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Bentota Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

Kandy, Pinnawala day trip from Bentota, Kalutara beach

1. Kandy, Pinnawala day trip from Bentota, Kalutara beach

Your one-day tour starts from Beach hotels on the west coast like Bentota Beach and Kalutara Beach and then relax in air-conditioned comfortable vehicle on the journey to Pinnawala elephant orphanage. The drive lasts around 2 hours. Later explore the spice/herbal garden with an indigenous plantation that produces spices such as cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon and many hundreds of other spices and herbs. Later visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic to see the sacred tooth of Buddha, a symbol of status that proved the worthiness of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. Admire the beautiful architecture of the palace and look at the golden figurines in the shrine. At Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage we guarantee that you witness a big herd of elephants that are in different ages. Then, explore some of the ancient crafts by traditional artisans, including gems, wood carving, and batik. Watch craft demonstrations and buy souvenir gifts before lunch at a local restaurant at your own expense. Continue to the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, and go for a stroll on the 147-acre grounds. See over 4,000 different species of plants, including an exclusive collection of orchids, spices, and medicinal plants. Learn the history of the 19th-century gardens, and see famous plants such as the cannonball tree, giant fig tree, and 40-meter-tall Burma bamboo.

Galle Fort & Bentota Beach Day Tour From Colombo & Negombo

2. Galle Fort & Bentota Beach Day Tour From Colombo & Negombo

Clients will be pick up from Colombo transfer to Bentota ,client will be able do water sports at Bentata river ( Ex. Jet-sky, Banana boat ) at your own expense, This is the river that dividing Western Province & Southern Provence.  Next heading to Turtle Hatchery and touch baby Turtle , release then to the sea.       After Turtles transfer to enjoy Madu Ganga river boat safari , In this boat safari you will explore some extinct animal and fish , Aquatic plants & nice mangroves .  Also you will be able to have fish foot massage in the middle of the river ( payment direct by client )      Then visit Mithiyagoda  Moonstone Mine , you can experience the real miming process of Moonstone & aslo yon purchase real Moonstone half price in any wear else because it is a real factory . In the world there are few place have Moonstone. Mithiyagoda is one an only place in Sri Lanka.       Then departure to lunch at Hikkaduwa on the  Beach Restaurant can enjoy sea food as you wish at your own expense. If clients want can do Snorkeling or Scuba diving to enjoy sea Corals and fish.      Ater departure to Galle Dutch fort and explore all places at UNESCO heritage site of Galle Dutch Fort . Also you will be able to get stunning views at Galle Dutch fort. Aslo the sun set . After that return back to Colombo. Clients will be drop at same pick-up location.

West coast Beach, River Mangroves lagoon, Wildlife boat Tour

3. West coast Beach, River Mangroves lagoon, Wildlife boat Tour

The tour starts from your hotel in Colombo or the west coast beach resort. You will be traveling along the beautiful west coast beaches while passing coconut plantations, fishing villages, and towns. You will be stopping at a few places at regular intervals. Your first stop will be at the sea turtle conservation center, where, you witness the sick and handicapped sea turtles are been treated. Later stop at Madu river for the mangrove lagoon tour. Mangroves Mangrove is one of the most important and fragile ecosystems in the world and they grow only in tropical countries such as Sri Lanka. This valuable forest cover is depleting all around the world, including in Sri Lanka, due to many factors such as climate change and human activities. Madu River estuary is a "RAMSAR wetland" and is declared a protected riverine forest. Boat safari Madu Ganga is one of the most important natural assets of Sri Lanka. It is located 70km south of Colombo on the Colombo-Galle main road. Madu Ganga is the second-largest wetland on the island, consisting of 28 islands. The number of families living on the islands is estimated to be around 250. Madu Ganga spreads over 915 hectares of wetland and harbors vast biodiversity and ecosystem. Madu Ganga wetland is fed by seven tributaries and forms the body of the wetland. The water runs through a course of land that spans 2300 hectares. It was declared a national sanctuary in 2006. A cruise on a modern motorboat is the best way to explore the natural wealth of Madu Ganga, the islands in the wetland are largely inaccessible by road. The inhabitants are also using boats and more often paddle boats as the means of transport. This tour offers a particularly appealing boat trip around Madu Ganga. The Ramsa Wetland is one of the most visited natural attractions of Sri Lanka’s west coast, with riverscapes amongst quiet thick grown islands and mangrove forests with sites of immense natural interest. There are plenty of opportunities to spot fascinating wildlife in the aquatic environment, throughout the tour. The most important asset of the fragile ecosystem of Madu Ganga is its mangrove forests. These mangrove forests provide protection for a large number of aquatic bird, animal, and plant species. The ecosystem in Madu Ganga is the home of many different kinds of aquatic plants, crabs, shrimp, fish, insects, amphibians, and other animal life including crocodiles. While on the boat tour you'll visit one of the oldest temples on the west coast of Sri Lanka, located on a secluded island. You will also get a chance to visit the mask museum and see hundreds of ancient masks and learn about their history, folklore, and use in rituals. You'll also visit a sea turtle conservation center run by volunteers. Learn about why Sri Lanka is a prime turtle nesting site and how important it is for turtle conservation. Before your tour is over, you'll get to enjoy a leisurely stroll on Bentota beach, one of the nicest beaches on the west coast. Buddhist temple, Bentota beach, spice herbal garden, Mask museum After the mangrove lagoon tour, you will be visiting the mask museum and mask carving center. Later visit Bentota beach spice and herbal garden and your tour ends with a visit to one of the most sacred Buddhist temples on the west coast.

Bentota beach, River Mangroves lagoon, Wildlife Tour

4. Bentota beach, River Mangroves lagoon, Wildlife Tour

Take a safari adventure on the Bentota River with this tour from Bentota Beach in Colombo. Explore the lush habitats of the river in a slow moving boat. Learn about your surroundings from a local guide.  Meet your guide at the beach and hop aboard a powerboat. Capture stunning pictures of Bentota Beach as you leave the shore. Follow the river through mangroves that provide a rich natural habitat for local wildlife and help smaller fishing communities thrive.  Keep an eye out for giant crocodiles, sea eagles, monkeys, snakes, monitor lizards, and graceful egret herons. Relax, connect with this natural setting and immerse yourself in the biodiversity of this unique eco-system. Return to Bentota Beach. As you return after the boat trip, visit Bentota Beach and enjoy the pristine beaches. Later, explore the ancient Buddhist temple of Kande Vihara on a guided tour. and learn about the traditional native herbs and spices on a guided tour in the herbal garden.

Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

5. Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

After being picked up at your hotel, your madu ganga Mangrove boat safari will be boarded, and the madu River will be explored. The mangrove forests and marshlands that surround the river will be observed. A cinnamon garden will be stopped at, and some of the area's famous cinnamon will be sampled. The madu ganga River region is home to some of the best quality cinnamon in the world, as well as a flourishing cinnamon industry. Afterward, the fishermen who stoically sit atop large branches planted in the middle of the water waiting for their catch will be marveled at. Explore Lunuganga Geoffrey Bawa Country Estate | Bentota, Proceed to a local Turtle Hatchery, where you will be introduced to the many local varieties of turtles by your guide. Your tour will be concluded with a visit to the galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The unique interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries will be illustrated by this fort. After the fort is discovered, you will be returned to your hotel in Colombo. 🔴"If you have any questions or need to discuss your price arrangements, as well as other facilities charges included in the tour, please use this number ☎️ (+94 70 190 8834) (WhatsApp)."

Amazing Sri Lanka 3-nights tour

6. Amazing Sri Lanka 3-nights tour

Day 1: Colombo-Kandy Meet and greet a Seerendipity Tours representative and head to Kandy. En-route stop at, The Royal Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in Asia and dates back to the 15th century. The travelers were able to witness thousands of exotic trees, plants and veins during the hour long walk. Kandy Lake Club: Cultural Dance Show An ideal event to get an overall idea about the rich Sri Lankan cultural activities and dancing performances, including walking on fire, etc. Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic It is considered to be the most important Buddhist temple in the world. But it is not restricted only to Buddhists. Kandy View Point The best place to see Kandy's entire city. A beautiful view in the evenings. Overnight stay in Kandy Day 2: Kandy-Sigiriya-Kandy After the breakfat drive to Sigiry and Dambulla, en-route stop at, Spice Garden: The best spices in Sri Lanka are grown in the Mathale area. You will be taken through the spice garden, explaining each and every plant and spice. Sigiriya The Ancient Rock Fortress Sigiriya Rock Fortress is one of the most important things to visit / see in this tour. Minneriya Safari An off road experience in the jungle: You will be taken on a safari tour of Minneriya National Park. Sigiriya Village Safari : Hingula is a beautiful village in Sri Lanka. We will take a tour through this for you to get an insight about the life style of Sri Lankans. Their activities, the way they make local food, agriculture activities, etc. Dambulla Cave Temple is one of the most beautiful old temples of Sri Lanka. It's well known for it's paintings. Overnight stay in Kandy Day 3: Kandy-Nuwara eliya-Ella After breakfast, leave for Nuwara Eliya; en- route, stop at Ramboda Waterfall A beautiful water fall meets on our way to Nuwaraeliya Tea Gardens A beautiful place to stop for a good cup of tea Gregory Lake This is the heart of Nuwaraeliya. A place with a colder climate compared to other cities of Sri Lanka Nanu Oya Railway Station You are ready to start enjoying the beautiful, scenic train ride. Ravana Ella Falls One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sri Lanka Nine Arches Bridge A popular attraction for many travelers who visit Sri Lanka Overnight stay in Ella Day 4: Ella-Bentota-Colombo After breakfast, leave for Colombo, stopping at Mirissa beach, Galle fort and Bentota Beach River Boat Safari is a great experience and you will be able to witness a large number of aquatic fauna and flora, as well as many species of birds .Worth trying it. Colombo City Tour includes many important places like gangarama temple, Viharamadevi, etc. the city tour lasts about 32 hours. You will be transferred to the Airport based on your flight departure time.

Colombo/Negombo: Galle, Bentota, and Hikkaduwa Day Trip

7. Colombo/Negombo: Galle, Bentota, and Hikkaduwa Day Trip

Your tour begins as you are picked up from your Colombo hotel to be transferred to Bentota. Once there you will enjoy some water sports, before taking a river safari down the beautiful Madu River. This river is a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares are covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. This boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem, which is a UNESCO-listed site. The area is also protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands as one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest. Once having explored the wetlands, you will transfer to Kosgoda to visit a turtle hatchery where you will see various breeds of sea turtles. Lunch at a recommended restaurant will follow before you transfer to Meetiyagoda, where you will visit the Moonstone Mine and workshop. Following the mine, you'll head to Hikkaduwa Beach to visit the Galle Dutch fort, which was first built in 1588 by the Portuguese. It was later extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century, and in the modern age has become UNESCO-listed. At the conclusion of your cultural experience, you will transfer back to Colombo.

Negombo: Turtle hatchery, River safari, moon stone & Galle

8. Negombo: Turtle hatchery, River safari, moon stone & Galle

Embark on an enriching Galle day tour, a perfect blend of nature, culture, and history. Begin your day at a turtle hatchery, where you'll witness the remarkable conservation efforts dedicated to sea turtles. Engage with the hatchlings and learn about their inspiring journey to the open sea. Continue your exploration to a moonstone mine, immersing yourself in the fascinating world of these precious gems. Gain firsthand knowledge of the extraction process and the cultural significance of moonstones, appreciating their natural allure. Next, visit the Tsunami Museum, a poignant tribute to Galle's resilience in the face of natural disasters. Explore exhibits that narrate the community's strength and the impact of the 2004 tsunami, emphasizing the importance of remembrance. Conclude the tour by discover Galle, a city also on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It is known for Galle Fort, the fortified city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th-century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting the Portuguese, Dutch, and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. See Galle lighthouse standing on the fort’s southeast tip. 

Sri Lanka/Bentota: Motorbike sightseeing tours

9. Sri Lanka/Bentota: Motorbike sightseeing tours

Embark on a motorbike tour with a local around Sri Lanka. Immerse yourself in Sri Lanka's culture, history and blend into local daily life. You'll ride as a pillion behind the driver to enjoy the unique atmosphere with your knowledgeable guide and create unforgettable memories of Sri Lanka. Ride along one of the offered itineraries and visit, among others: 1. Sri Lanka's highlights: - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Ella - Sigirya - Dambulla - Unawatuna - any other destination based on your wishes* 2. Bentota region: - Secret Island and estuary - Kande Viharaya - Vanavasa Rajamaha Viharaya and the tunnel entrance - Galapatha Rajamaha Viharaya - Ferry ride - Hiking Pahuru Kanda - Thotas Ella waterfall Hotel and airport pick-up and drop-off is included, where the pick-up and drop-off points can be different if you wish to travel from a town to another for example. *Purchase of additional entry tickets might be necessary based on the selected destination

From Colombo: Galle Guided Tour with Herbal Massage

10. From Colombo: Galle Guided Tour with Herbal Massage

Discover Sri Lanka’s south and west coasts, including Galle. You’ll visit the area’s most important cultural sites with a guide, such as Galle Fort, a herbal garden, a moonstone mine, a mask museum, and a sea turtle conservation. Finish the day with a cruise of the Madu River estuary.  Enjoy transportation from Colombo in a private vehicle to Galle. Stop off at Galle Fort, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site which represents the interaction between European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th century. See its churches, temples, and rampart on a guided tour.  Next, you’ll visit a traditional spice and herb garden on a guided walking tour. Admire the range of spices used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication, and learn about their history and cultivation. Enjoy a relaxing herbal massage for yourself from an experienced massage therapist.  You’ll then visit the coastal town of Hikkaduwa, where you can take a stroll along the west coast beach, with its coral sanctuary and impressive wildlife population of marine turtles and exotic fish. The excursion also includes a tour of the local sea turtle conservation program, where you'll learn about their projects up close. You'll also visit a local moonstone mine, and take a tour of the traditional Ariyapala Masks Museum. Finally, stop off at the Madu River for a cruise up the estuary. Learn about its ecological significance as a designated Ramsar Wetland, and the second-largest wetland in Sri Lanka with its 23 islands. Take in the serene views before heading back to Colombo.

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Our tour started from Colombo with our guide picking us up right on time. The guide was very friendly and helpful and explained a few things to us on the way. The hotel where we stayed in Mirissa was very nice and the staff was very kind! We visited the small turtle park and stayed in Galle which was a good experience but the highlight is Mirissa beach and especially the boat trip. The beautiful memory is probably also due to the fact that we were able to see whales!! Only note: if you suffer from seasickness, the boat tour can be challenging because the ocean is very wavy and the boat moves a lot. I highly recommend it!!

We really enjoyed the tour, not only the park itself (we were lucky enough to see a leopard, several elephants and various other animals), but also the overall service (friendly drivers, punctual pickup from the hotel, delicious lunch). Highly recommended!

The tour is 100% worth it. The tour guide Chubby and his driver were just great. Only to be recommended!

so many great impressions, nature is fantastic. so many impressions, the nature is amazing

A great excursion with a lot of information from our German-speaking guide 👍