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Sinharaja forest reserve of Sri Lanka is a paradise owing to its depth endemic fauna and flora collection. Sinharaja rainforest is a UNESCO world heritage site and the last remaining primaeval rainforest with about 50% of its fauna and flora endemic to the island.

Birds both resident and migratory flock to the canopy, especially between December and April. A large number of foreign travellers as well as local tourists come to explore Sinharaja rainforest every day, Sinharaja is a part of most nature tours and bird-watching tours and is also included in most Sri Lanka adventure tour itineraries because it is one of the best places to enjoy the fauna and flora of Sri Lanka including a large number of birds, butterflies, insects and vertebrates.

Sinharaja rainforest tour starts in Colombo and takes you to the Sinharaja forest via Kalutara, Matugam and Agalawatte. The drive from Colombo to Sinharaja rainforest takes around 3 hours. All arrangements for your Sinharaja trip is well planned by the staff of seerendipity tours and we map out the 3 hours of jungle trek even before you arrive at the site.

The entire tour will take around 6-7 hours. The jungle trek lasts about 4 hours, you will be out of the jungle before sunset. You can have a bath in a cool shallow water pool down the Kekuna Ella Water Fall. You must be prepared with swimsuits.

This tour is suitable for travellers who like to get a glimpse of true rainforest experiences.

We are using the Kudawa-Sinharaja trail on this one day trip, which is the most scenic and most popular trail among travellers. This trail is about 8 km in length and takes you past some of the most scenic areas of the Forest. The trek leads to Sinhagala, a high altitude peak in the Forest. This is an advanced trek and it requires a good amount of physical and mental fitness to cover it.

Is this trip right for you?

  • The entire trip is private (transfers and sightseeings), and only you and your associates take part in the trip.
  • You will enter the rainforest with a trained expert nature guide.
  • You will enter the rainforest at the main entrance of Kudawa.
  • Your driver/guide is fully vaccinated and received a "Safe and Secure" certificate from the tourist board.
  • This 1-day trip is one of the most popular Sri Lanka tours, we run in our Original style, perfect for those, who look for a trip to enjoy Sri Lankan nature. If you are after a more leisurely trip in Sri Lanka, cultural trip or shorter trip please check our other tour itineraries.
  • You are trekking through the virgin rainforest, where you have to walk on rugged terrain. Please wear comfortable shoes to trek through the forest comfortably.
  • You may encounter leeches during the trek, we will arrange the leeches repellent.
  • It is recommended to have binoculars, thereby it will be easier to spot birds.

What to expect

  • 3-4 hours trek through the virgin rainforest of Sinharaja
  • Learn about the fauna and flora of the forest from our experienced nature guide
  • Sighting of many dozens of birds and many other insects, lizards, butterflies and many other creatures
  • Encounter hundreds of different trees, plants and veins as well as dozens of orchids
  • Taking a closer look at waterfalls

Trip includes

  • Pick-up from the airport or any hotel on the west coast and the drop 
  • Entire ground transportation in an air-conditioned, luxury, private vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide (Please inquire for other languages)
  • Mineral water
  • 4 hours rainforest trek in the forest
  • All entrance fees and activity costs
  • Highway toll
  • Leeches repellent
  • Nature guide to show you around the forest and explain to you about Fauna and Flora
  • All government taxes

Trip excludes

  • Expenses of personal nature such as tipping
  • Food and drinks

Book now & pay later

Reserve your tour now and pay when you meet us. Send us the duly filled tour booking form, we will arrange your tour and you can make the payment as you meet us on the first day of the trip.

Best price guaranteed

We guarantee the best price. If you find the same tour package at a cheaper price elsewhere, we do match the price of other tour package and furthermore add a 10% discount to it.

No hidden fees and commissions

The price you see on the product pages is the exact same rate that you see in the final stage of the trip booking. We do not add any other hidden charges and taxes such as GST, BTT, service charge, nation-building tax, hotel tax etc as you come to the last stage of the booking.

COVID-19 Special information

  • Seerendipity tours is a "Safe and Secure" certified tour operator and all activities organized by us are strictly adhere to the protocols introduced by WHO
  • All our staff are fully vaccinated and have received the "Safe and Secure" certificate from the Sri Lanka tourist board
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • To reduce crowds, all tours are private
  • Masks are provided and please wear them all the time
  • Hand sanitisers are provided 
  • You must provide a copy of your vaccine certificate
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed


Day 1

Time : 7:00 am


Meet and greet by Seerendipity tours representative at your hotel (0700 hrs) and leave for Sinharaja rainforest via Kalutara and Agalawatte. As you arrive at the Rainforest you will be greeted and welcomed by our nature guide, who will be guiding you throughout the jungle trek and also educate about fauna and flora that you encounter along the way.

The journey from Colombo to Sinharaja (Kudawa entrance) takes around 3 hours. You can take a brief rest after arriving the entrance and start the Sinharaja rainforest trek. Our nature expert will explain to you about the trees, plants, animals and birds that you encounter during the trek.

After the rainforest trek drives to the nearby hotel where your delicious local meal is served. After having leisurely lunch and eating Sri Lankan fruits start the return journey to the hotel.

The return journey lasts around 2 hours

  1. :

    What a nice experience to see the beautiful nature of Sri Lanka. We had the opportunity to see a large number of Fauna and Flora. It was a fantastic experience and the trip was very well organized.

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  3. :

    It was raining a lot

  4. :

    I booked it from Colombo and initially, I thought it was a long journey. But it took only 2 hours to get there, very convenient drive with Gamini, my guide.

  5. :

    We were stranded at home for long time and we all wanted to go out and have a break. We took the sinharaja trek and it paid off verry well. WE all enjoyed the trip. It is nice to hang around prisitne forest for a couple of hours.

  6. :

    An excellent trip from our beach resort in Bentota. Good guide and an excellent way to live with nature.

  7. :

    I never thought that it would be so interesting day with rainforest trek. Trees, plants, birds, streams, waterfalls, it is a totally different world.

  8. :

    Our nature guide was very knowledgeable and explained a lot about tres and plants

  9. :

    Perfect opportunity for a nature lover. Very professional guide, he answered all of our questions and gave a lot of information about the vegetation and the animals. He had an eye for spotting even the most camouflaged birds. Very beautiful

  10. :

    2 days back we did te Sigiriya trip with Seerendioitpity, they did a great job and therefore we thought of going to rainforest with them . As usual our driver/guide Subil and his company did a graet job.

  11. :

    Perfect 4 hours for us because we love nature

  12. :

    It is good to know that precious nature still lives in some parts of the world, such as Sinharaja. This gloomy nature reserve is totally different from what we see on a day to day life. I never thought that a jungle trek could be so interesting.

  13. :

    Long trek, uneven surface and very tiring, I reduce my trek just to 1 hour. wonderful trip though

  14. :

    It is such a great pleasure to know that such wonderful places still remain in this world

  15. :

    We got a very knowledgeable naturalist, unfortunately I don’t remember his name. We did the short hike in the forest nbecause we are not familiar with hiking. however, it was an amazing experince.and we saw lot of trees, plants and birds. the guide was an incredibly knowledgeable naturalist who spoke really good english and was able to uncover even the tiniest of creatures that I would have never seen on my own.

  16. :

    Colourful birds are everywhere it is heaven

  17. :

    Delicious local lunch and forest trek unforgettable

  18. :

    There are a lot of leeches in teh forest. Our guide Perera gave us some soap to keep them away. Very nice trip.

  19. :

    Highly recommended to travellers who love nature

  20. :

    Amazing experience and 4 hours trek through the rainforest is simply unforgettable.

  21. :

    Visiting Sinharaja rainforest was a great experience and meaningful for me, especially in a difficult time for its tourism. Thanks to our nature expert, chami the trip was safe and memorable.

  22. :

    My first ever tour to the rainforest and the tour was well organized and very affordable.

  23. :

    We did the tour from Bentota and travelled only 2 hours voila rainforest, it was such a nice place we did not want to leave.

  24. :

    Nice tour from Colombo

  25. :

    Very good trip

  26. :

    Excellent tour

  27. :

    A very relaxing trip, well worth

  28. :

    Perfect program for nature lovers

  29. :

    The perfect activity for a our short stay on the island, highly useful and great way to see the nature

  30. :

    Excellent trip and magical 4 hours, thanks to our nature guide we learned a lot about Sri Lankan rainforest.

  31. :

    We booked Sinharaja trip on our layover in Colombo for 1 night. It was a perfect trip with jungle trekking. We even had the opportunity to have a refreshing bath in a natural pool with crystal clear water. Good service, good guide and nice vehicle.

  32. :

    Very nice program, to escape from the monotonous beach holiday. perfect opportunity to enjoy nature.

  33. :

    Sinharaja rainforest was amazing. So many trees and plants and gloomy like in a cathedral.

  34. :

    We wanted to have a small break from the office in Colombo and opted for Sinharaja trip. It is a perfect trip for people who enjoy nature. Very well organized trip.

  35. :

    The trip is perfect;y planned and we had just finished the walk before the downpour, our guide Kamal was very nice and helpful.

  36. :

    Travelled a lot still nice program to see millions of trees and plants, and very good nature guide very knowledgeable

  37. :

    We booked the one day Sinharaja forest tour from Colombo and very happy with teh outcome. It was one of the kind, fantastic walk into the beautiful Sinharaja Rainforest. Don’t go to the forest without a guide because you encounter hundreds of different species of trees, plants, bird, insects, lizards, spiders and many other creatures, you need some to give some insight inot it! Our guide in teh forest uncovered so many little creatures that I would never have seen and spoke really good english too. The waterfall was beautiful and lots of blue butterflies were there. Went swimming in this cool pond. The tour was so well organised, I’d definately recommend these guys to do the Sinharaja hike, really grea

  38. :

    Never seen such a large number of birds in close proximity, we were very lucky to book this trip.

  39. :

    Fantastic trip but it was raining a lot in the forest otherwise it could have been better. Overall experience is good and our guide Silva was very friendly guy.

  40. :

    A lot of walk in the forest but it is a very interesting trip, totally different world and it is hard to imagine that nature still remains in its raw form.

  41. :

    A lot of walking on rugged terrain but we wanted to cut it short

  42. :

    Never been to such nice rainforest, totally different, nice experince

  43. :

    lovely trip

  44. :

    Better than expected. We had to travel only 2 hours from the beach hotel in Kalutara and entered the pristine forest. I have never been to a forest-like it. Dense forest with huge trees, waterfalls, birds. What a nice experience.

  45. :

    It was so good, wE did the long hike, which was much more adventurous and fun. But after the trip we drove direct to the hotel because it was bit tiring

  46. :

    Fabulous time with nature

  47. :

    Good trip

  48. :

    It was great never such a nice place ever before. It was my first trip into a rainforest. The tour guide took very good care of us. He told us about the island, pointed out possible dangers in the rainforest and took good care of us. The drivers were very safe in traffic. All the people were very friendly, polite and accommodating.

  49. :

    Never been to such a fantastic forest

  50. :

    Trekking through the forest was such a magical moment we did not want to escape from it, therefore, we extended time in the forest. But it did not cost us anything extra.

  51. :

    The hike was not as difficult as I thought, but you do need to step over logs occasionally. I saw a large mnumber of creatures during the hike.

  52. :

    We wanted to have private and short trip from our beach resort we wanted to do something different from the usual beaches and temple tour of Sri lanka. Before arrive in Sri Lanka we had explored about Sri Lankan forests and was impressed by the reviews of this tour. We are super happy with the trip and had a thoroughly enjoyable 4 hours of trekking as part of quick tour package.

  53. :

    One of the places i was excited the most about from Srí Lanka.
    And it was definitely satisfying.

  54. :

    It was a super easy drive from our beach hotel . We had teh opportunity to have adventure of a life time exploring the Rain-forest, Beautiful Waterfalls and some Endemic & rare Species. Our guide was fanttastic and very helpful most importantly the guy, who accompanied us in teh foirest is very knowledegable about the trees, plants and animsla in the forest.

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