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"Bird Photography Tour" is specifically designed for bird and nature photographers and enthusiasts. On this tour, you can explore the country's top birding and nature hotspots and witness stunning birds in their natural habitats.

From wetlands to lowlands and highlands, immerse yourself in the diverse birding environments. This tour promises unforgettable moments as you photograph the incredible range of bird species that call Sri Lanka home.

The tour length is 17 days and it covers the following destinations. 

  • Negombo
  • Wilpatthu
  • Habarana
  • Sigiriya
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Hakgala
  • Buduruwagala
  • Udawalawa
  • Sinharaja
  • Kithulgala
  • Seethawaka Botanic garden
  • Thalangama
  • Diyasaru park
  • Colombo

Following is the proposed itinerary. But, this tour can be customized to fit your needs, interests, and budget. Make an inquiry and get a tailor-made trip that perfectly aligns with your specific requirements.  


Day 1

Rest in Negombo

On arrival, to be met by our English-speaking Guide. Transfer to your hotel in Negombo.
[optional: Negombo fish market, visit Palagathuray beach]

Overnight Stay at Negombo

Day 2

Travel to Wilpattu

Leave Negombo and on the way, do birding at Anawilundawa Sanctuary. Settle at Wilpattu. Wilpattu National Park is an undisturbed forest with pristine wildlife.

Overnight Stay at Wilpattu

Day 3

Safari in Wilpattu

Full-day jeep safari in Wilpattu National Park with packeted breakfast & lunch.
[Optional: night walk in the village to see night wildlife]

Overnight Stay at Wilpattu

Day 4

Travel to Habarana

After breakfast, travel to Habarana. Do birding at the vicinity of Kandalama tank. In the evening, have a jeep safari to Kawudull/ Minneriya National Park.

Overnight Stay at Habarana

Day 5

Birding in Pidurangala/Sigiriya

Visit Pidurangala/ Sigiriya Sanctuary for birding. In the evening, visit the Popham’s Arboretum for bird photography.

Overnight Stay at Habarana

Day 6

Travel to Nuwara Eliya (Hill Country)

Travel to Nuwara Eliya (also called 'Little England'. In the evening, visit to Kande ela Forest reserve for bird photography.

Overnight Stay at Nuwara Eliya

Day 7

Birding in Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast visit Hakgala Botanical Gardens. In the evening, visit Victoria Park for more bird photography.

Overnight Stay at Nuwara Eliya

Day 8

Birding at Horton Plains

Early morning visit to Horton Plains National Park with packed breakfast and lunch (Photograph rare and endemic highland birds). After lunch, travel to Udawalawe via Ella.
En route, do birding at Buduruwalagala Forest and visit ruins in the site.

Overnight Stay at Udawalawe

Day 9

Safari at Udawalawa National Park

Half day jeep safari in the Udawalawe National Park (famous for water birds). In the evening, transfer to Deniyaya Rain Forest eco lodge and do birding at the hotel premises.

Overnight Stay at Deniyaya

Day 10

Birding at Eastern Sinharaja

Birding at Pitadeniya trail at Eastern Sinharaja. After lunch, transfer to Sinharaja Kudawa area. Rest at the hotel in the evening.

Overnight Stay at Kudawa

Day 11

Birding in Sinharaja Rain Forest

Morning birding in the Sinharaja (World Heritage Site). Evening birding along the stream at Ketalapattala, Sinharaja and the village setup.

Overnight Stay at Kudawa

Day 12

Birding in Sinharaja Rain Forest

Full-day birding in Sinharaja Rain Forest (With packeted lunch, go deep into the forest to photograph rare and endemic birds)

Overnight Stay at Kudawa.

Day 13

Transfer to Kithulagala

Transfer from Kudawa to Kithulgala. En route, visit Morapitiya forest reserve. If time permits, birding in the Parawalathanna villege.

Overnight Stay at Kithulgala

Day 14

Birding at Kithulgala Forest Reserve

Do birding in the Kithulgala Forest. Rest at the hotel in the evening. Night time walk to see the nocturnal birds.

Overnight Stay at Kithulgala

Day 15

Transfer to Colombo

Travel to Colombo. En route, visit Seethawaka Botanic Garden for birding. In the evening, do birding at Thalangama tank.

Overnight Stay at Colombo

Day 16

Diyasaru Wetland Park

In the morning, do birding at Diyasaru Wetland Park in Colombo. In the evening, shoping in Colombo.

Overnight Stay at Colombo

Day 17

Departure Transfer

Proceed to the Airport in time.

(Safe trip home)

  • Accommodation (Full-board) 
  • Transportation (air-conditioned) 
  • English speaking guide (Specialized in birding tours) 
  • Wildlife specialized guide for safari
  • Entry tickets to excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Liquor
  • Tips

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