Sinharaja Rain Forest Eco Lodge in Sinharaja Rain Forest is one of the best places to stay when you want to explore Sinharaja Rain Forest. As per our knowledge this is the only hotel situated INSIDE the rain forest as all other places are located by the border.
We recommend two nights stay in Sinharaja Rain Forest with 3 or 4 trekking trails to see the waterfalls, do bird watching, go on night trails to see nocturnal species and also a trail to study about the plants of Sinharaja Rain Forest.
Naturalist lead nature trails in Sinharaja Rain Forest are the key highlight of Sinharaja Rain Forest Eco Lodge.
This is located in Deniyaya (Southern side of Sinharaja Rain Forest) side, so the drive is about 3 hours from Galle and 5 hours from Colombo. Technically, the only hotel located inside Sinharaja Rain Forest. With the ever changing whether in the area, you will have the real feeling of living inside a rain forest.
This is an Eco tourism concept. All rooms/cabins are made up of cargo containers; hence the cement usage is minimized. All cabins are situated at the edge of hotel’s compound in the tea estate. View from the cabin is breathtaking as you can see the mist rolling through the tea garden and the thick canopied rain forest beyond.
Nothing special but freshly prepared meals with locally sourced or home grown fresh ingredients. In house restaurants serves local, western and eastern delicious food. Try the rice and curry.
Trekking in Sinharaja Rain Forest is the thing to do at Sinharaja Rain Forest Eco Lodge. As the hotel is inside the rain forest, you can simply walk to the forest at your will and of course with the guidance of the expert naturalists at the hotel. There are waterfalls, streams and all wonders of nature can be experienced at Sinharaja Rain Forest Eco lodge.
Interested in Bird watching? This is the place to be. Sinharaja Rain Forest is popular for its resident and endemic bird community. This is one of the best places to go bird watching in Sinharaja Rain Forest.
Sinharaja has recorded over 154 species of birds and is known to have a ‘mixed-species feeding flocks’ or informally called a ‘bird wave’ where two or more species feed and move together. This unique sight witnessed at Sinharaja sometimes consists of flocks containing 30-50 birds of various species sometimes 10-12 species, erupting in various bird sounds as they feed and move within a short time. Taking lead in this exercise is the Orange-billed babbler and the crested drongo.
The endemic birds witnessed here include Ceylon Lorikeet, Layard’s parakeet, Jungle & Spur fowl, Sri Lanka Blue magpie, Sri Lanka Grackle, Ceylon Hanging parrot, Ceylon Grey hornbill, Ashy-headed laughing thrush, Layard’s parakeet, Spotted-wing thrush, Brown-capped babbler, Ceylon Hill mynah, Red faced malkoha, Legge’s flower-pecker amongst many others.
Take a look at 2 nights and 3 days rain forest trekking and bird watching trip at Sinharaja Rain Forest Eco Lodge.