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Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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Address: Galle, Sri Lanka
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: This national park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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another amazing experience Sri Lanka offered including leeches!!! Even the long socks weren't long enough...

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Galle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The rain machine for Southern Sri Lanka. Must visit place for all nature lovers out there. Must advise, the hike can become bit intense at some places. So travel light and dress properly. Let an AUTHORIZED guide, guide you through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing experience! We walked with a guide and, while we didn't get to see any large animals, we did get to see many birds, including a Jungle Fowl and some snakes. Beware of leeches, though. Our guide had us tuck our pant legs inside our socks so that the leeches couldn't get to the skin directly, and... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A really true jungle experience with leeches trying to share your blood at every corner! Provided you wear leech socks and are vigilant you might get away without being bitten. But that's half the fun. The reserve itself is full of wildlife and the birds are spectacular.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A beautiful rainforest with lots of secret surprises along the way. Makes for some great adventures!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have noted the negative comments regarding this entrance and they seem well founded as we just had the most negative Rainforest Experience in 3 decades. A two and a half hour trip from Mirissa most in darkness to get there at dawn. At the village it was 2280 rupees for us as a couple plus 2000 for the Guide... More 

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Galle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

one of the rich and famous rain forests in the world. Beautiful and elegant. it is a tiring journey into the forest. Please do not try this unless you really want to see this place. The fewer the people visit this place, the much safer it is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have read a lot about the Rain Forest Reserve in UNESCO World Heritage List and I have wanted to visit it since. It fully met my expectations thanks to the guide Saman Shantha. I was impressed that he was born in this area and grown up there so he was like a part of this forest. He knew all... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

another amazing experience Sri Lanka offered including leeches!!! Even the long socks weren't long enough...

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We found most of the key species, or rather our guide showed us where to look - Serendips Scops Owl, Sri Lankan Thrush, Sri Lankan Drongo, Asian Brown & Brown-breasted Flycatcher, Scimitar Babbler etc. Dipped on Sri Lankan Spurfowl despite one being within 2m and calling. A great place to visit - leech socks are absolutely necessary and you'll still... More 

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Wales, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had a simply wonderful day. We stayed at the Eco Villa in Deniyaya, hosted by naturalist guide Bandula Rathnayaka, who led our walk the following day. He showed us so many beautiful plants, birds, insects and reptiles. The lizards were especially beautiful. He took us up to the beautiful little Aranuwa river and to the Lankagama Kekuna Ella Falls,... More 

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Address: Address: Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle

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