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Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Address: Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #5 of 24 Attractions in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: This national park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: This national park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great setting in the rain forest with very comfortable rooms and deluxe accom - relaxing - watch out for the deluges and leeches - I guess that;s what you get in the rain forest.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District.Travelers are voting Hikkaduwa Beach, Unawatuna Beach and Galle Fort as the best tourist attractions in Galle. Sinharaja rain forest situated 120km south-east... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We travelled from unawatana approx 2 hrs 30 in a taxi costing 12000 rupees including entrance and guide. We set off around 7am and arrived around 930/10. The time flies as there is so much to see out the window! We had an amazing day, guide was great, spotted snakes, spiders, Monkeys , camellion to name a few and so... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

we did it in one day trip from matara where we have spent our holiday, there was a nice water fall to spend time, only problem it is very humid with children it was not easy but interesting to see rain forest even if we didn't walk too much inside

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We reached here from embilipitiya and it took about 2 hours. The journey was long but it was scenic. At the end we reached the rain forest and found a good guide to take us around for a good price. He was very well knowledgeable about nice little details so it was an excellent day spent. We saw number of... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The tour through the forest was one of the many highlights of my trip to sri lanka along with a ~60 minute tuk-tuk ride from Galle. Birds, monkeys, lizards, snakes, aaaand leeches anyone? Wow!

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Rajasthan, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It seems far away from any form of civilization, animals, and many other species, have not yet developed the fear of man, as there is no hunting. advice to those who love taking pictures, especially the birds, go early in the morning, you want to light, you want the temperature to more 'low that it placed animals to take shelter... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Sinharaja Rainforest trek was the one of the best thing we did on our trip. If you like biodiversity, it's a must. There is a walking path, so no worries about rough hiking. Do bring your hiking boots as it can be wet in some places. There might also be a few leaches. There were so many different kinds... More 

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Seeduwa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Also referred as Sinharaja Forest Reserve, the location of the Sinharaja Rain Forest is in the South Western part of the island and covers an area of 11,187 ha (Hectares). Sinharaja Forest Reserve is bordering three districts of the island, namely Galle, Matara and Ratnapura districts. The Rakwana Massif with its mountain ranges are part of the area covered by... More 

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

The best rain forest in Sri Lanka . Take your time to scroll through. Enjoy the jungle in its own tranquil nature. Your voice will scare away birds.further into the jungle you would see the tallest tree in Sri Lanka. On the way beautiful streams with fishes would treat you, birds will sing you and butterflies guide you.

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