Bentota River

Bentota River: Hours, Address, Bentota River Reviews: 4.5/5

Bentota River
4.5
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7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Rexonaut
Brussels, Belgium676 contributions
Apr 2022
It was recommended by a local guide and kids wanted to go. They enjoyed it very much. We saw very rich Sri Lanka nature. Varans, big bats, kingficher. small crocodiles. many other birds. Highlight was feeding monkeys with bananas.
Written 24 April 2022
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senthoo47
Melbourne, Australia167 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Drying out smelly river with some local wild life
Also helps to the local venders to to trick your pocket dry!
If you are a nature enthusiast- worth it !
Most of the venders won’t provide any safety gears !
Written 4 March 2022
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SEs
London, UK25,867 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Had river safari with Lucky boat safari from Lagoon Bentota hotel. The boat ride was pleasant, Lucky an excellent guide. The mangrove beautiful. I saw only saw two baby crocodile and an Eagles . Highlight is the river bath.
Written 21 August 2020
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Anton-Canisious
Colombo, Sri Lanka138 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Very good for water sports. There are many water sports companies dotted near the Bentota bridge and at the hotels bordering the Bentota River. Always check and agree on price, terms and conditions.
Written 2 August 2020
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petrosblue
Worsley, UK153 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We went on a boat trip to this amazing river. Straight away the boat driver took us to some mangroves and showed us some monitor lizards and small crocodiles. They were amazing to see. While boating down the river the guide pointed out some monkeys and amazing birds. This boat trip is definitely worth going to do
Written 3 April 2020
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Raz7
Jersey, UK195 contributions
Mar 2020
Lots of wildlife and historic places to see. Guides were great and some of the sights were stunning.
Written 27 March 2020
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Vikram Sharma
New Delhi, India4 contributions
Mar 2020
We went on a boat safari at Bentota River. It was a 2 hour safari. It was all toghether a different experience. They charged something like 4,000 LKR for 2 people in a private boat.

On the way we saw few Water monitor lizards in their natural habitat, Crocodiles, Monkeys, Kingfisher etc. The path was adventurous. On the way one can also get a picture with a baby crocodile.
Written 11 March 2020
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Jane R
West Yorkshire, UK8 contributions
Feb 2020
We went on a river safari on Bentota river, organised by Bentota Travel Mart. Saw water monitors, crocodiles, huge fruit bats, monkeys and a white frog.
Written 8 March 2020
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Null
21 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had a two hour boat tour along with a dozen other boats :) Not much to see actually but the place is nice and calm.
Written 7 March 2020
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billy1950
Potton, UK88 contributions
Feb 2020
Booked privately for a 2 hour Safari. The guide was very knowledgeable and endeavoured to seek as many creatures as possible. We managed to see a baby crocodile plus eagles, chameleons, monitor lizards etc. A very enjoyable trip
Written 24 February 2020
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