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Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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Open Now: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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“endemic birds”(15 reviews)
SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST is a world heritage and bio diversity hotspot which is also a major eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka. It is one of the few virgin forests left in the world. This evergreen rain forest, a UNESCO World heritage site, is one...more
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Galle 81524, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a guided walk through the reserve for a morning. We bought the leech socks (much needed!) though the leeches just climb up your trousers and get through your T-shirt. The walk takes a few hours and along the way you can spot a...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 1 week ago

if you are a wild life lover this is a must go, but make sure to choose the path and travel guide, experties guide will help you to travel safer and more faster while seing every important area,

Thank Harshana J
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is one of the places you must see. really fantastic walk through. even though we got ought in to the rain its one of the best places we visited

Thank pplrs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this amazing forest with a guild and it was beautifull. Reptiles, plants and trees. We toke a dip in a little lake by a waterfall it wat amazing!!

Thank Excursion780284
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THE staff at the main entrance and at the upper gate were friendly and helpful. The guide was absolutely excellent, spotting and pointing out everything and anything.

Thank fromSouthampton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the rainforest first thing in the morning (it opens at 6:00 a.m.), as suggested by our hotel for the best chance to see wildlife before it gets too hot. We did a 4/5-hour hike with a great guide who took the time to...More

Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reaching the entrance of the park is an experience of it's own. Had to get there by a 4X4 provided by the owner of Sinharaja Eco lodge. We booked a tour thru him and he provided a very fantastic guide Hemal who speaks good English...More

Thank M-one98
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Easy accessible, good car park. Need license to get into the park. Must- ask a local guide to help you along the trails. They spot animals and flowers you otherwise miss. The more enthusiastic you get, the more they show you. There are also booklets...More

Thank Ton A
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Went for a walk within the forest together with one of the local guides/ park rangers that are available at the forest entrance. Amazing to walk within the forest and see all the tall trees, butterflies and flowers. You could notice that the guide was...More

1  Thank Therese T
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

So my family and I visited here with our guide. We paid an entrance fee which included the services of a forest guide too. He did not speak English but our guide was luckily able to translate. He pointed out wildlife; we saw a snake,...More

3  Thank Suzy W
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Response from harshasampath1111 | Reviewed this property |
Yes..you..can..plz contact by my email..I will arrange everything as you wish.
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11 August 2018|
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Response from Vachintha | Reviewed this property |
Make sure you're ready to sweat a little. Cotton t-shirts, shorts with walking/hiking shoes.
19 July 2018|
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Response from Vachintha | Reviewed this property |
To get to Sinharaja from Galle, it'll take around 3 hours. If you intend to photograph and cover the entire park, you'll need to spare at least 4 hours.