Bentota a seaside town on the south coast offers a magical mixed landscape of sea, river and lush greenery. Taking a country walk through this quaint and beautiful rural village promise glimpses of rural homes sheltered by tall trees and coconut plantations, a great opportunity to experience the rural village splendour at its best. Adding colour to the rustic setting is the abundant birdlife, interspersed with colourful butterflies and smaller mammals making it an ideal spot for some interesting bird spotting. Meet and greet the rural folk as they get about their daily chores and even enjoy a hot cup of Ceylon tea or enjoy a simple home-cooked meal seated in their humble abode. Stop for a refreshing bath at the river or waterfall, watch toddy tapping, coir manufacturing or drift across the river on a large wooden raft. Explore ancient temples and monasteries that tell intriguing tales of a thought provoking past.