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Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

4.9 / 5

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Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

From US$ 60 per person

Discover Sri Lanka’s Madu Ganga River Region on this boat safari tour. Visit a cinnamon garden. See stilt fishermen at work. Learn about local wildlife at a turtle hatchery, and explore the Galle Fort— a UNESCO heritage site.

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  • Experience The Madu River on a boat safari
  • Visit a local cinnamon garden
  • Learn about local wildlife at a Turtle Hatchery
  • Explore the Galle Fort and surrounding area
  • See stilt fishermen in action
Full description
After being picked up at your hotel, hop onboard your Madu Ganga Magrove boat safari and explore the Madu River. See the mangrove forests and marshlands that surround the river. Stop at a cinnamon garden, and try some of the area’s famous cinnamon. The Madu Ganga River region is home to some of the best quality cinnamon in the world as well as a flourishing cinnamon industry. Afterward, marvel at the fishermen who stoically sit atop large branches planted in the middle of the water waiting for their catch. Continue to a local Turtle Hatchery, where your guide will introduce you to the many local varieties of turtles. End your tour with a visit to the Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fort illustrates the unique interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries. After discovering the fort, you will be returned to your hotel in Colombo.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking chauffeur/guide
  • Water bottle
  • Entrance fees
  • Madu River Boat Safari ($20-$25)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets

Know before you go

  •  The Madu River Boat Ride is $25 for solo travelers and $20 for passengers traveling together (groups of 2-3 passengers)
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking takes place during this tour
  • The duration of transfers are approximately 8 hours, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • The Turtle Hatchery entrance fee is USD 7 and the Madu River Boat Safari is USD 50 (up to 3 people)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Long and enjoyable day. Budhiga was a nice guide and had answers to all of our questions. Galle is a beautiful city and worth the visit.

January 15, 2022

Driver was very nice

February 26, 2020

Versatile excursion and transport smoothly along the highway.

February 9, 2020

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