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 : Hikkaduwa
Starting time : 8.00 am
Finishing time : 6.30 pm
Total Hiking Time : 4 & half hours
Total Hiking Distance: 9 kms
Total Kms driven : 160
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.
Basic price includes : Transportation / Entrance tickets / Trekker / 4 & half hours of hiking / Umbrellas / Leech socks / All Gov taxs
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Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.
You may bring : Water / Shoes / Hat and sun glass / Sun cream