Book a private day tour from Colombo to visit Galle city of Sri Lanka, located on the south-west coast of Sri Lanka about 150 km – 3 hours drive from the Colombo city. Being a coastal area, it is quite hot and humid but has an abundance of beautiful beaches in every town that you pass while travelling from Colombo to Galle city. Especially the Dutch Fort of Galle make an interesting place to visit that has been founded in 16th century by Portuguese and developed by Dutch.
Day Tour Itinerary
6:00 am – You will be picked up from any hotel in Colombo and drive to Galle
8:30 am till 10:30 am – A guided walking tour of Old Town of Galle and Dutch Fort Galle with an experienced local guide.
10:45 am – Leave for Ambalangoda, situated about 33 km – 55 mins driving distance on the north of Galle
11:45 am to 1:30 pm – Tour of Ambalangoda covers to visit of a traditional masks museum and a peaceful Buddhist temple sits on a hill surrounded by cinnamon plantations
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm break for lunch
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Enjoy a private boat safari at River Madu
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm- Visit to a Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda
6:30 pm head to Colombo
8:30 pm drop off at your hotel in Colombo
Day Tour Price
Transport Cost : USD 205 per private tour in an A/C car or van with an English speaking chauffeur-guide
Car (up to 2 persons): Toyota Axio, Prius Hybrid, Premio/Honda Fit Shuttle or similar
Van (3 to 6 persons): Toyota KDH/Nissan Caravan or similar
Entrance ticket fee for Kosgoda See Turtle Conservation Project site : 500 LKR (around US$ 3 / EUR 3 / GBP 2) per adult and 300 LKR per child (entrance ticket fee last updated in December 2019).
Hire of a boat for safari at River Madu : 4500 LKR (around US$ 25 / EUR 23 / GBP 20) per safari boat. The whole safari trip takes about 2 hours and one boat can be shared upto 6 persons.