Bentota City Tour and Galle from Balapitiya

Bentota City Tour and Galle from Balapitiya

(SKU: LK60390700) This takes you to the most memorable places you've ever seen! Visit the strange and yet beautiful Lunuganga estate, quench your thirst for adventure with a river safari in the Madu Ganga. You will also visit a World Heritage site, a Dutch Fort in Galle which is considered one of the most well-preserved forts in all of Asia. You'll never run out of things to see!

Itinerary
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Pass By: Balapitiya, Balapitiya, Southern Province

Balapitiya, nestled along Sri Lanka's southwestern coast, enchants visitors with its serene beaches, lush mangrove forests, and vibrant fishing communities. Known for its scenic boat rides along the Madu River, it offers a glimpse into the island's rich biodiversity and traditional way of life, making it a captivating destination for travelers.

Stop At: Lunuganga Garden Tour, Dedduwa Lake, Bentota 80500 Sri Lanka

The first item in your itinerary will be Bawa’s estate in Lunuganga Sir Geoffrey Bawa, the much renowned lawyer turned architect, made the estate his country home from 1947 till his death in 1998. During his sojourn there he used the place as his experiment lab and made many architectural and interior additions. While visiting the estate you will get to see the beautifully designed gardens that are now open to the public. Some of the buildings of the estate are also now a country house hotel. The tour of the estate approximately takes two hours.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Balapitiya is a little southern town lying in marshy wetlands. The area is a high bio diversity zone that relies on the lagoon created by Madu River as it flows into the Indian Ocean. Your safari will take you on a ride down the river. You will get to see the dense mangrove forest that grows along the marshy banks of the river and the forms of wildlife that call the roots home. Your guide will also take you some of the larger free standing islands on Madu River. On one such island you will find an old Buddhist monastery. Cinnamon harvesting is the main employment of the people of this area.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Meetiyagoda, Sri Lanka

Meetiyagoda, located in southern Sri Lanka, is renowned for its unique moonstone mines. These shimmering semi-precious stones, known for their iridescent sheen, are mined here amidst lush greenery. Visitors can witness the traditional methods of extraction and purchase exquisite moonstone jewelry, making it a gem enthusiast's paradise.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Galle, Galle, Galle District, Southern Province

Galle, located on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, is a picturesque city steeped in history and culture. Renowned for its well-preserved Dutch colonial architecture, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Galle Fort stands as a testament to its rich past. The city's vibrant streets are adorned with charming boutiques, art galleries, and cafes, offering a delightful blend of modernity and tradition. Nestled against the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, Galle boasts stunning beaches and tranquil seaside promenades, perfect for leisurely strolls and sunset views. With its captivating ambiance and historical significance, Galle captivates visitors with its timeless allure.

Duration: 2 hours



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Start Time: 08:00 AM
Duration: 10 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Your Hotel in Balapitiya

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffer guide.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Balapitiya.
  • Water bottle (per-person).

Not Included

  • Entrance tickets. (Lunuganga Estate, Madu River Boat Safari)
  • Food and drinks.
  • Gratuities (optional).

Facilities


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