Private Day Tour to Galle Private Day Tour to Galle

DURATION

DURATION

1 Day

STARTS ENDS

Starts/Ends

Negombo / Colombo
LIVE GUIDE

Live Guide

English Specking Guide

TRANSPORT

Luxury Vehicle
TOUR TYPE

Tour Type

Private
OVERVIEW

Overview

Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and the district capital of Galle District. Galle was known as Gimhathiththa (although Ibn Batuta in the 14th century refers to it as Qali before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, when it was the main port on the island. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period. The major river in the area is the Gin River (Gin Ganga), which starts from Gongala Kanda and, passing villages such as Neluwa, Nagoda, Baddegama, Thelikada, and Wakwella, reaches the sea at Ginthota. The river is bridged at Wakwella by the Wakwella Bridge.

Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the city’s natural harbor, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla the historic luxury hotel.

HIGHLIGHTS

Tour Highlights

  • Kosgoda Sea Turtle Hatchery
  • Maadu River Boat Ride
  • Batik Factory
  • Hand Made Lace (Beeralu)
  • Traditional Mask Factory
  • Dutch Galle Fort
  • Stilt Fishermen
Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery

Meet your guide at your Colombo or Negombo hotel at 7 am for a 12-hour day tour of Galle, Sri Lanka. Begin at the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, home to seven species of marine turtles and other wild sea life.

Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery
Madu River Boat Ride

The boat ride at Maadu River is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem. Protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest.

Madu River Boat Ride
Ambalangoda

On the way to Galle, Mask Factory in Ambalangoda, Batik Factory and for Hand Made Lace (Beeralu).

Ambalangoda
Galle Fort

After you will take to Galle Fort, a Portuguese-built and Dutch-fortified 16th-century fort with a complex history. Learn how the city’s strategic location made it a hub for sea trade and a landing point for the island’s colonial rulers. Continue to Weligama and gaze at the stilt fisherman hauling their catch in the middle of the clear blue water. At the conclusion of the tour, you will return to Colombo.

Galle Fort
INCLUSIONS

Inclusions

  • Transportation by A/C vehicle
  • Pick up to drop off at airport/hotel
  • English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All the entrance tickets at the mentioned sites
  • Portage & service charge
EXCLUSIONS

Exclusions

  • Lunch throughout the tour
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Telephone calls, laundry, beverages etc.
Notes on our prices

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
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