Birds of Sri Lanka - 15 Days

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$1530 USD
Per person on double sharing basis
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Detailed Itinerary
  3 Star Hotels
  sgl dbl/twn trpl
Car US$ 3935 US$ 2245 US$ N/A
Small Van US$ 2450 US$ 1940 US$ 1830
Large Van US$ 2175 US$ 1660 US$ 1550
Mini Coach US$ 2155 US$ 1635 US$ 1530
Peak period supplement US$ 95 US$ 60 US$ 50
Off Peak period supplement US$ 90 US$ 55 US$ 45
 
  4-5 Star Hotels
  sgl dbl/twn trpl
Car US$ 4945 US$ 2810 US$ N/A
Small Van US$ 3465 US$ 2510 US$ 2330
Large Van US$ 3180 US$ 2225 US$ 2045
Mini Coach US$ 3160 US$ 2205 US$ 2025
Peak period supplement US$ 240 US$ 160 US$ 110
Off Peak period supplement US$ 160 US$ 100 US$ 75

3 Star Hotels

  • Camelot Beach Hotel
  • Vayu Resort
  • Lakeside by Nuwara wewa
  • Kassapa lions rock
  • Hotel Suisse
  • Glenfall Reach
  • Paradise farm
  • Blue Magpie
  • Chaarya Resort
  • ME Colombo

4-5 Star Hotels

  • Jetwing Blue
  • Palmyrah house
  • Forest rock garden
  • Cinnamon Lodge
  • Amaya Hills
  • Jetwing St.Andrew’s
  • Palmstone Retreat
  • Blue Magpie
  • Thaulla Resort
  • Galle face hotel
  • Anawilundawa bird watching
  • Bird watching tour in Mannar beach and the lagoon area
  • Bird watching at Thanthrimale lake
  • Full day safari at the Wilpattu National Park
  • Bird watching in Kekirawa Lake
  • Bird watching tour in the Sigiriya sanctuary
  • Trek to Udawattkelle Sancutuary for bird watching
  • Bird watching walk in Victoria Park
  • Trek to Horton plains for a bird watching experience
  • Bird watching walk at the Hakgala Gardens
  • Bird watching near Belilena pre historic cave area
  • Bird watching in the Makandawa Rain Forest

Inclusions

  • DBL/TWIN/TPL sharing hotel accommodation with meals on BB basis (Breakfast only)
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicle, as specified in the itinerary
  • English speaking Naturalist Guide. (Services of 02 Naturalists from 07 Pax onwards)
  • Jeep hire and entrance fees for morning & afternoon safari’s at Bundala and Yala national parks
  • Jeep hire, entrance fees and picnic lunch for full day safari at Wilpattu national park
  • Guided bird watching tour in Sigiriya
  • Full day guided bird watching trek to Sinharaja rain forest
  • All bird watching excursions as per the itinerary
  • 2 Bottles of water per person per day
  • Tips for guide, driver and helper

Exclusions

  • Lunch and dinner or any other meals not included in the program
  • Early check in and Late Checkout (Standard check in time is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs)
  • Personal Expenses such as laundry, liquor, drinks etc
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fees at places of sightseeing and guide’s fees for optional excursions
  • Kandy Perahera supplement (Kandy hotel only)
  • Compulsory Christmas Eve Dinner on 24th December and New Year Eve Dinner on 31st December
  • Visa fees
Sites/Activities 1 pax 2 pax 3-6 pax 7-12 pax
Temple of Tooth US$ 10 US$ 10 US$ 10 US$ 10
Sigiriya Rock Fortress US$ 30 US$ 30 US$ 30 US$ 30

Cancellation Policy

  • Up to 7 days after our confirmation : No cancellation fee
  • Up to 22 days before arrival : 10% cancellation fee from the net package cost
  • 21 ~ 08 days before arrival : 75% cancellation fee from the net package cost
  • 07 ~ 0 days before arrival : 100% cancellation fee from the net package cost

Child Policy

  • Children up to 2.99 years : Free in the same bedding configuration with the parents
  • Children from 3 – 11.99 years: 50% charge if they use the existing bedding in the same room with the parents
  • Children from 3 – 11.99 years: 85% charge if they use an extra bed in the same room with the parents
  • Children above 12 years will be considered as an adult

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 - Negombo
  • Arrival in Sri Lanka. Transfer to Negombo. Evening at leisure.
Day 02 - Mannar
  • Transfer to Mannar. En route bird watching experience in the Anawilundawa bird sanctuary. This is one of the most important birding sites in the island named by Ramsar. You will be able to sight egrants, herons, storks, Cormorants, kingfishers and other resident birds.
Day 03 - Mannar
  • Early morning set on a bird watching tour in Mannar beach and the lagoon area. You will be able to see various types of migrant and resident birds. Thereafter transfer to Anuradhapura. Bird watching at Thanthrimale lake and surrounding areas. You will witness various water birds.
Day 04 - Wilpattu
  • Enjoy a full day safari at the Wilpattu national park to spot the elusive Leopard, sloth bear and other wild animals. Also you will be able to see endemic birds, Eagles, water birds, and other resident birds on the safari. Picnic lunch will be provided.
Day 05 - Sigiriya
  • Transfer to Sigiriya /Habarana. Bird watching in Kekirawa lake (water birds and resident birds). Afternoon at leisure. Optional : Climb the Sigiriya rock fortress. Nocturnal specie watching (owls and night Jars) in Sigiriya/Habarana area at night.
Day 06 - Kandy
  • Early morning set on a bird watching tour in the Sigiriya sanctuary. You will sight endemic birds, migratory and resident birds, eagles, falcons and various water birds. Transfer to Kandy. Evening at leisure. Optional: Visit the sacred Temple of Tooth.
Day 07 - Nuwara Eliya
  • Morning set on a trek to Udawattkelle sancutuary for bird watching. You can sight birds such as parrots, pigeons, woodpeckers, sunbirds, flower peckers etc.. Transfer to Nuwara Eliya. Afternoon bird watching walk in Victoria park.
Day 08 - Nuwara Eliya
  • Early morning set on a trek to Horton plains for a bird watching experience. You will sight pigeons, parrots, barbets, fly catchers, sunbirds and bul buls on this walk. Afternoon enjoy bird watching walk at the Hakgala gardens. You will see birds such as blue magpie, mynas, parrots, pigeons, wood peckers and warblers.
Day 09 - Kitulgala
  • Transfer to Kitulgala. Afternoon bird watching near Belilena pre historic cave area. You will see birds such as flower peckers, sunbirds, mynas, hornbills, woodpeckers, leaf birds etc.
Day 10 - Kitulgala
  • Early morning bird watching in the Makandawa rain forest. You will see warblers, wagtails, monarchs, mynas, hornbills , owls etc. Transfer to Weddagala. Afternoon set on a bird watching experience in the village bordering Sinharaja forest.
Day 11 - Sinharaja
  • Full day enjoy a guided bird watching tour to the Sinharaja rain forest. You will sight sunbirds, munias, mynas, blue magpie, hornbills, pigeons, leafbirds, flower peckers etc.
Day 12 - Sinharaja
  • Morning set on a village walk by the border of the Sinharaja rain forest for bird watching. Transfer to Tissamaharama.
Day 13 - Bundala & Yala
  • Early morning set on a bird watching safari to the Bundala national park. Bundala was the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in the island. You will see birds such as Flemingos, storks, herrons, eagles, pelicans, kites, kingfishers etc. Afternoon enjoy a safari to the Yala national park to spot the Leopard, wild animals and various species of birds in their natural habitat.
Day 14 - Colombo
  • Transfer to Colombo. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city of Colombo.
Day 15 - Departure
  • Your exciting bird watching tour comes to an end. Hope to see you again soon with yet another enjoyable holiday in our paradise island.