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Highlights Of South Srilanka Day Tour From Colombo

Highlights Of South Srilanka Day Tour From Colombo

By Apple Vacations Sri Lanka
This private day trip to Galle is perfect for those staying in the Colombo areas. Visit the city's most famous monuments attractions & Mangrove Boat Safari at Madu River. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-99
Duration: 10–12 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Arabic, English
Written guide
Print or digital reading material such as a guide, map, brochure, etc.
: German, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Colombo City Center)
  • Mangrove Boat
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Air-conditions vehicle
  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Galle Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Galle Fort Lighthouse
  • Entry/Admission - Madu River
  • Entry/Admission - Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 68395P4

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • The duration of transfers are approximate 8 hours, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
        • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • Mandatory to complete 14 days of quarantine for unvaccinated passengers before starting the tour.
        • Vaccinated passengers should stay in Level 1 hotel once arrived in Sri Lanka and obtain negative PCR report, in order to start the tour. (14 Days of quarantine is not required).
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with Highlights Of South Srilanka Day Tour From Colombo?
        How much is Highlights Of South Srilanka Day Tour From Colombo?
        Highlights Of South Srilanka Day Tour From Colombo price starts from $74.75. Discover and book Highlights Of South Srilanka Day Tour From Colombo on Tripadvisor
        What is the Highlights Of South Srilanka Day Tour From Colombo cancellation policy?
        Highlights Of South Srilanka Day Tour From Colombo cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Highlights Of South Srilanka Day Tour From Colombo on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Highlights Of South Srilanka Day Tour From Colombo?
        Highlights Of South Srilanka Day Tour From Colombo is hosted by Apple Vacations Sri Lanka. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Apple Vacations Sri Lanka on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Highlights Of South Srilanka Day Tour From Colombo on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 68395P4

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        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Galle Fort
          Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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        • 2
          Galle Fort Lighthouse
          Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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        • 3
          Madu River
          Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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        • 4
          Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
          Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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          Pass by
        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Apple Vacations Sri Lanka
          0 reviews
          Colombo, Sri Lanka
          Joined in March 2018
        • 693najwah
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Family with young child
          I arranged our Easter Holidays through Apple Vacations, and the booking process was remarkably easy and convenient. I was pleasantly surprised when Jeev replied with a quote within an hour of my inquiry. Providing all the necessary details about how I envisioned my holiday, I received a fantastic itinerary featuring boutique hotels. What's more, the bills I received were significantly more affordable compared to quotes from other vendors offering similar itineraries. Any doubts I had were swiftly addressed with prompt replies to my daily messages. Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted by our guide, Ranji, and our driver, Kumara, both of whom exhibited utmost professionalism and were incredibly helpful, especially with my children. Throughout our journey, Sri Lanka felt like a second home as we explored with my extended family. Despite my efforts to organize everything meticulously, the exceptional service provided by the Apple Vacations team ensured that everyone was delighted. We were captivated by the daily offerings of king coconuts, watermelon, raw fruits, durian, and corn from roadside vendors. Furthermore, we had the privilege of experiencing pottery making, wood carving, curd making, jaggery making, visits to vegetable farms, and insights into local lifestyles. Thanks to the meticulous prearrangements made by Apple Vacations, we didn't need to reach for our wallets anywhere. With services prebooked and lines skipped, our time was optimally spent. Our affection for Apple Vacations grew even more profound. When considering a trip to Sri Lanka, do not hesitate to engage with Apple Vacations. A heartfelt thank you to Team Apple for consistently upholding exceptional service standards.
          Written April 11, 2024
        • Legacy_29
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A very nice trip . everything else was top notch . The driver and Guide was the icing on the cake
          A very nice trip . Except for Kandy hotel and probably the specific train (goods extension) Nuwara eliya to Ella , everything else was top notch . There was no place where there was hiccup . The organizer (make my trip and apple holidays)and the guide /driver- Mr. Rohan( who was with us felt like a family member ) . At no place did we feel we were helpless ( except Kandy hotel). All the hotels were really courteous . A special mention to the Chef of Nuwara eliya hotel . Who prepared pepper Rasam on request with no additional charges . The staff of Raintree (Yale)who kept the breakfast counters open to adjust to the timings of safari trip to Yale . The Joe s hotel at Unatunwana and Bentota who managed extensive vegetarian dishes in buffet( based on communication) The Best Western hotel in Colombo who packed sandwiches( for our departure back at the airport) and managed a buffet with sufficient number of vegetarian items The Negombo hotel (Goldi sands)who took care in a good way And of course our Driver and Guide, Mr. Rohan, who knows exactly what to ask and what time it would be suited to go to one place .He is also a quick thinker ,a go getter and anticipates what can cause issues or delays( like getting the QR code permission) for visting one place .We wish him all the best and pray he gets the happiness and success he wishes for
          Written April 6, 2024
        • Maps38312060169
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Apple vacations are excellent
          I booked with Apple vacations direct from England. Their service from the start was excellent. They were very helpful to arrange my itineraries and the cost is much better than other companies and booking through travel agents or hotels. Communication has been excellent with them via email and WhatsApp. They are very punctual and have delivered on every aspect. I arranged a city tour of Colombo from our hotel In Ahungalla. We had a private vehicle with driver and guide. The guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable. They took us to all the main sites and found a very nice restaurant for lunch. My second trip was a two day tour of Kandy, Sigiriya and Anuradhapura. Again the service is excellent from start to finish. They arranged an overnight hotel and chose an excellent spa location. The choose local guides to take you round each site and these have been excellent. I am booking my next trip with Apple vacations now. I fully recommend them 5🌟
          Written April 5, 2024
        • niros239
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Organist worthwhile
          best experience sigiriya view is stunning highlight is safari to see elephants is amazing very long day worth for price
          Written March 27, 2024
        • abiramp2024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Pidurangala very Good
          Really good Experience highly recommended i change the sigiriya Rock for Pidurangala since entrance way lower then sigiriya driver very flexible and changed to pidurangala after my request. Travel companions was with same mentality giving me nicer experience
          Written March 21, 2024
        • smithylondon2019
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great sites indifferent tour “guides”
          After a 5.45am pick up and 3 1/2 drive to Dwe stopped 10 minutes from Dambulla at a truck stop serving Nescafé from a machine. Not exactly as described. At no point did either of the two tour guides/drivers talk to us about anything at all - just when we were due back on the bus - because I asked! No cultural information at all. Nothing. There was no fruit or coconut as described and tbh you’d be much better off with a private taxi - after Sigirya we stopped at a tourist “buffet” playing loud Western music (Boyzone after 2000 year old paintings, really?) It was a tourist ghetto. Just awful. We spent over an hour there ( for no reason as it was a buffet and everyone finished after 20 minutes) then a slow 4 hour drive in complete silence hitting avoidable (?) rush hour traffic. Really really disappointing. Not one word about any of the sites and no attempt or interest in the passengers. AVOID!
          Written March 21, 2024
        • 21larissaj
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible sights, a must in Sri Lanka
          Incredible trip I highly recommend! Tour guide was so kind and knowledgeable!! the food was incredible. We stopped at the most beautiful little place for breakfast and saw a giant squirrel, and a small restaurant serving buffet style Sri Lankan curry for lunch which was very delicious. I have to say it is a very pricy day I did not expect to spend that much but it is worth it to see wild elephants and the top of Sigiriya. Got such a great history lesson from the tour guide at Sigiriya as well. Make sure you are dressed for the heat because it is a lot of walking and climbing stairs in the sun. The Dambulla temple was my personal favorite part it was absolutely stunning and the fact it has been preserved with such perfect quality is a absolute must see. However make sure you bring socks because your feet will burn at Dambulla temple without them.
          Written March 11, 2024
        • 176fionak
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          So many amazing experiences within a day
          Highly recommend this day trip - we experienced so many amazing things within one day. I ended up in a mini bus with two other solo travelers and we had a great time. I don’t want to spoil some of the surprising moments but I can say there were a lot of animals (not just on the safari) and great food stops in between the sites. I was worried the car ride would be too long but it didn’t feel bad at all. The tour guide/coordinator and driver were fantastic. Definitely would do this again!
          Written March 10, 2024
        • Bliemandt
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful day trip to Kandy
          Great time touring Kandy. Guide was knowledgeable, considerate and very helpful. Definitely would recommend. Thanks again.
          Written March 9, 2024
        • MU_hols
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Tour with Rukshan!
          Our tour of Sigiriya and Dambulla with Rukshan was an absolute delight. We had a fabulous trip. The views were unreal, and the climb to the top of Sigiriya was worthwhile. The safari of the eco Park was amazing, offering us the opportunity to see lots of elephants up close, a truly unforgettable experience. Rukshan was very helpfuland attentive. He consistently went above and beyond to ensure we were having a great time. He was very knowledge made ex excellent recommendations. The tour was an unforgettable experience.
          Written March 9, 2024
        • alma2910
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Day-Trip
          We had a great day visiting Sigiriya and the temple! Imesh was a great guide and this trip is a great Day-trip from Colombo!
          Written March 9, 2024
        • jillmB1451AH
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful day tour from Colombo to Kandy
          Wonderful day tour to Kandy with our driver and guide Chathu. Visits to the botanical gardens and Tooth Relic Temple exceeded our expectations. Additional stops for breakfast, lunch, gem museum and tea factory added to a very enjoyable day. I would highly recommend.
          Written March 5, 2024
        • Voyage68511068931
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A trip to remember
          Our trip to Sri Lanka was simply mesmerizing! The country's beauty is truly captivating. What made the experience even more special was our guide, Rukshan. His knowledge, enthusiasm, and genuine care for us made every moment memorable. He wouldn’t leave us out of sight and would make sure we were not cheated or scammed. Rukshan ensured we experienced the best of Sri Lanka. This trip will forever stick in our memories, thanks to him!
          Written March 2, 2024
        • 65kimberp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing tour!
          This tour was absolutely amazing! Our guide, Chamilla, was fantastic and so flexible. We asked a lot of our guide and he was able to make everything happen for us! 100% recommend this tour
          Written March 1, 2024
        • 621viktorl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great way to experience Sri Lanka
          The places and the trip as whole was awesome! Our driver/guide Keethee was very good, told us many different facts in good english and was an efficient driver. The car was also very comfortable. We can really recommend!
          Written February 29, 2024
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