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04 Day Tour From Galle

Created with Sketch. Hotel Pickup, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Duration

4 days, Start: 08:30

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

50 people

Languages

English

Overview

A city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Its known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone seawalls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip. Built by the Dutch, beginning in 1663, Galle’s core is the Fort, a walled enclave surrounded on three sides by the ocean. A key part of the Fort’s appeal is that it isn’t just a pretty place. Sure, tourism now dominates the local economy, but this unique city remains a working community: there are administrative offices and courts, export companies, schools and colleges. Most travellers are utterly seduced by Galle’s ambience, and it’s undoubtedly southern Sri Lanka’s one unmissable sight. Spend a few interesting hours exploring beautiful Galle, a coastal city situated in the southwestern tip of the island. It boasts of being an important historical landmark with its fortified city, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and later developed in the 17th century, during the Dutch Colonial period. The Dutch Fort in Galle is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Take an exciting walk through this heritage site that boasts of a colourful history. Observe the many sites such as the Old Gate with the British Coat-of-Arms inscribed on it, the Old Dutch Hospital, the ramparts that run around the fortress with its excellent view of the ocean, the clock tower built in 1882, the lighthouse built in 1939,the many bastions – each made for a specific purpose, Dutch colonial style houses with gables and verandahs, the Dutch Reformed Church built in 1640, the New Oriental Hotel, originally built in 1694, the National Maritime Museum and more. Enjoy this day with us.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Galle Fort Tour.
  • Singharaja Forest Trekking.
  • Hikkaduwa Coral Reef Visit.
  • Boat Ride On Koggala Lake.

Itinerary

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Day 01
Day 01

Pick up from the Hotel and leave for Galle fort city tour to see some famous places. A city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It is known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone seawalls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast tip. Built by the Dutch, beginning in 1663, Galle's core is the Fort, a walled enclave surrounded on three sides by the ocean. A key part of the Fort’s appeal is that it isn’t just a pretty place. Sure, tourism now dominates the local economy, but this unique city remains a working community: there are administrative offices and courts, export companies, schools and colleges. After taking lunch take a walk around the old galle fort and end of the the we take you back to your hotel.

Day 02
Day 02

Pick you up from Galle hotel and transfer to Sinharaja Rain Forest. Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988. The reserve's name translates as Kingdom of the Lion. The reserve is only 21 km (13 mi) from east to west, and a maximum of 7 km (4.3 mi) from north to south, but it is a treasure trove of endemic species, including trees, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Because of the dense vegetation, wildlife is not as easily seen as at dry-zone national parks such as Yala. There are about 3 elephants and the 15 or so leopards are rarely seen. The most common larger mammal is the endemic Purple-faced Langur. Take part in a trekking trip of 5 to 6 hours covering the most important areas of Sinharaja Rain Forest to see Birds such as Jungle Fowl, Brown Capped Babbler, Spot Winged Thrush, Scaly Thrush and Malabar Trogon and many other birds, Butterflies and endemic plants. Sinharaja is a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Lunch at a recommended restaurant Transfer back to Galle Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 03
Day 03

Pick you up from the Hotel and leave for Hikkaduwa. Get into a Glass Bottom boat ride at Hikkaduwa to see underwater corals. Stop for lunch and visit at Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery near Galle to see various species of Sea Turtles, if you wish you could even release a baby Turtle to the Ocean. by the end of the day. Continue the journey to Colombo.

Day 04
Day 04

Pick up from the Hotel and leave for Koggala to Experience a magical boat ride in the picturesque waters of the Koggala Lake. On this tour you can visit to an ancient Buddhist temple after you can explore the mysterious Madolduwa, After having lunch Enjoy a walk around the Koggala Lake, and end of the the we take you back to your hotel.

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation in a Comfortable A/C Vehicle.
  • English speaking guide for the entire tours.
  • All Govt. Taxes and Surcharges.
  • Mineral Water Bottle.
  • Entrance Fees
  • Any tours to cities not mentioned above.
  • Any other services not mentioned above.

Tour Categories

Architecture Tours
Boats Trips
City Packages

Durations

Multi day

Languages

English

Start Time

08:30

Time

Morning (5am-12pm)

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Hotel Pickup, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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