Sinharaja Rainforest short tour

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a forest reserve 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. Sinharaja Forest Reserve covers most of the Kalu Ganga basin and a small part of northern Gin Ganga. Most of the forest (60%) is contained within the borders of Rathnapura District. The other parts include Galle District with 20% and Kaluthara District with 20%.

This forest encompasses an area of 36,000 hectares (88,960 acres/360 km²). 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. Sinharaja forest vegetation density has been estimated at around 240,000 plants per hectare, the most dense rain forest in Asia.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Sinharaja is the country’s last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare. 50% of Sri Lankan’s endemics species of animals (especially butterfly, amphibians, birds, snakes and fish species). It is home to 95% endemic birds.


  • Accommodation in a double room with meals as mentioned on the itinerary.
  • Transport in a private vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur.
  • Entrance fees to the program as per the itinerary .
  • Daily supply of mineral water during excursions / sightseeing.
  • Extras of a personal nature such as liquor, tips, laundry etc.
  • Meals not specified above
  • Optional Activities
  • Services not included in “Price Includes”

Tour Plan

1 Colombo to Sinharaja
  • Welcome by our representative at Colombo 
  • Travel to Sinharaja (194 km, 4h 45 min)
  • Waterfall trail (Price includes) 
  • Overnight stay in Rainforest Ecolodge 
2 Sinharaja
  • Breakfast
  • Main nature trail (Price includes)
  • Relaxing 
  • Night trail (Price includes)
  • Overnight stay in Rainforest Ecolodge
3 Sinharaja to Colombo
  • Bird watching tour in Sinharaja (Price includes)
  • Relaxing 
  • Travel back to Colombo
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