• Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 130.00 View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Advertisement
Advertisement
Experience the charms of Galle and Sri Lanka’s southwest coast on a day trip from Colombo, with an expert driver-guide. View endangered turtles at the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery; see the stilt fishermen at Weligama; and explore UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, where 17th-century ramparts enclose colonial buildings, museums and shops. Learn about Galle’s maritime history, and visit Talwatte's simple-but-moving Tsunami Photo Museum to chart the impact of the 2004 disaster. Before returning to Colombo, enjoy lunch and discover Bentota Beach and the River Madhu, where maze-like mangroves provide a haven for wildlife.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Galle and Sri Lanka’s southwest coast from Colombo, with an informative guide
  • Visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery to see endangered sea turtles being cared for
  • Take photos of Weligama’s stilt fishermen, who fish from poles lodged in the sea
  • Explore 17th-century Galle Fort, a fortified complex of colonial mansions, museums and arty shops
  • Witness the devastation of the 2004 tsunami at the Talwatte Tsunami Photo Museum
  • Stop for an included lunch at a local restaurant
  • Visit beautiful Bentota Beach and see the wildlife-rich Madhu River

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Ramona D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour, excellent service!. we visited Galle in mid November. Amazing guide, knew everything there is to know about each site we visited and took the time to explain everything so that we could learn as much as possible about the places we are visiting. Driver also great, very polite, comfortable car, provided free water during entire journey. We felt treated like family! Great job guys! Thank you again!

Collie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour is a must if you are visiting Colombo. Our guide Deshan was great! He could speak English very well, kept us informed of the day's events and generally attended to our every need all day. Bottled water is provided and the air conditioned car was excellent on the hot day. Deshan was a wealth of information and answered all our questions. The highlights for the day included the Tsunami museum, Galle Fort, Herbal Spice garden and Turtle hatchery. In future I will make a note of Viator Top Rated tours when choosing as this was definitely one of the best ones to do. Thank you Deshan for making our Gall day trip so memorable.
Colletta and Glenn Ward. Australia

Jan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour delivers what it promises. The company, Sanota Walkers, organized it to perfection. The driver/guide was very friendly and competent. So yes, highly recommended.

Vengatachalam C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

one day trip to Galle from Colombo is overall good with visits to Stilt Fisherman, Fort, Mangrove boat ride, Spice Garden and Tortoise hatchery with a superb buffet lunch.the trip is fully engaged and we enjoyed the trip. The driver was more accommodate and friendly. i highly recommend this tour.

Rachel WS L Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

I went with my parents for this day tour, and Chiranga was our driver and guide for the day. We truly enjoyed the tour from the start to the end. Wonderfully planned itinerary that covers a range of activities to see and do in the South, and although the day was packed, we did not feel rushed at any of the attractions. We particularly enjoyed the Galle fort and the Turtle Hatchery. Chiranga was an excellent guide, humorous, always willing to share his experience and knowledge about the various attractions. I would definitely recommend this tour, good job Sanota Walkers!

Gwendolyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This tour was amazing!

DARWIN F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Chamika our Guide/Driver is very professional and accommodating, and has a great command in English language, we visited Buddhist, Hindu Temple in Colombo and we have also great lunch
Our Galle Day Trip is also great, we have visited the Fishermen on Stilts, Galle Fort, Tsunami Museum, We have a great time with the river tour and even visted the Cinnamon island, it is very refreshing, We have a nice lunch near the sea and we also visited the Spice Garden and have a nice sample massage, after that we went to Turtle Hatchery conservation. After the trip Chamika drive us to the Airport. Thanks Chamika for the great job! I highly recommend Sanota Walkers!

Lars S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Chamika was an excellent guide, and he was also a safe driver. We got to see stilt fishermen, local temple, Galle fort, the tsunami museum, a hidden jungle beach, a private river safari, and much more. It was a very intense but fun day! A lot of impressions! We are very glad we did this tour, and strongly recommend it!

JO-ANNE B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our driver/ guide was very professional and made our tour of Galle amazing .

Lupi Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was really amazing. Chamika was an excellent guide and driver, very polite and attentive to all our needs. We learned many new things during the tour and really impressed with the variety of activities offered during the day. Thank you Chamika for making our day memorable and lots of fun!

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message