Bentota Village Tour

From USD 120
USD
Per Person
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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9.00am/ 10.00am /11.00am/ 12.30 pm
  • Departure Details :
    bentota/aluthgama/ahungalla/ beruwala/ iduruwa
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Pickup from HotelTurtle Hatchery ( See Baby Turtles)Visit Big Buddha Temple ( Kande Viharaya )Boat Safari in Bentota RiverSpice Herbal Garden , Handy-craft GalleryVisit Bawa Garden Lunuganga EstateReturn 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.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • River cruise
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer