Day trip

Kitulgala: Private Guided Bird Watching and Trekking Tour

Kitulgala: Private Guided Bird Watching and Trekking Tour

From US$ 160 per person

Discover the diverse bird life of the Kitulgala Forest Reserve on this private birding trek. Explore the rain forest habitat and enjoy the opportunity to view native birds in the wild.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Private group


  • Spot native bird species such as the Serendip Scoops Owl
  • See fascinating reptiles and animals in their natural habitat
  • Discover the habitats of the Kitulgala Forest Reserve
Full description
The Kitulgala Forest Reserve is the second best rainforest habitat to spot most of the lowland endemic species of birds including the Green-bill Coucal, the Chestnut-backed Owlet, the Red-faced Mal Koha, the Sri Lankan Spot-winged Thrush, the Grey Hornbill, the Sri Lanka Spur Fowl, the Ceylon Jungle Fowl, and the Yellow-fronted Barbet. The newly discovered Serendip Scoops Owl was also first seen in this forest.  Mammal species found here include the Grizzled Indian Squirrel, the Layard’s Striped Squirrel, and the Purple-faced Leaf Monkey. The streams hold endemic fish and many species of amphibians. The Earless Lizard, Kangaroo Lizard, and the Hump-nosed Lizard are among the reptile species that are frequently seen in the foliage along the Kelani River. After arrival at Adventure Base Camp at Kitulgala and a brief description of the trail and the forest reserve, you'll head out with your guide. Along the trek, there will be a rest stop every kilometer or so in addition to stops when interesting birds or animals are sighted. There will also be time for refreshments and for taking photos.
  • Experienced English-speaking naturalist and guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Energy bar snack
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Transportation to or from the trailhead at Adventure Base Camp at Kitulgala Forest Reserve
  • Drinks
  • Food not listed above
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Expenses of personal nature
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your tour at Adventure Base Camp, Kitulgala.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Plenty of insect repellent and anti-leech socks, if you have a pair, are useful for this trek.
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Product ID: 257637