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Family-Friendly Private Galle City Tour provided by Sri Lanka by Car

Family-Friendly Private Galle City Tour

Family-Friendly Private Galle City Tour
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About
We propose a full day family friendly city tour for those who want to visit Galle with an insider. Galle, the unbeatable sand, sun and beach city of Sri Lanka. Admire the beauty of Galle fort. The 1588 Portuguese built fortress to dominate maritime commerce in south east Asia. See stilt fishermans, do a river safari in Mandu Ganga. Visit a turtle hatchery. Visit Tsunami museum. A simple yet moving musuem which partly showcase the disastrous Tsunami which hit the island in 2004. All conducted by professional chauffeur in an air-conditioned private luxury car or mini bus. Maximum group size 15 people.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • After pickup from your Galle hotel or Galle cruise port, set off by private, air-conditioned vehicle with your driver-guide for your tour. Visit UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, the 16th-century Portuguese-built fort later expanded by the Dutch and British. Admire the cobbled lanes and Dutch-style buildings, and view Galle Lighthouse, a replica of the beacon built by the British. Follow the coast to visit the Hikkaduwa Turtle Hatchery, home to marine turtles and other wild sealife, and learn about the devastation caused by the 2004 tsunami at Telwatta’s Tsunami Museum. Visit a beach for photos of Sri Lanka’s stilt fishermen, famous for sitting on poles planted in the sea, and enjoy a cruise on the Madu Ganga River, watching for wildlife of this bio-diverse region. Pause for lunch (own expense), and take in other highlights. Visit the moonstone mines and the Handunugoda Tea Estate to learn about tea harvesting. Your tour ends at the original starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After pickup from your Galle hotel or Galle cruise port, set off by private, air-conditioned vehicle with your driver-guide for your tour. Visit UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, the 16th-century Portuguese-built fort later expanded by the Dutch and British. Admire the cobbled lanes and Dutch-style buildings, and view Galle Lighthouse, a replica of the beacon built by the British. Follow the coast to visit the Hikkaduwa Turtle Hatchery, home to marine turtles and other wild sealife, and learn about the devastation caused by the 2004 tsunami at Telwatta’s Tsunami Museum. Visit a beach for photos of Sri Lanka’s stilt fishermen, famous for sitting on poles planted in the sea, and enjoy a cruise on the Madu Ganga River, watching for wildlife of this bio-diverse region. Pause for lunch (own expense), and take in other highlights. Visit the moonstone mines and the Handunugoda Tea Estate to learn about tea harvesting. Your tour ends at the original starting point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17652P27
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Handunugoda Tea Estate
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Community Tsunami Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Madu River
  • Entry/Admission - Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If you are staying in a homestay unit or AirBnb please share your hosts contact number after the booking
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Handunugoda Tea Estate
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Community Tsunami Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Madu River
  • Entry/Admission - Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If you are staying in a homestay unit or AirBnb please share your hosts contact number after the booking
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Galle Fort
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Community Tsunami Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Madu River
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Stilt Fishermen Sri Lanka
  • 4
    Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Moonstone Mines
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Handunugoda Tea Estate
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Bruno M
24 contributions
Really amazing!!!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Everything was amazing in this tour! I would recommend to anyone to have it and enjoy this beautiful country
Written August 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

footloosemary
Asheville, NC13 contributions
Great activities, great driver!
Feb 2019 • Solo
I paid a hefty price as a solo tourist, but I was still surprised that I was the only person on the tour. It was a newer, comfortable sedan car with air conditioning. The driver was punctual, polite, and allowed flexibility in the tours to allow for my preferences. I was already in Galle, so we left right away to do the Madu River cruise, since it's in an open boat with no shade. This was an hour and a half, with a stop at an island where they produce cinnamon. We also saw prawn farms, an island where people leave Cobras, and several Hindu and Buddhist temples. Again, I was alone in the boat with my English speaking boat guide, directing him to places I wanted to see more closely for photos. I waved happily at several other boats jammed with Chinese tourists.
Our next stop was the Tsunami museum, which has very good explanations of earthquake and tsunami science. The pictures of the 2004 devastation were heartbreaking, including a whole train full of people. One wall had a lace curtain over it because some people don't want to look at dead bodies. Your choice. Down the road were Sri Lankan government and Japanese memorials to the victims.
Other stops were a moonstone mine, complete with jewelry shop (surprise!) but the jewelry was stunning. I asked to skip the stilt fishermen and the tea plantation, since I had already seen them. Our final stop was a turtle farm and hatchery, where they kept adult turtles that had lost limbs in motorboat or fishing accidents and protected eggs for hatching. I proudly took my baby turtle to the ocean and set him free. Kids would love this.
I skipped the lunch stop (lunch not included) because I wanted to take a shower first and have lunch in Galle. So my tour ended a little early, but I liked that it was all my decision and I didn't have to sit tight and wait for a crowd of people. I had time to get a pedicure that afternoon.
My only issue was that for that price ($80 for a single) I assumed entrance fees were included. I opened the e-voucher and it is clearly stated they are not. So I spent an additional 5,500 rupees on the boat tour, 500 on the museum, and 1500 on the turtle hatchery (about $40). I wasn't given the option, but I probably could have saved money by having more people in the boat or not doing the turtle release at the hatchery. But I had a great day and covered a lot of ground, which would not have been possible by bus or tuk tuk.
Written February 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ACW006
4 contributions
The roads are crazy but Kumar seemed to have it under control
Wanted to books transfer from Colombo to Galle and got a bonus tour of Galle and surrounds included by Kumar. Very friendly driver and guide
Written June 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Sri Lanka by Car
Z1327RLdaves
Z1327RLdaves
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Refund not coming for a pre-booked tour.
This is more of a response to the Covid-19 event and the lack of being able to contact this company and to receive
r4m
r4m
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Does the job
We had a car which took us on a tailored pre agreed itinerary over several days. The cars were modern and in good c
travelingal51
travelingal51
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We had a ball with Winodan Dias in Galle
We were nearing the end of a 45 day trip when we arrived in Galle on our ship. He was early to meet us, ready to g
731PaulW731
731PaulW731
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Excellent guide/driver. Good value
We took a half-day tour. Our guide / driver, Asif was excellent and his knowledge of Colombo and Sri Lanka was com
Traveler51022
Traveler51022
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A long and tiring trip
it was a fantastic,but a very tiring excursion also.We left the hotel at 07:00 in the morning and returned at 10:00
Fearless09469990351
Fearless09469990351
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Awesome tour
Great intro tour for first timers! Great communication, excellent service, we had fabulous day exploring Colombo! T
Torontofrequentflyer
Torontofrequentflyer
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Colombo worth visiting but ...
This tour was disappointing. Our driver was punctual. The guide who joined us was ok, a bit difficult to understand
Laura D
Laura D
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Phenomenal!
Really great tour! Really enjoyed it. Lots of great sites and history, culture. Amazing pictures. Guide was very k
Cpena969
Cpena969
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Great experience
Fantastic time. Knowledgeable tour guide. Tailored the time for our experience and interests. Let us know about oth
manjit n
manjit n
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Service Par Excellence
Kanishka picked us up from Galle to Colombo where we embarked on a half day city tour. Very informative guide. Supe
216berniep
216berniep
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Private Half Day Tour Colombo Sri Lanka
Chandana was waiting for us at the Cruise Port. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The car was comfortable & cool. Cha
robinbM9380CZ
robinbM9380CZ
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Great day trip from kandy to sigiriya
Had a great trip to include dambulla caves and a spice garden. We have had 4 different drivers out of kandy for var
vlw_12
vlw_12
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Perfect Private Tour
Our driver, Winodan was waiting for us as we exited the cruise ship. He took us to the major points of interest to
Treasure21
Treasure21
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Nice way to see the city
Despite some initial hick ups with being picked up from the port (a security incident the night before at the port)
401lynleym
401lynleym
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Dambulla and Sigiriya
A long day due to the distance and traffic but well worth it to view these fascinating sites. Excellent Driver and
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