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Trip Starting From: Galle
Trip Location: Galle
Hiyare Rainforest is a preserved rainforest that runs as an Animal Rescue Programme. Your visit here will bring you very close to injured wild animals that have been rescued and are receiving treatment. And, the short guided nature walk in the rainforest will allow you to enjoy some endemic flora and fauna that can be seen in Sinhara Rain forest.
About the tour:
-You will be picked up from your hotel by an air-conditioned car with an experienced driver and drive to Hiyare.
-Visit Hiyare forest which will bring you close to the wild animals. After it, enjoy a short nature trail in the rain forest which will best for those who do not want to spend a long time trekking.
-As the tour concludes, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Timings: 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Time duration- 3 Hours
Starting/Ending Point: Your hotel from Galle
-Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour.
-Maximum 8 people are required to book this tour.
07:30 am: You will be picked up by an air-conditioned car and drive to Hiyare
08:00 am: Arrive at the Hiyare forest. Get ready for a short guided nature trail.
10:00 am: Leave the Hiyare and proceed back to your hotel.
10:30 am: Arrive at your hotel.
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The starting cost of a walking tour in Hiyare Rainforest is INR 2400 per adult after the huge discount and generally includes hotel pickup and drop with a professional english speaking guide.
The Hiyare reservoir is a natural lake surrounded with a serene rainforest filled with numerous species of flora and fauna endemic to Sri Lanka. The sounds of nature and calm in this place transports one into a whole other world.
The package includes free pickup and drop in an air conditioned car from your hotel in Galle Fort / Unawatuna / Koggala. It is located around 130 Kms from Colombo. It is just 15 Kms from Galle and one can take a tuk tuk to get there from Galle or Unawatuna. There is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre near the Hiyare reservoir which has many injured wild animals being cared for.
The lake is a scenic body of water and is a source of drinking water for the city of Galle. There are more than 118 species of birds here which call this rainforest their home along with 29 mammal species including the rare and nocturnal Hog Deer. There are also 9 species of canopy trees which form the roof of the Hiyare Rainforest.
Yes the walking tour of Hiyare Rainforest is absolutely safe and you will be accompanied by a professional guide who will accompany you on your short guided nature tour. The Hiyare reservoir is a scenic freshwater lake which adds to the natural beauty of the place.
The general things one can be advised to carry for the Hiyare forest walking tour activity are :
- Extra Pair of Clothes
- Sunscreen Lotion
The other inclusions in the Hiyare forest walking tour package on Thrillophilia.com that make it more value added are :
- Hotel Pick up and drop off by an Air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional driver
- Service of a Nature Trekker from Hiyare Rainforest conservation center.
- Water bottles and refreshments
- All government taxes
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