Private Day Trip to Galle: an Exotic Escape!

Day Trips & Excursions in Colombo

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Get ready for an exotic escape from the city and unwind in the colourful jewel of Galle together with your private local host! Enjoy a river safari through countless mangroves, surround yourself with tropical sceneries, birds, animals and friendly locals!
Want to unwind from the busy city life of Colombo together with a private local guide? Then this is the tour for you! Simply take a relaxing day trip to charming Galle, known for its tranquility, stunning colonial buildings, secluded beach and scenic nature!  Haven’t had breakfast yet? No worries, Sri Lankans love to start their day with their bellies filled. Your host can show you the best place to grab a quick bite before heading on a river safari! On this 1.5 hr boat ride, you can put your mind at ease as you sail through shady, lush mangroves and islands. It’s a wonderful way to see nature, the occasional iguana sleeping on a tree, and monkeys eat fruit. There’s even a fish spa!  Marvel at a very beautiful and quiet temple where a monk can give you a blessing. Hop on your boat and pass a hut in the middle of the river where locals love to quench their thirst with Sri Lanka’s national fruit: a refreshing king coconut. Back on land, it’s time to head to jungle beach! This small and less touristy beach is the ideal place to chill out, enjoy the sun, have a cold drink and relax in tranquil nature. Feeling peckish after all that relaxing? Your host can show you a local favorite place to grab a bite for lunch. Here you can enjoy the seaside, feel the wind in your hair and watch surfers catch waves. The Galle city bus and railway station are hotspots that can’t be missed. It’s the place to watch local life buzz by. Breathe in the nostalgic air as you see friendly conductors manually changing the information on the boards. Admire the colorful buses as you wander past the hustle and bustle of the local market.  Head to the Galle Fort and Old Dutch City, as the icing on the cake. With its beautiful colonial architecture, trendy shops, a lighthouse and the sea on three sides, this is the most romantic spot to top off your tour with a beautiful sunset!  The local hosts on your private tour are all eager to share their insights with you. Ask as many questions as you want. Enjoy Sri Lanka like a local!

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Boat Safari experience
  • Private transport
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off 
  • Fish therapy 
  • King coconut tasting
  • Train station visit

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Breakfast 
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