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Galle Day Trip

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Duration

01 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

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Overview

Galle Day Trip

Your day trip to Galle Day Trip starts with a visit to Turtle Hatchery. Sri Lanka is home to many different wildlife creatures including sea- life and of the seven species of marine turtles in the world; five of them make their way to Sri Lanka to nest throughout the year. The five species of marine turtle nesting in Sri Lanka include the Green Turtle, the Leatherback, and the Hawksbill, the Loggerhead, and Olive Ridley.

After a morning full of love and wonder for Mother Nature, let us now head down to Hikkaduwa National Marine Park where you can experience another beauty of Mother Nature in the form of corals.

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Itinerary

Galle Day Tour - All Included
Galle Day Tour - All Included

Experience the colorful colonial city of Galle on this 12-hour day tour. Depart from Colombo or Negombo with a guide and Turtle Hatchery, Bentota Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum, and the stilt fishermen. Explore Galle Fort and learn more about its tumultuous history as a hub for trade. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Turtle Hatchery
Turtle Hatchery

Turtle Hatchery - Your day trip to Galle starts with a visit to Turtle Hatchery. Sri Lanka is home to many different wildlife creatures including sea- life and of the seven species of marine turtles in the world; five of them make their way to Sri Lanka to nest throughout the year. The five species of marine turtle nesting in Sri Lanka include the Green Turtle, the Leatherback, and the Hawksbill, the Loggerhead, and Olive Ridley.

Established to protect turtles that nest in the Sri Lankan beaches from extinction, the marine turtle hatcheries are operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka and rely on volunteers to help with their conservation project. You can help release the turtles back into the sea and find out how we can help these endangered species live a little while longer.

Galle Fort
Galle Fort

Galle Dutch Fort - After learning about the sheer determination of the people through the art displayed at the Tsunami Photo Museum, let us now head down to the Galle Dutch Fort. With a tumultuous history dating back to several centuries, the city’s strategic location made it a hub for trade by sea and subsequently a landing point for the island’s colonial rulers. A fort was built to ensure protection and preservation of the city of the Portuguese in the early 16th Century and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Originally the fort was an earthen structure with palisades, a rampart, and three bastions, and a moat surrounding it. Under the control of the Dutch, they built impregnable fortifications with coral and granite stones and the Fort resembled a small laid out walled town with a rectangular grid pattern of streets full of low houses with gables and verandas

Stilt fishermen in Weligama
Stilt fishermen in Weligama

Complete your Galle day tour with a visit to see the amazing Stilt Fishermen in Weligama. The fishermen sit on a crossbar tied to a vertical pole which is planted in the coral reef and the stilt with one hand while seated and carry out rod and line fishing with the other hand. The practice of stilt fishing started about 50 years after the end of the Second World War when fishermen found that fishing off the rocks that protrude over the sea was not enough to catch fish in large numbers, so they started planting discarded metal pipes into the reef and using them to lean against and fish. Over time the fishermen discovered that timber worked just as well as developed the poles into the more modern-day versions that we see today. It is a unique sight to behold and one that should not be missed as we watch and marvel at Man's dexterity to overcome any hurdle.

Included/Excluded

  • Experience English speaking Chauffeur with A/C Comfortable new Vehicle
  • Entrance Tickets mentioned the Itinerary
  • Lunch in a beach seafood restaurant in Hikkaduwa.
  • Drinking water
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and Donations

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Ruth I

09/06/2021

Exploring Galle!

What an amazing day exploring Galle and the surrounding area! The tour was the perfect mix of culture, relaxation and wildlife! Dashan (my guide) couldn’t have been more accommodating, incredibly informative and a safe driver! Definitely would recommend this trip if you have a day spare when staying in Colombo!
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Emily W

09/06/2021

Wonderful Day

My Husband and I did the Galle Full day tour and it was fantastic. You get to do and see a lot! Our guide and driver was Deshan and he was fantastic! Very accommodating and knowledgeable. We really liked that it was just us and not a huge tour of people. It was also nice to have the flexibility to stay longer or shorter at some of the sites. I would recommend bringing smaller bills to tip at some of the locations. Also bring a swimsuit and towel if you want to go in the water. We did not but wish we did. Thank you Deshan for a wonderful day!
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