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The Sri Lankan city of Galle was founded by Portuguese explorers in the sixteenth century. In 1640, the Dutch moved in and began fortifying the town by constructing an 89-acre (36-hectare) fort on the town’s promontory, surrounded on three sides by the Bay of Galle. Today, the old town of Galle and its fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988, ranks among the best preserved European-built fortified cities in Southeast Asia.

The fort remains so much more than a historical attraction. The town is very much still alive. The walled city still houses government buildings, businesses, museums, cafes, and shops. The narrow streets are filled with residents going about their business. The ramparts overlook the Indian Ocean and provide a popular viewing spot at sunrise.

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8-Day Sri Lanka Classic Tour

8-Day Sri Lanka Classic Tour

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Visit all six World Heritage sites of Sri Lanka on this classic 7-night private tour, departing from Colombo. You’ll enjoy a balance of nature and culture with a customizable itinerary that includes a 4x4 wildlife safari in Yala National Park. Your own personal guide leads you to the UNESCO-listed cities of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Kandy, with stops at Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth), the Royal Botanical Gardens, and more. Daily breakfast plus private Colombo airport transfers are included. Please note, entrance fees at sites are at your own expense.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$549.00
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$549.00

Galle Full-Day Tour

Galle Full-Day Tour

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Experience the charms of Galle and Sri Lanka’s southwest coast on a day trip from Colombo, with an expert driver-guide. View endangered turtles at the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery; see the stilt fishermen at Weligama; and explore UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, where 17th-century ramparts enclose colonial buildings, museums, and shops. Learn about Galle’s maritime history, and visit Talwatte's simple-but-moving Tsunami Photo Museum to chart the impact of the 2004 disaster. Before returning to Colombo, enjoy lunch and discover Bentota Beach.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Sri Lanka Privet Tour/8 days with driver+vehicle+accommodation H/B basis

Sri Lanka Privet Tour/8 days with driver+vehicle+accommodation H/B basis

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Summary of the Classic Tours (8 Days, 7 Nights) During this Round Tour, we will be sight-seeing areas in the following destinations: Colombo (Airport), Sigirya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Tissamaharama, Mirissa and back to Colombo (Airport).  The guests will be provided with good quality, air conditioned, comfortable vehicles with a driver to help with your tour.(we are not providing any personal guides.our main target is to give you knowledgeable friendly driver!) All vehicles will have baby seats available if needed.  We provide hotel accommodations for 7 Nights in good quality hotels varying from Economy / Budget hotels to Standard Hotels to Luxury Hotels. The charges will change depending on your selection.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$468.02
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$468.02
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Southern Sri Lanka Sightseeing Private Day Trip

Southern Sri Lanka Sightseeing Private Day Trip

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Your guide covers the highlights of Sri Lanka’s south coast on this day trip from Colombo, Negombo or Mount Lavinia. Walk along the ramparts and cobblestone pathways that crisscross the Dutch Fort of Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit a mask factory in the coastal town of Ambalangoda and take a memorable boat ride on the Madu River of Balapitiya, finishing at a turtle hatchery. You’ll learn about Sri Lankan culture and nature from a knowledgeable guide along the way.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.00
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$134.00
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Sinharaja Rain forest tours

Sinharaja Rain forest tours

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At 08:00am you'll start the tour. By being Pick up from your Hotel .You will first meet up the Tours crew and transfer to Sinharaja Rain Forest. Meet Your wildlife tracker at the main gate and he will walk with you through the forest, pointing out any animal sightings along the way. The forest boasts a diverse range of flora and fauna. You might see monkeys, snakes, chameleons, extensive bird life and a vast range of tropical trees, plants and flowers and a beautiful waterfall.You can swim and bath in side forest waterfall and have lunch. after finish lovely  tour we will drop off to the hotel you wish. On the way you can stop unlimited to get some beautiful photos.and you can ad some extra location on the way if you like.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo

Coastal Ride to Galle from Colombo

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Discover Sri Lanka’s alluring southwest coast and Galle on a private day trip from Colombo. Drive along the coastal expressway and enjoy a boat ride around the wildlife-rich mangroves of the River Madhu. Later, choose to take a glass-bottom boat ride or snorkel, dive or surf at coral-ringed Hikkaduwa beach before a visit to historical Galle. Visit the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort, built by the Dutch in the 1600s, and explore its cobbled lanes filled with shops and colonial buildings.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.61
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$73.61
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Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Colombo

Day Excursions to Galle Fort & Bentota from Colombo

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Visit Galle, the capital city of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The town has a World Heritage Site to its name and that is predominantly responsible for its popularity with tourists. This is the 300-year-old Dutch Fort, but there are other historical buildings to view as well.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.00
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$52.00
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5-Day Sri Lanka Classic Tour

5-Day Sri Lanka Classic Tour

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This private 4-night tour covers key attractions in the Sri Lankan cities of Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Colombo, led by your own personal guide. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, starting with the New Ranweli Spice Garden, a batik factory and Kandyan cultural show. You’ll proceed to Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) and Yala National Park, where you’re taken on a 4x4 wildlife safari. Daily breakfast are included with hotel accommodation, plus private Colombo airport transfers.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$511.54
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$511.54

Family-Friendly Private Galle City Tour

Family-Friendly Private Galle City Tour

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Short on time in Galle? Then this private, family-friendly tour covers the city and its coastal highlights in one day, making it ideal for short-stay visitors and cruise passengers. Admire UNESCO-listed Galle Fort and Galle Lighthouse, trace the coast to the Hikkaduwa Turtle Hatchery and Tsunami Museum, and take a wildlife-watching cruise on the Madu River. Private transport and Galle hotel and cruise port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
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$46.00
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Galle Fort & Bentota Day Trip from Colombo

Galle Fort & Bentota Day Trip from Colombo

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Visiting Galle from Colombo is made easy on this guided tour. Logistics are covered—your private guide picks you up at your hotel and brings you straight to top sights including a Buddhist temple in Bentota and the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications. Because this is a private tour, you can ask your guide plenty of questions, too.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.00
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$64.00
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Coastal Ride to Galle from Negombo

Coastal Ride to Galle from Negombo

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Sri Lanka’s southwest coast serves up palm-fringed beaches, villages, and wildlife in abundance, along with the historical city of Galle. With this tour from Negombo, enjoy the scenery from a private air-conditioned car rather than crowded buses or trains, and enjoy beach time, a turtle hatchery, and wildlife cruise on the Madu Ganga River. Plus, stroll and shop at UNESCO-listed Galle Fort before returning. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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$89.00
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07 Days Amazing Experience

07 Days Amazing Experience

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Visit Amazing 07 days Tour • Negombo Fish Market & Negombo City • Sigiriya Rock fortress • Dambulla Cave Temple • Herbal garden in Mathale • Tooth Relic Temple • Kandy City Tour • Tea Factories & Tea Gardens  • Water falls • Train Journey from Nanuoya to Ella  • Nuwaraeliya City  • Ella city • Yala National Park ( Jeep Safari ) • Stilt fishermen  • Galle fort • Colombo 
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,170.00
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$1,170.00
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Southern Coast Highlights from Colombo

Southern Coast Highlights from Colombo

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An independent day trip to Galle from Colombo means a long train, bus, or cab ride, and the problem of getting around once there. Make the most of UNESCO-listed Galle Fort and the round-trip journey on this private day trip. Travel by private vehicle, delve into the colonial-era fort as your guide shares its history, and tour a tea factory on route. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.21
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$99.21
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Galle Day Trip With Stilt fishing Experience From Colombo

Galle Day Trip With Stilt fishing Experience From Colombo

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Get a comprehensive tour of the Galle area in single day from Colombo. All round-trip transportation is provided, which means there's no need to rent a car. You'll travel with a guide and a small group, so you'll have plenty of time to ask questions and enjoy personalized attention from your guide. In addition to the city tour, you can give the traditional stilt-fishing method a try.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.34
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$65.34
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Private 02 Day Leopard Safari in Yala from Colombo

Private 02 Day Leopard Safari in Yala from Colombo

You will be picked up form your hotel in Colombo at 0600 hrs and proceed to Yala. Evening you will enjoy a Game drive at the Yala Park  at 1500 hrs. Overnight at your hotel in Yala.  You will enjoy 2 game drives during your stay. Yala is famous for its big herds and large number of Elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Mongoose, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, and many other animals. More than 130 bird species are recorded which includes the resident and winter visitors.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$366.00
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$366.00
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Private 02 Day Leopard Safari in Yala from Bentota

Private 02 Day Leopard Safari in Yala from Bentota

See some of the best examples of wildlife in Sri Lanka on this overnight tour to Yala National Park. During the game drive in a 4x4 vehicle, look for leopards, mongoose, buffalo, sambhur, elephants, and other local wildlife. Learn about the flora and fauna of the park through guided commentary and take plenty of photos. Overnight in a Yala hotel is included, which eliminates the need for a rushed tour back and forth to Bentota in a single day.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$366.00
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$366.00
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Galle Fort Walk with a Local

Galle Fort Walk with a Local

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Delve into colonial-era Galle Fort on this private walking tour. Explore the cobbled streets of the 16th-century, UNESCO-protected fort, built by the Portuguese before expansion by the Dutch and British from the 1600s. As your guide charts its history and culture, admire the Dutch-style architecture and former government buildings, walk along the ramparts, visit key museums, and view the famous Galle Lighthouse. A drinks break and entrance fees are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.41
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$22.41
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2 Days Tour To Bentota Galle & Yala From Colombo

2 Days Tour To Bentota Galle & Yala From Colombo

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Spend two unforgettable days in Sri Lanka where you can explore a beautiful city and a wildlife national park. - Galle is filled with art that's rare, the streets are filled with people who are ambitious and hardworking, showcasing their efforts in one the best displays that please the eye immensely. Bentota beach in Galle is also famed for its availability of water sports, ranging from wind-surfing to jet-skiing, and even waterboarding from the waters of the Bentara River. The classic architecture fuses with the tropical setting that's the envy of many man-made resorts and architects. Galle is said to be a heavenly piece of art, tropical heaven and rich in history. - Visit Yala, Sri Lanka's most famous national park. Forming a total area of 1268 sq km of scrub, light forest, grassy plains, and brackish lagoons, it's very rich in wildlife and you're virtually certain to encounter elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, and monkeys.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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$250.00
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Weligama, Jungle Beach, Galle, and Turtle Project Private Tour from Colombo

Weligama, Jungle Beach, Galle, and Turtle Project Private Tour from Colombo

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If you can only do one day trip from Colombo or Negombo and favour culture and nature over history, this private Sri Lanka south-coast tour is ideal. View stilt fishermen at Weligama; swim and snorkel at Jungle Beach; take in Galle and UNESCO-listed Galle Fort; see and learn about turtles at the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project; and more. A seafood lunch, private air-conditioned transport, and entrance fees included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Galle Fort and City Cycling Tour

Galle Fort and City Cycling Tour

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Explore the fortified city of Galle on a 4-hour bike tour, led by a local guide. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the Old Town of Galle and its fortifications were built by the Portuguese who arrived in the 16th century. Explore this administrative capital and fourth largest city of Sri Lanka as you pedal along a seaside path and view area attractions such as shipping warehouses, churches, temples, the clock tower and lighthouse.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.03
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$41.03
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2 Days Private Vehicle with Driver

2 Days Private Vehicle with Driver

Get a completely private and customized itinerary on this 2-day tour of Sri Lanka with a private guide and vehicle. You and your party can move at your own pace and focus on highlights that interest you. Your guide can make suggestions and answer any questions as you go.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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2 Day Tour to Galle & Udawalawe from Colombo

2 Day Tour to Galle & Udawalawe from Colombo

Enjoy a two-day excursion from Colombo and leave all the planning to the experts. This private tour takes you to Galle, known for its UNESCO-listed fort; to Ahangama fishing village to see the stilt fishers, and to Udawalawe National Park, home to elephants, buffalo, boar, crocodile, and more.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$174.00
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$174.00
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7-Night Private Tour of Sri Lanka

7-Night Private Tour of Sri Lanka

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Experience multiple cities and popular attractions of Sri Lanka during a private 7-night tour with a comprehensive itinerary. Your guide provides insightful commentary at the World Heritage-designated Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Golden Temple of Dambulla, and Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic). Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and Galle Fort, tour a tea plantation, see the UNESCO-listed city of Kandy, and more. Round-trip transportation from Colombo is included.
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  • 8 days
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$1,710.03
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$1,710.03
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Coastal Ride to Galle from Kalutara

Coastal Ride to Galle from Kalutara

Enjoy traveling at your own pace on this private day tour to Galle. Round-trip transportation means you can focus on the scenery along the coast, instead of driving and directions. Highlights include the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, the Galle Fort, and a river safari on the Madu Ganga. Along the way, learn about the area's history and culture through your guide's commentary.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Galle Fort hours of operation: 24/7. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Galle Fort tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Galle Fort can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 537 Galle Fort tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Galle Fort 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Galle Fort costs USD 5.34. Guided Galle Fort tours start around USD 5.34 per person. See all 537 Galle Fort tickets and tours on Viator.
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