Galle Day Trip

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Galle Day Trip: Explore the Historic Heart of Sri Lanka's Coastline

For those looking to explore the rich history and culture of Sri Lanka’s stunning coastline, a Galle Day Trip is a must. This historic city is located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka and is known for its stunning architecture, charming streets, and rich cultural heritage.
The day trip begins with a visit to the Galle Fort, a stunning 17th-century fort that is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visitors can explore the fort’s fortifications, admire the stunning views from its ramparts, and visit its many museums and galleries.Next, visitors can take a stroll through the charming streets of Galle, where they can see local craftsmen at work, sample delicious street food, and visit some of the city’s many shops and boutiques. Visitors can also take a tour of Galle’s famous Dutch Hospital, which is now a popular shopping and dining complex.
For those interested in the local culture and history, a visit to the Galle National Museum is a must. This fascinating museum is filled with exhibits and artifacts that tell the story of Galle and its place in Sri Lankan history.
With its rich history, charming streets, and vibrant culture, a Galle Day Trip is the perfect way to explore the heart of Sri Lanka’s stunning coastline. Book your tour today and get ready to discover the rich and varied landscapes of Galle!
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Bulk discount adult
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102-03 Pax0203 $65.00
204-07 Pax0407 $80.00
308-15 Pax0815 $90.00

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.

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.

Galle Fort
Galle Fort

Galle Fort, located in the southwestern coastal city of Galle, Sri Lanka, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination. The fort is a well-preserved example of a Dutch colonial fortification, and its history dates back to the 16th century.

The fort was originally built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, but it was later occupied by the Dutch in the 17th century and underwent significant expansion and fortification. Today, the fort's walls, gates, and ramparts provide a glimpse into the past and a testament to the skills of the early European settlers in Sri Lanka.

Visitors to Galle Fort can explore the historic streets and buildings within the fort walls, including the impressive Dutch Reformed Church and the Maritime Museum. The fort is also home to a number of art galleries, cafes, and shops, making it a great place to spend a day exploring.

In addition to its historical significance, Galle Fort is also known for its stunning views of the Indian Ocean and its beautiful sunsets. Visitors can walk along the ramparts and enjoy the sea breeze and panoramic views, or take a boat tour to see the fort from the water.

Galle Fort is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Sri Lanka's history, colonial architecture, and coastal scenery. Whether you're a history buff, a photography enthusiast, or just looking for a unique cultural experience, Galle Fort is a destination not to be missed.

Turtle Hatchery
Turtle Hatchery

The Turtle Hatchery is a conservation center dedicated to the protection and preservation of sea turtles in Sri Lanka. Located along the southern coast of the island, the hatchery provides a safe and nurturing environment for sea turtle eggs, helping to ensure the survival of these endangered species.

Sea turtles lay their eggs on the sandy beaches of Sri Lanka's coast, but the eggs are often at risk from natural predators, beach erosion, and human disturbance. The Turtle Hatchery provides a secure location for the eggs to incubate and hatch, and the hatchlings are then released back into the ocean to increase their chances of survival.

Visitors to the Turtle Hatchery can observe the incubation process and learn about the various species of sea turtles found in Sri Lanka, including the Olive Ridley, Leatherback, and Green Sea Turtle. The hatchery also offers educational programs and interactive displays, making it a great destination for families and nature lovers.

In addition to its conservation efforts, the Turtle Hatchery also supports local communities by providing jobs and promoting sustainable tourism. Visitors can support the hatchery's efforts by making a donation or purchasing turtle-related souvenirs.

If you're looking for a unique and meaningful experience while in Sri Lanka, the Turtle Hatchery is a must-visit destination. Its commitment to conservation and education, combined with its beautiful coastal setting, make it a special place to visit and support.

  • 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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What is included in the Galle Day Tour with Seafood Lunch and All-Inclusive Tour?
The Galle Day Tour with Seafood Lunch and All-Inclusive Tour typically includes round-trip transportation, a guided tour of the Galle Fort, a seafood lunch, and all entrance fees and other costs related to the tour.
How long is the Galle Day Tour?
The Galle Day Tour typically lasts for 10-12 hours.
What type of seafood lunch is included in the tour?
The seafood lunch included in the Galle Day Tour typically features fresh, locally-caught seafood dishes, such as grilled fish, crab curry, and prawns. Vegetarian options may also be available.
Is the tour suitable for families with children?
Yes, the Galle Day Tour is suitable for families with children. However, it is recommended to check with the tour operator for any age restrictions or other requirements before booking.
Are there any physical activity requirements for the tour?
The tour involves some walking, including climbing stairs and walking along uneven surfaces. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and to bring a hat and sunscreen. Visitors with mobility difficulties may need to arrange for alternative transportation to fully participate in the tour.


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