We have the perfect idea for a mix of adventure and relaxation for you with a Madu River Boat Safari on your visit to Bentota! Venture into the deep river and explore the unknowing, whilst you stay close to nature and encounter some of the best experiences Sri Lanka has to offer. A Madu ganga boat ride should be right on top of your things to do in Bentota list. Stay with us at Cinnamon Bentota Beach which is a level 1 safe & secure hotel.
Hop on to a boat and begin your adventure by passing through some local villages and prawn farms which are famous in the area! You can even by yourself some goodies from the stilt shops on the route. One of the main attractions on this boat ride is the Kothduwa Temple, which is said to have homed the relic of the tooth of Buddha. The Kothduwa Temple is still home to a sacred fig tree, planted from a shoot of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi (which is the oldet living tree in the world with a known planting date).
Thereafter, you will venture through the mangroves where you will be able to spot many local wildlife, like the water monitor lizards, who are known to grow into an enormous size here in Sri Lanka! You can then stop at a local business which is cinnamon farming. Cinnamon farming is famous around this area in Bentota and grab this opportunity to see how your cinnamon is made! Explore the greenery which includes many endemic plants and animals and be mesmerized!
This is one of the must dos on your Bentota sightseeing tour, as you will get a taste of the real local village experience, including an insight to their lifestyle and how they earn their livelihood. It’s definitely an experience not to be missed! Our staff at Cinnamon Bentota Beach will curate the experience exactly how you want it! We will ensure that your Madu river exploration is unforgettable!
Enjoy your stay with us and we will ensure your safety with Cinnamon Care. Cinnamon Care is a unique safety and distancing protocol has been implemented throughout all our hotels and restaurants to make sure that all our guests are safe. So do make sure you book your stay with us for a safe and memorable tour to Sri Lanka.
Author: Shenella Fonseka