Galle and Surrounding Areas Day Tour from Colombo

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  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
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  • English
  • Private Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Enjoy a fun filled day of exploring Galle, the capital city of the Southern Province, and other surrounding areas!
  • See the Kalutara Bodhiya, a lovely and peaceful temple with a huge domed pagoda
  • Make your way to one of the country's most beautiful beaches, Beruwala Beach, with its deep blue waters
  • See rare birds and baby crocodiles as you go on a boat ride on the calm Balapitiya River
  • Visit the Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda and make a stop at the mask making factory in Ambalangoda
  • Witness the 300-year old Dutch Fort, light house, and other Dutch-style buildings in the old town area
Most Recent Review

  • 3 Nov 2018
    I had an awesome guide to bring me through the history of Sri Lanka and Galle in this historical site. Christopher also pointed out and explained sights and sightings along the way.

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  • Group of 4-7 (Per Person)

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    • Note: An additional supplement cost is to be paid for pick ups from Negombo

    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation by air conditioned mini van
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • Boat ride at Balapitiya with fish therapy
    • Visit to mask making factory, Cinnamon island
    • Breakfast and lunch
    • Bottled drinking water

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    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 50.00

    105.00

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    Package Details
    • Note: An additional supplement cost is to be paid for pick ups from Negombo

    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation by air conditioned mini van
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • Boat ride at Balapitiya with fish therapy
    • Visit to mask making factory, Cinnamon island
    • Breakfast and lunch
    • Bottled drinking water

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Group of 2-3 (Per Person)

    Package Details
    • Note: An additional supplement cost is to be paid for pick ups from Negombo

    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • Boat ride at Balapitiya with fish therapy
    • Visit to mask making factory, Cinnamon island
    • Breakfast and lunch
    • Bottled drinking water

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    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 80.00

    125.00

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    Package Details
    • Note: An additional supplement cost is to be paid for pick ups from Negombo

    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • Boat ride at Balapitiya with fish therapy
    • Visit to mask making factory, Cinnamon island
    • Breakfast and lunch
    • Bottled drinking water

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Solo Adult Traveler

    Package Details
    • Note: An additional supplement cost is to be paid for pick ups from Negombo

    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • Boat ride at Balapitiya with fish therapy
    • Visit to mask making factory, Cinnamon island
    • Breakfast and lunch
    • Bottled drinking water

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 125.00

    210.00

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    Package Details
    • Note: An additional supplement cost is to be paid for pick ups from Negombo

    Inclusive Of:

    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation by air conditioned car
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Insurance provided by operator
    • Entrance fees to Turtle Hatchery
    • Boat ride at Balapitiya with fish therapy
    • Visit to mask making factory, Cinnamon island
    • Breakfast and lunch
    • Bottled drinking water

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
What To Expect

Explore Galle, famous for its rich colonial heritage, and famous tpurist landmarks with this thrilling one day tour! Get picked up at your hotel in the morning, then head off to the your first stop of the day, Kalutara Bodhiya Buddhist Temple. Take in the impressive sight of the magnificent domed pagoda as you bask in the serenity of the surroundings, then depart for Beruwala Beach, one of Sri Lanka's most beautiful beaches. Here you'll take a quick break for some refreshments, before you take a relaxing boat ride on the Balaptiya River, surrounded by rare species of birds and cute baby corcodiles! Enjoy a quick fish therapy session and explore the nearby Cinnamon Island as your English-speaking guide tells you all about the local cultures and traditions. Proceed to Kosgoda to check out adorable baby turtles at the local turtle hatchery, then go an interesting tour of a mask making factory in Ambalangoda. Take a quick break for lunch at a local restaurant, where you'll get to savor a delicious meal, before you depart for Hikkaduwa Beach. Go swimming in the pristine blue waters of the ocean, or maybe try snorkeling (at your own expense) to check out the colorful fish beneath the surface! At Galle, explore the beautiful Dutch-style buildings that will give you a better insight to the area's history as you walk along the ramparts and the cobblestone pathways that crisscross their way within the fort. Once you're done exploring, you'll head back to Colombo and get dropped off back at your hotel.

south coast
Discover local industries such as fish farming and see every day life in Galle
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Take in the breathtaking views as you go on a boat ride on Balapitiya River and relax at Beruwala Beach
kosgoda sea turtle conservation
Visit a sea turtle hatchery and learn how Sri Lankans are doing their best to protect them
kosgoda sea turtle conservation
See adorable baby turtles that were hatched and raised by the locals themselves!
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See the charming Dutch-style buildings at Galle and learn about their history from your guide
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
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Package Options

Pick Up Schedule:

  • 5:00am hotel pick up from Negombo
  • 5:45am hotel pick up from within Colombo city limits

Vehicle Options:

  • Car (up to 3 people): Toyota Axio, Prius Hybrid, Premio/Honda Fit Shuttle or similar
  • Mini Van (4-7 people): Toyota KDH/Nissan Caravan or similar
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 5:00am to 5:45am hotel pick up (from your selected pick up location)
  • 7:30am arrive at the beautiful and majestic Kalutara Bodhiya Buddhist temple
  • 8:00am quick visit to one of Sri lanka's most beautiful beaches - Beruwala Beach, and relish some nice refreshments
  • 9:00am boat ride on Balapitiya River and enjoy fantastic views and see rare species of birds and baby crocodiles
  • Get off at the island for a short fish therapy session and a visit at the Cinnamon Island
  • 11:30am approx. proceed to Kosgoda to visit the Turtle hatchery and witness nature's magnificent creations. Head to Ambalangoda where you will be taken to an interesting tour of mask making factory
  • 1:00pm stop at a local restaurant for lunch
  • 2:00pm head to Hikkaduwa Beach, one of Sri Lanka's pristine beaches, and relax. Enjoy a quick swim or try snorkeling (at your own expense)
  • 4:00pm arrive at the city of Galle and explore the beautiful 300-year old Dutch fortress standing tall in the center of the city, as well as the other Dutch-style buildings in the old town
  • 6:00pm approx. head back towards the city of Colombo
  • 8:30pm approx. drop off at your respective hotels
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Children aged 0-3 can join the tour for free provided they do not occupy an additional seat
  • Child ticket: Age 4-11
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • The itinerary sequence may change depending on the pick up location
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Hotel Pick Up:

  • Once confirmed, the operator will be in contact with you to reconfirm the pick up time and itinerary
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick up point. Please be at the pick up location 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time
  • Please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays due to peak traffic time on certain routes
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (5) 4.8
  • Nattaporn 3 Nov 2018
    I had an awesome guide to bring me through the history of Sri Lanka and Galle in this historical site. Christopher also pointed out and explained sights and sightings along the way.
  • Kobus 3 Oct 2018
    Hi there, the trip was good. The driver arrived on time and took us all around Galle which was very interesting indeed.
  • dong 24 Jan 2018
    Our guide is a very responsible guide. He didn't just introduce the places we gonna visit, he also introduce places we passed during our journey.
  • dong 29 Jan 2018
    Activities are excellent guide each station is very serious and very friendly
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  • dong 29 Jan 2018
    Activities arranged properly, the estimated time is accurate, tour guide friendly, helpful, I really like this trip ~
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