Sri Lanka birding & cultural tour

Our only 14 day tailor made trip that specialises in both birding and cultural highlights. Run by top Sri Lankan birding expert and qualified tour guide.
Kitulgala rain forest Sinharaja Man & Biosphere Reserve Bundala Ramsar Wetlands Yala NP Nuwara Eliya (Highlands) Hakgala Gardens Horton Plains Kandy Sigiriya rock fortress Polonnaruwa
Price
US $1700 excluding flights
Duration
14 Days
Type
Tailor made
Reviews
More info
Price is per person based on 2 sharing, half board accommodation, airport transfers, A/C van or car, entrance tickets and safari jeep hire. The best time for birding: November April.
But the tour can be tailored for time & special interests.
Make enquiry

Description of Sri Lanka birding & cultural tour

Price information

US $1700 excluding flights
Price is per person based on 2 sharing, half board accommodation, airport transfers, A/C van or car, entrance tickets and safari jeep hire. The best time for birding: November April.
But the tour can be tailored for time & special interests.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you throughout the year. The best time for birding is September to April, when thousand upon thousands of northern winter migrants arrive.

Travel guides

Sri Lanka wildlife
History
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Vacation information

Our top tip:
Best time for birding is September to April, when migratory season kicks in.
Trip type:
Tailor made.
Activity level:
Leisurely with early starts.
Accomm:
Small, locally owned guesthouses.
Included:
Half board accommodation, transfers, A/C van or car, expert guide, entrance tickets.
Meals:
For lunch, budget 1-1.50 for great street food.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome. Tailor made to include any surcharges.

Reviews

7 Reviews of Sri Lanka birding & cultural tour

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Reviewed on 28 Apr 2023 by

The trip was wonderful! We felt we got more than our monies worth. A perfect balance between maximizing our time and conserving our energies was achieved nicely. Many thanks are in order for an outstanding trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2023 by

Dammika was an expert and his knowledge of birds in Sri Lanka was outstanding. He took me to a variety of different habitats to explore and every day was different and extremely enjoyable. Every day was equally memorable and it's impossible to say what was most memorable or exciting. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2022 by

5 star. Fabulous experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Dec 2021 by

I rate this vacation as EXCELLENT in all respects, and came home very satisfied indeed. It will suit all ages, single, couple or as a group. As i said earlier, the tour exceeded my expectations. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Mar 2018 by

The birds were wonderful and I especially enjoyed Kithulgala. My guide was very knowledgeable. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 May 2013 by

This was the most fantastic vacation. I was not that keen on going, but my husband is a very keen birder and he really wanted to go. I am now so glad he persuaded me, and will definitely visit Sri Lanka again... Read full review

Reviewed on 15 May 2013 by

This was a really excellent vacation. We had fun, we were stimulated, we were educated and we made good friends with our locals who showed us their country. We also feel that we had excellent value for money with two locals, a new vehicle, most meals, all entrance fees and other extras included for a very inexpensive daily rate. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

The aim of this tour is to provide a natural package of birding without the use of undesirable and harmful methods such as audio play backs, which are detrimental to both the community of rare birds and tourist industry in the long run.

We do not promote commercial sales aimed at tourists, rather we ensure that our rates are reasonable, and some of money you spend will directly and positively affect people at village level.

We seek to improve the lives of the people who affect & conserve the birding habitats by buying products and service of local guiding etc. If the visitor decides to have no meat products (to avoid health risks & other reasons), we make sure that he gets quality organic vegetarian dishes.

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