Private tour

From Galle: Private Day Trip to Turtle Hatchery & Madu Ganga

Activity provider: Lakpura LLC

From Galle: Private Day Trip to Turtle Hatchery & Madu Ganga

Activity provider: Lakpura LLC

From US$ 68 per person

Experience the natural biodiversity of Sri Lanka on a private day trip from Galle. Visit Lunuganga Geoffrey Bawa's Country Estate, a turtle hatchery, Balapitya, and take a boat tour on the Madu Ganga.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Galle.
Private group


  • Observe conserved baby turtles taking their first swim at a local hatchery
  • Learn about the rich history of Lunuganga Geoffrey Bawa's Country Estate
  • Keep an eye out for exotic wildlife in its natural habitat on the Madu Ganga
  • Ride on Madu Ganga on a boat tour to reach the mangrove forests of Balapitya
  • Stop at a peaceful Buddhist monastery on the river's edge in Balapitya
Full description

Enjoy a private educational day trip from Galle to learn about Sri Lanka's biodiversity. See Lunuganga Geoffrey Bawa's Country Estate and get up close to baby turtles in a hatchery, before feeling the thrill of a boat tour along the Madu Ganga. Discover the mangrove forests of Balapitya and relax with a foot massage from fish at a river hut.

Get picked up from your hotel in Galle and travel through picturesque scenery to reach Lunuganga Geoffrey Bawa's Country Estate. Take a tour around the beautifully designed gardens and learn about the history of the site.

Travel on to a turtle hatchery to observe the process of conservation first hand. Watch baby turtles growing up in care pools and see all kinds of different fully-grown species.

Immerse yourself in Sri Lanka's river network on a boat tour down the Madu Ganga to the small coastal town of Balapitya. Explore the dense mangrove forests that grow upon the banks and visit a local Buddhist monastery on a nearby island.

Finish your trip at a hut in the middle of the river to have your feet massaged by a shoal of fish.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • 1 Liter of water
  • Food and drink
  • Entry tickets for Lunuganga Geoffrey Bawa's Country Estate, the turtle hatchery, and the boat tour
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Product ID: 254397