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The Rainforest Ecolodge
Why we like it
- A Rainforest Eco Lodge
- Created from former shipping containers
- Spectacular views over the forest canopy
- Nature interpreters will take you on guided walks to share the forest with you.
The nocturnal walks are an incredible experience where you can listen to the sounds of the night.
The Abercrombie & Kent team in Sri Lanka was most impressive. It was a pleasure to be met on arrival by your representative and at the end of our trip to be guided by him through the formalities of departure.
- AM, Hampshire
Rainforest Eco Lodge is made of 16 comfortable chalets, cleverly designed from two and a half recycled shipping containers. The design is simple and effective, with bamboo paneling and large windows looking out onto the forest canopy and tea estate. Dining is a celebration of Sri Lankan cuisine created by a team of expert chefs with merging organically grown fresh local ingredients.
The Sinharaja Forest offers you the perfect place to get back to nature. There are a number of nature trails to enjoy through the Tea Estate and forest discover different species of colourful butterflies and beautiful waterfalls. For the more adventurous take a full day trek can be arranged to experience the tranquil wilderness of this immense rain forest.
Best time to be there
During our winter months, when the humidity is lower and the temperature more comfortable for sightseeing and exploration. However, the monsoon season of May to September should not be discounted for travel as the whole of Sri Lanka is bursting into lush greenery due to the rainfall showing you a side of this island not everyone sees.
Colombo (Sri Lankan Airlines daily)
10 hours non-stop
GMT +6 hours
Required for British Nationals from 1st January 2012.
Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area
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