The Ultimate Island Safari Experience

13 Nights & 14 Days, Period: May – October.

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ARRIVAL / KALPITIYA

Upon arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be welcomed by your naturalist guide from Classic Sri Lanka, and be transferred to your hotel in Negombo (20 min drive).

Spend the remainder of the day at leisure relaxing by the beach, recovering from the long flight.

Jetwing Beach, Negombo

  • Room Deluxe Room
  • Basis Half Board Basis (Dinner & Breakfast)
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NEGOMBO / WILPATTU

After checkout, journey towards Wilpattu (3.5 hrs drive),

Upon arrival check into Wilpattu Safari Camp, where you will be welcomed by award winning Sri Lankan photographer and wildlife personality in the country Namal Kamalgoda who will be your host for the next 2 nights.

After a succulent Sri Lankan lunch, and thirst quenching “Lion” Beers, you will on-board your 4x4 jeep and head out on your first game drive into Wilpattu National Park.

Popularly dubbed as ‘the land of the lakes’, Wilpattu National Park is famous for watching wildlife within its picturesque villus and dry evergreen forests. It is Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest national park which re-opened in 2010 after being closed for nearly three decades due to the civil war. Wilpattu is one of the top spots in Sri Lanka for watching Leopard and Sloth Bear. Other larger animals seen regularly here include Elephant, Jackal, Mugger Crocodile, Sambar, Spotted Deer and Buffalo are among the larger animals regularly encountered.

Return back to the camp for a hot tea or coffee, and after a quick freshen up, go on a night drive with Namal and the Safari Camp team among the village roads and jungle paths by jeep and spotlight. This unique experience done especially during the dry season, will open up a whole new world which you will not witness during the daytime. Sightings of the elusive Jungle Cat is quite common especially during the dry season, along with occasional sightings of Rusty Spotted Cat and Fishing Cat along with glimpses of the nocturnal Grey Slender Loris. Very lucky guests might get a night time encounter with a leopard stalking its prey in the night or Eurasian Otter fishing in the small village tanks. More rare species seen at night might be the Indian Pangolin, and both the Jerdons Night Jar and Indian Night Jar.

Return back to camp for dinner with drinks and retire to your tents after a long day filled with adventure.

Mammal Species to Lookout for:

Leopard, Sloth Bear, Golden Jackal, Asian Elephant, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Indian Muntjac, Mouse Deer, Grey Langur, Golden Palm Civet, Black Naped Hare, Toque Macaque, Giant Rock Squirrel, Wild Boar, Ruddy Mongoose, Grey Mongoose, Indian Pangolin, Rusty Spotted Cat.

Endemic Birds to lookout for:

Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Sri Lanka Swallow, Sri Lanka Green Pigeon, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Sri Lanka Woodshrike and Brown-capped Babbler.

Other Birds to Lookout for:

Crested Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Grey Headed Fish Eagle, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Brown Fish Owl, Ble Faced Malkoha, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Painted Stork, Black Headed Ibis, Yellow Wattled Lapwing, Red Wattled Lapwing, Greater Thick Knee, Pintail Snipe, Emerald Dove, Little Green Bee Eater, Blue Tailed Bee Eater, Chestnut Headed Bee Eater, Chestnut Winged Cuckoo, Jacobin’s Cuckoo, White Breasted Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Spot Bellied Eagle Owl, Indian Darter, White Rumped Shama, Indian Peafowl, Grey Heron, Lesser Whistling Duck, Alexandrene Parakeet, Little Grebe, Little Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Little Egret, Intermediate Egret, Greater Egret, Purple Heron, Indian Pond Heron, Cattle Egret, Eurasian Spoonbill, Stirated Heron, Brahminy Kite, White Breasted Waterhen, Common Moorhen, Pheasant Tailed Jacana, Common Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Marsh Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Black-winged Stilt

Spend 02 nights at Wilpattu Safari Camp, Wilpattu

  • Room Safari Tent
  • Basis All Inclusive Basis (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Select Spirits, Wines and Beer)
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WILPATTU

Early morning and afternoon game drives in Wilpattu National Park.

Return back to camp for lunch and a short rest.

Alternatively you can opt for a full day in the park with a packed lunch.

Late evening you can opt for another night drive.

Overnight at Big Game Camp, Wilpattu

  • Room Standard Tent
  • Basis Half Board Basis (Dinner with Breakfast)
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WILPATTU/HABARANA

After one more safari in Wilpattu National Park.

Once you check out head towards Sigiriya (2.5 hrs drive), and check into your hotel.

In the evening go on a safari into Minneriya/Kaudulla National Parks to for an elephant safari.

The Gathering of Elephants’, which is ranked among the world’s top wildlife viewing spectacles. Each afternoon, around 150 - 200 individual elephants come out of the forest in to the open to graze on the fresh green pasture by the water’s edge at Minneriya and Kaudulla national parks. You have excellent opportunities here to observe the social dynamics of the Asian Elephant as the large bulls in musth compete among each other and seek the females within the herd, while young calves with carefree abandon get up to their mischievous antics often to the displeasure of its alert mothers within the herd. Water birds such as Painted Stork, Asian Openbill, Woolly-necked Stork along with raptors such as White-bellied Sea Eagles and Grey-headed Fishing Eagles are abundant around these large man-made lakes.

Spend 2 nights at Aliya Resort and Spa, Sigiriya

  • Room Deluxe Room
  • Basis Half Board Basis (Dinner with Breakfast)
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SIGIRIYA/POLONNARUWA/SIGIRIYA

In the morning visit Polonnaruwa where you will go on a walk with the resident primatologist to see the famous “Temple Troop” of Toque Macaques.

Walk with a primatologist amongst the ruins in Polonnaruwa to observe the antics of the Langurs and Macaques and get to meet some of the characters within the troops who the researchers know personally. All three species of monkey- the toque Macaque and the canopy dwelling Purple-faced Leaf Monkey (both endemics) and the Grey Langur can be observed here. Polonnaruwa’s ‘Temple Troop of Toque Macaques’ have been featured in numerous natural history documentaries are a part of the world’s longest running study on primates which has run continuously since 1968. The monkeys here are habituated to the presence of humans enabling excellent opportunities to observe their social interactions at close-range. Whether play fighting, feeding or grooming each other there is never a dull moment when watching monkeys.

Spend the afternoon at leisure, optionally visit the Ancient Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. (Extra charges will apply)

Rising dramatically from the central plains, the enigmatic rocky outcrop of Sigiriya is perhaps Sri Lanka's single most dramatic sight. Near-vertical walls soar to a flat-topped summit that contains the ruins of an ancient civilisation. Top of this rock contains ruins of an ancient palace complex, built during the reign of King Kasyapa (477AD – 495 AD) and surrounding rock is the Royal Garden. Ruins of various chambers, stairways and pools can be seen at the top of this rock. There is a stone stairway leading from the base to the top of the mountain. About half way to the top, there is a giant pair of lions paws which is in fact are the remains of a huge head of a lion whose open mouth served as the entrance to the royal palace. Surrounding the palace complex are the ruins of a garden complex consisting of two moats and various pools, some with water fountains still functioning after 1500 years.

After dark go on a guided nature walk in Sigiriya with the resident naturalist in Sigiriya along the forested nature trails in search of the endangered and elusive Grey Slender Loris, a small nocturnal primate which has been regularly encountered and become resident within the property over the past few years. Fishing Cat, Collared Scops Owl, Indian Civet and the Golden Palm Civet are some other species occasionally seen here.

Overnight at Aliya Resort and Spa, Sigiriya

  • Room Deluxe Room
  • Basis Half Board Basis (Dinner with Breakfast)
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HABARANA/NUWARA ELIYA

After checkout head towards Nuwara Eliya ( 4.5 hrs drive)

En-route stop over to visit a tea estate and factory. A visit to the hill country will not be complete without a visit to a tea factory and estate. You can stroll through the beautifully manicured tea fields and thereafter head to the tea factory where the magic of converting raw leaves into black tea happens. An art developed during the British colonial period, some machines used date back over 100 years. The creation of black tea is an art form which has remained relatively unchanged for over a century.

Upon reaching Nuwara Eliya Check into your hotel.

In the afternoon one can walk around the in-house wetland area in the hotel which is a good place to view some highland species of birds.

In the evening engage in birding in and around Nuwara Eliya. The Victoria Park and Galways Forest are ideal places to get an introduction into the montane species. Situated at the centre of the town, Victoria Park is one of the best maintained town parks in South Asia. A leisurely stroll around its beautifully manicured gardens is always a pleasure. The park comes alive with an abundance of blossoming flowers around the period of March to May, as well as August and September. It is also one of the best places in the hill country to see some rare species of birds. From the Kashmir Flycatcher to the Velvet Fronted Nuthatch. For nature lovers a visit to the Galway’s would be quite refreshing. This small forest patch is a lovely location to enjoy the highland nature and wildlife. Taking a walk on the forest paths, where you might come across some rare and endemic horned lizards, as well as the elusive Sri Lanka Scaly Thrush.

Optionally one can simply do a scenic tour of this charming highland town. Situated in the central highlands of the island, Nuwara Eliya is also known as “Little England” due to the cold climate, endless gardens of flowers and strawberries along with vegetables, and colonial style buildings and holiday homes. The salubrious climes are a contrast from the humid heat in the lowlands. The breathtaking views of the valleys, and mountain ranges as well as the lush greenery make Nuwara Eliya on of the most visited places by local and foreign tourists alike. One of the picturesque attractions of the town is Lake Gregory, which is nestled at the bottom of a small hill. A leisurely walk around or boat ride in the lake are some of the popular activities at Lake Gregory. A leisurely stroll around the beautifully manicured garsens in Victoria Park is always a pleasure. The park comes alive with an abundance of blossoming flowers around the period of March to May, as well as August and September. You can also visit a Seetha Aman Hindu Kovil, as the majority of residents who work in the tea fields are Hindus of Indian descent who were brought in to work during the period of British rule.

Endemic birds to lookout for:

Dusky Blue Flycatcher, Yellow Eared Bulbul, Sri Lanka White-eye, Sri Lanka Scaly Thrush, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler

Other birds to lookout for:

Kashmir Flycatcher, Velvet Fronted Nuthatch, Pied Thrush, Indian Blue Robin, Grey Headed Canary Flycatcher, Forest Wagtail, Indian Pitta, Blythe’s Reed Warbler, Green Warbler, Large-billed Leaf Warbler

Spend 2 nights at Jetwing St Andrews , Nuwara Eliya

  • Room Standard Room
  • Basis Half Board
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NUWARA ELIYA/HORTON PLAINS

Early morning at 4.30 AM depart Nuwara Eliya with a packed breakfast towards Horton Plains National Park (1 hrs drive). Horton Plains is Sri Lanka’s highest elevated national park lying approximately 7,000 feet above sea level and comprises of cloud forests and open grassland. Upon entering the park gates your naturalist will take you to the famous “Arrenga Pool” which is famous for the elusive and rare Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush. Also keep a special eye out for the rare Eurasian Otter which is sometimes seen in this pool.

Sambar, Sri Lanka’s largest species of deer are encountered regularly in the plains close to the entrance while the shaggy coated Bear Monkey (Highland race of the Purple-faced Leaf Monkey) is occasionally seen within the forested areas.

The apex predator the Leopard is especially rare to find, but in recent years there have been quite a few sightings of this secretive cat. One needs to keep a sharp eye out for leopards among the open plains which can easily camouflage these predators. The highland variety of the leopard tends to be much larger and with a thicker coat compared to its lowland cousins.

Return back to Nuwara Eliya in the afternoon, and your naturalist will take you to a few of his “secret” locations to see some rare species of birds if you missed them in Horton Plains.

Optionally one can spend the full day exploring Horton Pains which is a “one of a kind landscape” with amazing endemic flower and plant diversity seen nowhere else in the world and the sweeping landscapes are a sight to behold.

Mammals to Lookout for:

Purple Faced Leaf Monkey (Mountain Variety a.k.a Bear Monkey), Toque Macaque, Layards Palm Squirrel, Sambhur, Indian Muntjac, Wild Boar, Red Slender Loris, Sri Lanka Spotted Chevrotain, Eurasian Otter, Leopard and Stripe Necked Mongoose

Endemic Birds to lookout for:

Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush, Sri Lanka Bush Warbler, Dusky Blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon, Yellow-eared Bulbul, Sri Lanka White-eye, Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler, Sri Lanka Scaly Thrush, Crimson-backed Flameback

Other Birds to Lookout for:

Common Kestrel, Black Winged Kite, Jerdons’ Baza, Common Buzzard, Black Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Pacific Swallow, Forest Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Green Warbler, Large-billed Leaf Warbler, Dark-fronted Babbler, Velvet Fronted Nuthatch, Indian Blackbird, Pied Bushchat, Kashmir Flycatcher, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Black-throated Munia and Great Tit

Endemic Reptiles to Lookout for:

Common Rough Sided Snake, Rhino Horned Lizard, Ceylon Tree Skink, Pygmy Lizard, Black Lipped Lizard

Butterfly Species to Lookout for:

Ceylon Treebrown, Painted Lady, Ceylon Tiger, Hedge Hopper, Common Pea Blue, Peacock Pansy, Indian Fritialley, Indian Admiral

Dragonfly and Damselfly Species to Lookout for:

Metallic-backed Reedling, Mountain Reedling, Dawn Blue-tail, Smoky-winged Threadtail, Red-striped Threadtail, Elephant Empero, Indigo Dropwing, Triangle Skimmer, Red-veined Darter, Sociable Glider

Overnight at Heaven Seven Hotel , Nuwara Eliya

  • Room Standard Room
  • Basis Half Board
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NUWARA ELIYA/YALA

After one last round of birding in and around Nuwara Eliya head Down towards Yala (3.5 hrs drive)

En-route you will be passing the famous Ella region where you will have beautiful photographic opportunities.

Ella Gap- Ella Gap is a stunning viewpoint where you can panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. During clear nights, one might be able to see the illumination projecting from Great Basses lighthouse in the South Coast of the island.

Ravana Ella Falls- There are two waterfalls in the Ella area. The most popular being the waterfall at the Bandarawela – Wellawaya main road. There is another waterfall above this falls which is not clearly visible to the main road and is also named Ravana Falls. This is generally considered the real Ravana Falls due the close proximity of the legendary cave which is considered a place there Sita (from the Indian saga the Ramayana) was hidden by the Lankan Demon King Ravana.

Upon reaching Yala, check into Kulu Safari’s Wilderness Camp.

After lunch and a refreshing beer, you will embark on you first game drive in the most famous park in the island.

Yala National Park is the country’s premier destination for wildlife viewing. Yala’s star attraction is undoubtedly the Leopard and Yala Block I is believed to have the highest concentration of these big cats in the world. Leopards however are elusive by nature and we recommend a minimum of three to four game drives to have the best opportunities for good encounters. It is also one of the few places in the country where the endangered shaggy coated Sloth Bear can be seen. Asian Elephants are also encountered; lone bull elephants, a few iconic tuskers and small herds of females and calves maybe seen. Jackal, Sambar, Spotted Deer Buffalo, Wildboar and the Grey Langur are among the other larger mammals that may be seen. A rare mammal to keep an eye out for is the Stripe Necked Mongoose, which are found in this park. The park also has some of the largest concentrations of the Mugger Crocodile in the world, often during the dry season you will see many of these saurian huddled together in shrinking waterholes, which are also the best places to see leopards come to slake their thirst from the drought.

Return back to camp for sundowners by the campfire and dinner.

Endemic Birds to Lookout for:

Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Sri Lanka Swallow, Sri Lanka Green Pigeon, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Sri Lanka Woodshrike and Brown-capped Babbler.

Other Bird Species to Lookout for:

Indian Peafowl, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Grey Headed Fish Eagle, Painted Stork, Black Necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Pied Kingfisher, White Breasted Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Indian Darter, Woolly-necked Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill, Black Headed Ibis, Barred Buttonquail, Spot-billed Pelican, Eurasian Thick-knee, Great Thick-knee, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Grey-bellied Cuckoo, Jerdon’s Nightjar, Indian Nightjar, Oriental Scops Owl, Jungle Owlet, Brown Fish Owl, Orange-breasted Green Pigeon, Crested Treeswift, Coppersmith Barbet, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Marshall’s Iora, White-browed Fantail, Ashy Drongo, Racket-tailed Drongo, Jerdon’s Bushlark, Grey-breasted Prinia, Ashy Prinia, Tawny-bellied Babbler, Yellow-eyed Babbler, White-rumped Shama, Rosy Starling, Brahminy Starling, Brahminy Kite, Little Grebe, Asian Openbill, Lesser Whistling Duck, Blue-faced Malkoha, Sirkeer Malkoha, Malabar-pied Hornbill, Chestnut Bee Eater, Green Bee Eater, Blue Tailed Bee Eater.

Mammal Species to Lookout for:

Leopard, Sloth Bear, Asian Elephant, Asiatic Buffalo, Jackal, Wild Boar, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Indian Muntjac (Barking Deer), Mouse Deer, Black-naped Hare, Toque Macaque, Grey Langur, Grizzled Giant Squirrel, Ruddy Mongoose, Stripe Necked Mongoose and Thick-tailed Pangolin

Reptiles to Lookout for:

Mugger Crocodile, Monitor Lizard, Spectacled Indian Cobra, Indian Rock Python, Brown Rat Snake, Star Tortoise, Flap-shelled Terrapin.

Spend 2 nights at Kulu Safari’s Wilderness Camp, Yala

  • Room A/C Tent
  • Basis All Inclusive Basis (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and select spirits and wines and beer)
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YALA

. Early morning safari in Yala National Park.

In the evening go on a safari possibly to Veheragala which is a different area of the park which is seldom visited by regular tourists. This area is great for photographers with regards to lighting. The park is great for large herds of Spotted Deer and Grey Langur who work together to stay safe from leopards. The leopards in this area are not as accustomed to people as in the mainstream Yala area, but the sightings are mostly exclusive and private. But this all depends on animal behaviour and sheer luck.

Overnight stay at Kulu Safaris, Yala

  • Room AC Tent
  • Basis All Inclusive Basis (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and select spirits and wines and beer)
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TANGALLE/WELIGAMA

Early morning go on one more game drive in Yala National Park.

After checkout, head towards Weligama (1.5 hrs drive)

En-route stopover in the town on Matara where you will be taken on a guided tour along the Nilwala River. This river eco-system is one of the best places in the country to come face to face with the largest reptile on the planet the Estuarine Crocodile (Saltwater Crocodile). Your river tour will bring you closer to these prehistoric reptiles like never before. Some individuals range in sizes from 15-18 Feet ! In addition to the crocodiles one will come across some of the more common riverine species of birds such as the Stirated Heron, Stork Billed Kingfisher, Purple Heron, Grey Heron, Indian Pond Heron, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Brahminy Kite and many more.

After the river tour, head towards Weligama where you will check into your hotel.

Remainder of the evening at leisure.

Spend 2 nights at Marriot Weligama Bay Resort, Weligama

  • Room Deluxe Room
  • Basis Half Board (Dinner and Breakfast)
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WELIGAMA/MIRISSA

In the morning head towards Koggala, where you will enter the Koggala Airport for a memorable ride by sea plane over the ocean to see Blue Whales by the Air. This memorable experience will give you a full view of the largest animals in the world offered to an exclusive few.

Remainder of the day spend at leisure by the beach in Weligama.

Alternatively once can photograph the iconic stilt fisherman off Weligama. 'Featured across the internet, postcards, brochures and travel magazines, the images of the stilt fishermen are symbolic with Sri Lanka. They hail from the south of Sri Lanka from the towns of Koggala to Weligama in the south coast and practice an ancient technique of fishing unique to this region only. The stilts, which are carved with notches allow the fishermen to balance themselves with one hand holding on to the fishing rod and balancing themselves on the poles itself with the other. The fishermen are most active around dawn and dusk which are the times they can maximize their catch.

Overnight at Mariott Weligama Bay Resort, Weligama

  • Room Deluxe Room
  • Basis Half Board (Dinner and Breakfast)
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WELIGAMA/SINHARAJA

After checkout, you will head towards Kalawana (4 hrs drive) which is bordering the Sinharaja World Heritage Site, the iconic lowland rainforest in the country.

Check-into Boulder Garden Resort based in Kudawa which his bordering the Sinharaja National Reserve.

In the afternoon you will venture into the rainforest with your naturalist and local field guide in search of the rare and elusive endemic species found in the forest. The largest tract of natural rainforest in Sri Lanka, the Sinharaja Forest Reserve contains a wide variety of endemic flora and fauna. It is a top birding location where 28 of Sri Lanka’ 34 endemic species have been recorded including the recently discovered Serendib Scops Owl and other rarities such as the Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Chestnut-backed Owlet, and White-faced Starling. The mixed species bird flocks found moving through the rainforest canopy within Sinharaja are believed to be the longest studied and largest in the world, which is popularly dubbed as the Sinharaja Birdwave. Other species of fauna encountered during a rainforest walk include Purple-faced Leaf Monkey, Giant Squirrel, Kangaroo Lizard, Hump-nosed Lizard and Sri Lanka Keelback.

Endemic Birds to lookout for:

Serendib Scops Owl, Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Ashy Headed Laughing Thrush, Sri Lanka Crested Drongo, Black-rumped Flameback, Red Faced Malkoha, Orange Billed Babbler, Brown Capped Babbler, White Faced Starling, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon, Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler, Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, Sri Lanka Scaly Thrush, Layard’s Parakeet, Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, Sri Lanka Hill Mynah, Sri Lanka Green Pigeon, Black Capped Bulbul, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Sri Lanka Spot Winged Thrush, Green Billed Coucal, Sri Lanka Yellow Fronted Barbet and Sri Lanka White Throated Flower Pecker (Legge’s Flowerpecker)

Other Bird Species to lookout for:

Brown Wood Owl, Spot Bellied Eagle Owl, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Malabar Trogon, Black Bulbul, Velvet Fronted Nuthatch, Indian Blue Robin, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Brown-breasted Flycatcher, Tickell’s Blue Fly catcher, Blue-throated Munia, Black Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Yellow Browed Bulbul, Dark Fronted Babbler, Bay Owl and Three-toed Kingfisher.

Endemic Mammals to lookout for:

Purple Faced Leaf Monkey (Southern lowland wetzone subspecies), Toque Macaque and Layard’s Palm Squirrel

Endemic Reptiles to lookout for:

Sri Lanka Green Pit Viper, Sri Lanka Keelback, Sri Lanka Kangaroo Lizard, Sri Lanka Hump Nosed Lizard

Dragonflies and Damselflies to lookout for:

Black tipped Flashwing, Ebony Gem, Furhstorfer’s Jungle Watcher, Sapphire Flutterer, Restless Demon, Rapacious Flangetail, Malay Lilysquatter, Yellow Waxtail, Green Skimmer, Asian Pintail, Asian Groundling, Oriental Scarlet, Dark Glittering Threadtail, Wandering Glider, Fiery Emperor, Spine-tufted Skimmer, Indigo Dropwing, Sri Lanka Cascader, Asian Pintail, Crimson Dropwing, Oriental Green-wing, Amber-winged Glider, Shining Gossamerwing, Jungle Threadtail, Malabar Sprite, Blue Sprite.

Butterflies to lookout for:

Sri Lanka Rose, Sri Lanka Birdwing (National Butterfly of Sri Lanka), Sri Lanka Tree Nymph, Sri Lanka Blue Oak, Sri Lanka Forester, Sri Lanka Cingalese Bushbrown, Sri Lanka Cerulean, Sri Lanka Milky Cerulean, Sri Lanka Decorated Ace, Blue Oakleaf, Brown’s King Crow, Aberrant Oakblue, Painted Sawtooth, Red Helen, Ceylon Rose, Blue Mormon, Gaudy Baron, Redspot Duke and the Five-bar Swordtail

Spend 2 Nights at Boulder Garden, Sinharaja

  • Room Deluxe Room
  • Basis Half Board (Dinner and Breakfast)
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SINHARAJA

Spend the morning and evenings exploring the forest reserve as well as the surrounding villages in search of the rare and elusive endemic species found only here. Your local guide will be most updated on the current wearabouts of rarities such as the Serendib Scops Owl, Sri Lanka Spur Fowl and Sri Lanka Frogmouth as well as nesting sites of Layards Parakeet and Sri Lanka Mynah.

Overnight at Boulder Garden, Sinharaja

  • Room Deluxe Room
  • Basis Half Board (Dinner and Breakfast)
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SINHARAJA/AIRPORT

Today morning engage in one more trek in the forest in search of endemic birds.

After check-out you will be transferred back to the airport (3 hrs drive), where you will bid farewell to your naturalist guide and on-board your flight back home.

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