Sri Lanka Rainforest Conservation – Tree Planting Tours

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Sri Lanka Wildlife & Nature Villa Holiday Packages

In Partnership With Forest For The Future

We’re extremely pleased to be able to offer these Sri Lanka Wildlife & Nature Holiday Packages exclusively to guests of Sea Heart House and we look forward to sharing our experiences and knowledge of South Sri Lanka with you.

By Booking This Trip You’re Holiday Will Donate Directly To This Project

For every person who books this trip 10 trees will be planted and you’ll be directly donating to developing this unique wilflife and nature conservation project in Sri Lanka.

Exclusive Sri Lanka Eco Tourism Holiday Package

The southern coast of Sri Lanka is renowned for its beautiful beaches but you’ll also find Rainforests and National Parks that are packed with wildlife and adventures that are waiting to be discovered.  Sea Heart House has proudly partnered with Forest For The Future, a unique initiative to help replant Rainforests that have been destroyed over the last few centuries.

Sea Heart House – Sri Lanka Wildlife & Nature Holiday Packages are the only official partner for Forest For the Future. On our nature holidays you’ll have the time to visit some of the running projects first hand and plant tree’s that will connect rainforests in the south while meeting people who are actively working on the projects so you can find out first hand about the amazing initiatives.

In addition to the projects in the Rainforests, you can also choose to visit a Coral planting project which is happening just off the beaches near Galle and Unawatuna.

On all our Sri Lanka Wildlife & Nature Holidays we break up the tour with rest days where you’ll have your own time to explore the local area or sit by a pool with a cocktail or enjoy an Ayurvedic massage.

Sri Lanka Nature Holiday Rainforest

Sri Lanka Nature & Wildlife Holiday Itinerary

Day/Night 1: Airport arrival and travel to Sea Heart House (transfer included)

Day/Night 2: Program briefing and Ayurvedic Massage

Day/Night 3: Koggala Lake Boat Tour

Day/Night 4: Day tour of the Kanneliya Forest

Day/Night 5: Beach Day, Coral Planting, Kandian Dancers

Day/Night 6: Day tour of a man-made analog forest, (For The Future Project) tree planting experience, meet local farmers and Toddy tasting lunch.

Day/Night 7: Rest Day and Sri Lankan cooking demonstration

Day/Night 8: Galle City Tour

Day/Night 9: Mirissa Whale Watching Tour (seasonal), Weligama Beach day trip, optional catamaran sailing tour.

Day/Night 10: Rest day and feedback and question session.

Special Note: Please note that all tours can be tailored where possible and the itinerary is flexible. We can also add in Safari tours to National Parks that are 2-3 hours drive from Sea Heart House for an additional charge which will vary depending on numbers. Other day tours and activities including tea plantation tours, stand up paddle boarding tours and temple tours can be arranged on request.

10 Night Tour Costs & Dates

Room Types Cost Per Person GBP 2019 Dates 2020 Dates
1 Pax – Dbl Bed £1850 3rd August 18th Jan
2 Pax – Dbl Bed Each £1650 7th September 8th Feb
3 Pax – Dbl Bed Each £1600 5th October 7th March
4 Pax – 3 x Dbl Bed, 1 x Single £1500 9th November 11th April
5 Pax – 3 Dbl Bed, 1 Twin Share £1350 7th December 18th April

Contact Us For Sri Lankan Tailored Holidays

For additional people (shared double beds), group bookings up to 24 pax, please contact our team for rates and special tailored tour requests.

For fully tailored Sri Lankan holidays we can also arrange additional tour locations including safari tours, surf tours, scuba diving, Sigiriya Rock, Dambulla, Kandy to Ella Train, Aragum Bay, Colombo city tours, accommodation and more.

Accommodation At Sea Heart House On Koggala Lake

Forest For The Future Project Presentation

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About this Rainforest Development Project

Sri Lanka is the most biologically diverse country in Asia and part of a global biodiversity hotspot. But studies estimate that its tropical forests, which harbour roughly 90% of the country’s endemic species, are disappearing at a rate of 1.6% annually. Although there are still many areas of non-native productive forest, extensive agricultural and silvicultural expansion over the past 150 years has left only an estimated 6% of primary rainforest. These critical forest ecosystems are highly fragmented and under increasing threat.

It is not only the native environment that bears the costs of forest loss in Sri Lanka; valuable traditional forest products such as timbers and medicinal plants and ecological services such as watershed protection are also disappearing. Protecting Sri Lanka’s remaining primary rainforest is critical not only for biodiversity conservation but also for human livelihood security.

More work urgently needs to be done to ensure the long-term survival of Sri Lanka’s remaining rainforest and the endemic amphibians, reptiles, insects, plants, and small mammals that live in them. The isolation of animals that live in forest patches makes them particularly vulnerable to extinction. The extent of species disappearance due to habitat loss has not been accurately researched but it is believed to be vast – scientists have already documented the extinction of 21 endemic amphibians.

Since 2002, we have been working to restore and conserve the highly threatened rainforest habitat between Sinharaja World Heritage Forest Reserve and Kanneliya Forest Reserve, which are critical biodiversity reservoirs. Our long-term Rainforest Corridor programme aims to protect and increase habitats and conservation areas for vulnerable rainforest species.

By establishing biodiversity corridors, species will be able to move between habitat patches. These linkages help to stop extinction by creating more habitats, maintaining migratory pathways during times of environmental change, and encouraging breeding to help maintain viable populations.

Due to the Sri Lanka’s high population density much of the land surrounding the remaining rainforest patches is inhabited by people. Therefore we have chosen an approach that combines the conservation of forest patches with smallholder land-development and community programmes.

Conservation & Forest Development Project components include:

Corridor mapping and planning

Running of rainforest plant nursery to produce organic seeds and raise native and endemic plants for restoration programmes

Conservation of remnant forest patches Livelihood and agriculture biodiversity development through sustainable agriculture

Ecological restoration

Environmental education

Endangered species conservation


We have formed productive linkages with local farmers, schools, and government agencies. The effectiveness of these programmes is already being realized – we have received multiple requests from communities seeking to address various environmental problems and protect these important areas for future generations.

Completed Works


Mapping of corridoe area

Rainforest school programmes

Restoration and management of 18 acres of rainforest land in Hiniduma and Baddegama

Raising of endemic and endanged rainforest plants in our nursery for restoration works