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
£1500 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. Tour can be tailored to time availability and other interests.
Description of Sri Lanka birding & cultural tour
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.
Our top tip:
Best time for birding is September to April, when migratory season kicks in.
Leisurely with early starts.
Small, locally owned guesthouses.
Half board accommodation, transfers, A/C van or car, expert guide, entrance tickets.
For lunch, budget £1-1.50 for great street food.
Solo travelers welcome. Tailor made to include any surcharges.
6 Reviews of Sri Lanka birding & cultural tour
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 07 Dec 2021 by Naim HarisI 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 Claire FinkaThe birds were wonderful and I especially enjoyed Kithulgala. My guide was very knowledgeable. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 May 2013 by John DileyThis 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 Keith PigdonThis 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
Reviewed on 02 Mar 2013 by Gisela MeynIt was great and our guide, Jith, was an incredible birder, funny, and generous. The most memorable was the smiles of all the people in Sri Lanka whom we passed in our bird walks and the children who got all excited and waved and called to us Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Dec 2012 by Ted Jackson2 weeks birding in Sri Lanka with a truly professional local guide made the entire experience both memorable and exciting. Any true birder would probably be appalled at the idea of returning home relaxed and refreshed - for us the whole point was to return exhausted and inspired, and this we did. We have relaxed and been refreshed since returning home. Read full review
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 peopleThe 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.