1. Sri Lanka
  2. Southern Province, Sri Lanka
  3. Galle
  4. Galle Fort

From Bentota: Private Galle Day Trip with River Safari

Product ID: 245762
Explore the colonial Fort & City of Galle including a visit to a turtle conservation project and a riverboat safari. See the infamous stilt fishermen and visit local attractions including herbal garden on this day trip from Bentota.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

The local partner will pick you up from your accommodation in Bentota.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort
  • See rare birds, crocodiles, and native animals during a river safari through mangroves
  • Learn about the devastating impact of the natural disaster of 2004 at the Tsunami Museum
  • Allow your personal local guide to show you the wonderful city of Galle and its surrounding area
  • Watch the unique stilt fishermen at work
Full description
Start your day with morning hotel pickup at 8 AM and take a short drive to the Turtle Conservation Project. Find out about their work, then venture into the mangrove forest to discover native wildlife. Enjoy a riverboat safari, and keep your eye out for rare birds, crocodiles, and many other animals.

After your river excursion, pay a visit to the Tsunami Museum where you can learn about the impact of the devastating natural disaster that destroyed the local villages in 2004. Continue to a herbal garden, a wood carving center and gallery, and a moonstone gem mining center.

Next, make your way to the famous Dutch Fort of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by the Portuguese in 1588 and further fortified by the Dutch in the years after. Finish the day with stilt fishing, a method of fishing unique to Sri Lanka. Witness this incredible skill in person before it dies off. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your accommodation in Bentota.
  • Comfortable transportation
  • English-speaking driver-guide(s)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All excursion charges and entry tickets
  • Mineral water
  • Lunch
  • Local and government taxes
  • Vehicle and passenger insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks (except those mentioned in the inclusions)
  • Gratuities