$75 / person
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 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.
Pick-up is available from any hotel in Colombo city, Mount Lavinia or infront of Dutch hospital (Colombo 01).
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.
Colombo City, Sri Lanka
|Tour type||Private tour|
|Your group size||Min 1, max 12|
Hotel Pick-up and drop-off by an air-conditioned vehicle, Service of a chauffeur guide, Lunch at Local restaurant, 1 liter bottled water
Entrance fees of the places visits and boat ride charges, drinks (available to purchase) Video & Camera fees, Permit fees, Expenses of personal nature such as tips (for Guides,Drivers, Porters & waiters),Laundry, medical bills, telephone calls,personal travel insurance etc.
Please keep you passport with you when travelling.
During this 8 days Round Tour we will be sight-seeing areas in the following destinations: The guests will be provided with good quality, air-conditioned, comfortable vehicles with a driver-guide to help with your tour and free wi-fi. All vehicles will have baby seats available if needed. We provide hotel accommodations for 8 nights
Explore the nearly 400-year-old Galle Fort and the many heritage sites that stood firm even in the midst of violent calamities, including the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004. Journey through time as you walk along its streets. Visit the historic ramparts or walls that make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site and take in its cultural and architectural view