04 Jan - 07 Jan - 1 Room, 2 Adults
The Rainforest Ecolodge
Enselwatte Road, Viharahena, Sinharaja Rainforest, Deniyaya, 81500, Sri Lanka
In Deniyaya (Matara District)
The Rainforest Ecolodge is situated in the Sinharaja Division of the Enselwatte Estate in Deniyaya. This plot of previously cultivated tea land borders the south-western fringe of the Sinharaja forest reserve. Sinharaja rainforest is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site inscribed in 1988. The - is also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a Biodiversity Hotspot as designated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All these titles highlight the importance of the forest reserve and hence the location of the Ecolodge in terms of its biodiversity as well as its fragility. In selecting this location, the importance of committing to the conservation of its surroundings and promoting the cause through its development and operations.
Experience the real beauty of nature and gain the opportunity of a lifetime to catch a glimpse of rare flora and fauna from the comfort of our eco hotel in Sri Lanka. Explore the lush green forest and marvel at the mystery that surrounds the jungles. We offer you experienced and well trained guides that could take you through challenging trails and they could educate you on the many endemic species, flora and fauna that call Sinharaja home. Take a trek through the quaint paths of Sinharaja where placid undergrowth lie in wait for the appreciation of all who wish to indulge in an adventure to the tranquil wilderness of Sri Lanka’s world renowned rainforest. At the end of a long and tiring adventurous trek, you might yearn for that restful sanctuary where you can relax your body, rejuvenate your mind and energize your spirit. There is no better way to de-stress yourself at the calm locations the Rainforest offers. But it’s not always practical to spend a fortune every time the need to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life kicks in. Thankfully there is no need to shell out big money to experience the serenity and tranquility of a spa environment. The Rainforest Ecolodge can be a welcoming retreat that promotes feelings of calm, rest and relaxation any time of the day. Learn how to play an active role in your own healing on all levels of your being, and activate the healing mechanisms within your body. This natural pool is found in the middle of the Rainforest Where guests find is as one of the main and key attractive points in the Sinharaja. They will be able to find a sense of relaxation that will also take away their stress and pressure after having a dip in the natural pool.
Enjoy the scrumptious cuisine prepared by our expert panel of culinary specialists; all signature dishes served at The Rainforest are prepared fresh fruit and vegetables from the local village. Meats and seafood are once in two days brought in from Galle. After you enter through the imposing entrance of the Rainforest Ecolodge, a series of metal walkways leads to the lounge, dining room and reading room. All have spectacular tea plantation and jungle views. The open sided dining room is served by a well-equipped kitchen.
The Model Ecolodge Initiative remains central to the strategy to build sustainable tourism based on Sri Lanka’s unique biodiversity richness. The Sinharaja Ecolodge will be benchmarked for ecotourism by: Environmental best practices in design and management, following international ecotourism guidelines in Sri Lanka for the first time. Community Outreach Programmes for resident-community integration in the sustainable development process of the area in which they live. To support conservation activity in the forest buffer of the threatened Sinharaja Rainforest a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An awareness campaign building strategic alliances with academic professionals, cultural institutions, conservationists and media and the garnering of an international eco-cultural market share boosting Sri Lanka’s ecotourism potential. Independent evaluation of environmental and socio-economic sustainability with the intention of formulating an international standard for ecotourism in Sri Lanka.