Southern Sri Lanka- Galle Day Excursion : Turtles , Madu River, Galle Fort
Explore a colonial Galle world Heritage Site and enhance some unique experience & memories with enjoying some extra unique activities such as Turtle Hatchery, Madu River Safari, Mask Museum etc., is this most identical and famous tour for that. Galle Day Trip is one of the most popular outdoor activates for the travelers in Sri Lanka.
This tour covers the best part of Sri Lanka’s South Coast. You'll visit Galle, rich in colonial heritage, and explore the iconic Dutch Fort that encloses the city. You can walk along the ramparts and the cobblestone pathways that crisscross through the fort. Visit Sea Turtle Hatchery, experience a memorable boat ride at Madu River and Ambalangoda Mask Factory before visiting Galle Fort.
per adult from
10 to 12 hours
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Fuel Charges
- Vehicle Passenger Insurance
- Two 500 ml Bottled water per person
- Entrance tickets to Sea Turtle Hatchery, Kosgoda
- Entrance tickets to Madu River safari by boat
- Entry/Admission - Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
- Entry/Admission - Madu River
What's excluded :
- Lunch - Lunch, Food and drinks, unless specified
- Entrance /Admission fees to the Marine Museum and National Museum within the Galle Fort
- Any video / still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit (if Applicable)
- Tips to guides, restaurants etc.
- Personal expenses
- Entry/Admission - Galle Fort
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, 13A Galle Road, Kosgoda 80570 Sri Lanka
Stopt at : Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1998 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. Since then it has released about 3.5 million baby turtles into the sea.
The hatchery pays fishermen for eggs that they collect at night along the long sandy beach. Although October to April is the main laying season, some eggs (mostly green turtles) can be found at Kosgoda throughout the year.
The hatchery buries the eggs in sand, and when they hatch around 50 days later the baby turtles are released into the sea at night. Only about one in 1,000 turtles survives to maturity. Kosgoda turtle hatchery also has tanks for injured or disabled turtles, including albino turtles that would not survive in the sea.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Madu River, Nilwala River Safari, Bridge View, Custom Road, Balapitiya , Sri Lanka 941906362 Call And Contact, Balapitiya 80550 Sri Lanka
Stopt at : Madu River safari, Balapitiya
Madu River is situated in Balapitiya and It opens to the Indian Ocean Madu lagoon is a very wide and a beautiful lagoon in Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone of Sri Lanka with a high bio-diversity. Madu River has been proclaimed a Ramsa wetland in the world in 2004.
The bio-diversity of the Madu River is of monumental signification when considering the wide ranges of aquatic and avian life as well as wetland dwelling amphibians, reptiles, mammals that inhabit the environs of this natural treasure. A total of 11 species of agnatic mollusks and 14 land dwelling mollusks are found in this system. 70 species of fish, 31 types of reptiles, and 50 kinds of butterflies are just some of colorful array of wildlife that inhabits this abundantly bustling eco-system.
Many species of birds have been identified in the mangrove formed environs, spread of close to 61 hectares of the river.
Apart from the bountifully wondrous ecological treasures to be sighted, the river safari will also appeal on a level of historical and cultural experiences with visit to the numerous islets and atolls that are scattered along with the river. Around 25 such landmasses reported found in Madu river with some of these islets are home to local communities who have traditionally inhabited the lands as it populaces’ of witch some are engaged in the lucrative vocation of cinnamon peeling. The islet known as ‘Koth duwa’ is home to an ancient Buddhist temple.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Stop At: Ariyapala Mask Museum, 426 Main Street, Ambalangoda 80300 Sri Lanka
Stop at : Ariyapala Mask Museum, Ambalangoda
Traditional masks have played an important role in Sri Lankan culture and folklore for centuries. Used for both theatrical performances and rituals, these masks are carefully handcrafted by skilled craftsmen who have learnt the art from their forefathers. The Ariyapala Mask Museum in Ambalangoda is an excellent way of learning and understanding mask making that is unique to Sri Lanka. The museum has a workshop and library which is specifically designed to introduce the richness of the mask tradition of Ambalangoda.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa, Galle District, Southern Province
Stop for Lunch at Mama’s Restaurant, Hikkaduwa – Own arrangement
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
Stop at Galle Fort : Galle- said to be the famous Tarshish of the Bible where King Solomon obtained gems and spices, this ‘living’ UNESCO World Heritage Site is the port where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka in 1505. Captured and fortified by Dutch who ruled maritime Sri Lanka in the 17th and 18th centuries, the city still remains the air of Old Holland.
The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", said to be the famous Tarshish of the Bible where King Solomon obtained gems and spices, this site is the port where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka in 1505. Within the well-preserved 90 acre fort and majority of the ramparts built in 1663 are old Dutch churches and monuments with armorial bearings, an imposing crested and monogrammed gateway dated 1669, many well preserved old Dutch houses and narrow alleys still bearing Dutch names.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :1: Negombo, Sri Lanka
2: Colombo, Sri Lanka
3: Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
4: Kalutara, Sri Lanka
5: Bentota, Sri Lanka
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 5/6/2020 - 7/31/2021
Monday - Sunday: 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- •A valid travel insurance with health and hospitalization coverage for the entire stay. • Should undergo a PCR test on arrival. •A repeat PCR test to be conducted 5-7 days after the arrival •For tourists staying > 10 days, another PCR test will be carried out between 10-12 days www.sltda.gov.lk
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.