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'Explore Sinharaja' rainforest - Lions Rock hike (Full day)

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What to Expect
LEVEL - Intermediate

Hike to Lion's Rock!

Let our experienced guides walk you through the richness of the forest and be part of it.

This highly adventurous guided tour is a full day in the lush green forest under the canopy of trees. We will be stopping for quick breaks for snacks near picturesque locations for photography lovers. Truly you will be part of the forest when you reach Lion Rock.

Once we reach the Lion Rock, the last 500m is steep however once you are on top of the rock you will be amazed by the 360 degree breathtaking view around you.

On the hike back, you will visit the Kekuna Ella waterfall where there is a deep pool for swimming.

Entire tour will take minimum of at least 8 hours and you will be out of the jungle before sunset.

An intermediate level trail will take 6 - 8 hours and you will be out of the jungle before dinner. Travelers should expect some torrential rain from time to time and leeches are in abundance during the rainy season, but proper clothing will protect you from the leeches. We provide you leech socks, rain coats and binoculars.

Please wear suitable hiking clothing for hot conditions and suitable footwear. Bring swimmers for the waterfall swim and insect repellent as required. Due to the pristine balanced ecosystem, there are no mosquitoes in the forest!

This tour is suitable for more active people as we hike through thick forest and some rough terrain.


Complementary tea factory visit can be arranged (Conditions apply).

6 - 8 hours hiking

Entrance fee

Guiding Fees

All taxes

Leech socks



shuttle service from car park by 4×4 vehicles and free parking.
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Important Information
Departure Point

Pickup Details

Please contact us on +94 710714444 or +94 750754444 when you reach Deniyaya - there is no mobile network after Deniyaya. Deniyaya city to Mederipitiya village is only 10 km. We arrange the free 4WD pickup from Mederipitiya village to the rainforest entrance.


  • Mederipitiya Dombagoda Road, Mederipitiya Dombagoda Rd, Sri Lanka - Near the Mederipitiya bus station - our own car park
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
  • Mederipitiya Dombagoda Road, Mederipitiya Dombagoda Rd, Sri Lanka - We are able to arrange onward travel from Mederipitya village if required.
  • Lunch - Vegetarian option available
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Leech socks, rain jacket, binocular use
  • 4WD transport
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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