Sri Lanka

At a glance
The beautiful tropical island of Sri Lanka is situated about 900 miles (1450 km) southwest of the Indian mainland. In the last 10 years the country has emerged as one of the top tourist destinations anywhere on the planet, and with good reason. Sri Lanka boasts 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ancient Buddhist temples, along with Dutch, Portuguese and British influences in its culture, architecture and food.Sri Lanka is one of 25 biodiversity hotspots on the planet, and has the highest biodiversity density in all of Asia, as well as an incredibly high endemism percentage. The island has 430 bird species (33 endemics), 123 mammal species (21 endemic), 179 reptile species (109 endemic), 122 species of amphibians (112 endemic) and 3,210 flowering plant species (916 endemics). BirdLife International considers Sri Lanka as one of the world’s Endemic Bird Areas (EBAs).
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Tour info:
Next departure dates:     December 2020
Spaces available:     Yes
Top Birds:

Sri Lanka Frogmouth
Sri Lanka Spurfowl
Sri Lanka Junglefowl
Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon
Sri Lanka Green Pigeon
Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot
Layard’s Parakeet
Red-faced Malkoha
Green-billed Coucal
Sri Lanka Bay Owl
Serendib Scops Owl
Chestnut-backed Owlet
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill
Yellow-fronted Barbet
Crimson-fronted Barbet
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie
Sri Lanka Woodshrike
Sri Lanka Drongo
Black-capped Bulbul
Yellow-eared Bulbul
Sri Lanka Bush Warbler
Brown-capped Babbler
Orange-billed Babbler
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler
Ashy-headed Laughingthrush
Sri Lanka White-eye
Sri Lanka Hill Myna
White-faced Starling
Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush
Spot-winged Thrush
Sri Lanka Thrush
Dull-blue Flycatcher
Legge’s Flowerpecker

Top Mammals:

Asian Elephant (Sri Lanka subspecies)Asian Buffalo Leopard (Sri Lanka subspecies)Jungle CatFishing CatGolden JackalSloth BearSambarWhite-spotted ChevrotainRed Slender LorisToque MacaquePurple-faced LangurLayard’s Palm SquirrelGolden Palm CivetIndian Crested PorcupineIndian Pangolin


Top Attractions:
Colonial hill town of Nuwara Eliya;
Horton Plains National Park;
Flavourful cuisine;
Udawalawe National Park;
Emerald green tea plantations;
Sinharaja Forest Reserve;
Ancient Buddhist temples;
The lake town of “Tissa”;
Rich cultural heritage.


ITINERARY OVERVIEW
Day 1 Arrival in Sri Lanka & drive to Kitulgala
Day 2 Kitulgala
Day 3 Kitulgala to Nuwara Eliya
Day 4 Nuwara Eliya
Day 5 Nuwara Eliya to Tissamaharama
Day 6 Tissamaharama (Lunugamvehera NP)
Day 7 Tissamaharama to Udawalawe National Park
Day 8 Udawalawe to Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Day 9 Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Day 10 Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Day 11 Sinharaja to Katunayake
Day 12 Transfer to airport and Departure

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