Country walk with a villager by the border of Sinharaja rain forest
The trek to Sinharaja border begins with an hours long local bus ride to a remote rain forest village. Here visitors can experience both culture and nature at its best. The modest villagers with their wide smiles and generous hospitality will warmly welcome you to their humble homes. After a refreshing cup of tea the country walks to the border of the Sinharaja Rain Forest begins. A bio diversity hotspot and designated Biosphere Reserve will unveil some amazing sights before your eyes, its truly magical so much so you will want to stay on. Ambling on the border of the country’s last sustainable primary tropical forest is a privilege by itself and can be as good as being inside the reserve, there’s plenty to see and do. You will encounter lush green vegetation where more than 60% of the trees are endemic, plenty of birdlife, endemic wildlife that include mammals and butterflies, many kinds of insects, reptiles and amphibians. In addition enjoy the scenic views, waterfalls and gushing streams before breaking for a picnic lunch laid out on a rock surface with a view of the distant mountains or by a bubbling brook. Enjoy Snacks and evening tea after an adventurous day on the edge of Sri Lanka’s first natural world heritage site.
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