Exploring Bawa's Lunuganga Gardens with Lunch

Bentota
  • 2 Hours (Approx.)

  • Garden Tour

  • Min 2 People

  • English

  • Guide Price From£46pp

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  • About This Activity

  • Lunuganga Estate, the country home of Geoffrey Bawa, the architect and writer is etched in the history of Sri Lanka. It is a country home situated in an extensive lakeside garden estate with an idyllic cottage along with a set of four suites for visitors. In the interior of the house there are statues, history and art and the exterior has symmetrical pavilions and an Italian Renaissance Garden seen nowhere else in Sri Lanka. Lunuganga Estate was his first muse and it also served as a model for his other architectural concepts. Throughout his life he experimented with new ideas till his final illness in 1998. On his demise, Lunuganga Gardens became a part of the Lunuganga Trust. At present, these gardens are open to the public and the buildings are used as a country house hotel.

    Description of the Activity:

    On arrival a staff member of Lunuganga Gardens will meet you and take you on a scenic tour of the Gardens while explaining about the life and times of Geoffrey Bawa. You can see exotic plants, statues, paintings and photographs while admiring the scenic location it is situated in. After the tour you can have some biscuits and tea.

  • Included and Excluded

    What's Included
  • Guided garden tour
  • Lunch provided
  • All applicable current local taxes, but subject to change at the time of booking
  • Cost Excludes
  • Pick and drop from your hotel ( Can arrange at extra cost once we know which hotel you need picking up from)
  • Excursions & detours beyond the itinerary
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, drinks and gratuities, photo fees at some monuments
  • Additional Information

  • Must apply for Visa before arrive in Srilanka. To apply go to http://www.eta.gov.lk
  • This is only an offer without any obligation on day tour, until such time the tour is confirmed and availability is checked
  • General Information

  • Bentota is a resort town on the south west coast of Sri Lanka situated at the confluence of the sea and the Bentota River. It is a sun drenched location with palm-fringed beaches which border the warm, sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. Due to its scenic natural beauty, it has been chosen as the first tourist resort for development. It is renowned as a highly attractive holiday resort in Sri Lanka’s global tourist markets and the areas has a varied choice of distinctive hotels to suit every taste and purse. Bentota has a complete range of tourist facilities, exotic seafood and with a wide range of water sports centers which provide boating, water skiing, jet skiing, snorkeling and wind surfing.
  • Time difference GMT +5 hours 30 minutes (summer) +6 hours 30 minutes (winter time)
  • The climate is tropical and warm, due to the moderating effects of ocean winds. Mean temperatures range from 17 °C (62.6 °F) in the central highlands, where frost may occur for several days in the winter, to a maximum of 33 °C (91.4 °F) in other low-altitude areas. Average yearly temperatures range from 28 °C (82.4 °F) to nearly 31 °C (87.8 °F). Day and night temperatures may vary by 14 °C (25.2 °F) to 18 °C (32.4 °F).[186]
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  • The whole day tour can be tailored to your requirement if needed.
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