Private tour

From Colombo: Private Full-Day Bentota Tour

Activity provider: Lakpura LLC

From Colombo: Private Full-Day Bentota Tour

Activity provider: Lakpura LLC

From US$ 119 per group up to 1

The first place you will visit is the strange and yet beautiful Lunuganga estate. The next place for your perusal is the highly engaging Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. Finally you will visit Balapitiya for the ultimate experience, the Madu River Safari.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Private group


  • Witness Geoffrey Bawa’s creations at the Lunuganga Estate
  • Go on a lovely boat safari along the Madu River
  • Visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
Full description
Explore Bentota with a fully immersive tour that starts at Bawa’s estate in Lunuganga, continues to a turtle hatchery, and ends with a Buddhist monastery and fish massage. Learn all about Sir Geoffrey Bawa, the much-renowned lawyer turned architect who made the estate his country home. Next, visit the incredible turtle hatchery where you can learn all about sea turtles and their conservation. See baby sea turtles swimming in hatch pools. Visit Balapitiya before experiencing a boat safari on the Madu River. See the dense mangrove forest that grows along the marshy banks of the river. Your guide will also take you to an island with an old Buddhist monastery. End your tour with a famous fish massage. This “massage parlor” is a hut standing on stilts in the middle of the river with a netted area containing the fish. Sit on the deck of the hut with your feet in the water, while the fish work their magic.
  • Transport throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • 1-liter of bottled mineral water per person
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Food or drinks
  • Entrance fees to Lunuganga Estate, Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, Madu River Boat Safari
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Expenses
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 fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs

Product ID: 255252