Galle Day Tour

Perched on the coast close to the island’s southernmost point, the venerable port of GALLE (pronounced “Gaul”) has grown from ancient origins into Sri Lanka’s fourth largest city. At the heart of the modern city — but strangely detached from it lies the old Dutch quarter, known as the Fort, Sri Lanka’s best-preserved colonial townscape, enclosed within a chain of huge bastions which now guard the area from modernization as effectively as they once protected Dutch trading interests from marauding adventurers. The Fort is Sri Lanka at its most magically time-warped, its2 low-rise streets lined with Dutch-period villas, many of which retain their original Street-facing verandas and red-tiled roofs and dotted with a string of imposing churches and other colonial landmarks. There’s not actually much to see (a few unusual museums excepted): the main pleasure here is just ambling around the atmospheric old streets and walls, savoring the easy pace of life. 

Below is our Galle Day Tour Programme. 


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Galle Day Tour


 Galle Day Tour


Pick from Colombo @ 7.30 am

Driver for Galle (by coastal road)

On the way visit Kosgoda Turtle hatchery (1/2 hrs visit)

Madu river boat safari (1 ½ hrs. )

Visit Galle Fort

Optional stop: Hikkaduwa or Unawatuna beach

Drive back to Colombo (by southern express highway)

Expected return time 6.30 pm


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