Discover some of the best National Parks in Sri Lanka on this private tour focusing on bird watching and nature-based activities. Birding trails, jeep safaris and bush walks are all part of your search for the many endemic bird species of Sri Lanka. Select cultural highlights, unique and interesting accommodation and an appreciation of the diversity of Sri Lankan landscapes are all rich sub-plots to the birding focus.
Birders and wildlife enthusiasts wanting to discover the best of Sri Lanka's wildlife, national parks and unique natural environment
Welcome to Colombo. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your accommodation set in private coconut estate, a journey of around an hour from the airport.Unwind and spend the remainder of your day at leisure.
Depart to Yala this morning, a journey of 5 hours. Upon arrival you will check in to your tented accommodation along the border of the park. Yala National Park is Sri Lanka’s most visited wildlife reserve, best known for sightings of leopards. It is also the home for a wide range of other animals including birds, elephants and reptiles. This afternoon explore Yala National Park on a jeep safari with your in-house naturalist.
Today you will explore the park with two halfday safaris in the morning and afternoon with your in- house naturalist. In between is your leisure time with excellent birding in and around your accommodation.
Early this morning depart to Tangalle. En route visit Bundala National park. With a wonderful maze of waterways, lagoons and dunes, Bundala National Park is an internationally important wetland sanctuary that shelters some 150 species of birds, many journeying from Siberia and the Rann of Kutch in India during northern hemisphere winter. After the safari, drive further up the south coast to Tangalle on a journey of around two hours. Spend the remainder of your day at leisure at your accommodation by the sea designed by Sri Lanka’s best-known architect Geoffrey Bawa.
Embark on a birding tour this morning to Kalametiya bird sanctuary. Situated on the picturesque south eastern coast, in the district of Hambantota, Kalametiya, along with Rekawa and Ussangoda, forms a coastal belt of land of outstanding beauty littered with numerous bays, coves, lagoons, rocky outcrops and sandy beaches. Remainder of your day at leisure to enjoy the pristine beach and facilities at your accommodation
Enjoy a full day of leisure at your beachfront accommodation.
Depart to Deniyaya this morning on a three-and-a-half-hour journey for your stay near Sri Lanka’s only remaining virgin rainforest, Sinharaja. This reserve is only 21 kms from east to west, and a maximum of 7 kms from north to south, but it is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Remainder of your day at leisure at your accommodation located on the periphery of the rainforest.
Embark on a nature trail for bird watching with the in-house naturalist early this morning. Return to your accommodation for breakfast. Discover more wildlife on a unique nature trail this afternoon and join the in - house naturalist for a bush walk later tonight.
Depart to Galle this morning a journey of around 2 hours. Galle is a UNESCO World Heritage City and considered to be the best example of a fortified city in south and southeast Asia. One of the most remarkable things about Galle Fort is that it is a living monument - families that have lived here for generations continue to inhabit the fortified streets and here’s your chance to experience the same. Your boutique accommodation is a restored 18th century Dutch mansion inside Galle Fort.
Discover the many faces of Galle with your driver-guide this morning. He will help you to find a way to look beyond the touristy facade and discover the Fort’s true nature. Spend the remainder of your day exploring and enjoying Galle Forts quaint boutiques and restaurants.
Today drive to Colombo's International airport for your departure flight, a journey of 2 hours on the southern expressway
"We thoroughly enjoyed our 10-day tour of Sri Lanka from start to finish. The travel itinerary, hotel accommodation and tour guide were outstanding. This tour introduced us to a wide range of places and activities which showcased the diversity of culture and land throughout this vibrant country." Mr & Mrs Brewer – September 2018
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