Visit Sinharaja Biosphere, Sri Lanka
Designated a World Heritage Site for its extraordinary biodiversity and wealth of endemic species, Sinharaja is a truly amazing place for nature lovers and birdwatchers alike.
Discover the wildlife and landscape
The narrow footpaths cutting through the dense virgin forest are best explored with a local guide, while the main tracks passing towering trees and bamboos provide a habitat for birds and mammals including orange minivets, orioles, babblers and the endangered purple faced leaf monkey.
The region’s climate is wet and it is worth getting to the park early in the morning so you can walk for a few hours before the rains.
Suggested itineraries featuring Sinharaja Biosphere
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Sinharaja Biosphere, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Sinharaja Biosphere
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Places near Sinharaja Biosphere
- Uda Walawe National Park 46 kilometers away
- Adam's Peak 49 kilometers away
- Galle 49 kilometers away
- The Southern Coast 51 kilometers away
- Tangalle 52 kilometers away
- Bentota 55 kilometers away
- Horton Plains 59 kilometers away
- Hatton 60 kilometers away
- Wadduwa 70 kilometers away
- Nuwara Eliya 72 kilometers away
- Bandarawela 75 kilometers away
- Colombo 94 kilometers away
- Kandy 103 kilometers away
- Yala National Park 112 kilometers away
- Negombo 118 kilometers away
- Pallepolla 140 kilometers away
- Dambulla 167 kilometers away
- Sigiriya 178 kilometers away
- Polonnaruwa 183 kilometers away
- Minneriya National Park 187 kilometers away
- The Cultural Triangle 195 kilometers away
- Passikudah 210 kilometers away
- Anuradhapura 215 kilometers away
- Trincomalee 258 kilometers away
- Jaffna 371 kilometers away
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Ideas for experiencing Sinharaja Biosphere
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Sinharaja Biosphere, and which use the best local guides.
Sinharaja was declared a national park in 1978 and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989. The park is home to a wide range of birdlife including orioles, babblers, the orange minivets and rare Sri Lankan blue magpie.