Table of Contents
- BENTOTA IS A BEACH HOLIDAY DESTINATION
- WHAT ARE THE TOP 11 SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA?
- Few other useful links
- SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA
- HOW TO BOOK SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA?
- MAKING PAYMENT FOR BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR
- TRAVELLING IN SRI LANKA ON SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA
- TOUR GUIDES FOR SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA
- WHY BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR SO POPULAR AMONG THE TRAVELLERS?
- BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR FROM COLOMBO AND BEACH RESORTS
- ADDING BEACHES TO THE BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR
- SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA
- WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 PLACES FOR BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOURS?
- 5 PLACES FOR ONE-DAY ADVENTURE TOURS FROM BENTOTA
- TOP 11 BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOURS
- 1. SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA TO SIGIRIYA
- 2. SRI LANKA DAY TRIP TO DAMBULLA FROM BENTOTA
- 3. SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA TO KANDY
- 4. BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR WITH KANDE VIHARA
- 5. SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA TO COLOMBO
- 6. SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA TO GALLE
- 7. SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA TO UDAWALAWE PARK
- 8. ONE-DAY TRIP FROM BENTOTA TO MADU RIVER ESTUARY
- 9. DAY TRIP FROM BENTOTA TO HIKKADUWA
- 10. SRI LANKA WHALE WATCHING DAY TRIP FROM BENTOTA
- 11. BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR
- WHAT ARE THE ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR?
- WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR WITH SEERENDIPITY?
There is a big demand for Bentota sightseeing tours and Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota. We receive a large number of inquiries for tours from Bentota, from the tourists who spend their beach holidays in Bentota. The stunning beaches of Bentota attract a large number of sun worshippers every year. These beach holiday lovers take a few day trips during their beach holiday and most of them choose to visit nearby tourist hotspots such as Udawalaw and Galle fort.
We receive frequent inquiries from travellers, who wish to book short trips from Bentota. Therefore we thought of formulating this article with the 11 best Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota, We think that this article immensely helps the travellers, who look for some ideas for a few interesting trips from Bentota.
BENTOTA IS A BEACH HOLIDAY DESTINATION
Bentota Beach resort is picturesquely located between the Indian Ocean and Bentota River, which is a narrow strip of land connected to the mainland at its southern part. Bentota beach spreads along the axis of north and south. Bentota beach resort has a very calm and serene setting due to its detachment from the mainland, the resort is nearly 1 km from the busy roads. A part of the beach resort is not accessible by road at all.
Ferries and boats are the main source of transportation for travellers here. All the hotels are providing transportation free of charge to their customers. A large number of hotels are built in this narrow strip of land enabling the travellers to have a peaceful atmosphere during the holiday.
WHAT ARE THE TOP 11 SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA?
- Sri Lanka day trip from Bentota to Sigiriya
- Sri Lanka day trip to Dambulla and Sigiriya from Bentota
- Sri Lanka day trip from Bentota to Kandy
- Sri Lanka day trip to Kande Vihara from Bentota
- Sri Lanka day trip from Bentota to Colombo
- Sri Lanka day trip from Bentota to Galle
- Sri Lanka Bentota one day safari trip to Udawalawe park
- One day trip from Bentota to Madu river estuary
- Day trip from Bentota to Hikkaduwa
- Sri Lanka whale watching day trip from Bentota
- Bentota sightseeing tour
Few other useful links
SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA
There is a big demand for day trips from Bentota and we receive frequent inquiries from travellers, who wish to book short trips from Bentota. Therefore we thought of formulating this article with the 15 best Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota, We think that this article immensely helps the travellers, who look for some ideas for a few interesting trips from Bentota.
HOW TO BOOK SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA?
Please check below available Sri Lanka tours and excursions, if you find the perfect match for your requirement, please click more details… go through the detailed itinerary for Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota. If you wish to book a Sri Lanka day trip from Bentota, please fill out the form and send the details. We are glad to pick you up from your hotel in Bentota or any other nearby place.
MAKING PAYMENT FOR BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Partial payment (at least 50%) or full payment should be made at the time of booking the tour. If you make a partial payment the balance payment should be made upon the meeting of our representative at the Colombo airport. The payment can be done in Sri Lankan rupees, or any other international currency or credit card/debit card. However, if you make a partial payment at the airport, it should be done in cash.
TRAVELLING IN SRI LANKA ON SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA
All tours are private tours and in a small vehicle means you have maximum privacy during the trip, without any intruders sitting next to you on a crowded bus. You will be travelling in a luxury, modern and fully air-conditioned car, van or commuter (depending on the number of the person in your group).
TOUR GUIDES FOR SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA
You will also be provided with a fully qualified and experienced English-speaking tour guide. If you do not speak English and like to have a tour guide that speaks some other languages such as German, French, Spanish, Arabic etc please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are well prepared to arrange your requirement.
WHY BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR SO POPULAR AMONG THE TRAVELLERS?
There is a big demand for Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota from foreign travellers, who spend beach holidays in Bentota. Same time a large number of travellers also book Bentota sightseeing, which is also very popular among beach holiday lovers.
we receive frequent inquiries from travellers, who wish to book day trips from Bentota. Therefore we thought of formulating this article with the 11 best Sri Lanka, Bentota day trips, We think that this article immensely helps travellers, who look for some ideas for a few interesting trips from Bentota.
BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR FROM COLOMBO AND BEACH RESORTS
Bentota sightseeing is a short program, since this trip demand, only a few hours of time and a large number of travellers, who visit Sri Lanka and Colombo on short vacations are also interested in the 1 day Bentota sightseeing tour. If you book the Bentota sightseeing tour from a beach on the west coast, the activity lasts around 6 hours. However, if you book the Bentota sightseeing tour from a hotel in Colombo it might take up to 8 hours.
ADDING BEACHES TO THE BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Bentota Beach, also known as the golden mile, is the capital of Sri Lankan beaches and is the most popular beach holiday destination in Sri Lanka. Bentota beach is full of interesting activities for beach holiday lovers and it also offers tons of important tourist attractions both modern and historical to entice its visitors.
The bustling beach resorts of Bentota offer diving and snorkelling, Yoga centres, fishing tours, boating trips, indoor sports, massage parlours, clubs, bars, restaurants… And many other water-based activities. There are also many other historical places, bustling markets, numerous temples, and an interesting glimpse into the splendid island of Sri Lanka.
SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA
There are many interesting Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota, Beruwala, Kalutara, Galle, and Colombo to satisfy travellers wishing to make a few short trips during their beach holiday in Bentota and other coastal areas of the west coast. From some of Sri Lanka’s most iconic tourist attractions to small local villages, travellers, who visit Bentota and other places on the west coast, can easily find a few short trips to suit their budget and wish.
Here are the 15 best Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota; however these 10 trips can be booked from other beach resorts on the west coast such as Beruwala, Kalutara, Galle, as well as Colombo.
WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 PLACES FOR BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOURS?
- Sigiriya day tour-231 km from Bentota and 4 hours drive.
- Dambulla golden temple tour-225 km from Bentota and 4 hours drive.
- Kandy tour-180 km from Bentota and 3 hours drive from Bentota.
- Tour to Kande vihara-7 km from Bentota and 10 minutes drive.
- Colombo city tour-65 km from Bentota and 1 hour 30 minutes drive.
- Galle tour-71 km from Bentota and 1-hour drive.
- Udawalawe safari-176 km from Bentota and 3 hours driver.
- Madu river boat trip-22 km from Bentota 30 minutes drive.
- Hikkaduwa marine sanctuary-37 km from Bentota and 40 minutes drive
- Whale watching trip-100km from Bentota and 1-hour driver
5 PLACES FOR ONE-DAY ADVENTURE TOURS FROM BENTOTA
1. SRI LANKA TOUR FROM BENTOTA TO KITULGALA
Kitulgala, also known as the adventure playground of Sri Lanka is the most popular destination for adventure activities on the island. Kitulgala is very popular among nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Kitulgala is a laid-back village in the Sabaragamuwa province, where there is rugged terrain with a large number of waterfalls, rivers, lakes and rain forests. Waterfalls abseiling, water rafting, caving, canoeing, mountain climbing, hiking, trekking, bird watching and many other interesting activities available for the traveller in Kitulgala
2. SRI LANKA TOUR FROM BENTOTA TO NUWARA ELIYA
Nuwara Eliya is the most popular hill country holiday resort on the island since British colonial rule (1796). healing climate and the lush green vegetation are the main reasons for its popularity among travellers. Nuwara Eliya one trip is available from Bentota and most other beach resorts on the west coast of Sri Lanka This mountain resort ideal venue for a one-day adventure trip in Sri Lanka if you are staying in Kandy or beach resorts in the deep south of Sri Lanka. There are many interesting activities available here such as hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, boating etc.
3. SRI LANKA TOUR FROM BENTOTA TO ELLA
Ella is a hill country holiday destination with a healing climate. Ella is surrounded by lush green forests, green-capped mountains and tea plantations. Ella is a small town and attracts a large number of foreign travellers that are interested in nature. Trekking, hiking, mountain climbing, and waterfall abseiling, are the most popular activities in Ella. The train journey between Ella and Kandy is considered to be one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world and in the agenda of most travellers of Sri Lanka.
4. SRI LANKA TOUR FROM BENTOTA TO ADAMS PEAK
Adams peak, Sripada or temple in the sky sits 2243 meters from sea level, which is one of the highest mountains on the island. Adams peak is a popular pilgrimage site and thousands of pilgrims make the hike during the pilgrimage season from November to April. The summit of the mountain is the footprint of Buddha and a small temple allowing the Buddhist devotees to engage in various religious activities. The Adams peak adventure is a moonlight hike which lasts around 5 hours. Undertaking Adams peak hike allows the travellers to soak up breathtaking scenery while seeing the devotion of Buddhists to their religion.
5. SRI LANKA TOUR FROM BENTOTA TO UNAWATUNA
Unawatuna is one of the most scenic beach resorts on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. It offers many interesting activities for sun-worshippers. Swimming with a sea turtle is undoubtedly one of the most interesting act9vtoty for that anyone can imagine. But swimming with sea turtles is not far from you if you are in Sri Lanka. A dive in Unawatuna allows you to spot a large number of exotic sea creatures, and coral reefs as well as swim with sea turtles.
TOP 11 BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOURS
One of the most iconic symbols of Sri Lanka, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress can easily be visited on a Sri Lanka day trip from Bentota, thanks to the well-maintained countryside roads and southern expressway. Nevertheless, we suggest you consider visiting this tourist hotspot on a day tour from Bentota, Kalutara, Galle or Colombo, to make sure that you can visit everything, which is worth seeing at the Sigiriya archaeological site.
Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota to Sigiriya can easily be combined with a visit to the Dambulla cave temple, without any additional fee for the trip. Dambulla cave temple is another important UNESCO world heritage site in the cultural triangle located near the Sigiriya rock fortress.
Unlike some other major tourist monuments in the world, the Sigiriya rock fortress does not disappoint you, and most tourists are taken by surprise by its imposing size, marvellous landscaped garden and 5th-century paintings. This 5th-century palace complex attracts thousands of visitors every day, so reaching this archaeological site with a guide helps you cut the line.
The Sigiriya rock fortress, located within the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, is a collection of landscaped gardens, granite caves, a gigantic monolithic boulder with a palace on the top, a gallery with 5th-century fresco paintings, swimming pools, fountains, guards rooms, moats and walls. All are featuring the 5th-century building techniques, engineering skills, water management system and artistic capabilities of the ancient civilization.
The city next to the Sigiriya is well worth visiting on a Sri Lanka day trip from Bentota if you wish to avoid the main tourist draws. Dambulla golden cave temple, which is one of the oldest cave temples in the world, dating back to the 1st century BC is another UNESCO world heritage site. The temple has a fine collection of ancient murals depicting scenery from Buddhist stories. Same time the temple has a large collection of Buddha statues, god figures and a few statues of kings.
Built by King Walagambahu, the temple is dedicated to Buddhism and provided shelter to the king during the troubled period in the 1st century BC, in which the king had lost his kingdom for a short period of time due to a south Indian invasion. Later the King expelled the invaders and regained his throne.
If you plan to visit the temple on your own, there are, however, few guides and downloadable mobile apps, which make it easy to explore the site and nearby areas. Apart from the major tourist attractions, there are many other temples, wildlife reserves, rural villages, and culinary experiences for the visitors to enjoy.
The capital of the central province of Sri Lanka and one of the most populated cities on the island is also a major tourist hot spot in the country. Kandy is a bit closer to Bentota than the other 2 options of Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota that we discussed already. However, there are many organized day trip options to book between Kandy and Bentota.
One can drive and explore the interesting places in Kandy on a day trip from Bentota, and one can choose air transportation between two cities if the budget permits. The tour starts early morning from the hotel in Bentota and arrives at the beach hotel in Bentota in the late evening same day.
Kandy also is known as the cultural centre of Sri Lanka and houses the most sacred Buddhist temple on the island completing Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle alongside Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Like other cities in the cultural triangle, Kandy has also been able to earn the prestigious emblem “UNESCO world heritage site”, Kandy offers many places to explore such as temples, palaces, museums, lakes and colonial-styled buildings. There is also a central market, which is a large bazaar where travellers are able to experience an authentic Sri Lankan market experience.
4. BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR WITH KANDE VIHARA
The Buddhist temple of Kande Vihara is an important tourist attraction located just outside of Bentota, which is a perfect spot for Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota. It takes only a few minutes of drive from any of the beach resorts in Bentota to reach it. The temple has a newly built gigantic Samadhi Buddha statue; however, Kande vihara is a very old Buddhist temple dating back to 1734.
The temple is not only a religious site but also a teaching school for Buddhist monks and actively engages in educating the new generation of monks. The temple has a beautiful image house and a few other image houses dedicated to God such as Vishnu, Kataragama, and Pattini.
5. SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA TO COLOMBO
Colombo is a popular tourist attraction with modern city life as well as colonial heritage. Colombo is the commercial hub of the island and 90 per cent of commercial activities take place in and around Colombo. Colombo is a perfect city for Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota, due to the newly built southern highway, which has reduced the travelling time between the two cities by half.
The city offers something for almost every traveller, archaeological sites, historical monuments, Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, bargain shopping, cinemas, food courts, casinos, night clubs and shopping malls, all be found in the city.
Colombo is a city that is undergoing rapid change over the last several decades and shaping into a modern 21st-century metropolis. What is interesting about Colombo is its dedication to preserving colonial heritage, which reflects in a few dozens of colonial mansions. As the new towers rise to the sky, colonial buildings are majestical stands next to them.
Colombo has earned a reputation been a city with a large network of wetlands, and the city was named a Ramsar wetland city in 2019, the only wetland city in southern Asia. Therefore a new chapter of the city has begun and it has come under the radar of nature lovers, due to the 20 sq km of wetland network.
Located just south of Bentota, is an easy-to-reach tourist hub in southern Sri Lanka, Galle is the most popular tourist hot spot in southern Sri Lanka with a large number of foreign travellers at any time of the year. Galle is a calm and quite interesting city and has the best-preserved Dutch fort in southern Asia.
Galle Fort, which stands in the city, bordering the Indian Ocean is a UNESCO world heritage site and still in a very good constitution. The history of the Fort goes back to 1505 with the arrival of the Portuguese and later it was occupied by the Dutch administration starting from 1656, later the Fort was handed over to British colonial rulers in 1796.
The Galle fort is still occupied by foreigners, but today they are travellers and holidaymakers, they bring hard currency to the island and do not cause to drain the wealth of the island. Half of the city is modern and well planned and the rest of the city is primarily the Dutch Fort that adds colonial presence.
The pollution, traffic level and population are very low compared to Colombo in this peaceful city, making it one of the best places for Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota. The shoppers will love the city, where typical Sri Lankan artefacts, souvenirs, batik, silk Gems and Jewelry are to be found.
7. SRI LANKA DAY TRIPS FROM BENTOTA TO UDAWALAWE PARK
Udawalawe jeep safari is coming under unforgettable Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota as it offers one of the best wildlife experiences for travellers. Wildlife enthusiasts will love the day tour to Udawalawe national park, where they can spot wild elephants, wild buffalo, jackals, monkeys, Crocodiles, as well as a whole host of other animals at their doorstep.
Located neighbouring the laid-back city of Embilipitiya, Udawalawe national park is within easy reach of Bentota, and a favourite pick for Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota to explore the rich wildlife of Sri Lanka. The journey from Bentota to Udawalawe lasts about 3 hours and it is a destination for either a self-guided or as part of a structured tour.
The travellers can book a jeep safari offered by the tour operators and learn about the native wildlife of Sri Lanka, as well as a modern conservation effort in order to protect the depleting wild elephant population on the island.
The Two hour Madu river boat tour takes you all the way up deep into the Madu river estuary; here you will encounter mangrove forests, Cinnamon Island and other small populated islands. This is a perfect opportunity to see a large number of water-based avian Faun species such as the cormorant, kingfisher, and herons, as well as many other animals such as water monitor, crocodile, and monkey.
Madu river estuary is a Ramsar wetland and has a large expanse of the water body; the travellers can cruise along with the elegant mansion of water while having a closer look at fishermen and sand miners that are on work in the estuary. Madu River is located just outside of Bentota and a place for easy Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota and required only 4 hours for the entire tour starting from your beach hotel in Bentota.
The Madu River estuary is Sri Lanka’s most diverse wetland, with more than 300 species of plants belonging to 95 families and 248 animal species. The travellers cruise through the centre of the wetland while exploring the rich bio-diversity that harbours hundreds of mangrove plants.
9. DAY TRIP FROM BENTOTA TO HIKKADUWA
Hikkaduwa marine sanctuary or Hikkaduwa national park is just a few minutes away from Bentota and a place to experience the rich underwater bio-diversity, and it ranks among the best places for easy Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota. This is another water-based activity that takes only about 4 hours from start to end if you are based in a hotel in Bentota.
Sri Lanka Ocean off Mirissa of southern Sri Lanka is ranked among the best places to spot blue whales. This blue whale sanctuary is resided by both migratory whales and residents whales mean you have the year-round opportunity to spot whales here. Whale watching has become a very popular activity among the visitors of Sri Lanka and a large number of travellers set off on a whale watching trips on a daily basis from southern Sri Lankan ports.
This Sri Lanka day trip from Bentota starts early morning, at around 04.30 AM from your resort in Bentota. Usually, most whale-watching boats leave the Mirissa harbour at around 06.30 AM on their mission to find blue whales, sperm whales and dolphins. On these whale-watching Sri Lanka day trips from Bentota, it is necessary to leave the beach resort early morning in order to reach Mirissa harbour on time.
Usually, the Mirissa whale watching trip can be combined with other important tourist hot spots such as the Galle fortress, the Sea turtle conservation project, the mask museum, Hikkaduwa and other places in southern Sri Lanka.
11. BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR
As I have mentioned at the beginning of the article Bentota sightseeing tour is a hot topic among the travellers of Sri Lanka. As per our estimation, there are no foreign travellers, who miss this charging beach holiday destination in Sri Lanka. Bentota attracts a large number of beach holiday lovers, that’s why the Bentota sightseeing tour is so popular. Seerendipity tours organize daily Bentota sightseeing tours from Colombo.
WHAT ARE THE ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR?
- Boating in Madu River estuary
- Visiting mask museum
- Visiting sea turtle conservation project
- Visiting Moonstone mines
- Visiting spice garden
Bentota sightseeing tours also can be booked from any hotel on the west and southern coast which include many interesting activities such as visiting museums, boating in the Madu estuary, visiting the sea turtle conservation projects and many more.
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK BENTOTA SIGHTSEEING TOUR WITH SEERENDIPITY?
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