Bird Paradise

Destinations : Colombo / Kandy / Knuckles / Nuwara Eliya / Horton Plains / Yala / Kalamitiya / Hambantota / Udawalawe / Sinharaja / Ratnapura
Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days

Day 01

Destination: Colombo    Drive: Approximately 1 Hour (31 km)

As soon as your arrived the airport, our airport representative will oblige you to find your chauffeur. Your new benignant chauffeur will introduce you the commercial capital of Sri lanka, Colombo
After checking accommodations within the hotel, you can go for sightseeing around Colombo.

Overnight Stay: Hotel in Colombo

Day 02

Destination: Kuru kale Bird Sanctuary     Drive: Approximately 3Hours (81 km)

Enjoy your breakfast and head for the hill capital of Kandy. On the way you can visit the kurulukele bird sanctuary in Kegalla, where you can explore Black-Capped Bulbul, Ceylon Hanging Parakeet, Ceylon Green Pigeon, Yellow-Fronted Barbet, Ceylon Spur fowl and many more varieties of birds. Make sure to take a binocular with you.

Destination: Kandy     Drive: Approximately 1 Hour (35 km)

Continue your tour to Kandy. You are indulged to visit Peradeniya botanical garden in the evening.

Overnight Stay: Hotel in Kandy

Day 03

Destination: Udawattakele      Drive: Approximately 15mins (3km)

Being a rich country of natural bio diversity, Sri Lanka elaborates and proves it many times. Udawatte Kele located north of Kandy lake is a eco-tourism site which expands over 103 hectares. The park was once a forbidden forest called Uda wasala watte (the garden above the royal palace) during the Kandiyan kingdom. Udawattakele sanctuary houses to varieties of birds like yellow fronted barbet, black capped bilbul, emerald dove, Sri lankan hanging parrot, chestnut headed bee eater and native three toed kingfisher and Sri lanka hill myna.

Destination: Knuckles       Drive: Approximately 1 ½ hours (45km)

The Knuckles forest conservation which expands over Matale and Kandy district is under control of the Department of forest conservation. The mist enveloped the peaks of the mountains seems like a heaven in the forest. The forest houses a cluster of exclusive flora and fauna which has an exclusive geographical value.

Overnight Stay: Hotel in Knuckles

Day 04

Destination: Knuckles Forest Reserve     Drive: N/A

Wake up early and enjoy your breakfast. Leave for knuckle’s forest additionally for bird watching. Further it is ideal for environmental enthusiasts to visit and look into traditional small mountain houses. Knuckle’s mountain range is comprised with steep slopes, thick cloud capped hill peaks, cool streams and high cascades. Apart from that Jungle fowl, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Sri Lanka White-eye, Black headed Bulbul, Yellow eared Bulbul, Spot Wing Thrush Dusk blue Flycatcher, Brown capped Babbler Sri Lankan Warbler, White faced Starling, Sri Lankan Grackle, Small Barbet, Sri Lankan Lorikeet can be found within the forest.

Overnight Stay: Hotel in Knuckles

Day 05

Destination: Nuwara Eliya      Drive: Approximately 4 Hours (125km)

Carry on your journey to the hill country of Nuwara eliya. The high elevation hill country brings you the minimum temperature in Sri lanka. Nuwara eliya is rich of lush greenly forests plus bio diversity. The Gregory’s lakes amidst the city, haggala national park and numerous glamorous falls have amplified the beauty of the city. The chauffeur will promise to take you to the hotel.
Queen Victoria Park located amidst the city will be fantastic for bird watching. Kashmir flycatcher, Indian blue robin, dull blue flycatcher, yellow eared bilbul are migrated from Himalayan mountains, India to the park.

Overnight Stay: Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 06

Destination: Horton Plains      Drive: Approximately 1 ½ Hour (30 km)

Horton palins is considered as a picturesque destination in Sri Lankan tourism. Horton plains’ is a beautiful mountainous nature park situated in 2200 m above sea level. Leopards, black napped hares, otters, giant squirrels and many more can be seen here.

Overnight Stay: Hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Day 07

Destination: Yala      Drive: Approximately 2 ½ Hours (110km)

Get ready to tour for Yala, on the way rest for a while at Rawana falls. Reconnoiter about your accommodations within the hotel. You will be assessed by a guide a the Yala national park and enjoy the safari

Overnight Stay: Hotel in Yala

Day 08

Destination: The RUK Area      Drive: Approximately 1 ½ Hours (67km)

Being a rich country of bio diversity, it is evident with the tour for Rekawa, Ussangoda and kalametiya areas, so called as RUK area. Kalametiya is reckoned as one of the oldest bird sanctuaries in Sri Lanka.

Destination: Bundala      Drive: Approximately 10 mins (2km)

You can visit the Bundala national park and view the visitor centre in the evening.

Destination: Hambantota      Drive: Approximately 15mins (4km)

Finally you can go through the hotel at Hambathota. Subsequently leave for Bundala national park to catch spectacular views of bird life.

Overnight Stay: Hotel in Hambathota

Day 09

Destination: Udawalawe      Drive: Approximately 1 ½ Hour (80 km)

The whole area is decorated by vivid colored species of birds that are looking for palatable harvests. Greater flamingo, grey heron, sandpipers, jacana, painted stork, black necked stork and Parakeet are some of the birds that you will found here. You will marvel at this park due to the wide range of animals and birds found here. Thus herds of wild elephants are a promise. Another beautiful feature is the Walawe River running through the jungle.

Destination: Ratnapura      Drive: Approximately 1 ½ Hour (60 km)

Your next destination is Ratnapura, the city of remarkable Gems. Check your hotel and rest for a while.

Overnight Stay: Hotel in Ratnapura

Day 10

Destination: Sinharaja      Drive: Approximately 1 ½ Hours (60km)

Your next destination is Ratnapura, the city of remarkable Gems. Check your hotel and rest for a while.
The forest is ideal for nature lovers whom are eagerly looking for sites to explore and study the natural bio diversities and eco systems. Gradually the forest is a home to endemic medicinal plants, animals, birds and reptiles that living together under the widely expanded canopy of the forest. . The dry zone forest is ideal for bird watching and sightseeing.

Overnight Stay: Hotel in Ratnapura

Day 11

Destination: Sinharaja      Drive: N/A

After breakfast leave for Sinharaja Nature Reserve for birding. One of the major features at Sinharaja is the presence of bird "Feeding Flocks”. These flocks give life to the forest which under normal conditions is silent and uneventful. It is also the highlight of bird watching in the forest. There are endemic birds to be seen in Sinharaja. They are Red-faced Malkoha, the Sri Lanka blue Magpie, the Ashy-headed Babbler, the White-headed Starling and the Green-billed Coucal the rarest of Sri Lankan birds.

Overnight Stay: Hotel in Ratnapura

Day 12

Destination: Colombo      Drive: Approximately 2 ½ Hours (101 km)

The day is reserved for a visit to Colombo. After enjoying your breakfast head for the city of Colombo, the financial and commercial capital of Sri lanka. Yes of course you can go for shopping too.

Overnight Stay: Hotel in Colombo

Day 13

Destination: Airport    Drive : Approximately 2 Hours (31 km)

Now that you are at the end of your journey with us, after breakfast your chauffeur will comfortably take you to the airport in order to catch your flight and depart from beautiful Sri lanka.


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