Imagine cruising down the Benthara River in a luxury boat inside your own air-conditioned comfortable cabin along with attached bathroom, private balcony, a lobby, an open lounge, a galley and a dining area! Yathra by Jetwing offers you just that with their star classed luxury houseboat, a novel concept in Sri Lanka. Houseboat concept was inspired by the famed houseboats of the Kerala backwaters and upgraded to associate with the brand. Jetwing has created a benchmark and significant demand for the type of River Cruise Sri Lanka has to offer with their Yathra package where the luxury houseboat traverses the mysterious and beautiful Benthara River from Dedduwa Boat House all the way to Avittewa which is a small charming hamlet situated 18km from Bentota.
Inside the houseboat you can experience warmth and welcome all over with large and wide open spaces, intimate rooms and absolute comfort. Walk into your private cabin which is paradise within paradise and sink into the bed as soft as the clouds above and enjoy all the special amenities tailor-made to suit all your desires. Enjoy your overnight stay indulging in the signature Jetwing luxury service fit for a king letting the crew on board pamper you during your entire journey, one you will never want to end.
Some of the wonderful experiences during the journey you can be assured of include sumptuous meals, blissful siestas, gazing upon the surrounding Benthara River in all her glory, viewing the starry night sky atop the spacious upper deck, visiting the Punchi Siripade temple or enjoying the wide variety of water sports.
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