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Dragonfly and butterfly watching Tour (9 Days)

Dragonfly and butterfly watching Tour (9 Days)

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The Paradise island of Indian ocean is truly a paradise for butterfly aficionados with various 243 butterfly species & skippers. Seasonally, huge number of migrations butterflies take place. All around the year Sri Lanka is a wonderful island to spot lots of butterflies, skippers & Dragonfly species. It’s hard to believe but in the wetland reserves near the capital of Colombo holds around 50 different species.

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1 Day in Colombo

Ideal for the nature lover, the Dragonfly and Butterfly watching tour gives you the inner peace and tranquility that you have been yearning to have with your holiday in Sri Lanka. While in Colombo you can visit the Talangama Wetland Park which is home for many of these colorful insects

Talangama Wetland Park

Visit Talangama Wetland for an assortment of brilliant red Dragonflies such as Elusive Adjutant, Eastern Scarlet Darter and Spine-legged Redbolt and with luck two rare gomphids. Around the lake we can find many pond damselflies including endemic species of Gems, Sprites, and Thread tails. The list of species in these wetlands is around 24 and growing. The common species are like beautiful butterflies, such as Tailed Jay, Common Crow, Common Palmfly, Common Rose, Common Sailor, Plain Tiger and Common Tiger.

1 Day in Sinharaja

A World Heritage Site, the Sinharaja Rainforest is a destination that every naturalist should visit during your holiday to Sri Lanka. Sinharaja is home to a number of species of butterflies including the Rustic. After exploring the rainforest, you can enjoy a stroll around the hotel to spot more endemic species of butterfly

Sinharaja Rain Forest

Next enjoy a walk in Sinharaja Rain Forest which is categorized as a UNESCO world heritage site which is a home for many butterfly species including Ceylon Hedge Blue, The Red Spot, The Dark Palm Dart, The Rustic, The Indian Palm Bob, The Ceylon Snow Flat, The Common Jay and other butterflies.

Return to Hotel & rest of the day reax at Hotel. Exploring the surround in the evening gives a chance to spot some rare and endemic Butterflies

1 Day in Embilipitiya

In Embilipitiya you can spot butterflies by using fruits as bait. The area consists of a wet and salubrious climate so you can easily spot butterflies when they come to feast on the food, You can head towards a less travelled jungle route and spot more while enroute you can visit an old Colonial House of a Chieftain.

Embilipitiya

You will get some fruits which can use as baits to spot butterflies. You can keep those on some selected spots, such as Bamboo bushes and on the trunk palm trees and wait for the butterflies so you can spot them easily. In the afternoon check-out & proceed to Weddagala / Rakwana. You will be taken through the jungle route so there is a chance of spotting some more butterflies.

En-route as an option, you can Visit “Maduwanwela Walauwa”(at Kolonna), Earlier known as a Sinhalese Chieftain’s house

2 Day in Nuwara Eliya

While in Nuwara Eliya you can visit so many locations that are bound to have these little critters flying around. Some of the places that you will be visiting include the Lunugamvehera Sanctuary, the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, the Horton Plains National Park, and the city of Nuwara Eliya which is the heart of the Central Highlands.

Lunugamvehera Sanctuary

Stop at Lunugamvehera Sanctuary. You will be able to see many butterflies such as The Tailless Line Blue, Ceylon Tiger, the Forget-me-not, The Blue Pansy, The Large Oakblue, the Common Jezebel, The Common Laser, the Indian Awl king, the Common Sailor, the Chestnut Streaked Sailor, The Tree Nymph, The Red Helen.

Next Stop at Ravana Ella waterfall.

Hakgala Botanical Gardens

In the afternoon visit The Hakgala Botanical Gardens, look with a catchy eye, you will be able to find lots of rare Butterflies among the flowering trees and plants

Horton Plains National Park

Visit the beautiful Horton Plains National Park in Ohiya, with its montane grasslands and cloud forests. Enjoy the majestic views from the precipice of World's End and the cooling sprays from Baker's Falls. Catch glimpses of the many endemic fauna that make their home in the plains. Through forested areas where we might spot Paragomphus henryi, Elattoneura centralis, Indolestes gracilis, Libellago greeni and several Drepanosticta species.

 Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is set in the heart of tea-country is a beautiful town where the British succeeded in creating a replica of the English countryside, with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne.Well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church, a famous golf course and beautiful parks give the place an air of nostalgia. Situated 6,200 feet above sea level, the air is cool and fresh – a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

2 Day in Kandy

Your two days in the hill capital will be spent calmly with a quick visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the later on explore the vast gardens of the Hunas Falls Hotel which boasts of a great climate for butterflies and various little insects to thrive in. There are natural trails where you can walk about

The Temple of the Tooth Relic

Visit The Temple of the Tooth Relic a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in the 16th century as the place of veneration and protection for Lord Buddha’s sacred tooth. Walk through the beautifully embellished passageways and elaborately painted halls, done in red, cream and black. Lounge against delicately carved pillars and get amazed by the beautiful golden statues. Get an unforgettable experience of history and art.

Later visit around the Hunas Falls hotel’s gardens and ponds. With the blessings of climate, you will get a chance to spot an uncommon species.

Enjoy a walk around the nature trail, estate and streams & will be able to spot Gossamerwings, Emeralds, Brook damselflies (Platycnemididae) and other stream species also Jewels (Libellago), Skimmers (Orthetrum species) and several others species as well.

1 Day in Negombo

The beaches of the West Coast, especially Negombo are a paradise for many due to its golden sandy beaches and high adrenalin water sports. You can spend the last day in Sri Lanka leisurely enjoying the sun and sand and some good food at one of the beach hotels until your departure back home.

Negombo

Rest of the day leisure at Beach. Enjoy a City Tour of Negombo

Departure

After a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and, drive to the Airport for your flight back home!

Includes:

  • Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
  • Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges.

Excludes:

  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
  • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
  • Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Visa and Related Expenses.
  • Tips & Portages.

Complimentary:

  • 1 x 1 Litre water bottle per person per day.
  • 1 x Local SIM card per room.
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