- Trip Outline
Enjoy visiting all major highlights of Bentota such as Sea turtle conservation centre, Bentota beach, Mak museum, spice garden and Moonstone mines on this private 1-day tour from Colombo Negombo, Bentota and Kalutara. With round-trip private transportation from your hotel, you can sit back and enjoy the scenery on the journey. Once there, follow a carefully curated itinerary, 1st activity is a patrol on the Bentota river in search of 4 meters crocodiles, snakes, monkeys and birds. You will be also visiting mangrove forests on the bank of the River.
- Spot many animals species such as crocodile, monkey, snake and monitor on a 2 hours boat trip
- Learn about traditional masks and dancing of Sri Lanka
- Visiting mak museum and factory
- Learn about spices and indigenous healing systems
- Visit Bentota Beach
- Private tour for just you and your party
- Comprehensive tour of Bentota hits all the highlights
- The guide provides navigation and engaging commentary
- Visit sea-turtle conservation project
- All round-trip transportation from your hotel
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Reserve your tour now and pay when you meet us. Send us the duly filled tour booking form, we will arrange your tour and you can make the payment as you meet us on the first day of the trip.
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- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible Infants must sit on laps
- Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- 2 hours boat trip with mangrove forest visit
- Entire ground transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking driver /guide
- Visit spice garden
- Visit Mask museum
- Visit Moonstone mines
- Visit sea turtle conservation centre
- Hotel pick and drop from Colombo, Bentota, Kalutara
- All government taxes
- Food and drinks, unless specified
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Time : 8:00 am
COLOMBO / BENTOTA / COLOMBO
Meet and greet by Seerendipity tours representative and drive to Bentota, En-route
Stop At Sea Turtle Protection Association
Kosgoda Turtle Care program aims to protect sea turtle eggs and increase hatching rates. We not only do hatching but also we treat disabled Turtles and treat the weak ones due to fishing. Our staff patrols the beach all night looking for mother sea turtles that come out of the ocean to lay their eggs. release of baby turtles (in the evening) Please tip your guide if you enjoyed the tour. Additional donations to the centre are warmly welcomed. Call Santha if you are in any doubt or want to experience a turtle release in the dawn.
Bentota River, duration: 2 hours
Bentota River is one of the biggest rivers on the island, near the Smalltown "Aluthgama" along the Colombo Galle highway. The river flows through a terrain where it creates a large number of islands, and the ecosystem creates a beautiful wetland. The hotels around provide boat rids through the canals created at a good cost. And there are loads of places to stay, dine and wine.
Bentota beach is the most popular beach holiday destination on the island. The unique location of Bentota beach resort is one important reason for its popularity as a beach holiday destination. Bentota holiday resort is located on a peninsula and it is connected with the mainland at its southern border.
Bentota is mainly comprised of the narrow strip of land that spreads along the north-south axis. Unlike most other islands, Bentota is surrounded by both the sea and a river. One side of the island is the Bentota River while the western side of Bentota is flanked by the Indian Ocean. Large numbers of hotels are built in this narrow strip of land enabling the travellers to have a peaceful atmosphere during the holiday.
Visit a spice garden at Matale where spices and herbs used for Sri Lankan cuisine and medication are grown Spices of Sri Lanka attracted the early seafaring merchants who made the long voyages to purchase this precious merchandise.
GANGATILAKA TEMPLE KALUTARA
Kalutara is historically important due to the fact that it was one of the 32 places indicated by Arahant Mahinda Thera to the king Devananpiya Tissa in the 2nd century B.C. as a place where one of the thirty-two saplings of the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura is planted, to which the King extended his patronage. It is recorded in the Sinhala Maha Bodhi Wansa that until such time when the Maritime Provinces were subjugated by the Portuguese in 1505 A.D., the historic Kalutara Bodhi exited intact.
In the 16th century, this sacred site was turned in to a Portuguese fort. Though no harm is supposed to have done to the Bodhi it was not venerated by the people during that period. It was after the planting of a Bodhi in the lower terrace of Pahala Maluwa by an Indian Prince from the Pandya country named Wickrama Pandya in 1042 A.D. that the public began to venerated and consider the site as a sacred place. This prince from Indian became viceroy in the Kalutara area.
After the Portuguese, the Dutch too use of the present upper terrace or the uda maluwa area as a camp followed by the British as well, subsequently.
During the British period, since the latter half of the 19 century, it was used as an office premise with the residence of the Government Agent.
Later return to hotel
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