Tour Star 8.00AM from Colombo and first visit to Bentota-
Explore the Bentota countryside that takes you past green fields and a fishing village and gives you a chance to see both traditional and modern elements of life in the area. Visit a Buddhist temple, a cinnamon garden, Your first leg would be to Madhu Ganga Boat ride.
The Madu Ganga wetland with its estuary and mangrove islets makes up a coastal wet-land ecosystem. It is home to about 303 species of plants and 248 species of vertebrate animals. It is considered one of the last expanses of immaculate mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.
The boat weaves through the dense mangrove forest and surrounding islets, and you can witness the varying species of Mangrove, about 10 of which are endemic to Sri Lanka.
On your way, you will also be treated to a view of a wide variety of flora and fauna, such as monitor lizards and a number of beautiful birds. The Mangrove Forest is a vital part of the ecosystem, nourishing and sustaining the environment.
The island citizens of these islets produce peeled cinnamon and cinnamon oil and you are sure to have the opportunity to experience this indigenous production.
Lunuganga Garden Tour
Geoffrey Bawa was an applauded Sri Lankan architect who passed away in 2003. He was one of Asias finest architects. Lunuganga was Bawas country home. Completed with designer ideas and amazing perspectives the home sits in the middle of enchanting atmosphere and glorious views. This package of stunning beauty is now managed by the Lunuganga Trust. You can enjoy the homes features and blissfulness for a few nights as it is now run as a country hotel. Boat trips can also be organized to take you on a tranquil trip on the Deduwa Lake to witness the property from another angle. Inland tours and bird watching opportunities can also be arranged. Grab this chance to add that top-notch to your favorite holiday!
Visit Kothduwa temple
This is a Buddhist temple that is located on the island, 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 includes a lagoon. It is believed that a Relic of Lord Buddha was once sheltered in the Kothduwa temple circa 340CE.