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Sri Lanka Wildlife Photo Tour-

Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles!

2025 Photo Tour Dates

Dates: September 3-18, 2025
September 18-October 3, 2025
Price: $9,985
limited Single Supplements available

Limited to only FOUR participants

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Sri Lanka's Top Predator - Asiatic Leopard

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Sloth Bear - fairly common in the National Parks


Sri Lanka - A surprising wildlife hotspot


Located off the southeastern coast of India, Sri Lanka (formerly known as the Island of Ceyland) is a country of surprising wildlife diversity. Since tigers are absent, Asiatic Leopards rule the island, and this subspecies is the largest of them all, and are bold and fairly common in many national parks.

While Leopards are a target species for our Photo Tour, there are many other species that are easier to photograph here than in most, or all, locations in India. Sloth Bears are fairly common, and Asiatic Elephants gather in large herds in two of the Parks we'll be visiting.

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Besides a diversity of mammals, the Bird and Reptile and Amphibian photo opportunites are surprisingly productive. Many of the species we may see in India are common in Sri Lanka, truly surprisingly so. Bengal Monitors, for example, are seen almost every day in several national parks, yet one is lucky to see just one on a typical India trip. Endemic birds (approximately 35) are unique, and you can expect to photograph most of these species on the photo tour.

What you can expect from us

The most productive photo tour possible.
Accurate, informative natural history information.
Professional help in your photography - compositions, positioning, exposure.
Our Interpretation and Expertise
Informal Lunch and Dinner Discussions on What You Saw and what it means
Driver-Guide Tip is included in the tour price.

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Chestnut-backed Owlet, Sri Lanka Frogmouth

Our Photo Safari

We'll be visiting multiple locations that will cover a diversity of habitats, from the high country where Sambar Deer and interesting endemic Lizards like the Rhino Horn Lizard are found, to the coastal national parks where we'll photograph Leopards, Sloth Bears, and a wide diversity of birds.

Some of the national parks in Sri Lanka are very crowded, and we will not be visiting these! Instead, lesser known, and less frequently visited parks offer the same subjects in far more favorable conditions and these are the parks we'll visit. To minimize plagarism and blatant copying of our itineray we're keeping those locations private, but you can be assured that we will bemaximizing our opportunities for photographing an incredible diversity of wildlife.

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We'll be visiting an ancient temple where several species of monkeys - Purple-faced Leaf Monkey, Gray Langurs, and Torque Macaques - are common and tame, making for spectacular images. Near by we'll stop at a fantastic Flying Fox (giant fruit bats) day roost, the best I've ever seen.

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Torque Macaque, Purple-faced Leaf Monkey and baby

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The Rhino Horn Lizard, extremely well camouflaged but also one of the most intricately patterned of lizards; Sri Lanka Blue Magpie - a colorful endemic

 

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Bengal Monitor

TRIP DETAILS AND PRICING

The Photo Tour begins and ends at the international airport of Sri Lanka. From Katunayake we'll travel by land to our various destinations.

In-country road transportation with the group, all meals, and lodging (double occupancy) is included. If you miss the flight to Cuiabá with the group, our Sri Lanka tour company will provide the land transportation to our location , however, you are responsible for that transportation cost, as well as any lodging or food costs incurred. We recommend participants arriving early in order to make the all necessary connects.

Limited single supplements are available at all locations for an additional cost.

Tips for the Sri Lanka guides are included, however participants usually add a little extra as a gratuity, although this is optional.

 

The Photo Tour/Safari is limited to 4 participants. Please contact our office immediately if you are interested.

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Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot


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