Unawatuna Tours
Sinharaja Rainforest Tour
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Sinharaja Rainforest Tour

By BTR SL
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Ages 5-80
Duration: 8–10 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private First class car,van or took took with the services of a professional guidenal tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Rainforest Entrance tickets
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Sinharaja Forest Reserve


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Free Hotel Pick up available
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Koggala Airport, Koggala Sri Lanka
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Closenberg Hotel, 11 Closenberg Road, Closenberg Rd, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 64720P11

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • This is a private tour
      • This tour will start at 8.00am
      • Tour duration is 9 hours
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 64720P11

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      • BTR SL
        142
        Galle, Sri Lanka
        Joined in November 2018
      • serena_wilsonmiller
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Experience - lots of Elephants
        A very well organised trip. I saw lots of Elephants, including some baby ones. Thanks to Roshan & Driver for a great experience
        Written 23 February 2024
      • Mobile14494160694
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Just amazing!
        Cannot recommend this tour enough. Saw lots of elephants. Also monkeys, jackels, lizards, wild pigs, lots of birds. One taxi driver to and from the safari was excellent and the safari driver was just as good and knew exactly where to take us. Just Amazing
        Written 23 February 2024
      • Mamaandtriplets
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect day out with the family
        Roshan and Pierson was punctual to pick out family of 5 up from the hotel. Roshan gave us a run down of what to expect of the day. Our safari jeep driver - Madu was great fun. Lunch that was included was delicious. Overall the tour was well organised, staffs were friendly it was a successful day consider were a family of 6 year old triplets.
        Written 19 February 2024
      • K5218IWkristine
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day at Kanneliya Rainforest
        We had an amazing tour to the Kannelyia Rain Forest today and highly recommend to book a tour with Roshan and his team. The trip was well organized, great communication beforehand and we got to spend an amazing time in the rain forrest, seeing the beautiful nature and even a few animals. There was no rush at any point and we finished the tour with a lovely lunch next to the river.
        Written 14 February 2024
      • Lyudmila N
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great trip
        We had a great time, we had seen lots of animals. I would definitely recommend, hopefully will come back soon. Thank you 🙏🏻
        Written 10 February 2024
      • Micra2300
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Thank you for a great experience
        Really good tour with very knowledgeable and serviceminded guide. We saw elephants, birds, buffaloes etc. The guide really did a lot for us to see as much as possible on the tour. He was also very good at explaining about the animals. The lunch included was really delicious and was served in an area with really beautiful views. Thank you for a great experience.
        Written 29 January 2024
      • rreader2017
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful safari to udawalawe
        Udawalawe was a magical tour.we saw many animals and birds as well as being very very close to the elephants. We also saw a very large crocodile and we're privileged to see a large pack of jackels
        Written 23 January 2024
      • K7702BDabbyw
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great safari!
        This tour was amazing! We were picked up by Roshan from our hotel and then driven to our safari drivers house. From there we entered the national park and picked up our guide. Our guide was so kind and knowledgeable and helped us see so many animals including elephants, crocodiles, birds and deer. We also had a delicious home made Sri Lankan lunch which we ate in the middle in of the national park. It was a great day, definitely recommend this tour!
        Written 21 January 2024
      • DeviDeeDra
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Exciting tour with lots of animal sightings
        We chose the luxury tour which included lunch. Tour was wonderful with great views. I was nervous about spending so long outside, but time passes fast on the tour. My husband and I enjoyed this safari and cant wait to return! Beautiful majestic elephants and more to see.
        Written 13 January 2024
      • microyaz
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Kanneliya forest reserve visit
        Great tour! I chose a two-hour hike to the cave and waterfall. It was a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Special thanks to our wonderful and amiable driver, Vimukathi, and to Ceylon Tour Sri Lanka.
        Written 3 January 2024
      • Arjunc1
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great people to tour with
        Great company. Mr Roshan very professional and accommodating. We missed one spot (the secret beach)on a previous tour but Mr Roshan made sure we went to see that the next day. Really great company to tour with. Would definitely recommend
        Written 29 December 2023
      • Jasmine s
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Go to Sinharaja Forest! You won’t regret it!!! :)
        We did the Sinharaja Rainforest Tour and it was awesome. Seemless pick up, excellent careful driver, complimentary water and snacks for the car. When we arrived, we had an amazing guide with 20+ years experience. He clearly knew the forest and it’s animals so well, and we saw snakes, lizards, frogs, monkeys, a giant squirrel and a scorpion, as well as getting information about lots of trees and plants. The walk is beautiful and not too strenuous, and leech socks are provided. Lunch was at a stunning waterfall where we could swim. After our rainforest experience, we were taken to a tea factory as an additional opportunity which was totally free and very interesting, with beautiful views over the mountains and forest. Highly recommend this tour to anyone. It’s not touristy at all and so so beautiful. It felt like a slice of paradise, surrounded by nature!
        Written 24 December 2023
      • 943Jennyp
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An outstanding tour of Sri Lanka
        We had a great time with Roshan and Chathu during our 5 day tour. We had a varied and interesting tour around Sri Lanka which certainly suited our interests. Roshan guided us around his home town of Galle, he is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Rhoshans attention to detail was brilliant. We stayed in Unawatuna which was a delightful village with an amazing beach. Chathu took us to the koggala lake boat ride, we fed a little baby monkey who came on our boat. We were able to get off the boat a few times and met the locals. We had an interesting visit to a tea plantation. We then headed to the udawalawe safari which was amazing seeing the elephants in their natural habitat. We saw baby elephants, and saw the elephants enjoying mud baths. They came close to the jeep which couldn’t have been better. We saw loads of deer and a crocodile and loads of monkeys and wild beasts and birds. We had a lovely picnic lunch in the park. We then moved on to Ella which is a beautiful part of Sri Lanka with jungle areas and epic waterfalls. We had a walk up Little Adams Peak which was real good fun jumping in the tuk tuks. We also saw the nine arches bridge which was impressive. We had a long drive back to Colombo and stopped at polhena beach for lunch. Overall we had a fantastic tour, a big thank you to Roshan and to Chathu who is good fun and looked after us so well. Many thanks from the pensioners on tour. Graham and Jenny
        Written 18 July 2023
      • curtisaa2018
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing
        Had a wonderful experience. We were able to see many elephants and the tour guide was very informative and kind.
        Written 1 June 2023
      • Fiekev25
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience, carefree day
        We had a wonderful and carefree day, having booked this tour. The hotel pick-up tech brings you to the home of the Jeep chauffeur; from there, you spend three hours inside the beautiful Udawalawe park. The included lunch is delicious! They set it up for you at a beautiful spot underneath a large tree, at a safe spot in the park. It’s a very extensive lunch, all Sri Lankan local dishes. An amazing experience! A volunteer guide hops in at the entrance of the park, you can tip him after the tour but that is not required. The guide was very helpful, telling us things about the park and pointing out animals we would not have spotted ourselves. We highly recommend this tour: you get what you pay for, no hidden costs or ‘surprises’ and it just provides you with some amazing experiences of Sri Lanka!
        Written 16 May 2023
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      DerbyTonyB
      Ipswich, UK31 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our driver picked us up early and drove us 100km north, along winding roads through villages with dogs sleeping in the road around every corner.

      Eventually we arrived at the Sinharaja Forest Reserve where we met our guide and after a short tuk tuk ride, commenced our three hour trek through the rain forest.

      The humidity was insane and we were quickly soaked. The flora and fauna made it worth it though.

      On arrival, the guide rubbed rock salt into our shoes to deter the leeches, which was semi-successful.

      We saw peacocks, water buffalo, butterflies, eagles, millipedes, fish owl, lizards, fish and a green viper. I said ‘that looks pretty small’ but was then informed a bite can kill you!

      Walking behind my wife and watching her jump at every twig thinking it was a snake was one of my highlights!

      Also saw durian fruit, jack fruit, cinnamon, white pepper, wild pineapple, and coffee beans before stopping for a provided lunch at a waterfall.

      On the drive home, after passing many cows roaming free, we stopped at the Lumbini tea plantation where we were lucky enough to be given a private tour of the factory.

      Recommended.
      Written 9 April 2022
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      Written 10 April 2022
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      Shirley R
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022 • Family
      Visiting the Sinharaja forest has been a life changing experience in all aspects. Great organisation and communication!

      We want to say a special thank you to Mr Wigitha, our tour guide inside the rainforest. He is so knowledgeable, humble and he carried a beautiful aura about his passion for nature and way of life.

      Thank you and we hope to do other tours with you again !
      Written 23 September 2023
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      Written 26 September 2023
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      Sumskas P
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Guide and driver - extremely friendly and fun people. True professionals! Roshan, the owner - 2 days before the trip sent all details and delivered everything 100% on time and in nice manner.
      Written 17 February 2024
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      Written 18 February 2024
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      Tamara
      Ljubljana, Slovenia12 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our trip went as planned, without any inconvenience. We had an excellent guide who told us many interesting things about the rainforest and the animals that live in it. He observes very good, he showed us many animals - monkeys, snakes, rare species of birds and butterflies... The only inconvenience, which is unfortunately unavoidable, are leeches.
      Written 23 March 2023
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      Written 24 March 2023
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      Bianka R
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2022 • Friends
      We had an amazing trip. It was well organised, we got supplied with water and a filling lunch. The guides were amazing and ready to answer random questions about Sri Lanka. The hiking guide was amazing at spotting animals in the distance. If it weren't for him we would have missed a lot. Also a very interesting visit to the tea plantage.
      Overall, a perfect day in the rain forest. Can highly recommend!
      Written 12 March 2022
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      Written 13 March 2022
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      Ksuha Lipkovska
      41 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2022
      We were picked up from a hotel in nice air conditioner car, driver showed us many interesting things on the way like cotton trees, peacocks and we even saw a Monitor lizard. 
Forest is very beautiful and wild, it feels like you're walking in sauna)) we got to hang on lianas and hug 600-years old trees. Most of the lizards were sleeping during the day's heat but we got to see some snakes, green lizards, tiny frogs, butterflies and fish.
We cooled our legs in beautiful waterfall (you can swim there too) and had our lunch there.
Guide got us the park's gate on Tuk Tuk and we walked in the forest to the waterfall and back.
Very beautiful nature and good tour organization!
      Written 10 January 2022
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      Thanks a lot
      Written 11 January 2022
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      Rebecca Saram
      Germany9 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2020 • Friends
      Our tour started with the pick up from our hotel at Galle fort. Roshan was so friendly and extremely informative. Had a wonderful day with new friends, enjoying the scenery and hiking the Rainforest. This should be in everyone's list when visiting Sri Lanka. Loved the added bonus of Tea factory visit. Guide Wigitha made the day amazing. Although no rain in the rainforest ,this day made the hike a bit less slippery, the flora, fauna and the waterfall -- all made a lovely day.

      One of our Dreams was to swim under the waterfall, and we got a chance to do it here. Transportation was comfortable and efficient, and the lunch was delicious. Would highly recommend this tour and also this tour company.
      Written 23 February 2021
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      Thanks a lot
      Written 24 February 2021
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      Svetlana
      Poland7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Couples
      It was amazing Tour. Everything from beginning was awesome. Driver came on time we were listening to our music. Driver was polite and showed us cinnamon tree, tea plant during the trip and stopped to show us great view. The rainy forest another extremely beautiful place with awesome tour agent who showed all insects and animals which were there. Finally amazing waterfall where swim and then had lunch. Perfect trip definitely recommend it.
      Written 12 September 2023
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      Written 12 September 2023
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      Lucy B
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019 • Family
      My sister and I booked a tour of the Sinharaja rainforest online as a leg of our one week exploring the island. Everything about this tour and the people who organized it was perfect from start to finish. Roshan promptly picked us up from our hotel in Galle at 8 am and drove us 3 hours to Sinharaja. During the drive he was incredibly kind and engaging. He showed us true Sri Lankan hospitality. Once we arrived in Sinharaja we were met by our tour guide who works for the forestry department. He took us to the entrance by Tuk Tuk and we started the 3 hour hike with him. Our tour guide knew every tree and animal in the rainforest. It was amazing! Turns out he has been doing this job for over 20 years and still has such enthusiasm for nature and spreading knowledge. We saw lizards, spiders, snakes, monkeys, and even a scorpion! He pointed out trees that were over 500 years old and it was amazing to hear all that he knew. We hiked about 1.5 hours to an amazing water fall where we swam and then had lunch. Then we hiked back. During the whole tour my sister and I felt so engaged and cared for! Roshan was even able to give us a ride to our next destination (Udawalawe). Both Roshan and our guide showed us nothing but kindness and huge smiles on their faces despite the fact that they were spending a national holiday working to get us the best experience. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone else looking for wonderful company and a perfect experience!
      Written 11 December 2019
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      Thank's a lot
      Written 12 December 2019
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      Matthew C
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Friends
      We booked this the night before and everything was seamless from the moment I paid! Roshan was super helpful, called straight away and picked us up promptly the following morning. Our driver, Padmal, was really nice and gave us a good comfortable journey up from Galle to Sinharaja. The tour guide, Wigitha, was excellent and we saw loads of animals including snakes, spiders, monkeys and a bunch of birds and bats. We were even followed by a couple dogs who we named Tommy and Oli and were very good boys.
      Written 21 September 2023
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      Written 23 September 2023
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