Day trip for a Sinharaja rain forest trek from Colombo/ Airport or Southern beach
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
Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, 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 Langur.
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 rainforest 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 Birdwing butterfly and the inevitable leeches.
Suggested departure time of the day trip – 6 am from Colombo
Highlights of Sinharaja Rain Forest day trip – Sinharaja Rain Forest
Price of Sinharaja Rain Forest day trip
- Start and End from Colombo city : US$ 170.
- Start and End from Airport or Negombo : US$ 190.
- Start and End from Southern Beach: US$ 190.
What is included in Sinharaja Rain Forest day trip price
- Air conditioned mini coach
- Driver and driver’s meals
1 Contact a destination specialist
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2 Discuss your requirements
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3 Refine your tailor-made itinerary
Your specialist will carefully design your trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive in the post and online. Your specialist will answer any further questions you have and refine it until you are completely happy.
Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to pay the cost of your trip.
5 Staying in touch
Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call your specialist at any time. The same specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.