Tour Itinerary for Birding, Leopard and Whale


Kitulgala Rain Forest (Sri Lanka)
  • Day 1
    Arrival Colombo Airport and transfer to Kitulgala.
    Evening birding at Kitulgala Rain Forest.
    Over night stay at Plantation Hotel, Kitulgala.

    Birds : Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Sri Lanka junglefowl, Crested Goshawk, Besra, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Sri Lanka Green Pigeon, Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, Layard’s Parakeet, Red-faced Malkoha, Green-billed Coucal, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Serendib Scops Owl, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Dollarbird, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Malabar Trogon, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Crimson-fronted Barbet, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Crimson-backed Goldenback, Indian Pitta, Black-naped Monarch, Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, Sri Lanka Swallow, Black-capped Bulbul, Black Bulbul, Green Warbler, Large-billed Leaf Warbler,Brown-capped Babbler.
    Day 2
    Morning birding around Kitulgala and proceed Singharaja.
    Evening birding at around singharaja.
    Over night stay at Rock View Motel, Singharaja.

    Birds : Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Sri Lanka junglefowl, Crested Goshawk, Besra, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Sri Lanka wood Pigeon, Sri Lanka Green Pigeon, Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, Layard’s Parakeet, Red-faced Malkoha, Green-billed Coucal, Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler, Dark-fronted Babbler, Orange-billed Babbler, Ashy-headed Laughingthrush, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Sri Lanka Myna, White-faced Starling
    Day 3
    Morning birding at Singharaja rain forest.
    Over night stay at Rock View Motel, Singharaja.

    Birds: Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Serendib Scops Owl, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Malabar Trogon, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Crimson-fronted Barbet, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Crimson-backed Goldenback, Indian Pitta, Biack-naped Monarch, Sri Lanka Drogon, Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, Black-capped Bulbul, Yellow-browed Bulbul, Black Bulbul, Sri Lanka White eye, Green Warbler, Large- Billed Leaf Warbler, Brown-capped Babbler.
    Day 4
    Morning birding at Singharaja rain forest.
    Evening proceed to Matara.
    Night out at Nawathana Hotel, Matara.

    Birds:Spot-winged Thrush, Sri Lanka Thrush, Indian Blue Robin, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Brown-breasted Flycatcher, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Legge’s Flowerpecker, Black-throated Munia.
    Day 5
    Morning proceed to Whale watching.
    After Whale Watching proceed to Tissa.
    Evening birding at Tissa wetland.
    Over night stay at Peacock Reach, Hotel, Tissa.

    Birds : Lesser Whistling-duck, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Garganey, Painted Stork, Asian Openbill, Yellow Bittern, Cinnamon Bittern, Black Bittern, Spot-billed Pelican, Little Grebe, Grebe, Darter, Watercock, Purple, Swamphen, Common Moorhen, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Eurasian Thick-knee, Great Thick-knee, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Greater Painter-sniper, Oriental Pratincole, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Grey-breasted Prinia, Jungle Prinia, Ashy Prinia, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Streaked Weaver, Baya Weaver.
    Day 6
    Full day birding at Yala national park.
    Over night stay at Peacock Reach, Hotel, Tissa.

    Birds : Barred Buttonquail, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Indian Peafowl, Woolly-necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Spot-billed Pelican, Darter, Common Kestrel, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Booted Eagle, Booted Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Eurasian Thick-knee, Great Thick-knee, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Grey-billied Cuckoo, Blue-faced Malkoha, Sirkeer Malkoha, Jerdon’s Nightjar, Indian Nightjar, Oriental Scops Owl, Jungle Owlet, Brown Fish Owl, Orange-breasted Green Pigeon, Crested Treeswift, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, coppersmith Barbet, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Rufous Woodpecker, Indian Pitta, Sri Lanka Woodshrike, Marshall’s Iora, White-browed Fantail, Ashy Drongo, Forest Wagtail, Jerdon’s Bushlark, Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark, Black-capped Bulbul, Grey-breasted Prinia, JunglPrinia, Ashy Prinia, Tawny-bellied Bubbler, Yellow-eyed Babbler, White-rumped Shama.
    Day 7
    Morning birding at Bundala national park.
    After visiting National park proceed to Nuwara Eliya.
    Over night stay at Pello Lake Hotel, Nuwara Eliya.

    Birds : Barred Buttonquial, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Indian Peafowl, Northern Pintail, Garganey, Greater Flamingo, Painted Stork, Glossy Ibis Eurasian Spoonbill, Spot-billed Pelican, Little Grebe, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Crested Hawk Eagle, Watercock, Eurasian Thick-knee, Great Thick-knee, Yellow-wattled Laowing, Greater Painted-snipe, Common Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Greater sand plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Redshank, Marsh Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Turnstone, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Ruff, Red-necked Phalarope, Small Pratincole, Brown-headed Gull, White-winged Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Caspian Tern, Lesser Crested Tern, Greater Crested Tern, Little Tern, Orange-breasted Green Pigeon, Grey-bellied Cuckoo, Blue-faced Malkoha, Sirkeer Malkoha, Jerdon’s Nightjar, Indian Nightjar, Crested Tree Swift, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Coppersmith Barbet, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Indian Pitta, Sri Lanka Woodshrike, Jerdon’s Bushlark, Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark, Oriental Skylark, Sand Martin, Forest Wagtail, Grey-breasted Prinia, Jungle Prinia, Ashy Prinia, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Hume’s Whitethroa, Tawny-bellied Babbler, Yellow-eyed Bubbler, Rosy Starling, White-rumped Shama, Streaked Weaver, Baya Weaver, Indian Silverbill.
    Day 8
    Morning birding at Horton Plains.
    Evening birding at Victoria park,
    Over night stay at Pello Lake Hotel, Nuwara Eliya.

    Birds : Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Common Kestrel, Black-winged Kite, Jerdon’s Baza, Common Buzzard, Black Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon, Crimson-backed Goldenback, Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, Pacific Swallow, Forest Wagtail, Gray Wagtail, Yellow-eared Bulbul, Sri Lanka White-eye, Sri Lanka Bush Warbler, Large-billed Leaf Warbler, Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler, Dark-fronted Babbler, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush, Sri Lanka Thrush, Indian Blackbird, Pied Bushchat, Kashmir Flycatcher, Dull-blue Flycatcher, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Black-throated Munia.
    Day 9
    Morning proceed to Airport for your departure.

  • Rs. 70500/- per person from Colombo airport to Colombo airport (Visa charges will be additional)
     

    Minimum Group Size
    04 + 01 i.e. 04 participants and 01 group leader in one vehicle (One local guide will also assist us during the tour)

    Tour Cost Includes

    • Conveyance charges from Colombo airport to Colombo airport.     
    • All night stays as per itinerary.
    • All meals (as per meal plan of concerned hotel) as mentioned in the itinerary
    • All entry fees, guide charges, taxi and driver charges
    • Service of a dedicated professional wildlife photographer and naturalist for the entire tour
    • All applicable taxes

    Tour Cost Excludes

    • Travel cost from participant’s home town to Colombo airport and back.   
    • Any extra food item not included in the meal as per itinerary
    • Any alcoholic beverage
    • Any non-alcoholic beverage not included in the meal as per itinerary
    • Laundry, phone call, etc. personal charges
    • Tips
    • Anything which is not mentioned in "Tour cost includes"

    Payment Terms

    • 50% amount as advance to book your seat as it is a limited seats tour
    • Rest 50% amount by 8th September 2015

    Cancellation Policy

    • 75 % of total deposited amount - 30 to 59 days before commencement of tour
    • 50 % of total deposited amount - 16 to 29 days before commencement of tour
    • No refund of total deposited amount - 15 days or lesser before commencement of tour

     


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Thattekad Bird Photography Tour
  • CThe Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 km2, and located about 12 km from Kothamangalam (Keralastate, India), was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologists described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. Thattekkad literally means flat forest, and the region is an evergreen low-land forest located between the branches of Periyar River, the longest river in Kerala. The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary has a rich and varied birdlife. Several species of birds, both forest birds as well as the water birds, visit the sanctuaries, and the important ones include the following: (As per Wikipedia)

    Target birds:
    Red Spurfowl, Grey Junglefowl, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Grey-fronted Green-Pigeon, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Vernal Hanging-Parrot, Malabar Parakeet, Blue-faced Malkoha, Sri Lanka Bay Owl, Ceylon Frogmouth, Jungle Nightjar, Jerdon’s Nightjar, Malabar Trogan, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Malabar Grey Hornbill, White-cheeked Barbet, White-bellied Woodpecker, Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Forest Wagtail, Grey-headed Bulbul, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Nilgiri Flycatcher, Nilgiri Pipit ,Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Grey-Breasted laughing Thrush, Wynaad Laughingthrush, Hill Myna, Little Spiderhunter etc.

  • Day 1
    Arrival at Cochin International airport or Alwaye Railway Station; followed by pick up and transfer to the hotel. Check in and lunch. Afternoon birding at Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. (LD)
    Day 2
    Whole day birding at Thattekad BS. Night stay at hotel. (BLD)
    Day 3
    Whole day birding at Thattekad BS. Night stay at hotel. (BLD)
    Day 4/h6> Whole day birding at Munnar Hill. Back to hotel during late evening and night stay (BL)
    Day 5
    Morning birding around Thattekad Bird Sancuary. Check out after breakfast and departure for airport/railway station. Tour concludes.

  • Rs. 19500/- per person
     

    Minimum Group Size
    05 + 01 i.e. 04 participants and 01 group leader in one cab

    Tour Cost Includes

    • Conveyance charges from Cochin airport or Alwaye RS and back   
    • Three nights stays at a hotel on twin/triple sharing as per itinerary
    • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    • All entry fees, guide charges, taxi and driver charges
    • Service of a dedicated professional wildlife photographer and naturalist for the entire tour
    • All applicable taxes

    Tour Cost Excludes

    • Travel cost from participant’s home town to Cochin airport or Alwaye RS and back     
    • Any extra food item not included in the meal as per itinerary
    • Any alcoholic beverage
    • Any non-alcoholic beverage not included in the meal as per itinerary
    • Laundry, phone call, etc. personal charges
    • Tips
    • Anything which is not mentioned in "Tour cost includes"

    Payment Terms

    • 50% amount as advance to book your seat as it is a limited seats tour
    • Rest 50% amount by 30th December 2015

    Cancellation Policy

    • 75 % of total deposited amount - 30 to 59 days before commencement of tour
    • 50 % of total deposited amount - 16 to 29 days before commencement of tour
    • No refund of total deposited amount - 15 days or lesser before commencement of tour

     


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