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Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Colombo

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Stop At: Madu Ganga Biodiversity Area, Balapitiya Sri Lanka

Madu River is a wetland, near the Small town "Balapitiya" along the Colombo Galle highway. This is the point where the Estuary of the Madu river. The river flows through a terrain where it creates a large number of islands, and the eco system creates a beautiful wetland. The hotels around provide boat rids through the canals created at a good cost. And there are loads of places to stay, dine and wine

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

The history of Galle extends thousands of years to biblical times. In more recent times it was a prize to be possessed for western traders in search of wealth and glory. Its beautifully preserved colonial Dutch fort with its quaint city with cobblestone streets within is a place time forgot. Close by are magnificent beaches, rainforests and other attractions. It is definitely a fascinating place to visit.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

Old Town of Galle, Sri Lanka. ... Galle was built as a fortified coastal city with large walls along the seashore. It was designed with a European way of thinking – that attacks from colonial competitors could come from the sea as well as the land.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Galle Fort Lighthouse, Rampart Street Galle Fort, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

The Galle lighthouse is situated inside the landmark Galle Fort. It is built seven meters above the road on the ramparts. This is Sri Lanka’s oldest light station dating back to 1848, but the original lighthouse was destroyed by fire in 1934. It was rebuilt at the current height of 26m. The light station is within the walls of the ancient Galle Fort, a UNESCO world heritage site and well-known tourist attraction, making this the country’s most often visited lighthouse.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dutch Reformed Church, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

Originally built in 1640, the present building dates from 1752. Its floor is paved with gravestones from Dutch cemeteries, while other impressive features include the organ and an imposing pulpit made from calamander wood and topped by a grand hexagonal canopy.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, 13A Galle Road, Kosgoda 80570 Sri Lanka

Welcome to Sea Turtle Hatchery - Mahamodara. We rescue turtles who are in danger of loosing their lives to the fishing industry whether they are caught in nets or hunted for meat. We currently have 40 turtles, including 4 types of turtle. All are welcome to come and visit to see and learn about Tara turtles here in Sri Lanka.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka, Koggala Sri Lanka

Stilt fishing is a method of fishing unique to the island country of Sri Lanka, known as “the Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a ‘petta’ tied to a vertical pole and driven into the sand a few meters offshore. From this high position, the fishermen casts his line, and waits until a fish comes along to be caught. Although the approach looks primitive and ancient,

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Hospital Street Galle Fort, Colombo 00001 Sri Lanka

The Old Colombo Dutch Hospital (known as The Dutch Hospital) is considered to be the oldest building in the Colombo Fort area dating back to the Dutch colonial era in Sri Lanka. It is now a heritage building and a shopping and dining precinct. The old structure; with its boxy pillars, red clay roof tiles, and large central courtyards; was built in the late 17th century by the Dutch. Lavishly restored, it is home to shops, cafes, and restaurants run by some of Colombo’s best operators. Enjoy a pause for a cold drink amid the incredibly thick columns of its arcades.

Pass By: World Trade Center, 1 Bank of Ceylon Mawatha, Colombo Sri Lanka

The World Trade Center of Colombo, located in the heart of the city, is a center-point of trade and business. As one of the most exclusive business addresses in Sri Lanka, this 152m tall commercial landmark has two 39 story towers connected by the 4 story retail block that they stand over, bringing the total floor count to 43. With over 750,000 square feet of prime office and retail space, state-of-the-art facilities, superb dining, convenient shopping, and spectacular vistas in a "One Stop Shop" concept; the twin structure holds over 120 local, international and multinational brand names that make it one of the most important buildings in Colombo.


Pass By: Galle Face Green, Galle Road, Colombo Sri Lanka

This long open space traditionally faces a narrow beach and the sea. This is the most popular beachfront park in Colombo city, to have a relaxing evening and see the sunset. Not only that, there are many activities to do such as walking, jogging, tasting sr Lankan street foods, fly kites and enjoy the fresh air. In the morning many people used to come to Galle face for exercising and in the fall of night street food vendors open their stalls where you can taste Sri Lanka's most famous 'Kottu Rotti' and 'Isso Wade'
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We are Arranging Pickups from All the Hotels In Colombo.( As Per Customer Pickup Points During confirmation)
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
10h
Inclusions
  • Air-condition Car/ Van/ Bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Bottled water
  • Complimentary WiFi Excess During the Travel (Subjected To Availability)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance Fees (Fish Massage)
  • Entry/Admission - Madu Ganga Biodiversity Area
  • Entry/Admission - Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
  • Entry/Admission - Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The duration of transfers are approximate 8 hours, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather,You will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 31 July 2019

We had a lovely, unforgetable daytrip with our driver Aaron. He was very helpful and kind, driving to all these beautiful places, giving us useful informations and also considering our wishes on the way.More

Date of experience: July 2019
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AppleVacations0312, Public Relations Manager at Apple Vacations Srilanka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Cameleon! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are...More

Reviewed 10 March 2019

Coastal views quite interesting, Turtle Farm informative, Ramsar Wetland & Sanctuary -relaxing on board a boat with an exit for fish cleaning our feet. Not many birds around due to being midday. Many fishing/prawn nets on the lake. Galle was some distance from Colombo and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank joydeM
AppleVacations0312, Public Relations Manager at Apple Vacations Srilanka, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

Dear Joyde! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are...More

Reviewed 20 November 2018

Getting up early on a holiday is a bit of a stretch, but when the destination is Galle why would you mind? yes....as they say a fulfilling life is made out of many memorable moments and our visit to Galle was just that....memorable! We (my...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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AppleVacations0312, Public Relations Manager at Apple Vacations Srilanka, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

Dear Fabian! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It’s always good to know that our customers are...More

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