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Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

1. Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

After being picked up at your hotel, hop onboard your Madu Ganga Magrove boat safari and explore the Madu River. See the mangrove forests and marshlands that surround the river. Stop at a cinnamon garden, and try some of the area’s famous cinnamon. 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, marvel at the fishermen who stoically sit atop large branches planted in the middle of the water waiting for their catch. Continue to a local Turtle Hatchery, where your guide will introduce you to the many local varieties of turtles. End your tour with a visit to the Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fort illustrates the unique interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries. After discovering the fort, you will be returned to your hotel in Colombo.

Yala National Park: Private Safari Day Trip with Lunch

2. Yala National Park: Private Safari Day Trip with Lunch

Yala Safari Day Trip is organised by Bentota Travel Mart. Free pick up & drop off are available from following areas. Wadduwa, Kalutara, Waskaduwa Beruwala, Bentota, Kosgoda, Ahungalla Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Talpe Ahangama, Koggala, Habaraduwa Weligama, Mirissa, Matara Dikwella, Tangalle, Ranna Hambantota, Weerawila, Tissamaharama, Yala, Udawalawe, Ella Attractions & Activities • Yala National Park Jeep Safari (4 Hours) Inclusions • Safari Jeep • National Park Entry fees • Lunch • Free Pick-up & Drop-off • Private Transportation with Experienced Driver-Guide Key Points Tour Starts from the pick-up point at 4.00am-6.00am ( Morning Safari) & 10.00am-12.00pm (Evening Safari) - This is an All Inclusive package & No hidden costs.

Ella: Tea Factory, Train, and Nine Arch Day Tour with Pickup

3. Ella: Tea Factory, Train, and Nine Arch Day Tour with Pickup

Explore surging waterfalls and breathtaking vistas on a day trip to Ella from pickup locations including Colombo, Kalutara, Negombo, and more. Visit Ravana Waterfall, Nine Arch Bridge, and Ravana Pool Club. Hike to Little Adam's Peak and soar through the sky on a zip line. Arrive at the Ravana Waterfall, an iconic sight ranked among the country's most popular attractions. Witness cascading water amidst lush surroundings, then arrive in Ella, a charming town nestled amidst one-of-a-kind scenery. Next, visit the Nine Arch Bridge, an architectural marvel dating back to colonial times. Travel to a bygone era as you stroll along the bridge's elegant arches surrounded by greenery. For awe-inspiring panoramic views, ascend Little Adams Peak on a 45-minute hike. The journey may be a bit of a challenge, but the reward of the views that await is worthwhile. As hunger beckons, indulge in a lunch at the renowned 98 Acres Resort & Spa (costs not included). Nestled among scenic tea estates, this elegant retreat offers not only delightful cuisine but also a moment of tranquility amid nature's embrace. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, get ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime on the Flying Ravana Mega Ziplinne. Feel an unparalleled sense of adventure coursing through your veins as you fly through the sky. The journey wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Halpewaththa Tea Factory. Savor freshly brewed tea while taking in the beauty of the area, feeling a deep connection to Sri Lanka's rich tea heritage. To add a touch of relaxation, end your day with time to unwind at the Ravana Pool Club.

Udawalawe: Private Safari All Inclusive Day Trip with Lunch

4. Udawalawe: Private Safari All Inclusive Day Trip with Lunch

Udawalawe Safari Day Trip is organised by Bentota Travel Mart. This also includes the Milk Feeding Session Visit at Elephant Transit Home. Free pick up & drop off are available from following areas. Wadduwa, Kalutara, Waskaduwa Beruwala, Bentota, Kosgoda, Ahungalla Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Talpe Ahangama, Koggala, Habaraduwa Weligama, Mirissa, Matara Dikwella, Tangalle, Ranna Hambantota, Weerawila Tissamaharama, Yala, Udawalawe, Ella Attractions & Activities • Udawalawe National Park Jeep Safari (3-3.5 Hours) • Witness Milk Feeding Session in Elephant Transit Home Inclusions • Private Transportation with Experienced Driver-Guide • Safari Jeep (Private) • National Park Entry fees • Elephant Transit Home Entry Fees • Lunch • Free Pick-up & Drop-off Exclusions • Drinks • Tips Key Points Tour Starts from the pick-up point at 4.00am, 7.00am & 11.00am This is an All Inclusive package & No hidden costs.

Bentota River Safari (Lagoon Boat Safari)

5. Bentota River Safari (Lagoon Boat Safari)

Bentota River, the third largest river in the country, is a perfect place to spot an array of reptiles and birds including crocodiles, snakes, bats and lizards, and this tour will show you why. Your boat safari starts from the Bentota River (near the the Bentota Bridge), from here, you'll embark on a 2 hour journey through this stunning natural backdrop.   This is a delightfully relaxing cruise that will take you through a canopy of mangroves in the magnificent riverine scenery, away from the world as you know it. This tour also comes with a convenient pickup and drop off service from your hotel.

From:Galle/Mirissa Transfer to Ella with Udawalawe Safari

6. From:Galle/Mirissa Transfer to Ella with Udawalawe Safari

Start your adventure with a pick-up from your hotel in Galle/Mirissa /Benthota/Hikkaduwa/Weligama/ or Any place of down south by vehicle. spend your day exploring the best of the udawalawe national park's landscape and wild elephants. spot many other exotic animals and birds in this wildlife sanctuary. enjoy the convenience of pickup and drop-off service from your hotel .Begin your tour at your hotel where your driver will meet you. Udawalawe (also known as Udawalawa) is a small town located in the southern part of the Ratnapura District in Sri Lanka. It is situated in close to the district's boundary with the Hambantota District and Monaragala District. Udawalawe Town CountrySri LankaProvinceSabaragamuwa ProvinceDistrictRatnapura DistrictTime zoneUTC + 5: 30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time) The town is the main entry point into the Udawalawe National Park which is a major National Park in Sri Lanka which is renowned for its high population of wild Asian elephants. The Udawalawe National Park located approximately 160 km (99 mi) away from Colombo, is the closest national park to Colombo. The town is also notable, because of the Uda Walawa Reservoir, which was created in 1969, following the construction of a 3.9 km (2.4 mi) dam and a 6MW hydro-electric plant on the Walawe river. The reservoir is the 3rd largest reservoir in Sri Lanka. Hop on an air-conditioned vehicle for a 2-hour drive to the Elephant Transit Home. Enjoy 30 minutes of feeding baby elephants. Continue to the Udawalawa National Park. Sri Lankan elephants (Elephas maximus maximus) are an endangered species and their survival in their natural habitats is threatened due to human activities. Elephants in the wild are constantly being killed, and many elephant calves become orphaned. In order to support these orphaned elephants, the Department of Wildlife Conservation set up the Elephant Transit Home within Udawalawe National Park with help from the Born Free Foundation. [2] The facility was established under the 29th Amendment to the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance Part II. [3] As of 8 February 2009, 39 orphaned elephant calves were being looked after. [4] The elephant calves are released to the jungle after they become strong enough to survive in their natural habitats. As of 2008, sixty-five elephants had been released to the jungle. After an exhilarating exploration, you'll return to your hotel for an overnight stay, reflecting on the captivating experiences of your Udawalawe National Park safari.Once you've finished your tour, return back to your hotel in Ella , Bandarawela or Haputhale by vehicle.

Bentota/Kalutara/Hikkaduwa: Day Trip to Ella Highlands

7. Bentota/Kalutara/Hikkaduwa: Day Trip to Ella Highlands

Start Ella tour at 6am, Ella is pure natural beauty, with its waterfalls, greenery, and hills it is just jaw-dropping. Ella is the perfect place to go to if one wants to refresh the brain. It has many famous places and has been under the attention of tourist for a decent amount of time now. On the way to Ella our first visit is Buduruwagala rock temple. Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. Next stop is Ravana waterfall, a popular sightseeing attraction in Sri Lanka. It currently ranks as one of the widest falls in the country. After that we will reach Ella City, a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, it is situated at an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level. Then next we will go to Nine Arch Bridge. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. Then time to climb little Adams peak, Little Adam’s Peak attracts many travelers who come to Sri Lanka. While climbing the Adams peak take lunch at 98 Acres Resort & Spa. It is an elegant, chic hotel that stands on a scenic 98-acre tea estate, surrounded by a stunning landscape. After having lunch you can experience Flying Ravana Mega Zip Line South Asia's longest and Sri Lanka’s first-ever mega dual zip-line, located amidst the luscious green estates of Ella, Sri Lanka. Finally, visit Halpewaththa Tea factory. Drink a cup while enjoying the magnificent natural beauty of the area. It is the final destination of our tour. Finally, back to the hotel.

From Colombo: Galle and Bentota Day Tour

8. From Colombo: Galle and Bentota Day Tour

Start your day with a convenient pickup from your hotel. Hop aboard your comfortable tour vehicle and experience the wonders of Sri Lanka's Madu Ganga River Region with a thrilling boat safari. Witness the beauty of mangrove forests and marshlands as you sail through the Madu River. Discover the secrets of cinnamon at a local garden and taste the renowned spice. Be captivated by skilled fishermen perched on branches, patiently waiting for their catch. At the Turtle Hatchery, meet various turtle species and learn about their conservation efforts. The tour concludes with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, a remarkable blend of European and South Asian architecture spanning centuries. After this unforgettable journey, you'll be safely returned to your Colombo hotel. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, culture, and history.

From Colombo: Yala National Park 4x4 Safari with Transfers

9. From Colombo: Yala National Park 4x4 Safari with Transfers

Discover Yala National Park, the second-largest wildlife park in Sri Lanka, on a private Jeep safari from Colombo, with hotel transfers included. Experience unspoiled natural beauty and amazing wildlife including sloth bears, jackals, mongoose, spotted deer, leopards, wild boars, and more. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Colombo. From there, relax on your drive to Yala National Park. Upon arrival, embark on a safari drive by Jeep, keeping an eye out for local leopards and elephants in their natural habitat. Encounter other indigenous animals such as sloth bears, jackals, mongoose, spotted deer, buffalo, wild boars, sambar, and hare. Have your camera at the ready as you roam through the natural habitat of these majestic creatures. Slso get to see a variety of butterflies and species of birds. After the safari, journey back to your accommodation in Colombo.

Yala National Park: All-Inclusive Private Day Tour

10. Yala National Park: All-Inclusive Private Day Tour

Embark on a seamless and thrilling Yala National Park Jeep Safari adventure with our all-inclusive package, featuring free pick-up and drop-off from a myriad of picturesque locations across Sri Lanka. Colombo, Wadduwa, Kalutara, Waskaduwa Beruwala, Bentota, Kosgoda, Ahungalla Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Talpe Ahangama, Koggala, Habaraduwa Weligama, Mirissa, Matara, Hiriketiya, Dikwella, Tangalla, Ranna Hambantota, Weerawila, Tissamaharama, Udawalawa, Ella & Yala area. Immerse yourself in a 4-hour safari through the breathtaking Yala National Park, renowned for its diverse wildlife including leopards, bears, and elephants. Your journey is facilitated by a comfortable safari jeep, and the package includes national park entry fees and a delectable lunch to keep you fueled during this unforgettable wildlife encounter. Our private transportation, complete with an English-speaking driver-guide, ensures a personalized touch to your exploration. Choose between a morning safari from 4:00 am to 6:00 am or an evening safari from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, allowing flexibility to suit your schedule. Rest assured, this is an all-inclusive package with no hidden costs, providing you with a hassle-free and memorable experience. As you journey through vibrant cities and untamed wilderness, let the captivating beauty of Sri Lanka unfold before you in an adventure of a lifetime.

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4.6
(25 reviews)

Picked up from our hotel in Hikkaduwa on time by a comfortable car. Stopped in a restaurant before starting the tour, which is included into the tour and food was fab. Our safari experience was perfect. We opted for an afternoon tour We managed to see so many animals, including water buffalos, crocodiles, antelope, lots of elephants, a leopard and even a bear! Our guide and driver Kasun made this experience great. He was a very safe driver, we felt super comfortable and Kasun was very knowledgeable about the animals. He often stopped to point out things we had not seen - which was a lot! Overall, really happy, thought the safari was great value and would highly recommend to others. Ask for Kasun if he is available, he is a great guide ☺️ Thank you! Lucy & Paul

The pickup was on time and we headed to Yala. The driver communicated with other drivers which was good as we got to see 1 x leopard (strawberry), 15+ elephants, water buffalo, wild boar, deer, mongoose, rabbits, painted storks, bee eaters and much more.

We had a great tour with our guide Sasanka! He went beyond himself. With his experience we were able to find many elephants and many different types of animals and birds! I highly recommend it.

Loved this boat trip and fish message were lovely and Galle Fort is amazing. My guide/driver was excellent.

It was a really nice day, we had a very good driver and a very nice guide in the park.