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Bird Watching Hike

By Sinharaja Forest Gate


1 day
Private trip
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.

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Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve
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What's included

US$ 39.10 7,104.75 LKR per person
  • Guide
  • Rainforest entrance ticket
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Transportation from Deniyaya (within 10km from the forest)
  • Leech socks
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Your accommodation in Deniyaya
The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Your accommodation in Deniyaya
Other Notes

Suggested start time is 6 am and you can take as much time as you can. The naturalist will take you to a local village too if you wish.

Scheduled Trip Dates

Trips scheduled daily
Feb 27
Feb 28
Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
Mar 03
View the full calendar to try your luck for non-scheduled dates.


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 Forest Gate

Sandaru runs superior wooden cabanas accommodation close to nature. It is located right at the Forest entrance gate of Pitadeniya – Deniyaya. He is also an experienced guide and will make sure you explore the magnificent rainforest safely under his care.
Fluent English

What others are saying

5.0 out of 3 helpful reviews
Thomas R, Germany
20 Jan 2019 on TripAdvisor
Great place in the middle of nowhere with a fantastic surrounding. The rooms are simple but very clean. No mosquito nets available. The staff, especially the manager, is extremely friendly and helpful, the food is cheap and great. We did 2 rainforest trekking tours, to Lion rock (50€ per person) and to the waterfall (30€ per person). The Lion rock tour was supposed to be a 24 km hike through the rainforest but in the end it was only 13 km (tracked by GPS watch) but still challenging because of steep ascent and dense vegetation. You get rewarded with a great view so just do it if you are in a good shape. The waterfall tour was a tourist nap. You walk along the river on more or less fixed footpathes to reach a waterfall which you share with many other tourists. No card payment accepted so bring enough cash with you to pay the accomodation and the trips.
HSDuck, United Kingdom
10 Jan 2019 on TripAdvisor
Loved my stay here. New, clean eco cabins. Great service and good food. Very close to entrance to Sinharaja Forest. Really enjoyed 6-7 hour hike with guide, great scenery. The forest and place is a bit difficult to get to, so plan ahead. Would have liked to stay longer.
Joel F
30 Oct 2018 on TripAdvisor
I first went for a day, but as a nature lover i couldnt leave, i did the lion rock hike(24 km ) trought the rain forest, Incredible when u reach the top, stunning views. also some waterfalls trails wich you can swim in. Apartments clean, managment staff really friendly and very welcoming, with supernice views from the rooms and the cherry of the cake, an outdoor swiming pool. Food also very nice on the hands of sashi and ruhan. Thanks to all for the experience my friends and see you in november!! Joel.

Sinharaja Forest Gate Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Sinharaja Forest Gate pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Covered shoes
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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