Bentota river safari in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a land renowned to have been abundantly endowed with wildlife and gifted with biodiversity of the highest order. If you think it’s just Yala, Udawalawe, Wilpattu and Minneriya, you’ve been mistaken! A Bentota River Safari would add a different perspective to all the wildlife tours in Sri Lanka. Hop on a boat and enjoy a river safari in Bentota, to encounter all sorts of creepy snakes, reptiles and most of all, CROCODILES!
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A Bentota Boat Safari gives you a two-in-one experience of witnessing the beautiful wildlife of Sri Lanka while you enjoy a boat ride meandering past river dwellings and dense mangroves. Venture deep into these mangroves, with your instructor and experience this unique adventure in Bentota.
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Make your way to Bentota which is a small coastal town in the south of Sri Lanka, which lies 65km from Colombo, and to add a spark to your trip, you can book your stay with Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts at our newest location at Cinnamon Bentota Beach. You can catch a bus on the Southern Express Way, a train or hire a cab to get to Bentota. It won’t take you too long, so time is not something you’ll have to worry about!
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Cinnamon Bentota Beach will be ready to open its doors to you in December 2019. Visit us and enjoy our five-star comfort, relaxing atmosphere, welcoming ambience and the beauty of the beach at Cinnamon Bentota Beach.


The best time to visit Bentota is January to March when the town is mostly sunny, and you can enjoy the safari to the maximum. You can also visit Bentota during the period from June to September which are the wettest months, but the sun somehow shines here in Sri Lanka. November is a good time to visit Bentota as well, although a little hot and humid.


Get the best river safari experience with the specialized staff and in-house naturalists at Cinnamon Bentota Beach. A specially curated Bentota river safari cost is reasonable, and you can get yourself a two-and-a-half-hour boat journey into the wilderness for a cost of about USD 15 per person. This is indeed a great opportunity to make sure you don’t miss out in the beautiful nature trails that are up for grabs in Sri Lanka.
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Stay with us at Cinnamon Bentota Beach for a life changing experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the much less seen wildlife of Sri Lanka.

Author: Shenella Fonseka

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