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Rukhmani Gandhi


Beautiful nature walk and waterfall, it was fantastic experience to take a hike here.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve: Trek From Mirissa Overview

Trip Location: Mirissa

- Sinharaja forest reserve hiking, a biodiversity hotspot and an eco-tourism destination in Srilanka, is one of the greatest tourist attractions in the country.

- The activity consists of a 12-hour immersive experience consisting of hiking and trekking through this tropical rainforest.   

- Experienced hiking guides are provided during the tour.

- The sinharaja forest reserve tours commence with a 3-4 hours spectacular drive through the forest in an air-conditioned vehicle.

- While hiking through the forest you will pass by a wide array of dense trees and vibrant flowers and vegetation. The forest is also home to a large number of wild animals living in different strata of the rainforest.

- Waterfalls are amongst the primary attractions of this place. Apart from exciting and relaxing activities alike, you will also be able to enjoy breathtaking views of waterfalls during your tour.

- The Sinharaja forest reserve is one of the few virgin forests left in the world which guarantees you quality time in peace and isolation away from the bustling city life.

Pick up & Drop point: Hotel in Mirissa within city limits

Other Inclusions

  • Transportation by air-conditioned car
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  • English speaking driver
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  • Trekking guide
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  • Hotel pick up and drop off
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  • Packed lunch
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  • One hot beverage
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  • Entrance fees to Sinharaja Forest (LKR644)


  • Car (up to 3 people): Toyota Axio, Prius Hybrid, Premio/Honda Fit Shuttle, or similar models
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  • Mini Van (4-7 people): Toyota KDH/Nissan Caravan or similar models

Things To Carry

  • Voucher received by Thrillophilia


  • The minimum age requirement to take part in sinharaja forest reserve hiking is 10. Children below the age of 10 are strictly not allowed.
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  • Tourists who don’t have a Srilankan passport should carry a valid identity proof.
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  • People with illness and serious health conditions are recommended not to take part.
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  • Carrying your own bottle of drinking water is the most viable option as drinking water is not readily available.
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  • Packing an umbrella is a must as this region experiences sporadic rainfall.
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  • Thick socks that protect against leeches are advised for all the ticket holders. You will find forest shops on the way that sell these.
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  • Instantly after booking you will receive a confirmation mail with the voucher attached. Please check your spam folder or notify us if you don’t receive the same.
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  • The itinerary is subject to change or cancellation depending on the weather conditions.

Tour Type

  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Sinharaja Forest Reserve: Trek From Mirissa: Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve: Trek From Mirissa: Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Sinharaja Forest Reserve: Trek From Mirissa: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    Beautiful nature walk and waterfall, it was fantastic experience to take a hike here.


    People Also Ask About Sinharaja Forest Reserve: Trek From Mirissa

    1. How do I redeem this voucher?

      After booking and completing the payment for sinharaja forest reserve tours, you will receive an e-voucher as well a confirmation email immediately afterwards. In case you don't receive one, or both, you can check your spam folder or send an email requesting for the voucher and confirmation. The voucher that you will receive can either be printed out or presented at the venue on your phone. A pickup shall be scheduled and it is important to note that the voucher is valid only for the specific date and time that you have booked it for.

    2. What is the best time for Sinharaja forest reserve hiking?

      Being a dense tropical dense forest, this region experiences heavy downpour between May to July when it gets affected by the south-west monsoon winds and between November to January from Northeast monsoon winds. Therefore the best time to travel would be the first half of the year, between August and October, when the chances of rainfall are relatively less. However, the tours take place throughout the year and you can avail a hike whenever you have planned your next trip to Sri Lanka.

    3. Is it worth to visit Sinharaja forest reserve?

      Sri Lankan forests have a very rich and diverse wildlife and plants ecosystem which has always drawn the attention of nature lovers and enthusiasts from around the world. However, this is an attraction that is not limited to nature-lovers only. If you are an adrenaline-junkie and you are looking for an exciting and rewarding hike, then too this you can book a tour that will give you the thrill of a lifetime. Sinharaja forest reserve hiking consists of one of the most adventurous safaris. If you are also looking for a quiet getaway from the concrete jungle, a tour through a real jungle offering stunning views of the local flora, fauna and natural reserves will do you good. The guided tour also ensures that you learn something valuable about ecosystems and nature when you are hiking through the wilderness. No matter what the motive for your tour is, you are bound to return with indelible memories and an unforgettable experience.

    4. What animals live in the Sinharaja Forest Reserve?

      Rainforests are teeming with biodiversity in terms of wildlife. Different kinds of animals live in different strata of the rainforests. Several exotic birds such as the Orange-billed Babbler and the Red-Faced Malkoha can be found living in the canopies of the trees and in the emergent. Large animals primarily live on the forest beds and some are arboreal. Insects are found almost everywhere. Sinharaja Forest Reserve is home to many species of animals making it a hotspot for biologists and zoologists as well as those interested in nature. While animals like elephants, the rare purple-faced langur monkey and leopards are often seen in the forest reserve, you can also see rare animals like the Hump-nosed Viper and Green Pit Viper. Tree frogs, butterflies and beautiful insects can be found in abundance in the forest.

    5. Are meals included in this package?

      After getting picked up from your hotel, you will have to embark on a 3-4 hour drive to the actual forest reserve through which you will be hiking. You can enjoy a full breakfast in your way in the car. Since it is a lengthy, 12-hour trip, you are also going to be provided with a packed lunch during your trip. At 3:00 pm, visitors can enjoy a cup of tea in the lap of nature as they soak in their surrounds in the midst of enchanting animal sounds and the music of the forest.

    6. Is hotel pick up and drop off facility are available in this package?

      Yes, your package includes a pickup from your hotel lobby in Mirissa, as well as a drop back to your hotel after the trip has ended. The time for the pickup shall be confirmed by an operator beforehand and shall be arranged at a time that is an hour before you are scheduled for the activity. It is advisable that you be in the lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time to avoid delays and confusion.

    7. Are children allowed on Sinharaja forest reserve tours?

      Children between the ages of 0-10 are not allowed to take part in the sinharaja forest reserve tours because of the rigorous activities and the rough terrain the tour entails. However, children above the age of 10 can come along if accompanied by an adult. The ticket price for children above the age of 10 is the same as that of an adult ticket.

    8. Is there any waterfall in the sinharaja forest reserve?

      Yes, the Sinharaja Forest pathway leads to a number of waterfalls in this region. Amongst all the water bodies and waterfalls that you will be able to witness on your tour, the Doowili Ella is the most attractive in the reserve. It can be very easily accessed since it is located right at the edge of the reserve and falls within the ambit of your tour. Other waterfalls include Brahamana Ella, Tattu Ella, Gal Oruwa Ella and Uran Wetunu Ella. From the point where the stream meets the Ginangana, marks the beginning of the waterfalls. All these waterfalls are located in close proximity to each other, so it is likely that you will get to see all during you hike through the reserve, or even when you are exploring the terrain from your car. The tour allows for pit-stops where you can swim in the cool pools of the waterfalls and enjoy the gushing water, surrounded by the soothing noises of the forest.

    9. Why sinharaja forest reserve is famous?

      Sinharaja forest reserve is famous because it is one of the only stretches of virgin forest land left in the world, that has been left untainted by human activity. It is also home to a number of exotic bird and animal species, which thrive in their natural environment and appear openly in front of tourists, which is very rare to see anywhere else in the world. The forest reserve also boasts of a rich and diverse plant ecosystem along with stunning waterfalls and pools, which makes it a wholesome and unforgettable tour in the lap of nature.

    10. Are there elephants in the sinharaja forest reserve?

      Yes, elephants are amongst the vast array of animals that live in the Sinharaja forest reserve. When you take the sinharaja forest reserve tours, you might even be able to see a family of elephants from the comfort of your air-conditioned car. Apart from elephants, you might even get to see purple-faced langur monkeys, leopards, exotic birds and insects along with other exciting animals like turtles, butterflies and colourful tree frogs.

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