Madu River boat cruise and Galle city private tour from Bentota region

Bentota, Sri Lanka
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Explore the Madu River, a rich wetland ecosystem with rich ecologic diversity. Visit a sea turtle hatchery and Galle Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read More

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Aitken Spence Travels


This tour will start with your hotel pick-up from Bentota. Continue to Balapitiya for a boat safari down the Madu river which is home to different species of plants and animals. This boat ride is a great chance to explore this complex wetland ecosystem with its rich ecological, biological and aesthetic diversity.Continue your trip with a visit to a turtle hatchery where you can see baby sea turtles as well as fully mature sea turtles. Lunch at a local restaurant will follow before you transfer to Meetiyagoda, famous for its moonstones mines. Here, you will learn more about the moonstones and the mining process. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit the Galle Dutch Fort, built in 1588 by the Portuguese. The fort has a colorful history and consists of a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. It has been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites because of its unique urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions.At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to Hotel.

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Departure point

Bentota region includes hotel pickups in Bentota, Beruwala, Kalutara, Kosgoda, Ahungalla, Balapityia, Madampe Beach, and Hikkaduwa. You will indicate your pickup location at checkout and verify your pickup time and location directly with the local operator. You will find the contact details on the voucher after booking.


Government taxes. Entrance fees. Lunch. Guided tour. Hotel pick-up and drop-off. Transportation


Additional food and drinks. Tips (optional)


Go on a private boat safari and discover the Madu river, admire its rich ecological and aesthetic diversity. Visit a sea turtle hatchery and rescue center. Explore a moonstone mine and Galle Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Important info

  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, people with limited mobility, people with back problems, heart complaints, or other serious medical conditions
  • Please contact the local tour operator at least 48 hours before the tour to verify your pick-up time and location. You will find the contact details on the voucher after booking
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses, and a sunhat

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Cancellation policy

You can cancel your tour until a day before your travel date

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