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Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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Sinharaja Access Road | Deniyaya, Galle 81524, Sri Lanka
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SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST is a world heritage and bio diversity hotspot which is also a major eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka. It is one of the few virgin forests left in the world. This evergreen rain forest, a UNESCO World heritage site, is one of the few virgin rain forests left to date. Damp mysterious and teeming with life, the Sinharaja forest reserve situated 120 KM South East of Colombo, is the last expensive stretch of virgin rainforest on the island. At just over 11000 hectares, line across the wet zone the Southern edge of the hill country, Sinharaja is an ecological treasure trove. It is staggering array of flora and fauna place it among the top bio diversity hotspot in the world. Sinharaja Forest Reserve - A UNESCO world heritage site - encompasses the largest single swath of remaining low land tropical rain forest in the country. Over 130 birds, species are found here including many of the 33 species endemic to the Sri Lanka. There also rich reptile population and myriads of insects species, many yet to be classified. Mammals scenes here including the purple faced langur monkey and the giant squirrel. Sinharaja is also home to the elusive leopard. It is preferable to explore Sinharaja on foot, which makes for the truly authentic jungle experience. Best starting point for visits are Deniyaya Mederipitiya to the East or Kudawa to the North.
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Sinharaja Access Road | Deniyaya, Galle 81524, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked a short 5 km route from the entrance to the waterfall. Beautiful vegetation, ovens and animals that he showed on the guide. At the waterfall you can take a bath :) Very interesting place, but the price of 3600 RSL per person is...More

Thank Adam K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful national parkwe visited in Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to spot the birds and wildlife due to the dense vegetation. Our guide was amazing, she recognized all birds by sound and found us great picture opportunities. It is...More

Thank Sally_Lightfoot74
Reviewed 4 days ago

An incredible experience with a great guide. (We booked from Deniyaya Rest House 4/1/2018 so if you see this a huge thanks from Julia and Adrian). It’s about 3 or 4 hours. I’m not good with snakes or spiders but overcame my fear - they’re...More

Thank juliatozer25
Reviewed 1 week ago

If the call of nature, for you the sofa is important, then boldly come here. Come to 9 am, go to the sales office, and wait until the group is typed (6-8 people). To help you, there is a guide who will show you some...More

Thank TINEDIMA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to begin? We saw so many animals and plants and we learned a lot about the native species. We saw the Giant Squirrel, the Green Pit Viper, Sri Lanka Blue Magpies, two species of monkeys, a Kangaroo Lizard, and so many others. Our guide...More

Thank Alysha E
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a paradise but get there prepared for boring guides. We wished we had a real enthusiast with us. We wanted to walk for more and do more adventurous hikes but we couldn't..our guide was a tape-recorder and not interacting at all. A shame...More

Thank MariaFood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in Unawatuna so it ended up taking me around 3 hours to get to the trail. You reach a point where you can’t drive anymore so you park and take a tuktuk to the start of the hike. I did the 4 and a...More

Thank Amer A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sinharaja is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is a paradise of endemic species of fauna and flora. Most of species are endemic to Sri Lanka.

Thank Salani_Tharaka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Start early morning, when the sun brushes the vegetation, giving a very colourful mix. I am not particularly interested in bird watching, but I thoroughly enjoyed the light treck in the middle of nature and the ranger pointed out plants and animals, which I would...More

Thank frenchteddywww
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was on my to-do list for ages. finally did it with a group of friends. all four of us were girls, aged from 18 to 29 joined by two tourists who were staying in the same hotel in Ratnapura. We went through Kudawa. We did...More

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wine_country_girs
28 January 2018|
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Response from Tracey-Bruce | Reviewed this property |
When you went into the reserve, just at the ticket office, their was a row of guides sitting waiting to take you round. You automatically get assigned one. The guides pay seemed to be included in the ticket price, but of... More
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tripforthree
8 December 2017|
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Response from Prasad J | Property representative |
Sir sir I m Prasad from explore sinharaja rainforest tours, I if you booked our tours we provide you leach socks for our gusts in addition to that we have very knowledgeable naturalist and park entrance fees, lunch and pick... More
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