Day trip

From Galle: Hidden Temples, Snakes & Coastlines Tour

From Galle: Hidden Temples, Snakes & Coastlines Tour

From US$ 86 per person

Experience local Sri Lankan culture, art, and a bit of snake-charming. Visit two of Sri Lanka’s sacred Buddhist temples and author Martin Wickramasinghe's ancestral home.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up & Drop will be arranged on free of charge from the hotels based with-in 05 km from Galle Fort
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  • Visit two of Sri Lanka’s sacred Buddhist temples
  • Explore a snake farm in Matara
  • Discover Martin Wickramasinghe's ancestral home
Full description
Start your temple tour with a tour of the 18th-century Wewurukannala Raja Maha Viharaya temple and see its 160-ft tall statue of a seated Buddha, the largest statue in Sri Lanka. Explore its life-sized models of devils, demons and sinners going through hell. Afterward, head to the Weherahena Poorwarama Temple, known as the first tunnel temple in the world, and see its 130-foot Buddha. Continue to the Matara Snake Farm where the owner practices ayurvedic snake medicine. Learn all about the cold-blooded reptiles that roam the island and, if you are brave enough, get up close to them. Visit the Martin Wickramasinghe Ancestral Home and Folk Museum, former home to one of the most influential Sri Lankan authors of his time. End your tour at the Japanese Peace Pagoda, a beautiful shrine with an amazing view of the ocean and designed to inspire peace among all races and creeds.
  • Transport throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to respective sites
  • English-speaking chauffeur guide
  • 1 liter of bottled mineral water
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

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  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
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