Explore the most historical place in of Sri Lanka "Galle" and a lot of more activities and brach times. Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century.
You would be picked-up from Colombo or Negombo hotel and transferred to Bentota. Enjoy Water Sports activities, river safari at the beautiful Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares are covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. [readmore] The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem; a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest.
Then it would be a transfer to Kosgoda and Visit a Turtle Hatchery to see various verities of Sea Turtles and possibly release a baby turtle to the sea. Have lunch at a recommended restaurant. Head to Meetiyagoda and visit Moonstone Mine and a workshop. The next stop is Hikkaduwa Beach. Relax on the beach and enjoy snorkeling!
Visit Galle Dutch fort in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onward and The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. The day will be finished with a Transfer back to Colombo or NegomboRead more
Hotel Pick-Up is available from most of the centrally located hotels in Colombo, Mount Lavinia and Negombo
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
The duration of transfers is approximate and depends on the time of day and traffic conditions
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo, the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District. Galle was known as Gimhathiththa (although Ibn Batuta in the 14th century refers to it as Qali) before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century when it was the main port on the island. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period.
Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The city was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. The Galle Fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.
Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip and it is worth to make the photo-session!