Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary

Embark on a bird watching excursion at the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary. Your experience begins on a traditional raft, commonly used by locals in the area and referred to as a paalam paaruwara in our native tongue. Although less visited by bird watchers, Kalametiya is home to over 150 species of water and land birds and is a peaceful and serene sanctuary. Over 50 are migratory species.

The surrounding area consist of lagoons, shrub jungles, mangroves and grassy land which provide an ideal haven for bird life. The raft can also be docked on a part of the reserve, where other animal species including mammals, fish and reptiles can be sighted. A nearby rock provides a 360 degree view of the entire sanctuary.

Price : $55 per adult

Road Transfer from Kayaam House to Kalametiya and back USD 32 (per vehicle)

Start Time : 0600 hrs or 1600 hrs
Duration : 120 minutes
Seasonality : Conducted year around
Location : Kalametiya Lagoon


  • Safety Equipment
  • Packed Breakfast


  • Recommended for ages 4 and above
  • 15 minute drive to location
  • Breakfast can be served on the rock. Kindly let our team know the previous evening if this is something that interests you.
  • Cancellation Policy 

If cancelled before 5 days there are no cancellation charges.
Bookings cancelled between 4 – 2 days prior , 50% cancellation applies.
Booking cancelled within 24 hours before the tour, full cancellation applies.