A world heritage site since 1988 this arguably the most important site in Sri Lanka and is internationally important for its bio diversity. The reserve encompasses some of the few remaining sizable tracts of undisturbed primary lowland rainforest, the dense vegetation can be described as wet evergreen forests, with a high degree of endemism. Among 160 birds species, there are endemics, which can be seen feeding in flocks. Species recorded include mammals, butterflies, are present. Leopard is present but seldom seen. Giant squirrel and the endemic purple faced leaf monkey can be seen.
Duration: Day tour.
Starting time: 5.30 A.M.
Distance from Bentota: 160 km
Distance of walk: 4 km.
Cost: 100 us dollars per two person.
What to bring: rain coat, caps leech socks, cameras, binoculars.
What is include: transport, entrance ticket, picnic lunch packs, water bottles.