Galle Fort Lighthouse Tours

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Galle Fort Lighthouse is located within the historic Galle Fort in Sri Lanka and is one of just 14 remaining lighthouses in the country. In fact, this is Sri Lanka's oldest light station and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The original structure was built in 1848, but was destroyed in a fire in the 1930s. The current lighthouse was built 100 meters away from the original site upon ramparts standing six meters above ground level. The light station itself is just over 26 meters tall, giving it a panoramic view of the harbour.

Galle Fort Lighthouse overlooks a small beach, and there are a number of shops and restaurants nearby. The area provides some fantastic views and photo opportunities, although unfortunately visitors are unable to enter the lighthouse to climb up it.

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The Galle Fort Lighthouse can be found on the southern coast of the island in the bay of Galle. Galle Fort can be explored either independently or as part of a guided walking tour.
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Address: Galle Fort, Rampart Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Galle Fort and City Cycling Tour

Explore the fortified city of Galle on a 4-hour bike tour, led by a local guide. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the Old Town of Galle and its fortifications were built by the Portuguese who arrived in the 16th century. Explore this administrative capital and fourth largest city of Sri Lanka as you pedal along a seaside path and view area attractions such as shipping warehouses, churches, temples, the clock tower and lighthouse.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Galle Fort & Bentota Day Trip From Colombo

Visiting Galle from Colombo is made easy on this guided tour. Logistics are covered—your private guide picks you up at your hotel and brings you straight to top sights including a Buddhist temple in Bentota and the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications. Because this is a private tour, you can ask your guide plenty of questions, too.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Day Tour: Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo

Discover Sri Lanka’s alluring southwest coast and Galle on a private day trip from Colombo. Drive along the coastal expressway to the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery to see the turtles it protects (own expense), and enjoy a boat ride around the wildlife-rich mangroves of the River Madhu. Later, choose to take a glass-bottom boat ride or snorkel, dive or surf at coral-ringed Hikkaduwa beach before a visit to historical Galle. Visit the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, built by the Dutch in the 1600s, and explore its cobbled lanes filled with shops and colonial buildings.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Galle Day Trip With Stilt fishing Experience From Colombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Galle Hotel To Airport Transfers

Pre-book this private departure transfer from galle hotels to Bandaranayake International Airport to end your vacation in Sri Lanka on the right foot. When you arrive at your hotel lobby, your professional driver meets you and  Transfers to Bandaranayake International Airport. Relax in your private, air-conditioned vehicle and arrive at airport safely and efficiently.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Galle Day Trip With Mangrove Safari From Colombo

Explore Sri Lanka’s southwest coast in ways impossible without the flexibility of a private car on this day trip from Colombo. Make the scenic journey south in comfort, stopping on route for a cruise on the mangrove-lined Madu River, a fish foot massage, and to try stilt fishing in the shallow seas. Plus, delve into 17th-century Galle Fort with a guide to provide background and history you might otherwise miss.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Galle Day Tour With Water Sport In Bentota From Galle

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Galle areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions & Water Sports in bentota
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Galle Fort & Jungle Beach Day Trip From Colombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Galle Day Trip With Stilt fishing Experience From Colombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 10 hours
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USD12.00
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Galle Fort & Jungle Beach Day Trip From Colombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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USD18.00
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Galle Day Trip With Mangrove Safari From Negombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Negombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions & Mangrove Boat Safari at Madu River . Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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USD44.00
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Water Sports In Bentota Beach With Galle Day Tour From Colombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions & Water Sports in bentota.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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USD55.00
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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USD55.00

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Galle Day Trip With Mangrove Safari From Negombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Negombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions & Mangrove Boat Safari at Madu River . Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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USD45.00
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Galle Day Tour With Water Sport In Bentota From Colombo

This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions & Water Sports in bentota
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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USD63.00
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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