The word ‘Sinharaja’ means ‘Lion’ (Sinha) ‘King’ (raja). This area was declared as a forest reserve in 1875 and as an International Man and the Biosphere Reserve in 1978. Subsequently it was declared as a National Heritage Wilderness Area in 1988 and in the following year it was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The extent of the Sinharaja is 11,185 hectares.
Sinharaja Forest's mean annual rainfall varies between 3000-6000 mm without a distinct dry period. Mean annual temperature is between 20C-25 C. The landscape consists of a rolling terrain with a series of ridges and valleys and some flat plains which contribute to the variety of ecological niches in Sinharaja.
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Terms and conditions
Booking : Book online, call us or drop us an email.
Price : The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
Per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
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Accommodations : When the rooms are not vacant at scheduled accommodation, we are obliged to consult you first with the options available. But if there is no time left to do so, we always reserve the right to replace the accommodation with fair accommodation.
Supplements : Basic child supplement includes extra bed and meals (For age 6-12) / All inclusive adult supplement includes entrance tickets and all other activities mentioned / All inclusive child supplement includes extra bed and meals plus entrance tickets and all the activities mentioned.
Child : Age 0 - 6 does not incur any costs with the conditions that the bed is shared and no special requests are made.
Accommodation cancellation policy : a) 21 Days & above no cancellation fee. b) 15-20 Days - 50% cancellation on the basis booked. c) 14 Days and below & No Show - 100% cancellation on the basis booked.
Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.
About this itinerary
Best season : January - April & July - October
Available : Daily
Arranging time needed : 1 day
Hottest month : February & March
Starting point : Hambantota, Tangalle, Mirissa, Weligama and Galle areas
Starting time : 10 AM
Trekking starting hours : 3.00 PM / 6.30 PM / 6.00 AM / 10.00 AM /
Trekking options - Birding (3 hrs and 3 kms) / Nature (3 hrs and 3 kms) / Arboretum (3 hrs and 4 kms) / Waterfall (2.5 hrs and 2 kms) / Night trail (1 hrs and 1.5 kms)
Total Kms driven : 240 Approx
Accommodation : Rainforest Ecolodge
Room allocation : 1 pax (single) / 2 pax (double) / 3 pax (1 double + 1 single) / 4 pax (2 double) / 5 pax (2 double + 1 single) / 6 pax (3 double)
Restrictions : Do not touch corals please. Be a responsible and ethical snorkeler and diver. No flash photography of ancient paintings. Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. Do not leave plastics behind. Please do not feed wild animals.
Price includes : Half board basis luxury cabin at Rainforest Ecolodge / Pick up and drop off / Pro wildlife expert / First aid kit / Foot therapy in a natural water flow / Umbrellas / Leech socks / All Gov taxes
Child price : Aged 6 - 12 is considered a child / Aged 0 - 6 is free of charge.
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Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.
You may bring : Water / Light jacket / Hat and sun glass / Sun cream / Binocular / Camera