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Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo provided by Lakpura LLC

Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo

Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
(SKU: LK60010300) Experience the magnificent southern coast of Sri Lanka with its beautiful coconut palm-fringed beaches and picturesque views. On this full-day private tour, take a river safari on the Madu Ganga. Take the option to explore the Hikkaduwa coral reefs (own expense) before visiting historical Galle. Stroll through the Dutch-built Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16052P38
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of an English Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off.
  • 1 Boat Safari in Madu River.
  • 1-Liter water bottle per person per day.
  • Entry/Admission - Madu Ganga Biodiversity Area
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Fees for the optional scuba diving, snorkelling or surfing
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entry/Admission - Galle Fort
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your Hotel in Colombo.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Hats and comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of an English Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off.
  • 1 Boat Safari in Madu River.
  • 1-Liter water bottle per person per day.
  • Entry/Admission - Madu Ganga Biodiversity Area
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Fees for the optional scuba diving, snorkelling or surfing
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entry/Admission - Galle Fort
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your Hotel in Colombo.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Hats and comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Madu Ganga Biodiversity Area
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Galle Fort
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Hikkaduwa Beach
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Ali
1 contribution
I did a solo day trip to Galle with my guide Rajitha. It was a great experience and well organized. Thanks!
Written 22 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
J19189 Thank you so much for taking your time to share an insightful review of your safari experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. Hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
Written 7 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JChurch83
Leamington Spa, UK28 contributions
Eranga picked us up on time, we had changed the time of our pick up, so that we could leave at 8am but he had not got the message so arrived at 7am for our trip to Galle and waited patiently for us to come out of our hotel.

We went to a turtle hatchery at Kosgoda and met Margaret and Angela the turtles. It was quite interesting learning about the turtles, a couple were in very shallow water as their deformities meant they would struggle to swim to the surface for air. We made a donation for this as the guide led us around (we possibly should have tipped him for his time also but he wasn’t pushy and we enjoyed the visit).

We agreed to a stop at a Soborns gem factory where the female members of our group haggled for jewellery. I think on the whole it was quite expensive but we enjoyed it all the same.

We then went for a walk around a spice garden which was really interesting. We had a free massage, by students of massage, and then bought a few of the (probably over priced) products that they were selling.

In hindsight we probably could have avoided these two stops to save time and complete more of our planned visits.

Eranga then took us for food and for a ride around the mangroves by boat. We had a great time and saw a monitor lizard, and enjoyed cinnamon tea. We then had to make a choice we either continued on to Galle to see the old Fort and lighthouse or headed back to Bentota for water sports. In the end we choose the later and ended up riding a banana boat in the lagoon just as the sun was setting!

Eranga then took us home. All in all it was a full but fun day.
Written 29 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
J18976 Thank you so much for taking your time to share an insightful review of your experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. Hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
Written 11 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sedgy22
United Kingdom52 contributions
Jan. 2018
This is a great way to spend a day whether by bus or car or Tuk Tuk. Stunning scenery lovely beaches passing through small villages and larger towns. Friendly people as are all in Sri Lanka. The old a Dutch Fort is incredible and definitely worth a couple of hours with it’s old charm, stunning views,snake charmers and wild monkeys running around the rooftops
Written 11 September 2018
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Trent P
2 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Family
Our chauffeur Hasith was an excellent guide for the day. He was very knowledgeable about Sri Lanka, very friendly and able to answer all our questions. We had an enjoyable day going from Colombo to Galle, and return, seeing a lot of nice attractions along the way. The schedule is very good and Hasith followed it well. The Madu River tour was particularly enjoyable. We were able to complete a lot in the day without feeling exhausted.
Written 24 July 2018
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J17934 Hi Trent P, Thank you so much for taking your time to share an insightful review of your experience and our service. It was an immense pleasure to have arranged your tour to down south of Kosgoda, Balapitiya, and Galle. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. Hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
Written 3 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Revi
Sri Lanka64 contributions
Apr. 2018 • Solo
This trip is must do!

The Colombo to Galle trip was a private tour guided drive that covers a lot all in one day.
The trip began by by visiting the Turtle Hatchery that sits facing a beautiful protected beach for the purpose of protecting this Island's endangered turtles.
We then made our way to the Madu River and took a beautiful boat ride passing the 9 Cinnamon Islands and stopped at one of them to watch demonstrations on the importance and use of cinnamon to the villages, and to their health and life.
During the boat ride we also stopped to dip our feet in the fish farm and take a cooling sip of a king coconut drink. Following the boat ride, we then made our way to Galle where I walked along the Dutch Fort and saw the town and it's Colonial influenced buildings. All in all it was an adventure I will never forget.

I had the pleasure to be accompanied by Hasith as my tour guide and driver for the day.His depth of knowledge on Sri Lanka's history, religion and culture is amazing and lovely to listen to. His genuinity, passion for his job, and kindness is rare to find amongst other tour guides these days. Me being a solo traveller, my safety was paramount to me and Hasith ensured I was well taken care of at all times. I would certainly recommend him and rate his service as excellent!

To the Lakpura Travel Team and Hasith, thank YOU!!!! For a wonderful well structured trip and an awesome experience and adventure!

Tamiko V
Written 18 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ref: J17521 Hi Tamiko, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your experience and the service that Lakpura offered you. It was my pleasure to make the necessary arrangements and organize the perfect tour for you. Our main objective was to ensure that you will had a truly memorable time. Your valuable feedback is a big incentive for us in going forward and will help us further ensure and enhance the quality of our service. Hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka
Written 18 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

shireentravel
Venice, Italy23 contributions
Mar. 2018 • Business
Very good value for all the places we visited. My favorite was the river safari ride and the turtle hatchery. You will also have an opportunity to swim and/or take a boat ride. Our boat driver found a sea turtle and got her to come to our boat. It was amazing. The restaurant our driver took us too was also very good. You pay your own lunch. I recommend the whole fish (get it steamed) was very good and we were right next to the beach. Be prepared that this is a full day, we left at 7am and came back around 7pm.
Written 10 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ref: J17467 Hi Shireen, Thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts about your experience and the service that Lakpura offered you. It was my pleasure to make the necessary arrangements for you. This valuable words of yours is a big incentive for us in going forward and will help us further ensure and enhance the quality of our service Hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka
Written 11 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anoop G
1 contribution
Oct. 2017 • Friends
It was a great tour and great experience. Fish massage and Cinnamon island were a new thing to explore for me. Tour guide and driver was very humble and helpful. the full day tour was a lifetime experience.
Written 3 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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