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From Colombo: Galle and Bentota Full-Day All-Inclusive Tour

From Colombo: Galle and Bentota Full-Day All-Inclusive Tour

From US$ 135 per person

Explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit a mask factory, and take a memorable boat ride on the Madu River.

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  • Explore the Dutch Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take a boat trip on the Madu Ganga River
  • See newborn turtles and even be a part of the process of releasing them into the sea
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You'll be picked up from your hotel in Negombo, Colombo, or Mount Lavinia at 7:30 AM to drive to Galle and visit the Dutch fort. The fort is a historical, archaeological, and architectural heritage monument. Even after more than 400 years, it remains intact and well maintained thanks to the extensive reconstruction work done by Sri Lanka's archaeological department. Next, you'll visit Ambalangoda, known for its exquisite collection of native masks. Many generations of artisans have carved these beautiful artifacts. Afterwards, drive on to Balaptiva for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you'll take a boat trip on the Madu Ganga River. Discover the unspoiled beauty of the Madu Ganga estuary, a wetland ecosystem that opens to the Indian Ocean. Finally, you'll visit a turtle hatchery in Kosgoda before heading back to your hotel. Visitors can see the newborn turtles and even be a part of the process of releasing them into the sea!  
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Colombo, Negombo, or Mount Lavinia
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the turtle hatchery
  • Boat ride in Balapitiya
  • Lunch at Mangroves Restaurant
  • Entrance fee to the sites not mentioned
  • Tips for guides or restaurants (tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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