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From Colombo-Negombo-Bentota-Kalutara: Sinharaja Hike

1. From Colombo-Negombo-Bentota-Kalutara: Sinharaja Hike

Explore Sri Lanka's last remaining virgin rainforest with this private tour with pick up from cities in the Western province such at Colombo, Negombo, Bentota and Kalutara. Benefit from the flexibility of having a personal guide throughout the day that can provide your with facinating cultural information. Relax with a convenient pickup and drop-off service in a climate-controlled vehicle. Get a taste of the land with a local lunch. Spend 4 hours in the rainforest while visiting spectacular waterfalls, summiting Sinharaja's tallest peak, and hiking through the lush rainforest. Admire the jungle trees, orchids, and a large array of bird species.

From Kalutara: Lunuganga Estate, Turtles and Madu River Tour

2. From Kalutara: Lunuganga Estate, Turtles and Madu River Tour

Check out some of Sri Lanka’s most gripping scenery while experiencing firsthand the flora and fauna of this stunning region. Marshy wetlands, river islands, baby turtles and fish foot massages await you in this sultry, exotic wonderland. First stop: Bawa’s estate in Lunuganga. Sir Geoffrey Bawa, the renowned lawyer-turned-architect, made this place his country home and experimental lab from 1947 till his death in 1998. See the surrounding exotic gardens of this partial country inn, as well as Bawa’s many architectural additions. Next stop: Kosgoda for an exciting visit to a real turtle hatchery. Learn about the conservation of sea turtles and dip into touch pools, deep tubs of seawater where curious guests can actually handle the baby versions. Proceed to Balapitiya and enjoy a lovely boat safari on Madu River. This is a high biodiversity zone that relies on the lagoon created by the river as it flows into the Indian Ocean. See the dense mangrove forest that grows along the marshy banks of the river, as well as several free-standing islands. On one such island you will find an old Buddhist monastery. The locals work harvesting cinnamon, and here you can experience the famous fish massage at a ‘massage parlor’, or hut on stilts. Relax while the fish work their magic on your toes. Afterwards, stop for lunch on your way back to Kalutara.

Sri Lanka: 7-day Island Highlights Tour

3. Sri Lanka: 7-day Island Highlights Tour

Day 1 Meet your driver and proceed to your hotel in Dambulla. See the Dambulla Golden Cave Temple along the way. Dinner and overnight stay in Dambulla. Day 2 After a leisurely breakfast, visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the Polonnaruwa historical city. Dinner and overnight stay in Dambulla. Day 3 After a leisurely breakfast, leave for Kandy. Visit a spice garden along the way. After arrival in Kandy, enjoy a sightseeing tour and visit the Tooth Relic Temple and Royal Botanical Garden. Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy. Day 4 After an early morning breakfast, head to the Kandy Railway Station and board the train for Nuwara Eliya. Stop to visit a tea plantation along the way. Dinner and overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya. Day 5 After the breakfast, head for Yala. Visit a waterfall and the Sita Temple along the way. After arriving in Yala, enjoy an afternoon safari. Dinner and overnight stay in Yala. Day 6 After the breakfast, leave for Bentota. Visit Galle Fort, the Madu River estuary, and  the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre along the way. Dinner and overnight stay in Kalutara/Bentota. Day 7 After the breakfast leave for Colombo. Your driver will drop you off at your hotel or the airport after your Colombo sightseeing tour.

From Kalutara: Colombo City Tour

4. From Kalutara: Colombo City Tour

Journey into the heart of Sri Lanka on this private tour and explore spectacular sights all over Colombo. From the elegant colonial buildings to the sprawling metropolis of the city, Colombo has a multitude of sights and sounds for you to experience. Visit historical landmarks and learn about the captivating history behind one of the richest cultures in Asia starting with the Colombo Lighthouse, the prison cell of the last Sri Lankan King, and the lighthouse with a clock tower designed by Lady Ward. Next, learn about the Galle Face Promenade which houses cannons from World War II, York Street with its remnants of British Colonial architecture, and the scenic Beira Lake in the heart of the city. See the war memorial, public library, national museum, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Gangarama Temple, Dewatagaha Mosque, Vihara Mahadevi Park, Colombo Town Hall, and many more historical and important landmarks that create an interesting tapestry of life within Colombo.

Private Car Transfer from Airport (BIA) to Kalutara

5. Private Car Transfer from Airport (BIA) to Kalutara

Private car transfer from Bandaranaike International airport (BIA) to your hotel in Kalutara. This drive is approximately 2 hours long. You will travel in a Toyota Axio, Allion, Prius, Honda Insight, Vezel or similar.  All vehicles are air-conditioned and in very good condition. The fastest roads are always taken, including the highways, and the toll fee to all highways is included in the rate.  Car Type : Toyota Axio, Allion, Prius, / Honda Insight, Vezel or similar  All our vehicle are Air Conditioned and in very good condition. We always take the fastest roads including the highways. Toll fee to all highways is included in the rate. All drivers have got the experience of handling foreign tourists and have the licence to carry the foreign passengers.  The transportation is one way and sightseeing is not included. Duration of the transfers are approximate and will always depend on the traffic condition on the day of transfer. 

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What people are saying about Kalutara

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Christopher was a great Tour Guide and froher. The whole dax was fantastic

Great praise, the driver was very nice and the tour was very interesting