Go fishing on the Madu River of Balapitiya and engage in traditional fishing customs, accompanied by a local guide. Watch fishermen making their way in row boats to collect the catch of the day using fish kraal construction. Slip past the mangroves and cast your rod as you search for blue kingfishers, pond herons and other wetland birds. Enjoy an island lunch with chilled beer and hotel transport by tuk-tuk from Bentota, Beruwela or Ahungalla.
Sinharaja Rainforest is located in the southwest corner of the island. It is a biodiversity hotspot and has been named a World Heritage site by UNESCO & a Biosphere Reserve.
This ancient rainforest is teeming with many endemic species of trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Sinharaja Rainforest is the last surviving stretch of virgin rainforest in Sri Lanka.
Trekking through this forest could be compared to taking journey back in time and reconnecting with nature. The cacophony of sound created by gushing waterfalls, gurgling streams, ants marching, and leaves rustling creates a distinct atmosphere.
Sinharaja is renowned for endemic birds. There are 140 bird species seen here during a calendar year including 34 out of 37 species endemic to Sri Lanka.
Explore the town of Bentota from the comfort of your own private tuk-tuk with this village tour. You'll get the chance to see baby turtles at a turtle hatchery, visit the Big Buddha Temple in Kande Viharaya, take a boat safari along the Bentota River, and spend time in spice gardens and visiting handicraft galleries along the way.
Spend some time with the wild animals of Udawalawe National Park during this full-day, guided excursion. Inside the 230,000-hectare, protected space, some 500 elephants roam free. Hire a Jeep and traverse the park to see deer, mongoose, crocodiles, buffalo, and a multitude of amphibious life. Snap a photo as your guide points out a few of the 50-species of butterfly who call this place home.