TOUR NO 01 - BIRD WATCHING
08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS - COMPACT TOUR

DAY 01 : AIRPORT / COLOMBO
Arrive at the airport and be met by our representative and transferred to Hotel in Colombo.

City Tour & Bird Watching at Bellanwila ,Attidiya.

The City Tour will include places of Tourist interest such as Old parliament, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Buddhist Hindu Temple and Town Hall.

P.M Bellanwila – Attidiya Sanctuary.
A marshland just of Colombo with urban surroundings. Yellow, Chestnut (Cinnamon) and Black Bitterns, Watercock, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Blyth’s Reed and Pallas’s Grasshopper Warblers, Loten’s (Long – billed) Sunbird.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel in Colombo.

DAY 02 : COLOMBO / KITHULGALA
Breakfast at Hotel.
Leave for Kithulgala.
Check in at Rafters Retraet. – Kithulgala.
P.m. corss the Kelani river by canoe an enter “Bandara Kele” a remanent of the virgin forest. Kithulgala A rain forest across the Kelani River from Kithulgala resthouse, east of Colombo. At the foot of the central mountain massif, this is the area of higest rainfall in Sri Lanka. Mountain and rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagles, Besra Sparrowhawk, Crested Goshawk, Pompadour Green Pigeon, Ceylon Frogmouth, Ceylon(Malabar) Trogon, Ediblr-nest Swift(Indian Swiftler), Three-toed (Oriental Dwarf) and stork-billed Kingfishers, Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker, Indian Blue Chat(Robin), Green and Largo-billed Leaf Warblers, Layard’s (Brown-breasted) Flycatcher, Paradise Flycatcher, Indian Scimitar Babbler, Gold- fronted Chloropsis(Leafbird), Ceylon Crested Drongo.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Rafters Retraet.

DAY 03 : KITHULGALA / RATNAPURA
Breakfast at Hotel.
Leave for Rathnapura.
Check in at Rathnaloka Hotel.
p.m. Visit the forest.

Rathnapura
Garden and surroundings of Rathnaloka Tour Inn near Ratnapura east of Colombo, 30 m above sea level. Blossom-headed (Plum-headed) parakeet, Edible-nest Swift (Indian Swiftlet Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Brown-headed Barbet, Brown-capped pygmy Woodpecket, Indian Pitta, Black headed Cuckoo- Shrike, White-browned bulbul, White-throated(Tawny-bellied) Babbler,(Asia) Brown Flycathcer.

Gilimale forest.
A rain forest north-east of Rathnapura. Pompadour Green Pigeon, Green Imperial Pigeon, Ceylon (Malabar) Trogon, Three-toed(Oriental Dwarf) Kingfisher, Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker, Indian Blue Chat(Robin), Green and Large-billed Leaf Warblers, Layard’s (Brown-breasted) Flycatcher, Indain Scimitar Babbler, Gold – fronted Chloropsis (Leafbird), Ceylon Crested Drongo.

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel Rathnaloka – Rathnapura.

DAY 04 : RATHANAPURA
Leave Hotel for Sinharaja with a pick nick Breakfast pack.Bird Watching at Sinharaja forest.

Sinharaja Forest
A large rain forest south of Rathnapura, one of the best remaining in the Island. Black Eagle, Mountain and Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagles, Besra Sparrowhawk, Krested Goshawk, Pompadour Green Pigeon, Indian Cuckoo, Red winged Crested (Chestnut-winged) Chuckoo, Ceylon frogmouth, Ceylon (Malabar) Trogon, Brown –throated Spinetail Swift (Brown –backed Needletail), Edible-nest Swift(Indian Swiftlet), Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker, Indian Blue Chat(Robin), Green and Large-billed Leaf Warblers, Scaly thrush, Layard’s (Brown-breasted)Flycatcher, Paradise Flycatcher, Indian Scimitar Babbler, Gold – fronted Chloropsis (Leafbird),Ceylon Crested Drongo. Among other animals, vry likely to be seen here are the endemic Purple-faced Leaf Monkey and the Giant Squirrel.


p.m. at leisure.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel Rathnaloka – Rathnapura.

DAY 05 : RATHNAPURA / EMBILIPITIYA
Breakfast at Hotel.
Leave for Embilipitiya.
Check in at Centuria Hotel
Embilipitiya.
p.m. at Leisure.Dinner & Overnight at Hotel Centuria Hotel Embilipitiya.

DAY 06: EMBILIPITIYA / TISSAMAHARAMAYA
Leave Hotel for Udawalawe with a pick nick Breakfast pack.
Bird Watching at Udawalawe.

Udawalawe National Park
A mix of habitats in the dry zone:grassland, scrubland, tall forest and water-associated. South of the hill zone, near Embilipitiya. Spotbilled Pelican, Lesse Adjutant and other water Birds, Grey –headed Fishing Eagle and other raptors, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Blossomheaded (Plum-headed)parakeet, Blue-faced Malkoha, Sirkeer(Malkoha), Indian Plaintive (Grey-bellied) Chckoo, Brown Fish owl, Crested Tree Swift, MALABAR pied Hornbill, Forest Wagtail, Blyth’s pipit, Yellow-fronted Pied(Yellow-crowned) Woodpecker, Indian Pitta, Yellow-eyed Babbler,Large (Jungle) Prinia. The Park is especially good for Indian Elephant.

Leave for Tissmaharamaya.
Check in at Hotel Chandrika.

p.m. Bird Watching around Tissamaharama and Weeraviala.
Tissamaharamaya
Five large tanks (reservoirs) around Tissamaharamaya in the south – east. With paddy fields and urban surroundings. Yellow, Chestnut (Cinnamon) and Black Bitterns, Cotton Teal (Pygmy-goose), Pheasant- tailed Jacana, Watercock and many other water birds, Blue faced Malkoha, Brown Fish Owl, Stork billed Kingfisher, Black – backed Yellow (White napped) Woodpecker, Clamorous reed Warbler.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel Chandrika.

DAY 07 : TISSAMAHARAMAYA / HIKKADUWA
Leave for Hikkaduwa with a pick nick Breakfast pack. En route visit National Park Bundala for Bird Watching.

Bundala National Park.
A large park in the dry zone comprising scrubland, grass flats, monsoon forest and rock out crops with waterholes; it includes much of the south –east coast of the island. Spot-billed Pelican, Lesser Adjutant, Black – necked Stork, Grey – Headed Fishing Eagle, Great stone-plover ( Great Thick – Knee), Yellow wattled Lapwing and other waders, pied Crested Cuckoo, Blue-faced Malkoha, Sirkeer (Malkoha), Indian Paintive (Grey – Bellied) Cuckoo, Jungle Owlet, Indian and Long-tailed (Jerdon’s) Nightjars, Crested Tree Swift, Malabar Pies Hornbill, Yellow-fronted Pied (Yellow-cowned) and Black backed Yellow (White-naped) Woodpeckers, Indian Pitta, Ashy-crowned, Finch-Lark(Sparrow Lark), Large(Jungle)Prinia, Brahminy Mynah (Starling) Baya Weaver.
Some of the animals likely to be seen are the Indian Elephant. Spotted Deer,(Chital) Sambhur, Golden Jackal, Ruddy Mongoose, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Wild Boar and Marsh and Estuarine Crocodiles.


P.m Check in at Hotel in Hikkaduwa for Beach Stay.
Hikkaduwa
At leisure – Beach Stay with many choices of spending your time. Leisurely strolling on the Golden Beaches enthralled in the magical atmosphere.
Lazing on a Sun deck reading a book of you choice, and sipping a cool fresh tropical fruit drink of pine apple, Mango, Banana.
Water skiing, Wind Surfing, Snorkeling or cutting through the choppy on a jet water scooter and much more….


DAY 08 : HIKKADUWA / AIRPORT
Breakfast at Hotel and transfer to Airport for Departure.

**** TOUR END WITH DON VOYAGE ****

HOTELS : Galle Face Hotels - Colombo / Rafters Retraet - Kithulgala / Rathnaloka – Rathnapura x 02 Days / Centuria Hotel – Embilipitiya / Chandrika – Tissamaharamaya / Coral Sands – Hikkaduwa.

OUR QUOTATION IS BASED ON A HALF BOARD BASIS

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Ø Welcome at the airport by our representative on arrival.
Ø Transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa in Air-conditioned Vehicles
Ø The accommodation in Triple bed rooms in the hotels mentioned or similar
Ø Bed Breakfast & Dinner Basis (Room + Breakfast & Dinner on all Nights)
Ø Air-conditioned vehicle with English-speaking Guide (Bird Expert) will be provided. (Micro Coach)

ABOVE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
> Meals at hotels (except Breakfast which is included)
> Entrance fees & Jeep hire charges to visit reserve to be paid directly as applicable.
> for different programs. (Entrance Fees are Subject to Change Without Prior Notice)
> Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
> Air Port Taxes


Entrance fees payable by guests at the relevant sites.



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