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Dragonfly and butterfly watching Tour (9 Days)

Dragonfly and butterfly watching Tour (9 Days)

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(SKU: LK109CD000) 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.

Talangama Wetland Park

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.

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

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.

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

During your time in Kandy, you can engage in the following activity.

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

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!


  • 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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