Galle
Day Tour

Locations Covered

Perched on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka is the beautiful city of Galle. Windswept beaches and nodding coconut trees surround this colonial-era showpiece and, in the heart of it is a Portuguese rock fort built in the 16th century, equipped with houses, quirky shops, whitewashed mansions and heritage museums.

Departing location: The tour can be either started off from Colombo or the South Coast.

Key Attraction Sites

Galle Fort
Undoubtedly it is the crown jewel of Galle. This fortress has a lot to see.Some of the old beautiful buildings have been converted into trendy shops, cafes, and restaurants. UNESCO named Galle Fort as a World Heritagesite which enabled it to preserveits beauty,allowing the whole world to enjoy it.

Madhu River
The route takes you through a 200 year old temple while you watch the locals engage in cultivating along the river bank. Madu River boat ride allows its viewers to witness the rich bio diversity from a different perspective and it’s guaranteed to bring in some joy to your trip.

Turtle Hatchery
With some of these adorable turtles been categorized as endangered species few organizations and locals have taken measures to conserve them while educating the people. You can see and pet some of the diverse, charming turtles by visiting a turtle hatchery in and around Galle.

Unawatuna Beach
Unawatuna beach is popular with both foreign and local visitors for its blue sea water, the splendid coral reef for snorkelling as well as forbeing a hotspot for spotting whale sharks in Sri Lanka. This beach which is shaped like a banana has drawn the attention of foreigners for a very long time and is renowned all over the world.

Weligama Stilt Fisherman
Stilt fishing is a method of fishing unique to this tiny island of Sri Lanka.The fishermen sit on a cross bar called “petta” that is attached to a vertical pole planted into the seabed a few meters away from the beach. Although the practice seems primitive and ancient, stilt fishing is iconic to Sri Lanka being a top pick sight to be included in postcards and other souvenirs.

    Tour Exclusions
    • Anything that is not mentioned above
    Tour Inclusions
    • Transport to Galle from Colombo / South Coast and back
    • Galle city tour
    • Lunch on tour
    • Entrance fees to: Madhu River Boat Ride / Turtle Hatchery