Excursions in Bentota
Get an adventurous experience whilst riding by boat to a river island , proceeding witness the master craftsman chiseling away pieces of wood to bring out masks , in Ambalangoda there after visit the majestic Galle Fort. An important piece of history from the period of Dutch rule, the Galle Fort is one of the best preserved examples of 17th century coastal fortifications that can be found anywhere in the world.
Take a cruise along the Madhu River in Bentota by motor boat and experience the rural life amidst the cool and refreshing breeze in the morning enjoying the surrounding scenic beauty and the daily chores of the riverbank dwellers .Thereafter pay a visit to an ancient temple. After a sumptuous lunch get a first-hand experience of the process of Cinnamon cultivation.
The Udawalawe National park is located approximately 200km south-east of Colombo and is a major eco-tourism destination in Sri Lanka. During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and young elephants, feeding or bathing and playing in the water!
Leave Rathnapura to Udawalawe and visit the Elephant Orphanage (Eth Athuru Sevana). On completion continue to Tissamaharama for Lunch. After lunch do a safari of Yala National Park by Jeep. Yala national park is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka being one of the premier eco-tourism destinations and is among the oldest and best known of Sri Lankas National Parks.