawa offers year-round birdwatching opportunities, with endemic and resident birds making regular appearances. For those keen on witnessing the incredible spectacle of migratory birds, the best time to visit is between October and April when the sanctuary hosts these temporary guests, adding an extra layer of wonder to the experience.

As word of the Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary has spread, it has become a beloved destination for birdwatchers, nature lovers, and photographers. Here, they find solace in the peaceful coexistence of diverse ecosystems and the chance to observe rare and remarkable creatures in their natural habitat. Anawilundawa is not just a sanctuary; it’s a living, breathing testament to the splendors of the natural world, inviting all who venture there to immerse themselves in its beauty.

Accommodation : Ibis Wilpattut






Nestled deep in the heart of a lush jungle, there was a simple property overlooking the serene and beautiful Lake. It was a haven for those who sought refuge from the chaos of the modern world and a paradise for those who had a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature For those who appreciated the avian wonders of the world, this property was a paradise for birdwatching. The jungle surrounding it was teeming with life, and the melodious calls of countless bird species filled the air.

Day - 04

Day for safari; You will begin your day about 05.30 a.m. to embark on a full-day safari in the Wilpattu National Park. And you’ll be back at the hotel at 06.30 p.m.

Wilpattu National – Jeep Safari

Wilpattu National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s most treasured assets, tucked among the island’s various landscapes. It is the country’s biggest and one of the oldest protected areas, a tribute to a long history of conservation. Between 1938 and 1973, five unique blocks within this sanctuary were designated as protected areas under the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance, and they are presently under the careful eye of the Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Wilpattu National Park, abbreviated WNP, is a spectacular weaving of nature’s beauties. The landscape of this region emerges as a patchwork of dry zone forests and thorny scrublands intertwined with huge open plains, undulating sand dunes, and the lovely Villu wetlands—a one-ofa-kind shelter for a diverse range of animals.

This natural wonder goes beyond its terrestrial boundaries, since Wilpattu National Park is just one component of a bigger ecological miracle. Marine marshes stretch for up to 10 km along the western shore. Since 2013, the RAMSAR Convention has designated fresh water reservoir as wetlands of international significance. This distinguished classification encompasses an area of 165,800 hectares.

Wilpattu National Park’s beauty is found not just in its natural majesty, but also in the echoes of the past that resound through its sacred grounds. Ancient archaeological monuments scattered throughout the park tell the story of an elaborate society centred on irrigated agriculture that once flourished in this area. Tanks, Buddhist temples, imposing stupas, and ancient rock inscriptions attest to the rich past that unfolded in the middle of the the arid landscape. It is here, in the wilds of Wilpattu, where legends meets reality. Thambapanni, a legend of the place where King Vijaya is reported to have landed in 500 BC, establishing the Sinhalese people, is said to be snuggled within the national park’s embrace, located between Kudiramale point and the mouth of the Moderagam Aru river. Wilpattu National Park is more than simply a haven for flora and animals; it’s also a haven for history, with the tales of past civilizations inscribed into the very foundations of the country.

Accommodation : Ibis Wilpattu

Day - 05

After a leisurely breakfast, your chauffeur guide will take you to the UNSECO world heritage city of Anuradhapura. After a short break at the Hotel at Sigiriya, you’ll travel to Dambulla Cave Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the late afternoon.

Anuradhapura Ancient City UNSECO World Heritage Site

The holy city of Anuradhapura found in the centre of Sri Lanka, among the island’s verdant surroundings and rich history. With a history stretching back more than 2,000 years, this city is a living testimony to the island nation’s storied past.

The rise and fall of many Sri Lankan kingdoms are intertwined with the history of Anuradhapura, making it one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited towns. The city was the seat of power for many dynasties of Sinhalese rulers, making it an important political, religious, and cultural centre.

The importance of Anuradhapura as a Buddhist holy city is one of the city’s distinguishing characteristics. The Sri Maha Bodhi tree and other important Buddhist relics may be found in this city. It is said that Siddhartha Gautama, later known as Buddha, acquired enlightenment beneath a fig tree similar to this one. The Sri Maha Bodhi tree is revered by Buddhists as a metaphor for selfrealization and enlightenment.

Awe-inspiring stupas, finely carved stone structures, old monasteries, and ruins dot the cityscape, providing a look into Sri Lanka’s illustrious history. Some of the most well-known examples of ancient architecture are the Jetavanaramaya and Abhayagiri stupa complexes and the Ruwanwelisaya stupa.

In order to sustain the city’s thriving agricultural and commercial activity, the Anuradhapura Kingdom built enormous irrigation systems, including the beautiful Tissa Wewa and Abhayavapi reservoirs, which were engineering wonders of their day.

The historical importance of Anuradhapura goes beyond the city’s religious and architectural marvels. Ancient inscriptions and archaeological sites in the city have proven crucial to deciphering Sri Lanka’s past. Palaces, monasteries, and public baths that have since collapsed provide visitors an insight into the city’s prosperous past.

The ancient city of Anuradhapura carries with it a profound spirituality and a weight of history that is palpable to anybody who visits. There, history and modernity combine, old customs are kept, and visitors may feel a personal connection to the ongoing legacy of Sri Lanka’s cultural and religious heritage.

Dambulla Cave Temple UNSECO World Heritage Site

Perched atop a colossal rock formation in the heart of Sri Lanka, the Dambulla Cave Temple is a marvel of history, art, and spirituality. This iconic site has rightfully earned its place on the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a testament to its cultural and historical significance.

The Dambulla Cave Temple, also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla, is an ancient complex of five caverns, each meticulously adorned with intricate and vibrant religious art. These caves date back to the 1st century BC and have served as a place of worship for over two millennia.

The temple complex’s setting is as awe-inspiring as its interior. Nestled within the vast Dambulla rock, the caves offer breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, making the journey to this site a journey through both natural and cultural beauty.

As you approach the caves, their grandeur becomes apparent. Massive statues of Lord Buddha, in various poses, stand tall at the entrance, welcoming visitors into this sacred realm. The interior of each cave is a visual feast, with vibrant frescoes and intricate sculptures that narrate stories from Buddhist scripture.

The historical and artistic significance of the Dambulla Cave Temple is truly unparalleled. The site is a treasure trove of Sri Lankan art and craftsmanship, displaying a seamless fusion of local and Indian artistic influences. The frescoes that adorn the cave walls are not only remarkable for their age but also for their intricate detailing and preservation.

Moreover, these caves have played a pivotal role in the history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. They have been used as a place of refuge for monks during times of conflict and as a sanctuary for religious practice, meditation, and scholarly pursuits.

Visiting the Dambulla Cave Temple is not merely a journey through time but also a spiritual experience. Pilgrims and tourists alike come here to admire the intricate art, pay their respects to the Buddha, and soak in the serene ambiance of this hallowed site.

In 1991, UNESCO recognized the Dambulla Cave Temple as a World Heritage Site, acknowledging its historical, cultural, and artistic significance. This well-deserved accolade ensures the preservation and protection of this ancient marvel for future generations to explore and appreciate, making it an integral part of Sri Lanka’s rich heritage and a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a deep connection with the island’s history and spirituality.

Accommodation : Elephas Resort – Sigiriya

The Elephas is a green hotel hidden in the peaceful countryside. Views from the balcony took in acres of verdant paddy fields as farmers laboured in the hot heat.

The hotel’s eco-friendly design made it a perfect retreat for anyone who appreciated the outdoors. All around the property were lush plants and trees, with tropical ones providing shade for the walkways and colourful blossoms for the yard. The abundance of different species of birds, however, made this place a true heaven for bird lovers.

Day - 06

Today’s first trip is to Sigiriya; it’s best to go early in the morning to avoid the heat and crowds. You are able to discuss with your chauffeur guide about the best time to depart from the hotel to see Sigiriya.

Your Jeep safari to Minneriya, Kaudulla, or the Eco-Park will begin about 02.30 p.m. and end around 06.30 p.m.

Sigiriya Royal City Complex UNSECO World Heritage Site

High in the North Central of Sri Lanka, atop a colossal rock , the Sigiriya Royal City Complex stands as a timeless marvel of history and architecture. This awe-inspiring site has earned its place on the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a testament to its immense cultural and historical significance.

Sigiriya, often referred to as the “Lion Rock, ” is a site where nature and human ingenuity have converged to create a unique and captivating legacy. The site’s most iconic feature is the rock itself, a massive column of red stone that rises dramatically from the surrounding plain, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Beyond the historical significance, Sigiriya offers panoramic views of the lush landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see. It’s a place where the architectural brilliance of the past melds with the natural beauty of the present.

One of these remarkable components is the Sigiriya Water Garden. As visitors approach the Lion Rock, they encounter a series of terraced pools, channels, and fountains intricately designed to create a stunning water garden. These gardens, dating back to the 5th century, are a testament to the sophisticated hydraulic engineering skills of the time. Water, skillfully channeled from natural springs, flowed through the garden, reflecting the sky and creating an oasis of serenity amidst the rock fortress’s formidable grandeur.

As one explores the Sigiriya complex, they come upon the Boulder Garden. This unique feature is a landscape dominated by colossal boulders, carefully incorporated into the site’s design. Massive stones create intriguing nooks and crannies that serve both practical and aesthetic purposes. The Boulder Garden, with its mysterious rock formations, stands as a living testimony to the ingenuity and creativity of the architects and builders of Sigiriya.

In the journey to the summit, the famous Sigiriya frescoes capture the attention of all who pass by. These stunning ancient paintings adorn the rock’s overhangs and depict elegantly attired women, often referred to as the “Sigiriya Damsels.” These intricate frescoes, with their vibrant colors and meticulous detail, offer a glimpse into the artistic and aesthetic sensibilities of the time. Their origin and meaning remain a subject of fascination and debate among historians and art enthusiasts.

Sigiriya Mirror Wall, bear testament to the grandeur of King Kashyapa’s reign. The Mirror Wall, once polished to a reflective sheen, still holds ancient graffiti that preserves the thoughts and impressions of those who visited centuries ago.

The story of Sigiriya is intertwined with the legacy of King Kashyapa, who, in the 5th century, chose this natural fortress as the site of his royal palace. He built a complex that seamlessly integrated architectural splendor with natural beauty. At the rock’s entrance, a grand staircase led to a massive pair of lion’s paws, which have given the fortress its “Lion Rock” moniker.

Mineriya Kudulla National Parks or Hurulu Eco_ Park Jeep Safari

Both Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, as well as Hurulu Eco-Park, are popular destinations to go on safari in Sri Lanka; yet, each park provides its visitors with a distinctive experience with the local wildlife. The answer to this question is dependent on the time of year you are currently in.

The North Central Province of Sri Lanka is home to both the Minneriya National Park and the Kaudulla National Park. Both parks are well-known for the “Gathering of Asian elephants” that gather there, particularly during the dry season (July to September), when the elephants go to the Minneriya and Kaudulla Tanks in search of water to quench their thirst. The “Gathering of Elephants” is a magnificent natural phenomenon that attracts photographers and wildlife lovers from all over the globe.

At both Mineriya and Kaudulla national parks, you will get the opportunity to see a wide variety of bird species, deer, and other types of animals, in addition to elephants.

In addition, the Hurulu Eco-Park may be found in the same general region, in close proximity to both Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks.

The Hurulu Eco-Park is well-known for the extensive diversity of animal life that can be seen there, including elephants, deer, and many other kinds of birds. The natural habitats of a diverse range of animals may be seen here, making it an excellent spot for birding and other forms of wildlife observation.

The park has a variety of ecosystems, including grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands, which together provide a wide range of habitats to a wide variety of animals.

You are not going to make the wrong choice by visiting any of these parks if you want to go on a safari since both of them provide fantastic prospects. Think about when you want to go since the behaviour of wild animals might change depending on the time of year.

Accommodation : Elephas Resort – Sigiriya

Day - 07

You will begin your journey to Gal-Oya after breakfast, and while you are travelling, you will stop to see the Polonnaruwa Mediaeval City, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And in the afternoon, you will go bird watching at the lake in the village with the naturalist while you soak in the sights as well as the sounds of the nature.

Polonnaruwa Mediaeval City UNESCO World Heritage Site

Polonnaruwa, sometimes called Polonnaruwa Mediaeval City, is a city in Sri Lanka that has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It succeeded Anuradhapura as the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Sri Lanka and served in that capacity for a long time. Following their invasion in 993 CE, Cholas, also known as Hindus, moved the capital from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa. They were in power for well over half a century, during which time they dominated the nation.

During the rule of many different Sinhalese kings, the city of Polonnaruwa functioned as the capital of Sri Lanka. This era spans the 11th to the 13th century. It is an important historical and archaeological site that highlights the rich history and culture of Sri Lanka.

The city is famous for its ancient structures, many of which have been meticulously maintained. These structures include buildings such as temples and palaces monasteries, sculptures, and irrigation systems. The Royal Palace, the Quadrangle with its ancient temples, the Gal Vihara (renowned for its rock-cut Buddha sculptures), and the huge reservoir known as the Parakrama Samudra are also notable monuments.

One of the most notable features of Polonnaruwa is the Gal Vihara, which is known for the four magnificent Buddha images that have been carved into a single face of granite. These ancient sculptures are regarded as some of the finest examples of Sri Lankan sculpture ever created. The impressive hydraulic engineering of the period is on display in the gigantic reservoir known as the Parakrama Samudra. This reservoir was constructed by King Parakramabahu I. It was built to provide water for agricultural irrigation and is flanked on all sides by breathtaking scenery.

Polonnaruwa provides visitors with a one-of-a-kind chance to travel through time and see the splendour of a mediaeval capital city in Sri Lanka. For those with a passion for history and archaeology, as well as for anybody who is interested in the cultural legacy of Sri Lanka, this location is an absolute must-see.

Afternoon Lake Visit – Birdwatching

You will be accompanied by your naturalist as you go to Village Lake at around 4:30 in the afternoon. As you make your way around the rural community, you will have the opportunity to get some insight into how people in the surrounding region live their lives. The forest and monkey mountain in the backdrop of the lake, which are located beyond the lake (Kiriporuwa), lend an outstanding level of beauty to the lake and the surrounding environment. You will also be able to appreciate the natural beauty of the surrounding area thanks to the lake’s abundant birdlife.

Accommodation : Wild Glamping – Bibila

Conveniently located in a picturesque rural community,Spend your time away from the city in a historic hamlet in a remote, undeveloped part of Sri Lanka, surrounded by lush greenery and misty hills.

Wild Glamping Gal Oya is devoted to improving the quality of life for Veddas (local indigenous population) while reducing environmental damage. In an effort to better the lives of the local indigenous population, 95% of Wild Glamping Gal Oya’s crew are Adivasi people.

Day - 08

Today, go early in the morning for a boat safari on Iginiyagala Lake in Gal-Oya National Park. You will leave the hotel at 05.30 a.m. with a picnic breakfast and return about 11.00 a.m. Birdwatching walk in the afternoon.

Gal-Oya National Park (Lginiyagala Lake) Boat Safari

Iginiyagala Lake in Sri Lanka’s Gal Oya National Park is an attraction for tourists to go on boat safaris.

Situated in the southeast of Sri Lanka, Gal Oya National Park is home to the beautiful Iginiyagala Lake.

Gal Oya National Park is known for its many activities, one of which is a boat safari on Iginiyagala Lake. You may see animals and birds from a new angle when you go on a wildlife boat. The rich flora and lush trees that surround the lake provide a beautiful backdrop for your safari.Elephants, crocodiles, water buffalo, deer, and a plethora of bird species are just some of the animals that you could see on the boat safari. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these animals in their own environment.

A boat safari might run from a few hours up to a day or more. Full-day safaris are available on certain programmes, and sometimes include a picnic lunch. Sunscreen, a hat, binoculars, and a camera are all must-haves on any safari, so be sure to pack them. Bring some food and drink with you for the excursion.

Keep in mind that seeing wildlife in its native habitat is impossible to guarantee, but a boat safari in Gal Oya National Park is a fantastic way to learn about the park’s unique ecology without disturbing the animals or their habitat.

Afternoon – Birdwatching Walk

Accommodation : Wild Glamping – Bibila

Day - 09

You will check out of the hotel this morning at an early hour in order to go to Gal-Oya National Park, which is one of the National Parks in Sri Lanka that receives the fewest visitors. After your excursion through the national park, you will make your way back to the hotel before continuing on to Knuckles. SeraElla Waterfall will be visited on the way to Knuckles.

Gal-Oya National Park Jeep Safari

We don’t just talk the talk when we claim we can provide you a real safari experience; we really give you one. This is due to the fact that Gal Oya National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s natural gems that has not yet been identified. It has done so in relative obscurity and mostly unaffected by the activities of humans. It serves as a constant reminder of the globe in its former state. In our opinion, there is no better location in which to investigate the natural world. The park is home to herds of elephants, wild boar, four different types of deer, jackals, sloth bears, marsh mugger crocodiles, and an assortment of rare exotic birds. All of these animals live together peacefully. It’s a rich environment that’s just waiting to be discovered.

Near the town of Ampara on the island nation of Sri Lanka’s southeast is where you’ll find Gal Oya National Park.

The amount of time spent on an jeep safari might change. Safaris may range from half a day to full days, depending on the company providing the service. Your tastes and how much time you have available will determine which option is best.

Make sure that the safari vehicle you choose has appropriate safety features and is being driven by a someone with plenty of driving expertise. During the safari, it is important to remember to adhere to the safety requirements and to be seated inside the vehicle at all times.

A wonderful way to explore the natural splendour of Gal Oya National area and get up close and personal with the area’s diverse animal population is to go on a jeep safari in the park. When travelling to Sri Lanka, those who have a passion for the outdoors and animals shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to participate in this excursion.

Sera Ella Water Fall

The Sera Ella Waterfall may be found in the Knuckles Ilukkubura countryside, which is close to the town of Laggala in the Matale province. It reaches a height of ten metres in its entirety. The species of fish known as “Sera” that lives in the water provided the inspiration for its name. Some people believe that the name of this waterfall comes from its stunning appearance, which is said to be reminiscent of the lemongrass hanging from the branches of a Sera tree. The monsoon season, which runs from November to March, is when the fall grain reaches its peak.

The waters of the Kitul Canal, which flow down Kaudagammana hill, combine with the waters of the Hunumadala River to create the Sera Ell Waterfall. As it travels down the rock face, it splits into two distinct sections. Behind the Sera Ella Waterfall is a cave that you may explore. This cave can be visited without danger even when the waterfall is in full flow because to the steps that have been carved leading

Accommodation : Sir Johan Bungalow

Located in the Knuckles Mountain Range in Sri Lanka lies the ancient Sir Johan Bungalow. The bungalow is a converted colonial-era structure that has been updated to provide guests with a pleasant and low-impact stay. It’s a one-of-a-kind chance to relive the romance and nostalgia of yesteryear. There are a few of rooms available at the Sir Johan Bungalow, but they are all cosy and rustic. To fully appreciate the tranquilly and natural beauty of the Knuckles Range, it is commonly used as a guesthouse or eco-lodge.

The Knuckles Mountain Range is well-known for the diverse flora and wildlife that call its verdant woods, gentle slopes, and crystal-clear streams home. Guests of the Sir Johan Bungalow may take advantage of the location’s peaceful atmosphere and breathtaking scenery. Trekking, hiking, birdwatching, and learning about the local culture and customs are just some of the outdoor pursuits that may be enjoyed in the Knuckles Range. The villa could help visitors arrange for such outings.

To really experience the serenity and natural beauty of the Knuckles Mountain Range in Sri Lanka, book a stay at the Sir Johan Bungalow. Nature enthusiasts, hikers, and those seeking a tranquil mountain getaway will find it an ideal destination.

Day - 10

You will begin the climb of Manigala, which is one of the peaks in the Knuckles mountain range, this morning with the assistance of your chauffer guide and a local guide who is knowledgeable about the surrounding region. And then in the afternoon, you will go on an excursion to the Pitawala Pathana Grassland.

Manigala Climb Nature, Birdwatching & Local Life style Experience

Visit Sri Lanka and climbing up Manigala is a great way to experience the country, see wildlife near by, and learn about the culture of the locals. Manigala is a mountain in the Knuckles Range, which is well-known for its rich wildlife and breathtaking views.

The views from Manigala are among of the most spectacular in the world. There will be thick vegetation all around you, and the scenery will be quite stunning. The walk itself is a great opportunity to connect with nature.

The trek to Manigala is not that difficult, but it’s a fantastic opportunity to enjoy nature. The terrain may be rough and steep in spots, making for a challenging climb. It’s advised that you bring water, proper boots, and a local guide. Birdwatchers will find the Knuckles Mountain Range to be a haven. Several types of birds, including several rare and exotic endemics, may be seen in the region. To get the most out of your time spent birding, bring along some binoculars and a field guide.

An excellent chance to meet natives, get insight into local culture, and sample regional delicacies. Always ask permission before visiting someone’s home out of respect for the local customs.

Nature lovers, hikers, and anyone curious about other cultures will enjoy the summit of Manigala in the Knuckles Mountain Range. It’s a wonderful way to take in the sights and sounds of this gorgeous part of Sri Lanka.

Pitawala Pathana Grassland Excursion

Pitawala Pathana is a beautiful grassland region in Sri Lanka’s Knuckles Mountain Range. Many hikers and other fans of the great outdoors visit this area. Hiking in this region increases your chances of seeing a wide variety of plant and animal life. Keep your eyes out for rare plants, birds, and maybe even animals.

In the middle of the Knuckles Mountain Range, Pitawala Pathana offers a tranquil and undiscovered walk. It’s a great option for individuals who like to spend time in the great outdoors, discover new places, and marvel at the natural splendour of Sri Lanka’s central highlands.

A gradually sloping granite slab in Pitawala Pathana is covered with just a thin layer of soil, yet this does not prevent a grass cover from covering an area of around one thousand acres. This gently sloping patch of grassland has the impression of velvet thanks to the turf grass, which is around 10 centimetres in height. It is possible to make out individual trees and plants here and there. There are a significant number of endemic plant and animal species.

A deep cliff known as Mini World’s End may be found near Pitawala Pathana and can be reached via a nature walk that is around 0.75 km in length. It is somewhat reminiscent of a miniature version of the well-known World’s End on Horton Plains. The overlook provides a breathtaking vista that takes in the whole of the Knuckles Range as well as many of its valleys below. The tourists may easily access the escarpment by following the nature route that has been established for them. From there, one may walk along to the rock outcrop that provides access to the brink of the cliff and brings them within touching distance.

Accommodation Sir Johan Bungalow

Day - 11

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at the Knuckles, you will check out and make your way to Kandy, where you will take the Kandy Food and City tour with your chauffeur guide before checking into your hotel. The afternoon will be spent seeing the Temple of Tooth with your own chauffeur guide.

Kandy Food and City Walk

Exploring Kandy through a food and city walk is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the local culture, savor the delicious cuisine, and discover the city’s historic and modern attractions. Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, known for its rich heritage and stunning natural surroundings.

An thrilling tour around Kandy town during which you sample a variety of local delicacies. Begin the journey by purchasing some unusual fruits at the Kandy market, then take a stroll around the market to discover the many different veggies of the area and the purposes for which they are used. Visit if you’re looking for some authentic food. Then make your way onto the main street of Kandy’s business district. Before going on to the main meal, why not sample some appetisers and a king coconut to help you relax? Finally, when the tour comes to a close, you will be rewarded with some curd and treacle to help calm you off.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic UNESCO World Heritage Site

A sanctuary of significant spiritual importance known as the Sri Dalada Maligawa, or more colloquially, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, is nestled among the green hills of Kandy, Sri Lanka. This temple, a gem in Sri Lanka’s cultural tapestry, is housed inside the sacred grounds of the old royal palace of the Kingdom of Kandy.

At the heart of this sanctified location sits a priceless relic: a tooth claimed to have once belonged to Buddha himself. This relic is more than an artefact; it is a symbol of power that has played an important role in moulding the political landscape of this part of the nation for ages. The ownership of this relic is said to confer total authority over the administration of the country, making it a wanted and cherished treasure.

The Sacred Tooth Relic has been preserved by Sinhalese monarchs and queens throughout history, each knowing the weight of their responsibilities as its caretaker. The temple itself is a witness to the relic’s ongoing cultural and spiritual value.

The temple and the precious relic it houses have both contributed to the Temple of the Tooth’s prestigious designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When you enter this timeless site, you will not only see great spiritual devotion, but you will also experience the essence of Sri Lanka’s rich and complicated history, where the past and present come together in a harmonies dance of tradition and respect.

Accommodation : Fox Kandy

Kandy is a picturesque city in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, known for its lush greenery and scenic beauty. By mentioning “the best of the hill country in Kandy, ” Fox Resorts emphasizes its unique setting in the heart of this beautiful region.

The Hantana mountain range is located close to Kandy and is well-known for the abundance of natural beauty and wildlife that it has. Guests may take pleasure in the peace and natural beauty of their surrounding surroundings while staying in the verdant highlands of Hantana. The phrase “360-degree views” gives the impression that the resorts include unobstructed views of the natural scenery in all directions, enabling visitors to soak in the splendour of both the city and the surrounding mountains from every vantage point.

Day - 12

After breakfast, you will first visit “Udawattha Kelle Forest” for birding and a beautiful stroll, and then you will go to the Royal Botanical Garden, one of the top Botanical gardens in the world and also great for birdwatching.

Udawattha Kelle Forest Nature and Birdwatching

Udawatte Kele, also known as Udawatta Kele Sanctuary or Udawatta Forest, is a protected forest reserve located near the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. It’s a popular destination for nature lovers and offers a serene escape from the bustling city.

Udawatte Kele is located in Kandy’s western outskirts, not far from the city centre. It is readily accessible and offers a natural refuge in close proximity to the city.

The forest reserve is well-known for its lush vegetation, various plant species, and stunning scenery. You’ll be surrounded by nature’s tranquilly as you explore the woodland. Within the sanctuary, there are well-maintained pathways and walkways ideal for hiking and trekking. Depending on your inclinations, you may go for easy walks or more strenuous treks. Udawatte Kele is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The woodland is home to a variety of bird species, making it an ideal location for bird watching and photography. Aside from birds, you may see other animals such as diverse varieties of trees, plants, insects, and, on rare occasions, mammals such as monkeys and gigantic squirrels.

Udawatte Kele is a natural beauty in Kandy that provides a relaxing nature hideaway. Whether you prefer hiking, birding, or just admiring nature’s splendour, this refuge offers a relaxing and refreshing experience.

Royal Botanical Garden – Kandy

The Royal Botanical Garden in Kandy, Sri Lanka, sometimes referred to as the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious and stunning botanical gardens in the entire country. It is around 5.5 kilometres to the west of the Kandy city centre where you will find the Royal Botanical Garden. The locals and the visitors alike flock to see it on a regular basis.

The gardens have a rich history, dating back to the early 19th century. They were originally created as a royal pleasure garden for Kandyan kings and later became a British colonial garden.

The gardens are well-known for its diverse array of plants, trees, and flowers. They cover around 60 hectares and include a diverse collection of plant species from throughout the globe.Beautifully manicured portions of the gardens include avenues of stately royal palms, wide lawns, and themed gardens. The “Avenue of Palms” is an especially memorable feature. The Royal Botanical Garden contains an Orchid House where you can observe a beautiful array of orchids in bloom. It’s a photographer’s and orchid enthusiast’s dream. The gardens also include a large collection of bamboo species, demonstrating the variety and beauty of these plants. There’s a whole area devoted to cacti and succulents, where you may learn about a diverse range of desert species.

The gardens are also home to a variety of bird and small animal species, making it an ideal location for casual birding.

Kandy’s Royal Botanical Garden is not just a tourist destination, but also a centre for plant conservation and botanical study.

Visiting Kandy’s Royal Botanical Garden is a fantastic chance to admire nature’s beauty, learn about various plant species, and relax in a peaceful and gorgeous environment. It’s a must-see for anybody interested in botany, gardening, or just spending a relaxing day outside.

Accommodation : Fox Kandy

Day - 13

Today you will enjoy one of the most amazing experiences of your life: a train journey from Kandy to NuwaraEliya. Your chauffeur guide will transport you to the Kandy railway station according to the train timetable. When you arrive in NuwaraEliya, your chauffeur guide will meet you there and transport you to the hotel. You will have a city tour in NuwaraEliya en way.

Train Journey From Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

The train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka is considered one of the most scenic and beautiful train rides in the country. It takes you through the lush, green tea plantations of the central highlands, offering breathtaking views of the picturesque landscape.

The voyage begins at Kandy Railway Station, which is conveniently accessible from Kandy’s centre. The train travel from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya is usually part of the major railway route from Colombo to Badulla. The stretch between Kandy to Nuwara Eliya is famous for its breathtaking landscape.

The train ride takes you past foggy mountains, hills that curve, lush woods, and extensive tea plantations. Along the trip, you’ll see the classic sight of tea pickers at work, beautiful scenery, and picturesque towns. Several waterfalls will be seen or passed by during your tour.The train trip also provides an opportunity to see local life in the hill area, with vendors offering snacks, fruits, and drinks aboard.

If you like photography, this train ride provides multiple opportunity to capture spectacular views, so bring your camera.

The train ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya is a fantastic experience that enables you to admire the natural splendour of Sri Lanka’s highlands. It’s a fantastic journey that many visitors remember as the highlight of their trip to Sri Lanka.

Nuwara Eliya City Tour

Nuwara Eliya, often referred to as “Little England, ” is a city in the central highlands of Sri Lanka that was heavily influenced by British colonial rule. As such, a city tour of Nuwara Eliya offers visitors the opportunity to experience its colonial heritage and the lush, picturesque surroundings.

You’ll come across several colonial-era structures as you tour the city, some of which are now hotels, government offices, or private houses. These constructions demonstrate the influence of British architecture.

Begin your journey with Victoria Park, a magnificently designed park created during the British colonial era. You may enjoy a leisurely stroll amid well-kept flowerbeds, massive trees, and fountains. The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, established in the late 1800s, is a colonial-era organisation that still exists today. The course is available to the public and provides excellent views of the surrounding hills. Nuwara Eliya is well-known for horse racing. Attending a race if your visit coincides with one might be an unforgettable experience. Gregory Lake: While not a colonial remnant, the lake does provide boat trips and leisure activities. The surrounding region has colonial-style buildings and is a pleasant location to unwind.

Visit a local market to experience the hustle and bustle of everyday life while sampling local products and refreshments.

Enjoy Nuwara Eliya’s mild and moderate temperature, which is a sharp contrast to the tropical weather seen in much of Sri Lanka.

Exploring Nuwara Eliya through the lens of its colonial impact is a one-of-a-kind and enlightening experience. It provides a look into the bygone period of British colonial control and the long-lasting influence it had on this picturesque city in Sri Lanka’s highlands.

Accommodation : Jetwing St. Andrews

Hill country house of hospitality, which is located in a location apart from the hotels in Nuwara Eliya, stands up to the city’s historical name in all aspects. We encourage you to take a step back in time and enjoy all the joys of upcountry grandeur just as the English enjoyed in days gone by in this Georgian-style country estate that has been meticulously renovated. Integrate with the natural setting and include abundant bird life.

Mountain clouds settle down on a carpet of tea plantations as they make their way up above the coastal lowlands of Sri Lanka. The colonial British withdrew to these same mountains in search of milder climates and constructed empires from hill stations that became their chosen home.

Day - 14

Today will be a long day for you; you will begin the day early in the morning to see Horton Plains National Park, and then you will travel to Kithulgala, your next destination.

Horton Plains – UNSECO World Heritage Site

In the heart of Sri Lanka’s central highlands, there lay a mystical land known as Horton Plains. This enchanting place, with its rolling hills, mist-covered landscapes, and unique flora and fauna, was truly a treasure of nature. It was no surprise that Horton Plains was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for its beauty and ecological significance. Cloud forests, grasslands, and high-altitude vegetation are some of the habitats that can be found in Horton Plains, which are noted for their uniqueness and diversity.

Park can be found in Sri Lanka’s central region, and it extends over an area of around 3,169 hectares. One of its most well-known natural landmarks is known as “World’s End, ” and it is a steep cliff that has a dramatic drop of around 1,200 metres and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

In addition to this, Horton Plains is well-known for the significant role it plays in the protection of Sri Lanka’s water supplies and diverse array of plant and animal life. This region is significant as a watershed since it is the source of a number of important rivers.

Visitors have the chance to enjoy the park’s natural beauty and variety thanks to the park’s extensive network of trails and walkways, which they may use to explore the park. Entrance permits are necessary in order to participate in the popular activity of hiking in the park

Because it has such a wide variety of ecosystems and has such a large number of bird species, the Horton Plains National Park in Sri Lanka is an excellent place to go birding. Those interested in birdwatching will discover a large number of bird species, including a number of endemics and other peculiar avian residents.

Accommodation : Palmstone Retreat

The Palmstone Retreat is a quiet refuge for leisure and your home away from home. Located 2.5 km from Kitulgala on a private ten-acre property midway between Colombo and the Central Hills/Nuwara Eliya. This luxurious little hotel redefines the notion of luxury and service quality, making it a great alternative for business or leisure travellers.

Kitulgala is the most sought-after site in Sri Lanka for white water rafting, bird viewing, canyoning, trekking, and hiking for all adventure seekers and environment specialist.

Day - 15

Birdwatching tour in the very early hours of the morning, followed by a return to the hotel and a departure for the Sinharaja Rain forest after breakfast.

Kithulgala Rainforest – Birdwatching

Kithulgala Rainforest is a popular destination for birdwatching in Sri Lanka. Located in the western part of the country, this rainforest is known for its rich biodiversity and diverse avian population. Birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts visit Kithulgala to spot a wide range of bird species, some of which are endemic to Sri Lanka.

Kithulgala is home to various bird species that are found nowhere else in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Sri Lanka Green Pigeon, Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, and Sri Lanka Blue Magpie are among the endemics. Layard’s parakeet, Brown-capped Babbler, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, and various sunbirds, flycatchers, and warblers are among the common bird species in Kithulgala.

The rainforest provides a diverse range of habitats, including deep woodland, riverbanks, and open spaces. This variety of landscapes supports a diverse range of bird species in the region. Kithulgala has both river and woodland hikes available. You may walk around the woodland, keeping an eye out for birds. A boat ride along the Kelani River might also be a fantastic opportunity to see riverine birds.

Kithulgala Rainforest is not just a birdwatcher’s paradise, but also a fantastic destination for environment lovers and adventure seekers. While birding, you may also go trekking, whitewater rafting, and explore the magnificent jungle environment.

Accomodation : Rainforest Edge

Rainforest Edge, a picturesque eco-retreat nestled in the serene Weddagala region of Sinharaja, Sri Lanka, offers a truly immersive and unforgettable experience in the heart of nature. This charming and environmentally conscious hotel is situated in one of the world’s most renowned biodiversity hotspots, the Sinharaja Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

With its lush surroundings and a commitment to sustainable practices, Rainforest Edge Hotel provides a gateway to explore the pristine beauty of the Sinharaja Rainforest. Whether you are a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or someone looking for a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, this enchanting eco-hotel offers a unique opportunity to connect with the natural world and experience the wonders of Sri Lanka’s rich and diverse ecosystems.

Day - 16

Today, you will explore the Sinharaja Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its bird richness. After breakfast, return to the hotel and travel to the south side of the Sinharaja Rainforest Deniyaya.

Sinharaja Rainforest UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Sinharaja Rainforest, located in the southwest of Sri Lanka, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its incredible biodiversity and lush tropical rainforest environment. It covers an area of approximately 11,187 hectares and is one of the last remaining primary rainforests in Sri Lanka. This pristine forest reserve is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, making it a fantastic destination for nature lovers and bird enthusiasts.

Over two hundred different kinds of birds have been seen in Sinharaja, many of which are either native to the region or considered to be in danger of extinction. The Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, the Sri Lanka Spurfowl, and the Red-faced Malkoha are three of the attractions that may be seen there. The population of indigenous bird species that can only be found in Sri Lanka’s rainforest has made it one of the most renowned parts of the country’s tropical rainforest. Birdwatchers have a one-of-a-kind chance to see these magnificent and uncommon species in the environment in which they were meant to live. In Sinharaja, the best time of year to go bird watching is during the dry season, which normally lasts from December to April. During this time, there is less undergrowth in the forest, and the birds’ activity levels are higher; as a result, the odds of seeing birds are higher.

Within Sinharaja Rainforest, there are a number of routes that are kept in good condition, which enable birdwatchers to explore the surrounding region. The “Sinharaja Bird Wave” is a well-known location inside the forest that is ideal for bird watching because to the large number of birds that can be seen there

Acccommodation : Rainforest Eco Lodge

located inside the Buffer Zone and immediately next to the Core Zone of the Sinharaja World Heritage Rainforest. Although the lodges were constructed on land that was formerly used for tea cultivation, the management of the hotel has made no effort to expand the amount of native vegetation that grows on the site.

From the comfort of an eco hotel in Sri Lanka, you may have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see rare species of flora and animals, as well as experience the true beauty that nature has to offer. Discover the deep, verdant forest and the mystique that encircles the jungles as you go through them.

Rain Forest Eco Lodge provides you with professional and well-trained guides who are able to lead you through hard paths. In addition, these experts are able to teach you on the many indigenous species of flora and animals that call Sinharaja home. eakfast, return to the hotel and travel to the south side of the Sinharaja Rainforest Deniyaya.

Day - 17

During your day at the Sinharaja Rainforest Eco Lodge, you will go on a birding tour in the morning and the afternoon with a hotel naturalist who is familiar about the local region. You may also spend the day feeling refreshed while taking in the stunning natural scenery of the Sinharaja.

Sinharaja Rainforest Eco Lodge Nature Trail Walk

The Sinharaja Rainforest Eco Lodge is a popular accommodation option for visitors looking to explore the Sinharaja Rainforest in Sri Lanka. They offer guided nature trails and bird-watching walks, providing an opportunity to experience the incredible biodiversity of this UNESCO World Heritage Site up close. The lodge usually provides experienced and knowledgeable guides who are well-versed in the flora and fauna of the rainforest, including the diverse bird species that inhabit the area. These guides can enhance your bird-watching experience by helping you spot and identify the different species.

Bird-watching walks are typically scheduled during the best times for bird activity, which is often early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Birds are most active during these hours, making it easier to spot and observe them. During the walk, you’ll have the opportunity to see a variety of bird species, including endemic birds that are unique to Sri Lanka, such as the Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, Sri Lanka Spurfowl, and Red-faced Malkoha.

Bird-watching in the Sinharaja Rainforest is a unique and rewarding experience, and the Sinharaja Rainforest Eco Lodge provides a convenient and responsible way to explore this pristine natural wonder while contributing to its conservation efforts.

Accommodation : Rainforest Eco Lodge

Day - 18

Following breakfast, you will leave for Udawalawa, where you will take part in an afternoon Jeep safari in Udawalawa National Park.

Udawalawa National Park _ Jeep Safari

Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka is not only known for its population of elephants but also for its rich birdlife and diverse wildlife. When you embark on a jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park, you have the opportunity to combine bird-watching with wildlife viewing.

Birdwatchers will find their ideal setting at Udawalawe. The park is home to a large number of different bird species, which makes it a good location for anyone who are interested in birds. Many different kinds of birds, including the Sri Lankan junglefowl, the grey hornbill, the serpent eagle, the peafowl, and many more, are likely to be seen by visitors. You may devote your time to bird watching without missing out on the wonderful fauna that the park has to offer. In addition to elephants, there is a chance of seeing water buffalo, crocodiles, deer, and perhaps leopards, but only if you are exceptionally fortunate.

Your selections will determine the duration of your safari, which might be anything from a few hours to a whole day. The majority of guests that come to the park choose to go on a safari that lasts for just half a day.

In the breathtaking natural environment of Udawalawe National Park, a bird watcher and animal enthusiast alike will be able to make the most of an exceptional chance to witness both during a jeep safari. It is an experience that offers a personal connection with the natural world as well as the possibility of seeing the magnificent bird and animal species of the park in the environment in which they were bred and live.

Accommodation : Kalus Hideaway

Romesh Kaluwitharana, a legendary cricketer from Sri Lanka who played in the World Cup, owns the one-of-a-kind forest getaway known as Kalu’s Hideaway. This eco-friendly retreat is ideal for safari fans, outdoor lovers, and adventure travellers, even if you don’t have the chance to meet the man himself if you’re one of the lucky visitors who has the chance to meet him. The lushly green grounds are located on the edge of Uda Walawe National Park and include volleyball courts, a high-quality swimming pool, thatched summer houses, an outdoor bar and a jacuzzi. The helpful employees at Kalu’s Hideaway are always available to assist visitors in organising day outings, which may include activities like as guided nature trekking, bird viewing, hot springs tours, or cycling.

Day - 19

Today, after breakfast, you will go to the Elephant Transit home in Udawalawa. Once you have finished seeing the transit home, you will make your way to Yala for an afternoon Jeep safari in Yala National Park.

Elephant Transit Home – Udawalawa

The Elephant Transit Home, also known as ETH, is a unique and important conservation facility located near Udawalawa National Park in Sri Lanka. This facility plays a vital role in the rescue, rehabilitation, and eventual release of orphaned and injured elephants back into the wild.The Elephant Transit Home’s major purpose is to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned or wounded elephants located around Sri Lanka. These elephants are often isolated from their herds, wounded for a variety of causes, or need specialised care.When the elephants are declared healthy and ready, they are released back into the wild by the Elephant Transit Home. This is an important step towards preserving Sri Lanka’s elephant population.

The elephants are fed on a precise schedule at the Elephant Transit Home. Typically, the elephants are bottle-fed at regular intervals with a specially designed milk formula. This is similar to how they would be fed by their moms.

The facility not only helps elephant conservation but also acts as an educational platform for tourists, increasing awareness about the issues elephants confront and the necessity of elephant conservation. For tourists interested in elephant conservation, the Elephant Transit Home provides a one-of-a-kind and pleasant experience. It’s a chance to see the good effects of rehabilitation and release initiatives first-hand.

Visitors may see the elephants during feeding times from a specially designated observation platform. This enables you to see elephants up close and in their natural environment.

The Elephant Transit Home at Udawalawa is a vital contribution to Sri Lanka’s elephant conservation efforts. It allows visitors to engage with these wonderful animals, learn about their path from rescue to rehabilitation, and appreciate the significance of their natural conservation.

Yala National Park Afternoo Jeep Safari

Yala National Park in Sri Lanka is renowned for its stunning wildlife, especially its population of leopards, making it an ideal destination for a thrilling jeep safari. If you’re a birdwatching enthusiast or eager to spot leopards, here’s what you can expect on a Jeep safari in Yala National Park.

Because of the large number of different bird species that can be seen there, Yala is a haven for anyone who like birdwatching. The park is home to over 200 different kinds of birds, making it a fantastic destination for anyone who are interested in birds. The Sri Lankan junglefowl, the crested serpent eagle, the painted stork, and the black-crowned night heron are some of the famous bird species that you could see when visiting Sri Lanka.

It is well known that there are a large number of leopards in Yala National Park. It is one of the greatest possibilities available to see these elusive big cats in the environment in which they naturally live. When searching for the elusive leopard, always have a sharp eye and a zoom lens at the ready.

The scenery at Yala is beautiful and provides wonderful photographic opportunity. Make sure to carry a camera or a smartphone equipped with a zoom lens so that you can take pictures of the amazing birds and leopards you will see. Maintain a responsible attitude while photographing animals.

When you go on a jeep safari in Yala National Park, you may combine two of the most exciting activities—bird watching and looking for leopards—in one of the world’s most beautiful natural settings. It is a wonderful experience for anybody who are interested in nature and animals, since it gives you the opportunity to get very close to some of Sri Lanka’s most well-known species.

Accommodation : Elephant Reach

Elephant Reach, located on the border of Ruhuna Yala National Park in Sri Lanka, offers travelers a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the region while enjoying a blend of authentic Sri Lankan hospitality and luxury.

Because the resort is located in a natural setting, you will be able to take in the views and hear the sounds of the natural environment that surrounds it. Even if you don’t leave the resort, there’s still a chance you’ll see some wild animals.

Those who are interested in seeing the natural splendour of Ruhuna Yala National Park and the surrounding region while also having the opportunity to relax in the opulence and friendliness of a resort will find that Elephant Reach is an excellent option. It is a chance to get in touch with environment and culture while also experiencing the genuine warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality.

Day - 20

Bundala National Park is a haven for resident and migratory birds; today, you leave the hotel early in the morning to explore Bundala National Park. The afternoon is spent relaxing at the hotel.

Bundala National Park Morning Jeep Safari


Bundala National Park is a renowned wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka and indeed a paradise for both resident and migratory birds.

Bundala is distinguished for its coastal wetlands, salt pans, and lagoons, all of which serve as prime breeding grounds for an exceptionally diverse collection of avian species. Because of the park’s many different habitats, birdwatching in the area may be rather varied and interesting.

The great bird variety that can be seen in Bundala National Park has earned it a reputation as a top destination for those who like watching birds. The park is home to approximately 200 different kinds of birds, some of which are permanent residents while others are seasonal migrants. One of the most notable aspects of the park is the fact that it serves as an essential stopover location for migrating birds throughout the winter. During the migratory season, which normally lasts from October to March, hundreds of birds that are native to areas with colder climates go to Bundala in order to escape the severe winters.A wide range of permanent bird species may be seen in and around Bundala at any time of the year because to the park’s location. These include waterbirds, shorebirds, raptors, and a great deal of other species that live in wetland areas.

Even while birding is Bundala’s most popular activity, the park is also home to a wide range of other animals, such as mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. It is possible to come across elephants, crocodiles, and a wide variety of other terrestrial and aquatic wildlife.

Birdwatching and safaris in the park are set against a breathtaking background provided by the park’s coastal location, salt pans, and verdant landscapes. In addition to marvelling at the avian inhabitants, tourists may take in the breathtaking scenery of the area.

Bird watchers, those who like the outdoors, and those who are interested in environmental issues will find that Bundala National Park is an absolutely essential excursion. It provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see an astonishing variety of bird species in an environment that is both gorgeous and important ecologically.

Accommodation : Elephant Reach

Day - 21

You will have another safari experience today in Yala National Park, which will begin early in the morning. because the early morning hours provide some of the best opportunities for birding. You will go back to the hotel in order to have breakfast, and then after breakfast you will go to Galle in order to spend the day at the beach there.

Yala National Park Morning Jeep Safari


Accommodation : Owl & The Pussycat

This modest, luxurious boutique hotel in Galle (Sri Lanka) has 17 suites and is located right on the water’s edge. was dreaming of a location that was relaxed, entertaining, and unpretentious… one that had a feeling of romanticism, good cuisine, and opportunities to dance under the moonlight. The location is peaceful, yet it also has a sociable atmosphere. Every each element has been carefully repaired and beautifully constructed by hand. This five-star luxury hotel in Galle, Sri Lanka, provides services that are intended to capture the heart.

There is a lovely sitting area in the hotel that is reserved exclusively for hotel guests. It has a varied literature collection as well as exquisite artwork and antiques that were created expressly by skilled artisans from across the world. Relax here with a wonderful cup of Ceylon tea while reading a book in the heat of the day or playing board games with other hotel guests. This area is reserved only for hotel guests. In a room reserved exclusively for visitors, you may have a drink whenever you choose in complete isolation.

Day - 22

Relaxtaion Day at The Beach

Accommodation : Owl & The Pussycat

Day - 23

Today, after a leisure breakfast, you will explore Galle Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and spend the afternoon relaxing at your hotel.

Galle Dutch Fort – UNSECO World Heritage Site

The rocky cliffs of Galle, Sri Lanka, saw the birth of a magnificent construction more than 400 years ago, in 1588. The Portuguese had the foresight and determination to build the Galle Fort, which has come to represent power and perseverance.

But it was the Dutch, in the 17th century, who left their indelible stamp on this coastal fortification by beginning a massive undertaking to strengthen the building in 1649. They worked hard and used their architectural skills to make the fort into a stronghold that would survive the test of time and any attackers.

This historical, archaeological, and architectural masterpiece has stood the test of time for more than 432 years. It seems as if the Sri Lankan Archaeological Department has given it a thorough cleaning and buffing to preserve its historic integrity. Their dedication to preserving the Galle Fort has assured that it will always be a representation of its former glory and a window into the past.

Walking the old cobblestone pathways and towering walls of Galle Fort is like stepping back in time, to a place where history still echoes from the aged stones. It is a site where history is not only preserved in books, but is actively practised, giving visitors an insight into the country’s lasting character. With its rich history, Galle Fort is a priceless artefact that will last forever; it is a symbol of the timeless charm of Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage.

Accommodation : Owl & The Pussycat

Day - 24

On the last day of your holiday in Sri Lanka, after you have had a leisurely breakfast, you will be transported to the airport in plenty of time for your journey home.

Drive: 160km, approximately 03 hours drive.

Villa Hundira - Negombo

Anantaya Resort - Chilaw

Ibis - Wilpattu

Elephas Resort- Sigiriya

Wild Glamping - Bibila

Sir John's Bungalow - Knuckles

Fox - Kandy

Jetwing St. Andrews- NuwaraEliya

Palmstone Retreat - Kithulgala

Rainforest Edge - Waddagala

Rainforest Eco Lodge - Deniyaya

Kalus Hideaway - Udawalawa

Elephant Reach - Yala

Owl and the Pussycat

Jeep Safari

Forest Walk








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