This Galle sightseeing tour visits multiple highlights of the UNESCO listed city with Walauwa Tours & Excursions. View endangered Sea Turtles Hatchery, enjoy a amazing boat ride at Madhu River where maze like mangrove provide a heaven for wildlife, visit Tsunami Photo Museum, Tsunami Memorial Place and Buddha Statue to chart the impact of the 2004 disaster, explore UNESCO listed Galle Fort and learn it's maritime history, where 17th century ramparts enclose colonial buildings, museum and shops and see the Stilt Fishermen at Koggala. The Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese, fortified later by the Dutch and is well preserved till today. In addition to the Portuguese and Dutch remains, you will also find many British mansions left behind.
Brief about tour
Anyone holiday-ing in Sri Lanka should visit Galle,
especially those who love the ocean side.
Can it be tailor-made?
Yes, we can customize the tour as you preferred. Please contact us in advance and we will make the arrangments.
Contact us for details
When to go
Any time of the year.
Begins at 8.30 a.m from your hotel
Hotel – Tour Attractions – Drop
Enjoy a beautiful boat ride in the Madu lake
Glimpse through the Galle Dutch Fort
Interact with turtles
Turtle hatchery: This is where sea turtles are preserved in Sri Lanka. It is a non-profit organization maintained to preserve sea turtles for the coming generation. Since its establishment in 1986, approximately 500000 sea turtles have been released into the ocean.
The famous unforgettable river boat safari in Madu Ganga is GOALS! And yes, don’t miss the fish spa! One of the best excursions that can be done while in Sri Lanka, this Boat Ride will give you the comfort of a lifetime and is bound to keep you dazed and amazed at what Sri Lanka has to offer each and every single nature lover.
Traditional masks have played an important role in Sri Lankan culture and folklore for centuries. Used for both theatrical performances and rituals, these masks are carefully handcrafted by skilled craftsmen who have learnt the art from their forefathers. The Ariyapala Mask Museum in Ambalangoda is an excellent way of learning and understanding mask making that is unique to Sri Lanka. The museum has a workshop and library which is specifically designed to introduce the richness of the mask tradition of Ambalangoda.
The beautiful island of Sri Lanka is home to the highest quality moonstone gems in the world. This is the one and only Natural Moonstone mine in Sri Lanka. One of the best known primary gem deposits in Sri Lanka is the largest pegmatite vein of moonstones at Meetiyagoda. The village boasts about 10 mines which have been the most important source of top quality blue moonstones since it was first discovered in 1906. It consists of intergrown layers of two varieties of Feldspar with differing refractive indices. The finest and rarest shines show a transparent colourless body with a strong blue schiller.
26th of December 2004 was a very dark day for Sri Lanka. Because the Tsunami tragedy was come to Sri Lanka's Southern Province. In this museum contains photos of this tragedy. Warning - If you are a scared or traumatized person, you should not see this museum, after that can see the Tsunami Memorial place also closed by.
This statue of a standing Buddha facing the waves with his hands in the Abhaya Mudra ( Buddha pose conveying fearlessness and protection ). The statue is a replica of Afghanistan's Bamiyan Buddha, which was destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.
The only place in Sri Lanka with a live demonstration of making silk by silk worm.
The Dutch Fort in Galle is one of the best preserved sea forts in all of South Asia. UNESCO recognized it in the late 1980s as a unique example of urban ensemble that exhibits a fusion of European architecture as well as South Asian traditions between the 16th to 19th centuries.
Here you can observe the old and mind boggling custom of using stilts for fishing. These fishermen are often seen on the beaches at sunset, noon and sunrise. They walk into the water with their poles and engraft them into the sea bed, and balance themselves on a cross bar attached to the pole.
If you wish to book this package or make any changes to it for your holiday in Sri Lanka, please do get in touch with us. Our friendly team of travel consultants will happily assist you.
If you wish to book this package, make any changes to it or get a completely new tailor made package for your holiday in Sr Lanka, please do get in touch with us. Our friendly team of travel consultants will happily assist you.
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