16 Best Boating Tours in Srilanka - 2020 (with 574 Reviews)

Sri Lanka boasts of an amazing coastline. Pristine views of the Indian Ocean draw tourists to the shores of Sri Lanka in huge numbers. From evergreen rain forests to arid highlands and sandy beaches, the country has just got about everything to offer to the traveler. A lot of people here for the best boating tours in Sri Lanka. Whether you want to book a dinner cruise or a lunch cruise is entirely up to you. The cruise boat takes you to the most exotic spots in Sri Lanka where you can bask in the beauty of natural environs. You can take a halt at whatever place you want and spend some relaxing time lazing around on the beach. The cruise tours promise you the much needed rejuvenation and you get a respite from your busy lifestyle.

 

If you want to indulge in some adventure you can opt for a lagoon canoeing tour. As you canoe your boats in Unawatuna you will get magnificent views of the countryside. The lovely rivulets are flanked by dazzling mangrove forests. You will see different species of birds here as this area boasts of rich population of several kinds of birds. Another boating trip which you can enjoy with friends and family is fishing in Galle in your personal boat charter. This trip is apt for both beginners and veteran anglers. The instructors will guide you way so that you can have a delightful fishing experience. Another sailing tour for the family can be visit to the lovely Bentota village. This small village abounds in verdant greenery. You can go in a boat safari in Bentota River. The dense forest in this region is truly awe inspiring. These best boating tours in Sri Lanka are sure to charm and captivate your senses. So, go ahead book one as per your interest.

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5 Days Family Holiday Package in Sri Lanka - Flat 28% off 5D/4N ₹ 22000 5.0 star View Details
Elephant Safari and Village Tour in Habarana 4H ₹ 1293 5.0 star View Details
Southern Province Sri Lanka Tour | Flat 13% off 10H ₹ 3200 3.0 star View Details
Etili Village Tour with Lunch | Flat 25% off | 1000 Cashback 9H ₹ 4600 4.0 star View Details
Muthurajawela Wetland | Boat Safari | Flat 13% off 4H ₹ 1900 3.0 star View Details
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5 Days Family Holiday Package in Sri Lanka - Flat 28% off Best Seller
5 Days Family Holiday Package in Sri Lanka - Flat 28% off

5D/4N

About the tour:Enjoy an affordable tour of the most famous tourist hotspots in the island nation of Sri Lanka. Priced at just 22k INR ,the package is perfect for those of you who are travelling on a budget. You will get to experience a wide array of novel activities like adventurous water sports activities, exploring the wildlife of the nation and learning about the cultural heritage of the locals.The first day will be spent with cute baby elephants playing in the water at Pinnawela elephant orphanage. You will also visit the UNESCO World Heritage site - the Sacred Temple of Tooth Relic. Witness the gem museum to learn about the famous precious and non precious gems of Sri Lanka. If you are a nature lover, you will be delighted to know that we will also take you to a trip to the botanical garden.On the third day, you will head over to Bentota. Explore the city on your own terms or relax in your room at the hotel. You can go swimming in the azure sea or simply enjoy a cocktail by the beach. You will also get a chance to explore the mangrove forest on a boat cruise over Madhu River and get acquainted with the baby turtles at the turtle hatchery.About the Sri Lanka:Enjoy a holiday to the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka with our 5 days tour package without breaking your bank. The tour package will include a visit to Kandy and Bentota, the two largest tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. Experience the picture perfect beauty of Kandy and explore the deep woods in peace. With its clear skies and emerald forest, this place is the perfect retreat for people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. play with the orphaned and injured wild Asian elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, and experience a moment of introspection and spiritual connection at the Temple of Tooth Relic.The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens are a treat for every nature lover with a collection of 300 species of orchards, medicinal plants and spices. Head out to Bentota, the city of beaches and surf in the clear blue waters. Enjoy thrilling water sports activities like snorkeling and jet skiing. You will also get to witness adorable baby turtles hatching at the Wildlife Protection Society. Finish off the tour with a panoramic boat ride in the Madhu river. At the end of the trip, you will be transferred back to the airport too.Why book this package?The pocket-friendly tour package of 5 days is perfect for people who want to explore the country without burning a hole in their pocket. It is inclusive of a variety of facilities. You will receive a warm welcome with a refreshing drink on arrival and then a transfer from the airport to the hotel. Private cab transfers between the cities are also included. The hotels offer free internet access, as well as dinner and breakfast. We will also provide you with a sim card so that you can stay connected to your loved ones. Other facilities included in the package are a cultural show, a visit to the Spice Garden, and an excursion to the gem shop.
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INR 22,000

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Elephant Safari and Village Tour in Habarana Featured
Elephant Safari and Village Tour in Habarana

4H

Habarana

About the Activity:Habarana, located 210 km north east from Colombo is the transit point for the large herds of wild elephants at the National Parks of Minneriya and Kaudulla. Get ready for an amazing elephant safari as you enthrall in this 4 hour activity, starting at around 10 AMThe ride would take you over the main road, the pathways, villages, jungles, swamp and river. Post this embark on a boat ride to visualize local village life.Learn the unique ways and the culture of the locals during a village tour. Hop onto a boat and reach the river bank - transfer to a village house by a jeep for a scrumptious local village lunch.Return with a bag full of memories as your tour concludes at around 2 PM. 
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27 Ratings

5.0

27 Ratings

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INR 1,633

INR 1,293

Southern Province Sri Lanka Tour | Flat 13% off Best Seller
Southern Province Sri Lanka Tour | Flat 13% off

10H

Colombo

Colombo, the most prominent city in the entire vicinity of Sri Lanka is a hub that delivers the scope of adventurous activities and great tourist delight. The urban population and the diverse cultural composition of Colombo make it widely accepted as the capital of Sri Lanka. Tourists are attracted from the nook and corners of the world to witness the scenic and popular attractions in Colombo which enhances the glory of the country.About the Activity:With the Southern Sri Lanka Sightseeing Private Day Trip, you get to explore Sri Lanka’s South Coast and visit Galle, the iconic Dutch Fort and gather maximum delight. Enjoy a soothing walk over the ramparts and pathways that you witness when you reach the fort. You shall be able to visit Ambalangoda mask factory and spend good times with your loved ones by a boat ride at Maduganga Ganga, followed by a visit to the Turtle Hatchery.The package is inclusive of comfortable Hotel pickup and drop-off in Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia along with the assistance of an English-speaking guide. The package is inclusive of entrances fee to Turtle Hatchery and boat ride in Balapitiya.  You also get a chance to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant along with the provision of bottled water.Timings: You can book the package for 10 hours time period that starts at 7.30 am and ends at 5 pm.Starting/Ending Point: Your Hotel in ColomboNote: Minimum 2 persons and a maximum of 9 persons are required to book the tour package.
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34 Ratings

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34 Ratings

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INR 3,700

INR 3,200

Etili Village Tour with Lunch | Flat 25% off | 1000 Cashback Best Seller
Etili Village Tour with Lunch | Flat 25% off | 1000 Cashback

9H

Ella

Delve yourself in the rustic village life in Etili during this private tour that will give you a unique experience about the traditional village agriculture in Sri Lanka. Get to know about chena cultivation, take a boat safari, and enjoy Sri Lankan lunch that will leave an everlasting impression in your minds.About the tour:-Pick up from your hotel in Ella or Bandarawela and then transferred to the Mirissa kade junction where you can start your journey to the village with a land master ride.-As you reach Chena, you will be greeted with a traditional welcome drink before proceeding with Chena activities. Here you will get a chance to pluck fresh veggies on your own for the lunch. -After that, get ready for the boat safari at a nearby lake and enjoy views of birds and animals while enjoying a child beer / Fruit Juice.-Now savor a delicious Sri Lankan lunch at mud house with curd. After having lunch, plant a sapling. There is a small hike that will bring you to a viewpoint, where you will see the whole area of the village and experience your herbal tea from there.-After that, come back to the lake to relish the blissful sunrise. You will be taken back to your hotel and your tour ends with lots of sweet memories. Timings: 8:00 am - 5:00 pmTime duration: 9 HoursStarting/Ending Point: Your Hotel from Ella/BandarawelaNote:-Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour.-Maximum 6 people are required to book this tour.
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36 Ratings

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INR 6,200

INR 4,600

Muthurajawela Wetland | Boat Safari | Flat 13% off Best Seller
Muthurajawela Wetland | Boat Safari | Flat 13% off

4H

Negombo

Negombo, located on the west coast of Sri Lanka implies a quiet and calm village which is composed of white sand beaches and blue water bodies. The location is a prominent trade hub of Sri Lanka and caters to the wide range of tourists who come to explore Sri Lanka from the nook and corners of the world.About the Activity:The Muthurajawela Marsh Boat Safari tour lets you enjoy a delightful boat safari in the blue waters of Muthurajawela marsh. You get a chance to experience a boat safari on Sri Lanka's biggest saline wetland. Besides, you get to observe the biodiversity of wetlands in Negombo. In addition, don't miss out the chance to explore the fishing village and grab a complimentary Negombo city tour.The package provides you with comfortable hotel pickup and drop off in an AC vehicle. The package also provides with the assistance of an experienced local guide who would guide you throughout the trip. With the package, you also receive entrance tickets and safari boat tickets that are included in the package.Timings of the Activity: The trip tour consists of a convenient time schedule. You can avail the tour at 6 AM/2 PM  Note: Minimum 2 persons are required to book this activity and maximum of 8 persons can book the package.
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35 Ratings

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35 Ratings

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INR 2,200

INR 1,900

Unawatuna Sri Lanka | Lagoon Canoeing Tour | Flat 14% off Best Seller
Unawatuna Sri Lanka | Lagoon Canoeing Tour | Flat 14% off

2H

Unawatuna

Galle implies a location that is composed of beautiful sparkling water bodies such as rivers, lakes, lagoons, canals, etc. Experience canoeing on the blue water bodies of Galle and witness the local culture of Galle. View industries, lagoon and mangroves and the fauna-flora composition of the location. Interact with the local people and witness the process of catching crabs.About the Activity:The delightful Lagoon Canoeing activity in Galle enables you to enjoy the countryside appeal of this place while cruising in canoeing boats. The trip starts at the tour operator's house, where you are provided with safety manual and life jackets. Start hopping on to your canoeing boats and make your way through beautiful rivulets adorned by stunning mangrove forests. The experienced and professional guide will assist you throughout the entire trip.The package comes with two timing options i.e 8.30 am or 2.30 pm. You can choose in between any two schedules according to your comfort. During canoeing, also enjoy spectacular views of various known and unknown bird species flocking on the distant trees, as the area is filled with rich population of birds. End your adventurous canoeing tour on the edge of 2 hours head back to your respective hotels. Start Point of the Activity: The starting point of the activity is No: 49/A, Heenatigala Road, Unawatuna,  Galle, Sri Lanka (80600)
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38 Ratings

4.0

38 Ratings

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INR 2,348

INR 1,999

Hiriwadunna Village Tour | Sri-lankan Lunch | Flat 26% off Best Seller
Hiriwadunna Village Tour | Sri-lankan Lunch | Flat 26% off

5H

Habarana

Get out of the city and explore the rural village of Hiriwaduna on this half-day tour. Depart from your Habarana hotel in a jeep and make your way with your driver-guide to the village of Hiriwadunna. Travel rural village trails on a bullock cart on your way to the lake. Enjoy a local lunch with villagers.About the tour:-You will be picked from your hotel in Habarana by jeep and drive to lush Sri Lankan countryside. -As you reach the starting point, you will meet with your local guide which will accompany you on the tour.  stroll through the tiny rural village of Hiriwadunna. Find the man-made reservoir, surrounded by a scrub jungle and a hive or morning activity. You will enjoy a bullock cart ride through the paddy fields.-Visit the village house and witness some traditional cooking tips and see the Chena cultivation followed by an authentic Sri Lankan Lunch.-Hop into a boat and sail to the other side of a lake. As the tour concludes, you will be dropped off to your hotel. Timings: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Time duration: 5 HoursStarting/Ending Point: Your hotel from HabaranaNote:-Minimum 2 people are required to book this tour. 
Very Good

41 Ratings

3.0

41 Ratings

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INR 2,100

INR 1,550

Sigiriya Village and Sigiriya Rock Fortress Tour | 23% off Best Seller
Sigiriya Village and Sigiriya Rock Fortress Tour | 23% off

7H

Dambulla

Enjoy the type of insights into village life you can only achieve with a guide on this private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site Sigiriya and a local village. First, climb the towering rock to the ruined fortress-city. Next, head into the countryside for a walk, a bullock cart ride, and a tuk-tuk ride.About the tour:-You will be picked up from your hotel by tuk-tuk and drive to Sigiriya. -Ascend the 5th-century rock fortress of Sigiriya.-Visit a rural village in Sri Lanka and experience authentic village life with a Traditional Sri Lankan Lunch. Hop into a boat for a short cruise across the lake, then climb into a bullock cart which will take you to a village house.-As the tour concludes, you will be taken back to your hotel. Timings: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Duration: 7 HoursStarting/Ending Point:  Your Hotel from Sigiriya.Note:-Minimum 2 people are required to book the tour. 
Very Good

36 Ratings

3.0

36 Ratings

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INR 5,900

INR 4,500

Day Safari at Galle in Sri Lanka
Day Safari at Galle in Sri Lanka

10H

Galle

About the Activity:If you are looking for an amazing day tour to Galle in Sri Lanka, this is a perfect fit for you.Get picked up from your hotel in Galle at around 7:00 AM and begin your trip to visit the turtle hatchery point located 5 Km north of Balapitiya where you can see the cute little turtles hatching and making their way into the sea.Aftermath, take a walk through spice herbal garden, and acquaint yourself more about the local plantation.Embark on an approx. 2 hour Madu river boat safari and delight in the picturesque environs accompanying you. Later, visit the famous mask factory in Ambalangoda and then reach Moonstone mine place at Hikkaduwa and admire the skill of locales in extracting this precious stone. Admire the stunning Buddhist temple, Cinnamon Island, Hikkaduwa, Galle dutch fort city and T-Sunami photo museum.Conclude this exciting trip by going on a shopping spree in Bentota and then you will be dropped off to your hotel in Galle at around 5:00 PM.
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35 Ratings

4.0

35 Ratings

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INR 2,505

INR 2,500

Day Tour in Coastal Sri Lanka
Day Tour in Coastal Sri Lanka

11H

Galle

About the Activity: The journey of a sightseeing tour through coastal Sri Lanka begins as you are picked up from your hotel in Colombo at around 7 AM and proceed towards the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery that aims to protect the sea turtles and their eggs where you can witness the turtles hatching and crawling towards the ocean. Thereafter, you will be proceeding towards Madu Ganga, where you can enjoy a river safari for 1.5 Hours.The evening brings with it, a visit to Galle Fort and the lighthouse which is built in the Dutch style of architecture.End your amazing exploration trip of coastal Sri Lanka at around 6 PM by getting dropped off to your hotels in Colombo. 
Very Good

38 Ratings

3.0

38 Ratings

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INR 9,186

INR 8,506

Day Trip in Trincomalee Bay
Day Trip in Trincomalee Bay

3H

Trincomalee

About the Activity:Enjoy three hours trip, starting from 10 AM, into the bay of Trincomalee on a boat as you sail along the breath taking coastline Sri Lanka.Experience the wide variety of activities along the tour where you can indulge in snorkeling, ‎canoeing, paddle boarding and body boarding along with the necessary gear.Relax on the sunbeds and enjoy a delicious lunch for you. The menu will depend on the fresh products available on the market and the catch of the day.End your amazing tour at around 1 PM with lots of memories. 
Superb

35 Ratings

4.0

35 Ratings

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INR 4,083

INR 3,403

Whale Watching Excursion in Mirissa in Sri Lanka
Whale Watching Excursion in Mirissa in Sri Lanka

4H

Mirissa

About the Activity:Embark on a whale/dolphin watching excursion off the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The ideal location for whale watching would be Dondra Point accessible from Mirissa. Get picked up from anywhere in Mirissa and reach the Mirissa harbor at around 7 AM from where you will be taken in a boat to the whale watching location.On the way, enjoy a lip-smacking breakfast on the boat with tea and get ready for to witness one of the biggest creature on earth. While aboard, the ever smiling, mischievous dolphins will put on a show while some of the oldest and the largest sea creatures, the humpback and the blue whales, will nonchalantly glide past you in the sea. It will also be made sure that the boat operators, crew and the tourists abide the safety precautions and regulations before and during the tour. End your amazing whale watching tour at around 11 AM by heading back to the Mirissa harbor and getting dropped off to your respective location in Mirissa. 
Very Good

41 Ratings

3.0

41 Ratings

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INR 2,866

INR 2,837

Galle Fishing Tour | Flat 20% off | Guide Included
Galle Fishing Tour | Flat 20% off | Guide Included

5H

Galle

About the Galle Fishing Tour:- This activity will allow you to go Galle fishing like a local fisherman in Sri Lanka. - You will get to ride in paddle boats to let you experience the entire fishing process. - The operator will provide all fishing equipment. - The activity will be conducted at Hikkaduwa Lagoon. - Galle fishing tour is a guided by the instructor. - An English-speaking guide will walk you through the entire procedure, and teach you the skill of getting a good catch. - It has been designed in a way to let one experience a few hours of a fisherman’s life. - The duration of this activity is for two hours. - Pickup and drop facility is included in the cost of this package. - Unwind with relishing lunch at a local restaurant after spending the scheduled hours in the ocean. - The cost of tea and lunch is included in this package. - You can book this package as a solo traveller or as a group (two-three or four-seven). 
Superb

24 Ratings

4.0

24 Ratings

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INR 4,100

INR 3,280

Sri Lanka Family Tour For 10 Days
Sri Lanka Family Tour For 10 Days

10D/9N

Colombo

About the Activity:This tour of Sri Lanka for 10 days takes you through umpteen number of wonderful landmarks of the country which symbolise its historic transformation.You will get more than enough time to rediscover the treasures hidden in the different cities like Siligiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Yala, Bentota and Colombo.During this extensive sightseeing tour, you cross a lot of tourist destinations of Sri Lanka viz. Polonaruwa museum, Minneriya national park, Dalada Maligawa, Dambulla cave temple, Peradeniya botanical gardens and  Pinnawala elephant orphanage.Also, you might be strolling along the wonderful tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya, the famous temples in this city, the beaches in Bentota, the old streets of Galle etc.Marvel at the nightlife of Colombo as well during your pleasant trip.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
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41 Ratings

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INR 108,865

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5 Days Romantic Honeymoon Package of Sri Lanka - Flat 30% off
5 Days Romantic Honeymoon Package of Sri Lanka - Flat 30% off

5D/4N

Kandy

About the tour:Begin your married life in a romantic way with this 4 Nights 5 days Sri Lanka honeymoon package. It covers the four most famous tourist destinations in the country - Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota, and Colombo. We will be covering a wide array of hotspots like wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls and museums. The romantic tour package will start with a mesmerizing drive to Kandy. On the way, you will have a chance to interact with the wild Asian elephants and explore the sacred temples in the city. The second day you will head to Nuwara Eliya. Witness the verdant greenery of this beautiful city and explore the aromatic tea plantations. Enjoy a romantic stroll in the botanical gardens and taste the mouthwatering Ceylon tea.The third day will include an excursion to Bentota, the famous beach city of Sri Lanka. Indulge in adrenaline releasing water sports and explore the vibrant city after checking in the hotel. On the fourth day, you will return to Colombo where the delights of the capital city will mesmerize you. Whether you love shopping or want to visit museums that offer an insight into the history of the country, Colombo has it all. After exploring the city, you will return home in the morning the next day.About the Sri Lanka:Make your honeymoon memorable with this romantic honeymoon package to Sri Lanka, one of the most beautiful Southeast Asian nations. The tour will start with a visit to Kandy where the skies are always clear, and the earth is covered with emerald green forest that is pleasing to the eye and calming to the soul.On the second day, you will visit Nuwara Eliya which is home to beautiful waterfalls and rolling hills that will make you feel as if you have stepped into a fairyland world. Visit the botanical gardens and explore the rich biodiversity of the land. Check out the race course and golf course and pay a visit to to the tea factory to learn more about the manufacturing process.You will then move on to Bentota which is famous for its immaculate beaches and crystal clear waters. Whether you like relaxing by the sea while reading a book, or want to go swimming with your spouse, Bentota is the perfect destination for getting rid of that holiday exhaustion. On the fourth day, you will get to explore the capital city of Colombo and buy some souvenirs for your loved ones back home and catch your flight back to India the next day.Why book this package?The five days romantic honeymoon package to Sri Lanka offers you the chance to cover all the major destinations in the country at a low price of INR 29k. The package will cover four major cities and is inclusive of private cab transfers between them. We will also provide you with transfers to and from Colombo airport. Stay in 4-star hotels and enjoy mouth-watering breakfast every morning. You will be provided with an experienced guide cum driver who is fluent in English. The package is inclusive of a sim card so you can stay connected to the internet. Enjoy your honeymoon in Sri Lanka without any hassle or stress.
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38 Ratings

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38 Ratings

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INR 32,858

INR 23,000

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Day Tour to Bentota Village
Day Tour to Bentota Village

1D

Bentota

About the Activity:If you are looking for some tour to explore the beautiful city of Bentota, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Get picked from your hotels in Bentota at around 8 AM and began your journey with the cherishing sights in the small village that is located amidst rich greenery.Indulge in the boat safari activity in Bentota river and explore the dense forest and its greenery.Visit and admire the stunning beauty of mangrove lagoons accompanying you throughout your safari, followed by the visit to turtle hatchery point where you can have sight of turtles moving to the sea.Aftermath, take a walk to the old coconut factory and delight in the lush-greenery of Bawa garden and Herbal garden.Visit the famous Buddhist temple, post this enthrall in an exiting shopping spree before enthralling in an array of water sports available at this small town.End your trip in the evening by getting dropped of to your respective hotels. 
Excellent

34 Ratings

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34 Ratings

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INR 3,062

INR 2,722

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All were exceptionally good. Driver was punctual and trustworthy Best memories as far as your services are concerned
The tour was amazing and everything was nicely arranged, and there were variety of facilities with included transfers from the airport to the hotel. Nice experience!
We were provided meals on the tour.the food quality was good. thanks to thrillophilia for providing all the necessary equipments at the spot
Well orangised tour. Thank you Thrillophilia. Recommended
Sakina Hararwala Day Tour to Bentota Village
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"Our tour guide was dimendu, a very helpful person"