Sinharaja Forest was on my wishlist since we started to plan our trip to Sri Lanka. I never visited a rainforest before, so I was really looking forward to it. We booked the trip in our hotel, so they took care of the transport by tuktuk (otherwise we never find the entrance to the forest I suppose) and a guide (without a guide, you can't get in).
We arrived in the afternoon, wich is apperently not the best time to watch the birds. Fortunatly we saw enough other animals to compensate the abscense of the birds. For example we saw chameleons, monkeys, a giant centipede, a big waspnest, a little green snake... First we thougt our guide was quite laid-back, but he was more alert than he looked and spotted a lot of animals. He told us about the vegetation and helped me also to remove the leaches from my legs.
We had to cross a river and ended the tour by a nice waterfall. It was a shame we didn't know that, otherwise we had brought some swimmingclothes and towels. After having lunch, we had to take the same path back.
After all it was a very nice experience, but I do regret it was such a short trip. We were lucky to be there in low season, it must be less special with lots of tourist around.
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