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Trip Location: Galle
Get to know about Sri Lanka's amazing biodiversity on this guided trekking tour to Kanneliya Forest Reserve, located in the Galle district. With a trekking guide leading you, explore the UNESCO-listed biosphere reserve, home to monkeys, snakes, chameleons, and a wide range of birdlife. It is one of the richest areas in terms of flora and fauna in the whole of South Asia. You will surely enjoy and get plenty of chances to ask questions.
About the tour:
-You will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and drive to Kanneliya Forest.
-As you arrived there, start your nature trail with your trekking guide. It will begin at the Kanneliya Conservation Centre. You will first climb up to the Kabbale Mountain Peak from where a panoramic view of the KDN complex can be seen. The trail completes the circle climbing down to the “Anagimale” waterfall back to the conservation center.
-As the tour concludes, you will be taken back to your hotel. Your tour ends here with sweet memories.
Timings: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Time duration: 5 hours
Starting/Ending Point: Your hotel from Kanneliya
-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 from your hotel and drive to Kanneliya Forest Reserve.
08:15 am: Start your nature trail with the trekking guide.
11:30 am: You will be taken back to your hotel.
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The starting price of a walking tour in Kanneliya Rain Forest is INR 4,100 per adult at thrillophilia website. The package includes hotel pickup and drop in an air conditioned car and the services of a professional english speaking guide with all entry fees included. The Kanneliya Rainforest is a low land forest that has some amazing landscapes and waterfalls.
The Kanneliya Rainforest is located about 36 kms northeast from Galle with a mean annual rainfall of 3750 mm. There are many freshwater fish species that thrive here and are endemic to Sri Lanka. The Kanneliya Rainforest is located in between the Nilwala Ganga and Gin Ganga rivers with the Anagimale waterfalls lying just 2 kms from the entrance.
The Kanneliya trip package includes pickup and drop from your hotel in Kanneliya. You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Kanneliya forest in an air conditioned car. The Kanneliya forest complex was designated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve.
There are almost 150 endemic woody plants located in this area. The forests are filled with chirping birds and small wildlife. A nature walk through this rainforest is a must do activity for any trip to Sri Lanka.
The ticket price for foreigners in Kanneliya Rain Forest is INR 1300 which includes the compulsory guide charges. The ticket prices vary for localites and foreigners. Generally tickets to attractions in Sri Lanka have a differential pricing for foreigners belonging to SAARC nations and foreign travellers from the rest of the nations from around the globe.
Yes, the walking tour of Kanneliya Rain Forest is considered to be safe. You will be accompanied by a Nature Trekker from the Kanneliya forest Conservation Centre for your Kanneliya trip.
The Kanneliya forest is a biodiversity hotspot with many beautiful species of endemic flora and fauna occupying the space. There are also two rivers passing through this forest complex which have many species of endemic freshwater fishes.
A few things that one can carry for the Kanneliya trip activity keeping in mind the tropical weather of Sri Lanka are :
- A Camera to make tangible memories of your fun trip.
- Sunglasses to prevent the tropical sun from beating down at your eyes.
- Extra Pair of Clothes
- Sunscreen Lotion to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays.
Some of the practical and convenient inclusions that add value to the package are :
- Hotel Pick up and drop off by an Air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional driver
- Service of a Nature Trekker from Kanneliya conservation center.
- All government taxes
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