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1-day Bird Watching Hike

By Sinharaja Tour Guide

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You want an outstanding guide who has a great eye for spotting endemic bird species. Achi is a true gem who will go out of his way to make your trip special.

Overview

1 day
Private trip
This is a full-day hike in Sinharaja Forest Reserve for bird lovers. You will begin the activity early morning to spot the different species of wild birds in Sinharaja. Bring your camera equipment to collect the memories! If you are lucky, you will spot Srilanka Blue Magpie, Yellow Fronted Barbet, Srilanka White Eye, Hill Myna, just to name a few. Total distance: approximately 12km.

Trip Highlights

Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve
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Trip Inclusions

US$ 50 9,080.35 LKR per person
  • Guide
  • Rainforest entrance ticket
  • Raincoats
  • Packed lunch
  • Transportation from Deniyaya (within 10km from the forest)
  • Leech socks
  • Salt
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Transport

Pick-up
05:30AM
Your accommodation in Deniyaya
Drop-off
The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Your accommodation in Deniyaya
Other Notes

Suggested starting time is 6 am at the forest reserve. You may take your time to spot wildlife along the journey.

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Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Deniyaya - Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve - Deniyaya
Deniyaya - Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve - Deniyaya

Today you will go to different birding spots and take the perfect bird shot!

  • You will be picked up from the hotel around 5.30 am, starts hiking at 6 am. Be sensitive to your surroundings and take your time to spot different wild animals. The guide will be more than happy to stop for you. The end time of this activity can be adjusted based on your liking.

Meet your guide

Sinharaja Tour Guide

Achi and his father have been running the company since 2012. In fact, Achi's father was one of the pioneer guides in the forest reserve. Achi and his friendly team of nature guides are very reliable, and love showing their guests the forest reserve they call their home. They'll make sure customers feel Sri Lankan's warm hospitality and are safe throughout the journey.
8 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

4.7 out of 7 helpful reviews
Timea Bakos
16 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
It was amazing. The quide was very friendly. He told lots of info about the nature, animals. Es war wunderbar. Der Reiseleiter war sehr nett, freundlich, hat alle kleine Tiere entdeckt und gezeigt. Er hat sehr viele Infos erzählt. Ich kann es nur empfehlen, es war die Höhepunkt meine Reise. Hihetetlen élmény volt, egy kiváló idegenvezetővel, akinek óriási tudása van az ott élő állatokról, növényekről. Kiválóan beszél angolul és nagyon kedves fiatal srác.
Thomas Gründler
06 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
Ingrid Chedmail
13 Jan 2020 on SeekSophie
Barbara Podgorska
31 Dec 2019 on SeekSophie
Claire Pedoya
30 Dec 2019 on SeekSophie
Achi is a great guide ! He is very knowledgeable, even knows the scientific names of the fauna and flora. He knows how to spot the animals and the different species of flora. He is also flexible as I asked to do a longer walk and he went with it. I definitely recommend him. I also recommend this hike... The forest is wonderful... Filled with such a wide variety of fauna and flora, it makes it very unique. I've been to the Amazon, and I was still impressed by everything here. Definitely something to go look at.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Flexible cancellation policy
As Sinharaja Tour Guide pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, full refunds will only be for trips cancelled 5 days before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
Packing list for the trip
Camera
Covered shoes
Sunscreen
Swimsuit (if you plan to take a dip in the natural pool)
Wind jacket (it gets chilly if you are doing a morning walk)

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