Bentota Village Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9.00am/ 10.00am /11.00am/ 12.30 pm
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Pickup from Hotel
Turtle Hatchery ( See Baby Turtles)
Visit Big Buddha Temple ( Kande Viharaya )
Boat Safari in Bentota River
Spice Herbal Garden , Handy-craft Gallery
. cinnamon Factory
Return to hotel

Know More about this tour

Benthota is a historical place described in ancient messenger poems (sandea kvya). The Galapatha Viharaya is one of a cluster of five ancient temples in the region.[1]In the 17th Century the Portuguese built a small fort at the mouth of the Bentota River (Bentara Ganga), which inSinhalawas called Parangi Kotuwa, meaning the fort of the Portuguese. The river marked the southern extremity of Portuguese held territory in Sri Lanka. The Dutch subsequently allowed the fort to fall into disrepair, converting one of the large buildings within the fort into a colonial rest house for Dutch Officers travelling between Colombo and Galle. The British subsequently converted the rest house into a coastalsanatorium. SirJames Emerson Tennent(1804-1869), thecolonial secretaryofCeylon(1845-1850) in his book,Ceylon, An Account of the Island(1859), stated that the rest house at Bentota, situated within a little park, deeply shaded by loftyTamarindtrees on the point of the beach where the river forms its junction with the sea, is one of the coolest and most agreeable in Ceylon. The British introduced the railway in the early 19th century, mainly to transport the coconut produce from the deep south to the capital, building a permanent bridge (Bentota Palama) to cross the river.


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Local guide

Hotel pickup

Hotel drop-off

Transport by private vehicle


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate