Trekking the Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the country's last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic to Sri Lanka and many are considered rare. The reserve's name translates to ‘Lion Kingdom’, and is strategically located and accessible by 21 km (13 mi) from east to west, and a maximum of 7 km (4.3 mi) from north to south. It is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.