Welcome to Sinharaja Forest Reserve


Because the forest is so dense, wildlife-spotting is not as easy here as it is in many other Sri Lankan reserves and parks. A good guide certainly helps. Note that although visitors are only allowed to walk through the reserve, local villagers are permitted to drive motorbikes along trails as short cuts to get around, disturbing the peace somewhat.


Top experiences in Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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Sinharaja Forest Reserve activities

$374.27 Private & Custom Tours

2 Day Private Tour - Rainforest Explorer from Bentota

Day 01 - Bentota > SinharajaStart your journey at 0700 hrs from Bentota. You will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura Travels. After the formalities at the hotel you will be escorted to your air conditioned vehicle and proceed to Sinharaja to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Rain Forest of Sri Lanka. (Travel Time – 2 to 2 ½ hrs.) After arriving at Sinharaja, check in at your hotel and rest for a while before proceeding on a guided half-day tour through this majestic forest. Go on a jungle safari to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Experience the virgin forest with its dense evergreen type vegetation. Feel the adventure as you listen to the screeches of monkeys and see the glimpses of colorful forest birds. Feel the spine-thrilling chill as you watch a green pit viper wind itself amongst the foliage. A wonderful opportunity for those who wish to see Mother Nature at her wildest. On completion return back to the hotel and relax. Day 02 - Sinharaja > BentotaAfter breakfast at the hotel go on one more safari through Sinharaja Rainforest. Your guide will ensure that your experience be somewhat different from your experience on the previous day, giving you more insight on the unique bio-diversity of this wonderful place. After the trek return back to the hotel, relax, check out and proceed to your hotel in Bentota. (Travel Time – 2 to 2 ½ hrs.)

$548 Outdoor Activities

Mountain hopping by Let's See Asia

Day 01:Arrival at the Airport where you will be Warmly welcomed by Let's See Asia's representative & transfer to the Hotel.Day 02: trek through the Sinharaja Forest Reserve to kick off the tour. Located in south west,Sinharaja is the country's last viable area of primary tropical rain forest.Trekking through this large forest reserve the tour offers insight look at the numerous rare specimens of trees and wildlife which can only be found within the Sinharaja Forest Reserve.Day 03:In order to add bit of adrenaline rush to this tour,the next stop is Kitulgala white water rafting.Which is nothing short of adrenaline pumping through the veins while navigating through various rapids downhill.Later on;Trekking through path along beautiful tea plantations full of tea picking ladies to reach the breathtaking little Adams Peak.Will be nothing short of picture perfect scenic views of mountains ranges hovering all around.Day 04:Known for its majestic and magical sunrises,embarking on a small journey from the Ella town in the dawn of the day to the Ella rock.Despite the trek being one of the challenging in terms of endurance.Once you reach Ella rock you will be left mesmerized and in awe witness this majestic sunrise through the surrounding mountain plains.The next destination would take you back to the colonial era with this magnificent piece of architecture in the middle of no-where,surrounded by jungle and mountains.YES,it’s the splendid nine arch bridge for those who guessed it correct.Day 05:Looking forward to a high altitude trek that promises to take you to one of the most stunning destinations in Sri Lanka; we got you covered with Horton’s Plain which is a ‘must’ in your travel itinerary. Everything is so picture perfect here your photography skills will certainly be put to the test. Ramble through the mist covered grasslands,evergreen forests and cloud forests interspersed with fresh water streams and mist covered swamps.Day 06:Offering another one of kind unique experience is the 4x4 jeep safari through what is known as “Devils Staircase Ohiya”. Swaying away from the conventional path, we would take you from the top of Devils Staircase starting from Ohiya and reaching down to end at Bambarakanda falls which is considered as the tallest waterfall of Sri Lanka. Where by you can take a refreshing dip at the waterfalls and add it to items completed on the bucket list.Day 07:Followed by an excursion into the dry zone reserve known as “Yala".This safari into to dry lands will enable you to touch base with some of your favorite animals;watch Leopards feed,laze and play in the open,and if you’re lucky you’ll see plenty of them as Yala is known to have the highest density of Leopards in the world.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve in detail