Private Day tour to Galle from Colombo

Day Trips & Excursions in Colombo

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Enjoy a private day tour to Galle from your hotel in Colombo and visit a UNESCO listed world heritage site Galle Dutch Fort in southern region in Sri Lanka. On the way back enjoy a boat ride in Madu river and visit Kosgoda sea turtle conservation project & mask museum at Ambalangoda.
You will be picked up from your hotel (only in Colombo city) or in front of Dutch hospital Colombo 01 by our chauffeur guide at 07:30 a.m. and commence the day tour to Galle.Galle Dutch fortAfter arrive Galle you will be proceeded to Galle Fort Sightseeing. Galle Fort was first built by Portuguese and it was again fortified by Dutch when Sri Lanka was a Colonial under them. It was built on a rocky peninsula and three sides’ area covered by sea. Just after the entrance you can see the front wall and a clock tower on top of the wall. When you move to the southernmost end of the fort you can see the Flag Rock which was used as a bastion by Portuguese. Currently it has become more attractive for tourist due to some locals leap to the water from the rock.Next you will be met the Lighthouse located in southern end of the promontory which was built in 1938.Thereafter you will be moved to the Maritime Archaeology Museum, Dutch Reformed Church (which the history goes to 1640) and Galle National Museum.End of the sightseeing at Galle Dutch Fort you can enjoy lunch at a local restaurant . (Your expense)Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation ProjectAfter lunch you will be transferred to Sea Turtle Conservation Project in Kosgoda. You will be able to see how Sea turtles are being conserved and inspect their activities. Further you will see the hatchery program which was being implemented to hatch eggs safely before release in to the sea.Madu Ganga River SafariNext you will be stopped at Balapitiya and proceed to Madu Ganga river boat safari.You might see some animals such as wild boars, monkeys and squirrels as well as many birds available during the boat safari.Thereafter you can visit a mask museum at Ambalangoda and see how they are making traditional mask in the factory.Finally, transfer back to Colombo and you will be safely dropped at your hotel or at the place where you picked up.

What’s included

  • Hotel Pick-up and drop-off by an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of a chauffeur guide.
  • 1 liter bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees of museums and boat ride charges.
  • Lunch or any other meals and 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.