Bird Watching Tour with Camping Site

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  • 15 Days / 14 Nights
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Bird Watching Tour with Camping Site

“Let’s visit feathered paradise”

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Arrival at BIA Katunayake- Negombo- Bird Watching Tour in Dutch Canal – Goldi Sand Hotel

Arrival at Bandarnayaka International Airport Katunayake and welcome by Miracle Lanka representative, then proceed to Negombo beach hotel (15 minutes from airport). A Few hours leisure on the beach, then start a city tour of Negombo, visit the remains of the Dutch period including fish market, Buddhist temple, Catholic Church, Hindu temple, market and bazaar area. Boat safari on the Dutch canal, it famous for water birds, such as Little cormorant, Indian Darter, Black-crowned night heron, Grey heron, purple heron. In the evening a welcome cocktail and brief explanation of the tour. Overnight stay in Negombo Goldi Sand hotel.rnrnNegombo city is about 2 meters above sea level and Negombo’s geography is a mix of land and water. The Dutch canal flow in the heart of the city. The Negombo lagoon is one of the most scenic landmarks of Negombo. There are over 190 species of wildlife and plenty of birds in mangroves of Negombo.

  • Negombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
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Dambulla - Sigiriya Rock Fortress - Fresco Water Villa

After breakfast Proceed to Dambulla via Kurunegala. Dambulla rock cave temple built by King Walagambahu, in the 1st century B.C. it is a world heritage site and the most impressive of Sri-Lanka’s cave temples. Then proceed to Sigiriya a well secured rock fortress which is also a world heritage site. Built by king Kashyapa in the 5th century A.D. Its home to water gardens with fountains which are still functioning, frescoes, ancient graffiti and amazing ruins of the palace on the rock. Optional : Ride on an elephant or Village tour. Overnight stay in Sigiriya Fresco Water Villa.

  • Sigiriya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
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Bird Watching Tour in Sigiriya - Fresco Water Villa

Bird Watching in Sigiriya : Sri-lanka has always been listed as a birder’s paradise, because many different habitats lowland rain forest, montane forest and plains, wetlands and monsoon forests and their birds are all easily accessible from the island’s capital. Of the 453 recorded species of birds in Sri-Lanka and 33 birds are endemic, about 150 are common in the dry zone. Many of these dry zone species can be seen in the Sigiriya sanctuary and Sigiriya lake area, such as endemic Crimson-fronted Barbet and Grey Hornbill to residents such as the green imperial pigeon, Asian Paradise-Flycatcher and Common Lora, as well as migrants such as the Indian pitta. Mammals such as Toque monkeys, Grey Languor and Giant squirrels are also common. Overnight stay in Sigiriya Fresco Water Villa.

  • Sigiriya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
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Matale Spice Garden - Kandy - Bird Watching Tour in Udawatha Kele - Senani Hotel

After breakfast proceed to Kandy, stop on the way a visit a Spice Garden to learn about spices and their use in Sri-Lankan cuisines. Then we leave to kandy, and first we are checking to hotel then leave to Udawatha Kele for bird watching. Overnight stay in Kandy Senani Hotel.rnrnUdawatha Kele Sanctuary : 104 hectares of this forest has been declared as a sanctuary. This is a very famous site with the birders in Kandy area. This is a tall wet evergreen forest. The lake within the sanctuary attracts many species of birds that feed on fish.

  • Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka
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Kandy - Botanical Garden - Tea Plantation & Tea Factory - Nuwara Eliya - Summer Hill Breeze

After breakfast, enjoy some sightseeing in Kandy such as the beautiful Temple of the Tooth Relic, and arts and crafts work shop, oriental market place and bazaar travelling by “Tuk Tuk”. Our journey continues driving through scenic mountains to Nuwara Eliya, well known as “Little England”, stop to view mountains covered with tea bushes and at waterfalls. Enjoy the magnificent landscape. Visit a tea factory, follow the tea trails to watch the interesting process and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of Ceylon Tea. Overnight stay in Nuwara Elya Summer Hill Breeze.

  • Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
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Bird Watching Tour in Horton Plains - Hakgala Botanical Garden & Galway Forest Reserve - Nuwara Eliya (Little England) - Summer Hill Breezel

Early morning with picnic breakfast leave to Horton Plains. Bird watching trail inside the park (9kms trekking). Then a visit to the Hakgala Botanical Garden and Galway’s Land National park & Sanctuary. Overnight stay in Nuwara-Elya Summer Hill Breeze. Horton Plains : South of Nuwara-Eliya, Having been protected as a nature reserve from December 1969 this park was upgraded as a National Park in March 1988. The park covers an area of 3,160 hectares of montane grassland fringed and interspersed with patches of dense montane cloud forests. This park and the adjoining peak wilderness from the most important catchment area for almost all the major rivers in the country. Three major rivers including the longest, Mahaweli (330kms), Kelani and Walawe originate from the within the park it self. The Horton Plains is hauntingly desolate, windswept plateau set at an elevation of over 2,000m. A world apart from the rest of Sri-Lanka, the plains offer excellent trekking, including a 9km circular walk to World’s End, where the cliff plunges dramatically for nearly 1,000m, offering marvelous views to the south and the picturesque Baker’s falls. A dawn start is advisable as the cloud often roll in by mid-morning. Herds of Sambar deer, beautiful lizard and many endemic bird species such as Ceylon Hill White Eye, Ceylon Wood Pigeon, Ceylon Warbler, Kashmir Red-breasted Flycatcher, enhance the Horton Plains experience and there is always the hope of a glimpse of a leopard.rnrnA visit to the Hakgala Botanical Garden, a short distance from Nuwara-Eliya, is also famous for Hill country Endemic Birds. Then a visit a Galway’s Land National Park & Sanctuary, This is small but well preserve patch of montane forest that has been preserve which offers habitat for many species of hill birds such as Yellow-eared Bul Bul, Dusky Blue Flycatcher, and Grey-headed Flycatcher. The National park is only 29 hectares and the rest of 28 hectares is a sanctuary.

  • Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
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Kitulgala - White Water Rafting - Kitulgala Retreat Hotel

Enjoy your breakfast in the misty climate. Then proceed to Kithulgala. Its one of the most scenic locations in the island and also a centre for many nature and adventure related activities which include White Water Rafting. Bird watching trail in Kithulgala-Kelani valley Forest Reserve (rain forest). It is also one of the gateways to the hill country. Optional: White Water Rafting in Kalani River where place was filmed the Oscar wining move called “Bridge on the River Kwai”. Overnight stay at Kithulgala Retreat Hotel.rnrnKithulgala-Kelani Valley Forest Reserve (Rain Forest): The rain forest is across the river on the opposite the Kithulgala Resthouse. There is available boat called “Paruwa” for a fee to across the river. Once across the foot path through village will take birder to the forest. It is 1,155 hectares in extend. It is famous for wet zone endemic birds such as Ceylon Grey Hornbill, Ceylon Blue Magpie, Ceylon jungle and Ceylon spurfowl, Layard’s Parakeet, Chestnut-backed owlet, Red-faced Malkoha and Green-billed Coucal.

  • Kitulgala, Central Province, Sri Lanka
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Kitulgala - Bird Watching Tour in Rain Forest - BBQ Dinner - Kitulgala Retreat Hotel

After breakfast bird watching trail in Kelani Valley Forest Reserve (Rain Forest). BBQ dinner at night. Overnigt stay at Kithulgala Retreat Hotel.

  • Kitulgala, Central Province, Sri Lanka
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Rathnapura - Sinharaja Rain Forest - Camping Site at Sinharaja

After breakfast leave to Sinharja Rain Forest via Rathnapura (City of Gems). Sri-Lanka has been famous for its gems since antiquity-legend has it that a Sri-Lankan ruby was given by King Solomon to the Queen of Sheba. Rathnapura, ensconced in the verdant hills at the south-western corner of the hill country, is the island’s richest source of gems. A trip to a working gem mine provides a fascinating glimpse into the mining process, which is still largely carried out by hand. Sinharaja Rain Forest : Sinharaja is biologically the most unique wet ever green rain forest in the country with an exceptionally high degree of endemism. Sinharaja is famous for its mixed feeding bird’s flocks and a high degree of endemic birds can be observed during the bird walks. 17 of the 33 endemics have been recorded in Sinharaja. It’s a global biodiversity hotspot and a UNESCO World Heritage Site also the last extensive stretch of virgin rain forest on the island. Sinharaja Camping Site : Sinharaja camping site at “Kudawa” is located on a peninsula in the forest and surrounded by two rivers (deep enough for swimming) and just beyond the tea plantation (where you will see the traditional tea pluckers in action). Even without leaving the camp itself. So much can be seen, so let the nature comes to you. The peaceful camp is an ideal location for early morning bird watching before a fascinating nature trail through the forest. Overnight stay in Kudawa Camping site.

  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
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Sinharaja- Bird Watching Tour in Rain Forest - Camping site at Sinharaja

After breakfast bird watching trail in the Sinharaja Rain Forest and overnight stay in Kudawa Camping site.

  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
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Udawalawa - Jeep Safari in Udawalawa National Park - Kalu’s Hide Way Hotel

After breakfast leave to Udawalawe. Jeep safari in the Udawalawe National park and Overnight stay in Udawalawe Kalu’s Hide Way hotel. Udawalawe National Park : Udawalawe is the Sri-Lankan 5th national park that best rivals the savannah reserves of Africa. The park is in the dry lowlands of Sri-Lanka consist of dry zone scrub, grassland and lake. The park 30,821 hectares centre on the large Uda Walawe Reservoir, fed by the River Walawe. It’s undoubtedly the best place in Sri-Lanka to see wild Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) throughout the year. There are about 500 elephants in the park and they often roam in herds of up to 100 also you can see wild buffalo, samba deer and leopards. A bird watching trip could result in over a hundred species in a day. Spot-billed Pelican, Little Cormorant, Grey Heron, Indian Pond Heron, Cattle Egret, Painted Stork, Woolly-necked Stork, Brahminy Kite, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Paradise Flycatcher, Crested Hawk-Eagle are some of the birds you can see in the park.

  • Udawalawe National Park, Moneragala, Uva Province, Sri Lanka
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Tanamalwila - Tissamaharama - Jeep Safari in Yala National Park - Hibiscus Hotel

After breakfast leave to Tissamaharama via Tanamalwila. Enjoy traditional Sri-Lankan lunch at Tissamaharama. In the afternoon jeep safari in the Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest National park in Sri-Lanka, which is consist of five blocks. Two blocks are open for visitors local and foreign and adjoining parks, The blocks have individual names such as Ruhunu National park (Block 1) and Kumana National Park (Block 2 and famous for birds) also the highest density of the Leopards (Panthera Pardus Kotiya) in the world and it is home to wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, sloth bear, spotted deer, and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here such as White-necked Stork, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Orange-breasted Green pigeon, European-Bee eater, Blue-faced Malkoha, Open bill, Hoopoe, Green-Bee eater, Purple Swamphen, Pheasant-tailed Jacana etc and many more. Overnight stay in Tissamaharama Hibicus Hotel.

  • Yala National Park, Hambantota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
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Jeep safari in Bundala National Park - Kalamatiya Wet Low Land - Mirissa - Paradise Beach Hotel

After breakfast leave to Bundala. Jeep safari in the Bundala National park. We then proceed to Mirissa. On the way a visit to Kalamatiya wet low land. Overnight stay in Mirissa Paradise beach hotel. Bundala National Park : Bundala is the most important site for resident as well as migrant water birds outside the northern part of the country. The park consists of 6,216 hectares of dense thorny scrub, sand dunes, and five shallow brackish lagoons. The road network inside the park allows the birder to visit many birds rich sites located within the park in a vehicle, during the season can be observed thousands of migrant such as Greater Flamingo, Pintail. Kalamatiya wet low land : This is a heaven for many species of resident as well as migrant water birds including many species of migrant ducks. The area is protected as a sanctuary by the Department of the wild life conservation and is 712 hectares in extent. The area is primarily covered with reed beds, water bodies, grass field, marshes etc which can be approached using the network of roads that cuts across the sanctuary. Glossy Ibis, White Ibis, Painted Snipe, Pintail are some of the birds you can see in the Kalamatiya low land.

  • Mirissa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
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Mirissa - Whales and Dolphin Tour - Half a day leisure - Paradise Beach Hotel

Early morning with picnic breakfast leave to Deep Sea for watching Whales and Dolphins. Today, Mirissa is one of best place in the world (hotspot) for watching Blue and Sperm Whales. Half day leisure on the beach. Overnight stay in Mirissa Paradise beach hotel.

  • Mirissa, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
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Departure at BIA Katunayake

After breakfast leave to Bandaranayake International Airport Katunayake. Good Bye!!!!

  • Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake, Sri Lanka

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