1. Sri Lanka
  2. Western Province, Sri Lanka
  3. Colombo

Bentota Day Tour from Colombo

Product ID: 184481
Take a day trip to Bentota and visit the city's most famous monuments and attractions.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a boat safari on the Madu River
  • Visit the fascinating Kothduwa Temple
  • Explore the Lunuganga Garden
Full description
Begin your day at 8:00 AM at Madu River in Balapitiya for a boat safari. For one-hour, journey through the primitive depths of the mangrove marshes. Traverse the dark and dangerous caverns, formed by the thick mangrove forests, interspersed with stretches of bright open water. 

The next destination is the Kothduwa Temple. This Buddhist temple is located on the island and is known as the Kothduwa Raja Maha Viharaya. The island is within the Madu Ganga Estuary. Madu Ganga is an archipelago of fifteen different islands and a lagoon. It is believed that a Relic of Lord Buddha was once sheltered in the Kothduwa temple circa 340CE. 

Enjoy lunch then visit the Lunuganga Garden. Geoffrey Bawa was one of Asia's finest architects. He passed away in 2003. Lunuganga was Bawa’s country home. It sits in an enchanting atmosphere with glorious views. It is now managed by the Lunuganga Trust. Admire the home’s features and blissfulness. It is now run as a country hotel and the proceeds go to Colombo.
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • An English-speaking driver
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee to Lunuganga Garden
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note this tour is not wheelchair accessible
• The duration of transfers are approximate and the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 3 reviews

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  • Value for money
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  • Safety
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Very good driver, the car was clean at the 1st sight ... only at the end of the day our legs were full of flea bites

November 19, 2019

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Product ID: 184481