Sinharaja Rainforest

It says a lot that in a country with such a rich variety of flora and fauna, Sinharaja Forest Reserve is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve. That's because as the island's last viable area of primary tropical rainforest, it is home to almost two-thirds of its endemic trees and also boasts endemism rates of 50% for mammals and an astonishing 95% for bird species.

At a glance

What you will experience

Guided hiking tour through the Sinharaja Rainforest

Discover endemic species along your way


Length of the tour

1 Day

optional: 3/5/8 hour hike

Best time for this tour

All Seasons




Programm Sequence

Sinharaja rainforest reservoir

Your guide will lead you down overgrown trails, past streams, river and waterfalls on the lookout for wild animals and rare plants. It's the trees that conceal the rainforest's fauna – birds, tree frogs, monkeys and lizards. Even if you can't see them, you can listen out for the calls of the grey hornbills, or the sounds of monkeys in the treetops. The rarely sighted Sri Lankan leopard also prowls this territory, so keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse.

Do not miss

Discover rare animal and plant species

Enjoy your lunch at a recommended restaurant

Good to know

Useful information:

  • Beware of leeches. For protection, leech socks are available for purchase at the entrance offices. Also take some salt with you in case one of the leeches bites through your socks.

  • An experienced guide is advisable to show you around and educate you about the flora and fauna.
  • There are three entrances to the park, each offering guests different experiences.

Maybe helpful:

  • Comfortable and airy clothing

  • bring bathing gear and changing clothes (at some places its possible to swim in the river - if the situation is suitable and safe)

  • Suncream

  • Insect repellent

  • Sunglasses/-hat

  • Rain jacket

  • long trousers and sturdy shoes that can be rubbed with salt (against leeches)

  • a pair of binoculars

  • Bring a camera and some snacks.

Included in this Tour:

  • Transport from Hotel to all places included in the tour and back

  • Bottled Water

  • All Entrancetickets & Fees
  • Guides and Driver


Please contact us

Real people, real experiences

Wow! Tony was so helpful, knowledgeable, flexible and kind.
We did a couple of tours with him and they were superbly organised.
We ended up changing the second tour as there were things we wanted to do and things we didn't but as ever Tony rose to the challenge, changed our itinerary and was so helpful in doing so.

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