Birdwatching Trek in Sinharaja Rainforest from Colombo
(SKU: LK75010400) Take this wonderful opportunity to explore the hidden depths of Sinharaja Rainforest in Sri Lanka! Hike through the dense jungle to see its marvels. Consult with your accompanying naturalist for new insights into the ecosystem of Sinharaja. Put your binoculars into use as you do some fun birding. Identify many rare and endemic species of plants and animals.
- 3-hour Wildlife Safari
- Entrance ticket included
- Commentary and advice from knowledgeable safari guide
- Transport in 4WD Safari Jeep
- Highly recommended for Bird Watching
- Food or drinks.
- Expenses of personal nature.
What to Expect
You will be picked up from your hotel in Colombo, early in the morning, at 5 am. Your chauffeur will take you on a two and a half hour drive to get to the entrance of Sinharaja Rain Forest. There you will meet up with your naturalist guide who will lead you into the dense undergrowth along secretive trails. Chinthaka, who will be your naturalist, will help you identify some of the 20 endemic rainforest birds through his extensive birding knowledge, along with showing you the other wildlife, butterflies and rare herbs and plants in the forest. So make sure to have your binoculars and cameras at hand. You may even get to see one of the 15 or so leopards that roam within Sinharaja, as your naturalist highly proficient at finding them and other extremely elusive wildlife.
You will be having lunch at Martin’s Lodge, in the rustic open dining room looking over the beautiful jungle. The food will be delicious traditional Sri Lankan fare cooked by the Martin family who run the lodge. After lunch, you will be continuing your tour - with lots of birding included - until late afternoon. At around 4:30 pm, you will be leaving the forest grounds and will be driven back to Colombo.
Comfortable clothing. Hardy hiking shoes appropriate for trudging in mud. A wide-brimmed hat or billed cap to keep off the sun.