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  3. Day Trips

From Colombo: Full-Day Galle and Bentota Tour

Product ID: 90099
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Explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit a mask factory, and take a memorable boat ride on the Madu River.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

All hotels in Colombo, Negombo, Mount Lavinia, Wadduwa and Kalutara.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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!
 
Includes
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee to the sites not mentioned
  • Tips for guides or restaurants (tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult