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Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Colombo provided by Apple Vacations Srilanka

Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Colombo

Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Colombo
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About
Visit Galle, the capital city of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The town has a World Heritage Site to its name and that is predominantly responsible for its popularity with tourists. This is the 300-year-old Dutch Fort, but there are other historical buildings to view as well.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-12 hours
  • 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: 10-12 hours
  • 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: 68395P71
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by an air conditioned vehicle
  • English Speaking Driver Cum Guide
  • 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
Duration
10–12 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Madu River Boat Ride Solo Traveler USD 25, If 02-03 Pax Traveling to-gather USD 20 Per Person
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Mandatory to complete 14 days of quarantine for unvaccinated passengers before starting the tour.
  • Vaccinated passengers should stay in Level 1 hotel once arrived in Sri Lanka and obtain negative PCR report, in order to start the tour. (14 Days of quarantine is not required).  
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by an air conditioned vehicle
  • English Speaking Driver Cum Guide
  • 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
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10–12 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Madu River Boat Ride Solo Traveler USD 25, If 02-03 Pax Traveling to-gather USD 20 Per Person
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Mandatory to complete 14 days of quarantine for unvaccinated passengers before starting the tour.
  • Vaccinated passengers should stay in Level 1 hotel once arrived in Sri Lanka and obtain negative PCR report, in order to start the tour. (14 Days of quarantine is not required).  
  • 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
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • 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: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Galle Fort
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Galle Fort Lighthouse
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Dutch Reformed Church
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Colombo
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Shariq
1 contribution
Excellent value and flexibility
Oct. 2021 • Couples
We had a lovely day stopping along the way for nice pictures at the ocean, a turtle conservation project, a mangrove boat tour, and artisanal cinnamon farm on an island, and a gemstone mine, on the way from Colombo to Galle. There we saw a Potugese/Durch Fort and the old city.
Written 31 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Applevacation
Dear Sir ! 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 out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 3 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stephanie H
1 contribution
Great trip from Colombo
As a solo traveler staying in Colombo, this tour was perfect to see Galle and the sights on the way. The tour is flexible and the drivers are willing to stop at any time for you to take pictures, shop, ect. It is very relaxing and doesn't feel like you are being rushed from place to place, as you can stay for as short or as long as you want at the various stops. Highly recommend if you only have one day.
Written 9 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Customer! 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 out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 9 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kimmiscka P
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
Good trip
Bisakar was a good driver and very patient with us. He adhered to all our requests.

It would have been convenient to be informed that all of the entrance fees were cash only and all the activities ( fish massage, monkey picture, crocodile picture) were also cash only. Overall the trip was good and we got to see a lot at our own leisurely pace which was perfect as one of our travelers could not walk a lot in the heat.
Written 10 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Kimmisckap! 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 out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for mentioning Visagan (Not Bisakar) in your feedback, which will help him to improve his skills. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 14 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Camelia C.
1 contribution
Lovely trip
Jul. 2019 • Friends
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.
Written 31 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 21 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

joydeM
Wollongong, Australia230 contributions
Coastal views including Turtle Conservation,Wetland Sanctuary and Galle Fort
Feb. 2019 • Friends
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 arrived mid afternoon. Suggest driver of car take passengers for a drive in the fort before giving time to wander - giving people an idea as to what is available to see. Overall an enjoyable day but quite long. We had a great driver.
Written 9 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Furthermore, you have always been a source of support for us to reach our company goals. Your review is very important as we are constantly looking for ways to improve our customer satisfaction. We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 13 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fabiancowan
Mumbai, India29 contributions
Scenic Ceylon !
Nov. 2018 • Couples
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 wife and I) headed for breakfast as early as 6.30 am as we were expecting our pick up at 7 AM. we ate hurriedly and also packed a few fruits and croissants for the way. The smart phone in my wife's hand, rang precisely at 7 AM and the smart driver from Apple Vacations was there to greet us.Impressive and punctual start to the tour i must say.

Being a Friday we were in for a bit of morning traffic but after having negotiated that we were on a roll. Good roads all through does make the ride more enjoyable. Our first stop was at the Buddhist Temple on the bank of the river 'KaluGanga'. as we entered we were respectfully asked to remove our shoes and were taken up the stairs to pay obeisance to the holy one. Quite, serene and peaceful, the place makes you want to stay longer, but then we had a whole day planned ahead of us so we reluctantly left and headed for the river cruise next.

The river cruise is a must do, our tour operator had made all arrangements for a swift entry and personal attention and we sat in a boat that had a well spoken gentle and respectful boatman. The cruise they say takes you along 64 islands or so and the best part of the cruise is going under the natural mangrove caves...a sight and experience to behold. I strongly suggest that you see the spectacle upfront and not through your smart phones.Yes....see and experience it up close and personal.

With wonderful images of the cruise, we next headed for the cinnamon island, where we were greeted by a sweet little girl who spoke fluent English and educated us on how cinnamon is made. Wow what a fascinating experience to see how a spice that we so often take for granted ....is actually made.

Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country and the cruise lets you feel the warmth and beauty and natural wonder instantly,do not miss this cruise for anything in the world if you are in Sri Lanka..

We then headed straight to see the Galle fort and the lighthouse. Just before you reach the fort, cricket enthusiasts can feast on the beauty of the Galle Cricket Ground, layered by a sheet of green it is a spectacle in itself.

Our courteous driver suggested that we do the walk from the fort to the lighthouse and then indulge in lunch rather that the other way round. He was so right.We walked along the shore on the fort walls and took some of the best pics and selfies we have taken in a while. Once we feasted on the scenery and the lighthouse it was time to feast on some local Lankan cuisine, and as suggested by our guide we sat ourselves at the Rampart hotel. The lunch was divine. We ordered a fish curry and rice, and washed in down with Ginger ale. Satisfied and full with a sumptuous lunch we headed back to our hotel happy and pleased with what we had just experienced.
Written 20 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 out there, enjoying our service and finding it memorable. Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future trips too. Furthermore, you have always been a source of support for us to reach our company goals. Your review is very important as we are constantly looking for ways to improve our customer satisfaction. Once again thanks a bunch for selecting us as your traveling partner and for giving us this opportunity, we couldn’t have done it without you! We really appreciate your kind words about Apple vacations service on your review, it always makes our entire team super excited when our valuable customers are happy that they tell the world. We hope to keep up our performance and wish that you will remain confident in us for your future trips. CHEERS! With Love, Apple Vacations
Written 13 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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