Over 435 species of birds found in Sri Lanka of which 33 are endemics. You can record at least 18 endemics in our 15 day programme. Also visit The Sinharaja Forest Reserve - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bundala Bird Sanctuary - a Ramsar Wetland, Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary, Wilpattu National Park has its Wetland species of birds and many more important bird sites.
November to April - Spinner Dolphins are the most common with Bottlenose, Risso and Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins are seen regularly. Sperm Whales are the most common. The Blue Whale (largest mammal in the world), Minke, Melon-Headed and Dwarf Sperm whales are also spotted. These sightings are seen in Mirissa in the South Western coast and Kalpitiya in the North Western coast.
May to August - Dolphins and Whales sightings off the cost of Trincomallee in the Eastern coast.
91 terrestrial mammals and 28 marine mammals are found in Sri Lanka of which 21 are endemics. The pride of place goes to the majestic Sri Lankan elephant whose important habitat is the Uda Walawe National Park. The Yala National Park is also home to the Sri Lankan Elephant, Leopards, Sloth Bear, Butterflies, Elephants, Frogs and Monkeys, to mention a few.
July to September - The Elephant Gathering, one of the spectacular wildlife phenomena where about 300 Elephants converge towards the receding shores of the Minneriya lake to graze on the lush grass and to drink and play in the water.
April to June - Turtle Watch on Rekawa Beach on the South Western coast.
To the Botanist, Sri Lanka can offer Virgin Forests, Botanical Gardens and Spice Gardens to suit their palate. Visit to the private domain of Bevis Bawa, one of the most renowned landscape architect and the Brief Garden.
Horton Plains located in Central Highlands is an expanse of grassland covered for most parts of the year in mist and famous for the finest view in Sri Lanka. A 5 kilometre walk to World’s End an escarpment, which drops vertically for 328 metres and then falls away again almost steeply for another 1300.
Soft to hard treks available. Soft trekking can be done through tea estates, moderate to hard treks can be done in the Knuckles Range, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Central Highlands. Camping or glamping is by the banks of a river, in the highlands or in Wildlife Parks.