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Bentota trips

Hi,

my friend and i are visiting sri lanka in october and staying in bentota,we would like to find out how much a taxi would be to the elephant orphanage in pinnawala?

or how much is it to hire a taxi for the day?

we know it'll be a long day but we want to visit the millenium elephant foundation and pinnawala in the same day.

has anybody done this?

we'd also like to visit a turtle hatchery has anybody visited one nearby? and how much was the taxi and entrance fee?

are there any other day excursions that you would recommend we go on?

how much is a taxi from colombo airport to bentota?

Thanks!!

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1. Re: Bentota trips

Hi there,

1] Around Rs 8,000-10,000 to Pinawela and back

2] There's one almost nextdoor, use a tuktuk costing maybe Rs 200 one-way and then entrance fee something similar. For return can take a bus (Rs 20).

3] Other trips:

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293961-c122197/Sri-L…

4] Airport transfer: Rs 7,000.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Bentota trips

Thankyou for your reply :)

is the 7,000 airport transfer return or 1 way?

also is it best to get a taxi from outside the airport or get somebody from bentota to collect us?

Thanks again for your help.

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3. Re: Bentota trips

Hi again,

That's for one way (and yes it's more expensive per km than e.g. Pinawela, simply because the driver must assume an empty ride back). Pickup would be useful if they offer a price much lower than this, otherwise just use the taxi desks in Arrivals. (There are no taxi queues allowed outside, the desk gets you a taxi usually within minutes).

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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4. Re: Bentota trips

LKR 7,000 is one-way.

There are 2-3 counters in the arrivals hall at the airport. No taxis outside the airport.

Getting someone from Bentota will be slightly more expensive as they have to pay for parking, entrance to airport and name board.

Hans

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