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Boat Safaries and Beach Tour from Galle

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

4 days, Start: 07:00

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

50 people

Languages

English

Overview

Boat Safaris and Beach Tour from Galle Is a Day excision tour package to experience the beauty of beach and feel some adventure. Enjoy your vacation with us. 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.Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem; a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest. Journey past massive mangrove forests, glide under the canopy of the forest tunnels as they curve playfully towards the watercourse.Foreign and local tourist come to see the famous “coral gardens” of Hikkaduwe, for the tourist who doesn’t like to get their feet wet glass bottom boats are available while others snorkel to reach them which are filled with brightly coloured corals and marine life. And also On this tour you can visit to an ancient Buddhist temple after you can explore the mysterious Madolduwa, 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Galle Fort Visit.
  • Madu River Boat Safari.
  • Hikkaduwa Coral Reef Visit (Boat Ride).
  • Boat Ride On Koggala Lake.

Itinerary

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Day 01 - Galle Fort
Day 01 - Galle Fort

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 - Balapitiya (Boat Safari on Madu River)
Day 02 - Balapitiya (Boat Safari on Madu River)

Pick up from the Hotel and leave for Balapitiya & commence Boat Safari at Madu River. Madu River, a wetland estuary spreading over 900 hectares of which 770 hectares is covered with water and inhabited with 64 islands. The boat ride is a wonderful way to take a closer look at this complex wetland ecosystem; a world heritage site protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands being one of the last wetlands in Sri Lanka to contain a pristine mangrove forest. Journey past massive mangrove forests, glide under the canopy of the forest tunnels as they curve playfully towards the watercourse. Take in the unique biodiversity of the Madu River and its surrounding islands that boasts of hundreds of birds, plants, fish and animals. There's plenty more to do quench your thirst with a refreshing drink of King Coconut Water and then proceed towards the Buddhist Monastery, see how Kraal fishing is carried out, how Ceylon Cinnamon is peeled and enjoy some 'fish therapy' as they playfully nibble your feet at the 'fish spa'. If it's later in the evening watch the fishermen in their canoes lighting lanterns on traps that catch prawn and other shellfish. It's certainly going to be a memorable day-out on the serene waters of the unforgettable Madu River. After having lunch we take you to the hotel and relax at the beach and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 - Hikkaduwa
Day 03 - Hikkaduwa

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. We take you back to your hotel in galle.

Day 04 - Koggala
Day 04 - Koggala

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

  • Accommodation at 3 Star Hotel.
  • Transportation in a A/C Vehicle.
  • English speaking guide for the entire tours.
  • All Govt. Taxes and Surcharges.
  • Mineral Water Bottle.
  • Usage of vehicle beyond the given route drives after 06.00 PM.
  • Usage of guide beyond mentioned timings or anything beyond the itinerary.
  • Any tours to cities not mentioned above.
  • Any other services not mentioned above.

Tour Categories

Boats Trips
Nature & Wildlife
Ports of Call Tours
Shore Excursions

Durations

Multi day

Languages

English

Start Time

07:00

Time

Morning (5am-12pm)

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Hotel Pickup, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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