Sri Lanka

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  • 10 Days

  • 9 Nights

Day 1: Arrival in Negombo

Upon your arrival on Long Flight, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative from Ceygreen. He will assist you with your transfer to Negombo, a coastal town known for its rich birdlife. Take the rest of the day to relax and settle into your hotel, preparing for an exciting birdwatching adventure ahead.

Day 2: Muthurajawela Wetland and Waikkal Bird Sanctuary

Start your day with an early morning visit to the Muthurajawela Wetland, a vast marshland teeming with bird species. Embark on a boat safari through the mangrove forests, spotting various waterbirds, including herons, egrets, kingfishers, and terns. After the wetland exploration, return to your hotel in Negombo for some relaxation. In the evening, visit the Waikkal Bird Sanctuary, where you can observe a diverse range of bird species, including waders, waterfowls, and migratory birds. Spend the night in Negombo.

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Day 3: Transfer to Sigiriya with Anavilundawa Wetland Visit

Today, you will transfer from Negombo to Sigiriya. On the way, make a stop at the Anavilundawa Wetland, a haven for birdwatchers. Explore the marshes, lagoons, and mangrove forests, encountering a wide array of bird species, such as painted storks, pelicans, ibises, and many more. After enjoying the birding experience, continue your journey to Sigiriya, where you will spend the night.

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Day 4: Sigiriya to Kandy

Leave Sigiriya and proceed to the cultural city of Kandy. Although not primarily known for birdwatching, Kandy’s serene surroundings and lush landscapes attract several avian species. Take leisurely walks around Kandy Lake or visit nearby parks to spot birds such as flycatchers, bulbuls, orioles, and parakeets. Immerse yourself in the cultural charm of Kandy and spend the night in a comfortable hotel.

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Day 5: Kandy to Kithulgala

Embark on a scenic drive from Kandy to Kithulgala, a small town nestled amidst verdant forests. Kithulgala is famous for its biodiversity and is home to a variety of bird species. Enjoy birdwatching walks along the riverbanks and through the dense forests, where you may encounter endemic species like the Sri Lanka hanging parrot, Sri Lanka gray hornbill, and chestnut-backed owlet. Overnight stay in Kithulgala.

Day 6: Kithulgala to Sinharaja Rainforest

Today, make your way from Kithulgala to the renowned Sinharaja Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a biodiversity hotspot. This dense tropical rainforest is a paradise for birdwatchers, boasting an impressive array of endemic and colorful species. Embark on guided birding trails, accompanied by experienced naturalists, as you search for species like Sri Lanka blue magpie, red-faced malkoha, green-billed coucal, and the elusive Sri Lanka frogmouth. Spend the night near Sinharaja Rainforest.

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Day 7: Singharaja Forest Exploration and Transfer to Tissamaharama

Dedicate this day to further exploring the magnificent Singharaja Rainforest. Delve deeper into the heart of the forest, seeking out rare bird species and immersing yourself in the untouched natural beauty. In the evening, transfer to Tissamaharama, a gateway to the renowned Yala National Park. Overnight stay in Tissamaharama.

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Day 8: Yala National Park and Bundala National Park

Embark on an exciting safari adventure in Yala National Park, known for its diverse wildlife population, including a variety of bird species. Keep an eye out for the Sri Lanka junglefowl, painted stork, lesser adjutant, and many more avian wonders. After the Yala safari, visit Bundala National Park, a haven for migratory birds, where you can witness flocks of flamingos, pelicans, and various waterbirds. Return to Tissamaharama for overnight stay.

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Day 9: Transfer from Tissamaharama to Negombo

Bid farewell to the wildlife-rich landscapes and transfer from Tissamaharama back to Negombo. Take this day to relax, reflect on your birdwatching experiences, and enjoy the beautiful beach surroundings. Overnight stay in Negombo.

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Day 10: Departure

As your memorable birdwatching journey comes to an end, it will be time for your departure. Take in the last moments of the stunning coastal scenery in Negombo before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.