TOUR FOR TWITCHERS AND NATURE + CULTURE LOVERS – 12 nights 13 days Tour
You are entitled for a personal tour inclusive of air conditioned and modern comfortable car accompanied by an English speaking chauffeur guide + experienced naturalist for the entire tour.
- Admissions for 5 USESCO word heritage sites (Sinharaja / Dambulla/ Kandy /Horton plains /Polonnaruwa
- Entrance fees for Udawathakale forest reserve Kandy
- Hotel accommodation as requested
- Entrance fees for Yala national park/Minneriya national park /Bundala bird sanctuary / Kandy Botanical gardens
- Cost for the safari jeeps
- Cost for the train journey including snack
- Chena hut lunch with activities / lunch at local restaurant in Kandy
- Local government taxes and service charges
- Water is provided for the entire tour
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Fuel for the car
- Flight tickets
- Airport taxes
- Tips and porterage
- All expenses of personal nature
- Cost for extra activities (not included for the tour)
Day 1 - AYUBOWAN!
On arrival you will be cordially welcome by our dedicated and experienced team and will be escorted to Little Roam (Negombo). Refresh and revive yourself with a hearty dinner for the upcoming adventure from the following morning!
Time permitting explore the beauty of nature at Muthurajawela wetlands through the Dutch built canal as your first birding experience in our bird Paradise !
Day 2 - TAPPING TO TODDY
Drive to Sinharaja (Pulse of the bird lovers) via Wadduwa and take a glimpse how Toddy are rely on “Coir ” ropes and stake their lives on their own feet as a single laps would be fatal!
Afternoon trek at Sinharaja rain forest will be bountiful and prolific!
Day 3 - EARLY BIRD SEEKS LAZY WORMS
LION KINGDOM (Sinharaja rain forest) is the high biodiversity Hotspot and lush tropical rain forest in Sri Lanka. Indeed the nature itself will be created an amazing serendipity for the Twitchers in Sinharaja!
You are advised to off early to reap the best harvest of the morning trek! Be very heedful as you get misled by the Master of momicry (Dicrurus Lophorhinus-Sri Lanken Drongo) in a flash with his hoax alarm calls at his own domain!
Day 4 - EXPEDITION ELUSIVE
Embark on for another adventure at the second largest National park in Sri Lanka (Yala) which is known as the “Orbit’ of Leopard!
Make sure that you are all ears to grasp the tread on the trot of a Sloth bear!
Day 5 - MACCA OF FLAMINGO
Set your alarm for an early rise to observe the first ever wetland (BUNDALA bird Sanctuary to be declared as RAMSAR site in Sri Lanka and designated as Biosphere reserve by UNESCO!
Massive pat of Greater Flamingos is the dream of birders would definitely become a reality in September-March!
Day 6 - SACRED ISOLATION
Take a Detour en route Nuwaraeliya to meet the isolated Buduruwagala images of Buddha resting in the jungle since more than nine hundred years!
Ask your accompanist about the significance of the Bass- relief sculptures and he would relate the whole episode as our mates are great story tellers!
Day 7 - END OF THE WORLD
Once again an early set off to explore the Mahaeliyathenna or Horton Plains before the clouds roll in! The hike will surely pay off once you reach to the stunning escarpment, known as Words End!!
Day 8 - BIRD OF PREY
Proceed to Kithulgala (another relabel site to spot large number of endemic birds of srilanka)! , a hamlet in the tropical Kalani river valley. It’s a solo fantasy of local bird and nature lovers as a perfect hot spot, designated as bird of Prey - Mountain hawk eagle!
Be hold! You may lucky enough to spot the most elusive and endemic Serendib scops owl as your expert accompanist has keen eyesight!
Day 9 - MELLOW MURMURING
Proceed to Kandy and stroll along the cosy but busy streets and take a walk to see the central Market at the center and grasp how farmer- vendors are babbling over the haggling with their daily Patrons!
Fill your lunges with fresh air amidst the chorus of birds at Royal botanical gardens and witness thousands of Upside-down fruit bats hanging in big trees!
Mingle with hundreds of white- clad devotees and observe their much revered faith amidst the mellow murmurs of chants at the temple of the tooth relic!
Day 10 - BLOOD CURDLING “ULAMA"
You are recommend to set off early to Kandy Udawatthakale forest reserve to spot the biggest owl in Sri Lanka, popular as devil bird!
STEP IN TO A LOCAL RESTAURANT IN THE CENTER OF KANDY AND TASTE THE DELICACY OF TYPICAL SRI LANKAN LUNCH ACCOMPANIED WITH FIVE -SIX SPICED CURRIES ON BANANA LEAF!
Day 11 - SECRET SEEP
Drive to the dry zone via Matale and witness the green and lush vegitation along your way to Dambulla !
Rock cave temple in Dambulla is an excellent art gallery for those interested in antiquity of Retro paintings! Explore the five major grottos and ask your escort to expose the miracle of the 2nd Cave!
Meet the baby Elephants at Minneriya national park with their boon companions who love to play often with each other while keep munching truckloads of Grass!
Day 12 - SIMPLE SIMPLICITY
Take a river cruise to get to the far side of the farmer- village in order to experience their simple-hard life style at Chena huts! Give them a hand to prepare your own spicy rice and curry and you will get enchanted by the flavor of homemade Magical curry powder!
Afternoon proceed to Polonnaruwa, the second kingdom in Sri Lanka and admire the consummate skills of the ancient Sinhalese at Gal viharaya
You could either choose to wind up the tour or relax at an unspoiled beach in Passikudah or Trincomalle at your entire discretion.