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Private Full-Day Excursion to Galle & South Coast

by Beyond Escapes Private Limited
per traveller Price is £57
*Pricing based on group of 6 travellers
Duration: {0} Duration: 10h Free cancellation Free cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

Monumental Galle Fort rising above the glimmering sea

Lovely Dutch-influenced architecture & colonial buildings

Educational visit to traditional mask factory in Ambalangoda

Chance to meet a baby turtle at an eco-friendly hatchery

Scenic boat ride & breath-taking views of Madu Ganga River

Highlights

Monumental Galle Fort rising above the glimmering sea

Lovely Dutch-influenced architecture & colonial buildings

Educational visit to traditional mask factory in Ambalangoda

Chance to meet a baby turtle at an eco-friendly hatchery

Scenic boat ride & breath-taking views of Madu Ganga River

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7:30 AM, Tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 10h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is £144.32, taxes included

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Private Full-Day Excursion to Galle & South Coast

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

Galle

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Colombo

  • Hotel Pickup

    Negombo

  • Hotel Pick-up

    Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

  • Hotel Pick-up

    Wadduwa

  • Hotel Pick-up

    Kalutara


Description

Your guide picks you up and whisks you down the coast to Galle Fort, which stands tall above the shimmering sea. Learn how the fort was built by the Portuguese, conquered by the Dutch, and eventually reconstructed by the Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. Stroll past the remnants of colonial rule and take note of how the area has been transformed into a symbol of Sri Lanka's complex architectural history.

After Galle, you stop in the town of Ambalangoda at a mask factory that specialises in creating traditional face coverings. As you watch craftspeople carve and dye these marvellous masks, learn all about the special role they have played in local culture for centuries. Enjoy a delectable meal at the seaside Gangabada Asiriya Restaurant.

Following lunch, your guide takes you to the Madu Ganga River, a complex wetland that features mangrove islets and more than 240 species of animals. Continue the ecological theme with a tour of a turtle hatchery in Kosgoda. Here, they care for nearly extinct turtles and release them into the wild once they are ready. Meet some baby turtles, and if you're lucky, take part in the process of sending them back into the sea where they belong. Complete your action-packed day with a leisurely ride back up the coast.


Inclusions

  • Private guided tour of Sri Lanka's southern region

  • Admission fees

  • Boat ride

  • Lunch and bottled water

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Colombo, Negombo, or Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • All current taxes


Exclusions

  • Meals not listed as inclusions

  • Expenses of personal nature

  • Tip


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 years 11 months and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness.

  • If you are pregnant, you may not take part.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Maximum group size is 08 people.

  • In order to redeem your voucher, you must present a valid passport or photo ID that matches the contact name you used when booking. If you do not present a valid form of identification, you will not receive admission and you will not be issued a refund.

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most centrally located Colombo, Negombo, and Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


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