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Medium-intensity hike (with overnight in guesthouse)

By Jansen's Bungalow Sinharaja Forest Retreat

Overview

2 days 1 night
Private trip
Arrive at Jansen's Bungalow at your leisure, and spend the next day on a medium-intensity 6-hour hike exploring the Sinharaja Forest Reserve. You will start from Sinharaja Northern Entrance (Kudawa Road). The hike will allow you to observe plant and wildlife at a relaxed pace. After the hike, depart early afternoon.

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Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve
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What's included

From US$ 41.83 7,599.89 LKR per person
  • 1-night accommodation in a Standard Room (for 2 persons)
  • **Additional guest can request for an extra bed/ a 4-persons room **subject to availability
  • Transport to Sinharaja Forest Reserve (Kudawa Entrance Gate)
  • Entrance tickets and guide fee
  • 10% service charge
  • Airport transfer or transport to the guesthouse
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Accommodation

Transport

Meeting details
02:00PM
Jansen's Bungalow, Pitakale Road, Kudawa, Waddagala, Sinharaja, Kalawana 70450, Sri Lanka
Other Notes

Please confirm your arrival time upon booking. Also, note that only return transport from the guesthouse to the forest reserve is included.

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Arrive at the Jansen's Bungalow
Arrive at the Jansen's Bungalow

  • Arrive at Jansen's Bungalow at your leisure
Day 2: Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Sinharaja Forest Reserve

You will see endemic birds, reptiles and unique plants in the forest.

  • The driver will pick you up at the bungalow and head to Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Spend the day on a medium-intensity 6-hour hike exploring the surroundings of the lodge, within the Sinharaja Forest Reserve. After the hike, depart early afternoon.

Meet your guide

Jansen's Bungalow Sinharaja Forest Retreat

Jansen's Bungalow is located at the border of Sinharaja Forest (Kalawana's Entrance). It is 10 minutes walk to the forest entrance and 5 minutes walk to a stunning waterfall (Duli Ella) from the Bungalow. The space is tastefully designed, with friendly staffs that are ever ready to accommodate your needs.
4 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

4.6 out of 15 helpful reviews
Maria Food, United Kingdom
29 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We were there for 2 days and we loved the location and friendly staff. The house has a nice colonial feel to it with the tea plantation around it. Birds, squirrels and monkeys are regular visitors in the lovely garden. Our room was clean and comfortable. Shower is modern and new.The little river that runs not far from the property is clean and very pleasant to swim. Food was basic and tasty and they did try to cater for our preferences. The boys that run the place do try their best but sometimes things can be slow, not that it mattered to us..the place is best suited to people who like to relax and explore the national park of Sinharaja near by. There is nothing else around so don't expect restaurants etc. Internet was coming and going but honestly, look where you are and these things are not important. On the last evening they have set a fire and candle lights outside and we had a very romantic dinner al fresco. Thank you all for a very comfortable stay.
G Rickard
30 Apr 2019 on TripAdvisor
Well the comments in the visitors book say so and we agree. Carefully and thoughtfully renovated with a slight Colonial air. The rooms are clean and the food is good. This is a quiet and very comfortable place to stay, particularly if you are not a hard core birder and wish to relax for a couple of days. Our wives did just that. The Verandas are very inviting and offer good views. Has to be one of the best places to stay in Sinharaja? We would have given full marks but our room wasn't serviced during our stay (2 nights) no big deal but a bit unusual. Anyway still very happy to recommend it.
KoosDina, Australia
30 Apr 2019 on TripAdvisor
Sam and her husband run a beautiful property with lots of character in an absolutely stunning location! We really felt sorry we could not stay another day. Everybody was really friendly and we were looked after very well. The food was excellent. We felt very welcome. I can't imagine a better place to explore the Sinharaja rainforest from or chill out with the sound of the river in the background.
Alau-TA, China
30 Apr 2019 on TripAdvisor
As I understood from the Niron Jansen, it took about 13 years to build the lodge. It means the very dream of the host of an ideal home. The property is very near to one of the entrances of Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Such proximity shall be good for long range hikers and bird watchers who may have to reach to the forest as early as like 6am. The room we were in is spacious with a mezzanine half floor of two more beds for children. It is absolutely enjoyable to sit at the balcony facing the forest reserve with a cup of tea listening to the sounds of water streams and the birds as well as in the early morning seeing the mists flowing slowly from one side to another. Also what making the lodge different was the very homemade style of food which was delicious of good balance in taste. Thanks for the hospitality from Sam and Niron. We are looking forward to coming back again.
Tinu007, Switzerland
30 Dec 2018 on TripAdvisor
This place is truly unique - beautifully built, comfortable rooms, great facilities and garden and stunning location in the midst of the rainforest and in close proximity to the entrance of Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Simply awesome to sit at one of the many outdoor seating places, suck up the intense green of the rainforest, listen to the birds, the river and the chirping of the crickets while drinking a cold beer. There is also a small river running through the property where you can have a refreshing bath - how often do you get the chance to have a swim in the rainforest? The owners and all the staff are outstanding and the home-cooked - mainly Sri Lankan - dishes the best we‘ve had on our entire trip. Once you made it there, you don‘t want to leave.

Jansen's Bungalow Sinharaja Forest Retreat Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Jansen's Bungalow Sinharaja Forest Retreat 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
Change of clothes
Clothes you are not afraid to get dirty and wet
Hiking shoes or trainers (ideally waterproof)
Leech socks (if you have them, otherwise these will be provided)
Waterproof jacket or poncho

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