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Sinharaja Rain Forest Walk and Bird Watching 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 faryou 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 organise 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 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.

Day 1

  • Pick up from Colombo hotel 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


US$ 160 for a car or minivan (up to 6 passengers)

US$ 195 for a mini coach (Up to 10 passengers)

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements
  • Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation


The above rates include,

  • Air conditioned vehicle with fuel
  • English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All parking and highway charge where applicable 
  • All taxes

The above rates does not include the followings, you may purchase them on your own if required. Our chauffer will help you in the process,

  • Entry fees for the mentioned attractions and activities
  • Meals or refreshments
  • Specialist guide’s fee


Sinharaja Rain Forest and it's Fauna and Flora



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