“Sinharaja” Rain Forest Day Tour - 1 Day

Sinharaja Rain Forest, UNESCO named a World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka. Is an ideal day trip for nature enthusiasts who visits Sri Lanka. The trip starts at 6 am from Colombo and will take 3 hours to reach the entrance of Sinharaja Rain Forest. You can decide on how far you are going to walk inside the jungle depending on your capacity. You can have your lunch once you come out of jungle or ask our driver to organize you a picnic meal so you can enjoy the meals during the picnic.

Visiting Sinharaja Rain forest during Sinharaja day tour – Sinnharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hot-spot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The hilly virgin rain forest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests Eco-region, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988. The reserve’s name translates as Kingdom of the Lion.

The reserve is only 21 km (13 mi) from east to west, and a maximum of 7 km (4.3 mi) from north to south, but it is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Because of the dense vegetation, wildlife is not as easily seen as at dry-zone national parks such as Yala. There are about 3 elephants and the 15 or so leopards are rarely seen. The most common larger mammal is the endemic Purple-faced Langue.

An interesting phenomenon is that birds tend to move in mixed feeding flocks, invariably led by the fearless Greater Racket-tailed Drongo and the noisy Orange-billed Babbler. Of Sri Lanka’s 26 endemic birds, the 20 rain forest species all occur here, including the elusive Red-faced Malkoha, Green-billed Coucal and Sri Lanka Blue Magpie.

Reptiles include the endemic Green pit viper and Hump-nosed vipers, and there are a large variety of amphibians, especially tree frogs. Invertebrates include the endemic Common Bird wing butterfly and the inevitable leeches.

Day 1
Typical Itinerary

Pick up from your place and transfer to Sinharaja Rain Forest – Approximately 3 hours drive

Take part in a trekking trip of 5 to 6 hours (7 AM to 1 PM) covering the most important areas of Sinharaja Rain Forest to see Birds such as Jungle Fowl, Brown Capped Babbler, Spot Wing Thrush, Skaly Thrush and Malabar Trogon and many other birds, Butterflies and endemic plants. Sinharaja is a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Picnic refreshments during the trek

Lunch at a recommended restaurant

Afternoon village trek bordering Sinharaja Rain Forest from 3.30 Pm to 6 PM to see different types of birds such as Layard’s Parakeet, Hanging Parakeet, Sri Lankan Mynah, Yellow fronted Barbet, White Face Starling and

Transfer back to Colombo – Approximately 4 hours drive

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“Sinharaja” Rain Forest Day Tour

Trip Facts

  • Lunch
  • All the Places what we mentioned on Itinerary
  • Cash
  • Minimum 2 Persons and Maximum 5 Persons. For the Extra Persons 2-5 Transport will free and Price will add only for Entrance fees.