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$332.54 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Sri Lanka Coast Tour

Meet your English-speaking driver/guide at the airport in Colombo or at your local accommodation for a 4-day, 2-night tour of Sri Lanka’s southern coast. Spend some time relaxing and soaking up the hustle and bustle of Colombo. Stay overnight at a hotel in the city. The next day, drive to Hikkaduwa, with its pristine beaches and exciting nightlife. Visit a moonstone mine and see where the semi-precious stones of Sri Lanka’s gem industry come from. The finest are bluish in color and found in high concentrations between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa. Stop by Kosgoda Turtle Farm and it’s possible to see the hatching of large amounts of new born turtles. Partake in a Maduganga boat safari and pause along the way at small cinnamon islands. Spend the night at a hotel in Mirissa. Wake up early at 5:30am the next morning to go whale watching in Mirissa. Afterward, drive to the Hummanaya Blow Hole, a natural rock formation with water gushing straight up. Admire the traditional stilt fishermen hauling their catch. Continue on to Yala, and participate in a safari in Yala National Park. Stay overnight at a Yala hotel. On your final day, take advantage of free time to explore at your leisure. At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll return to your hotel or Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.

$17.25 Transfers & Ground Transport

Colombo, Sri Lanka Airport (CMB) to Ramon Beach Resort, Ambalangoda

Once you land at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA / CMB), your friendly driver will meet you and drive you directly to your hotel, Ramon Beach Resort, Ambalangoda. Whether you’re traveling individually, with a partner or in a group, your ground transport needs will be covered by this private airport transfer service. Avoid the confusion of taxis or public transport and enjoy a hassle-free start to your vacation. Airport transfers have never been this easy. Travel in style and comfort with unparalleled safety in our luxurious cars and get to your destination in good time and great order. Your English-speaking chauffeur is always at your service.

$278 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Galle Tour from Colombo by Train

Day 01: Colombo - Galle (approx. 3.5 hrs) [D]Upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, your guide will pick you up. Hotel pickup in Colombo is also available. After pickup you will be transferred to the Colombo Fort Railway Station and take a train to Galle. Heading south from Colombo to the southern Capital of Galle is another scenic journey. The train follows the coastal line darting in and out of the thick pine jungle that is ubiquitous on the west coast of the island. The slow crawl out of Colombo is the perfect way to witness the locals' daily life in Sri Lankan.Galle, the epic Southern capital, is the intersection where classic Dutch architecture meets a tropical setting creating a vivid atmosphere in beauty. Its original ramparts and bastions preserved up to date showcase evidences of a heritage preserved for more than 3 centuries. However, its hallmark stands a reality where the Dutch fort remains a working community with its usual buzz of administrative offices, court complex, commercial buildings, churches and Southern folks frequenting its streets bracing the air of the Elysium of architecture. Visit the Ramparts, Renovated Galle Dutch Hospital, Fort Museum and Dutch Church. Enjoy a tour around the fort with your guide by tuk tuk. Dinner and overnight stay at Lady Hill Hotel, Galle.Day 02: Galle - Ambalangoda - Kosgoda - Colombo (approx. 2 hrs) [B]Leave Galle and visit a traditional mask factory in Ambalangoda and the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda en-route. The masks that are carved into perfection on solid wood and painted cobra hoods are common sites for a wanderer across the seaside suburb of Ambalangoda. Conversely, this is a masker's bliss. Walk into the gallery of folk dances and mask making - the Mask Museum - or simply take a look at a hut busy cutting, molding and painting masks. You might be able to tune into the mysteries that surround Ambalangodas' heritage of mask making, that acts as the backdrop of folk dances and rituals staged across the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka.Continue to Kosgoda to visit the Turtle Hatchery. Both locals and international volunteers battling it out for ''Sea Turtles' Sake'' is a common sight at Kosgoda. This vibrant tourist destination sitting calm along the Southern coast of Sri Lanka, apart from its traditional industries of fisheries and cinnamon cultivation, was later recognized by the Wildlife Protection Society.   A Sea Turtle Conservation Project operates on a formidable scale today. After the hatchery, you will return to Colombo and be dropped off at the airport or your hotel in Colombo.

$68 Day Trips & Excursions

Day excursion to Bentota With Ambalangoda Mask Museum From Colombo With Lunch

Explore the Bentota: countryside that takes you past green fields and a fishing village and gives you a chance to see both traditional and modern elements of life in the area. Visit a Buddhist temple, a cinnamon garden, your first leg would be to Madhu Ganga Boat ride.The Madu Ganga wetland with its estuary and mangrove islets makes up a coastal wet-land ecosystem. It is home to about 303 species of plants and 248 species of vertebrate animals. It is considered one of the last expanses of immaculate mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.The boat weaves through the dense mangrove forest and surrounding islets, and you can witness the varying species of Mangrove, about 10 of which are endemic to Sri Lanka. On your way, you will also be treated to a view of a wide variety of flora and fauna, such as monitor lizards and a number of beautiful birds. The Mangrove Forest is a vital part of the ecosystem, nourishing and sustaining the environment.The island citizens of these islets produce peeled cinnamon and cinnamon oil and you are sure to have the opportunity to experience this indigenous production.Visit Kothduwa temple:This is a Buddhist temple that is located on the island, known as the Kothduwa Raja Maha Viharaya. The island is within the Madu Ganga Estuary. Madu Ganga is an archipelago of fifteen different islands and includes a lagoon. It is believed that a Relic of Lord Buddha was once sheltered in the Kothduwa temple circa 340CE. Ariyapala Mask Museum (Ambalangoda)Mask making is a popular tradition in Sri Lanka. Many Sri Lankan mask artisans ply their trade along the Western, South Western and Southern coasts of the island. Of these, the Ambalangoda area on the South Western coast of Sri Lanka is renowned for its talented artisans. Ariyapala and Sons is an important landmark in the town of Ambalangoda that famed for its history and expertise mask carving and culture. And the best place to get your fill of mask lore is the Ambalangoda Mask Workshop and Museum is Sri Lanka. After Done Your Tour Our Chauffeur Will Drop off You in Your Hotel in Colombo.

$72 Day Trips & Excursions

Day excursion to Bentota With Ambalangoda Mask Museum From Negombo With Lunch

Tour Star 07.00 AM from Negombo and first visit to Bentota-Explore the Bentota: countryside that takes you past green fields and a fishing village and gives you a chance to see both traditional and modern elements of life in the area. Visit a Buddhist temple, a cinnamon garden, your first leg would be to Madhu Ganga Boat ride.The Madu Ganga wetland with its estuary and mangrove islets makes up a coastal wet-land ecosystem. It is home to about 303 species of plants and 248 species of vertebrate animals. It is considered one of the last expanses of immaculate mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.The boat weaves through the dense mangrove forest and surrounding islets, and you can witness the varying species of Mangrove, about 10 of which are endemic to Sri Lanka. On your way, you will also be treated to a view of a wide variety of flora and fauna, such as monitor lizards and a number of beautiful birds. The Mangrove Forest is a vital part of the ecosystem, nourishing and sustaining the environment.The island citizens of these islets produce peeled cinnamon and cinnamon oil and you are sure to have the opportunity to experience this indigenous production.Visit Kothduwa temple:This is a Buddhist temple that is located on the island, known as the Kothduwa Raja Maha Viharaya. The island is within the Madu Ganga Estuary. Madu Ganga is an archipelago of fifteen different islands and includes a lagoon. It is believed that a Relic of Lord Buddha was once sheltered in the Kothduwa temple circa 340CE. Ariyapala Mask Museum (Ambalangoda)Mask making is a popular tradition in Sri Lanka. Many Sri Lankan mask artisans ply their trade along the Western, South Western and Southern coasts of the island. Of these, the Ambalangoda area on the South Western coast of Sri Lanka is renowned for its talented artisans. Ariyapala and Sons is an important landmark in the town of Ambalangoda that famed for its history and expertise mask carving and culture. And the best place to get your fill of mask lore is the Ambalangoda Mask Workshop and Museum is Sri Lanka. After Done Your Tour Our Chauffeur Will Drop off You in Your Hotel in Negombo.

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Private day tour to Galle from Negombo

You will be picked up from your hotel in Negombo or Katunayake by our chauffeur guide at 06:30 a.m. and commence the day tour to Galle.Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation ProjectFirst you will be taken 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. Madu Ganga river flows  among marshlands which covered by mangrove forests. You will see mostly wild boars, monkeys and squirrels out of variety of animals available. As well as birds such as cormorants and kingfishers can be seen mostly among more than 100 species.Masks Museum at AmbalangodaAfter the boat safari visit the Mask Museum at Ambalangoda.This museum gives you better knowledge about Sri Lankan traditional masks and the meaning behind them.Tsunami MuseumYour next visit will be Tsunami photo museum at Hikkaduwa. There are photos and some memories of the Tsunami victim in 2004.Thereafter you will be directly transferred to Galle and stop at a local restaurant for Lunch. (Your expense)Galle Dutch fortAfter lunch 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 climb the front wall you can nicely see the Galle international Cricket stadium.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 with the intention of earn some money from the foreigners.Next you will be met the Lighthouse Located in southern end of the promontory. It was built in 1938 in order to get a full view of any ships entering Galle harbour.You can enjoy a Sri Lankan buffet lunch at a local restaurant which situated in Galle Fort (Your expense). After lunch you can visit various kind of shops which are available in Galle fort such as art and crafts, jewellery, antiques, clothes etc.Thereafter you will be met the Maritime Archaeology Museum, Dutch Reformed Church (which the history goes to 1640) and Galle National Museum.On completion of Gall tour transfer back to Negombo and you will be safely dropped at your hotel or at the place where you picked up.

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