Sinharaja Rain Forest trekking tour
The Sinharaja Rainforest will leave a nature enthusiast quite bedazzled. Birders particularly will have an astonishing range of avifauna to observe. This rainforest is intrinsically linked to the legends of the first Sri Lankans; in fact, the name Sinharaja derives from the Sinhalese ‘kingdom of the lion’. It is said that the Sinhalese race was born out of the union of the princess and the lion king and it is believed that they had lived in Sinharaja itself. There is no better place in Sri Lanka for a bird enthusiast than the Sinharaja Rainforest.
Sinharaja rainforest trekking is an on of the world UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, due to the high degree of endemic found in the plant, bird and reptilian life that call it home.
The forest covers an area of approximately 11,200 hectares, measuring 21 kilometers from east to west and from north to south just less than four kilometers. The Sinharaja Rainforest is situated in the southwest lowland Wet Zone of Sri Lanka and the elevation ranges from 200 to 1,300 meters. It is noted for being a habitat for 95 percent of the endemic birds found in Sri Lanka.
The rare birds are the Red-faced Malkoha, the Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, the Ashy-headed Babbler, and the White-headed Starling. The Green-billed Coucal is considered the rarest. Another interesting display is the presence of mixed species of foraging bird flocks, which is a phenomenon commonly found in rainforests. 100 flocks have been systematically observed, and studies have revealed that some flocks contained 48 species including 12 endemics.
The flora of Sinharaja displays a high degree of endemic. Of the 211 woody trees and lianas identified, a staggering 139 (66 percent) are endemic to Sri Lanka. Out of the 25 ferns which are endemic to the island, 13 have been recorded in the Sinharaja Rainforest. The total vegetation density has been estimated to be around 240,000 plants per hectare.
Sinharaja rain forest trekking tour, We have determined to serve you with the best local professional guides available to make your excursion a worthy and memorable one.
- Half-day and full-day trekking
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- English speaking private guide
- Entrance fees including all taxes
- Available refreshment & 1.5L bottle of water per guest
Additional Information: Before making a reservation at 4restlanka Tours we encourage you to follow this information, Not recommended for pregnant women | Not recommended for participant with serious medical conditions | Vegetarian option is available and if food affects your health conditions please inform us before the tour | The tour and visit some destinations may change depending on weather conditions | The duration of the transfers will depend on the time of day and traffic condition | Recommend to wear shoes for your choice | Lower price rate in Sri Lanka | Prices depend on how many people in your party