Information from Viator
There are several ways to discover a Bentota city but only one allows you to try a time travel the Tuk-Tuk tour. A convertible tuk-tuk, a stunning Bentota Village. One of the advantages of this tour is our guide.Besides being a great expert of the area and endowed with tremendous sympathy, he is the one who will take care of everything. You just need to enjoy the flavors and the whole experience without worrying about anything else.
This Tour will bring you many interesting places in Bentota, Total Journey is 2 to 3 Hours and We will pickup you from your hotel in Bentota • Visit Galapatha Temple • Visit in Rubber & Cinnamon plantation • Visit in Sea Turtles Hatchery & release baby turtals to the sea • Visit in Handy Craft Factory Benthota is a historical place described in ancient messenger poems (sandeśa kāvya). The Galapatha Viharaya is one of a cluster of five ancient temples in the region. In the 17th Century the Portuguese built a small fort at the mouth of the Bentota River (Bentara Ganga), which in Sinhala was called Parangi Kotuwa, meaning the fort of the Portuguese. The river marked the southern extremity of Portuguese held territory in Sri Lanka. The Dutch subsequently allowed the fort to fall into disrepair, converting one of the large buildings within the fort into a colonial rest house for Dutch Officers travelling between Colombo and Galle. The British subsequently converted the rest house into a coastal sanatorium. Sir James Emerson Tennent (1804-1869), the colonial secretary of Ceylon (1845-1850) in his book, Ceylon, An Account of the Island (1859), stated that the rest house at Bentota, situated within a little park, deeply shaded by lofty Tamarind trees on the point of the beach where the river forms its junction with the sea, is one of the coolest and most agreeable in Ceylon. The British introduced the railway in the early 19th century, mainly to transport the coconut produce from the deep south to the capital, building a permanent bridge (Bentota Palama) to cross the river.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Tour in a comfortable Tuk-Tuk
- Transport by private vehicle
What's not included
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- DVD (available to purchase)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)