Day Tour to Bentota and Madu River

Tour to the coastal cities of Bentota and Balapitiya on this personalized tour experience. Discover the unspoiled beauty of the Madu Ganga estuary, a wetland ecosystem that opens to the Indian Ocean. Madu River is one of the very fragile and important ecosystems in Sri Lanka.
• Hassle free hotel pick up and drop off
• All entrance fees included
• Transportation provided in a luxury air conditioned vehicle

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12 to 14 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • English speaking chauffeur
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa
    • Entry/Admission - Madu River
    What's excluded :
    • Meals
    • Personal expenses
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kande Viharaya Temple, 22 Marikkar St, Dharga Town 12080 Sri Lanka

    Located on a steep hill in the Kalutara district, Kande Viharaya is one of the most ancient temples in Sri Lanka, which is famed for the large statue of Lord Buddha glowing in the sunlight. The temple dates back to the 18th century and is situated near the town of Aluthgama. The tallest statue of the sitting Buddha in the world, (160ft) can be seen at this famous temple which is known for its healing and calming powers.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa, Kalawila Village, Beruwala 12070 Sri Lanka

    Brief garden, located ten kilometers inland from Bentota is the legendary garden and country home of Bevis Bawa and was the garden which inspired his brother, renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa to create Lunuganga. With over 106 different kinds of trees recorded on this 20 acre property and hundreds of other fauna still being counted today, the garden is a must-see for those with a keen interest in landscape design. Take an independent walk by yourself or with your guide through the garden.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Madu River, Nilwala River Safari, Bridge View, Custom Road, Balapitiya , Sri Lanka 941906362 Call And Contact, Balapitiya 80550 Sri Lanka

    A boat safari in Madu river is a popular activity that has to be on the 'to do' list when touring in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. The Madu River area surrounding the river are all swampy marshlands covered in mangrove forests. The forest covers over 61 hectares, that is over 150 acres. 14 of the 24 species of mangroves are found in this area. The beauty of Madu river also comprises with most of the soggy wetlands, the solid landmasses of the region mainly consists of islands. History states there used to be 64 islands along Madu River. However most seem to have sunk under the water, and as reported today there remain only 25 islands in Madu River.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all places and hotels in Negombo and Colombo Airports
    • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Crystal Holidays

Activity ID: V-240142P133

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