Day trip

From Bentota: Balapitiya, Handunugoda and Galle Guided Tour

From Bentota: Balapitiya, Handunugoda and Galle Guided Tour

From US$ 73 per person

Spend a full day exploring the very best of what the southern coast of tropical Sri Lanka has to offer on a guided tour of Balapitiya, Handunugoda, and Galle.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the lush mangrove forests that line the Madu River on a boat tour
  • Visit a tea plantation and learn how the sought-after Virgin White Tea is made
  • Visit a tea plantation and learn how the sought-after Virgin White Tea is made
  • Explore the port city of Galle
Full description

Start your sightseeing adventure with a convenient pickup from your hotel and head to your first stop for the day, Balapitiya. Enjoy a boat safari down the beautiful Madu River. Take a closer look at this wetland estuary and explore its lush mangrove forests, gliding under the canopy of the forest tunnels.

Take in the unique biodiversity of this region, keeping an eye out for the crocodiles and water monitors that inhabit these waters. Stop at one of the many islands to witness the locals harvest cinnamon and end your boat safari with a visit to the fish spa.

Your tropical tour continues after a short break for lunch. Head to Handunugoda to visit the local tea estate. Discover the tea that this plantation is famous for, Virgin White Tea, and learn how this luxury product is made on a tour of the plantation.

Next, head to Ahangama for a truly unique photo opportunity. Watch as local fishermen demonstrate on-water stilt fishing, one of Sri Lanka's most interesting traditional fishing methods. Speak to one of the local fishermen and learn how they do it.

The final stop on your Sri Lankan sightseeing tour is the old colonial city of Galle. Explore the Galle Fort, one of the best-preserved fortifications in Asia. Visit the Maritime Museum, the Galle National Museum, and the local lighthouse. Stroll down cobblestone streets as you learn the history of this port city, including the periods of Portuguese and Dutch rule.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Sightseeing tour of some of Sri Lanka's most beautiful and iconic attractions
  • Local tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat safari on Madu River
  • One liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
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Product ID: 255667