This tour covers the best part of Sri Lanka’s South Coast. You'll visit Galle, rich in colonial heritage and explore the iconic Dutch Fort that encloses the city. You can walk along the ramparts and the cobblestone pathways that crisscross through the fort. Visit Ambalangoda mask factory and experience a memorable boat ride at Maduganga Ganga before visiting the Turtle Hatchery. Don't forget to take snaps of colonial architecture around during this shore excursion.
You will be picked up from the passenger pier at Colombo harbour and then transfer to visit Dutch Fort of Galle. The fort is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, thanks to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.
After the Dutch Fort visit, you will be driven to Ambalangoda, known for its exquisite collection of native masks, carved throughout the generations of professional carvers from the region. Don's miss the variety of masks available for sale, as the current productions are more garish and vibrant in colour.
Later on you will drive to Balapitiya and enjoy lunch at Gangabada Asiriya Restaurant. After lunch, you can discover the unique beauty of Madu Ganga River on a boat trip. A relatively unspoiled lagoon, the Madu Ganga estuary is a 915-hectare complex coastal wetland ecosystem that opens to the Indian Ocean.
Visit a Turtle Hatchery in Kosgoda. Here, these almost-extinct turtles are breed and cared for. extinct form Sri Lanka. Visitors can see the new born turtles and even be a part of the process of releasing them in the sea.
You will be taken back to the passenger pier at Colombo harbor at the end of the tour.