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: Wildlife Photography Expedition - Sri Lanka !
: 6 Nights / 7 Days.
: Valid till 31st October 2012

Our programmes are offered in the following 3 standards. Accommodation options have been selected after careful evaluation.

  • Value: Basic but clean. With a typical Sri Lankan touch, relaxed atmosphere and personalized service at Small family / enterprise run operations.
  • Standard: - 3 Star equal: Better comforts and facilities with extra comforts. Mostly large establishments with Standardized service.
  • Deluxe: High standards of quality, décor, service and much more, with many extra comforts and activities to indulge yourself. We have offered locations with a unique Sri Lankan individuality, measuring up to international standards.
Wildlife Photography tour - Day 01 - Airport - Bolgoda- (HB)

Arrival.. meet & greet and transfer to Bolgoda. Check-in at Medagama River Retreat. Rest of the day at leisure to relax.
Dinner and overnight stay at Medagama River Retreat wildlife photography tours -bolgoda sri lanka

Bolgoda Lake is the largest and most beautiful fresh water lake with the highest bio-diversity in the island. The added advantage is that it is situated not more than 20km from the commercial capital Colombo . It is full of mangroves giving rise to a rich diversity in aquatic fauna and flora. By the water's edge of this lake is a luxurious holiday bungalow named The Medagama River Retreat. The calmness and tranquility of the area adds to the charm of the bungalow and its surrounds. The River Retreat with an experienced chef to cater to the taste buds of discerning guests has three air-conditioned rooms and a spacious garden. The expansive lawn is an ideal play ground for kids of all ages. Furthermore, the Retreat has its own swimming pool & for adventure lovers, its own Mini boat-house where supervised canoe & boat rides can be arranged.

Bolgoda Lake spread out over a very large area was extensively used during the Dutch & British occupation periods as a bird hunting ground. The location is also popular as a traditional lake fishing area. Although angling is a common way of fishing in this lake, a very prominent and a primitive method is by installing fences erected on the lake as a kind of native trap. The lake is also a popular destination for water sport lovers. wildlife photography tours flora and fauna - sri lanka


  • Arrival transfer from the airport to Bolgoda
  • After a long journey leisure and relax.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Medagama River Retreat.- Bolgoda
Wildlife Photography tour - Day 02 - Bolgoda - Sinharaja - (HB)

wildlife photography tours in sinharaja sri lankaAfter breakfast proceed to Sinharaja Rain forest .

Sinharaja Rainforest is a world heritage site, which can also be described as a Tropical Lowland Rainforest or Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest . Whatever its 'technical' name, it is undoubtedly a rich treasure trove of nature with a great diversity of habitats and a vast repository of Sri Lanka 's endemic species found nowhere else in the world. Bird Watching in this ecosystem is particularly interesting because it is home to 95% of the endemic birds of Sri Lanka ! Named as a world heritage site in 1989, this lowland evergreen rain forest is steeped in deep legend and mystery. The word 'Sinharaja' means, Lion (Sinha) King (Raja), and it is popular belief that the legendary origin of the Sinhala people is from the union between a princess and the lion king who once lived in the forest!


  • Begin your journey to Sinharaja early in the morning via Ratnapura
  • En route visit a Gem pit & a gem museum & check in at the hotel.
  • Lunch at the hotel.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel
    • Value - Basic lodge bordering the forest.
    • Standard- Rain Forest Edge
    • Deluxe - Boulder Gardens
Wildlife Photography tour - Day 03 - Sinharaja - Udawalawe - Bundala (HB)

wildlife photography tours - udawalawe national park sri lankaEarly in the morning ( 5.00am ) proceed to Udawalawa National Park with packed breakfast.

This 30821 hectares dry zone game park was declared as a protected national park in 1972 and has an annual rainfall of 1524 mm and an average temperature of 29.4 0 C.

This park is world famous for it's Elephants, seen in all their playfulness, whole herds of them, adults and babies bathing and playing in the water or feeding.

wildlife photography sri lanka - bird watching tours - with eco teamThis safari would be an unforgettable bird watching experience as "Udawalawe" is one of the best parks for bird watching too.

The endemic species of bird called Red Faced Malkoha has its favorite habitat in the 192 square km parkland. Serpent Eagles, Hawk Eagles, White Bellied Sea Eagles, Black Eagles, Black Capped Bulbuls, Racket Tailed Drongos, Malabar Pied Horn Bills, White Necked Storks, Open Bills, Ibis, Shama - The forest Nightingale, Strol Billed Kin Fishers and peacocks are found in fair numbers.

Among the migrant birds are the forest wagtails, Indian Pitta, Whiskered Terns, Osprey Sand Pipers and Terns.

Morning safari at Udawalawa National Park .
After the safari proceed to Bundala for Evening Safari.
Evening Safari at Bundala National Park .

CROCODILES IN BUNDALA wildlife photography tours - bundala national park sri lanka

Bundala is the only National Park in Sri Lanka , where you get to observe both species of crocodiles existing in the country. A vast concentration of estuarine crocodiles live in the lagoon areas and in the estuary of the Kirindi Oya river , while the mugger or the freshwater crocodile dwells in the small freshwater lakes and in the upper regions of the Kirindi Oya.[river]

The estuarine crocodile is the largest reptile alive today. The male of the species, grows to a length of seven metres and can weigh around 1200kg, with the female much smaller in comparison at around three metres in length.

wildligfe photography tours  - birding safaris in bundala sri lankaThe female crocodile digs a hole in the sand several metres away from the water, lays around fifty eggs and provides protection to the nest by ensuring she stays close to the vicinity. When its time for the eggs to hatch, she is on hand to lend a helping hand to the new borns by carrying them to the water and also providing Motherly care until they are able to fend for themselves.

Despite all this attention and care by the mother, the percentage of survival of these baby crocodiles is very sparse as they not only fall prey to turtles and other large fish but also to the adult male crocodiles who hunt them down to protect their own territory .


  • After early breakfast proceed to Udawalawe National Park
  • Lunch to be taken in a suitable location.
  • After lunch proceed to Bundala for evening safari.
  • Evening Safari at Bundala National Park .
  • Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
    • Value - Thissamaharama Rest
    • Standard - Elephant Reach Hotel
    • Deluxe - Yala Village Hotel or similar
Wildlife Photography tour - Day 04 - Bundala -Yala (HB)

birding tours sri lanka - wildlife photography sri lankaAfter breakfast proceed for a Morning Safari at Bundala.


The high species richness of birds in the Bundala National Park resulted in it being declared as Sri Lanka 's first Ramsar site in 1990, a wetland of international importance for migratory waterfowl. The park consists mainly of dry thorny scrubland and lagoons. The highlight of Bundala is the migratory Greater Flamingo, which visits in large flocks of over 1000 individuals, from Rann of Kutch in India . In particular we may find Indian Cormorant, Yellow Bittern, Black-crowned Night and Purple Herons. The area is also famous for crocodiles.

SCHEDULE wildlife birding photography tours in sri lanka

  • After the early breakfast leave for a bird watching experience.
  • Lunch at suitable location.
  • After the safari return to Yala.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Yala / Tissamaharama.
    • Value - Thissamaharama Rest
    • Standard - Elephant Reach Hotel
    • Deluxe - Yala Village Hotel or similar
Wildlife Photography tour - Day 05 Yala - (HB)

Departure for a full day safari which will be done after breakfast

yala national park wildlife photography tours with eco teamYALA PARK lies 24 km northeast of Tissamaharama and 290km from Colombo on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka and spans Southern and Uva provinces. The park consists of 97,878ha. The altitude is 90m from sea level. The vegetation in this park comprises secondary forest, possibly a few hundred years old at the most. It is predominantly semi-arid thorny-scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense forest. Small patches of mangrove vegetation occur along the costal lagoons. Yala is renowned for the variety of its wildlife and its fine coastline and associated coral reefs. A large number of important cultural ruins bear testimony to earlier civilizations and indicate that, much of the area was populated and well developed .

wildlife photography tours in yala sri lanka with eco teamYour best chance to see a leopard is generally first thing in the morning and then again at dusk. The male leopards in Yala are very confident animals and they are often seen walking the tracks during the day. Young males in particular seem to have no fear of the jeep, which can lead to some excellent photographic opportunities.

As well as leopards there are a large number of elephants living inside the park and these can be seen bathing in the numerous lakes within the park. You can also see spotted deer, sambar, wild boar, wild buffaloes, sloth bear, jackal and mongoose. The bird life is also fantastic and it is amazing how close you can get to them from the confines of the jeep, you can see Rosy Starlings, Paradise Flycatchers, Crested Hawk Eagles, Blue-Tailed Bee-Eaters and Common Iora's.


  • After breakfast Full Day safari at Yala.
  • Packed lunch will be provided.
  • After lunch more excursion at Yala.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
    • Value - Thissamaharama Rest
    • Standard - Elephant Reach Hotel
    • Deluxe - Yala Village Hotel or similar
Wildlife Photography tour - Day 06 - Yala - Colombo (HB)

After breakfast proceed to Colombo .

colombo sri lankaCOLOMBO is Sri Lanka 's commercial capital with great shopping, luxury hotels, restaurants and entertaining night life. Colombo is an important port in the Indian Ocean since ancient time. The traders from the middle-east used Sri Lanka as an exchange center. The Arab traders came to gather the ivory, the precious stones and spices such as cinnamons, cardamom, cloves and pepper, which were highly priced in Europe .

Even a commercial city, the needs of the leisure travellers can be fulfilled with the range of activities available in the city. Great shopping arcades, luxury hotels restaurants, Karaoke Bars, Casinos, night-clubs and other entertainment facilities available within the city limits.

There are many locations relating to the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial times. The Colombo Museum, Vihara Maha Devi Park, Old Parliament, World Trade Center, Zoo, Dutch Museum, Kelani Viharaya, National Art Gallery. Folk Art Center- Kotte, Natural History Museum, BMICH, Municipal Museum, Railway Museum, Wolfandhal Church and Vaneshwara Kovil and main tourist attractions in Colombo.


  • After breakfast proceed to Colombo
  • Check-in at the hotel.
  • Evening at leisure or a City tour.
  • Dinner & overnight stay at the Hotel in Colombo
    • Value - Grand Oriental Hotel
    • Standard - Hotel Renuka
    • Deluxe - Cinnamon Grand
Wildlife Photography tour - Day 7 Colombo - Airport

After breakfast proceed to airport for departure.




Number of Pax

2 pax

Rate per person in US $


Rate per person in US $


Rate per person in US $





US $


US $ 540


  • Please note the total mileage calculated for this tour [14 Days] is for 1340 Kms. If exceeded the above quoted mileage a supplement of US$ 00.40 Per km will be charged.
  • Transportation throughout the tour, in an Air conditioned Car with English speaking chauffer Guide.


  • Accommodation at Hotels sites mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Meal plan to be on Half board basis for the whole tour except stay in Colombo , will be on BB.
  • Entrance fee to National Parks
  • Tracker fees for safaris in Udawalawe, Bundala, Yala National Parks & Sinharaja Rain Forest .
  • Cost of 4WD safari jeeps in Udawalawe, Bundala and Yala National Park .
  • Experienced English speaking chauffer guide for the tour.
  • Service charges and all Government taxes.


  • Any extra beverages or food.
  • Guide's Meals and Accommodation.
  • Transport during the tour ( Given separately )
  • Any personal effects not mentioned here.

Full payment with the confirmation


  • 90 Days to 30 Days - 250 US $ Administrative fee.
  • 14 Days to 29 Days - 250 US $ admin fee will be charged and 50 % of the tour cost will be kept to be utilized for a future booking. Balance will be refunded.
  • 8 Days to 13 Days - 250 US $ admin fee will be charged and 75 % of the tour cost will be kept to be utilized for a future booking. Balance will be refunded.
  • Less than 7 days - 250 US $ admin fee wil l be charged and 100 % of the tour cost will be kept to be utilized for a future booking.
Eco Team should receive the cancellation in writing. Tour start day is not considered for computation of the period. 

These /above /under mentioned/ attached, descriptions and programmes have been compiled after long, arduous, exploratory, and expensive work and hence is the property of the Eco team (Pvt) ltd. Making use of these programmes/descriptions for any public or commercial programmes requires the permission of the said company.

Naturally our ready made programmes will come cheaper than the tailor make programmes. How ever we are flexible enough to do minor changes to the ready made itineraries, with out any charge.? Please write to us

Do you own programme – Visit the location and activity pages on our site and you will come across mini tours in all of those pages. By combining them you can design your own tour. We will complete it by adding on the hotels and other cultural locations you may require.

Your tour will be handled by an experienced travel consultant who will provide a personalized service.

On certain occasions our standard programmes could be cheaper  than a tailor made programme for a specific client. But rest assured that we are flexible enough to effect minor changes to a standard programme as required by you,  our valuable clients  & offer same at no extra cost. Please contact us at we will do the needful.  

You also have the facility of designing your own  programmes by visiting our location and activity pages on the website and accessing the mini tours segment in those pages & selecting an appropriate combination. Our experienced travel consultants  will then add the finishing touches to the programme & provide a costing based on same. 

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