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Day Tour - Sinharaja Forest Reserve / Rathnapura - 60 USD p/p (Min 2 pax)
 
 
 
 
Travel Dates
Individual tour with flexible travel date
 
Tour route:
start from ( Negombo/Colombo/Wadduwa/kalutara/ Bentota/Aluthgama/Hikkaduwa )
Rathnapura >> Rakwana
 
Highlights
Sinharaja Rain forest    
 
What's Includes
Sinharaja rain Forest    
Travel by air conditioned comfortable car/ mini van/ mini bus
English-speaking local guide(s) on included excursions
 
What's not Included
Extra Activities (Elephant back ride etc..)
meals, snacks, drinks, souvenirs, tips and any extras
 
Tailoring your trip
Any part of this itinerary can be altered to fit your need, e.g. attractions, activities, add/skip city, tour length.
 
 
Morning
Your chauffeur/ guide will meet you at the Beach hotel where you stay, Morning approx 6:00 Am Transfer Singharaja Rain Forest Damp, mysterious and teeming with life, the Sinharaja Forest reserve is situated 120 Km south –east of Colombo - Its is preferable to explore Sinharaja on foot, which makes for a truly authentic jungle experience.
 
Sinharaja Forest
Sinharaja (Lion King) is bordered by rivers: the Koskulana Ganga in the north and the Gin Ganga in the south. An old foot track that goes past the Beverley Estate marks the eastern border, close to the highest peak in the forest, Hinipitigala (1171m). The reserve comprises 18,899 hectares of natural and modified forest, lying across the wet zone at the southern edge of the hill country, Sinharaja is an ecological treasure trove. Its staggering array of flora and fauna place it among the top biodiversity hotspots in the world, Over 13 Bird species are found here including many of the 33 species of endemic to Sri Lanka. There is also a rich reptile population and myriads of insect species, many yet to be classified. Mammals seen here include the purple faced langur monkey and the giant squirrel Sinharaja is also home to the elusive leopard.
 
It was declared a Man and Biosphere Reserve (MAB) in 1978, as representative of tropical humid evergreen forest Eco system in Sri Lanka and has been recognized by UNESCO as part of its International Network of Biosphere reserves. It was declared a National wilderness area in 1988 and lately a world heritage site in 1989.
 
Afternoon
After Lunch proceed back to the Hotel via Ratnapura “ The city of Gems” Visit a gem Museum as well as gem mining areas.
 
Ratnapura
“City of gems” is famous world over for the precious stones, mined in the traditional ways. Visitors can see the mining of gems. Several private gem museum’s exhibit all types of gem stones and sell gems to visitors. Both cut and uncut gems are available for sale.
 
The National Museum has a good collections of gem stones and the remains of pre-historic man who lived 20000 years ago, and bones of extinct animals such as lion, Hippopotamus, Rhinoceros, Gaur etc.
 
If you wish you could visit Bo-path Ella waterfall & Saman Devala.
 
Afterwards drive back to the Hotel.

 

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