Dragonfly and butterfly watching Tour (9 Days)
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.
1 Day in Colombo
During your time in Colombo, you can engage in the following activity.
Visit Talangama Wetland and surrounding paddy fields 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
During your time in Sinharaja, you can engage in the following activity.
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
During your time in Embilipitiya, you can engage in the following activities.
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
During your time in Nuwara Eliya, you can engage in the following activities.
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.
2 Day in Kandy
During your time in Kandy, you can engage in the following activity.
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
During your time in Negombo, you can engage in the following activity.
Rest of the day leisure at Beach
Optional: Enjoy a City Tour of Negombo
After a relaxed morning and breakfast at the hotel check out and, drive to the Airport for your flight back home!