Day Tours, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Heritage Excursion from Colombo to Galle.

Embark on a captivating journey from Colombo to Galle, where you’ll explore the historic Galle Fort, stroll along picturesque streets lined with colonial architecture, and soak in the coastal charm of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tour Highlights:

  • Madu River Boat Safari
  • Turtle Conservation Centre
  • Historical Galle Dutch Fort
  • Koggala Stilt Fishermen
  • Galle Market
  • Destination

  • Departure

  • Departure Time

    Departure at 8:00 AM.
  • Return Time

    Approximately 6:00 PM.
  • Included

    All parking and highway charges where applicable
    All Taxes
    English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
    Mineral Water on Tour
    Transfers by private AC vehicles
  • Not Included

    Assistant at the Airport
    Breakfast & Dinner

One Day Tours: Departure from Colombo at 8.00AM


Embark on a captivating day tour from Colombo and immerse yourself in the rich history and allure of Galle. Begin by exploring the vibrant Galle markets before embarking on a scenic boat journey along the Madu River, a sprawling wetland estuary boasting 64 enchanting islands. Glide through verdant mangrove forests, designated as a protected world heritage site under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Traverse through forest tunnels, marveling at the diverse array of birdlife, flora, fauna, and aquatic creatures that inhabit this pristine ecosystem.


But the adventure doesn't end there. Savor the refreshing taste of King Coconut Water, pay a visit to a Buddhist Monastery, witness the fascinating tradition of Kraal fishing, observe the delicate art of Ceylon Cinnamon peeling, and pamper yourself with a therapeutic 'fish spa' experience. As evening descends, catch a glimpse of fishermen adorning the tranquil waters with flickering lanterns on their traps, promising an unforgettable sight.


Following your Madu River excursion, journey to Galle to visit a Turtle hatchery and encounter various species of Sea Turtles. You even have the opportunity to participate in releasing a baby Turtle into the vast expanse of the Ocean. Continue your exploration to Koggala, where you'll witness the iconic stilt fishermen casting their lines in the Indian Ocean. Conclude your day with visits to the bustling Galle market and observe local fishermen selling their freshly caught seafood by the picturesque beach in Galle town.


The pinnacle of your tour awaits as you take a leisurely stroll through the immaculately preserved colonial fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site steeped in 500 years of history. Erected by the Portuguese in the 16th century, the fort flourished during Dutch rule in the 18th century and later under British dominion in 1796.


Enter through the grand fort gates adorned with British and Dutch insignia and wander through historic edifices, fortified ramparts, elegant Dutch colonial residences, the iconic clock tower, the Old Dutch Hospital, and the venerable Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Fort stands as a testament to living history, spanning 52 hectares and housing a vibrant and diverse community. Explore the quaint old town, pay a visit to the Maritime Museum and Galle Temple, browse through antique shops, admire the architectural splendor of the Galle Fort Mosque, and savor breathtaking sunset vistas over the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean from atop the fort walls.

  • Pick up from Colombo hotel and transfer to Balapitiya – Approximately 2 ½ hours’ drive.
  • Boat ride on the Madu River, exploring its wetland ecosystem.
  • Transfer to Galle – 1 hour drive approximately.
  • Lunch at a recommended restaurant.
  • Visit bustling Galle market and see fishermen sell their daily catch.
  • Explore Galle Fort for its architecture, history, and vibrant atmosphere.
  • Witness the skills of stilt fishermen in the Indian Ocean.
  • Visit a Turtle Hatchery to see various Sea Turtles and possibly release a baby turtle.
  • Transfer back to Colombo – 2 hours’ drive approximately.

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