Sri Lanka Birds, Nature & Culture Holiday

Amazing cultural treasures and incredible wildlife, including memorable whale and bird watching

Sri Lanka Birds, Nature & Culture Holiday

This suggested itinerary for a tailor-made holiday on the beautiful tropical island of Sri Lanka, incorporates some of its amazing cultural treasures with incredible wildlife, including memorable whale and bird watching experiences.

Well known for its stunning Buddhist temples, gorgeous coastline and highland tea estates, Sri Lanka is also a perfect destination for wildlife spotting. This itinerary takes in several reserves and national parks, where mammals such as leopard, elephant, sloth bear, giant flying squirrel, wild boar, deer and various monkeys can be found. Reptiles include crocodiles, snakes, monitor lizards and 16 endemic amphibians. There are a myriad of bird species to discover in Sri Lanka, including 33 endemic species and the itinerary also includes a beach stay, from which whale and dolphin watching boat tours can be done.

Combine all this with extremely knowledgeable guides, friendly smiling people, wonderful food and an interesting diverse culture and you have the perfect recipe for a truly special holiday. We can design an itinerary at a pace that would exactly suit your requirements, but hopefully this suggested itinerary will show you a little of what is possible.


  • Private: Culture

  • Private: Beach

  • Private: Wildlife

  • Private: Caribbean & Latin America Birdwatching


Price includes:

  • International flights with Sri Lankan airlines direct from London to Colombo
  • Private air-conditioned car and a naturalist chauffeur guide for the duration of the trip
  • All airport transfers & ground transportation
  • Reserved seat second class carriage train tickets from Peradeniya to Nanu Oya.
  • Good quality 3* & 4* hotels with breakfast included
  • Service of local representative
  • Guided private tours as described
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • All entrance fees & passes 

Price excludes:

  • Visa – you will need to apply online for a Sri Lankan ESTA
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and porterage
  • Optional activities
  • Camera and video permits