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Galle: Madu River and Galle Fort Guided Tour with Boat Trip

Activity provider: Seerendipity tours

Galle: Madu River and Galle Fort Guided Tour with Boat Trip

Activity provider: Seerendipity tours

From US$ 85 per person

Discover the wonders of Southern Sri Lanka on this guided trip to Galle Fort and the Madu River, a Ramsar wetland. Explore Galle on foot and relax on a cruise amongst lush greenery and wildlife.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Hindi, English
Private group


  • Take in the fresh air and lush green scenery during a Madu River boat trip
  • Blend into local life while strolling along the cobbled streets of Galle
  • Marvel at Galle’s centuries-old medieval houses, shops, temples, and churches
  • Enjoy the perfect getaway on the beaches of Bentota, Hikkaduwa, and Galle
  • Discover rare and endangered flora and fauna while in a mangrove forest
Full description

Join this guided trip that combines a visit to Galle Fort, the UNESCO-listed ancient medieval capital of Southern Sri Lanka, with a riverboat trip on the Ramsar wetland of Madu, where you can immerse yourself in a mangrove forest, animals, and birds.

After hotel pickup, your vehicle makes the journey southward along the spellbinding west coast beaches to Balapitiya and Galle. The old capital of southern Sri Lanka, built by the Portuguese in 1505, is the most popular tourist attraction in Southern Sri Lanka.

Galle attracts thousands of travelers, food lovers, beach lovers, and shoppers every day. The Galle Fort is the best-preserved colonial fort in Asia. This ancient site is full of well-preserved houses, palaces, hotels, shops, restaurants, museums, and other constructions.

On arrival, set out on foot with your guide who will lead you around the rampart and along the twisting narrow cobble streets laid out by ancient constructors. Marvel at an ancient church built more than 250 years ago.

On the return journey, hop on a boat in the Mad River estuary, which is a Ramsar wetland comprised of 64 islands. The extent of the Madu River wetland is 915 hectares, and it harbors multi-varied bio-diverse eco-systems. 

  • All entry fees
  • Madu River boat trip
  • Galle Fort walking tour (optional)
  • Local guide
  • Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • The Galle Fort walking tour lasts about 30 minutes, however, it is an optional activity

Product ID: 410586