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Bentota: Yala National Park Safari Jeep Tour

1. Bentota: Yala National Park Safari Jeep Tour

Head off on a wildlife and nature adventure on a Jeep safari tour in Yala National Park. Keep an eye out for indigenous animals, including sloth bears, jackals, and more. Learn about Sri Lanka's most-visited park from your local guide. After your hotel pickup in Bentota, sit back and relax in your car as you make your way to Yala National Park. The park is Sri Lanka's second-largest wildlife park and an important nature reserve for around 50 butterfly species and many bird species. Upon arrival, embark on your safari drive by Jeep, keeping an eye out for local leopards and elephants in their natural habitat. Spot other indigenous animals, such as sloth bears, jackals, mongoose, axis deer, buffalos, wild boars, sambar deer, and hares. After the safari, journey back to Bentota to be dropped off back at your accommodation.

Yala National Park: 3-Day Private Luxury Glamping Experience

2. Yala National Park: 3-Day Private Luxury Glamping Experience

Immerse yourself in the nature of South Asia and embark on a glamping adventure at the 2nd largest national park in Sri Lanka, Yala. Upon arrival at Tissamarama, check into your luxurious campsite and get acquainted with the onsite amenities. Spend some time to relax, savor a delicious lunch at the campsite’s main restaurant or at one of the many outdoor locations. Venture out into the wilderness on a game drive to explore the natural landscapes of Sri Lanka. Keep an eye out as you look for leopards in their natural habitat. Afterward, head back to camp and freshen up before drinks, appetizers, and a delicious meal around the campfire. Wake up to freshly brewed Ceylon tea or coffee, leave the campsite, and trek through thick bushes with pathway access to a wonderful lake that offers breathtaking views and bird watching opportunities. Encounter elephants, deer, palm squirrels, wild boar, both endemic and migratory birds, butterflies, and land monitors slithering around the lake. Listen to singing birds while you eat breakfast by a private lake. Return to camp for lunch before heading out on a game drive at Bundala National Park which harbors a rich birdlife, including several species of migratory waterfowl. Take an alfresco shower followed by drinks and appetizers around the campfire before tucking into a BBQ meal. Leave for a morning game drive before breakfast. After a refreshing breakfast, check out and return to your hotel.

Bentota Water Sports and Galle City Tour from Colombo

3. Bentota Water Sports and Galle City Tour from Colombo

Bentota is situated along the southwest coast of the country, 65 Km south of Colombo. Take a jet ski out on the ocean at super high speeds. Have a great view of the ocean and the beach as you speed through the waves. After, jump onto a tube or banana boat for more thrilling rides. 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.

From Bentota: Full-Day Yala National Park Safari Tour

4. From Bentota: Full-Day Yala National Park Safari Tour

You'll be picked up from your hotel before heading to Yala National Park, a nature-lovers paradise.  Visit Yala National Park and explore its 126,786 hectares, Yala is famous for its big herds and large numbers of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals. More than 130 bird species have been recorded here also. Head to the National Park to take an afternoon safari around 1:00 PM. At this time of day, you can see Leopards and Sloth Bears emerge out of the shady jungle and roam around. There are also many excellent spots for birdwatchers. The water holes and tanks are a birdwatcher's paradise, offering the chance to see the famous Peacock dance. For wildlife lovers, Yala is a must-see site in Sri Lanka. Once you've finished the tour, you'll be returned to your hotel in Bentota.

From Colombo-Negombo-Bentota-Kalutara: Sinharaja Hike

5. From Colombo-Negombo-Bentota-Kalutara: Sinharaja Hike

Explore Sri Lanka's last remaining virgin rainforest with this private tour with pick up from cities in the Western province such at Colombo, Negombo, Bentota and Kalutara. Benefit from the flexibility of having a personal guide throughout the day that can provide your with facinating cultural information. Relax with a convenient pickup and drop-off service in a climate-controlled vehicle. Get a taste of the land with a local lunch. Spend 4 hours in the rainforest while visiting spectacular waterfalls, summiting Sinharaja's tallest peak, and hiking through the lush rainforest. Admire the jungle trees, orchids, and a large array of bird species.

From Bentota: Wonders of Hill Country Exploration Tour

6. From Bentota: Wonders of Hill Country Exploration Tour

Day 1: Bentota-Nuwara Eliya You will begin your journey at 6:00AM from your hotel in Bentota where you will be met by your friendly chauffeur guide. After exchanging formalities at the hotel, you will be escorted to your air-conditioned vehicle in which you will proceed to Kitulgala, the location for your whitewater rafting. This whitewater rafting adventure activity lasts about 2 hours, after which you will then check in to your hotel. After resting up at your hotel, you will visit a tea factory and receive a guided tour through a tea estate where you will learn more about the varieties, processing methods and qualities of tea. At the completion of this tour, you will return to your hotel to rest for the night. Day 2: Nuwara Eliya-Horton Plains-Bentota Early in the morning you will proceed to the Horton Plains National Park to go on a lovely hike. You will visit the national park in Ohiya, with its mountainous grasslands and cloud forests. You can enjoy the majestic views from the precipice of "World's End", and the cooling sprays from Baker's Falls. If your lucky, you can also catch glimpses of the many endemic fauna that make their home in these plains. Your guide will also explain to your about the archaeological finds that were discovered in this particular area. On completion of your trek, you will return to the hotel to relax, before checking out and proceeding to your hotel in Bentota.

Bentota: Guided Cycling Tour with Refreshments

7. Bentota: Guided Cycling Tour with Refreshments

8:30am Meet you cycling guide at your hotel lobby in Bentota and start an exciting cycling tour in the countryside of Bentota. You will continue your journey through the Tea and rubber plantation to a river where you will use a local Perry to cross the river with cycles. You will be able to witness many birds and land monitors in the river banks whilst enjoying a light refreshment with king coconut. The first phase of cycling will be 14 kilometers in a flat terrain.  The second phase of cycling will start just after the refreshment. You will cycle another 8 kilometers passing some beautiful countryside attractions and cinnamon gardens before reaching a small lagoon where you are going to have your second refreshment. After your refreshments, you will cycle approx 6-8 kilometers through the village to Bentota, passing some wonderful scenery with paddy fields. You will reach your hotel after a memorable cycling tour in the countryside of Bentota

Bentota: Toddy Hunting Cycling Tour in the Countryside

8. Bentota: Toddy Hunting Cycling Tour in the Countryside

Uncover the beauty of the Sri Lankan countryside on this biking tour through the countryside of Bentota. Pass through villages and see how local toddy trappers harvest sap from the flowers in coconut trees. Meet your cycling guide in your hotel lobby in Bentota, Beruwala, or Aluthgama. Hope on a well-maintained mountain bike and start your exciting cycling tour through the countryside of Bentota. Feel safe knowing that a support car with first aid is standing by. Stop to watch a toddy trapper collect sap from the flowers growing in the canopy of coconut trees. Admire the worker's skill in navigating this task that is made dangerous by the use of weather-worn ropes, slippery trunks, and unexpected winds. Revitalize yourself with water, a soft drink, or a coconut drink and some delicious biscuits before continuing through fragrant cinnamon gardens to a small lagoon. Enjoy some light refreshments on the shores of the lagoon. Learn more about the life of a toddy hopper from your guide before returning to your hotel in Bentota, Beruwala, or Aluthgama.

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