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Fascinating Sri Lanka

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 - 15 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 10 people
Destination(s): Sri Lanka  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1100 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1150 US Dollar (USD)

For a small island Sri Lanka has a rich bird fauna, and many passionate bird lovers rank Sri Lanka among their favorite destinations. 426 bird species have been seen in Sri Lanka, and 23 of these are endemic to Sri Lanka, that is, found nowhere else (this number may soon be revised upwards based on a new taxonomic study). Between October and April, many migrants visit the isle, traveling as far away as Siberia. Another noteworthy feature of Sri Lanka's avifauna is the presence of mixed-species flocks, which makes watching birds both easy and interesting, since one can study carefully the interactions between different species.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival.

Days 2-3: Day for Culture (Dambulla and Digiriya). Dambulla Cave Temple is one of the most impressive site in Sri Lanka. There are colorful and well preserved frescoes and statues of the Buddha inside the caves, which date back to the first century BC. Sigiriya Rock Fortress is famous for it’s 5th century AD and view the fresco gallery of the “Heavenly Maidens”. Accommodation – Center for Eco-Cultural Studies.

Day 4: Day for Culture and Flora (Kandy). Tooth Relic Palace is the temple of the Sacred Tooth, which houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic. There are thousands of worshipers, who visit the temple each day. Royal Botanical Gardens was established in 1816 and is a marvelous collection of specimens of flora of the tropical region. Accommodation – with a local family.

Day 5: Day for wild flowers and wild orchids (Nuwara-eliya). Horton Plains and Cloud forests – this area is up in the central hills off the island, nestling on a wild and windswept saddle at an elevation of 2100 meters and is a very good area to see some wild flowers and wild orchids in their natural habitats. Accommodation – Camping in Horton Plains.

Day 6: Day for Mammels (Udawalawa). Udawalawa National Park is probably the best national park for mammals, which the possibility to view elephants at close range. Accommodation – Selara Eco Hut.

Day 7: Day for Birds (Sinharaja). Sinharaja Rain Forest is the last remaining significant primary forest patch in the island, which is a world heritage forest with very high bio-diversity. Home for many Sri Lanka’s endemic birds. Accommodation – Martin’s Lodge.

Day 8: Day for Adventure (White Water Rafting in Kitulgala). Kitulgala is situated on a particularly delightful stretch of the Kelani river that incorporates rock-strewn section and rapids, often enclosed by high banks of tall bamboo, conditions ideal for the sport of White Water Rafting. Accommodation – Rafter’s Retreats.

Days 9-10: Day for Golden Beach (Marawila/Negambo). Accommodation – Sanmali Beach Resort.

Note: Transport by a air conditioned van or a car.

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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation
- Transport
- Breakfast and dinner
- Ticket fees for Cultural sites, National parks and other activities above mentioned.

Price Excludes:
- Air fare
- Air port tax
- Video and camera fees
- Other personal expenses.

Supplier Information
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Location: Sri Lanka
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2005
Client Request Served: 2

M05567 specializes in Bird watching, Trekking and Nature tours in Sri Lanka. Led by Prasanjith Caldera, one of the country's most experienced trekkers and birders. Our trips explore Sri Lanka's countryside and wilderness. You will have the rare opportunity to share experiences with local village people, visit...

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