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From Negombo: Bentota Full-Day Tour

4.7 / 5

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Activity provider: Apple Vacations

From Negombo: Bentota Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Apple Vacations

From US$ 84 per person

Take a day trip to Bentota and visit the city's most famous monuments and attractions.

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Small group
Limited to 5 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a boat safari on the Madu River
  • Visit the fascinating Kothduwa Temple
  • Explore the Lunuganga Garden
Full description

Begin your day at 8:00 AM at Madu River in Balapitiya for a boat safari. For one-hour, journey through the primitive depths of the mangrove marshes. Traverse the dark and dangerous caverns, formed by the thick mangrove forests, interspersed with stretches of bright open water.  The next destination is the Kothduwa Temple. This Buddhist temple is located on the island and is 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 a lagoon. It is believed that a Relic of Lord Buddha was once sheltered in the Kothduwa temple circa 340CE.  Enjoy lunch then visit the Lunuganga Garden. Geoffrey Bawa was one of Asia's finest architects. He passed away in 2003. Lunuganga was Bawa’s country home. It sits in an enchanting atmosphere with glorious views. It is now managed by the Lunuganga Trust. Admire the home’s features and blissfulness. It is now run as a country hotel and the proceeds go to Negombo.

Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • An English-speaking driver
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fee to Lunuganga Garden
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • The duration of transfers are approximate and the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic condition
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

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The tour was very entertaining. The best was the boat tour through the mangroves of Madu Ganga. The guide was friendly and helpful. When tipping the locals, however, he let me run into the knife a little and in the end I got rid of a hefty sum. Please be careful when tipping! It is best to inquire beforehand what is customary in the country. Inexperienced

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January 3, 2022

Very nice tour and very nice driver . Good

September 22, 2021

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May 3, 2022

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Product ID: 184496