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Side trips to enjoy while in Bentota - For a more wholesome vacation!

Bentota is a popular destination among tourists. You can enjoy the warm sand, the brilliant sunshine and the incredibly blue waters. But on top of that, you can also indulge in a few side trips due to its great geographical positioning. Here are some of the places to check out.


Udawalawe National Park Safaris

If you are a wildlife enthusiast, you must head out on this specific National Park Safari to witness the incredible endemic wildlife species of Sri Lanka. You can take a private vehicle to reach this park easily. A tour guide will accompany you and show you the incredible animals that call this park their home. There are tour packages that can pick you up from your hotel and drop you off to. Besides, if you are looking for Sri Lankan hotel deals in this region, you can check out properties like Avani Bentota Resort, for accommodation.


Galle Day Trips

Galle is another popular tourist town that is located close to Bentota. And this is a place you must visit. The Galle Fort is one of the historical towns and has many attractions. You will be able to have an incredible ocean view, watch a glorious sunset and check out the Lighthouse and the ramparts. There are quaint caf├ęs and restaurants peppered across the fort area that you can visit too. On your way here, you can stop over and check out turtles hatcheries and even go on a boat trip on the River Madu.


Yala Safari Tours

Another brilliant safari tour that is famous nationwide will be the Yala Safari Park. You can arrange a tour from this town quite easily to this park. If you are looking to spot elephants, leopards, bears, crocodiles, peacocks and several other epic wildlife species, this national park should be a priority. The morning safari starts at around 4 am every morning and the afternoon Safari 8:30 am. Therefore, you can choose a time that will fit your schedule perfectly and head out for that one.


Day trips to discover the best of Sri Lanka

There are amazing tours that will take you to the best popular attractions located in the southern coastal belt of this tropical country. You will be able to visit factories and discover how the fine Sri Lankan items are made. You can marvel at the skills of the local fisherman and even learn to cook local dishes using local fresh produce and spices. There is so much to explore!


Boat Safari and Stilt Fishermen

Another day trip to look into will be the riverboat trip safaris. You must also check out the local talented stilt fisherman. These are unique experiences one must-have when visiting tropical Sri Lanka. These are all located in the outskirts of Bentota and arranging tours will not be as difficult as one might anticipate. There are boat trips, herbal gardens, turtle conservation projects, stilt fishing and so much more you must explore.