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Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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Sinharaja Access Road | Deniyaya, Galle 81524, Sri Lanka
+94 71 071 4444
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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 1 week ago

I along with a group of 12 others on trip organised by “Cinnamon Nature Trails” visited the Sinharaja rain forest from 2nd to 4th February 2018. We made three trips during this period into the forest. Mr. Vimukthi Weeratunga of Cinnamon Trails led the group...More

1  Thank Seevali D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely hike in the rainforest with a knowledgeable guide. Make sure to take the Northern entrance! South side seems to be a scam. After the hustle and bustle of city destinations this was simply perfect to rest our minds listening to bird...More

Thank millamukka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relax after all the temples in Kandy and go here! Pack some snacks and just take in the cultural relevance of this jungle. Easy walk too

Thank Donovan W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sri Lanka's tropical rain forest the Sinharaja is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The Sinharaja forest, which is situated 30 km from Galle, covers an area of 8900 hectares, and is in fact one of the few virgin forests left in the world. The...More

Thank Ranmal F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yep.Its a rain forest.since I visited there. I understood Its not just a forest its a world of bio diversity ocean. I just know about a drop of it.

Thank harshasampath1111
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This was a great experience.In a 2-3h walk our guide showed us different plants and flowers . the adventures hikes you can have when you visit to Sri Lanka. there are many indigenous plants and animals that lives in the Sinharaja forest and there are...More

Thank Drivemoresl
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is a great old rainforest, with several trails. We went with a nature guide who runs a guesthouse nearby (see other review). The forest itself was a great experience but the wildlife was totally absent on my trip. I came back very disappointed and...More

Thank worldtravelplus
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Unlike other hikes in Sri Lanka, here you need to hire a guide in order to explore the forest due to the existence of wild animals inside the park........ It's always better to wear the leach socks, not only to get rid of leaches.....but also...More

Thank Rivon94
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We have experienced real rain forest entertainment. The guidance provided by the relevant authorities are very good. Gain good knowledge about our own plants trees and animals. Ues appropriate clothing when traveling. Guaranteed real eco experience. Mathugama, Kalavana, Rakvana Rd, Weddagala juck. Roads are very...More

Thank jayan r
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We took two fairly long treks two days in a row. Our guide was Nimal both treks, and he was very good. He never rushed us, and went out of his way to give us a great experience. We think most people only do one...More

Thank Diver-Hiker
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Marilyn1950
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Response from Wnniarachchi N | Reviewed this property |
No jeep or any vehicle transpotation the.any doubt contact me 0094717663879.I can help
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17 April 2018|
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Response from Jayneeze | Reviewed this property |
Shorts are recommended. It is comfortable. Wont disturb you due to humidity, plus if leeches get on it is visible, can be removed easily. Just carry a strong colon spray, when u see they have got on, just a little spray... More
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21 March 2018|
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Response from Tabbie k | Reviewed this property |
Better early. We went there at nine and the guides were booked already. We had to wait for another 2 hours
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