Private Day Trip to Galle from Colombo

10 hr

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Discover maritime magic on this 10-hour private day trip to Galle, from Colombo. Get an unforgettable insight into local life, and sample delicious foods (at your own expense). Visit renowned attractions such as Rumassala, Jungle beach, Galle Fort, and the Turtle Hatchery.
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Itinerary Details

Your English speaking chauffeur and guide will pick you up from your Colombo hotel in the morning in an air-conditioned private sedan. Settle in for the 1 to 2 hour trip (depending on traffic) to Galle via the expressway. Upon arriving in Unawatuna, visit Rumassala, a large hill that forms the eastern barrier to Galle harbor. Local lore associates this hill with the events of Ramayana, one of the great Hindu epics.

Explore the tucked-away Jungle Beach. Its easy access to the water and sheltered bay makes it ideal for snorkeling. Next, head to Habaraduwa to visit the Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, a nonprofit dedicated to helping sea turtles survive into the next generation. The center was founded in 1986, and has since released more than 500,000 sea turtles into the ocean. Stop for lunch, at your own expense. Then visit the local market, and watch fishermen launch fishing...
Your English speaking chauffeur and guide will pick you up from your Colombo hotel in the morning in an air-conditioned private sedan. Settle in for the 1 to 2 hour trip (depending on traffic) to Galle via the expressway. Upon arriving in Unawatuna, visit Rumassala, a large hill that forms the eastern barrier to Galle harbor. Local lore associates this hill with the events of Ramayana, one of the great Hindu epics.

Explore the tucked-away Jungle Beach. Its easy access to the water and sheltered bay makes it ideal for snorkeling. Next, head to Habaraduwa to visit the Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, a nonprofit dedicated to helping sea turtles survive into the next generation. The center was founded in 1986, and has since released more than 500,000 sea turtles into the ocean. Stop for lunch, at your own expense. Then visit the local market, and watch fishermen launch fishing nets from small boats less than 1,640 feet (500 meters) from the beach. Once deployed, the fisherman on shore pull in the nets with long ropes. Fish are sold immediately on the same beach.

In the afternoon, visit Galle Fort, the Galle National Museum, and the Maritime Museum. Stop by the Groote Kerk 3 (Great Church), the oldest Protestant place of worship in Sri Lanka, built in 1755. You can also explore the Galle Lighthouse, an offshore lighthouse operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Port Authority. Finally, stroll the streets of Galle, admiring its architecture and sampling its many cafés. Watch cliff-divers jump off the ramparts into the sea. End your day with a hotel drop-off in Colombo.

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional chauffeur guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
Not Included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Your hotel in Colombo, Kalutara, or Bentota
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Optional excursions and additional services can be arranged at an additional price.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A maximum of 5 people per booking
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.