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Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

1. Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

After being picked up at your hotel, hop onboard your Madu Ganga Magrove boat safari and explore the Madu River. See the mangrove forests and marshlands that surround the river. Stop at a cinnamon garden, and try some of the area’s famous cinnamon. The Madu Ganga River region is home to some of the best quality cinnamon in the world as well as a flourishing cinnamon industry. Afterward, marvel at the fishermen who stoically sit atop large branches planted in the middle of the water waiting for their catch. Continue to a local Turtle Hatchery, where your guide will introduce you to the many local varieties of turtles. End your tour with a visit to the Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fort illustrates the unique interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries. After discovering the fort, you will be returned to your hotel in Colombo.

From Colombo: Galle and Bentota Day Tour

2. From Colombo: Galle and Bentota Day Tour

Start your day with a convenient pickup from your hotel. Hop aboard your comfortable tour vehicle and experience the wonders of Sri Lanka's Madu Ganga River Region with a thrilling boat safari. Witness the beauty of mangrove forests and marshlands as you sail through the Madu River. Discover the secrets of cinnamon at a local garden and taste the renowned spice. Be captivated by skilled fishermen perched on branches, patiently waiting for their catch. At the Turtle Hatchery, meet various turtle species and learn about their conservation efforts. The tour concludes with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, a remarkable blend of European and South Asian architecture spanning centuries. After this unforgettable journey, you'll be safely returned to your Colombo hotel. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, culture, and history.

Mirissa/Weligama/Galle: Galle & Bentota Coastal Day Tour

3. Mirissa/Weligama/Galle: Galle & Bentota Coastal Day Tour

After being picked up from your hotel in Mirissa/Matara/Weligama/Ahangama/Thalpe Koggala/Unawatuna/Galle area Experience the the south coastal ride, Enjoy the sea breeze, wonders of Sri Lanka's Madu Ganga River Region with a thrilling boat safari. Witness the beauty of mangrove forests and marshlands as you sail through the Madu River. Discover the secrets of cinnamon at a local garden and taste the renowned spice. At the Turtle Hatchery, meet various turtle species, Sharks, Star fish, and so many sea creatures, and learn about their conservation efforts. Lunch Stop: Take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant in either Hikkaduwa or Galle. Indulge in authentic Sri Lankan cuisine, featuring fresh seafood and traditional flavors. The tour concludes with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, a remarkable blend of European and South Asian architecture spanning centuries. After this unforgettable journey, you'll be safely returned to your hotel. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, culture, and history!

From Colombo/Negombo : Bentota & Galle Day Trip

4. From Colombo/Negombo : Bentota & Galle Day Trip

We will pick up from Colombo or Negombo and drive down south to explore the historic Galle Fort, a UNESCO world heritage site. Wonder through the charming cobblestone streets, visit boutique shops, and admire the colonial architecture. Walk along the ramparts. Take a leisurely stroll along the old ramparts of Galle Fort for panoramic views of the ocean, surrounding landscapes, and the city itself. Next, we will visit the turtle hatchery. Sri Lanka is home to several sea turtle hatcheries and conservation projects dedicated to protecting these endangered creatures. These hatcheries play a crucial role in ensuring the survival of sea turtles by protecting their nests, incubating their eggs, and releasing the hatchlings into the ocean under controlled conditions to improve their chances of survival. After that, drive to Bentota and enjoy your lunch. Go on a wonderful boat ride down the Madu River, with its flourishing ecosystem. Pass through the secretive passages created by the mangroves. See the basking crocodiles and water monitors. Visit one of the small islands with its cinnamon-harvesting natives. Enjoy the restorative qualities of the famous fish massage. Observe the water birds in their natural habitats. En route to Bentota, we will visit the Moon Stone Mine and Mark Museum. Take a trip to the nearby moonstone mines in Meetiyagoda to learn about the traditional methods of mining and cutting these beautiful gemstones. After this unforgettable journey, you'll be safely returned to your Colombo hotel. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, culture, and history!

Galle Fort & Bentota Beach Day Tour From Colombo & Negombo

5. Galle Fort & Bentota Beach Day Tour From Colombo & Negombo

Clients will be pick up from Colombo transfer to Bentota ,client will be able do water sports at Bentata river ( Ex. Jet-sky, Banana boat ) at your own expense, This is the river that dividing Western Province & Southern Provence.  Next heading to Turtle Hatchery and touch baby Turtle , release then to the sea.       After Turtles transfer to enjoy Madu Ganga river boat safari , In this boat safari you will explore some extinct animal and fish , Aquatic plants & nice mangroves .  Also you will be able to have fish foot massage in the middle of the river ( payment direct by client )      Then visit Mithiyagoda  Moonstone Mine , you can experience the real miming process of Moonstone & aslo yon purchase real Moonstone half price in any wear else because it is a real factory . In the world there are few place have Moonstone. Mithiyagoda is one an only place in Sri Lanka.       Then departure to lunch at Hikkaduwa on the  Beach Restaurant can enjoy sea food as you wish at your own expense. If clients want can do Snorkeling or Scuba diving to enjoy sea Corals and fish.      Ater departure to Galle Dutch fort and explore all places at UNESCO heritage site of Galle Dutch Fort . Also you will be able to get stunning views at Galle Dutch fort. Aslo the sun set . After that return back to Colombo. Clients will be drop at same pick-up location.

Sri Lanka South Coast, River Safari, Galle Fort, Sea Turtle

6. Sri Lanka South Coast, River Safari, Galle Fort, Sea Turtle

Join this guided trip that combines a visit to Galle Fort, the UNESCO-listed ancient medieval capital of Southern Sri Lanka, with a riverboat trip on the Ramsar wetland of Madu, where you can immerse yourself in a mangrove forest, animals, and birds. After hotel pickup, your vehicle makes the journey southward along the spellbinding west coast beaches to Balapitiya and Galle. The old capital of southern Sri Lanka, built by the Portuguese in 1505, is the most popular tourist attraction in Southern Sri Lanka. Galle attracts thousands of travelers, food lovers, beach lovers, and shoppers every day. The Galle Fort is the best-preserved colonial fort in Asia. This ancient site is full of well-preserved houses, palaces, hotels, shops, restaurants, museums, and other constructions. On arrival, set out on foot with your guide who will lead you around the rampart and along the twisting narrow cobble streets laid out by ancient constructors. Marvel at an ancient church built more than 250 years ago. On the return journey, hop on a boat in the Mad River estuary, which is a Ramsar wetland comprised of 64 islands. The extent of the Madu River wetland is 915 hectares, and it harbors multi-varied bio-diverse eco-systems. 

Visit sri Lanka 7 Days Round Trip

7. Visit sri Lanka 7 Days Round Trip

Total Duration: 7 days Day 1 : sigiriya At morning arrival hall of Bandaranaike International Airport or your hotel, you will meet our Guide Warm welcome and Pick you up Sigiriya. In the evening climb Sigiriya rock fortress. It was referred by locals as eight worlds wonder and Sigiriya is the UNESCO world heritage cultural site. You will overnight stay at Sigiriya. Day 2 : Sigiriya - Kandy Morning you will be transfer to Kandy. On the way you can visit Dambulla cave temple. This cave temple is one of the UNESCO world heritage cultural sites. You can see the amazing five separate caves contain about 150 absolutely stunning Buddha statues and paintings, some of Sri Lanka's most important and evocative religious art. visit spice gardens. Evening you can participate to watch cultural show. It is include blend of traditional Sri Lankan dances. In this day your last activity is visit the golden-roofed Temple of the Sacred Tooth houses Sri Lanka’s most important Buddhist relic - a tooth of the Buddha. In the evening you will be check in to the hotel at Kandy. Day 3 : Kandy - Ella This day morning we will dive to Nuwaraeliya. on the way visit a tea factory during the day. you can witness the tea manufacturing process and visit waterfalls .visit Nuwaraeliya city known as ‘Little’ England’, was the favorite hill station of the British who tried to create the resort into a typical English Village. aftergive amazing train ride from Nanuoya to Ella. This train ride is considered to one of the most beautiful train trips in the world. It takes you through stunning landscapes of green mountain views. Evening you can leisurely visit Ella. Day 4 : Ella - Yala Finished the breakfast you can visit Little Adam’s Peak. The Little Adam`s Peak got it`s named after it`s big brother, the holy mountain Adam`s Peak, because of the similar shape. Gradually with an easy hike up to the mountain of Little Adams Peak you can consummation a worth panoramic view. Next you can visit the Nine Arch Bridge, also known as The Bridge in the Sky, is a man-made masterpiece. After you will transfer to Yala. Day 5 : Yala - South Coast Get ready for the exciting day! After the breakfast you can enjoy National park safari. If you are lucky you can see wild elephants, wild boar, crocodile and many other mammals, reptiles, amphibians. Your next destination is Mirissa or Weligama. You will overnight stay at hotel. Day 6 : South Coast You can enjoy your breakfast at beach hotel. Within this day you can engage in morning whale watching in session. Also you can engage beach sports & beach activities. After you will be back to hotel. Day 7 : Galle Start the day with delicious breakfast .On the way you can get best experience in Madu river boat safari. The Madu River area surrounding the river are all swampy marshlands covered in mangrove forests. After, you can visit Gale fort. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.

West coast Beach, River Mangroves lagoon, Wildlife boat Tour

8. West coast Beach, River Mangroves lagoon, Wildlife boat Tour

The tour starts from your hotel in Colombo or the west coast beach resort. You will be traveling along the beautiful west coast beaches while passing coconut plantations, fishing villages, and towns. You will be stopping at a few places at regular intervals. Your first stop will be at the sea turtle conservation center, where, you witness the sick and handicapped sea turtles are been treated. Later stop at Madu river for the mangrove lagoon tour. Mangroves Mangrove is one of the most important and fragile ecosystems in the world and they grow only in tropical countries such as Sri Lanka. This valuable forest cover is depleting all around the world, including in Sri Lanka, due to many factors such as climate change and human activities. Madu River estuary is a "RAMSAR wetland" and is declared a protected riverine forest. Boat safari Madu Ganga is one of the most important natural assets of Sri Lanka. It is located 70km south of Colombo on the Colombo-Galle main road. Madu Ganga is the second-largest wetland on the island, consisting of 28 islands. The number of families living on the islands is estimated to be around 250. Madu Ganga spreads over 915 hectares of wetland and harbors vast biodiversity and ecosystem. Madu Ganga wetland is fed by seven tributaries and forms the body of the wetland. The water runs through a course of land that spans 2300 hectares. It was declared a national sanctuary in 2006. A cruise on a modern motorboat is the best way to explore the natural wealth of Madu Ganga, the islands in the wetland are largely inaccessible by road. The inhabitants are also using boats and more often paddle boats as the means of transport. This tour offers a particularly appealing boat trip around Madu Ganga. The Ramsa Wetland is one of the most visited natural attractions of Sri Lanka’s west coast, with riverscapes amongst quiet thick grown islands and mangrove forests with sites of immense natural interest. There are plenty of opportunities to spot fascinating wildlife in the aquatic environment, throughout the tour. The most important asset of the fragile ecosystem of Madu Ganga is its mangrove forests. These mangrove forests provide protection for a large number of aquatic bird, animal, and plant species. The ecosystem in Madu Ganga is the home of many different kinds of aquatic plants, crabs, shrimp, fish, insects, amphibians, and other animal life including crocodiles. While on the boat tour you'll visit one of the oldest temples on the west coast of Sri Lanka, located on a secluded island. You will also get a chance to visit the mask museum and see hundreds of ancient masks and learn about their history, folklore, and use in rituals. You'll also visit a sea turtle conservation center run by volunteers. Learn about why Sri Lanka is a prime turtle nesting site and how important it is for turtle conservation. Before your tour is over, you'll get to enjoy a leisurely stroll on Bentota beach, one of the nicest beaches on the west coast. Buddhist temple, Bentota beach, spice herbal garden, Mask museum After the mangrove lagoon tour, you will be visiting the mask museum and mask carving center. Later visit Bentota beach spice and herbal garden and your tour ends with a visit to one of the most sacred Buddhist temples on the west coast.

Sri Lanka full circle on beaten path-4 days tour

9. Sri Lanka full circle on beaten path-4 days tour

Day 1- AIRPORT / COLOMBO / SIGIRIYA / KANDY Early in the morning, meet & greet your guide and proceed to the hotel in Kandy. En route, visit Dambulla Golden Temple and Sigiriya Rock Fortress. SIGIRIYA ROCK This prince, Kasyappa by name, not only fortified his stronghold but also added to its artistic beauty. DAMBULLA GOLDEN TEMPLE In the 1st century BC, the king of Anuradhapura constructed the cave temple. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy Day 2- KANDY / NUWARA ELIAY / ELLA First visit the temple of the tooth relic; later drive to Ella. In the afternoon, a hill country blue train journey. En route, visit a tea plantation, a tea factory, waterfalls, and the and the Nuwara Eliya old city area. KANDY The last kingdom of Sri Lanka was up until 1815. Today, Kandy is one of the most important cities owing to the presence of the Temple of the Sacred Teeth of the Buddha. TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. NUWARA ELIYA As the largest city in the mountains, Nuwara Eliya plays an important role in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. TEA FACTORY Visit a tea plantation and a tea factory en route. HILL Country BLUE TRAIN RIDE The Ella to Nuwwara Eliya train ride is the most beautiful train ride in Sri Lanka, if not in the world! Overnight stay at Hotel in Ella Day 3- ELLA / YALA / MIRISSA Leave for Yala national park and do the afternoon safari at 2 p.m. YALA SAFARI Yala is considered one of the best places to witness leopards in the world. There were 17 leopards in every 100 square kilometres in Yala National Park. Overnight stay at Hotel in Mirissa Day 4- MIRISSA / GALLE / BENTOTA / COLOMBO After a leisurely breakfast, leave for Colombo, en route to a river safari in Bentota. On the afternoon Colombo sightseeing tour. GALLE The ancient port city of Galle has a history that stretches back hundreds of years. BOAT SAFARI A cruise on a modern motor boat is the best way to explore the natural wealth of Madu Ganga. COLOMBO Colombo had been a well-known city in the region among the Arabian, Chinese, Indian, Persian, and Roman traders as early as the pre-Christian era. Colombo was the capital of the island from 1815 to 1978 until the administrative capital was moved to Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte. GALLE FACE This had been a well-known race course during the British colonial period in the country. BUDDHIST TEMPLE GANGARAMA It is considered to be one of the most sacred places in the country. VIHARAMAHADEVI PARK Viharamahadevi is located in the Colombo 7 or Cinnamon gardens. It is the largest and most popular park in the city. WOLFENDAAL CHURCH The Wolvendaal church is located In Fort and walking distance from the center of the city. It has a large collection of tombstones of important Dutch personalities. AUKANA BUDDHA STATUE / INDEPENDENCE HALL / PETTAH AND BMICH The statue is 36 feet tall and is the largest Buddha statue in the city of Colombo. End of Sri Lanka Tours...

Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

10. Galle and Bentota Day-Tour From Colombo

After being picked up at your hotel, your madu ganga Mangrove boat safari will be boarded, and the madu River will be explored. The mangrove forests and marshlands that surround the river will be observed. A cinnamon garden will be stopped at, and some of the area's famous cinnamon will be sampled. The madu ganga River region is home to some of the best quality cinnamon in the world, as well as a flourishing cinnamon industry. Afterward, the fishermen who stoically sit atop large branches planted in the middle of the water waiting for their catch will be marveled at. Explore Lunuganga Geoffrey Bawa Country Estate | Bentota, Proceed to a local Turtle Hatchery, where you will be introduced to the many local varieties of turtles by your guide. Your tour will be concluded with a visit to the galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The unique interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries will be illustrated by this fort. After the fort is discovered, you will be returned to your hotel in Colombo. 🔴"If you have any questions or need to discuss your price arrangements, as well as other facilities charges included in the tour, please use this number ☎️ (+94 70 190 8834) (WhatsApp)."

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4.6
(5 reviews)

Rukhsan took us to Galle & he is an excellent driver/ guide. He took us around all the places and did not look at his watch to end the tour in a hurry. He is good and an honest man. We enjoyed our tour and I would highly recommend him.

Thanks to our guide Ravi, it was a great experience! Highly recommended. You get to see a lot on this day tour. Everything is perfectly organized.

Loved this boat trip and fish message were lovely and Galle Fort is amazing. My guide/driver was excellent.

Boat trip was excellent Galle left us a little flat but that might just be us! Lunch stop was excellent

Great guide. Madu river cruise was awesome, great restuarants nearby too.