Galle Fort, Madu River, Stilt fishermen and Turtle Hatchery Day Tour to Galle


Galle, 119km from Colombo, is a major city situated at the tip of the South Western coast of Sri Lanka. Being a coastal area, it is quite hot and humid but has an abundance of beautiful beaches in every town that you pass while travelling from Colombo to Galle. The Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese, fortified later by the Dutch and is well preserved till today. In addition to the Portuguese and Dutch remains, you will also find many British mansions left behind. As for beaches, the Unawatuna Bay probably tops it all and is safe for snorkelling and swimming because a reef protects it. There you have it, a day tour of the city of Galle in a nutshell. In case there is a delay in your departure, try using the Southern Expressway, a recently built highway that can take you to Galle in half the time.

  • Pick up from Colombo hotel and transfer to Balapitiya (Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes drive)
  • Madu Ganga wetland boat ride
  • Transfer to Galle (approximately1 hour drive)
  • Visit a Turtle Hatchery
  • Lunch at a recommended restaurant
  • visit Stilt Fishermen
  • Visit Galle fish market
  • Visit galle dutch fort
  • Transfer to Colombo

What's included

  • Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle

  • English speaking chauffeur guide during the day trip.

  • All parking and highway charges

  • All taxes

What's not included

  • Entry fees for the mentioned attractions and activities

  • Specialist guide's fee

  • Meals and refreshments

  • Expenses of a personal nature.

Places you will visit

Madu Ganga Boat Ride

Turtle Hatchery

Galle Fort

Stilt Fishermen