Sinharaja 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. This Forest covers an extent of an approximately 11.187 ha. From east to west the length of the forest is 21 K.M’s.
Sinharaja Bird Waves in the lowland rain forests of Sri Lanka are the largest mixed species feeding flocks of birds in the world. The Sinharaja Bird Wave average 42 individuals. As many as 59 species of birds have been recorded as participants in the waves.
03 Day Sinharaja Forest Trek would take you through the Virgin Ra
You will be picked up from hotel in Gale and transfer to Sinharaja.
In the afternoon go for a relaxing walk to explore the surrounding.
Wake up to the bird songs and invigorated by the wilderness that surrounds you.
Day is reserved for trekking and bird watching in Sinharaja Rainforest.
Sinharaja has a wild profusion of flora. The canopy trees reach heights of up to 45m, with the next layer down topping 30m. Nearly all the sub canopy trees found here are rare or endangered. More than 65% of the 217 types of trees and woody climbers endemic to Sri Lanka’s rainforest are found in Sinharaja.
Sinharaja rain forest is home to 186 bird species and out of the 34 endemic bird species, 29 have recorded from Sinharaja. Apart from Birds 3-4 Elephants, around 15 Sri Lankan Leopards also recorded from Sinharaja Rain Forest. The most common larger mammal is the endemic purple-faced langur. 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.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and head off to Galle. You will be dropped off at your hotel in Galle.
This itinerary is ideal for travelers who are looking for some adventure through trekking in the jungles and also for bird lovers.