Day Excursion to Bentota From Galle

Day Trips & Excursions in Galle
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Tour description

This private day trip to Bentota is perfect for those staying in the Galle areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,

Tour Star 8.30AM from Galle and first visit to Bentota- Explore the Bentota countryside  that takes you past green fields and a fishing village and gives you a chance to see both traditional and modern elements of life in the area. Visit a Buddhist temple, a cinnamon garden, Your first leg would be to Madhu Ganga Boat ride.The Madu Ganga wetland with its estuary and mangrove islets makes up a coastal wet-land ecosystem. It is home to about 303 species of plants and 248 species of vertebrate animals. It is considered one of the last expanses of immaculate mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.The boat weaves through the dense mangrove forest and surrounding islets, and you can witness the varying species of Mangrove, about 10 of which are endemic to Sri Lanka. On your way, you will also be treated to a view of a wide variety of flora and fauna, such as monitor lizards and a number of beautiful birds. The Mangrove Forest is a vital part of the ecosystem, nourishing and sustaining the environment.The island citizens of these islets produce peeled cinnamon and cinnamon oil and you are sure to have the opportunity to experience this indigenous production.Visit Kothduwa templeThis is a Buddhist temple that is located on the island, 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 includes a lagoon. It is believed that a Relic of Lord Buddha was once sheltered in the Kothduwa temple circa 340CE.

What's included

  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

What's not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities