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DAY TOUR TO GALLE

  • DAY TOUR
Galle, formerly Point de Galle, port and city, Sri Lanka, situated on a large harbour on the island’s southern coast. Galle dates from the 13th century, possibly much earlier, but it became the island’s chief port during the period of Portuguese rule (1507–c. 1640). Under Dutch rule it was the island capital until 1656, when Colombo replaced it. The rise of Colombo’s port in the second half of the 19th century led to Galle’s decline, but congestion at Colombo has caused some shipping to be diverted to Galle. The city, 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Colombo, has good road and rail connections. A cement factory is in operation there. The historic section of the city, containing a fort and other colonial-era buildings, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988.
  • DAY TOUR TO GALLE ITINERARY
HIGHLIGHTS : Galle Dutch Fort, Maritime Archaeology Museum, Galle National Museum, Kosgoda Sea Turtle, Madu Ganga River Safari, Mask Museum

You will be starting your tour at 6:00 am from your hotel in Colombo or Airport. First Visit Galle Dutch fort After 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.

After 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.
Next 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.
MEETING & STARTING POINT
  • Colombo City or Any Hotels in Colombo
  • Bandaranaike International Airport
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English Speaking Driver/guide
  • Water Bottles for every day
  • Transport by Air-Conditioned Private Vehicle

Exclusions

  • Entrance Tickets
  • Lunch & Meals
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Gratuities

Customize This Tour

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