Hambantota went from a sleepy fishing town to a developing economic zone for the south relatively quickly in the last decade. As a result, new hotels, inns, and restaurants have been established for the burgeoning tourism industry with a wonderful selection of activities to do in the surrounding areas.

The town is right in between Tangalle and Tissa, both towns are only one hour away. But with so many destinations to see right next to Hambantota, it would be a shame to miss out on the things it has to offer! You can find two national parks and two bird sanctuaries, natural wonders, archaeological sites and more only a stone’s throw away from Hambantota.

  • Ruhunu Ridiyagama Safari Park (Newly open Safari park at Sooriyawewa)
  • (Travelling through Rice fields and Banana cultivation fields in the villages) 
  • Madunagala Hot water springs (07 wells) 
  • Udawalawa National Park Safari – Best place to see wild elephants 
  • Elephant Orphanage at Udawalawa (To watch the feeding of 42 baby elephants), Elephant transits home  
  • Boat ride at Walawa River (Walawa river safari) Crocodiles / wild bat colonies  
  • Bundala National park Safari – Best place to see the migration birds  
  • Visit Kataragama + Sella kataragama – Multi religious place – Annual festival at July  
  • Tissamaharamaya Cultural peagent (Annual festival at June) 
  • Visit to see the Dodol (typical sweet in Hambantota)  making process and Curd Making process 
  • Buduruwagala cave temple 
  • Visit and relaxing by the popular Rawana Ella water fall 
  • Hike to Little Adams peak at Ella (Very popular hike among tourists at Ella) 
  • Tea Factory Visit, White virgin tea factory 
  • Bathik textile factory (Sri lanka’s traditional textile)  
  • Whale watching tour  
  • Turtle watching tour 
  • Mulgirigala Rock Temple 
  • Blow-Hall 
  • Safari at Yala national park  
  • Secret local beach – Sea bath