Day trip to Galle from Colombo


Enjoy a private day tour to Galle from Colombo with a priavate guide and discover Galle fort: a UNESCO listed world heritage site and other attractions. Additionally, enjoy a boat ride in the Madu river and visit the sea turtle conservation project in Kosgoda, the mask museum at Ambalangoda and Bentota beach.

The day tour to Galle will be commenced from you hotel (in Colombo city) or in front of the Dutch hospital at 07:30 a.m. and travel to Galle via southern expressway.

Galle Lighthouse

Galle Lighthouse

Galle is the main city of southern province situated in southern tip of Sri Lanka. Galle is important historically and archaeologically due to the Galle fort which was built by the Portuguese in 1588 and again made stronger by the Dutch when they ruled Sri Lanka in the 17th Century. It has been recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO due to its unique heritage value. The Light house, the National Maritime Museum, the Dutch Reformed Church, the city's nature harbor and Galle city are some other interesting places to visit.

Galle

Galle

Pick-up and drop

Pick-up is available from any hotel in Colombo city, Mount Lavinia or infront of Dutch hospital (Colombo 01).

Itinerary

Arrive Galle after around 2 hours and move to Galle Fort. Walk on the wall of the fort to see Clock tower, Flag rock, Lighthouse, beach and the sea area. Thereafter, move to the inside of the fort where there are many colonial type buildings which were built in 16th, 17th centuries. Further visit Maritime Archaeology Museum, and the National Museum. You can enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the fort.

After lunch, visit a mask museum at Ambalangoda and see how the traditional masks are made in the factory.

Next, stop at the Madu river for a boat safari. You can see some animals and birds on the river bank.

Thereafter, transfer to Sea Turtle Conservation Project in Kosgoda. You can observe how sea turtles are being conserved and the hatchery program.

After that, move to Bentota beach and feel the breeze of Indian ocean while walking on this beautiful beach.

Finally, transfer back to Colombo and you will be safely dropped at your hotel or at the place where you picked up.

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