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$85 Day Trips & Excursions

Udawalawe Safari Private Day Trip from Bentota, Kalutara Areas

Morning Safari:Early morning drive from your hotel to enter the park at around 6:45am3-hour Jeep safari at Udawalawe National ParkDepart at 11:00amStop for Lunch at Udawalawe Return to hotel through the tropical villageDrop off at your hotel at around 4:30pmEvening Safari: Pickup from your hotel at 9:30am to depart for Udawalawe National ParkStop for Lunch at UdawalaweArrive at 1:30pm for a 3-hour Jeep safari at Udawalawe National ParkDepart at 4:45pmReturn to hotel through the tropical villageDrop off at your hotel at around 8:30pmAbout Udawalawe National ParkUDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK is located approximately 200 km south-east of Colombo city and is a major eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka . The 30,821 hectares dry zone game park has an annual rainfall of 1524 mm and an average temperature of 29.4°C.It is most famous for the many elephants that live there (about 400 in total). During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and young elephants– feeding or bathing and playing in the water! In addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many water buffalo, water monitor lizards, sambar deer, monkeys and the occasional leopard, as well as being an exciting location for bird enthusiasts.A 4WD open-top safari is the only way to see all the wonders that this protected reserve has to offer and our experienced and knowledgeable nature guides will make this an unforgettable experience

$66 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Trip: Handungoda and Galle from Bentota

You will be starting your tour at 0800 hrs from your hotel in Bentota, where you will be picked up by your chauffeur. Ensure that you bring a packed breakfast with you if you are unable to have your meal at the hotel. (Travel time 2 ½ to 3 hrs) The first stop on your tour itinerary will be the Handunugoda Tea Factory which you will reach approximately 0930 hrs. Ceylon Tea has been highly sought after for centuries. However, this tea factory is famous for a different reason. The Handunugoda Tea Factory has reawakened the ancient Chinese tradition of creating Virgin White Tea which is untouched by human hands during the manufacturing process. During the one-and-a-half-hour tour of the factory, you will be getting to see how this mysterious process takes place to create one of the top most luxury teas of the world. At approximately 1100 hrs you will be travelling to Ahangama for a meet up with stilt fishermen, who are one of the most iconic figures of Sri Lanka. (Travel time 10 to 15 mins) You will be able to see them fishing and learn how they do it by speaking to one of the fishermen. Thereafter you will be leaving for Galle city at approximately 1230 hrs. Once you reach Galle, at 1315 hrs., you will be having lunch at a Local Restaurant. This coastal city has withstood three foreign invasions; during which time, it grew from a bustling port which was the main stop for ships travelling east, to a fortified and yet beautiful city with many monuments which have withstood the ravages of time. You will be able to view the Galle Fort which is a World Heritage Site, the Galle Lighthouse, the National Maritime Museum, the picturesque cobblestoned streets with their Dutch names, and many more colonial remnants. You will be finishing your city tour by approximately 1630 hrs and you will be returning to the hotel after this and complete your excursion by 1730 hrs.

$88 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whale Watching in Mirissa from Bentota

You will be starting your tour from your hotel in Bentota at 4:30 am. Your chauffeur will be picking you up from your hotel and driving you to Mirissa. You will be met by your boat tour guide at the piers of Mirissa. You will start your Whale Watching Tour at 6:30 am. The boat will take two hours to reach the place where whales are commonly seen. It is recommended that you bring a packed breakfast with you. However, please be environmentally conscious and avoid littering. Sri Lanka has many types of whales inhabiting its waters. The whale population around Mirissa, which lies on the southern coast of the island, includes blue whales, sperm whales, fin whales, occasional orcas, and many types of dolphins. They are best seen between the months of December and April when the seas are comparatively calmer. Your boat will be reducing speed and engine noise as you approach the site where whales are most seen. You will be stopping at a safe distance of at least 300 feet away, with your closest approach being a 100 feet. This tour will allow you to watch the whales responsibly with minimal environmental impact. Your naturalist on board will give you more information on the whales and their behaviour. He will also assist you with identifying the whales that you see. Look out for the spout of air and water, which signifies a whale coming up to breathe. You will be spending approximately an hour at the site, watching the whales. Ensure that you do not disturb the whales. You will be completing your tour and will be dropped off at the pier by 11:30 am. After the tour, you will return to your vehicle and you’ll get back to the hotel by 01:30 pm, completing your tour

$55 Private & Custom Tours

Bentota by Beetle - Private Village Tour

Morning Safari: Morning (09:00) drive from your hotel to Turtle Hatchery Old Cocanut Factory Galapatha Ancient Temple Cinnamon Plantation Rubber Plantation See Beauty of Local Village Souvenir Shop & Handy-craft   (food not included in the package) Return to hotel through the tropical village Drop off at your hotel at around 12:00pm Evening Safari: Evening (14:00) drive from your hotel to Turtle Hatchery Old Cocanut Factory Galapatha Ancient Temple Cinnamon Plantation Rubber Plantation See Beauty of Local Village Souvenir Shop & Handy-craft   (food not included in the package) Return to hotel through the tropical village Drop off at your hotel at around 17:00pm Location Bentota is located 64km south of Colombo in the South-western coastal belt of Sri Lanka. CMB Colombo Bandaranaike Airport at Katunayake – Negombo being 37km north of the city of Colombo, Bentota is approximately 101km south of the airport. Just across the Bentota Bridge over the River Bentara also called the ‘Bentota Ganga’ is the coastal town of Bentota. Bentota is a very pretty rural area: the greenery of the landscape needs a special mention. Most of the land is well shaded and sheltered by tall trees with coconut palm trees dominating the landscape. Reaching to Bentota By Beetle - Volkswagen Bentota by Volkswagen can be reached by the Colombo – Galle main road (A2) as well as the Colombo – Galle – Matara Southern Railway line. While the railway line from Negombo to Colombo mostly runs through inland, the continuation of the track from Colombo to Matara passing Bentota by Volkswagen, hugs the southern coast most of the time enabling you to enjoy the pristine tropical beaches that pop up in between. Shopping at Bentota The Bentota town as well as the Shopping Arcade which is located within the Bentota National Holiday Resort Complex feature a plethora of shops and stores that enthusiastically engage in trading a wide variety of products: Batiks, traditional masks and handicrafts, hats and clothes, brassware and wooden ornaments, semi-precious and precious gem stones of Sri Lanka are at the front line..

$129 Water Sports

Private Tour: Watersports Adventure in Bentota

Your adventure in water sports starts at 1:30pm from the Watersports Centre in Bentota. Take a light lunch before you leave as you will be doing strenuous activities once you start the tour. The order of activities will depend on the option you have chosen for your adventure. You might have chosen to engage in two or more of the water sports given below: Jet skis are single-person water bikes for those that enjoy a thrill. If you’re a starter your instructor will explain the basics before you go on your 15-minute ride. If you are a speed maniac with a strong heart, you would love the feel of the wind and spray at high speeds; while more sedate speeds are available if you have a slightly less strong heart. Get the ride of your life with the tube ride as you are whipped up and tugged along behind a speedboat. If it’s your first time you also get instructions on the basics and safety instructions. You can also choose a more sedate pace if you’re faint hearted or if there are children. The banana boat ride is pure fun as you cling to your ‘banana’, a banana shaped inflatable seating six to eight people. But never fear, it’s perfectly safe with the required safety jackets and you can also have the speed altered according to your tastes. The one-hour mangrove safari might be preferable for the sedate minded who prefer a peaceful boat tour. But that has plenty of adventure as well in the form of plenty of wildlife and birds to see, secretive mangrove caves to discover and many more pleasant surprises. But be forewarned; those swampy wetlands bring out the mosquitos by the score. Take some ointment or spray to prevent being bitten. Once you return from your watersport activities you can relax for about an hour with tea or coffee and snacks, regaining your energy. You will leave for the two hour traditional catamaran ride at 4:30 pm. These fishing catamaran are much more primitive than the modern high speed catamarans and are rowed through the calm river waters. This affords you a chance to enjoy the sights in peace. Since the catamarans are not motorized and are very quiet as they glide along, you will also get to see more wildlife without them going into hiding. After this calming ride you will be taken to the beach for a cool complimentary drink in the sunset. Your adventure tour will reach its completion at 6:30 pm at the Centre where you started your tour.

$56 Outdoor Activities

Private Tour: Bundala National Park Safari

You will be starting your safari at the entrance gate of Bundala National Park. Your safari will start at 5:30 am if you opted for the morning safari or the Full day Safari, or 2:30 pm if you opted for the evening one. Bundala is a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve, an Important Bird Area designated by Birdlife International and also the very first Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. Based on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Bundala National Park has a low country dry zone climate with five saltwater lagoons. The park as a whole is a home ground for many species of plant life, many of them aquatic. Your safari will give you a chance to see many of the 324 species of animals that can be found in Bundala. Small herds of elephants roam the park. Meanwhile, you may see langurs, pangolins, barking deer, sambar and many other types of deer, wild boar, rusty-spotted cats, black-naped hares and jackals. These are merely the tip of the iceberg. In addition to these mammals, Bundala is also famous for its crocodile population. It is the only park in Sri Lanka where you can see both the species of crocodiles available in Sri Lanka; the freshwater (mugger) crocodile and the estuarine crocodile. Other reptiles seen here are tortoises, the many species of snakes including the endemic flying snake, and turtles including all five of the species of globally endangered sea turtles that nest in Sri Lanka. Bundala is also a haven for almost 200 species of birds at the peak of migration. Greater flamingos, which migrate by the thousands to escape winter, also count among this number. Some of the birds that you may get to see are; the many species of cormorants; ducks, such as the lesser whistling duck or garganey; spoonbills; storks such as the painted stork or the black-necked stork; and other birds like the Eurasian coot.   If you select the Evening safari, you can also get to see the beautiful dramatic sunset of the southern coast of Sri Lanka. You will complete your safari at the entrance gate of this very biodiverse area. You will finish at 8:30 am if you went for the Morning Safari, at 5:30 pm if you select the Evening Safari option and at 04:30 if you select Full day Safari .