For nature lovers staying at The Fortress Resort & Spa and wondering what to do in Galle, we can plan your excursions to four of the island´s most well-known rainforests set amidst towering trees, shaded trails, seemingly lost in time. Located within easy reach of Galle, the Hiyare Forest Reserve can be found beside a reservoir and is ideal for a trek along leaf-strewn paths or a captivating boat ride. Close to Hiyare is the Kottawa Rainforest and Arboretum which is blessed with a large variety of endemic trees and birdlife as well. More trekking escapades await at the Kanneliya Rainforest along its two main trails; tranquil streams, scenic waterfalls and a range of bird and butterfly species are all part of the fascinating landscape here.
Not to be missed is a chance to explore Sri Lanka´s most famous rainforest, Sinharaja. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a World Biosphere Reserve, the Sinharaja Forest Reserve is rich in endemic flora and fauna. On your treks be on the lookout for the Sinharaja Bird Wave, a natural phenomenon where different bird species come together, flying through the forest as one feeding flock.