What better way to witness rural life in Colombo than to see it first hand from a motorboat cruise down Madu River? Your English speaking driver guide will pick you up from Colombo or Bentota. From there, head out to the Madu River and enjoy your 2-hour river safari and get to discover the beautiful sights of the river. Afterwards, head to the 200 year old Kothduwa Temple and learn about its religious significance - the best way to get a deeper insight about the city. Afterwards, watch the process of cinnamon cultivation – one of Colombo's local industries. After a quick lunch stop in Bentota, you'll visit the turtle hatchery in Kosgoda and learn about how the city is doing its best to raise and conserve the local turtle species. It's truly an eye opening safari that you shouldn't miss.
Get a unique and memorable experience during your trip to Sri Lanka with this daytime exploration of the Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Known for its virgin rainforests and vibrant biodiversity that have attracted biologists throughout the years, this UNESCO World Heritage is simply a must-visit for all thrill-seekers and nature lovers! Get picked up at your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle, then enjoy a scenic 3-4 hour drive to the forest. The adventure begins as soon as you reach Deniyaya entrance, the starting point of the trek to Sinharaja, where you'll walk through dense trees and lush greenery on your way.
This two day adventure exploring both the landscapes and the coasts begins with a pick up from your Colombo hotel. The first destination of the day is the incredible fortress that is Sigiriya. Considered a treasure both historically and archaeologically, this massive rock column is in itself an ancient fortress. Climbing the Lion's Rock fortress will give you breathtaking views of the lush greenery and incredible landscapes of the entire area. After coming down for a local breakfast, you'll be able to visit the Habarana village, where you'll see the wild elephants of the area.