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 29 miles away
- Adam's Peak 30 miles away
- Galle 31 miles away
- The Southern Coast 32 miles away
- Tangalle 33 miles away
- Bentota 34 miles away
- Horton Plains 37 miles away
- Hatton 37 miles away
- Wadduwa 44 miles away
- Nuwara Eliya 45 miles away
- Bandarawela 47 miles away
- Colombo 59 miles away
- Kandy 64 miles away
- Yala National Park 70 miles away
- Negombo 74 miles away
- Pallepolla 87 miles away
- Dambulla 104 miles away
- Sigiriya 111 miles away
- Polonnaruwa 114 miles away
- Minneriya National Park 117 miles away
- The Cultural Triangle 121 miles away
- Passikudah 130 miles away
- Anuradhapura 134 miles away
- Trincomalee 160 miles away
- Jaffna 230 miles 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.