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

Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

Product ID: 192642
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.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Madu River Boat Safari ($20-$25)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
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

5 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Our guide Jeev was amazing. I actually enjoyed interacting with the guide more than the excursions. As far as the excursions we enjoyed the boat tour. It was informative and interesting. We also enjoyed the restaurant that the guide chose to eat lunch. Mama Coral Reef.

December 28, 2019

Nice places on this tour.

November 11, 2019

What a wonderful experience!

September 1, 2019

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