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Kottawa arboretum also called Kottawa forest reserve is situated in Galle. This is the one of the nearest rain forest to Galle city. This isolated patch of low country rain forest is about 37 acres, it has all the features of a typical rain forest. The vegetation is that of wet evergreen type with tall trees struggling upwards to reach the sunlight with small canopies touching each other preventing the penetration of sunlight to the bed of the forest.There are over 170 tree species identified in the area of which about 100 species are endemic to Sri Lanka. 70 birds species have also been recorded, including 12 endemic birds. It is also a good place to spot some beautiful butterflies, Purple faced Leaf Monkey, Toque Macaque and Giant Squirrel, which dominate the forest canopy. Among the reptiles are some of Sri Lanka's non-venomous snakes and endemic agamid lizards. The unpolluted streams that traverse the forest harbour a variety of fish including many endemic species.
Pick you from your hotel .You will first meet up the Tours crew and transfer to kottawa. It's around 20 Km from Galle city, meet Your wildlife tracker at Kottawa forest main gate and he will walk you through the forest, pointing out any animal sightings along the way. The forest boasts a diverse range of flora and fauna. You might see monkeys, snakes, chameleons, extensive birdlife and a vast range of tropical trees, plants and flowers. Also you can have nature barth and swim at Kottawa pool with beautiful views. After finish lovely day tour we will drop you to the hotel your wish
Hotel Pick up
Privet First class car,van or took took with the services of a professional tour guide
Hotel drop offs
This is a privet tour
Tour duration is 4 hours
Hotel pick up locations : Galle, Hikkaduwa. Unawatuna, Ahangama, Weligama, Mirissa.
Hotel drop off locations : Galle, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Ahangama, Weligama, Mirissa.