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Bentota to Haputale

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Bentota to Haputale

A friend of mine will visit Bentota for two weeks later this year.

He wants to travel to Haputale for some geocaching at this wonderful area.

So which is the best way to travel to Haputale? Transport and prices?

best regards

Peter

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Disregard previous posts, they are from a notorious scammer here and he proofs again his price level is outrageous.

Well please clarify what he wants. One-way drop-off Bentota-Haputale? 175 km @ Rs 70 makes around Rs 12000--> USD 100. Or return ride for 2 days with overnight? Cost would be around Rs 16,000 as now you pay the much cheaper roundtrip rate, BUT you must have Haputale accomodation with free driver's quarter...

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<Erik> & [Sandya]

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I also wonder how long time it will take?

Thanks

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5. Re: Bentota to Haputale

Sorry forgot to add. Rule of thumb is 30-40 km/h on all non-Expressway roads and for 175 km that means 4-5 hours. More or less accurate - we did Haputale-Galle in 5 hours last fall using the Expressway at parts; Bentota is of course 30 mins closerby BUT (unlike Galle) has a long trunk road connecting it to the Expressway, that itself takes 20-30 mins again.

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Its 170 KM from Bentota to Haputale, it takes nearly 3 hours. Public transport is cheap but it will be hazzle for a foreigner to find public transport from Bentota to Haputale. You could easily find transport at Hotel where you stay that will be bit expensive, I would suggest there are lot of hire vans and cars in town area of Bentota/aluthgama/beruwala where you can hire vehicle for a reasonable price. Always price vary people to people and depend on comfort of the vehicle, you can negotiate but please always agree on the price before you get in.

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7. Re: Bentota to Haputale

Kamal.,

HOW would you do those 3 hours? Crappy info, it would mean 60 km/h on a road of which 80-90% is not the Expressway. As said, we did it a few months back. As in the many villages the traffic slows you down a lot it would either mean breaking all speed limits, or driving in the middle of the night....

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<Erik> & [Sandya]

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