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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

Jungles at Sinharaja, Sri LankaThe 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.

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    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 Biospheric Reserve
      Jungles at Sinharaja, Sri Lanka

      Sinharaja Biospheric Reserve

      Sinharaja Biospheric Reserve

      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.

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