Pick-up in your private air-conditioned vehicle from your Colombo city hotel at around 7.30 a.m. Distance to Galle is 129 kilometres with a driving time of approximately two hours.
Enroute visit Kosgoda turtle hatchery, home to seven species of marine turtles and other wild sea life. Then stop by the Tsunami photo museum in Telwatta, before arriving in Galle.
Visit The Fort of Galle - The South Coast’s major city is Galle, whose oldest landmark is the massive Portuguese and Dutch fort in which the central city is contained. But the city may be much older. Some scholars believe it to be the ‘Tarshish’ of the Old testament, to which King Solomon sent his merchant Vessels, and to which Jonah fled from the Lord. Today, the 90 acre Galle Fort who’s no evidence of the Portuguese founders. The Dutch incorporated the Portuguese northern wall in a great rampart in 1663. A second, taller wall was build inside of it. Between the two walls, a covered passage connected the central bastion with the fort’s two half bastion’s overlooking the sea. The original gate to the fort was by the harbor. It is still there, marked by the old Dutch V.O.C ( for ‘Verenigde Oost Indische Compagnie) arms with a rooster crest.
After Galle Fort, drive back to Colombo. You will be dropped back off at your Colombo city hotel.