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How to Explore the Sinharaja Rainforest, SriLanka

:How to Explore the Sinharaja Rainforest, SriLanka

Sinharaja rainforest is the last remaining primeval rainforest in Sri Lanka. It is located in the south-west Sri Lanka and about 120 km away from Colombo. Venturing into the sinharaja rainforest will definitely be an unique and memorable experience for you. seerendipity tours offer many adventure holiday packages with Sinharaja. Exploring Sinharaja is one of the favourite part of every  tour for most of the travellers who took part in these tours. In one hand Sinharaja is a home to proliferate wildlife and on the other-hand home to large number of nearly-extinct creatures. The Sinharaja Rainforest is the oldest, largest and most species-rich tropical rainforest in Sri Lanka. Covering an area of 88 square kilometres, This natural jewel sprawl in between 3 provinces namely Kalutara, Galle and Matara. It’s definitely the most important natural wealth of the country and a must-visit if you’re ever in Sri Lanka.

Seerendipity Tours offer ‘sinharaja Extreme’ tour that includes wandering through the buffer zone village, cycling and Jungle trekking for 2 days. You will be escorted by experienced local guides and they are from the immediate vicinity of the forest. They give you an insightful peek into life in the Sinharaja. You will stumble upon many odd insects, reptiles, vertebrates, Birds, besides, the thrill of jungle-trekking in the dark.

trekking through sinharaja

How to Explore the Sinharaja Rainforest, SriLanka The Sinharaja Rainforest has always been well-known for its inhabitants – proliferate species of plants, animals and people living in the buffer-zone of the forest reserve. On your trek, guide will guide will point out all sorts of interesting creatures, from giant spiders to beautiful bugs.

A View of the Sinharaja Rainforest, SriLanka At a lookout point, after the trek, which lasts about 2 hours you can have an incredible view over the jungle at an altitude of about 900 meters above sea-level.

Sleeping in the Sinharaja Rainforest, SriLanka There are no accommodation available withing the borders of the strict nature reserve. Therefore Seerendipity tours will accommodate you in a hotel nearby. Most of these hotels here are small properties with well furnished, clean and safe places. The hotels is located very close to the Sinharaja Rainforest. All rooms are very well equipped with comfortable beds, mosquito nets, Air-conditioning, fans and attached bathrooms with hot/cold water. You will have a very peaceful night with occasional sounds coming from the jungle and the insects creak through the night. Night Walking in the Sinharaja Rainforest.


Unlike in other Rainforests at Sinharaja you are not allowed to enter the rainforest with the downfall of the dark. In fact it is very scary and dangerous to creep into the jungle at night, Finding the the way through the dense jungle in the dark is very difficult.

Visiting local families living in the buffer-zone of the Sinharaja Rainforest These buffer-zone villages are existing here for many centuries and the people are caretakers of this natural wealth. They live in harmony with the rainforest. The rainforest is part of their living, which helps them in many ways in their day today life. For instance most people are living on juggery industry (making juggery) and raw materials such as honey and firewood taken form the jungle. You can explore their homes and their handicraft where tools and plates, some of them are made with barks and leaves from the jungle.

How to Explore Sinharaja Rainforest, SriLanka: Seerendipity tours organise the Rainforest trip into this amazing primeval rainforest , and you can stay for multiple nights depending on your preference. You can booked this ‘Sinharaja Extreme’ tour with Getyourguide or through the official website of Seerendipity tours. You can contact Seerendipity tours at info@seerendipitytours.com.


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