Birds of Sri Lanka
09 days bird watching tour of Sri Lanka

Tour Overview

This bird watching tour covers all "not to miss bird watching sites" in Sri Lanka which includes Sinharaja Rain Forest, Horton Plains National Park, Nuwara Eliya Hakgala Botanical Garden, Nuwara Eliya Victoria Botanical Garden, Sigiriya Sanctuary and Anawilundawa Wetlands. This is Sri Lanka's most essential bird watching tour for the keen bird watcher.

  • StartColombo
  • FinishColombo

We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation

Detailed Itinerary

Meals

Meals as per mentioned meal plans

Transport

Air conditioned transfers with an English speaking chauffeur guide

Day 1

Welcome to Sri Lanka

  • Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative
  • Transfer to Negombo – 20 minutes drive approximately
  • Overnight stay in Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo
Day 2

Sinharaja Rain Forest

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Sinharaja Rain Forest near Kudawa entrance – 4 hours drive approximately
  • Walk for bird watching in a bordering village of Sinharaja Rain Forest to see birds such as Munias, Flower peckkers, sunbirds, fly catchers, Mynas, Babblers, Monarchs, Wabblers, Prinias, Bul Buls, Wagtails, Drongos, Orioles, Leafbirds, Woodpeckers, barbets, Pigeons, Nuthatchs, Hornbills, Blue Magpie, Owls and Coucals
  • Overnight in Sinharaja Blue Magpie Guest House
Day 3

Sinharaja Rain Forest

  • Early breakfast at the guest house
  • Full day bird watching in Sinharaja Rain Forest in search for birds such as Munias, Flower peckkers, sunbirds, fly catchers, Mynas, Babblers, Monarchs, Wabblers, Prinias, Bul Buls, Wagtails, Drongos, Orioles, Leafbirds, Woodpeckers, barbets, Pigeons, Nuthatchs, Trogans, Hornbills, Blue Magpie, Frogmouths, and Coucals
  • Overnight in Sinharaja Blue Magpie Guest House
Day 4

Sinharaja Rain Forest

  • Breakfast at the guest house
  • Morning bird watching village walk by the border of Sinharaja Rain Forest to see birds such as Munias, Flower peckers, sunbirds, fly catchers, Mynas, Babblers, Monarchs, Wabblers, Prinias, Bul Buls, Wagtails, Drongos, Orioles, Leafbirds, Woodpeckers, barbets, Pigeons, Nuthatchs, Hornbills, Blue Magpie, Owls and Coucals
  • Transfer to Nuwara Eliya – 4 hours drive approximately
  • Overnight stay in Glenfall Reach Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Day 5

Horton Plains National Park

  • Transfer to Horton Plains National Park at 5 AM – 1 ½ hours drive approximately
  • Early morning bird watching walk in Horton Plains National Park to see bird such as Pigeons, Parrots, Barbets, Minivets, Cisticolas, Priniyas, Green Wabblers, Thrushes, Chats, Flycatchers, sunbirds, flower peckers, bul buls and White Eyes (Picnic breakfast will be provided during the walk)
  • Transfer back to Nuwara Eliya – 1 ½ hours drive approximately
  • Afternoon bird watching walk in Hakgala Botanical Garden to see birds such as Mainas, Bul buls, Pigeons, Parrots, Woodpeckers, Shrikes, Blue Magpie, Drongos, Prinias, Warblers, Mynas, Thrushes and flycatchers
  • Overnight stay in Glenfall Reach Hotel in Nuwara Eliya
Day 6

Nuwara Eliya

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Bird watching walk in Victoria Park Nuwara Eliya to see birds such as Parrots, Pigeons, sunbirds, flower peckers, fly catchers, Chats, Thrushers, Wabblers, and Wagtails
  • Transfer to Habarana – 5 hours drive approximately
  • Overnight stay in Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habarana
Day 7

Habarana

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning jungle walk in Habarana to see birds such as migratory birds, resident birds, eagles, water birds, swifts and swallows
  • Late afternoon bird watching in Sigiriya Sanctuary to see endemic birds, migratory and resident birds, eagles, water birds, swifts, swallows and Falcons
  • Overnight stay in Sorowwa Resort & Spa in Habarana
Day 8

Sigiriya

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning bird watching in Sigiriya Sanctuary to see endemic birds, migratory and resident birds, eagles, water birds, swifts, swallows and Falcons
  • Transfer to Anawilundawa – 3 to 4 hours drive approximately
  • Afternoon bird watching in Anawilundawa Wetlands which is one of the two most important birding sites in Sri Lanka named by RAMSAR. In Anawilunda Wetlands you would be able to see birds types such as Cormorants, ducks, egrets, herons, storks, eagles, terns, swallows, swifts, kingfishers and other resident birds
  • Overnight stay in Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo
Day 9

Transfer to Airport

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Airport for departure – 20 minutes drive approximately