Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Galle

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A World Heritage Site, Sinharaja Forest Reserve protects Sri Lanka's last remaining undisturbed rainforest. Established as a biosphere reserve in 1978, the virgin forest is a haven of wildlife and vegetation, supporting numerous endemic species. Under the canopy of straight, high trees, observe how the birds tend to feed in mixed flocks, often with a greater racket-tailed drongo or orange-billed babbler at the helm. Embark on the verdant trails with a professional guide, who can help spot creatures and explain the array of unusual trees, birds, insects, and reptiles you might encounter. Make Sinharaja Forest Reserve a centerpiece of your Galle vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Galle road trip planning site .
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  • I've always wanted to go into a "jungle" and here my dream came true!! Dense and full of mysterious plants, with lianas to climb, reptiles and birds, one of the highlights of my trip to Sri Lanka. One...  more »
  • With a very good guide it was a very nice trip. The guide showed us things we normally would have passed by as you can see on the picture, amazing!  more »
  • One of my most favorite places in Sri Lanka. You can expect to fill your lungs with super positive oxygen and good energy in the green flora and fauna. Best with a small group guided by the biologist ...  more »
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  • Beautiful environment. But very few animals but if you're lucky u will find some rare wild animals. lots of leeches too. U can buy special socks that made to distract leeches for about Rs.300
  • Could say the best rain forest in the South Asia, may be in the whole Asia one could say. Only obstacle will be the leeches. That again mainly happen in rainy days. Best and the simplest way will be to use a piece of soap. You will be able to see many native plants, birds and many more. Very calm place and those who visiting should also maintain silence there in side. Whole journey will be just walking on bit of a rough road, but sure you will enjoy your stay there. There are nice eco hotels at the entrance to.
  • A real jungle. Good for viewing reptiles, butterflies, birds. Mammals are seen less frequently except for the purple faced leaf monkey.
  • Simply beautiful and clam. We had a walk through the unspoiled beautiful rain forest with a guide who was very knowledgeable. It was very wet so I would recommend proper walking boots and an umbrella! Managed to see some of the very rare endemic bird species .
  • Had a great time at this place.very good eco losge for nature lovers.you can only hear the sound of the wind, bird and other animals.not satisfied with the food but nothing to complain.the walk through the forest , fish therapy and the water falls was awesome. You can climb and go to the top of the waterfall. Even though they say you have to get a guide to walk through the forest , its not necessary as per my experience.
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