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Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Negombo

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Stop At: Madu Ganga Biodiversity Area, Balapitiya Sri Lanka

Madu River is a wetland, near the Small town "Balapitiya" along the Colombo Galle highway. This is the point where the Estuary of the Madu river. The river flows through a terrain where it creates a large number of islands, and the eco system creates a beautiful wetland. The hotels around provide boat rids through the canals created at a good cost. And there are loads of places to stay, dine and wine

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Galle Fort, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

The history of Galle extends thousands of years to biblical times. In more recent times it was a prize to be possessed for western traders in search of wealth and glory. Its beautifully preserved colonial Dutch fort with its quaint city with cobblestone streets within is a place time forgot. Close by are magnificent beaches, rainforests and other attractions. It is definitely a fascinating place to visit.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

Old Town of Galle, Sri Lanka. ... Galle was built as a fortified coastal city with large walls along the seashore. It was designed with a European way of thinking – that attacks from colonial competitors could come from the sea as well as the land.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Galle Fort Lighthouse, Rampart Street Galle Fort, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

The Galle lighthouse is situated inside the landmark Galle Fort. It is built seven meters above the road on the ramparts. This is Sri Lanka’s oldest light station dating back to 1848, but the original lighthouse was destroyed by fire in 1934. It was rebuilt at the current height of 26m. The light station is within the walls of the ancient Galle Fort, a UNESCO world heritage site and well-known tourist attraction, making this the country’s most often visited lighthouse.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dutch Reformed Church, Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka

Originally built in 1640, the present building dates from 1752. Its floor is paved with gravestones from Dutch cemeteries, while other impressive features include the organ and an imposing pulpit made from calamander wood and topped by a grand hexagonal canopy.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, 13A Galle Road, Kosgoda 80570 Sri Lanka

Welcome to Sea Turtle Hatchery - Mahamodara. We rescue turtles who are in danger of loosing their lives to the fishing industry whether they are caught in nets or hunted for meat. We currently have 40 turtles, including 4 types of turtle. All are welcome to come and visit to see and learn about Tara turtles here in Sri Lanka.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka, Koggala Sri Lanka

Stilt fishing is a method of fishing unique to the island country of Sri Lanka, known as “the Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a ‘petta’ tied to a vertical pole and driven into the sand a few meters offshore. From this high position, the fishermen casts his line, and waits until a fish comes along to be caught. Although the approach looks primitive and ancient,

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Galle Face Green, Galle Road, Colombo Sri Lanka

This long open space traditionally faces a narrow beach and the sea. This is the most popular beachfront park in Colombo city, to have a relaxing evening and see the sunset. Not only that, there are many activities to do such as walking, jogging, tasting sr Lankan street foods, fly kites and enjoy the fresh air. In the morning many people used to come to Galle face for exercising and in the fall of night street food vendors open their stalls where you can taste Sri Lanka's most famous 'Kottu Rotti' and 'Isso Wade'
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We upgraded our previously booked group tour to private tour and had a great time and visited Galle fort in a nice and comfortable car, the driver Aron picked us up from hotel on time then we stopped at the Turtle Hatchery and enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Dear Fsaeed! Greetings Behalf of Apple Vacations, First of all, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We’re always delighted to hear from a happy customer! Its always a pleasure serving you and certainly look forward to doing that in your future...More

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