The estuary of the Bentota River is a coastal ecosystem of mangroves.
It may be one of the last remaining areas of mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.
A boat trip is a perfect way of seeing some of the hundreds of species of plants and animals also
You can visit a Buddhist monastery in Aluthgama- Kaluwamodara while your safari,
where the kindly young monks will show you a 150-year-old book made of
palm leaves and they will say how the importance is about Buddhist “Bawana” manner for your life & mind.
In the river side, The main occupations of the local peoples are
prawn fishing & fishing – if you take the trip in the evening you will see the fishermen in
their canoes lighting lanterns & their simple fishing methods.