Private tour

From Bentota or Beruwala: Geoffrey Bawa Country Estate Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From Bentota or Beruwala: Geoffrey Bawa Country Estate Tour

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From US$ 55 per person

Discover the Geoffrey Bawa Country Estate at Lunuganga on a guided tour from Bentota or Beruwala. Learn more about Sri Lanka’s most prolific and influential architect at his former residence.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup available from centrally located hotels in Bentota or Beruwala.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the architecture and landscape design of the Geoffrey Bawa Country Estate
  • Learn about the life and work of Geoffrey Bawa with your guide
  • See artifacts from across the world collected by the famed architect
  • Enjoy a cup of Ceylon tea or coffee in tranquil surroundings
  • Stroll through the Brief Garden, designed by Bevis Bawa
Full description

Explore Lunuganga, the Geoffrey Bawa Country Estate, and gardens on a guided tour departing from Bentota or Beruwala. Learn more about the life and work of Bawa as you admire the beauty of your surroundings.

Start with pickup from your hotel and travel by tuk tuk to Lunuganga, the Geoffrey Bawa Country Estate, which is located on the shores of Dedduwa Lake. Learn more about the life and architectural designs of Geoffrey Bawa on a guided tour of his former residence.

Discover more about the history behind each building, monument, pot, and statue that you will see. Hear about Bawa's development of the estate over 40 years. Then, take a short break to enjoy a cup of Ceylon tea or coffee. Then explore the Brief Garden located a short distance away. Developed over a period of fifteen years by Bevis Bawa, a well-known Sri Lankan artist and the elder brother of famed architect, the garden is aesthetically laid out on five acres of land and is noted for its lush vegetation.

See a wide variety of tropical trees, plants, and sculptures that are spread across the lush grounds. After completing the second portion of the tour, relax on the journey back to your hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel Pickup and drop-off by TukTuk
  • Entry to Geoffrey Bawa Country Estate
  • Tea or coffee
  • Entry to Brief Garden
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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