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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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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About this hiking tour
Best season : All year around
Available : Every day
Arranging time needed : 1 day
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Starting point : Bentota and Beruwala
Starting time : 8.00 am
Finishing time : 6.00 pm
Total Hiking Time : 4 & half hours
Total Hiking Distance: 9 kms
Total Kms driven : 160
Restrictions : Do not leave plastics behind / Please do not feed animals.
Basic price includes : Transportation / Entrance tickets / Trekker / 4 & half hours hike / Lunch /Bottled water / Umbrellas / Leech socks / All Gov taxes.
Child price : Aged 6 - 12 is considered a child / Aged 0 - 6 is free of charge.
You may bring : Hat and sun glass / Sun cream / Shoes / Camera
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